Synthetic grass has come a long way since its early years. First gaining significant commercial attention during the 1960s, synthetic grass has become much more realistic, hardy, and low maintenance than its predecessors, to name only a few advancements. On top of these advancements, there are many other reasons you should seriously consider installing synthetic grass. So, what are some of these reasons?
Synthetic Grass is Environmentally Friendly
Though living grass is a naturally occurring organism, any owner can tell you about the masses of unnatural chemicals, such as herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers, they must use to keep their lawns healthy, not to mention the water consumption. Synthetic grass requires none of these environmentally unfriendly chemicals, or any watering. On top of this, synthetic grass is often made using recycled materials, such as tyres, and requires no use of energy hungry engines like that of lawn mowers and trimmers.
Synthetic Grass is Cheaper
Though natural grass may cost less to initially install than synthetic grass, over a long term period, synthetic grass is certainly lower-cost. Not only will you save money by not buying fertilisers and other chemicals, but you will also save significantly by not having to water a living lawn. Also, it is likely that your property price will be increased by installing synthetic grass.
Synthetic Grass is Essentially Maintenance Free
Your average homeowner will spend hours a month mowing, weeding, watering, and chemically treating their lawn, only to have it brown and die under the summer sun. Synthetic grass requires none of these maintenance practices, usually only needing a water rinse every now and then. Also, synthetic grass is very hardy, now very frequently being used in sports stadiums, and only rarely attracts the attention of pets with a tendency to dig, if ever.
Synthetic Grass can be Healthier
Though it may seem counterintuitive, synthetic grass can actually be a lot healthier than its living competitor, in a variety of ways. Grass allergies are one of the most common causes of seasonal allergies, so removing living grass from your immediate vicinity can greatly decrease your or your family members' allergy problems. In addition, synthetic grass is tested using very high standards when it comes to its toxicity, making it a much healthier alternative when compared to living lawns, drenched with toxic herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers. Also, synthetic grass is often non-slip and always soft on feet and other body parts of clumsy children. General household cleanliness can also be greatly improved by installing synthetic grass, as the chances of microbe-filled dirt being tracked inside by people or pets is greatly reduced.
Synthetic Grass is Aesthetically Pleasing
Synthetic grass will never become dry, dead, or patchy, and will always be green and lush in appearance. It will also never struggle to grow in the all too common shade of suburbia, a problem many lawn-owners suffer with. In addition, during the first stages of installing synthetic grass you will likely be faced with many personalization options, so you'll often be able to choose between different colour, density, and blade shape options to suit your home.
With synthetic grass being more popular now than ever, it has lead to greater product quality, affordability, and accessibility, on top of all the other mentioned benefits. If you've ever considered installing synthetic grass, it should be clear that there is no better time to act than now.