For some people, working in the yard is a labor of love. Even when it’s time for arduous spring cleanup. It’s a chance to play in the dirt, adult style, and you get to enjoy the beautiful fruits of your labor all year long. But even the most ardent gardener cringes when it comes to dealing with their lawn, especially when it’s time to renew it in the spring. The clever ones switch to artificial grass
Homeowners with artificial grass enjoy their yard more.
Artificial grass doesn’t totally eliminate the need for spring cleaning around your yard, but it sure eliminates the most time-consuming and frustrating part. Trying to resuscitate your lawn in the spring is a lot of work, and it’s a losing battle.
If you mowed little or not at all over the winter, that first spring mow is a doubly difficult chore. Then you have to apply fertilizer, weed killers and pesticides to deal with the insects that emerge in the spring. You have to clean up, prepare and reseed the bare patches created by kids and dogs at play – and then somehow protect those areas while the new grass is trying to grow.
Worst of all, you will have to repeat most of this work over and over again throughout the spring and summer and into the fall. Wouldn’t you rather be doing something else?
You could go au naturel.
Maybe you’re considering eliminating spring yard cleaning by replacing your lawn with a “rock garden” composed of anything from small boulders to pea gravel. But here’s the problem: your yard will look like a roadside ditch, it will radiate heat horribly in the summer, your kids and dog will have nowhere to play and you’ll still have to clean up in the spring. It’s not easy removing blown-in leaves and built-up dirt from rocks.
The truth is, going green without the “green” is ugly.
Isn’t your goal to have a beautiful landscape? That includes a lush, vibrant lawn – the kind you can achieve only with artificial turf. You can even “plant” artificial grass in shady locations and under conifers where real grass refuses to grow, and install it on sloping sections where it’s difficult to mow.
Sustainability and water conservation are all the rage these days, and for very good reason. But being a better steward of the environment doesn’t mean you have to watch your quality of life take a nosedive. The reason you purchased a home with a yard is because you want to use that yard. For play, for parties, for relaxation. Go green by installing artificial turf.
With artificial grass, you can do all that and do more of it, because you not only eliminate spring cleaning, you eliminate ongoing maintenance. You’ll have more time to play games with the kids, entertain or kick back, savoring the fact that you aren’t doing yardwork.
You can still garden, if you love to do that. Spend time tending your shrubs and flower beds. Instead of cleaning up the yard in the spring, you can plant some seeds -- teach your kids to love veggies by showing them how to grow their own.
With artificial grass, you can have more than a stunning, no-work lawn.
Creating a permanently lovely, natural looking and fully functional green expanse with virtually no maintenance is a major step in the right direction, but why stop there? Fake grass is the perfect “flooring” for your children’s play equipment (learn about the benefits of playgournd turf) and your dog’s run. And you can use it to create your own personal bocce ball court, croquet court, tennis court or putting green, right in your own back yard.
With artificial grass, eliminating spring cleanup is just the beginning.