Artificial grass has greatly risen in popularity in the past decade and it is not that surprising because of the costs and demands associated with maintaining natural grass. Now, artificial grass is not only becoming more popular because of lower long-term costs but because it places less stress on the environment as it needs minimal maintenance.
Many industrial buildings and public places have now turned to artificial grass – and for good reasons. If you’ve ever thought about switching your backyard or garden over to artificial grass, here are some advantages to consider.
No more mowing
With synthetic grass fixtures, you won’t need to invest on a lawnmower in order to trim and maintain your space. Of course, you won’t need to hire lawn mowers or any lawn mowing services either. Save for any repairs and regular checks, there is no need for upkeep at all for artificial grass. As an additional bonus, you also save money as you would no longer have to purchase fertilisers. For those with little time on their hands, these factors can make a big difference.
Greatly lower your water usage
In areas with water rates, the prices are rising, but even if they weren’t, reducing water usage is a positive way to make your home and property more environmentally sustainable. You use much more water on your yard and garden than you think. Most households use more than half of their water supply on watering their lawns and it’s even worse in drought-affected areas (or during summer) as it is an extra burden on dwindling water resources.
Have a beautiful garden that needs no attention
Many people don’t just stop at getting synthetic grass, they also design the rest of their garden or yard to ensure that they will need very little water or maintenance. This practice is called xeriscaping, which includes incorporating elements such as moisture-retaining mulch, reducing turf areas and using plants that rarely require watering. Once you have your artificial grass turf in place, if you want to keep having a garden, xeriscaping is definitely one alternative to pursue without increasing the use of resources.
If you’re not the gardening type, a simple way to make your yard more aesthetically pleasing is to match the colour of your selected turf to the colour scheme of your home. Many land designers offer consulting services so you can select the best colour and style turf that best suits your home.
You might be eligible for a rebate
In certain areas, there are government-implemented rebates for artificial grass schemes and you might be able to claim a rebate to save with some of the fees. Synthetic grass on principle seems expensive initially, but the costs are mainly related to purchasing the actual turf and having it installed properly. Most turfs come with up to ten years warranty so once it’s all fixed, all you need to relax and sit back.
Have you thought about installing synthetic grass turfs onto your backyard? It takes a little saving and organization but most of the hassle only comes at the initial stages of installation. In the long run, you’re doing yourself a big favor and the environment an even bigger one.