It’s the picture-perfect ideal: a perfectly manicured and vibrant green lawn that is free of brown spots or any imperfections. As is the case with most aesthetic ideals, this type of perfect-looking lawn comes at a cost which typically includes spending entire weekends fertilizing, watering, mowing, and trimming your grass.
But what if you could achieve the perfect lawn without the time and effort that goes into lawn maintenance, as well as avoid the need for potentially harmful pesticides and chemicals and excessive water usage? This can be possible thanks to the development of artificial turf for private lawns and yards. Artificial turf has become increasingly popular over the past several years to achieve a low-maintenance and flawless-looking lawn. Read on to learn more about artificial grass, as well as the benefits and potential downsides for you to consider as you explore the various options available for your property.
What is Artificial Grass?
Artificial grass is a material that is made of human-made fibers that take on the look of real grass. The artificial grass blades are a vibrant green and are available in a variety of pile heights. The synthetic grass is created using the same process that carpets are constructed; beginning with solid backing and then the ‘grass’ blades are machine stitched in place. With the complex technology that is available today, synthetic grass has made great strides toward a realistic appearance.
Artificial grass was first developed for use in sports fields and stadiums more than 50 years ago. Since then, it has become an increasingly popular choice for commercial and residential grounds.
What are the Benefits of Artificial Grass?
There are many benefits to installing synthetic grass in your yard. These include:
Low Maintenance – This is one of the most notable benefits of synthetic grass, as it eliminates the need for watering, mowing, edging, fertilizing, and weeding. It also does not require sunlight to maintain its vibrant colour and lively appearance.
Always Looks Perfect – When it comes to artificial grass, you don’t need to worry about the appearance of blemishes, brown spots, dead grass, weeds, or other possible imperfections. Your lawn will always look perfect, regardless of the weather or other factors that can have negative impacts on natural grass.
Allergy Relief – If you or a loved one suffers from allergies related to natural grass and/or weeds, synthetic grass can be a great option. By removing natural grass in your yard, you are also eliminating allergens that can make enjoying your time outdoors difficult.
Longevity – Another perk of installing artificial turf is its longevity. With average use and proper maintenance, you can expect to enjoy your artificial grass for at least 20 years, making it a worthwhile investment.
Environmentally Friendly – One of the other amazing benefits of artificial turf is that it eliminates the need for heavy water use as well as pesticides and other harmful chemicals, all of which can have a negative effect on the environment.
What are the Potential Downsides to Artificial Grass?
It’s an Investment – Installing synthetic grass can be a relatively expensive process, especially when you are working with high-quality turf and experienced installation technicians. While the cost is typically higher than the cost to install natural grass, it is a sound investment as you can expect to enjoy your grass for 20 years or more. You also won’t be spending on additional water, fertilizer, pesticides, or maintenance.
It’s Too Low Maintenance – This may seem silly, but some keen gardeners and landscapers actually enjoy caring for and maintaining their gardens and natural grass lawns. They take great pride in their work and results, so for them, artificial grass may not be a good option. Some people also may miss the ‘freshly-cut grass’ smell, which synthetic grass does not produce.
A Longer Installation Process – Synthetic grass usually requires more time to be installed properly compared to natural grass because of the process that is required to properly fit it.
Enjoy the Many Benefits of Artificial Grass for Yourself
It is clear that the benefits of synthetic grass dramatically outweigh the potential downsides. Overall, it is a durable, low-maintenance, long-lasting, and cost-effective option that provides you with a green, vibrant outdoor space that you can enjoy year-round.
Contact Mountview Services today to learn more about the incredible benefits of synthetic grass or to request a quote. We look forward to hearing from you!