In Las Vegas, it is increasingly more common to see artificial grass, turf, and lawns. This is because synthetic grass has quite a few advantages that set it apart from real grass. At Perfect Green USA, we often get asked what the advantages to each are so we’ve decided to start by comparing real grass and artificial grass side by side. For the purpose of this article, artificial and synthetic grass will be used interchangeably.
So, when comparing real grass and synthetic grass and each of their respective pros and cons, the three main areas to focus on are:
- Look and feel
- Environmental impact
So how does natural and artificial grass stack up when they go head to head?
When it comes to taking care of real grass requires quite a lot of maintenance involved from feeding the grass with nutrient-rich manure, mowing the lawn every few weeks, raking up leaves in the fall and even spraying insecticides to help keep pests away from your home.
Alternatively, artificial glass there is little to no maintenance required. Since artificial grass requires no mowing and no feeding, the only thing that you have to worry about is keeping the turf clean. When the artificial grass gets dirty, it can be cleaned by simply hosing the grass down. Additionally, the most that you will have to do is rake or sweep up leaves in the fall.
Furthermore, artificial grass does not attract insects so there is no need to spray with harmful insecticides.
As far as the look and feel of real grass and artificial grass, there are quite a few differences. First, the appearance of real grass will vary and change throughout the year depending on the health of the grass, the quality of the manure, how often you water it, and ultimately how much sunlight the grass gets. This can cause real grass to look patchy, overgrown, and the color will vary from green to yellow. Furthermore, failure to take care of your grass properly will cause it to die, revealing all of the dirt beneath it.
Artificial grass, on the other hand, will always be perfectly green because there is so much less required to keep the grass looking pristine. You never have to worry about artificial grass turning yellow or brown ever and that is great because it ensures that your grass always looks perfect. This is a great way to keep up the appearance of yards, playing fields, and putting greens without the expenses associated with upkeep and lawn care.
Another great reason to have artificial grass installed has to do with the environmental impact associated with water waste. In Southern Nevada where Perfect Green USA is located, the Southern Nevada Water Authority offers a rebate as an incentive for residents to replace natural glass with desert landscapes and artificial turf. This gives homeowners a good reason to make the switch from natural grass to a more environmentally friendly alternative.
Which type of lawn should you choose?
The reality is that between real grass and artificial grass, the choice is quite clear. If you want to have a lawn that is perfectly green all year round, requires little to no maintenance beyond the occasional sweeping, and is beneficial to the environment while helping put a little green back in your pocket— then artificial grass is the choice for you. It’s really that simple!