Synthetic Lawns

Synthetic Lawn is definitely a landscaping option that offers both beautiful curb appeal and space for family, pets, and guests. Synthetic Lawn remains gorgeous year-round with no dry or brown areas that require replanting or reseeding.

Here are some of the pros and cons of synthetic lawns:
Pros
  • Water conservation: One of the main reasons artificial lawn has become so popular is because of the water savings it offers. The Southern Nevada Water Authority estimates that every square foot of natural grass replaced saves 55 gallons of water per year.
  • Appearance: Synthetic lawn is UV stabilized to protect against color fading. Unlike natural turf that will have to deal with diseases, drought and dormancy, artificial grass has the benefits of looking great 24/7 all year long. It can also be used to spruce up spaces where it isnt feasible to grow a lawn, like on rooftops.
  • Durable: Natural lawns can be fickle and demanding, needing much tender loving care to stay looking their best, but synthetic lawn is far less needy. Artificial lawn can put up with heavy use and can last anywhere from 15 to 20 years according to most distributors. It also does not provide a habitat for lawn pests like insects, moles and gophers, who can damage a natural lawn.
Cons
  • Temperature: Artificial lawn has been documented to be 86.5 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than natural grass under identical conditions. This is because natural grass has water within it allowing it to have cooling properties. The type of product used in the infill can also have a significant effect of the temperature of the grass. Black crumb rubber will make things far hotter than organic infill like coconut fibers. Subsurface cooling systems can be installed to keep the temperatures down. Lighter colored grass blades can also keep the lawn cooler.
  • Cost: Having an artificial lawn installed is costly. Homeowners have to have pay for grass removal, ground prep, and the irrigation system, if they want to control the temperature of the grass.
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