The list of reasons to convert from natural grass to artificial grass is a long one – including the fact that it is an eco-friendly choice. Keep reading to learn three reasons artificial grass is such a great environmental option, then contact All Season Turf at (866) 365-8873 to request a free estimate from us.
- Artificial Grass Helps Conserve Water
- Artificial Grass Requires Less Gas
- Artificial Grass Doesn’t Require Fertilizer or Pesticide
When you take a close look at the statistics about the average amount of water used in the average yard, it is frightening. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, an average American family uses about 320 gallons of water each day – and about one third of that is used outdoors. More than half of the water used outdoors is used for lawns and gardens. When you consider all the water used on a national scale, about nine billion gallons goes to landscaping.
On the other hand, when you have an artificial lawn, you will use almost no water expect what you will use for flowers or other live plants you choose. You will rinse your artificial lawn down to clean it when necessary but this still uses just a tiny fraction of the water that is generally used to water a lawn.
There are advantages to mowing the lawn, most notably that is good exercise, but it is otherwise tedious and it requires the use of gasoline. When you install artificial grass, you can save the time and money you used to spend on equipment, gas, etc. It may seem like this is a small difference but consider that the latest study shows that an hour of mowing with a gas powered motor is equivalent to driving a car for 100 miles.
Each year about three million tons of fertilizer are used to keep laws green. Estimates show that about 60% of that ends up in the ground water. These fertilizers, and pesticides that are used as well, can be toxic to animals and insects in your yard, as well as other plants. Human exposure is also an issue and can increase disease and other serious health issues.
Are You Ready to Take the Next Step?
If you are ready to install artificial grass to do your part and reduce the water and other eco-disasters lawns require, contact All Season Turf at (866) 365-8873. We are proud to offer high quality products, exceptional installation services, and guarantees on our work. Now is the time to take this step and be part of the solution instead of part of the problem.