The days are getting longer and the weather is enticing you to spend more time outdoors. Summertime is when you’ll want to make the most of your yard, and take advantage of all the many ways you and your family can enjoy it.
Whether it’s just relaxing on the patio, having a friendly barbeque or letting the kids and pets frolic, you want your yard at its very best during the warmer months.
Advantages of Artificial Turf in Summer
Artificial grass has come a long way in recent years. It looks and feels much more like natural grass, which has increased its popularity among homeowners. HouseLogic.com, the home improvement website from the National Association of Realtors, reports that “Synthetic grass for landscaping and recreation is growing 10% to 15% a year in the U.S.”
There are several very good reasons for that. Since fake grass no longer feels quite so “fake”, it’s possible to get the many advantages of using artificial turf without making a substantial sacrifice.
Water savings is another huge benefit of artificial grass, particularly in drought areas where water use is restricted. An artificial grass lawn will retain its beautiful green color throughout the hottest months of the year, without the financial or environmental costs of daily watering.
Maintaining Artificial Grass During Summer
In addition to not having to worry about watering to keep your lawn looking great, you also don’t have to worry about pets digging holes or kids dragging grass into your home or pool. And since artificial turf never grows, you don’t have to mow it or pay a landscaping service to maintain it.
What do you have to do in order to maintain your artificial grass lawn during the summer? Keeping up with lawn care is easy, and is generally limited to “occasionally breaking out the brush and the hose.”
Winds can blow debris into your yard, but a simple sweeping will remedy that. Pet waste has to be scooped, but the area can be quickly cleaned afterwards with a quick hose-off or use of Turf Fresh to will prevent odors or discoloration from developing.
Heavy objects or foot traffic in specific areas may result in the fibers getting flattened, but a little raking will bring them right back to their original positions. With minimal effort, you will be able to maintain a perfect yard that your entire family can enjoy this summer – including kids and pets.