A beautifully lush green lawn is tough on the environment. Your footprint grows faster than the grass in certain areas of the country. That’s where synthetic turf supplies an eco-friendly alternative to resource-intensive natural grass. And in any environment, synthetic turf supplies a healthy alternative to natural grass for those who suffer from allergies.
Less Water Consumed
Keeping a lawn lush requires water. Bermuda grass needs 1 to 1 1/4 inches of water every week. You must water as often as every third day if you have sandy soil. That’s over 52 inches of water every year. St. Augustine needs an inch of water every week it is growing. Because it doesn’t grow when the weather is cold, in some climates that works out to less than 52 inches a year. Kentucky bluegrass needs 2 inches of water every week during the summer and 1 inch per week the rest of the year.
Synthetic turf supplies green all year long and the only water you need is the water you use to hose it down every so often.
Synthetic turf used as a pet lawn uses a bit more water than regular synthetic turf. But, that’s only because you hose pet lawn turf down more often than when the turf is used in other applications.
Synthetic Turf Supplies Green Without Grubs
Natural turf falls victim to grubs, armyworms, and cinch bugs. Treating these pests requires the application of pesticides. Many of these are toxic to humans as well as bugs. Bugs don’t eat synthetic turf.
Neem oil and other “organic” pesticides may kill your pests but they will also kill beneficial backyard denizens. This includes pollinators necessary for crops and backyard gardens.
You’ll never apply pesticide to synthetic turf. No grubs, no ticks, no cinch bugs. Synthetic turf is safe for pollinators.
Never Fertilize Again
Natural turf requires periodic feeding. Most homeowners and property managers don’t use manure for fertilizer, instead, they use chemical fertilizers.
These fertilizers make their way into the groundwater or into streams, creeks, and rivers. That’s not good for our waterways.
An Allergy-Friendly Alternative
Synthetic turf never creates pollen. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, grass pollen is a common culprit.
Synthetic turf multiplies because neighbors see how great your turf looks and they replace their natural turf with synthetic turf. No pollen is required.
Nothing provides an allergy-friendly lawn better than synthetic turf and a Wonder Edge border.