As more and more parts of the country are becoming drought affected it is increasingly necessary to look at ways in which we can conserve water. Our local government bodies are also searching around for ways in which incentives can be offered for residents to become more water conscious. These incentives invariably take the form or rebates
after purchasing certain products. One of these products is synthetic grass and the replacement of natural grass lawns with a synthetic grass lawn is now being encouraged by the local authorities.
The aim for most householders is to own lush green lawn that will improve the appearance of the property. With water restrictions and drought conditions worsening, the front and back lawns have quickly turned from green to brown to non-existent. The only hope left if you live in these areas and want a green lawn is to install a synthetic grass lawn.
With the technology of the latest versions of artificial grass having shown remarkable improvement, in a lot of cases it is very difficult to tell the fake grass from the real grass. The only difference is that your front lawn will no longer resemble the Kalahari Desert.
By installing synthetic grass you are saving yourself and the local water supply hundreds of gallons of water every year. Not only that but there are environmental savings that are made as a result. Growing grass requires frequent cutting and this means running the lawnmower on a regular basis. By removing the real grass you will no longer have to mow the lawn, a significant saving in gas consumption.
Many people also frequently fertilize their lawns to ensure that the growth is thick and lush which is another saving that you will benefit from by installing synthetic grass. There are also other chemicals that are frequently used on grass to keep pests and diseases from destroying your healthy lawn.
All of the material savings that are involved in replacing real grass are significant, but there is another saving that some people may find more valuable. By removing all of the tasks that must be carried out to remain a thick, healthy lawn you suddenly give yourself the gift of time. You will have more time to do the things you want to do on the weekend rather than the things you have to do – these are the types of backyard landscaping ideas that start making sense.
It seems that the whole scare over whether there are safety and health concerns surrounding synthetic grass has been largely disproved. Studies have been released with findings that show that synthetic grass is as safe as natural grass. Not only is the grass safe, but you will not have to invest in lawn aerator equipment or pay for this service from your local landscape professional.
There are others ways of minimizing landscaping hassles, one method is through xeriscaping. This type of design is also great when you’re looking for landscaping ideas for small yards. Sometimes, you just don’t need a big yard to give you the type of look you want or need. Some people even use a garden as their landscape design.
Synthetic grass is not for everyone, with some of the most strident opposition coming from people who are appalled at the thought of synthetic grass replacing natural grass. But when you consider the number of yards, front and back, that are covered in tiles or pavers and the number of concrete driveways, you realize that non-natural ground coverings have been getting installed for decades already. Why not use a covering that looks a lot like real grass and enjoy the appearance of what could very well be a lush, green lawn?