The grass isn’t always greener on the other side – except when it is. As is the case when your neighbor’s lawn is covered in artificial grass.
Picture this: While the dry, hot summer days continue to brown your lawn, you fail to bring it back to life with frequent watering sessions. As you shake your head in dismay, you hear faint laughter from beyond. It’s your neighbor, Ted. You decide to peek over the fence (Home Improvement style), which only adds to your frustration, as Ted and his sons are enjoying a game of catch on their perfectly green artificial grass.
While this exact scenario probably doesn’t apply to you, you’re likely here to discover the benefits of artificial grass. We’re here to make that happen. Find out below how an artificial grass lawn reduces maintenance time, lowers your water bill and lessens your environmental impact.
The Benefits of an Artificial Grass Lawn
1. Less Lawn Maintenance
Do you really want to spend your Saturdays maintaining your lawn? As any homeowner knows, lawn care takes a lot of time, not to mention the toll it can take on your body. Artificial grass eliminates a lot of the usual lawn upkeep and frees up time that you wouldn’t have otherwise. This sentiment is echoed by Chad Vander Veen of Purchase Green, a company that installs artificial grass for a variety of purposes.
“Purchase Green customers want to spend more time enjoying their outdoor spaces. Lawn maintenance takes up a lot of time. Most of us wish there were more hours in the day and lawn maintenance means hours each weekend mowing, edging, fertilizing and adding pesticides. With artificial grass there is almost no maintenance.”
Chad Vander Veen | Purchase Green
The installation process is by far the biggest task for any potential artificial grass owner. While it’s not complicated, it is labor-intensive whether you choose a professional installer or go the DIY route. Installing artificial grass is a multi-step process designed to fit your existing lawn, create proper drainage, reduce odor and maintain the overall quality of the grass. Once complete, your Saturdays can be spent enjoying your outdoor space rather than maintaining it.
2. Save Money Over Time
While there are certainly upfront costs with installing artificial grass, it can save you on many of the lawn care expenses that rack up year after year. Imagine never having to buy another lawn mower or bag of fertilizer. Depending on the size and shape of your yard, the long-term savings could be significant.
Artificial grass is also a great way to lower your water bill, especially in drought-prone areas. Plus, you can easily get that green color you so desperately desire without having to unravel the hose or turning on the sprinklers.
3. Reduce Environmental Impact
While reducing your water use is great for your personal finances, it’s also helpful for the environment. Artificial grass lawns typically last 15-20 years, as some companies offer a lifetime warranty, so the amount of water you can save is significant. As droughts bring about more water restrictions, synthetic grass is a great way to do your part in conserving.
“An artificial grass lawn not only helps reduce water use, it also cuts down on greenhouse gas emissions from maintenance equipment and minimizes the amount of chemicals in lawns. Even though it’s an artificial product, Purchase Green artificial grass helps make a positive impact on the environment.”
Chad Vander Veen | Purchase Green
So Why Should You Choose Artificial Grass?
Other than the artificial grass benefits listed above, many homeowners choose to switch because of its look and feel. It holds its beautiful green color, feels great to run your hands and feet through and even makes it easy to clean up after your pet. Plus, pairing natural drought-tolerant plants and shrubs with your new synthetic lawn will further reduce your environmental impact, save you more money and reduce the time you spend maintaining your outdoor space. It doesn’t get more real than that.