Going Green With A Fake Grass Installation
You lead a strict green lifestyle, are very conscious and concerned about the environment and probably make your own compost for your garden. But did you know you can increase and better your efforts towards being kind to the environment by an artificial grass installation.
There has been so much talk of how synthetic turf is harmful talk, but the subject of this heated debate has always been the older generation turf from earlier on in the history of artificial grass. Carefully consideration certain aspects of the care and maintenance that goes into natural grass gardens will reveal that it is not the greenest option and artificial grass is a more eco-friendly alternative for residential and commercial premises.
First and foremost is the fact that natural grass requires plenty of water. Real grass sporting fields and extensive putting green require millions, even billions of gallons of water each year to ensure that the sporting surfaces look green and great throughout the seasons. This is quite wasteful and puts unnecessary strain on the available sources of water. Synthetic turf on the other hand does not require any watering, although it may need hosing down when cleaning.
Running a lawn mower produces carbon emissions which contribute to air pollution. These emissions are not only a risk for the atmosphere but can cause disease and a real danger to the health of humans and animals. With artificial grass, mowing is no longer a concern and you do not have to worry about exposing self and others to noxious emissions at any time.
Natural grass lawns require fertilizers and pesticides on a regular basis for growth and to ensure it looks great. These harmful chemicals can be washed down, run into water catchment areas and end up being consumed by fish and other organisms in the sea, and ultimately by humans. These are toxins which may lead to several health issues. Additionally, the chemicals may cause harm to worms and other organisms in the soil which are crucial to maintaining a perfect balance in the eco-system. It goes without saying that synthetic turf products do not need fertilizers or pesticides after installation and is more eco-friendly option in that regard.
Research has shown that you have nothing to worry in terms of harmful heavy metals such as lead and other toxins when it comes to the third generation artificial grass that is in the market today. Coupled with the highlighted benefits over natural grass, you can readily install synthetic turf with the certainty that it is indeed an eco-friendly alternative.