There are many different reasons why people would choose to use artificial grass over a natural lawn.
Most of those reasons are due to the maintenance of a natural lawn, but many people have concerns about how artificial grass will look and feel after it has been installed.
Artificial grass looks identical to a natural lawn. It is atheistically pleasing to look at all year round, unlike natural lawns, which can become damaged during the summer and winter months artificial grass is durable and will not change the look of its appearance all year round.
Artificial grass will also not become muddy in those winter months, which means your children and pets can use it all year round without having to worry about treading mud through your home after they have been out in the garden area.
Although natural lawns do have some benefits, they do not always outweigh the benefits of artificial grass, especially for busy homeowners, who simply do not have the time to maintain a lawn but still want their garden to be suitable for their kids and aesthetically pleasing at the same time.
What are the Benefits of Artificial Grass?
Artificial grass is a low cost, low maintenance solution for your garden that can be used to replace your existing garden grass or to make a new communal area in your garden.
It offers many benefits which can save you time so that you can spend it with your family instead of maintaining your garden grass. Artificial grass can also provide you with the following benefits:
It can be used all year round – In the wet months of the year, your artificial grass can still be used, and you won’t need to worry about it becoming damaged or getting your shoes dirty or worse your pets bringing in the mud into your home.
Low maintenance – Artificial grass provides a low maintenance solution for your garden. It will only require cleaning in the summer months to remove dead leaves, moss, and any other material build-up.
- Durable – Artificial grass is durable and can withstand heavy footfall without losing its luxury look and feel. Artificial grass has a 20-year lifespan, which is dependant on how often the grass is walked on and the weathering of the section of the ground where artificial grass resides.
- No need for a lawnmower – You will no longer need to store a lawnmower as artificial grass doesn’t grow, meaning that you have more room to store your garden tools in your garden shed.
- Perfect for Pets – Artificial grass is perfect for pets as dogs can damage your natural lawn caused by peeing, leaving patches of dead grass, which makes the appearance of your garden less pleasing. Artificial grass can will not be damaged by your pets and can be easily cleaned of any remains that your pets may leave behind.
If any of the above would benefit you, then artificial grass could be a perfect solution for your home. Saving you time in the summer allowing you to spend more time doing the things you love.
What Are the Benefits of A Natural Lawn?
Although a natural lawn has some downfalls, they do also have a wide range of benefits that can be more appealing to people and especially gardeners. Ensure that the benefits of an artificial lawn outweigh the benefits of a natural lawn before you consider making the change. Natural can also be beneficial for the following reasons:
- Air quality – A natural lawn can improve the air quality around your property and is good for the environment.
- Groundwater filters – If your property uses groundwater pick up for its main source of water, then a well-maintained lawn is perfect, grass is a natural filter for rainwater. It will filter the rainwater as it soaks into the ground and provides your property with a purer source of water.
- Heating Absorbing – Grass reduces the surface temperature considerably.
Choosing artificial grass over a natural lawn has many benefits but can also negatively impact your home, especially if it going to take away jobs that keep you busy or making you happy, you should weigh up the pro’s and cons of each before committing to artificial or a natural lawn as both require different methods of upkeep.