3 Reasons You Should Consider Artificial Turf For Your Yard

Once you are finished building your new home, you have the added responsibility of putting in a yard. However, what do you do if you aren't looking forward to the hours of Saturday morning upkeep? If you love the look of grass but don't want to deal with the hassle of caring for it, artificial turf might be right for you. Here are three reasons you should consider artificial turf for your yard and why you won't regret your decision:

1: Looks Like the Real Thing

When you think of fake grass, you probably imagine that slightly-fuzzy, bright green ground covering used in indoor putting greens. However, synthetic grass has come a long way, and these days, it is almost indistinguishable from the real thing.

Modern synthetic grass has staggered, realistic blades. Instead of each blade being perfect and smooth, the plastic is actually textures to refract a little light and look less shiny. If you look closely, you might even notice that a range of blade colors running through each patch of synthetic grass to mimic the real thing.

To create an even, realistic impression, the ground is leveled and compacted before artificial grass is installed. Each piece is carefully blended with the piece next to it, so you can't see where one section begins and the next one ends. 

2: Saves Time

Caring for a lawn means a lot more than simply cutting your grass. In addition to daily watering and sprinkler maintenance, you might also have to worry about fertilizing, weeding, and pest control. However, since synthetic grass will stay beautiful and pristine on its own, it can save you hours and hours of time. While your friends are edging their lawns and treating those dandelions with weed killer, you can get ready for that barbecue.

3: Reduces Water Usage

During the summer, you might love the look and feel of that real lawn—that is, until the city water bill arrives. Summertime irrigation can cost an arm and a leg, especially if you live in an area where water is scarce.

However, because artificial turf never needs to be watered, it can reduce your water bill by as much as 70%. Before you rule out fake grass, think of how much that could save you. Although synthetic grass has a higher initial cost than real turf, over time, it could pay for itself.

By installing synthetic grass, you can kick back and relax while you watch your neighbors slave away over their lawns.