For Bay Area NFL fans, it looks like the glory days are coming back! If you root for the Oakland Raiders or San Francisco 49ers, your patience is paying off. Know what else is trending upward in this region – and the rest of California? Artificial grass.
The persistent bouts of drought we have had to endure have made water conservation a way of life. Over the past decade, more folks are learning that one of the best and easiest ways to conserve water is by installing artificial grass.
Considering that many of us tend to be environmentally conscious in general, faux grass makes a lot of sense. Real grass requires thousands of gallons of water. The fact that artificial grass never gets thirsty is just one environmental benefit. Living grass requires a variety of chemicals that can be toxic to wildlife, people, and pets. Those chemicals also leach into the soil, groundwater, and the Bay. Switching to artificial grass eliminates those threats.
Sustainability is just one of the many advantages that come with investing in faux grass. Let’s look at a few more:
Easy to maintain
Natural grass requires a significant commitment to upkeep. Besides keeping it nourished and trimmed, you need pesticides and other chemicals for maintenance. Even careful care won’t always ensure portions of your live grass lawn or yard won’t die out. Contrast that with synthetic grass, which looks and feels like live grass, but requires very little maintenance. Going with faux grass means no more intensive and expensive labor. At most, all that’s needed is an occasional rinse with the hose to remove dust, and a little raking to remove leaves and debris.
For pet owners, regular maintenance is even easier than with natural grass. Urine drains right through your faux grass quickly, leaving no yellow spots. Of course, you’ll want to pick up any feces right away, lest someone steps in it. Then just a quick rinse, and you’re all set!
The blades in artificial grass may flatten eventually after a lot of heavy traffic. Unlike live grass, however, you can make those blades spring back to life with a few strokes of a stiff, natural-bristle broom. Are you into machines? A power broom makes it even easier to fluff your faux turf. And that is about the extent of the maintenance required for artificial grass!
It’s Safer and healthier
When it comes to safety, especially for homeowners with kids and pets, artificial grass comes with added peace of mind. Were you aware it’s a safer play surface than natural grass? Increasing numbers of schools and municipalities are turning to faux grass for their playgrounds and playing fields. In addition to providing a more forgiving surface, artificial grass, because of its fast-draining qualities, doesn’t get slippery when wet. That reduces the risk of slips and falls. It doesn’t wear down, so that means no ruts or uneven spots that can cause sprained ankles and other injuries.
Does pollen turn you into a raging wheeze and sneeze machine? Fake grass is healthier than live grass because It is 100% allergen-free. It’s also completely non-toxic.
Creative Uses for Artificial Grass
Using artificial grass is not limited to landscaping and playing surfaces. There are unlimited uses for faux grass around your home. Use artificial grass for covering benches, swings, and other outdoor seating. Because it doesn’t need water or soil, artificial turf is a perfect foot-friendly surface for your porch, balcony, and flat rooftop. Want to dress up a blank, boring wall? Fake grass is your creative answer!
Inside the home, artificial turf can replace carpets and rugs too! It can be cut into fun shapes for throw rugs and even cover your basement floor.
Increase the Value of Your Home
Anyone in real estate knows the value of curb appeal. Landscaping can be a major factor in determining the worth of your property. Even under the best conditions, live grass can lose its luster overnight. One of the main advantages of artificial grass is its durability. It always looks pretty and perfect. Let the kids and pets romp on your faux grass all day long. Entertain crowds of friends as often as you like. Your faux grass won’t show signs of wear and tear. You can’t say that about live grass.
In addition to being decorative, synthetic grass has many uses. Golfers can sharpen their game with a home putting green. Enjoy bocce or croquet? Create your own court with artificial grass and play on it for decades. And, those are amenities that also will enhance the value of your property.
When it comes to improving daily livability, artificial grass has every advantage over real grass. The artificial grass experts at Heavenly Greens are ready to help you make the most of your property in any way you desire. Why not schedule an in-person consultation?