Atlanta residents are no strangers to hot, humid weather. Being in this state, almost every garden landscape in Atlanta suffered from some form of drought.
For this reason, many homeowners are thinking about switching from natural to artificial grass for a more luscious-looking yard without the usual stress that comes with gardening.
Benefits of using artificial grass
Aside from not needing any water, having artificial grass as part of your landscape is cost-effective since it needs little maintenance to retain its lush and immaculate looks. Furthermore, it’s more environment-friendly, as you don’t need to use pesticides or insecticides to kill pests that commonly live in natural grass. There’s also no need to use fertilizers that can potentially poison the soil and the water beneath it.
The biggest factor that made Atlanta residents switch from natural to artificial turf is the fact that is the perfect solution to create picture-perfect landscapes, regardless of the soil’s planting condition (dry, wet, or the area being too shady). Even if the yard is made of concrete, artificial turf can still be used to make it look like a lush paradise.
How artificial grass promotes greater utilization of land
Artificial grass can be installed on just about any type of surface – whether the landscape is made of bare soil, concrete, pavement, or tarmac. It doesn’t even matter whether the installation area is flat or sloping. It’s especially useful in beautifying those areas where growing natural grass is near impossible, such as near a fountain or swimming pool.
Even areas that are on extreme ends of the usability spectrum can benefit from using artificial grass. For example, rooftops that were once underutilized are now being used by residential buildings as an inviting lush green function hall. On the other hand, yards that are constantly subjected to heavy foot traffic don’t need to worry about having bald patches when artificial grass is in use.
Best of all, depending on how heavy the foot traffic is, the life expectancy of artificial grass in residential landscapes is surprisingly long, even when it’s subjected to the harshest of Atlanta’s weather conditions. The average life expectancy of residential artificial turf is 15 to 20 years. It can be shortened to about 8 years if the yard is being used as a playing field.
Landscape ideas: How artificial grass can make dull yards look fabulous
There’s nothing sadder than having a drab-looking yard without any hint of greenery in it. Since not everyone is blessed with a yard suitable for growing natural grass, nor is everyone blessed with green thumbs, more residents are looking to install artificial turf on their yards.
You can try incorporating artificial turf to liven up a concrete driveway or paved walkway. It can also give a refreshing new look to a sheltered balcony or patio. If you are planning to create a play area for your kids and pets, it also makes sense to use artificial turf as its blades would be much kinder to the skin than natural grass ever would.
Artificial grass can also be used to create nonlinear designs to improve the overall aesthetic of the landscape. For a more immaculate-looking landscape, contact professional artificial grass installers to create a better and safer design.
By using artificial turf to create your ultimate dream landscape, you can save a lot of money and be able to help the environment by using absolutely no pollutants like fertilizers and pesticides. Installing artificial turf on your yard helps cut back maintenance and utility costs. Furthermore, its long life expectancy guarantees that you’ll get a full return on your investment.
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