Environmental benefits of artificial turf
Why is artificial turf a sustainable alternative?
Some reasons why artificial turf can be more environmentally friendly than natural turf
Now more than ever we are more oriented towards a green lifestyle that will help preserve our environment before we reach the point of no return. When we talk about our garden, the question is, what could we do to be more ecological and respectful of our environment? The answer would be artificial grass which is more environmentally friendly than natural grass, easier to maintain, more comfortable, practical and cleaner.
About Water Consumption
In some dry areas, water is a huge commodity. During the summer, water can be incredibly scarce, which means your natural grass will suffer as well. According to some studies, lawns consume up to 50 percent of all domestic water used in the United States:
American Environmental Protection Agency: Outdoor water use in the United States
Synthetic turf will not contaminate local water sources
While we’re still talking about water, it’s also worth mentioning that the fertilizers and pesticides used to keep natural lawns in shape can seriously affect local drinking water sources. Products such as fertilizers and herbicides contain powerful chemicals that can spread to water sources during heavy rains or when lawns are watered. Chemicals are also absorbed into the soil and can contaminate groundwater and the ocean. This will make desalination and filtration processes more difficult before the water reaches the tap.
Artificial grass does not need these dangerous chemicals to stay fresh or to grow. Artificial grass does not attract any pests, weeds or insects as it is completely synthetic.
Less pollution, less need for maintenance devices
Mowing the lawn and other gardening tasks have become incredibly easy thanks to all the advances in technology. Today, using a lawn mower or leaf blower is part of our daily lives, but have you ever stopped to think about how much these tools pollute the air? Even the most advanced still produce a certain amount of hazardous emissions, as well as significant noise.
On the other hand, it is not necessary to use these tools to keep the artificial turf in shape. Even without them, it will look as fresh and immaculate as the first day you installed it. You can use old-fashioned, eco-friendly gardening tools and keep your lawn in shape with just a few minutes of work.
Don’t we like plants?
Of course it is. In VERDECO we are plant and nature lovers, and we believe that in your garden you should have flowers, shrubs and all kinds of plants. With an artificial lawn, you’ll have more time to focus on real gardening and give your garden more balance, diversity and beauty.
The Warming. It is true that natural grass disperses heat better than artificial grass, and this is one of the reasons why it is ideal to combine it with plants, shrubs and trees to create more humid and shady environments. Obviously artificial grass is incredibly less heat absorbing than tiles and concrete, which reach incredibly high temperatures in times of direct sunlight.