Every property owner has to decide what type of lawn they need to install on their property to improve not only the functionality of outdoor spaces, but also add to the aesthetic value of the property. Property owners can choose to install either a natural lawn or an artificial lawn. Each has its own benefits. However, the latter has more benefits, which makes it the best option.
Below are some of the benefits of artificial grass:
1. Zero Maintenance
The main disadvantage of natural lawns is that they require frequent watering, weeding, mowing, addition of fertilizers, use of pesticides and herbicides. This means they are costly and inconvenient to have. Artificial lawns, on the other hand, do not grow, and weeds cannot grow on the turf, so they require zero maintenance. In the long run, they are not only the most affordable option, but also the most convenient.
Most types of artificial grass come with a 10-year warranty and can last well-over 20 years, depending on traffic. This means that you would only need to replace it once every generation. With natural grass, you have to renovate the lawn every 3 to 5 years, which can be incredibly costly.
3. Safe for Kids
Natural lawns make great habitats for dangerous insects and rodents, especially when poorly maintained. They also contain a lot of chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers, which are not safe for kids and pets. The good news is that artificial grass looks and feels just as great as natural grass, but does not contain any of the above-mentioned chemicals which can irritate the skin and eyes of your kids. That said, artificial grass is great for kids to play on.
4. It Looks Great Always
When natural grass is left unattended, the grass will either overgrow and make your home look like a rundown property, or wither off and dry due to lack of water. Secondly, the changes in the seasons can affect how the grass looks. In places that experience extreme winter, snow will kill all the grass in the lawn. Fortunately, artificial grass is not affected by the elements, which means your lawn will look great all year round.
5. Great for the Environment
Artificial grass is great for the environment in a number of ways. First, there is no need of irrigation, which means it saves water. Secondly, no chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and fuel for lawn mowers is needed to maintain the lawn, which is great news for rivers and lakes as well as marine life, which are usually affected when rainwater washes away these chemicals to local rivers and lakes.