As you design your outdoor landscape, consider installing synthetic turf. Artificial turf has many advantages over living, natural turf.
Enjoy the Natural Beauty of Grass
Modern turf is manufactured to look as good as the real thing. Many turfs have alternating blade heights and mixtures of different shades of green to realistically imitate the varied appearance that natural grass has. They are soft and flexible like grass, and are durable and shock absorbent.
Significantly Reduce Your Need for Water
With synthetic turf, water is not necessary. There is no need for costly sprinkler systems, hoses, sprayers, and other irrigation equipment. Your water bill will not increase over the summer months while you are attempting to keep your grass green in the blinding heat. If you live in an area that is prone to drought and water restrictions, this factor can be especially valuable. You might not like the rocky xeriscape landscapes that are imposed in such areas. With this turf, you will still be able to appreciate a lush green lawn, even in harsh conditions and while you are enduring water rations.
Maintain Your Lawn Easily
There is zero growth. You will never need to mow the lawn or hire someone to do it for you. Weeds you hate, like dandelions and crabgrass, will find it difficult to penetrate the turf. Insects likely will not infest your lawn. The color of your lawn will remain continuous through rainy seasons and droughts. From season to season throughout the year, the turf will stay green and lush and neatly manicured. Your lawn will not be patchy or plagued by brown and yellow spots. Urine spots from your pets will not destroy your grass. Areas plagued by too much sun or too much shade will no longer be a problem.
Make Your Lawn Safer for Children and Pets
You will not need to treat your turf with chemical pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers to keep it weed and insect free or to keep its lush appearance. This makes it safer for your family, your pets, and the environment. It can stand up to heavy use, such as athletic activities and heavy foot traffic. Some brands claim to last as long as fifteen or twenty years.
Reduce Your Costs by Making the Investment
Artificial turf would more than pay its installation cost. The turf can be expensive, considering the fact that the cost of the turf itself ranges from two to six dollars per square foot. After all the costs incurred with installation, it can cost up to fourteen dollars a square foot. Consider this expense an investment that will reduce your spending in the long run. For example, you would no longer need to buy fertilizers and other additives, weed killers, gasoline for mowers and trimmers, or new seed for patchy areas or annual regrowth. Keep in mind the value of your time when it comes to yard work, especially in rainy areas where you need to mow frequently.