The Benefits of Using Artificial Grass for Your Lawn
There are numerous benefits to artificial grass that you may not even realize!
A. Natural grass requires a significant amount of water and is also a huge expense. There’s tremendous savings, as well as the consideration of water conservation, by installing artificial grass.
Natural lawns require a lot of hard work, time, and expense. Mowing and edging the lawn, over seeding for winter and treating for weeds and bugs are a few examples of the constant work necessary to maintain natural grass.
Wouldn't you rather spend your weekend doing something fun, instead of working half the day on your lawn?
Aren't you tired of the irritating noise pollution from the sound of lawn mowers, edger, or blowers? What about the horrible smell from the gas powered equipment? Don't forget the hassle and expense of maintaining and storing lawn mowers and other equipment? Wouldn't it be nice to eliminate all that?
A. Applying bug and weed killer to eliminate weeds and pests on grass exposes you, your children, and your pets to toxic chemicals. When you water your lawn, those chemicals run off into the sewer system, harming the environment. Artificial grass doesn’t require any of that, so the family isn’t exposed to toxins and neither is the environment.
A. Yes. Buying the equipment and maintaining it, fuel for the lawn mower, electricity or paying a landscaper to do it. And even though I know my landscaper, I don’t necessarily know the workers out in my back yard.
A. Well, there are estimates online that for a 1,000 square foot area of grass, up to $3,000 is saved annually on water and maintenance costs. That’s pretty significant. What’s really important for an Arizona resident to know is that some cities, municipalities, and the state offer rebates for both residential and commercial property owners for removing grass and installing artificial grass because of water conservation efforts. Some Arizona cities are offering rebates to homeowners who replace their lawns with artificial grass; ranging from $50 to $1,500 and up to $3,000 for commercial properties.
Of course, people need to contact their own cities and counties to determine what’s available for them specifically, if they qualify and how to apply to receive these rebates. It’s up to them to verify this information, and we can’t and don't guarantee it, because it changes. http://www.asgi.us/artificial_grass_rebates.htm#arizonaartificialgrassrebates
A. The areas of the irrigation system for your lawn are capped off so you can water the garden beds, shrubs, and trees, but not the lawn. You may benefit from additional cost savings, besides reducing the amount of water used, on the maintenance of your irrigation system. As you are aware, there are always constant issues with maintaining a watering system, because lawn mowers damage sprinkler heads, especially when scalping the lawn for re-seeding. It’s very time consuming and costly to dig up the sprinkler heads, repair, and replace them and before you have time to do it, water is generally either not running in this area of the lawn, causing it to yellow or is providing too much water and causing you to waste water.
A. Liquid waste runs through it. You will scoop the poop, from the grass just as you would with natural grass, but you won’t experience yellowing or dark green patches. Naturally, you’ll want to hose it down occasionally, to rinse off the Arizona dust and freshen it up.
A. Well, it looks beautiful year-round, it holds up in high traffic areas, it’s preferable to rock because of the reduction in dust, reduced allergies, and there’s a variety of high quality, different styles to choose from that look completely natural.
A. Artificial grass looks beautiful and is so much less expensive to maintain than landscaped areas. Weeds are a huge issue in Arizona and properly installed artificial grass eliminates constant treatment for weeds and looks far more inviting than desert scape alone. You save water costs and may receive rebates for replacing grass with artificial grass and it's nice to sit on. You have the inviting look of grass, without the maintenance.