Most homeowners love trees and appreciate mature landscaping in their yards. Unfortunately, they sometimes let these trees affect the decisions they make about their yards. This is fine except when the information they have is false. For example, there are false myths about how trees affect artificial grass that has prevented people from choosing this eco-friendly, cost-effective option.
Keep reading to find out if you have been the victim of believing one of these myths about artificial lawns and trees. If you have questions, or want an estimate to learn how much it will cost to have artificial grass installed, contact All Season Turf at (866) 365-8873 right away.
Myth: Tree Roots Will Ruin Artificial Turf
There is a story going around that tree roots will bulge up and out of your artificial turf, ruining it. The truth is that roots grow down – not up. They also spread out to get nutrients and water from the ground. As a result, some types of trees may have shallow roots that can push up the soil as time goes on. For example, conifers. We recommend avoiding these types of trees in your lawn and around your driveway, sidewalk, or anything else the roots could potentially damage.
There are literally hundreds of varieties of trees that will not run the risk of damaging your turf and only a few that could damage it. As long as you avoid those, you do not have to worry about roots ruining your lawn.
Myth: Artificial Grass Will Damage Your Trees
One myth is that trees will damage your artificial grass – another is that your grass will damage your trees. Remember that this type of grass is not a plastic barrier. It is not alive but it does breathe. It is made specifically to have excellent drainage while also preventing weeds from growing. You could have fake grass installed right up toe the trunk of the tree without worrying about damage, because you will not need a mower to cut the grass.
Myth: Raking Artificial Grass Will Damage It
This is a rather silly myth. If a person believes this, what do they think is supposed to happen to leaves that are dropped on artificial lawns? There are many rake types that can be used on artificial grass. You can also use a leaf blower, a broom or a power broom. The ways in which you can remove leaves from glass are many.
Myth: Artificial Grass is Not a Good Choice if You Have Trees
The above myths really all boil down to one pervasive myth: It is not a good idea to get artificial turf if you have trees. Hopefully after considering the facts in this article you will see that there is no truth to this myth. If you would like to learn more about your options, we urge you to contact All Season Turf at (866) 365-8873 so we can get started.