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Pros and Cons of Artificial Grass

Pros and Cons of Artificial Grass

We recognize that with anything in life, there are advantages and disadvantages, and artificial grass is no different. Our aim with this post is to provide customers with a comprehensive list of artificial grass pros & cons. 

Pros and Cons of Artificial Grass

Pros of artificial grass: 

✓ Year-around

No matter the season, your grass will look lush and green. You won’t have to deal with dead grass or dormancy in hot summers and cold winters. It never grows too long and it never looks dead, discolored or patchy.

✓ Low maintenance

You won’t have to worry about seeding your lawn and keeping your grass healthy. While you have to spruce up your lawn a bit each week, you won’t have to abide by a planting schedule or plan around the first and last frost.

✓ No mowing

You’ll free up your weekends and reduce your carbon footprint, saving gasoline and energy. 

✓ No fertilizer, pesticides, or herbicides

You can forget your 4-6 week fertilizing cycle and ditch the harsh chemicals. Not using fertilizer will protect your local waterways from algal blooms and dead zones caused by fertilizer runoff, improving overall ecosystem health. 

✓ Saves water

Conserving water is not only eco-friendly, it’s budget-friendly, in a big way. You won’t have to fret about dry spells or plan your day around waterings. 

✓ Can save you money in the long term

Artificial grass pays for itself in just a few years, 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

✓ Kid and pet friendly

For families, artificial turf is a springy, safe place for kids to play without the muddy mess of a traditional lawn. Some dog owners prefer artificial grass because it stops dogs from digging holes in the yard and their urine doesn’t damage the grass. Parents may also prefer artificial grass because it’s mess and allergy free for those who suffer from grass allergies.

Pros and Cons of Artificial Grass

Cons of synthetic grass: 

✗ Expensive to install

Installing artificial grass involves a lot of expenses; from delivery, the cost of labor, dumping fees and then the cost of a good-quality turf.

✗ Can get very hot underfoot

Artificial turf holds more heat than natural grass, so it can feel warm to the touch. Some types of infill can also raise the surface temperature.

✗ Manufacturing takes energy

Though artificial grass reduces gasoline emissions and water usage once it’s installed, it uses a lot of energy — and generates waste and carbon dioxide — before you’ve made your purchase. 

Whatever concerns or questions you may have, let us know. Our Artificial Grass Turf Warehouse experts want nothing more than to help you make the right decision about artificial turf, including choosing the right product and infill. We can also explain in more details the pros and cons of artificial grass. We invite you to visit our New Jersey showroom, where you can not only learn more about synthetic turf, you can see and feel it for yourself.

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