The Growing Popularity of Synthetic Lawn


Synthetic LawnThe use of artificial grass is becoming increasingly common in the U.S. It has all the look and feel of beautiful, well-manicured green natural grass without all the maintenance, repair, and watering. Synthetic grass is made of synthetic fibers, which may include nylon, rubber, and polypropylene. The synthetic grass blades are adhered to a prepared surface and then filled with rubber and sand to provide a soft, comforting base.

Having a synthetic lawn is a huge time saver and can save you money over time. It allows you to have the appearance of a perfectly cut green lawn without the costs and time involved with maintenance, machinery, tools, fertilizer, weed killer, moss killer, other lawn care products, or watering. When you consider all its benefits, it can make a lot of sense and you may never want to go back to natural grass.

Previously artificial turf, which was known as AstroTurf, was not realistic looking enough to replace natural grass. It did not have grass-like blades and was more like having a hard green carpet than grass. However, artificial grass surfaces have come a long way in the past decade with respect to realism, comfort, and safety.

One of the other great benefits of having a synthetic lawn is the amount of water you will conserve. This not only helps lower your water bill, it also helps preserve our natural resources. Artificial grass does not need an irrigation system or any watering. They are becoming increasingly popular in dry, drought ravaged cities such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego, Tucson, and Phoenix that receive little water and hot sunshine. The southwestern states are just not good climates for natural grass.

The appearance of synthetic grass has become so real that even luxury hotels are using it. For example, the ritzy Wynn Las Vegas, a luxurious hotel and casino, uses artificial grass surfaces in front of the property instead of natural grass. Only upon close inspection can you tell it is not real grass. Also, on Las Vegas Boulevard, the city of Las Vegas uses artificial grass. By doing this, the Wynn is saving a lot of money on water and maintenance costs while helping to preserve the environment’s resources.

Synthetic lawns can be shaped and cut to fit the landscape area. You can still have trees, shrubs, or other plants in your yard. For example, if you want to have a tree on one side of your lawn, you can still have one with a synthetic surface. During the installation process, the synthetic surface can simply be cut to fit the desired area. The surface looks so real that many people never know it is not real grass and you can still line it with flowers or plants.

A synthetic lawn really makes sense when you live in a hot, dry, climate. However, a home or business anywhere can benefit from having an artificial grass surface. Even in rainy, wet Portland, Oregon, having a synthetic lawn makes a lot of sense. It is a huge timer saver and allows you to focus on what enjoy doing, not maintaining your lawn.

Also, if your lawn has trees nearby, it may not receive a sufficient amount of sunlight. This type of environment may be breeding ground for moss, which can grow quickly. Your lawn become littered with leaves and needles that block the surface, which can kill parts of your lawn. Synthetic lawns also drain quickly and effectively without puddles allowing you to get out and enjoy your lawn even after rains. And you still save on water costs, as the Pacific Northwest is typically quite dry during the summer months.

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