Why Would I Install Synthetic Turf and Not Keep My Natural Grass?

You’re tired of the hassle of natural grass. Tired of the weeds, the maintenance, the pests. But surely, this is the best option for a yard … right? Wrong. Synthetic turf is, in many ways, an upgrade from natural grass. If you only think of turf as something to be used on sports fields, you may be confused. That’s where we come in to help. Read on below to find out more about the advantages of switching from natural grass to synthetic turf.

Synthetic Turf Is Much Lower Maintenance

With natural grass, you need to regularly mow the lawn. And to constantly water it. Mowing, watering, weeding, and seeding can all be time-consuming and really take a toll. And it’s not like these are things you do once a year. They need to be done all the time with natural grass. Plus, if your natural grass has any issues, there will be other things you need to do.

But with synthetic grass, all you really need to do is an occasional rinsing off.

This will ease your workload for sure. Just imagine all the other things you can do with the time you used to spend on your lawn. And another benefit of your yard being lower maintenance is that you will ultimately be spending less money on its upkeep.

Synthetic Turf Is a More Environmentally Conscious Choice

This benefit of synthetic turf shocks a lot of people. After all, isn’t natural always better for the environment? But as it turns out, that’s not the case when it comes to your yard.

In addition to saving you time and energy, switching to synthetic turf also is great for water conservation. When you no longer have to constantly water your lawn, you’ll be shocked by how much you can save. Using less water is very helpful for the environment. And it also can save you a lot of money on your water bill. In fact, the average household can save hundreds of dollars each year just by making this switch.

In addition to saving water, synthetic turf can also be a way for you to reduce your carbon footprint. This is because you will no longer need to use a lawnmower twice a month (or more).

Synthetic Turf Saves You Money

As mentioned above, the impact switching to synthetic turf has on your water bill can really add up. But that’s not the only way it can be the more cost-effective option.

When you have a natural lawn, all that maintenance it requires also means lots of equipment. Lawnmowers, rakes, hoes, trimmers, a sprinkler, and more. And over time, you will inevitably have to replace them all. But when your lawn already looks perfect, as it will with synthetic turf, there’s no need for all these tools.

Synthetic Turf Looks Great Year-Round

With natural grass, if you’re even a little behind mowing the lawn, it looks overgrown and unseemly. And for all that water you use, the grass will still turn brown.

With synthetic turf, however, your lawn will keep its beautiful green color no matter what. In the dry and hot summer weather, you won’t have to worry it will turn brown and frail. No more worrying about dry patches either. It will all look full and lush in addition to staying green.

Synthetic Turf Is Great for Households That Have Children and/or Pets

Natural grass can, unfortunately, be hazardous sometimes. Amongst other things, synthetic turf is also a safer option.

When it rains, natural grass can get muddy and slippery. Your children could take a nasty fall. But that doesn’t happen with synthetic turf, as it has much better drainage than natural grass does. Another rainy-day advantage is that you won’t have to worry about kids and dogs dragging mud into your house via their shoes/paws.

If you have any dogs, with synthetic turf, it’s also much easier to clean up after them. With natural grass, you often find yourself ripping out tufts of grass because it’s not easy to clean.

Synthetic turf can also handle a lot more wear and tear than natural grass. When you have kids playing all day and dogs digging or wearing paths, it can really wreak havoc on the less-strong natural grass.

Everyone knows how hard it is to get grass stains out of clothes. Kids, of course, aren’t thinking about that when they roll around in the yard. But synthetic turf doesn’t leave those stubborn grass stains.

When you use synthetic turf, you also don’t have to worry about certain kinds of harmful chemicals. This makes the yard safer for everyone, and especially for the kids and pets who spend so much time playing outside. And that brings us to our next reason why you should consider installing synthetic turf to replace your natural grass.

You Will Not Need to Use Fertilizer or Pesticides With Synthetic Turf

That’s right: no fertilizer or pesticides are necessary. You may be wondering if without pesticides you’re just going to have a yard covered with bugs. The short answer is no. This is because synthetic turf simply does not attract bugs the way that natural grass does.

And because synthetic turf will always look full and bright, there’s no more need for fertilizer. Many people don’t realize that harmful chemicals can actually be absorbed or ingested. Using them, unfortunately, puts people at risk. So with synthetic turf, your yard will be a healthier and safer environment all around.

Now that you know all the benefits, are you thinking about making the switch? For the highest quality synthetic turf, check out what we have to offer at Sportech. You can find plenty more information on us on our website. You can also easily request a quote right online. You’ll even find a gallery of some of our previous work. If you have any questions or need more information, don’t hesitate to contact us.