Most of us are used to seeing artificial grass in stadiums. But that’s not the only place where synthetic grass can be used successfully. Grass made of synthetic material can be useful for households as well. The astro turf not only provides a beautiful curb appeal, but can also serve as a safe play area for children and pets.
Let’s look at some of the value added benefits you can get from replacing the grass in the backyard with artificial turf.
1. Significant Savings in Water Bills
To keep grass in the backyard looking green takes a lot of water – particularly in the summer season. This not only jacks up the water bills, but also wastes lots of precious drinking water. The average water usage in the US is about 420 liters per day, which is much higher than the global average. One of the reasons behind this high water consumption is lawn maintenance.
You could cut the water bill significantly by replacing natural grass in the front and the backyard with artificial grass. There is a very little outlay for maintaining the artificial turf, and you will be able to recover the costs of installing the synthetic grass in just three to four years.
2. Safe Play Area for the Kids
Installing artificial grass in the backyard will ensure a safe play area for the kids. You don’t need to worry about your kids slipping and falling in the muddy wet areas in the backyard garden. The soft synthetic grass will cushion the fall of the kids thereby reducing the chances of injuries.
3. No More ‘Grass is Greener on the Other Side of Fence’
Artificial grass remains perfectly green all year long. You no longer have to worry about the grass being unsightly due to burnt out patches. No matter the climate or weather condition, you will no longer wonder whether the grass is greener on the other side of the fence.
4. Perfect for Older People
Having artificial grass installed in the backyard is great for older people as well. Senior individuals often don’t have the time to care and maintain the lawn. There is no need to mow the lawn or water it when synthetic grass is used. All you have to do is to brush off the dust just once or twice a month.
5. Great for a Lot of Other Reasons
Installing artificial turf in the backyard offers various other benefits as well. For instance, it is pet-friendly. You no longer have to worry about a dog digging the lawn, or muddy paws inside the house. If you are lucky enough to have a swimming in the backyard, installing artificial grass will be great around the pool areas. The dirt and dust won’t get inside the pool thereby saving cost in maintaining the pool.