Environmental Benefits of Artificial Turf
It’s no secret that artificial grass is the best way to maintain a lush, evergreen landscape all year long. However, did you know that by switching to synthetic grass, you’re also doing your part to help the environment?
Synthetic turf is the most sustainable form of landscaping you can use on your property; because of its inorganic nature, property owners can cut back on costly, labor-intensive maintenance work. This results in not only a significant reduction in your monthly utility bills but an even greater reduction in your carbon footprint!
Safely Keep Pesky Insects Away
Homeowners often use pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers to keep their lawns green and insect-free. These chemicals pollute the air and harm local plants and wildlife.
Artificial turf is made from inorganic materials such as nylon and polyethylene, which aren’t as appealing to household pests. Not to mention, the excellent drainage found in artificial grass prevents any buildup of puddles that could attract insects, keeping your lawn clean and pest-free without using harmful chemicals!
Efficient Emission Reduction with Synthetic Grass
By now, it’s well-known that a primary cause of air pollution is the excessive emission of carbon dioxide. When we hear this statistic, we typically think of our cars – but did you know that lawnmowers play a big role in CO2 pollution, as well?
When it comes to keeping natural grass short, you’re left with two options – tire yourself out with an old push mower or crank your gas mower’s engine. According to the EPA, one gas lawnmower emits 88 pounds of carbon dioxide per year!
Artificial turf never grows, so mowing becomes a thing of the past! You’ll be able to enjoy a stunning turf landscape without worrying about dangerous pollutants.
How Artificial Turf Conserves Energy
Pumping, filtering and heating water all use energy. Reducing excessive water in your yard is a great way to reduce your carbon emissions.
Additionally, polluted runoff water from natural grass creates a whole new problem: water treatment. One study found that water treatment uses 30 billion kilowatt hours of electricity per year; that’s almost one percent of the total electricity used in the United States!
While artificial grass requires light watering to get rid of debris, it pales in comparison to the eye-opening amount of water needed to maintain natural grass – this is especially helpful in areas experiencing heavy drought and rigid water use restrictions. Thanks to its fantastic drainage capabilities, runoff water goes through the turf’s surface and into the ground, eliminating the demand for water treatment.
Want to know more about how you can help yourself and the environment with artificial turf? Contact us today for more information!
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