hundreds of dollars every summer striving to grow healthy grass and keep it
green. If you’re sick of trying to maintain a manicured lawn, then you can go
green another way. Install artificial turf.
The Grass is Always GreenerToday’s
artificial grass is made out of polypropolene, nylon, or polyetholene threads that
are sewn into a mesh backing that allows for water drainage. This is then
usually laid on top of compacted gravel and tied down at the perimeter. Modern
artificial lawns can mimic many varietals of
and some even have a thatch layer to give it a more realistic look. Sick of MaintenanceHomeowners have
many reasons for wanting to be free of their demanding lawns, such as high
summer water bills and the constant use of pesticides. With a fake
lawn, you won’t have to water, which is especially good for high-heat areas,
you won’t have to mow and you can quit worrying about how the weather will
affect it. Considering the CostsWhile installing
can cost a bit up front, it’ll be maintenance free for the next 15 to 20 years.
You won’t have to worry about water bills, purchasing grass seed, buying
fertilizer or getting gas for the lawnmower, which can add up to a couple
hundred of dollars every year. Potential Drawbacks
maintenance-free yard does have some appeal, there are a few drawbacks to take
into consideration. Fake lawns don’t absorb pet waste, so you have to hose them
off regularly. They can also heat up in direct sunlight. Planting shade trees
will help with this issue. And, artificial lawns cannot be recycled, which is
an issue that the industry is looking to remedy.
Saving water and
reducing the use of pesticides is great for the environment.
However, you have
to like the look of artificial grass and make sure you’re ready for the
investment. If you’ve been considering going green by switching to year-round
green grass, talk with a local installer for grass options and cost
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