Updated: Apr 5, 2022
Keeping and maintaining natural lawns has become an uphill task for homeowner who experience water shortages. High maintenance costs and tedious work of personally maintaining the lawns has forced many people to opt for the natural turf due to its almost non-existent maintenance related costs.
More and more home gardens and lawns owners are switching to artificial grass. This outdoor/indoor artificial grass actually has many different types such as in-fill, non-in-fill, and hybrid grass. The ones used at home are non-infills while it is in-fills that are used on 3G and 4G sports pitches. Football competitions, World Cup, and Rugby Super teams competition all use hybrid grass which is a combination of real and fake grass.
While the artificial turf has become a trend in sports, also a good number of homeowners are turning up their noses to this option. Here are the Advantages of Artificial grass.
Terrific for under trampolines and above-ground pools
This is a seldom-listed advantage of artificial grass. Natural grass tends to die under trampolines and small kiddy above-ground pools because it doesn’t get sunlight. If you know you’re going to put in these fun backyard items, consider sectioning it off for artificial grass. I know from firsthand experience with my friend’s backyard down the road where he has artificial turf under their large trampoline. Just for fun, he put in a small putting green next to the trampoline.
Looks good all the time (with no effort)
The artificial grass you can buy looks amazing… just like real grass. It stays green year-around, is the perfect height all the time (no mower required) and frees up those nights you need to bust out the lawnmower. Win, win and win.
Play on it year-around
I love tossing the ball around with my boys, but when the lawn is soaked, it’s not so fun. With artificial grass, you can go out there any time because it dries pretty fast after a rain. This is a huge benefit for me.
No pesticides or fertilisers needed
Unlike a traditional natural lawn that requires pesticides and fertilisers in order to look their best and be free from grabs and other pests, artificial grass does not require any of these dangerous chemicals to be put on it. This means you do not have to worry about the safety of your pets or your children playing in the yard and becoming covered in dangerous chemicals.
Durable / Long-lasting
Artificial grass is incredibly durable and has a flat surface on which children and pets can play. Because it is so durable and because there are not uneven patches of grass, this type of yard will last significantly longer than natural grass. Although patches may occur over time due to wear and tear, the yard will generally last for a long time before needing repair or replacement.
Don’t need to water
Homeowners love that they do not have to water their yard in order for it to look its best. Not only is this good financially (lower water bills), it’s good for water conservation. This means that after the initial expense of having artificial grass installed at your home, you will not have to pay for weekly upkeep to keep it looking green.
Lower maintenance cost (compared to regular grass)
There are fewer preservation costs associated with artificial grass than there are with real grass. Unlike a natural yard in which you have to mow, fertilize, weed eats, and spray pesticides on a regular basis to keep it looking its best, artificial grass does not need all of this extra care. It may, from time to time, require refilling, vacuuming, and mild repairs, but these are significantly less expensive upkeep options over traditional lawn care.
Because artificial grass will not be ruined easily due to its durability, it can be played on, no matter the weather conditions. Unlike traditional lawns that can be easily torn up when it is wet outside, artificial grass can be played on all year long.