Few things enhance a home’s curb appeal more than a lush, green landscape. However, with a rising cost of living, increasing water conservation concerns, and less time than ever to dedicate to maintenance, many homeowners are searching for a practical alternative that provides the same aesthetic appeal.
That’s why synthetic grass has become one of the most popular water-wise landscaping alternatives across the country. With the same look and feel as natural grass, artificial turf allows property owners to reap the same visual and functional benefits but without any of the time-consuming maintenance or sky-high irrigation costs. Here are just a few ways in which artificial turf installation eliminates irrigation costs for homeowners.
Conserves Water & Reduces Bills
Anyone who’s had a natural grass lawn knows how much time, money, and water goes into maintaining them. Unless you have a small lawn you don’t mind watering by hand with your garden hose, most natural grass lawns require irrigation systems to keep them looking green and healthy year-round. However, these systems can use up a significant amount of water, especially during the summer. This results in sky-high water bills and places a burden on the local water supply, which can be a significant concern in desert climates and areas susceptible to drought.
By contrast, synthetic grass doesn’t require any watering in order to remain the perfect shade of green year-round. Since artificial grass is made using a synthetic polyethylene material, it mimics the look and feel of natural grass with no water required to maintain its vibrant hue. This eliminates the need for costly irrigation systems, which saves homeowners as much as 50 percent on their water bill each month and conserves thousands of gallons of water each year.
Avoids Seasonal System Adjustments
One of the challenges of having a natural grass lawn is the need to adjust your sprinkler system seasonally. During the hot summer months, lawns tend to dry out faster, requiring more frequent watering. During the colder, wetter months, lawns go into a dormant state and receive seasonal rainfall, so additional watering from an irrigation system isn’t necessary as often — or at all.
However, having to make constant adjustments to your irrigation system can quickly become a tedious and time-consuming task. It can also lead to under- or over-watering your yard if you don’t make these adjustments with perfect precision and in a timely manner.
One of the reasons so many property owners are switching to artificial turf is because it eliminates the hassle of seasonal irrigation system adjustments. Since synthetic turf doesn’t require watering to stay green, you can get rid of your irrigation system completely and save dozens of hours and hundreds of dollars on wasted water and tedious system adjustments.
Eliminates Non-Flexible Watering Schedules
In addition to seasonal adjustments, natural grass lawns also require minute adjustments depending on factors such as the weather, soil type, grass type, or current lawn health. These adjustments may not only need to be made day-to-day, but different parts of your lawn may require different watering schedules on the same day. For example, certain areas of your lawn may have different types of grass from another area of your lawn, requiring two different watering schedules.
Most irrigation systems, especially residential systems, can’t accommodate these specific adjustments, making it likely that you’re under- or over-watering your lawn in some areas. Under-watering can cause parts of your lawn to turn brown and die while over-watering can lead to pooled water and bacteria growth in other areas. It also almost certainly means that you’re spending more money than necessary on your lawn irrigation.
With synthetic grass, there’s no need to worry about non-flexible watering schedules. Since it doesn’t need more than an occasional rinse-down with a hose, you don’t have to worry about your lawn wearing unevenly, turning brown, or becoming waterlogged. You can also drastically reduce your water usage across the board, saving you hundreds to thousands of dollars each year.
Works With Any Terrain
Another limitation of irrigation systems is that they can only be installed in certain terrains. For example, hilly or rocky terrain poses a challenge for irrigation installers, so homeowners with land in irregular or less favorable terrain may not be able to install an irrigation system at all.
Synthetic grass, on the other hand, can be installed in any terrain, making it an ideal option for those living in areas with challenging terrain conditions. Whether you have slopes, rocky areas, or existing concrete surfaces, you can enjoy an evergreen landscape with artificial grass. It also eliminates the need for costly and complicated irrigation systems, making turf grass the more practical and cost-effective solution.
If you need guidance in choosing the right artificial turf products for your installation, speak to your installer or contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse location today. We can help you find the perfect synthetic grass products and installation accessories for your project’s unique needs. Synthetic Grass Warehouse has been an industry leader for more than 20 years, helping distributors, installers and homeowners alike with all their synthetic turf installation needs. To find out more about artificial grass wholesale or to receive guidance with your next turf grass installation, contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse facility today.