Cleaning Up Your Own Backyard

Advantages Of Artificial Grass

by Warren Garcia

Turf, otherwise known as artificial grass, is a unique landscaping material that gives your yard and garden the appearance of lush and flourishing grass, but is actually made out of plastic and other synthetic materials. The unique material characteristics of artificial grass give it a distinctive set of advantages when compared to real grass. Understanding what artificial grass has to offer your lawn can help you decide whether or not artificial grass is the right fit to discuss with your landscaping designers.

Durability: Artificial grass is ideal for homeowners with small children, as it is much more durable than its real counterpart. This means that you can perform all sorts of outdoor activities, including sports and parties, without having to worry about your grass getting torn up. Further, for pet owners, artificial grass is able to withstand exposure to urine and feces without browning or otherwise becoming damaged. This allows for easier cleanup without having to worry about the health of your lawn.

Aesthetic Appeal: Despite the fact that the durability of artificial grass will allow for more outdoor activities, the main draw of artificial grass is that it allows you to enjoy a lawn that always looks in complete health and in perfect shape. Similar to the above point, no matter what activities you decide to do on your yard, you will never have ripped up grass, brown patches, or damage that will require careful tending and time to repair.

Lack of Maintenance: Since it doesn't grow, artificial grass also does not require any sort of weeding, mowing, or other common forms of lawn maintenance. This can help save you both time and money in the long run, as you won't have to spend money on yard tools (or professionals to do your maintenance for you), which can help pay for the initial cost of the artificial grass itself.

Allergies: The last, but definitely not least, main advantage associated with artificial grass installation is the fact that it will help reduce the number of allergens in the air. This is because artificial grass will produce no pollen or grass clippings. In fact, artificial grass can actually trap small amounts of allergens in the artificial grass itself, which can slightly improve the air quality in your front yard. This is a serious consideration to take for any homeowners who have a family member with severe spring fever, asthma, or another respiratory condition.