Artificial grass has been a viable alternative to natural grass since the 1950s. It was first used as a way to improve inner city sports, gaining substantial attention after being used in the Astrodome in the 1960s. However, it wasn’t until recent years that the synthetic turf industry really took off. Leading the charge, SYNLawn was one of the earliest companies to develop artificial lawns that looked just like the real thing. Since then, the product has only improved, and the benefits now go beyond just surface appearance. Here are some of the top ways synthetic turf contributes to the environment and healthy households.
Artificial grass requires very little regular maintenance and is always cut to the perfect height. Lawn mowers account for five percent of air pollution in the United States. Not only is pollution linked to health issues, but it inhibits plant growth as well. With an artificial lawn, you’ll never have to use a lawn mower or any other gas-powered landscaping machine ever again.
Artificial grass is naturally pest repellant and eliminates the need for fertilizers or harmful pesticides. Pesticides contain highly toxic chemicals, but are almost necessary for keeping natural grass green and free from insects. However, the side effects of pesticides are startling. Studies suggest that overexposure to pesticides may contribute to several types of cancer, such as leukemia and brain tumors. Plus, pesticides are the leading cause of water pollution in the nation. Replace your lawn with artificial turf and avoid overexposure to pesticides, plus protect groundwater from chemical seepage.
SYNLawn Fresno has been known to save people up to 70 percent on home water costs. Water conservation is becoming a very important issue in the United States, especially in the Southwest. Fresno and other parts of California, in particular, have suffered from extreme drought over the past decade. Did you know that one-third of the nation’s water is used for lawn irrigation? Every square foot of artificial turf saves an estimated 55 gallons of water per year.
The cost to install artificial grass may seem high at first, but it saves a lot of money in the long run. The cost savings on lawn maintenance and water bills more than make up for the installation cost over time. Think of it as an investment in your future.
Aesthetically, artificial turf is the way to go. Your lawn will stay green all year-round, even in harsh winter months when vegetation tends to freeze. The summer heat is no match for artificial lawns, either. No matter the season, you will always have lush, green grass that looks great as a standalone lawn, accent to current landscaping, or any other creative use you find for it.
Artificial grass also helps with your household chores; it’s perfect for kids and pets. Forget grass stains and tracked-in mud. Plus, with a drainage rate of 30-inches per hour, water (and other liquids) is absorbed quickly, while SYNLawn’s patented ZeoFill system reduces pet odor by up to 80 percent. Artificial grass is also pest-resistant, and some products are made to protect children from falls as high as ten feet. Providing your family with the safest lawn possible is easy with SYNLawn.
SYNLawn is committed to producing safe and eco-friendly products for our customers. Help improve your quality of living, as well as your environment, by upgrading your lawn with artificial grass. Click or call today to learn more.