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What Environmental Effects Do Lawn Care Chemicals Have?

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It may surprise some to know that installing artificial grass can create a healthier environment. That’s because going with synthetic turf virtually eliminates lawn care chemicals that affect humans in several adverse ways.

The Problem with Chemicals

Lawn care chemicals cause health problems in both people and pets in primarily two ways:

  • Direct contact or ingestion
  • Indirect ingestion

Children and pets are the most affected by lawn care chemicals because they are closer to the ground than adults. Kids roll around on the ground in their play and sports activities and dogs love to stretch out on grass to get full sun. Being that close to where chemicals are applied is not healthy.

Chemicals used in lawn maintenance end up on kids’ clothes and in animals fur, prolonging exposure. Pets then lick their fur to clean themselves after outdoor play and ingest them. Cases of cancer among dogs are rising and veterinarians think it’s because of increased exposure to chemicals and additives in pet foods.

Humans also unknowingly ingest lawn care chemicals indirectly. These chemicals are washed into streams and pushed into the ground when it rains. They end up in groundwater, which then travels to other areas. Sometimes it is used for public consumption or irrigation on farms. People then drink the water or eat products produced at farms. Livestock can eat food grown with this chemically-filled water, so the meat can also contain traces of chemicals even though it is regulated. All this means people are consuming poisons used to kill weeds, among other chemicals.

While there are regulations as to chemicals in our food, the government always allow for some chemical traces.

Artificial Grass to the Rescue

Homeowners installing artificial grass no longer need to use chemicals to gain a gorgeous yard. That means fewer chemicals are draining into the groundwater. The result is a healthier environment for everyone.

You also will be helping the ecological system in ponds and streams by installing synthetic grass. Chemicals plunging into waterways kill wildlife. A particular problem is algae. Species that feed off algae and control it are dying off due to chemicals, so algae is overtaking ponds and streams.

Reducing the amount will help return natural wetlands to their former status and balance. This means there could be more fishing areas opening up for locals enjoying the sport and a return to overall beauty for those wanting to enjoy nature.

Artificial turf also means less debris in the landfill because you will no longer need to cut and bag your grass.

Installing synthetic grass is not only a smart investment for you as a homeowner, but is environmentally prudent. It is a solution that offers a long-term solution to lawn care chemicals and the pollution they cause. It also provides a great space for your family to enjoy for years to come.

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The Toughness of Synthetic Grass Can Withstand Heavy Traffic

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You look at your lawn and sigh. It’s brown, has dirt spots and just hasn’t held up well over the winter and through droughts. It’s time to consider synthetic grass as an alternative.

Synthetic grass will keep your lawn looking green and fresh all year long. There are no worn spots or muddy areas once you install artificial turf. More than all that, it is tough and durable. Continue reading The Toughness of Synthetic Grass Can Withstand Heavy Traffic

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Make Your Lawn More Useful Year-Round with Synthetic Grass

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While the fall and winter weather may be perfect for outdoor entertaining, your yard may be less than desirable. Dead grass, bare areas, and other off-season issues make outdoor family time or entertaining with friends more challenging. Synthetic grass can change all that.

Synthetic grass is the best option for year-round use of your lawn. You can use pebbles or concrete to create an outdoor space, but they are hard surfaces. Children’s falls will end in scrapes. They absorb heat too, making the area hotter. Continue reading Make Your Lawn More Useful Year-Round with Synthetic Grass

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Is Cleaning Artificial Turf Difficult? See For Yourself!

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Some considering artificial turf may be hesitating because they are uncertain how to clean or maintain it. For those use to mowing, weeding, spraying and edging, it may seem too simple to maintain yard with artificial turf. Yet, it is simple.

Artificial turf is low-maintenance but does require some care. You do need to pick up debris and occasionally clean soiled areas. Even with that, caring for artificial turf requires much less effort and expense than caring for a natural lawn. Continue reading Is Cleaning Artificial Turf Difficult? See For Yourself!

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Field of Dreams: See Why Synthetic Grass Is Prefered On Sports Fields

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Build a great sports field and they will come. Athletes come to practice and play and parents and friends come to watch. That is a lot of use for a field and field owners are discovering their best long-term investment is synthetic grass.

There are some solid reasons why synthetic grass makes for an excellent option for recreational sports fields including:

  • Aesthetics
  • Durability
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Safe for children

Continue reading Field of Dreams: See Why Synthetic Grass Is Prefered On Sports Fields

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Dog Parks Are Switching To Synthetic Grass… Learn Why

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Dog parks are awesome spaces where your pet can run and play freely. They can also be full of germs, muddy spots and dried grass that ends up in your home afterward. Dog park owners are finding that synthetic grass is the perfect solution to these challenges. Installing synthetic grass in dog parks increases the quality and reputation of the park as well for important reasons. Continue reading Dog Parks Are Switching To Synthetic Grass… Learn Why

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Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal With Artificial Grass

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Your homes curb appeal is what makes it look attractive to people passing by. While this sounds trivial, it not only affects if people consider buying your house but also the actual value of your home. Architecture plays a large role in this, but the landscape has a dramatic effect as well. A well-maintained structure is complemented by landscape solutions that complete the appeal. These landscape solutions fill in bare spots and add contrasting colors and textures. If you are in the market to sell your home, curb appeal may end up being a large factor in whether or not you get your original asking price. Continue reading Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal With Artificial Grass

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Artificial Turf Keeps The Mess Outside! See How It Keeps Houses Clean

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Savvy homeowners who have done the research and decided to switch from natural grass lawns to artificial grass, find it much easier keeping their house clean. Artificial turf is much cleaner in general and doesn’t generate any waste. It retains its clean look without forcing you to spend hours working in the yard. Instead, you can enjoy your lawn and spend time with your family doing the things you love. Continue reading Artificial Turf Keeps The Mess Outside! See How It Keeps Houses Clean

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5 Drought Problems You Can Solve With Synthetic Grass

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Droughts can strike anywhere. When these are prolonged, local governments will enact water restrictions to ensure there is enough water for the necessities of life. Naturally, when this happens, lawns and other outdoor plants are the first to struggle. In areas where drought problems occur frequently, homeowners must work much harder to maintain their lawns through every season and climate change. Fortunately, artificial grass provides homeowners the ability to keep their lawn looking beautiful without having to worry about local legislation involving water restrictions. Continue reading 5 Drought Problems You Can Solve With Synthetic Grass

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Artificial Grass and Families Are The Perfect Fit. Learn Why!

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Homeowners and their pets love artificial turf for a variety of reasons. Property owners choose to install it because it is easy to maintain, enhances the home’s curb appeal, and increases its resale value. For pets, there are advantages as well that we will dive in below! Continue reading Artificial Grass and Families Are The Perfect Fit. Learn Why!