Having a great looking garden and backyard is important to many people. It demonstrates pride in your property and creates an attractive environment for spending time with our family and friends during the warmer months. It’s hard work though, weeding, pruning, mowing, watering and planting. Unless you have the money to hire a gardener, it’s a lot of responsibility for busy working families. This is why you should consider the advantages of having artificial grass laid.
#1 More Time to Relax
At the end of a busy week, you go to sit in the garden and relax but only feel guilty about the amount of work needs doing. Your weekend time is precious, you want to kick back, spend time with your kids not break your back mowing the lawn! Artificial grass never needs mowing which means that you can relax in the knowledge that your garden is taken care of. Low maintenance grass that always looks great and won’t steal your weekend.
Tired of your kids running mud and dirt into the house and all over the carpet? As hard as you try, excited children sometimes forget to remove their shoes before rushing back inside. The damage is done and you end up scrubbing the floor, especially when wet weather makes mud more prevalent. Artificial grass has none of these problems so you can wave goodbye to muddy footprints. Your kids can play out on it all day and not walk any dirt back into the home.
#3 Water Bill Savings
During the hotter months, as the grass turns yellow and dry, we can spend a fortune running sprinklers and watering every day. Not to mention how time consuming this activity can become! Keeping grass healthy and lusciously green in hot weather can take up to 500 liters of water each day. By choosing to lay artificial grass, you’ll be making huge savings on your water costs and reducing your usage which helps in reducing the drain on precious resources.
#4 Not at Home?
If you spend a lot of time on the road or travelling for your job then when you return you’ll often have a jungle to contend with! Maybe you love spending weeks at a time on cruises or jetting around the globe, whatever the reason for the absence, the state of the grass will play on your mind. Save yourself the hassle of hiring someone to do it for you or relying on helpful neighbors as with artificial grass, it will always look great whenever you return and remain as perfect as you left it.
#5 Rental Property?
As a landlord, you can appreciate that the yard has the potential to cause issues between yourself and your tenants. If they don’t maintain it properly then you have a big tidy up job on your hands. Many tenants won’t bother to properly tend to and water a garden that isn’t theirs but you want it to stay in top condition so the perfect solution is artificial grass. Tenants looking for a smart, low maintenance rental will be drawn to your property and you get the peace of mind that you won’t have an overgrown jungle to deal with.
#6 Throw Away the Chemicals
No more having to use harmful chemicals and pesticides on your lawn. These chemicals drain away into water supplies or get soaked up in the soil and can cause potential health issues for both people and animals. With artificial grass, you don’t need to expose yourself to herbicides or pesticides anymore – which can only be a good thing.
#7 Pet and Child-Friendly
Dog lovers will be thrilled with their artificial grass as it’s a cinch to keep clean. It’s a lot easier to remove waste than it to remove it from grass and the grass backing is perforated, allowing urine to flow through and away. Animals also love the softness of artificial grass on their paws. Bumps and falls are commonplace when you have young children playing out. Natural lawns will feature hard soil, stones and poor absorbency when it comes to falls whereas the soft, foam backing to artificial grass makes for a much more cushioned landing when accidents do happen.