4 Myths Debunked on Artificial Grass

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Many have already formed their opinions when it comes to synthetic grass. However, there are several myths when it comes to artificial grass. By taking a closer look you can see how these myths can be easily debunked.

Myth #1 Artificial Grass Installation Is Too Expensive

houseYes, artificial grass does cost more than it would cost to plant real grass seeds or to lay down sod. However, it is more affordable than we think, and will pay for itself in savings. The old adage Time is Money is so right. All of the time that you spend on mowing, weed eating, and fertilizing your grass will be yours to relax and enjoy your backyard. Not only will you save time, you will also be saving money. Your water bill will be significantly lower when you aren’t worried about watering the lawn, reducing your cost by up to 70% of what you’re currently paying. You also won’t need to buy heavy-duty lawn equipment or the fuel to run them. Check out our blog on the breakdown of cost of artificial grass here for more information on how it’s affordable for you.

Myth #2 Artificial Grass Doesn’t Look RealArtificial Grass

Many have the idea of Astroturf in their heads when it comes to artificial turf for their lawns. However, technology has come a long way since the initial creation of artificial grass. These days artificial turf comes in varying lengths and gradients. There are a wide variety of options when it comes for the perfect fake grass for your yard. For instance, you can get short well-trimmed grass that mimics the look of a golf course, or grass that has hints of yellow and different shades of green to give a more natural look.

Myth #3 Artificial Grass Gets Too Hot to Touch

While it is true that real grass does maintain a cooler temperature, especially on hot sunny days, it is untrue that artificial grass gets too hot to touch. Unlike other landscaping surfaces in your yard such as concrete or gravel, artificial grass maintains some heat, but is not too hot to walk on comfortably barefoot. In fact majority of people who have artificial grass are still able to enjoy their yards comfortably. However there are also several tactics that you can use to help ensure your grass stays as cool as possible. One thing you can do is choose a lighter shade of turf. This will help repel the sun’s rays and disperse some of the heat. Another great way is to use trees in your landscaping to get more shade. Artificial grass is great for trees, because the shade isn’t going to cause bald spots in your yard, just offer a nice and refreshing cool spot on a hot summer day.

Myth # 4 Artificial Grass is Bad for Pets

Synthetic Grass installation in San Diego that is Pet Safe.On the contrary, you should install artificial grass if you have pets. Artificial grass is extremely pet friendly. It will prevent your pets from digging up your yard and causing bald spots from rubbing on the ground. You don’t have to worry about your pet getting excessively muddy or dirty from romping in that puddle in your yard, because there won’t be a puddle in your yard. The drainage on artificial grass is excellent, allowing water to drain and not just sit on top of the surface. It also doesn’t harbor bugs such as fleas or ticks.

Artificial grass is surrounded by myths of products past. With today’s technology, you can get a beautiful green yard without the hassle and save money. The benefits definitely outweigh the cost when you add up money, time, water, and headaches saved. If you are interested in seeing what artificial turf can do for your home, Give us a call at (858)-483-8079 and you will receive 20% off your project!

 

 

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