Artificial Turf is on a steady rise in popularity for multiple reasons in the past decade. As the industry continues to revolutionize and products become more and more advanced, demand has consistently rose alongside it. The change to artificial turf is NOT being made because people no longer enjoy natural grass, but because of maintenance and time it requires to keep it looking presentable! In this blog, we will cover the major benefits of artificial turf and why it can make your life easier.
To begin with, artificial turf drains at a much higher rate than natural grass. Higher quality artificial turf can drain in as little as thirty minutes, which is just a fraction of the time it takes natural grass to handle water. Draining for a dry yard is not the only positive, however. When water accumulates on natural grass and puddles, it can kill the grass and turn the whole yard into a muddy mess. On the contrary, artificial turf puddles minimally even when facing heavy rain and drains to become a usable surface quickly. In addition to the draining capabilities, the turf is unaffected by standing water on top of it. While the water is puddled, the turf will absorb it and return to its dry, usable state. No mud, no mess.
Artificial Turf also is designed specifically to make maintenance low in both effort and financially. The artificial turf allows you to sell your mower or end your weekly lawn care service. Instead of sacrificing Sunday afternoons or paying hundreds of dollars a month, turf offers one-time installation, proceeded by a virtually free upkeep. Artificial Turf also has an expected lifetime of around 20 years. When doing some mental math on the hours and dollars that can be saved with this investment, the numbers are quite staggering. On average, the artificial turf pays for itself after roughly 7 years. That means the last 13 years of the turf’s lifespan is free and clear of reoccurring maintenance costs, except for recommended checkups.
In closing, artificial turf has value for everyone ranging from homeowner to facility manager. You can finally ditch the mower or the lawn care service that you dread hearing outside your window at 7:00 am on the weekends. Artificial grass also drains at a higher rate, assuring that your yard is not transformed into a mud pit throughout a storm. In closing, Artificial grass does not provide the same satisfaction of feeling real grass in between your toes, but it offers the economic and practical benefits that natural grass cannot.