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Learn What Artificial Grass Maintenance Entails

 

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No yard is completely maintenance free, but artificial grass maintenance is far less cumbersome than the work you must do to keep up with a natural grass yard.

Those who have traditional natural grass yards must constantly mow, weed, rake, water, fertilize, aerate, and use chemicals like weed killer and pesticides. Homeowners with artificial grass do none of that. Continue reading Learn What Artificial Grass Maintenance Entails

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How Does Synthetic Grass Feel And Look?

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Synthetic grass looks and feels more natural than ever. Your dog won’t notice and your children will find it difficult to tell the difference. Your guests probably won’t know unless you tell them. Modern artificial turf is that good.

Looking Like the Real Thing

Most people think of the old-style synthetic turf when they think about artificial grass. You remember it, the short, carpet-looking grass on football fields. Times have changed and so has the products and process for creating synthetic grass.

The blades of today’s artificial grass are individually constructed using molds for thin sheets of nylon and polypropylene. They drawn out by strands and then shaped into either an oval or cross-cut shape, resembling natural grass. The fact that each blade isn’t exactly the same shape is one reason many mistake synthetic grass for real grass.

Blades are cut to varying lengths and are assembled into a mesh backing with the different heights throughout. This variation also makes artificial turf look like natural grass. There are different shades of green also, so it can fit in with natural colors in your area.

A good infill will help blades stand straight and tall and prevent them from being crushed under heavy foot traffic.

Go Barefoot on Synthetic Grass

Today’s artificial grass is soft enough that you or your kids can run around barefoot and be comfortable. It may even fill softer than natural grass because there are no weeds, stickers or rocks to hurt feet. It really is incredibly difficult to tell the difference in the feel in synthetic grass and natural grass.

Dogs and pets have no problem getting used to going to the bathroom on artificial grass. Yet, it is easier to clean up. Plus dogs love the feel of the turf and so will you!

The reason artificial grass is so comfortable is that it’s created to be similar in height and density of natural grass. A filler makes it better for absorbing shock, so it cushions feet as kids run and play. It also makes it feel like there is soil underneath even though the mesh backing covered all the dirt.

Synthetic turf is created to be so close to natural grass that many pro and amateur golfers use it for personal putting greens. It is also used for children’s playgrounds for its safety and aesthetics.

Artificial grass is a good investment too because it will improve curb appeal that stays beautiful all year. It will save you money over time.

Artificial grass offers many advantages over natural grass for the money spent. It stays green all year, is easy to maintain and reduces insects and other pests. The fact few can tell the difference between synthetic grass and real grass is a plus that wins many new customers over. You can see and feel it for yourself in showrooms!

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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