Artificial grass is more popular than ever before. Thanks to advances in development, it looks incredibly authentic — but of course, it’s much easier to care for than the real thing.
In addition to sprucing up your front and back yards, artificial turf is also a wonderful solution when it comes to housebreaking your pets.
What other benefits does artificial grass have to offer?
Read on to find out five of the most popular reasons why so many people love it.
1. IT SAVES YOU UPKEEP COSTS
Did you know that the average professional lawn mowing service can cost up to $80 per visit? If you get your lawn mowed once a week, that’s a staggering cost of $4,160 per year.
Wouldn’t you rather be using that money to take a vacation or buy yourself a fabulous new wardrobe?
We thought so.
Of course, the upkeep cost of artificial grass is next to nothing. Obviously, you won’t need to water it, and most professional installation companies will offer you a warranty. That means that even if something does go wrong with your new grass, you won’t be responsible for covering the cost of fixing it.
Plus, you won’t have to fertilize or mow it, either — which can save you serious money and ensure that pets or children aren’t harmed by potentially dangerous chemicals in the fertilizer.
2. IT’S TOUGH
Especially if you have small children (or just like to host a lot of parties in your backyard) you need grass that can handle all of the paces you put it through.
Interestingly enough, artificial grass is actually much more durable than nature’s version.
This is incredibly helpful when it comes to preserving the look of your lawn (especially if you’re using your grass to make a great impression on clients outside of your office.)
Additionally, if you live in an area that’s prone to storms, you don’t want to have to worry about the look of trampled or damaged grass cramping your style. In addition to being durable, artificial turf also means less mess for you to clean up. Think about it: if there’s no mud and dirt underneath it, that’s far fewer animal paw prints you have to scrub off your kitchen floor.
So, if it’s not impacted by the rain like natural grass, you may be wondering how to keep it clean. This, too, is easy. All you need to do is hose it down, or simply spray it with a natural cleaning product for best results.
3. IT’S BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
We know what you’re thinking: you really expect me to believe that fake grass is better than real grass?
When it comes to your household’s carbon footprint, absolutely.
We’ve already touched on the cost-saving benefits of artificial turf. But those benefits don’t just apply to your wallet. They also help Mother Earth.
Think about it: those lawn maintenance tasks, like mowing the lawn and running your sprinklers for several hours every week? They’re not exactly doing too much to decrease your impact on the environment.
Last time we checked, leaf blowers weren’t great for your neighborhood’s air quality. Plus, your neighbors probably aren’t huge fans of being woken up by the ear-shattering sound of your leaf blower on a Saturday morning.
Additionally, artificial turf is able to be recycled.
Many companies work with indoor and outdoor sports fields to either donate their unused grass or purchase grass that can be made as good as new.
4. IT KEEPS KIDS SAFER WHEN PLAYING
So, your children have been begging you to buy them a swing set for years. This Christmas, you finally gave in.
You and your partner had more arguments than you’d care to admit to while figuring out how to set it up, but in the end, the kids are happy.
However, are they safe?
Lots of parents think that installing smooth pebbles or just relying on the natural grass underneath a children’s swing set will provide adequate cushioning in case of a tumble.
However, the opposite is usually the case. Plus, because of the mud underneath the grass, we’re willing to bet that your children will track in some serious dirt once they’re finished playing for the day.
Luckily, artificial turn provides an excellent cushion, ensuring that your kids are both safe and clean when they frolic in your backyard.
5. IT BOOSTS YOUR HOME’S CURB APPEAL
Thinking of putting your house on the market?
Especially in today’s ultra-competitive real estate market, you know that curb appeal is incredibly important. If your grass is withered, dead, patchy, or just not well-maintained, homeowners aren’t exactly going to come running to your property.
But let’s be real: when you’re trying to find a buyer, tour homes for your family to move into, and job hunt in a new city? Yeah. Mowing and mulching your front lawn isn’t at the top of your priority list.
With artificial grass, it doesn’t have to be.
Your home will look like you’ve constantly freshly mowed your lawn — even if you’re trying to sell your home during the colder months.
Plus, buyers will certainly be drawn to the convenience of moving into a home that will allow them to save both time and money because of artificial turf.
READY TO GET ARTIFICIAL GRASS INSTALLED IN YOUR YARD?
Now that you know just a few of the ways that artificial grass can make your life easier, increase your curb appeal, and save you serious time, how else can you improve the look of your home?
In addition to helping you to install artificial turf, we also offer services for driveway paving and walkway installation.
Get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can take your home and your yard to the next level. Our online booking system makes it easier than ever to schedule your appointment.
We can’t wait for you to experience the benefits we’ve listed here for yourself.