Homeowners all want their lawn to look pristine, but to get it to look its best requires hours of feeding, cutting, and landscaping. Who has the time to devote to making sure that the “Green, Green Grass of Home” looks terrific, given all the things that need to be looked after once the weather heats up?
Thankfully, another option is available. Consider replacing your lawn with artificial turf. It’s a high-tech choice that’s becoming more popular. Here’s a list of five reasons why.
1. It saves money on outdoor chores
This low-maintenance product doesn’t need to be mowed. You won’t be spending time dealing with bagging or mulch clippings. Ditto for seeding and fertilizing the lawn. All the time and energy you would have spent on these chores can be devoted to something you enjoy.
2. You cut down on the use of chemicals
If you don’t need to fertilize your lawn, you don’t need to invest in chemical products to kill weeds and insects. This makes artificial grass a more environmentally friendly choice, especially if you have young children or pets in your home.
3. You’ll save money on your water bill
Switching to an artificial product means you won’t have to spend money watering your lawn. Your water bill will be lower, and you’ll see the benefit in your wallet.
4. Realistic products are available
Artificial grass doesn’t look like Astroturf anymore. It has a very realistic quality nowadays. With advances in technology, there are options on the market you would have to examine very closely before you would realize they’re not the real thing.
If you’re going to invest in fake grass for your home, you’ll want to do your homework and consider your options carefully.
5. Some municipalities offer incentives to switch
Residents of Orange County and other areas can receive incentives of $1.00 or more per square foot for turf removal, if your project qualifies. The goal is to reduce water usage by switching property owners to an artificial product.
Artificial grass does use some water, admittedly. You would need to hose it down occasionally to keep it clean. But that’s not nearly the same level of water consumption that would be required if you had to keep a live lawn regularly moistened.
If you want a great-looking lawn but don’t want to deal with the hassle of cutting, fertilizing, and watering it, consider an artificial one. This is the thoroughly modern approach to lawn care, and it may well save you money in the long run.