Is an Artificial Lawn Actually More Environment-Friendly?
Because you don’t have to water the lawn and apply fertilisers to keep the grass fresh and healthy, immediately you’ll realise that artificial lawns are more environment-friendly especially if we look at it in the long run.
Why artificial lawns are getting more popular
We often consider the maintenance cost and time in many of our home and business choices. Aside from the upfront cost, we also think about the long-term running costs because that’s how we truly and practically weigh our options. If we want to save money in the long run as well as determine the environmental impact of a process or product, we should always think about the everyday and long-term costs.
Natural grass requires regular watering, mowing and occasional fertilising if we want to keep them at their best condition and appearance. An uneven lawn with patches of overgrown or brown grass is an eyesore and ruins the appeal of your outdoor area. Also, you might want to prepare the lawn when there’s an upcoming event in your house.
But with artificial turf, you won’t have to do all that work. Also, you don’t have to use a lot of water and perhaps chemical fertilisers to maintain the fresh and green appearance of your lawn. This will benefit the environment because of less resources being used. Further, every day and no matter the season, the lawn won’t require much money, energy and attention from you.
Using more water also means utilising more energy and chemicals in the process. Water distribution and treatment requires electricity (e.g. for pumps and tanks) as well as chemicals such as chlorine for water treatment and disinfection. The production of fertilisers also has an environmental footprint of its own. In addition, some of the fertilisers or their residues will accumulate into the soil, further leach below or run off with rain and stormwater.
It’s a win-win solution for both you and the environment where you save money on maintenance costs as well as reducing the chemicals and energy use related to maintaining a lawn. You get the full benefits of having a natural turf (synthetic turfs now look more realistic) while getting rid of the drawbacks.
Contact us today here at Grass Rubber Play if you have enquiries about synthetic grass. We can also give you a free quote so you can immediately know the upfront cost (and then realise the long-term savings and benefits from having artificial turf in your residential or commercial property).