Homeowners who are sick of excessive lawn care procedures may be debating installing artificial turf in their yard. This choice is a smart one for many people, especially those who want a lawn that they don’t have to fuss over. The following benefits are among the best reasons to install artificial grass.
Minimal Lawn Care Needs
Anyone who wants an attractive lawn typically has to spend several hours each month mowing and edging. In addition, these individuals also need to spend time getting rid of weeds, fertilizing, watering, aeration, and seeding to fill in dead/dying or thinning patches. All of these hours can really add up and can eat into a person’s comfort time. And while some people enjoy this kind of work, others will wish that they didn’t have to spend half their summer maintaining their lawn.
All of this annoying and constant work will disappear after your artificial lawn is installed. Simply put, artificial grass does not grow and maintains the same length and appearance for years. While homeowners will need to occasionally inspect their artificial lawn and perform very simple maintenance, these maintenance procedures are rarer, easier to do, and far less time consuming.
Save Water and Money
It’s an age-old adage that time equals money. So, when considering all of the time saved on reduced maintenance on an artificial lawn, one could conclude it is also a savings in money. However, the savings definitely doesn’t stop there.
In Southern California, water is a precious commodity that is especially expensive, but also especially crucial to maintaining an attractive lawn. The hot summers and dry climate mean that more water is required to keep a lawn looking green and healthy. This can get very expensive, as many homeowners can attest. It can also be environmentally irresponsible during periods of drought. The solution? You guessed it! Synthetic grass requires zero watering and will stay green and lush all year round.
Safe for Kids and Pets
Grass lawns provide pests and children with a fun place to play during warm weather. However, pets can make it hard to maintain a natural lawn by digging it up and urinating on it, leaving brown and dead spots. And some children are allergic to grass and some pets can get sick by eating it. However, artificial grass is also hypoallergenic and non-toxic, so allergies are no longer a concern.
Furthermore, real grass lawns may be problematic for children and pets if homeowners utilize yard treatments. Weed killers, fertilizers, and various forms of chemical pesticides may be dangerous for children and pets, even after these products have been in place for a long time. Thankfully, artificial turf prevents this problem by making all of these chemical treatments unnecessary. As a result, children and pets can run and play in a yard without the risk of exposure to harmful chemicals.
Lastly, children and pets can fall on an artificial lawn as they would a real lawn since it offers similar cushion. And for areas where safety is of greater concern, such as a playground installations, a padded base can be installed beneath the grass to greatly lessen the likelihood of injuries.
Decreases in Bug Infestations
Grass attracts various types of insects and bugs, such as ants, earwigs, crickets, grasshoppers, ladybugs, fleas, and spiders. These pests may then decide to move into a person’s home to seek out food or better shelter. Even if they don’t, having a plethora of these pests in the yard can prove an annoyance.
Thankfully, artificial turf minimizes this type of insect invasion for a multitude of reasons. First of all, the grass won’t get long enough to provide a secure hiding place for most bugs. Secondly, insects can’t eat artificial grass, which will make the turf less appealing. Thirdly, the soil isn’t exposed which makes it harder for pests to burrow in the ground beneath. So, while artificial turf may have a few pests on it from time to time, the infestation will be much less severe.
Diverse Style Opportunities
Artificial turf is unique because it comes in many different styles and looks, from a variety of manufacturers. For example, fake grass comes in a range of colors, including very light to dark greens and even brown/green mix to simulate the imperfectly brown and green tone of a natural California lawn. Some styles have green blades, but include brown thatch to fill it in and add contrast. These options let a homeowner create a lawn that suits the design of their home and landscape, as well as their own personal taste.
Artificial grass also comes in many different lengths, thickness and shapes to emulate different types of grass and for varied practical applications. These choices give the homeowner options that suit varied needs and budgets, no matter the style of their home.
Worth the Investment
Artificial turf installation is not a complex process, but there are several critical steps involved that require skill and expertise to be done properly if a homeowner wants to avoid costly issues arising in the future. We at Ecoworkz have developed our own unique installation process, developed over years of experience. So if you’re interested in a high-quality artificial lawn and need help, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Ecoworkz Inc. right away to get a free consult and estimate. We will consult with you to select the right materials and design, so you can have the lawn your yard and family deserves. We also offer very competitive pricing and excellent financing options. Artificial grass is definitely an investment, but when you weigh all of the benefits and long-term savings, it’s most certainly an investment well worth it!