June 12th, 2019

Does Artificial Turf Help The Environment?

Some still make the argument "real grass vs fake grass." Well regardless of who's right and who's wrong, it's really just a matter of preference. A home owner who loves doing his own yard work might appreciate the look and feel of real grass because it's more natural. But just down the block there's a business owner who prefers fake grass because it saves time and involves less maintenance.

Regardless of personal reasons why you may want to stick with real grass, there are some common reasons why people choose to have artificial grass installed on their property. The reasons commonly include water conservation, less maintenance, child and pet friendly, and it looks natural. But does artificial grass help the environment? Is it an eco-friendly option?..

Does artificial grass really help the environment?

Without going too deep into scientific research as to the benefits of artificial grass, let's just take a look at the most obvious..

Water Conservation - Everybody realizes the importance of conserving our most precious resource - water. In fact, the City of El Paso periodically imposes water restrictions on home owners who water their natural grass to only Mondays. In 1991, El Paso began a water conservation program that included a water conservation ordinance that makes wasting water a violation.
Recycling - Some may say that artificial grass is not recyclable. Although this may have been true in past years, some are made using materials that ARE recyclable. Even though the backing/tuft bind is the only part that isn't, the rest can easily be melted down to create new products.
Reduces carbon emissions - Lawn mowers, weed eaters and other lawn equipment are needed to maintain real grass. They all use either fossil fuel, electricity or batteries for power. The use of fossil fuels emits greenhouse gases which are not good for the environment. When artificial grass is installed, there is suddenly no need for cutting or trimming tools in order to maintain it to keep it looking beautiful and green.

Other things you can do to make your yard look artificially green

Along with artificial turf, there are some other things you can do that will make your yard look artificially green. If your backyard needs help and you don't know where to start, try a few easy modifications to turn your backyard space into a more inviting and warm part of your home.

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