Replace Grass With Artificial Grass? It’s a Green Decision
If you’re considering whether to replace your lawn with artificial grass around your Las Vegas home, it may be because you want to reduce your water bill or reduce the demand on the Las Vegas water supply. You’ll find there are other benefits as well along with other questions to consider.
What Are the Benefits?
The obvious benefits are that artificial grass doesn’t require watering, mowing, fertilizer, pesticides, weeding, or herbicides. Because of these characteristics, you not only save time and money, you also reduce the impacts of lawn care on the water supply and the environment.
In addition, your artificial grass will stay green through the longest drought and after frosts and freezes when those occur.
One more benefit is that artificial lawns don’t produce grass pollen. All of this can be an important selling point for potential buyers when you might want to sell your home.
Are There Any Concerns If I Replace Grass With Artificial Turf?
Artificial grass is permeable, so rainwater soaks right into the ground, and it’s flexible, so it follows the rises and falls of your property.
You also can install artificial turf on many surfaces, such as a terrace or concrete patio. It’s a good idea not to install it in an outdoor kitchen or where you will be using your grill, though, because, while it won’t burst into flame, it will melt. It also can melt when exposed to sunlight through a window. However, any melted areas can be easily repaired,
Artificial turf will not, however, develop the small humps and dips that occur in natural lawns that can cause children, adults, and pets to trip as they run while playing.
You can select artificial turf in styles that duplicate the color, softness, and bounce of natural grass, and artificial turf is made to be durable and low maintenance. It can last for up to 20 years, and you’ll only need to hose it down or hose it down with a little soap and water where your pets play.
The color of artificial grass is stabilized to avoid fading from exposure to the sun’s UV rays, and it’s made to be stain-resistant. Also, the thatching under the blades, and the blades themselves, are designed to resist flattening under use. Artificial turf contains no toxic chemicals.
Like sidewalks, patios, and decks, artificial lawns retain more heat than natural grass, so it can begin to feel warm to your skin on hot days. It also can increase the surface temperature of the air.
If you’re considering replacing your lawn with artificial grass Las Vegas, professionals can help with your selection.