The Amazing Benefits of Professional Artificial Turf Installation
Greater Phoenix sees an average of four to eight inches of rain each year. For comparison, Seattle gets at least 37 inches of yearly rain, which is almost five times the rainfall in Phoenix.
It’s no surprise why the precipitation amounts are so different—Phoenix is a desert city and Seattle sits in the mountains.
Yet, many people in Arizona have green lawns like the ones you’d see in a rainy place like Seattle. Maintaining a green lawn in a place with such limited rain can be a challenge.
Luckily, artificial turf is a great alternative. Keep reading to learn about all the benefits of using synthetic grass in your home’s landscaping.
Artificial Turf Conserves Water
Groundwater levels in many metro areas across Arizona have risen by almost 200 feet since the 1980s, but water scarcity is still a problem. The solution for the groundwater problem has been to pump water from the Colorado River. It’s not a sustainable solution.
The great thing about synthetic grass is that it doesn’t need water. You’ll be doing your part to conserve a precious resource. You can also expect a major drop in your water bill, so it’s a win-win.
It’s Great for the Environment
In addition to wasting water, green grass lawns are not good for the environment. Lawnmowers add to the existing problem of carbon dioxide emissions. You can calculate the carbon footprint of your lawnmower to see the true effect.
Plus, some lawn chemicals like fertilizers and insecticides are toxic to pets and wildlife.
If you choose artificial turf, you’ll cut down your carbon footprint since you don’t need to mow it. Plus, you won’t add any harmful lawn chemicals to the environment.
It’s a Low-Maintenance Alternative to Real Grass
Synthetic grass will also save you tons of time on lawn maintenance. You won’t need to spend hours each week mowing, watering, fertilizing, and pulling weeds. You can use that time to relax, focus on other home improvement projects, or just enjoy your beautiful lawn.
Maintaining a synthetic lawn is easy. For the most part, you’ll just need to keep it clean. Take care of any spills with a quick rinse of the garden hose.
If there are leaves stuck in the grass, just use a broom to sweep away any dirt and use a rake. You can also rake the yard occasionally to refresh the turf’s appearance.
Synthetic Grass Stays Green Year-Round
One of the best things about fake grass is that it looks great all the time, regardless of the season. You won’t need to fret over brown spots or weeds.
Real grass goes through growing cycles, which makes it look brown during certain times of the year. This isn’t an issue with turf.
Plus, if you have a large tree in your yard, you won’t have to worry about the shade killing the grass. You’ll have lush grass directly under the tree.
It Saves Money
Between lawn mowers and lawn chemicals, maintaining a real grass lawn isn’t cheap. Plus, if you have a lawn in Arizona, you’re going to need a sprinkler system to keep it looking healthy. Not to mention the water you’ll have to pay for.
An artificial lawn might cost more upfront, but it has virtually no maintenance costs after that. Switching to synthetic turf could save you hundreds of dollars each year. Your wallet will thank you.
Artificial grass also lasts a long time. With the proper care and maintenance, it can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years.
It Lowers Your Exposure to Seasonal Allergens
Millions of people in the U.S. suffer from seasonal allergies and grass pollen is a common culprit. You can’t prevent your exposure to all allergens, especially if your neighbor has a real grass lawn. But, if you switch to turf, you’ll be able to cut down your exposure to allergens in your own backyard.
Plus, if your grass allergy affects your skin, you’ll be able to enjoy your own backyard without breaking out in hives. Enjoy the feeling of walking around barefoot in your backyard.
It’s Great for Backyard Entertaining
Backyard parties and barbecues are much more fun with artificial turf. You won’t have to worry about the sprinklers coming on or stepping into a wet spot in the yard.
Synthetic grass installers level the ground before laying the turf, so you won’t have to worry about any ruts or holes. You won’t have to worry about someone tripping on a rut and twisting their ankle. Nothing ruins a party faster than an injury.
Plus, a synthetic lawn is durable enough to handle the foot traffic from a backyard party. Unlike real grass, artificial grass doesn’t need time to recover.
Why Professional Installation is the Way to Go
For the least amount of future maintenance, it’s best to hire professional synthetic grass installers. They know how to handle seams, excavate the ground so it’s level, and remove tree stumps.
Plus, professional turf installers will know what type of turf works best for your lifestyle. Some types are better for pets, while some are more suited to high-traffic areas. Installing the right type will make it last longer.
When you hire the pros, you’ll get a better-looking yard. DIYers often have trouble with seaming, which can lead to curling edges and trip hazards. With professional installation, you won’t even notice the seams.
Schedule Professional Artificial Turf Installation Today
Artificial turf is good for the environment, your wallet, your social life, and your time. It’s a durable alternative to real grass that will look great for years to come.
Ready for a free estimate for your home? Contact Jorge at JM Landscaping Pros. They offer hardscaping services and artificial turf / synthetic grass installation. If you’re looking for professionals in the East Valley, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, or the Fountain Hills area, contact Jorge today.