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When A Green Lawn Is Anything But

When a green lawn is anything but http://www.heavenlygreens.com/blog/green-lawns-replaced-by-artificial-tur-and-paint @heavenlygreensHomeowners are trying almost anything to keep a green lawn looking healthy. This includes painting them. With the right type of paint, natural grass can be colored almost any shade of green and made to look as authentic as possible. They also have other options available to them including artificial turf.

Painting a Masterpiece

In Southern California, drought conditions make it almost impossible for homeowner's to keep their lawns vibrant and green. The easiest and most cost effective way to keep lawns looking green and healthy is to paint them. Paints are all natural, non-toxic and completely biodegradable. They are made to cover discolorations and thoroughly cover grassy areas. The paints are long lasting and extremely durable.

With the right formulation and coverage, a lawn can retain its green, lush look for several weeks with only minor touch ups. This is an effective way to keep natural grass looking green. Many neighborhood homeowner's associations require their property owners to maintain a green lawn that is well kept and looking nice. When drought conditions are prevalent, watering is not an option. Because most NHA's frown on the use of artificial turf to maintain a green lawn, homeowners often resort to painting their lawn to make sure it remains acceptable and complies with NHA guidelines.

Lawn paint can be professionally applied or as a do-it-yourself project. With a little time and effort, a homeowner can become quite proficient at painting and touching up their lawns with yard paint. As it begins to wear away or become discolored, a touch up can be applied that brings the entire lawn back into uniformity.

Artificial Turf

When you are driving down the road and see a perfectly manicured green lawn, it is hard to tell if it is natural grass, painted or artificial turf. Homeowners who have chosen to install artificial turf, have done so because of the ever increasing restrictions being placed on property owners when it comes to watering and maintaining their lawns. As drought conditions become more severe, water restrictions become tighter meaning no watering and irrigation of any kind. Artificial turf is the easiest way to have a green lawn without any type of water usage.

Although artificial turf is frowned on by most Neighborhood Homeowner's Associations, many are realizing the difficulties homeowners are having remaining in compliance with the NHA guidelines. Because of this, many groups are allowing the use of artificial turf as long as it meets specific standards when it comes to look, quality and durability. The feasibility of maintaining a natural grass lawn to the standards that most organizations require is becoming increasingly difficult, especially with the increase in duration of drought conditions.

Artificial turf is extremely durable, environmentally friendly and offers a uniform look all year long. It does not discolor or look washed out during extreme weather conditions. It requires little to no maintenance in the way of:

  • Mowing

  • Trimming

  • Watering

  • Fertilizing

  • Weed eating

  • Thatching

  • Re-seeding

A green lawn made from artificial turf can last several years, making it extremely cost effective. Artificial lawns come in a variety of hues, textures and blade lengths that are ideal for whatever you plan to use them for. They can be used for conventional lawns, putting greens or patio coverage. Artificial turf materials are very durable and can withstand almost any type of weather, from high temperatures to freezing cold.

The next time you are driving through your neighborhood, look closely at each lawn. A green lawn can be exceptionally deceiving. See if you can guess which ones are natural grass, painted masterpieces or artificial turf. You may be surprised at what you find out, if you actually do a little research.

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