Artificial grass has had a huge boom in recent years, where many people have seen it as a quick and easy alternative to a natural grass lawn. Despite this trend, many people still don’t want to invest in an artificial lawn, thinking that it’ll be seen as a lesser alternative to natural grass. Read through these key advantages of installing an artificial lawn including maintenance savings, pristine quality, and environmental pros – and see whether it’s worth it for you.
Never Need to Cut Your Lawn Again
There’s hardly anyone who loves slaving away for hours over a rusty old lawnmower, only to have to do it all over again the next week. Installing artificial grass takes away all that hassle, leaving you with a perfectly manicured lawn that looks like new.
What’s more, that lawn will look pristine all year round. While natural grass can look dull in winter or scorching in summer, artificial grass will keep its colour no matter what time of year it is. You don’t need to worry about awkward spots of shade or massive piles of leaves killing your grass.
What’s more, no lawn means no other plants you might not want – including any annoying weeds. This means that you don’t need to spend hours slaving away on maintaining your lawn (or getting the kids to do it for you!)
Great for When You can’t Grow Natural Grass
Do you live in an inhospitable area where keeping a lawn perfect is nigh-on impossible? Artificial grass may be your answer. According to this article, with a melting point of 200 degrees, it’s extremely unlikely to melt under normal circumstances. It points out, however, you might just want to put a protective film over reflective surfaces (such a barbecue or window), or the glare can cause the grass to melt or burn.
Are you in an area where water is scarce? Or are you just trying to save money on your water bill? Maybe you’re tired of having to drag a hosepipe around or set up a sprinkler near constantly. Whatever your reason, you might be pleased to learn that artificial grass requires zero watering. In a time where we’re all trying to save the environment, this could be a great place to start. At the very least, it saves you from running through sprinklers trying not to get wet!
Looks Similar to Natural Grass
Artificial grass looks incredibly similar to natural grass, sometimes so much so that it’s impossible to tell the difference without touching it. In fact, the only difference might be that it’s greener and more vibrant than your previous lawn!
Get Rid of All the Mud
As you might expect, no natural grass = no mud. This reason makes artificial grass perfect for sports, where it’s often known as ‘astroturf’. A number of winter sports are often played on astroturf pitches, including soccer and hockey. The artificial surface makes the grass easier to run on, prevents the surface from getting ruined as the game goes on, and stops people from slipping and sliding about. Perhaps most importantly, there’s no more mud to wash off at the end of playtime after the kids (or pets) have been running about!
It Can be Cheaper than You Think
This article lays out the costs for artificial grass installation as compared to natural grass. With no costs for watering, weeding, and fertilising, lawn maintenance is practically reduced to zero. The only difference is in the installation costs. However, once these are removed, artificial lawn can last between 15 to 25 years. If you’re looking at a long-term investment, there’s no denying that artificial lawn is the way to go – and that’s not to consider the amount of time you’re saving as well.