5 Surprising Facts About Artificial Lawns

Many of our clients, including homeowners, business owners, golf courses, schools, and more, purchase synthetic turf to lower their running costs and make outdoor maintenance a simple process. As you might already be aware, some of the pros of an artificial lawn are that it doesn’t require mowing or watering. However, you may not know how turf became a popular luxury for people worldwide. 

This article details some of the lesser-known artificial grass facts that might make you realize the importance of creating maintenance-free gardens with luxurious style features and much more.

 

1. Hollywood and Major Sports Popularized Artificial Turf

In 1966, synthetic grass was installed on the baseball field at the Astrodome in Houston, setting a precedent for sports grounds across the USA. FIFA chose artificial turf for many pitches at the 2010 World Cup Games in South Africa. It’s even replaced the red carpet at several major Hollywood events, including the Latin Grammy’s and the Teen Choice Awards.

 

2. Artificial Turf Is Eco-Friendly

Synthetic turf installations not only conserve water but can also lower our carbon emissions significantly. The Synthetic Turf Council reports that just one square foot of artificial grass can save 55 gallons of water per year. Also, EPA statistics on air pollution show that gas-powered gardening equipment makes up a total of around 5% of the USA’s carbon emissions, meaning artificial grass could make a significant impact on reducing air pollution. Our products also reduce the need to use pesticides, which can contaminate waterways and have been linked to various diseases, including cancer. Therefore, artificial turf is green in many more ways than one!

 

A dog shakes water off their fur onto a backyard's artificial turf, demonstrating the durability of turf.

 

3. Artificial Grass Can Neutralize Pet Waste Odors

A combination of deodorizer and drainage infill layers can neutralize the unpleasant smell of pet and animal urine, making artificial pet turf suitable as a real lawn for your furry family members. You’ll still have to clean up the solid waste, but it’s just as easy! We always recommend waiting for it to become solid and using our enzyme cleaners to keep your turf in top shape.

 

4. Artificial Grass Is Easy to Maintain

Apparent benefits of a synthetic lawn include the elimination of watering and mowing. Still, our high-quality products also drain water more efficiently than the real alternative and won’t accrue pot- or mud holes. They’re also designed to withstand the effects of weathering and foot traffic. You can expect your artificial turf home installation to look beautiful with very little required upkeep for up to 15 years or more.

 

A man sweeping leaves off his artificial lawn, demonstrating how easy the lawn is to maintain.

 

5. Artificial Grass Looks More Realistic Than Ever Before

The highest-quality, modern synthetic grass products look almost indistinguishable from the real thing through the generations that represent significant developments in its production. This is a major factor that has helped it become as popular as it has today, but you don’t have to go for a product that looks identical to a genuine lawn in every way. You can choose artificial grass in almost any color, density, and style! Find something that matches your style on our materials page.

 

Want to Learn More About Artificial Turf?

Stay tuned to our blog posts for more information about artificial turf. If you’d like to find out how the professionals at US Turf, one of San Diego’s leading synthetic lawn suppliers, can help you transform your outdoor space with high-quality, warranty-backed products, don’t hesitate to call us at (858) 250-0663. We’re happy to provide free estimates and design consultations for your home yard or garden.

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