Comparing the Benefits
Grass plays a big part in landscaping. Size and impact wise, your turf is the first thing that onlookers will notice, long before they notice any other garden decors.
Other than the visual aesthetics, grass lawns serve as a space that is great for children and pets to play on. Thanks to technological advancements, we have a choice of owning a real grass lawn or an artificial turf lawn.
In this post, we will help you decide by showing the strengths and weaknesses of both artificial grass and real grass:
Real grass improves the quality of air through purification.
This is done through the breaking down of air borne pollutants in the soil, which is captured by the grass blades. Other environmental benefits of natural lawns are the generation of oxygen, improvement of soil quality, reduction of runoff, and cooling of the surrounding area.
Real grass requires regular watering.
Depending on the location, it might even require watering in the morning and in the evening. Artificial grass, on the other hand, requires occasional watering. To be specific, the only time you have to water synthetic grass is when you want to clean it.
Artificial grass is safe for kids and pets.
This makes it perfectly safe for you and for any child to play on. This is also why more public play areas are starting to use fake grass. A real lawn is also a safe option as long as it has not been exposed to any kind of health hazards or toxins.
Artificial grass is eco-friendly.
Artificial grass has many eco-friendly benefits. It is free of harmful pesticides, fertilizers, and fungicides aren’t needed. Other environmental benefits are decreased pollutants and carbon emissions from gas powered tools like lawn mowers, as well as preservation of water.
That real grass smell.
There’s nothing like the smell of freshly mowed lawn in the morning. That is an undeniable advantage that natural grass has over fake ones.
Artificial grass saves a lot of water.
Water is one of the most basic natural resources we have. Saving as much of it as possible is vital. Water savings is a win-win scenario because you’re also saving money! The best part is you don’t have to wait to see those savings. It happens immediately after installation. All that is needed is an occasional rinse.
Artificial grass requires minimal care.
Unlike natural grass, artificial grass doesn’t need much maintenance. Care and maintenance include watering, brushing, and using odor control. Because there is little care required, the costs below will not factor in any labor.
Artificial grass is long lasting.
Artificial grass is composed of synthetic fibers that are made to look like natural grass, and have a lifespan of up to 25 years.
Artificial grass pays for itself.
Artificial grass has more upfront costs but since it’s been manufactured to last up to 25 years it will end up paying for itself thanks to eliminating the expense of ongoing lawn care. After that, it’s all savings. Plus, synthetic turf can boosts the resale value of your home
Both artificial grass and a real grass lawn have their upsides, but for some individuals artificial grass may provide enough benefits to be worth considering.
The time savings and added enjoyment from your care-free lawn might just earn you that extra time with the family you’ve been missing out on.
In the end, you get to decide which one fits your lifestyle and needs.