Have you ever watched golf on TV and thought, “that grass looks fantastic!” Probably so. Chances are, the grass you see is artificial. The reason that golf courses choose artificial grass is that it is easier to maintain and is green year-round. Believe it or not, there are numerous benefits to choosing an artificial turf lawn for your own yard. We’ve compiled the best reasons to consider a fake grass lawn before next winter! Keep reading for more information!
No More Maintenance
Some people actually like to cut their lawn. Others can’t stand the thought of the dirt, dust, and grass blowing all around. Opting for an artificial lawn means never having to cut grass again.
It also means that your water bill won’t be as high during summer months, nor will you have to worry about ridding the lawn of pests and weeds. This fact alone will save a decent amount of money.
Winterizing your lawn will become a simple process. Simply use a leaf blower to remove any debris. No ‘last mow of the season,’ fall reseeding, or fertilizing.
With fake grass, your yard will be beautiful all year long. When you glance at your neighbor’s dead grass in the middle of winter, you can smile. You can smile knowing that your grass is not alive yet looks amazing.
When the weather becomes colder and either snow or rain falls, lawns can become mudholes. Guests walking through natural grass will eventually wear a path that will be visible and ugly all year long.
Not to mention, the creation of that path will inevitably track dirt, water, and mud into your home, leaving you with a mess.
Mental Health Benefits
Winter months mean shorter days and dreary-looking plants. There is actually a type of depression linked to the colder months and it is called Seasonal Affective Disorder.
You cannot change the amount of time that the sun is out for each day. However, you can take advantage of the daylight you do have.
Aside from getting more sunlight during winter months, it is important to have access to green space. Having an artificial turf lawn will definitely make you more inclined to get outside, even if just for a few minutes.
Getting some sunlight and being around your green space has shown signs of alleviating symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder, as well as generally boosting your mood.
Final Thoughts on Having an Artificial Turf Lawn
If you’re still undecided about whether or not an artificial turf lawn is the best option for you, that’s okay. Artificial lawns can be expensive, and the sticker price can be shocking.
Keep in mind though, that these lawns can last for 15-20 years. Not only that, but there are numerous options available that can include blade lengths, ‘grass’ types, and other considerations.
It is also important to consider exactly how much you will save over the lifespan of the turf. From water bills to pesticides, time spent mowing, lawn mowers, and sprinkler systems, an artificial turf lawn will easily pay for itself!
If you’d like more tips on getting a beautiful artificial yard, check out our blog!