The Advantages and Benefits of Synthetic Turf from Turf Doctor
In our latest Saskatoon Landscaping article, we discuss the many benefits of synthetic turf.
The smooth green grass of a Canadian yard is a neighbourhood status symbol. The perfect Canadian lawn is a mark of hard work mowing, watering and, unfortunately, polluting our planet with chemicals. Now, however, we have firmly stepped into the future, in which our Perfect Turf requires no watering, nor endless mowing nor environmental harming pesticides to keep them pristine.
We all want to make life easier for ourselves, particularly when it comes to maintaining our home. There are countless benefits to having artificial grass installed in your yard.
The best part of switching to artificial grass? Your children can play all day on the grass and not get muddy; pets don’t leave unsightly stains that mark where they go to the toilet, and your yard care company can retire because you never need to mow or fertilize the lawn again.
Here we’ve outlined seven of the major advantages of switching to fake grass over living with below-par, muddy natural grass.
1. Reduce your water bills and save precious water
Straw-like and yellow – a common look of lawns suffering the hotter, drier summer months. To keep a lawn green and springy takes water – a commodity that is expensive and sometimes unavailable.
In some hot countries, up to 550 litres of water per person per day is used, compared to a global average of 250 litres per person per day. One of the reasons for high use in this country is the amount of water used to keep the country green.
You could enjoy large savings on your water bill if you choose artificial grass. The cost of laying artificial grass may be more than laying turf, but in just three or four years your water bill savings will see returns on your investment. There is also very little outlay other than simple annual maintenance to keep your artificial grass in tip-top condition.
With artificial grass, there’s no need to drain precious water resources to keep your yard looking good.
2. More time to relax
Once your new lawn is installed, you can trade-in your mower and stop worrying about watering. All you need to do is clear the leaves off and occasionally give it a quick brush and spray. Or you can simply call in the experts. We can give it a makeover for you.
3. Perfect Turf for your children
Worries about children falling over onto a hard surface when playing out in the garden are drastically reduced when you have the Perfect Turf. For both the very young – and those of us who are less sure of foot – falling over on this system presents less danger. No need to worry about those more daring dance moves during your garden party anymore!
4. If your dogs are your priority
Dogs love artificial grass, as it is soft on their paws. They don’t care that it is easy to clean, nevertheless, you will. Simply hose the area or dog run regularly to remove urine. Solid waste is effortless to pick up and far easier than clearing up from a natural lawn.
5. Great for tenants and landlords
There are common problems with natural grass in rented properties. Tenants may worry about water costs and the drag of mowing a lawn which is not theirs. As a landlord, however, you want the place to be kept in good condition. An artificial lawn is a great solution for both parties.
You keep your home looking good, and you can attract tenants who do not want to be a slave to the home they only rent and not own.
5. The solution to the shaded areas
It’s common for grass to become brown and moss-covered in shaded areas, such as under a large tree. Real grass needs direct sunlight, whereas our Perfect Turf does not need any sun to stay looking good. Your yard is guaranteed to be green all over, year-round…even under a foot of snow!
6. Are you often away working or on vacation?
For the traveller and snowbirds, a real lawn can be a real bother. If you regularly travel for work, or just like to vacation, you know having a garden of natural grass is a big responsibility. Natural grass needs watering and looking after. Imagine being able to close your garden door and leave knowing that when you come home the lawn will be green and as short as when you left.
7. Throw away harmful pesticides
Keeping a natural lawn green and weed-free not only takes dedication, mowing and watering, it also requires using harmful pesticides and herbicides that filter through the soil and drain into the waterways. These chemicals kill, pollute, and pose potential health threats to people, even those who may not even have a lawn.
You can help planet earth and your own local environment by using Perfect Turf.