The grass is always greener on the other side … and at this point, it’s probably luscious artificial turf.
Perhaps this has also inspired you to make over the pool area as well as prompting you to recently move the trampoline to make your backyard more appealing, but now there’s a large brown patch where it used to be. There is also evidence, in the form of chunks of missing lawn, that demonstrates the kid’s love of soccer and your dog’s love of burying bones. To add to that there’s been a heatwave, the sprinklers are on the blink and the lawn is drier than the Sahara.
What should you do? Artificial grass can be your answer to all of these issues and more. Read on to find out the top benefits of using artificial grass.
1. Beautifully Manicured Gardens All Year Round
Keeping your garden looking healthy, green and well cared for takes a lot of time and effort. There are a number of methods you can employ to ensure your garden looks manicured at all times. You can push the mower round each and every Sunday morning and set the sprinkler to do its thing at sunrise, noon and sunset. Unfortunately working hard on your garden will leave you less time to relax on loungers in the warmth of the sun. You can prevent the dead patch under the trampoline by removing it all together, but we doubt the children will be happy with that option. They will miss happily bouncing on the trampoline, enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. You could build a dog run for your dog, but he will have to say goodbye to racing around the garden. The good news is there is an easier way to maintain a manicured garden without restricting family fun. The grass will be consistently greener if you replace your parched, unhealthy grass for authentic looking artificial turf.
2. Being Kind to The Planet
If everyone took an interest in environmental issues, including recycling, saving energy and reducing waste, the world would be a nicer place.
Artificial grass falls into the category of being kind to the planet. It’s hard to accept the principle that something fake could be better than something real. But laying artificial grass in your garden is environmentally savvy. There’s no mowing, no watering and no fertilizing. This results in no petrol guzzling lawn mowers. There are no sprinklers or hosepipes required, saving water is always a plus for the environment. There are also less harmful pollutants being used, products for weeding and fertilizing can contain strong chemicals.
3. You Can Recycle, Reuse And Rejuvenate
Artificial grass is lustrous, dense and feels soft to the touch.
It looks great all year round and you can show it off, safe in the knowledge that you are being kind to the environment too. Why not consider lawn that has been recycled? What do you think happens to those large artificial turf pitches or sporting areas when changes occur? It’s rarely just put in the trash, it’s usually recycled, gratefully acquired for domestic and business use by families and companies. By choosing recycled artificial grass you are doing a great service to the environment. Recycled synthetic turf reduces the carbon footprint related to manufacturing and transport associated with the process of producing artificial grass. It’s no surprise to learn that artificial grass is non-bio degradable, it is robust and extremely durable.
Recycling is great for the environment, but non-bio degradable materials can’t be recycled (they cannot be broken down into base components). Landfill sites become clogged with waste that has nowhere else to go. So, if the owners of a large sports field want to give it a makeover and replace the artificial turf, the last place they want it to go is the landfill. Instead, it can be recycled and used to adorn a beautiful new garden or in a striking landscape design.
The good news for home improvers is that recycled synthetic grass is cheaper than buying “new” artificial grass. That means more money left-over for outdoor furniture, plants and maybe even a little toward the hot-tub fund!
4. You Can Use Artificial Grass for Numerous Design Projects
It’s not just for gardens either, as recycled turf could be used for a multitude of projects. Play areas are great for children, providing them with access to outdoor space and the opportunity to socialize and play with their peers. Play equipment is best set on a soft base, as children have a habit of collecting bumps and scrapes while racing about. Artificial grass makes for a soft landing when the inevitable trip or fall occurs.
Organizations and schools can benefit by setting up an attractive play area and outdoor learning space. Getting children outside can enhance their learning and is a great way to get them more interested. School’s very often have a tight budget and need to find maximum bang for their buck, recycled synthetic turf is an economic friendly option for overhauling or adding a sports field, or for any outdoor (or indoor) space.
Artificial grass offcuts can be used in all sorts of inventive and unique ways, for numerous design projects. There are crafted hedge sculptures and gardeners carefully pruning majestic peacocks and other eye-catching designs to sit proudly outside the home. It may take a little patience, but artificial grass can be used in the creation of sculptures, they will look good and require no pruning. Or how about updating the summer house? Cover the floor with artificial grass and rejuvenate tired pillows by stitching artificial grass onto the pillow case. You can even use off-cuts to cover the inside of flip-flops, nothing like the feeling of grass between your toes!
5. Embracing the Great Outdoors Makes You Feel Alive!
It is high time to stop bemoaning the grass being greener on the other side and acquire your own!
Investing in recycled artificial grass makes sense. It is an environmentally friendly option, an economically sound option and will free up that time you usually spend on garden maintenance. Create a superb space that brings you closer to nature and helps you feel at one with the world.