On average, we use about 320 gallons of water a day. A whopping 96 gallons of which we use for outdoor purposes. What's even worse is that 50% of those 96 gallons go to waste, such as sprinklers hitting sidewalks or over-saturating a single area.
That's why many people turn towards turfing lawns as a solution to this problem. The resulting synthetic yard needs no water at all. A quick rinse once in a while, but that's all.
Not only do synthetic lawns save you a lot in water usage, but they have many other benefits, too. Keep reading to learn more!
1. Cost-Effective Investment
We've already mentioned how switching the synthetic turf saves on water usage, which in turn saves you money on your water bill. This alone makes them a great investment for any home.
On top of that, however, artificial grass cuts down on all of the costs of maintaining a regular lawn. This includes equipment like a lawnmower or a weed whacker and all of the upkeep those machines require. Plus other general maintenance costs, like fertilizer or sprinkler repairs.
It's a long-term solution to a whole host of problems. One of the best ways to invest in a synthetic lawn is to divide up the lawn into sections and tackle each section one at a time. This way, you'll build up your investment in smaller and more manageable increments.
The best part is that your new lawn pays for itself within a couple of years.
2. Rid Your Home of Pests
Along with natural grass comes bugs, pests, and other creepy critters. They love to burrow into the rich soil and, sooner or later, find their way into your home.
When your lawn has only synthetic turf, these bugs have no desire to live there anymore. They'll seek out other places instead of lurking about in your lawn.
It's almost as if you've built yourself an artificial bug-repellent moat around your house. If you have children or hate bugs with a passion, this makes the synthetic option even more appealing.
3. Little to No Maintenance
Artificial grass doesn't grow. It also keeps weeds from growing and ruining your home's aesthetic.
This means you'll never need to mow the lawn again. You'll never need to pull out the weed whacker to trim away unwanted plants. No need for sprinklers or expensive fertilizer to keep the lawn looking beautiful.
Unlike natural grass, synthetic lawn is durable and long-lasting. Instead of needing to re-turf your lawn every other year or so with fresh grass, you'll have a lawn that maintains itself for many years to come. It frees up a lot more time in your busy schedule to have fun and relax.
A simple rinse off with a hose every once in a while is all it takes to keep this type of lawn looking picture perfect.
4. No Need for Chemicals
With no maintenance means there's no need for chemicals, either. Pesticides and fertilizers have the potential to be harmful. There are harsh chemicals found in these tools and sometimes it's hard to control the level of the toxicity.
This is even more worrisome if you have children or pets who love to play out in the yard.
But with an artificial yard, there's no danger at all. Those chemicals are not necessary, which means your children and your pets are free to play without worry.
5. The Entire Yard Stays Vibrant Green
If there's anything in your yard that casts a shadow, chances are good that your natural grass goes brown after a while. Even without a shadow, grass tends to grow however it wants. This means, even with your constant attention and care, the grass grows in uneven or discolored patches.
This is not the look most of us want for our yard. We all dream of that beautiful lawn that looks like it's straight out of a magazine.
With synthetic turf, this ideal is possible. In fact, it's an easy dream to achieve when you use artificial grass instead of unpredictable natural grass.
Through the worst droughts or coldest winters, synthetic turf continues to look vibrant and beautiful. Never again worry about the state of your yard.
6. Never Deal With Grass Stains or Puddles Again
Children and pets love to drag in lots of mud and grass stains after a long play session outdoors. Plenty of unwanted stains on your floor and their clothes.
The worst part is that these stains are not only a nuisance, but they're also difficult to clean up. It takes a lot of effort to get that stubborn green out of clothes. Sometimes, it's not possible to ever clean all the way.
This is another way that synthetic lawns come to the rescue.
The artificial grass never stains anything, whether it be clothes, paws, or shoes. Everyone can play outside without needing to worry about the aftermath.
Eliminating puddles is another way synthetic turf helps out. Before installation, the lawn goes through a process that levels out any tiny dips or hills on the lawn. With this, you'll have an even lawn that doesn't collect water in odd places.
This process also helps keep children from tripping or getting their foot caught as they run around the yard.
7. Help the Environment
Artificial lawns do a lot to help the environment. It's more than cutting back on unnecessary water waste.
They also help keep harmful fumes from getting into the atmosphere by eliminating the need for lawnmowers and weed whackers. These machines produce a lot of air pollution that adds up over the years.
By switching over to an artificial lawn, you're not only helping out your own life, but also the lives of everyone else around you.
Keep Your Home Looking Beautiful All Year Long With Turfing Lawns
As you can see, turfing lawns comes with a whole list of different benefits. Sometimes going with a synthetic option is far better than sticking with the traditional.
The best part about these kinds of lawns is the fact that they look like genuine grass. You'll reap all of the benefits of having a synthetic lawn without it ever looking fake.
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