The Impact of Artificial Grass on the Environment

The Advantages of Artificial Grass

The use of grass in lawns is a common practice that has been used for decades. However, the artificial turf industry is growing and may be an alternative to natural grass. Lawn care companies are investigating how Artificial Grass can have less impact on the environment. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that one acre of natural grass requires approximately 60,000 gallons of water per year while only requiring 800 gallons of water from synthetic options. There is also a significant reduction in the use of pesticides and fertilizers, since artificial grass doesn’t need to be fertilized to look nice.

Artificial Grass

Another great benefit to artificial turf is that it does not require any mowing or trimming (except for edging). This means that there will be no need for gas powered lawnmowers as well as reduced noise pollution from these machines running all day long every week during springtime which reduces our carbon footprint even more.

A few disadvantages of artificial turf have been found. One disadvantage is that the surface does not breathe, so this can lead to overheating on hot and humid days or colder temperatures in cold seasons which may cause a bit more stress for your plants if they are not properly acclimated. Another disadvantage with synthetic grass is that it needs upkeep just like real grass; the only difference being that you will need to be aware of any repairs because there will be no “grass” growing back once it has worn out. So when considering switching over from natural green lawns consider all these factors and decide what would work best for you and your property!