Artificial lawns are becoming commonplace but I bet that many people know what benefits they bring other than the perfect landscape look, even in small yards.
I had no intention of using a fake grass for my back lawn, but while researching the type of grass that I would need to sow for a pet friendly and children friendly lawn, I learned about how the world of synthetic grass has changed in the last few years, and it just made sense.
Here is a look at the benefits of the artificial grass…
Fits small spaces and does not need meticulous care
For people with small yards, or what can be called a stamp size yard, the grass can only be cut by a weed trimmer. The task is hectic. Even after committing hours of work, the lawn never seems to look that healthy. On the other hand, artificial grass does not grow; it remains in size and density just as a perfect lawn would be and that is one less worry for the homeowner.
It can be a good cover where plants won’t go
Even the most defensive enthusiast of all things natural agrees that some places cannot hold plants. Their features could be too harsh for any grass and plants yet when left bare; they look dead. Having concrete may not be an option, and the best alternative is artificial grass. It camouflages well with adjacent grass lawns and presents a uniform perfect lawn.
No weeds and no mud
The site of mud especially after rain messes the look of a perfect lawn. Luckily, artificial turf puts your lawn into resistant mode against weeds and mud. It serves as a carpet that keeps dirt covered and does not allow light into the dirt, which would promote the growth of weeds.
Owners of lawns and always are free to use potted plants to improve the look, and they can go for bushes and other hedge plants to ensure they get a natural look in the lawn. The always-manicured lawn is a pleasure to look at.
Installed by professionals to fit anywhere
The grass is cut to measure the space available and trimmed to adapt to the theme selected for decorating the lawn. It takes a very short time, and unlike natural grass; it will not need weeks of watering just to realize that the wrong grass was planted.
Artificial grass comes with no climate requirements. It is suitable for all landscapes, weather, and climatic conditions. It will be good in a rooftop yard as much as it fits the front suburban yard with white picket fence.
Easy to replace
For natural grass, if there is an accident in your yard, such as burst pipe or a massive depression caused by a heavy truck, it takes weeks to recover. With artificial alternatives, all you do is cut out the affected part, harden the dirt surface using gravel or appropriate material and lay a new turf.
It takes at most a week, and some professional service companies will lay the replacement turf in a day.
The family can enjoy family time
Children need to play, but when you have grass, you worry about them getting soiled. With artificial options, you can hold barbecues, have meetings in the yard, chill out and play all manner of games with no worries. The surface is smooth, feels great and is hard enough to withstand daily stress.
I love those time lapse videos of projects from beginning to end. Here is one showing an artificial lawn installation.