The Many Advantages of Artificial Grass
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An ideal way to avoid the hassles of caring for natural grass is to switch to artificial grass. The market for fake grass is growing rapidly as more and more people realize the many benefits that this type of grass offers over its natural counterpart.
Thanks to a combination of factors including superior manufacturing techniques and growing awareness of long term economic and environmental benefits, there are more uses of artificial grass today than ever before. Originally it was only meant for large sports facilities but now you can find it in many residential properties. Fake grass can convert your backyard into an instant garden. The following are just a few benefits of installing artificial grass:
Easy maintenance: In today’s fast paced, hectic environment, time has become very precious. Mowing a normal size lawn can take two to three hours out of your week. Artificial grass doesn’t require mowing, fertilizing or watering. In fact, maintaining fake grass only requires a few hours per year, making it a very attractive option for those who don’t have time to look after their garden.
Great for heavy usage areas: With artificial grass, you no longer have to deal with muddy slippery areas, muddy shoes and muddy pet’s paws. Also, you don’t need to replace dead patches of grass. For sports facilities, it means that pitches can be used more frequently, avoiding unwanted interruption from overuse or bad weather.
Ideal for pets and children: Artificial grass is pet and child friendly and easily washable with a mild detergent and warm water in case of accidents. Dogs can roll and run around and children can continue playing ball games without turning the lawn into a mudbath. Artificial lawns offer a clean and safe surface for both kids and pets to play on.
Environmental advantages: The obvious environmental benefits are that artificial grass doesn’t require watering, mowing or treating with pesticides. It just requires pollution free, minimum maintenance that involves brushing the pile and cleaning off any leaves or twigs. Once installed, fake grass has a porous backing allowing rainwater to run through. This enables artificial grass to dry much quicker than natural grass.
Visually appealing: Artificial grass will look pleasing to the eye regardless of the time of year. It will appear as a superbly maintained and groomed surface with minimum effort. Once installed, fake grass will significantly change the appearance of your property and immediately increase its value. Practical and great solution especially if you plan to sell your property.
For those looking to buy artificial grass, there are numerous different kinds of these grasses available nowadays, ranging from the economical plain green outdoor lawns to luxury thick pile grass coverings which even offer a beige thatch effect that makes them look very realistic. The options are endless and you shouldn’t worry too much about the installation process. If you want to lay fake grass in a large space, you will find plenty of professional landscape gardeners who can assist you with the groundwork.