Fact – To keep real grass healthy and beautiful it need to be mowed, fed and weeded lots of maintenance equipment, all require fuel, either Petrol, Diesel or electric to power the equipment which emit greenhouse gases which are not good for the environment. Obviously artificial grass doesn’t have to be cut as it simply looks superb from day one. Another advantage of artificial grass over a real lawn is it will never be toxic. That’s because you don’t need to use weed killers, pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides to protect it. Real grass though, needs them to make sure it’s protected from pests and diseases.
These chemicals are harmful to both humans and animals (especially if you have pets). Not only that, they can damage the environment in ways you probably didn’t think were possible. The risk lies when the harsh chemicals find their way into local water sources like rivers, ponds and streams.
It is common knowledge that once these harsh chemicals reach local waters, they can potentially damage animal and marine wildlife. Excessive amounts of toxins can also cause algae to populate rivers and streams, killing fish and vegetation in the process.
Fact – Artificial Grass is not living vegetation therefore doesn’t absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Natural grass also provides habitats for living creatures like insects, plants, and other organisms which are essential to break down and recycle organic and inorganic products that fall into the grass. However most Artificial Lawns we install are then complimented by the customers favourite plants, flowers, trees and bushes, providing the required habitat and benefits for most insects.
Fact – Artificial grass doesn’t absorb water, unlike real grass. What it does is it simply drain it through the surface or along the ground into the sewers. What’s nice about this is an infrastructure can be made or set up to harvest this water runoff. The harvested water can then be used for other purposes such as watering plants and trees. While it can require a significant investment, it’s worth noting it is an eco-friendly possibility.