Whether your aim is to have the best-looking lawn on the block, or you simply want to save time, money, and energy by reducing your lawn maintenance requirements, artificial grass is a great choice.
There are many reasons why artificial grass helps the environment. In addition to helping you cut down on landscaping costs and reducing the amount of the time spent manicuring your lawn throughout the year, which frees up more time and money to devote to environmental causes, artificial grass also helps the environment in the following ways. Let’s take a look:
We aren’t strangers to the concept of water as a scarce resource. We all know that it’s essential for life and that our bodies are made of it. But did you know that most families use approximately 320 gallons of water per day? Whether it’s for cooking, cleaning, showering, watering plants or other residential vegetation, that’s a significant chunk of change. Not surprisingly, most of this water actually goes to outdoor use. One of the environmental benefits of synthetic grass is that your lawn irrigation bill is effectively cut to zero. Switching to artificial grass almost entirely eliminates your home irrigation bill. The only water you’ll end up using for your turf is for cleaning away pet urine and feces. That’s about it. We think it’s safe to say that artificial turf is helping out a great deal.
As children, we were told to not litter and not pollute and to take care of our planet. But it’s strangely paradoxical to think that something synthetic, like artificial turf, can actually help us decrease pollution. Unfortunately, maintaining a natural lawn is very taxing to our environment. The emissions that come out of mowers, edgers, and even from fertilizer contribute to global carbon dioxide levels. Currently, there are more than 406 parts per million of CO2 in our atmosphere. With this figure rising yearly, it’s definitely time to consider some paths we can take to help.
DECREASED FERTILIZER AND PESTICIDE USE:
It is estimated that (of the 3,000,000 tons of fertilizer which is used each year to keep lawns green and shiny) “up to 60% of synthetic nitrogen applied to lawns does not get used and ends up contaminating ground water.” Many fertilizers and most pesticides are extremely toxic to the animals and insects that live in and around your lawn, such as birds, bees, and fish.
In addition to the negative effect of fertilizers and pesticides on the animals that live in and around this contaminated water, human exposure is also dangerous.
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