In addition to the fact that artificial turf requires much less maintenance and can handle significantly more usage, there are also several environmental benefits to using artificial turf. From using less water to being chemically safer, artificial grass in Miami is the way to go these days. Let’s take a look at some of the environmental advantages of using artificial turf.
Synthetic turf requires little to no water. No water is needed to keep it lush and green and the only time water is needed at all is a little bit here and there to clean off pet waste or any spills. On the other side of that, water usage for residential lawns nationally totals almost 9 billion gallons a day. In 2013 alone, artificial grass lawns saved almost 3 billion gallons of water.
Close to 60% of all of all fertilizer and lawn chemicals are wasted via runoff. Chemical runoff can have horrible effects on the environment. Many of these chemicals are highly toxic to animals and insects and have the potential to decimate local ecosystems. They are also very dangerous to humans. With artificial turf, fertilizer and chemicals such as pesticide are not needed.
Artificial grass doesn’t require any lawn mowing. While that might be good from a personal standpoint if you find mowing the lawn a chore, it also has environmental benefits. Gas emissions from a lawn mower can contribute to the rising global CO2 levels which are bad for the environment.
Artificial grass has many environmental benefits. Contact us today to learn more about how we can get artificial grass installed at your home.