Our Top 3 Environmental Benefits of Artificial Grass

Climate change and damages to our environment may seem like a never ending problem. However, it's all about the small changes that will make the biggest impact in the long run. Sometimes, it's very easy to get caught up in day-to-day life, sometimes it's hard to think of the ways in which we could make small changes to benefit the environment we live in.

The reality of the challenges we face has been brought home to us all. We have a serious responsibility to halt the downward spiral of environmental damage and climate change. 

Are You Harming The Environment? 

  • Do you have a lawn?
  • Do you use fertilizers and pesticides, weed killer etc?
  • How much watering does it take each year to keep your lawn green?
  • How often do you have to cut the grass?
  • Do you use a petrol-driven lawnmower?
If any of these 5 points applies to you then you are in some way creating a negative effective upon the environmentThis is where using artificial grass can help. 

 

Use Less Water   

Maintaining your lawn in order to keep it green and vibrant can use a lot of water throughout the year. Obviously, depending on the climate that you live in, you'll use more/less water. However, when it comes to investing in artificial grass, the money you can save on water will drastically surprise you. Whenever the investible house pipe bans arise through the Summer, at least with Artificial Grass, you'll have nothing to worry about.  

 

Less Energy Used On Mowing Your Lawn

When we're in the height of Summer, it feels as though the majority of your time is spend mowing your lawn, right? So, just how much is mowing your grass effecting the environment you ask? The answer is, a lot. Just one hour with a petrol-driven lawnmower is the equivalent of a 100 mile car trip. (*According to the EPA and researchers in Sweden). The best alternative is probably to install artificial grass, thus reducing pollution. Whilst at the same time saving yourself a lot of work 

Artificial grass is never toxic

Another advantage of synthetic turf over the real one is it will never be toxic. That’s because you don’t need to use weedkillers, pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides to protect it. Real grass though, needs them to make sure it’s protected from pests and diseases.

These chemicals are harmful to both humans and animals (especially if you have pets). Not only that, they can damage the environment in ways you probably didn’t think were possible. The risk lies when the harsh chemicals find their way into local water sources like rivers, ponds and streams.

This can happen through surface water runoff.

Once these harsh chemicals reach local waters, they can potentially damage animal and marine wildlife. Excessive amounts of toxins can also cause algae to populate rivers and streams, killing fish and vegetation in the process. Just imagine how dangerous it is if these toxins also found their way into your drinking water.

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