Artificail turf is becoming more common in the home landscape. The thought of a nice green tuft that does not require fertiler water or mowing seem to be a dream come true. Or is it?
There are many pros and cons to choosing artificial grass in the home lawn and it is something that you should check into be fore you decide to make the leap to artificial turf!
Besides whether or not you like the looks there maybe legal ramifications if you do not check with the proper authorities before you install artificial turf in your yard. When ever you do a landscape project make sure the zoning code allows it.
http://online.wsj.com/ Jun 13
After a makeover, synthetic grass is showing up in residential driveways, courtyards and high-traffic areas. Today, six companies make artificial grass in the US, and residential sales have increased about 30% a year for the past five years, according to the Association of Synthetic Grass Installers.
http://blog.artificialturfsupply.com Fri, 30 Aug 2013 17:45:52 GMT
At trade shows, visitors often admit that it takes very close inspection to realize that modern artificial turf design isn’t real. Although artificial grass provides many benefits, some care for residential fake grass needs to be kept in …
Do Your Research
Most of the information that is on the internet seems to be pro artificial turf but, by the same token the vast majority of that information is being published by manufacturers or installers of Artificial Turf .The main job of these articles is ti sell Artificial Turf.
Many cities and towns as well as Home Owner Associations have rules and regulations regarding the use of these types of lawns. Be sure you check before you invest.
While these types of lawns do not require mowing, fertilizer, or water they still require maintenance. Cleaning up pet and animal waste is a must to prevent disease and bacteria from growing. Dust must be hosed off from time to time to keep the lawn looking nice.
You will also have to weed this lawn from time to time because just like pavers, rooft ops, and concrete walks weed seed will find it’s way in and will germinate and grow.