If you have ever been on a golf course, you know how nice it is to look at neatly groomed runs as you drive your golf cart. For most people, their yards don’t quite look like a Golf Course.
You probably don’t have the time, money, or resources to create and maintain a golf course-styled backyard, but Synthetic Turf can make your dreams come true.
Synthetic Turf has seen a 15% growth in the market since 2017. If you are tired of paying a lawn service to maintain your manicured Weed Garden or work around you backyard Mud Bath its time for Synthetic Turf. There are some common Myths that keep people from exploring the otential of a Synthetic Turf Yard. The Five most common Myths are:
Myth 1: Home Value
A lot of people think that transitioning to synthetic turfs doesn’t add value to their homes. You want to make sure the money you are putting into renovations is returned in the long run.
So, is there any truth to this claim?
A lot of this depends on the type of synthetic turf that you use and how heavily you use it. Synthetic turf fields for sporting events are an example of artificial turf that is heavily used. They are expected to last around eight years or longer, which is usually when warranties start to expire.
However, most people aren’t installing a football field for their yard. If you are just looking at a backyard putting green, then your synthetic turf can easily last 10 to 20 years with proper care.
Additionally you will be saving thousands of dollars every month in lawn care costs; mowing, fertilizing, aerating, raking and weed pulling. Not to mention avoiding the lawn mowers, weed wackers and edgers that are belching carbon monoxide into the atmosphere.
Think about your pool area. Pool landscaping creates its own difficulties. The chemicals and chlorine in your pool can seep into your grassy areas and actually damage the soil and grass. Switching to artificial grass can create more curb appeal and less damage in the long run.
It’s not just about the value of your home, it’s about the saleability. A home with a buetiful manicured low maintenance property surrounding the residence is much more marketable then the alternative.
Myth 2: Recyclable
This myth might have been true in pastimes, but the world of artificial turf has come a very long way since then. Along with many different types of artificial turf, upgrades have been made to the materials that open the doors to recycling.
Your artificial turf should be recyclable – make sure to ask the company you purchase from about their materials. Most of the time the infill is also recyclable but requires separation from the turf for reuse.
Myth 3: Carbon Emissions
Carbon emissions have been highlighted in the news for years because of their role in the global warming crisis.
Synthetic Grass is inert and has no emissions. When filled with dust free sterile silica sand there are no emmissions.
Because you don’t have to care for it in the same way you would for real grass you don’t need any lawnmowers, weed hackers, or other maintenance equipment. In general, the lack of maintenance with machinery significantly decreases the number of carbon emissions associated with your property.
Myth 4: Safety for Kids
Today, artificial grass is Kid Friendly. When kids are playing around playgrounds, they are more at risk of injuring themselves due to uneven landscaping or sharp sticks. When on the playground equipment the padding under the turf adds to the available protection.
Synthetic grass provides a landscaping alternative that eliminates trip hazards and prevents potential injuries from hidden objects. The smooth continuous surface presented by artificial grass is a safe play surface for all ages.
Myth 5: Pets and Turf
One of the top reasons homeowners install synthetic grass is for their pet. Your pet is an important part of your family, and you want to make sure that your Pet turf is safe for the entire family.
As a bonus – synthetic turfs avoid using harsh chemicals and pesticides for fertilizing, which is actually safer for your pets compared to real grass. If you are concerned about muddy footprints when the dog runs into your house after a rainstorm, synthetic pet turfs is the solution to the problem.
When properly installed with the right combination of base materials installed to the correct depth your pets’ favorite area will remain odor free with minimal maintenance.
Synthetic Turfs Safety
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has stated that synthetic turfs are safe for use. Artificial grass also decreases overall carbon emissions and can conserve up to eight billion gallons of water per year.
Make the Switch Today
Synthetic turfs are a great opportunity to create the yard of your dreams. Not only can it create a more aesthetic appeal, but advances and studies have shown that it is safe for your kids and pets.
With so many options on the marketplace today for artificial grass, you want to make sure that you are receiving the best professional advice. Contact Complete Synthetic Turf to take advantage of over fifty years of experience helping clients to change their vision into reality.