Can Artificial Grass Help The Environment?

With work, family, and a social life to juggle, we don’t get out into the garden as much as we’d like. Do you inwardly groan as the grass grows up to ankle-height and you know you’re going to have to dig out the lawn mower…again? Of course, we all want an attractive garden – especially in the summer – for dining al fresco and hosting evening parties with friends, but it seems like we’re constantly fighting a war against the lawn.

To keep our grass looking thick, green, and healthy, we have few choices; pesticides and chemicals seem to be the only method that works, but you and I both know how terrible that is for the environment and our health. What if there’s an alternative that’s eco-friendly, time-saving, and lawn-boosting?

Artificial grass is the answer.

Water

Would you believe that an average household uses as much as 260 gallons of water every day? That’s a lot of H2O and a lot of money spent on your bills. Artificial grass needs no pressure hosing, so water worries are a thing of the past.

No Pollutants

Fertilisation keeps your grass and plants in good nick, but on a rainy day, all that enriching matter gets washed away. Many chemical-based fertilisers contain phosphorus, which eventually runs into our waterways. Lakes are clogged with this algae boosting fertiliser, choking off life and damaging our eco system. An artificial lawn is guilt-free.

Recycled Material

Many people bulk at artificial grass, believing that it’s made out of environmentally detrimental plastic. Increasingly, companies are sourcing their materials from soybean and recycled plastic bottles.

Lawnmower Emissions

Other than being a pain to use and maintain, lawnmowers are detrimental to the environment because they give off harmful emissions. An artificial lawn needs no mowing whatsoever (music to your ears!) and will save you a wad of money in grass-cutters. Plus, no more noise! Your neighbours will thank you for it.

No More Grass Stains

You know how it is. You’ve had enough of the kids, so you send them out to play, and they come back through the door an hour later, grass-stained from head to toe. If you haven’t washed their clothes once, you’ve washed them a million times, so cut down on laundry cycles with artificial turf. No more mud or green marks. Bonus: the kids won’t drag mud into the house either!

Grass For Life

Instead of tedious and costly replacements your artificial lawn is guaranteed to last between 15 and 35 years, depending on the wear and tear. Think of all that extra time you’ll have to relax: no more mowing, fertilising, and watering. Pour yourself a celebratory glass of wine and toast to your new lawn, with no worries.

LEED Certified

If you don’t believe that artificial lawns are environmentally-friendly, ask the experts. Builders are now stamping artificial turf with the LEED symbol, which means it meets sustainable targets. Having a green lawn all year round is totally…green.

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This post has been produced by Zoe for Nearly Grass, artificial turf suppliers. Tweet your thoughts on this post to @bloggingstyle to further the conversation!

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