As August approaches, many people are becoming tired of the weekly grind of mowing their lawn in the heat, or paying for a lawn service. Not to mention weeding and watering, and it takes a toll on one’s body and one’s wallet. If this is you, you may want to consider synthetic grass, which is growing in popularity due to its lower maintenance needs and long-term cost.
Synthetic grass is made of nylon, polyethylene or polypropylene filaments that are colored to look like various species of grass, and threaded into a backing that lets water through. Beneath the backing is a drainage layer, usually compacted gravel. The grass is fastened along the perimeter and then leveled out with recycled crumb rubber or sand to keep it from blowing away.
While artificial grass has a higher upfront cost, it is free for the next 15 to 25 years thereafter. This compares to natural grass, which must be watered, fertilized and mowed. It is estimated that on average a person installing artificial grass will pay for the investment in seven years.
As with most things, there are some negatives to artificial grass. For example, it is not 100 percent maintenance free, and may require some blowing or raking of leaves. Additionally, synthetic grass radiates heat to surrounding people, pets, trees and buildings; however, like with real grass, shade trees will prevent fake grass from getting too hot.
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