Not only are artificial grass lawns better when it comes to maintenance, they are also better for the environment. Think about all the water and other resources that go into keeping natural grass looking lush and green. All of that has negative effects on the environment. Let’s take a look at some of the specific environmental benefits of synthetic lawns in Orlando.
The typical American yard uses approximately 41,500 gallons of water yearly. In many urban areas, up to 60% of water consumption goes to lawn care with half of that water being wasted either by inappropriate timing or improper dosage. The only time your synthetic grass lawn will need water is when you are cleaning any debris or pet waste off and that requires significantly less water usage.
Artificial grass doesn’t require any fertilizer or pesticides. 3,000,000 tons of fertilizer is used annually to maintain lawns. Over half of the nitrogen found in fertilizer ultimately makes it into our groundwater, thus contaminating the water supply. In addition, pesticides and fertilizer in water can lead to certain cancers, birth defects, problems with fertility, liver damage, and neurological problems.
Chances are you don’t like spending a Saturday mowing the lawn. Well, guess what, neither does the environment. It has been estimated that gas mowers account for 5% of U.S. air pollution. The pollutants emitted from a gas mower running for one hour is equal to eight new cars driving 55 mph for the same amount of time! Artificial grass requires no mowing or edging.
If you are thinking about getting a synthetic lawn for your home, come check us out! Contact us to learn more about having artificial grass installed at your home today.
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