Artificial lawns are increasingly becoming the trend in many homesteads and sports facilities. The improved techniques used in their manufacture combined with the long-term economic and environmental benefits makes these lawns suitable for many lawn owners. They are pleasant to look at, evergreen, and less costly when it comes to maintenance. If you want to have one in your homes or sports facility, here are a few things you should know about artificial lawns:
Less stress if you have pets
Since artificial lawns have rubber for their foundation, it is difficult for the pets in your home to dig them up. Particularly, cats and dogs are notorious for digging their paws into the ground if you have a natural lawn. They carry the dirt on their paws into the house, making a mess as they walk around.
With synthetic grass, you do not have to worry about muddy paws on your floor or seats. Your pets can walk around without you having to worry about the cleaning workload that comes with it.
Preferable ground cover around swimming
If you have a swimming pool, an artificial lawn provides good cover around the pool. Rain water and splash water from the pool often carries soil debris into the pool. The debris settles at the bottom of the pool and requires regular cleaning. However, you do not have to worry about debris if you have an artificial lawn around the pool. The rubber foundation does not produce particles that can be washed back into the pool, which helps in keeping it clean.
Ease of maintenance
Artificial lawns are easy to maintain once they are put in place. Unlike the natural grass cover, the synthetic grass does not need nutrients from fertilisers. Therefore, the artificial lawns enable you to save the money needed to buy fertilisers and nourish natural grass. Secondly, natural grass has to be watered especially in dry weather. This is not only time consuming but also a challenge whenever there is a shortage of water.
There is no need for mowing when you have an artificial lawn. Synthetic grass does not grow, meaning that there are no additional costs in terms of hiring or buying lawn mowers. Therefore, you do not have to worry about an untidy lawn if you are too busy to maintain it, or away from home on a vacation or business trip.
On the down side, artificial lawns are expensive especially when they have to cover a large area.