1. Superior Looking Than Real Grass
No matter how much of a green thumb you are, at some point, there will be unsightly dead or bare spots in your lawn because you can’t control how dry and hot it’s going to be. Artificial grass really looks like lush, green grass and will never dry out. The color won’t fade because built-in UV inhibitors prevent sun damage.
2. Enjoy Using a More Durable Yard
All that reseeding, plowing, watering, weeding, spraying, mowing you have to do to maintain natural grass can be spent actually enjoying your yard, since there is virtually no upkeep required for artificial grass. Imagine all the fun and relaxation you can have with your friends and family with all that free time. You also won’t have to worry about tracking muddy footprints into the house, so go ahead and let loose.
3. Better For Sports and Active Play
Because artificial grass is more resilient than real grass, you don’t have to worry about wrecking the lawn when you’re throwing the football around or chasing the kids. Fake grass won’t tear and form slippery muddy patches, so you’re less likely to slip and fall while you’re playing. Since there’s a shock-absorbent cushion underneath artificial grass, you are less likely to suffer sprains and related foot, knee, and leg injuries.
4. Artificial Grass Benefits Your Pets
Pet waste is hard to remove from unmowed, natural grass. When you have artificial grass, you can easily pick up the waste, hose that area off, and you have a clean lawn again.
If you have a dog who likes to dig, you can put in extra border stakes and/or a subsurface border around the perimeter as extra protection, but good artificial grass is difficult to rip or ruin.
5. Safer For Your Health
The pesticides you have to spray on natural grass for maintenance contain chemicals that have been proven to be hazardous to human and animal health – some of which are known carcinogens. With real grass, you are making direct contact with these toxic substances, possibly touching your lips, nose, and eyes with the residue on your fingers. With artificial grass, you don’t have to worry about poisoning yourself.
6. Better For the Air and Your Lungs
Gas-powered lawnmowers and related yard maintenance equipment emit similar greenhouse and noxious gases as automobiles. In fact, the EPA has said that running a gas-powered lawnmower for one hour puts out the equivalent amount of smog precursors as 40 new automobiles running for the same time. You don’t have to breathe in that smelly, dirty air when cutting the grass anymore if you have an artificial lawn.
7. Lowers Water Bill and Water Consumption
A substantial part of your water bill comes from watering your lawn and garden. Since you never have to water artificial grass, you could save as much as 50% on your water usage. Conserving water has never been as important, as countries around the world are experiencing a serious water crisis. If you live in California, you are familiar with regular drought conditions and are constantly reminded not to waste water. Recognizing this, many regions even have rebates for homeowners who make the switch to artificial turf.
8. Improves Your Drinking Water
Fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides don’t just stay on grass. With watering or after the rain, they leech into the soil and water table. Additionally, toxic run-off can contaminate your drinking water. The cost of bottled water adds up – not to mention all the plastic bottles piling up in landfills.
9. Better Ecologically
Companies like Miller’s Synthetic Turf offer artificial grass that is recyclable and with infill material that is eco-friendly.
10. Artificial Grass Benefits Your Pocket Book
Most installations of artificial grass pay for themselves in as little as 3-5 years. You’ll be saving all the money that you would normally spend each year to maintain natural grass. These expenses include fertilizers and pesticides, aeration, and landscaping. As a homeowner, you can expect your ROI in the area of tens of thousands of dollars for average residential properties, and hundreds of thousands of dollars for large installations, such as sports fields.
Many regions have started fining residents for over watering their lawns or watering at the wrong times. With artificial grass, you don’t have to worry about inconvenient and convoluted watering schedules – or the fines that come with breaching them.
Good artificial turf will also last for decades, meaning that when your kid comes home from college, you will still be enjoying the lawn you installed when he or she was a toddler.
11. Can Increase Your Property Value
There is no question that properties with good looking yards sell for more than places with unkempt or mediocre yards. The fact that you have enhanced your property in a way that has resulted in long-term savings is something that will be important to real estate agents and buyers alike.
12. Better Recreational Possibilities
You can turn your yard into a putting green or bocce ball court, keeping you and your friends entertained for years to come. These sports are also an excellent way to stay physically active and improve your game. As a bonus, you can enjoy these activities without having to pay green or court fees.
13. Better For the Economy and Better Value
Companies like Miller’s Synthetic Turf only install artificial grass products that are made in the U.S.A., keeping money in the American economy. Using trusted, American made products ensures high quality as opposed to cheap, shoddily made items produced by foreign manufacturers.
The Benefits of Artificial Grass Are Hard to Beat!
Switching from natural to artificial grass is a win-win situation for you, your finances, and the environment. Contact us today to find out how you can start benefiting from an artificial lawn.