Benefits of Artificial Glass
Artificial grass has many benefits that are being discovered by homeowners whose number grows every day. Artificial grass can be used by anyone, and looks great in both small and large lawns, backyards and patios. Using artificial grass is a great way to save money, time and water. Water conservation is the most obvious benefit that artificial grass has to offer and it’s the main thing most homeowners consider when deciding to make the switch, especially in California. However, this is not the only advantage that choosing artificial grass has to offer.
1. Aesthetically pleasing
Landscaping is the most important part of having a visually pleasing backyard and lawn. Artificial grass allows you to have a lush and green landscape year-round. In addition to this, you won’t have to deal with some common issues that affect natural lawns, such as annoying brown spots on your otherwise immaculate lawn. Artificial grass also doesn’t attract rodents and other garden pests who dig through the yard and leave behind big mounds of soil ruining the hard work you’ve put into maintaining your yard. Artificial grass will keep its great look both during the hot summer months without turning yellow due to the scorching sun and it won’t get muddy and grey during the cold and rainy seasons.
2. Low Maintenance
In addition to not requiring daily watering, artificial grass is low maintenance in plenty of other ways. A huge one is that it does not need to be regularly mowed to look good, so you will no longer need to sacrifice your Sunday mornings to mowing your lawn. You also won’t need expensive gas-powered tools to keep it in top shape. Another great thing is that it does not need fertilizer or pesticides in order to thrive, saving both your time and your bank account. All it takes is a quick weekly sweeping and your artificial grass will continue to look as good as new with little to no effort on your part. Also, replacing your artificial lawn is much faster and easier than replacing sod or seed lawns.
Water conservation may be the most obvious benefit of artificial grass, but it’s not the only way in which it’s eco-friendly. Since is doesn’t require maintenance, you’re also not going to be using gas or electricity on various upkeep tools. Natural lawns, both sod and seed, need to be protected from pests using different types of pesticides and other toxic chemicals. These chemicals can be dangerous for both young children and household pets, who oftentimes come in contact with them. Additionally, residue from these chemicals can seep into the groundwater and even contaminate runoff water systems leading to a negative impact on the environment.
Another eco-friendly advantage of artificial grass is that if it’s nearing the end of its life, it can easily be recycled and reused in other ways. A popular choice is using the grass to create soft spots in your backyard to serve as pet play areas.