If you are an avid sports fan, you know that artificial grass is an ideal playing surface for all types of athletic fields, from football gridirons to soccer pitches. However, synthetic grass can also be used for commercial and residential landscapes. If you are having a hard time growing and maintaining grass in your yard or want to build place to enjoy some recreational sports on your property, you should consider the benefits of installing artificial grass.
If you have a small lawn and are at your wit's end at how to improve the condition of damaged grass with brown spots, rampant weeds or problem soil, installing artificial grass can eliminate these issues. Other uses for synthetic grass include:
- Roof gardens
- Poolside areas
- Backyard playgrounds
- Patios and balconies
- Dog runs
If you want to practice your golf game, you can also use artificial grass to build your own mini putting green.
When you are ready to install synthetic turf, you can choose the length of grass strands as well as color, from light green to dark green. You can even select variegated strands for a more realistic look.
Artificial grass can last for several years. Typically, the synthetic turf for athletic fields comes with an eight-year warranty, but products used for landscaping purposes can last longer. Furthermore, regardless of the weather, your synthetic turf will not wilt or die like natural grass during the winter.
Watering a lawn of natural grass to keep it looking healthy will increase your monthly water bill, even if you have a timed sprinkler system. With artificial grass, you do not have to worry about how much it costs to water your yard.
If you live in an area that is prone to drought, it will be easier avoid violating water use restrictions mandated by the local government if you have synthetic turf.
Care and Maintenance
One of the biggest advantages of installing artificial grass is easy maintenance. You will not have to mow the lawn, deal with weeds or worry about diseases and pests. In addition, you can rinse off the grass with water if it becomes dusty or covered in grime.
Artificial grass does get warmer than natural grass, so if you feel that the turf is too hot, simply spray it with water to cool it down. You can also add a thin layer of silica sand to help keep the temperature of the artificial grass down.
In addition, with synthetic grass, you do not have to worry about the right times to plant grass seeds or seasonal changes that can affect the lushness of your lawn.