It’s not just your imagination. Artificial turf seems to be taking over more and more landscapes these days.
In fact, according to an article in the New York Times, the artificial turf industry has had 15% nationwide growth since 2017, for a total of 265 million square feet of installed turf in the US as of mid-2020.
Why? Homeowners and business owners are looking for low-maintenance and eco-friendly solutions. While natural grass has its appeal, there are a number of compelling reasons why artificial turf is an option you should explore. Check out these six benefits:
1. Low Maintenance
Maybe the most obvious advantage of artificial turf is that it requires very little maintenance. Unlike natural grass, which needs to be watered, mowed, and fertilized on a regular basis, artificial turf only needs to be swept or hosed down occasionally to keep it looking neat and clean. This can save a significant amount of your time and money, as well as reduce your environmental impact by conserving water and reducing the use of fertilizers and pesticides.
Artificial turf is made from high-quality materials that are designed to withstand heavy foot traffic and extreme weather conditions. Natural grass can become worn and patchy over time, while artificial turf stays green and lush year-round, with minimal maintenance. This makes it an ideal choice for busy households with children and pets, as well as for homeowners and businesses that want a low-maintenance landscape that lasts for years to come. This means that you don’t need to continually purchase new materials, reducing waste and minimizing the environmental impact of your landscaping choices.
Make sure to ask about the type and length of warranty provided with your turf and installation to ensure your investment stands the test of time. At Tuffy’s we offer the best in the industry with a 15-year manufacturer warranty and a two year warranty on labor.
3. Safe for Children and Pets
A safe and non-toxic option, artificial turf is free of harmful pesticides, chemicals, and fertilizers. To keep the same green and lush look, natural grass often has to be treated with these toxins, putting people – specifically children – and pets at risk. These chemicals can be toxic to humans and animals, as well as pollute waterways and harm wildlife. Additionally, turf doesn’t attract insects or other pests, which can’t be said for natural grass. Our synthetic products are anti-microbial so there is never a worry about harmful bacteria building up or allergic reactions caused by the grass.
While the upfront cost of installing artificial turf may be higher than natural grass, over time it can actually be better on your budget. This is because artificial turf requires very little maintenance and doesn’t need to be replaced or repaired as often as natural grass. Additionally, it can help you save money on your water bills, since you don’t need to water as frequently.
Reduce your environmental impact. Artificial turf requires no watering, which can save thousands of gallons of water each year. And help conserve water, especially in areas with water shortages or restrictions. This can have a significant impact on the environment, as it reduces the need to extract, treat, and distribute water resources. Also, turf doesn’t need to be treated with harmful pesticides or fertilizers that hurt the environment, water supply, and – ultimately – us. Additionally, many manufacturers of artificial turf use recycled materials, further reducing their environmental footprint.
6. Dirt-free, Clean Design
The busier your life or business, the more likely your green space can turn to brown space. Whether its dogs digging up sod and running down the same paths, or kids showing your grass lots of foot traffic and playtime, natural grass can easily go from dreamy to dirty. Who needs more things to clean? Avoid dirt and mud getting tracked inside by giving your family (and fur babies) a clean space to play.
Artificial turf is a great option if you’re looking for a low-maintenance, durable, safe, cost-effective, and eco-friendly solution for your outdoor spaces. With its many benefits, it’s no wonder landscaping is starting to see the great turf takeover.