Most people like the look of a vibrant green lawn, but not everyone enjoys the responsibility or problems that living in a home surrounded by grass can cause. If you’ve experienced any of the issues below, it might be time to switch from natural to synthetic grass to make your life easier.
Many people have seasonal allergies, which may be made worse by their lawns. Disturbing a lawn through mowing, walking, or playing on it can release pollen and other allergies that make you miserable and uncomfortable. With synthetic grass, you may be able to enjoy being outside once more.
Having a lawn puts you at risk of dealing with all sorts of pests, both flora and fauna. Plant pests are normally known as weeds, and they can be unsightly and even attract other pests. If insects and animals hang out in your yard, they may soon find their way into your garage or home. Grass can hide ticks looking for warm-blooded hosts or cause a reaction in your pets. But pests aren’t attracted to synthetic grass in the same way, and you don’t need to resort to pesticides, so these problems are reduced.
Bald or Dead Spots
If you’ve ever struggled to encourage green grass to grow in a spot that has turned brown and dead or has disappeared entirely, you may be relieved to know that synthetic grass can help with this problem. Synthetic lawns don’t die because of foot traffic or pets. Artificial turf might be the solution to a persistent concern, and you don’t even have to replace your entire lawn if you just want to install it in problem areas.
Unfortunately, some homeowners simply live in a location with poor soil, and grass or other plants will refuse to grow. If a well-manicured lawn is a part and parcel of your idea of homeownership, consider synthetic grass, instead. Plus, you don’t need to water it!
Bacteria and Fungi
You can easily bring bacteria into your home on your shoes when you have grass in your yard. But artificial turf doesn’t absorb water and quickly dries, meaning it’s less likely to harbor bacteria than a natural lawn, even if you have pets. Plus, you can rinse it with water to keep it cleaner than natural grass. Similarly, natural grass is vulnerable to diseases caused by fungi that feed on organic matter. These fungi may be why your lawn has dead spots. Although you can treat with fungicide, your results may vary, and turf helps you avoid the problem from the start.
To learn more about synthetic grass, contact Synthetic Grass Masters today.