There are several common misconceptions out there about artificial lawn. Back in the day, replacing your natural lawn with a synthetic one meant giving up quite a bit – comfort, looks, status, and money. Things have certainly changed. Today’s breed of artificial lawns almost comes with everything a standard natural lawn provides and more.
I’d like to overturn a few of the common misconceptions about synthetic turf by getting the facts out there:
Misconception #1: Artificial Lawn Is Unsafe
Old school artificial lawn used to be associated with harmful chemicals like heavy metals and lead. Today’s synthetic materials, like PE blades, are completely inert and built to be in close contact with your loved ones. All of ARTURF products are made with the finest materials and proven safe for kids, pets, and the environment.
Misconception #2: Artificial Lawn Is well, ARTIFICIAL
That is true, but artificial grass nowadays never looked and touched more natural! They are green, eco-friendly and considerate of the environment. In fact, artificial lawn is a growing part of the green movement which is brewing worldwide because we’ve realized how important it is to conserve our natural resources. They are saving tons of water every day and preventing the use of harmful pesticides.
Misconception #3: Artificial Lawns Aren’t Pet-Friendly
The new breed of artificial lawns are built for pets. Not only is the surface a lush area for your dog to romp around in, but the cutting edge technology ensures an odor-free and clean surface. The artificial lawn will prevent common pet damage like dug-up holes and standard wear-and-tear, and also drains even better than a sod lawn.
Misconception #4: Artificial Turfs Are Luxury Purchases
When artificial lawns first arrived they may have been costly to build and install. Today, it’s exactly the opposite. Installing an artificial lawn actually saves you money within a relatively short time. In less than four years artificial lawn will pay itself back in the cost of watering, mowing, and caring for a sod lawn.
Misconception #5: Artificial Lawns Are Difficult To Install
It seems like it would be a difficult process to replace your sod lawn entirely with artificial turf. Many people stray away from the process to avoid the ‘headache’ of getting it set up. However, today’s professional lawn installers can easily get you set up with the minimal hassle involved.
Misconception #6:You Can’t Have Trees And Flowers
Trees and flowers can be planted in artificial grass area. A tree ring needs to be dug with irrigation capabilities, but trees and flowers are often planted in and around artificial grass just as they are in traditional grass.
Misconception #7: It Fades Over Time
Quality artificial grass products incorporate UV inhibitors into the fiber/yarn resin. ARTURF offers solid solid UV warranty.
Misconception #8: It Doesn’t Drain
Artificial grass is made with perforated holes. The water will drain through the holes. At the same time, when you lay the artificial grass on the base, the backing of the grass bacomes one of the layer of the base. During the heavy rain, some water will drain strough the perforated holes, and some will flow along the backing of the artificial grass. Anyhow, before installing artificial grass, you should ensure a well-drainage base.