If the grass is fake, does it still count as grass?

In recent years, synthetic turf has become increasingly popular, due to tougher water restrictions and people becoming more time poor than ever before.  There are increasing benefits to installing synthetic rather than organic turf, including, a minimized environmental impact, low maintenance, and (eventual) low costs.

Unlike natural grass, artificial turf doesn’t require treatment with pesticides and fertilizers, meaning that there is little to no chance of creating toxic run-off after rain, and saves an exponential amount of water each year as a non-living turf doesn’t require any water, and in larger areas drainage systems can be included providing an opportunity to collect rain water run-off for re-use in other areas of the garden.  As synthetic turf requires no mowing, it eliminates the excess carbon and emissions that are generally associated with the use of a petrol mower.  The base of synthetic turfs are also partially made of recycled materials, ensuring that wherever possible, waste is minimised.

Because synthetic turf doesn’t grow there is no need to mow ever!  It eliminates the need to mow, spend hours upon hours weeding and fertilizing to make it look well manicured, and won’t ever need to be patched up after a game of backyard cricket or footy.

While the upfront costs of synthetic turf can be quite off-putting, when you consider in the long-run the cost that a household or business doesn’t have to shell out for, synthetic turf really does make for an excellent long term investment to your property.

If you or your business would like to get in contact with Livable Landscapes for a quote, please feel free to check out our website for the applicable information or by phone on 0452 660 243.  Happy landscaping!

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