Mowing the lawn is so easy for sports complexes and golf courses. Big rectangles of grass, or gently curved edges are a piece of cake for industrial-size riding mowers. For homeowners and managers of smaller commercial properties, though, trimming the grass can be a significant challenge. Even with a more petite machine, very small or irregular-shaped lawn can simply defy mowing.
Does that mean your lawn has to be a big, broad expanse, just to accommodate your mower? How boring. And how impractical – because, let’s face it, a lot of yards are neither big nor broad. Who’s in charge here, anyway? You, or your mower? Why not fire that thing altogether and get exactly the shape and size grass you actually want? After all, the goal of landscaping is to beautify your property.
It’s time to get creative. That’s easy, when you start with artificial grass. Lush, green fake grass presents creative solutions to multiple landscaping problems. It beats natural grass hands-down.
Steep slopes or undulating terrain?
Hills and valleys around your property, steep or gentle, definitely make mowing a headache. But they can cause serious drainage problems as well. Runoff wastes precious water and, if you have natural grass, runoff carries away chemical residues from fertilizers and pesticides that can harm our water systems and the flora and fauna that depend on our streams and rivers.
Depressions can hold water, especially if you’re blessed with our common northern California clay soil. That can encourage mold and mildew to grow in natural grass, and invite certain insect infestations.
Artificial grass drains quickly and efficiently, no matter the terrain. Moisture goes right down into the soil where it belongs. No waste, no toxic runoff. That makes fake grass a top contender when it comes to erosion control.
Natural grass needs sunlight in order to grow and thrive, so consistent shade is a problem. Not so with artificial grass. It doesn’t need sun, water, or chemicals to look picture-perfect. It never gets scraggly or soggy. And doesn’t require mowing to retain a uniform height.
We love adding evergreens to our landscaping, but their needles are highly acidic. When they fall, they acidify the soil, making it inhospitable for most varieties of natural grass. With artificial grass, you can extend your lawn under evergreen shrubs or trees for a seamless expanse that always looks rich and green.
Artificial grass solves landscaping problems in places where you might not have considered grass at all. For example, you can eliminate hot, less-than-attractive concrete driveways and parking areas as well as walkways with a pretty, trendy, sustainable combination of permeable pavers and fake grass. Just try driving or parking on your natural grass lawn!
Take it up a notch
Natural grass requires soil. Artificial grass grows anywhere. It can transform a ho-hum balcony or deck into an inviting, grassy space. And if you have a flat roof, you can design a lovely rooftop garden, complete with lawn, without compromising the integrity of your roof with tremendous added weight and water.
Landscaping problems? What landscaping problems?
For homes and commercial properties, artificial grass is the creative solution. You can have any type of lawn you want – checkerboard, around flagstones, mounds, triangles, tiny spots of grass or play-friendly swaths of fluffy-but-tough turf. Stay low, or go high. No matter where you put it, artificial grass replaces the hassle and expense of mowing and other lawn maintenance with effortless practicality and endless visual appeal.