There has been a marked increase in the number of people who are replacing their natural grass lawns with artificial grass. These new lawns look great and require very little or no maintenance at all. There has been a hue and cry from proponents of natural grass, with some claiming that artificial grass chokes the life contained in the soil below. It is time that people actually weighed the benefits and cons of having artificial grass.
A Look at Natural Grass
Natural grass lawns come at a huge cost to the environment. These lawns account for more than 1/3 of the total water used in a home, especially when grown in dry areas. In some states, there is a limitation on the size of the natural grass lawn that you can have due to the scarcity of water. Proponents of natural grass lawns do not consider the fertilizer use which will affect ground water sources.
On the plus side, a nice neat natural grass lawn has quite an emotional feel to it, and not just the aesthetic appeal. You cannot step on smooth, soft, well manicured lawns and not have an emotional reaction to the sensation. So there is a plus side to having natural grass lawns.
A Look at Artificial grass
Artificial grass is also known as the outdoor carpet, and it takes care of all the environmental cost of having a beautiful lawn. You do not need any water and chemical inputs to maintain it. There is an initial expense of putting up the turf, but if it can last for 25 years, then the cost is really low.
Synthetic grass has an aesthetic value that can hardly be matched by natural grass. You can have the grass in any color that you choose. And the applications are vast and varied. You can have synthetic turf indoors while you cannot do that with natural grass.
There are many who say that they have never liked anything fake, but synthetic grass is being loved. The more fake it is, the better the reaction. People have come up with ingenious ways to use synthetic grass in their homes and offices. Those against it say that it can cause burns when exposed to a lot of heat, but this is not the case. Today, people are installing the grass in ways that ensure that it is cool at all times.
On the down side, people say that synthetic turf is a heat absorber and can turn up the temperature of a region if used too much. They claim that it traps heat in the ground. That is yet to be proven, since the turf is permeable, allowing heat to pass through without hindrance.
Basically, synthetic grass is the way of the future. People want their homes to look nice without having to toil daily to maintain lovely gardens and lawns. Call us now and get to know more about the benefits of installing an Artificial grass lawn. You will be amazed at the possibilities available to you.