Artificial grass saves time, money, and water.
Whether you’re a homeowner or business owner, you know how much time it takes to maintain a healthy installation of natural grass, how much money it cost month after month, and how much water you need to keep your lawn from drying up and turning brown.
It’s a lot.
Artificial grass has been around since the late 60s, but the benefits it has to offer extends far beyond the sports field.
Today, artificial grass is the number one drought-tolerant solution for both residential and commercial landscaping projects. Over the years, AGR has pushed the envelope with exciting new products and innovative ideas …
But we wanted to do something more.
We care about the environment and how our products impact the future, so we created an innovative system designed to extend the life of artificial turf …
Over 17,000,000 square feet of it.
We’re not just talking about disposing of turf as recyclable material … a process designed to disintegrate the material so it can be used for other things.
We’re talking about repurposing it for additional installations.
So, what are the benefits of recycling synthetic grass material and how does it help homeowners, business owners, and the environment?
1. Recycling turf keeps unnecessary waste out of landfills
If you choose to dispose of the old synthetic turf it will only go one way, and that’s straight to a landfill site. The human race has a tendency to be a throwaway society. It’s easy to put things in the garbage or dispose of items we consider trash, without giving too much thought as to what will happen to them. It’s a surprising fact that the average American will dispose of just over 100 tons of rubbish each in his or her lifetime. That’s a lot of trash and items that aren’t recycled will sit clogging up landfill sites.
Similarly, American industries need to take a moment to consider the impact of their actions, with businesses thought to generate over 7.5 billion tons of waste every year. Industrial waste can include all manner of items from iron and stone to clay, paper and food collectively produce. The need for sustainability is ever present and reducing waste is not only good for the environment but is cost effective too.
There’s no need to add artificial turf to the mountain of the landfill, it is designed to be tough and is made from strong fibers, so if it does go to landfill it won’t break down – bad news for the planet. There is an alternative to binning synthetic lawn, the more environmentally sound option of recycling.
2. Recycle and Repurpose
Recycling can make a difference to our world. Reducing waste is a key objective for every business and household throughout the USA and beyond. Giving some thought to what we are disposing of and how we are doing it can have a real impact on the environment. Recycling your old artificial lawn can help in the quest to reduce waste, and it’s comforting to know that once your old synthetic lawn has been removed it can be used for something useful. Artificial grass can be reused and made into various plastic objects from dog water dishes to school satchels. There have been developments regarding the notion that artificial lawn should be re-used as fuel. With people becoming more passionate about environmental issues, it’s a comfort to know that you are doing your bit too. Installing an artificial lawn will give you lush green grass and a clear conscience.
3. Conserve Water
Sprinklers and hosepipes use up lots of precious water, natural resources are of paramount importance and we should conserve them where possible. Droughts can be detrimental to the planet and some neighborhoods place restrictions on the use of water at certain times. Synthetic lawn requires not one drop of water but manages to look gorgeously green all year round
4. Eliminate Harmful Pollutants
Artificial grass is much gentler on the environment as it requires no chemical fertilizers, pesticides or fungicides. We do not want the worry of exposing our children or pets to harmful chemicals and do not like the notion that we may be adding to the already high levels of pollution that have such a negative impact on our world.
5. Save Your Hard-Earned Dollars And Time
Caring for a traditional grass lawn calls for financial input, with water bills to pay and lawn feed, grass seed, a fancy lawn mower and all the other gadgets and gizmos from a trimmer to an aerator. Of course, replacing real with fake will eliminate all of these costs. Better still, if you choose recycled grass then you will save money, as this is offered at a cheaper price. When the time comes to replace your artificial lawn it’s time to call the experts, there is a cost associated with this. However, the savings you have incurred over the years, including reducing your water bill, will more than balance out the cost of replacing your synthetic turf.
Professional companies remove and replace the synthetic lawn, they can facilitate the neat removal of the old artificial turf and will organize for it to be recycled. This saves you time and gives you one less thing to worry about. Who wouldn’t swap that for more social time with family and friends or the opportunity to go out and about or even start a new hobby? There are so many cool things you can do at the weekend rather than pushing the mower around, dragging up weeds and all the other chores associated with lawn maintenance.
6. Create A Beautiful Space and Enjoy a Clear Conscience
Your garden should be your sanctuary, a peaceful refuge where you can escape the trappings of the daily grind. A place where your children can enjoy the great outdoors and where the family dog can run free. Dogs love chasing balls, they can have fun and you can avoid cleaning up after muddy paws. Installing environmentally friendly synthetic lawn and recycling it when the time comes to replace it will provide you with a beautiful yard that you and your family can enjoy all year round, and for years to come.