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Should You Install Artificial Turf in Your Yard?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Morningside Homes, LLC 720-231-5200 DRE# ER300941

 

Who wouldn't want to reside in a beautiful neighborhood adorned with meticulously manicured lawns? While some homeowners relish the thought of working on their yards, others may not share the same enthusiasm. If you've ever contemplated the idea of installing artificial turf, also known as fake grass, as a part of your landscape, it's essential to consider both its advantages and drawbacks.

Let's Begin with the Advantages:

Modern advancements in artificial turf technology have rendered it nearly indistinguishable from real grass, offering an evergreen and perpetually lush appearance to your landscape.

One of the most significant perks of artificial turf is the elimination of the need for regular mowing and trimming. This translates to potential cost savings by reducing monthly expenses associated with professional yard maintenance.

Artificial lawns are highly durable and can endure for up to two decades with minimal upkeep.

Many manufacturers incorporate recycled materials like tires and plastic bottles into their synthetic grass, contributing to a reduction in your environmental footprint.

Artificial turf conserves water, requiring only periodic watering for surface cleaning. In regions with consistent rainfall, this may even become unnecessary, making it an ideal solution for drought-prone climates. Additionally, artificial grass eliminates the risk of groundwater pollution since it doesn't require fertilizers. It also reduces air and noise pollution by eliminating the need for gas-powered lawnmowers and trimmers.

Now, Consider the Drawbacks:

Artificial grass can come with a substantial initial cost.

Being synthetic, it can absorb heat, potentially making it uncomfortably warm under bare feet in direct sunlight.

Accidental pet waste may pass through the turf, with solids being removable, but odors could linger. However, these odors can typically be eliminated using a vinegar and water solution.

Small debris that can't be removed with a leaf blower, such as mulch chips and tiny branches, may require a specialized artificial grass sweeper or turf rake for thorough cleaning.

Before deciding on artificial turf for your yard, carefully weigh these pros and cons to determine if it aligns with your needs, preferences, and budget.

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Comments(4)

Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

My lovely neighbors with their bougainvillea! UGH it is so hard to get off my artificial grass . . . I have the kind with drainage holes, so I can hose them off and get them clean but those damn leaves! I keep looking for a rake for it but they all seem to have poor reviews, LOL!
It's definitely a consideration . . .

May 21, 2024 08:34 AM
Patty Clark

Leaves are such a pain. Our neighborhood has 50 year old trees so imagine the leaves that are everywhere all year long.

May 31, 2024 10:38 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Patty, good to see you here in the Rain and hope you are doing good.  Miss our old Friday meeting at the board.

 

May 21, 2024 10:24 AM
Patty Clark

I'm still hanging in there.  Friday's meeting were such fun and I sure do miss them also. 

May 31, 2024 10:40 AM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Patty Clark very valuable detailed report about should to install artificial turf in your yard.

May 24, 2024 08:26 PM
Patty Clark
Morningside Homes, LLC 720-231-5200 - Denver, CO
Helping Families Move with Care

Thank you. Not sure dogs will appreciate it since it gets hot and weeds still grow through it.

May 31, 2024 10:41 AM