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Artificial Grass vs. Real Grass

Artificial Grass: Why Pick Them?

Artificial Grass vs. Real Grass

For some time now, synthetic grass has been utilized and used to the fullest in most sports and huge industrial buildings but let’s always acknowledge the truth, it doesn’t look real and it is used just for an attractive look when compared with the other types. This form of deco has been making the frontlines in the garden industry quite not long due to the material used to make them.

Shockingly, most factory grasses are made look just like the real grass and they go to the extent of adding little brown grasses to spic up the taste.

One thing most people don’t know about artificial lawns or grass is that it doesn’t contain the same allergens which can be found in real grass so if anyone in your household is allergic to those allergens, you wouldn’t have a problem with it in your home. No matter the type of allergy (airborne or contact), this type is the best choice.

Maintenance

Artificial grass is not completely maintainable free but these amazing choices can last for a very long time, up to 15 years yet it needs no fertilizing, trimming, mowing, or watering. What this artificial carpet need is just to be repaired, blown out, or sprayed for weed sometimes.  Also, it is a choice for users who want to use it in places that are hard to water, users who need an area that can be cleaned easily when their pets make a mess, and users who want to get one which can hold more weight compared to tea grass.  See them being used in homes as decoration and at a nearby college, I am surprised to see how they look and are almost live-like. This is something you could speed your money on and I personally would consider it for brief landscaping spaces.

You need to also schedule your weed control steps because rough grasses and shrubs can also take heed on your fake turf. This does not really look all that bad but it would mess with the durability of your fake grass.

Concerns

When it comes to concern, what you have to think about is the cost or price since it is a product that costs a bit and it needs a professional to handle the preparation of the ground as well as the installation of the fake turf on a larger area of land.

Although the cost of this product is high they may be equally covered by the savings you would make on fuel, gasoline, water supply as well as other types of equipment you may need to get the exact desired look.

Other things you may look at is the degree of hotness which can occur in the southern climate where the sun sits most times and how it would affect the materials which may give off toxic particles. Once the product is worn out, it might end up in the trash bay contributing to landfills.

Real Grass: a Natural Choice?

Real Grass: a Natural Choice?

When it comes to a real lawn, there is something soothing and one of the best feelings that one can get is when they smell the scent of freshly cut grass while enjoying the marvelous view. Personally, I believe a lawn is a family property and it should be kept like that too. That was how I grew up and when it comes to lawns we as a family had an emotional attachment to the good times we had or spent there. Now that I have my own house, the lawn is just like a part of the park and this may depend on the weather – and there’s no weekend that passes that my kids do not play around in circles, play catch with the dogs, and running through the sprinklers.

Maintenance

Just as I stated above, real lawns need attention, and used lawns need upkeep.

You need to water your grass regularly to grow and you need to cut it also as it grows. It needs to be treated for weeds, trimmed if close to building posts, poles, and other places where a mower can’t reach and it needs to also be fertilized. At points which it has been dug up or worn out needs to be re-examined and replaced.
 Good mowing techniques and watering can help your lawn have deeper roots.  You can fertilize your soil like twice or even once a year depending on the type of soil you are using and the lawn type. For weed control, some of the steps above can minimize and choke out what plant isn’t wanted.

Concerns

Real Grass: a Natural Choice: Concerns

The biggest complaint about real grass is the maintenance required to keep it healthy and green. Most users don’t just have the time to cater, cater, and groom a lawn over the course of a growing season.  Also, the maintenance cost and energy bills may go up during the growing season.  If you make use of city-provided water, your water usage may also be restricted too.

Pests also are another problem that is not very common but can be an issue when it infects and takes over your lawn. Grubs can tarnish your roots and rodents can rough up your grass and cause your soil to sink into their tunnels.

One more problem people may have with generally maintaining the real lawn is the air and noise pollution which can be a result of using weed escorts or lawn mowers.

If you use fertilizer on your lawn, most types may be toxic for some time and this can affect wildlife or your pets by making them fall ill if they take in too much.

Some child and pet safe organic fertilizers are also available in the market too. Fertilizers can also spread into shallow water which might increase the pool’s toxicity over time.

Which One Should You Go for?

If you really want to put up a lawn, change your old lawn or you are tired of the old grass lawn and you still want to have a nice grassy area, we hope this passage helped stare some lights on the disparities between real grass and artificial turf. With two of these choices, there is still a need to keep the space green.

I like the idea when it comes to an artificial lawn for modern gardens and small-sized landscape spaces. If you are deeply engrossed into DIY, you can as well by-pass the installation costs but when it comes to big spaces, I prefer to give the job to a professional to handle it.

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