Fake It With Artificial Grass

Fake It With Artificial Grass

Homeowners spend 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 Greener Today’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 grass and some even have a thatch layer to give it a more realistic look.  

Sick of Maintenance
Homeowners 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 Costs
While installing artificial grass 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
While a 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 comparisons.    

Lisa Cardillo is a real estate agent with JP and Associates REALTORS, she specializes in residential real estate in Collin and Rockwall counties as well as the surrounding communities.  Want a faster sale at a higher price?  Let my education, experience and advanced marketing techniques benefit you on the sale of your home.   Looking at buying or selling real estate?  Call or text me anytime!  214-727-3366    

Keyword/Tag: artificial grass   Links: Varietals of grass http://www.turfinet.com/turf-products/types-of-artificial-turf/   Constant use of pesticides http://npic.orst.edu/health/child.html   Installing artificial grass http://systempavers.com/spturf/installing-synthetic-grass.aspx        


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