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Why Choose Artificial Grass Instead Of Real Grass?
When landscaping your new home block, or giving an old block a new look, one of the choices is what to do about lawn areas?
With water restrictions an ongoing fact of life in just about every Australian state, and the costs of water set to rise considerably, you might decide that growing a lawn (link to Making A Lawn)
'is not an option.
So you could consider other alternatives such as timber decking, gravel, tiled areas or stone paving.
Or you could choose fake grass, also known as artificial grass, plastic grass, synthetic grass, artificial turf, and synthetic turf.
The Benefits of Artificial Grass
Synthetic or artificial grass or turf is particularly suitable for large areas of lawn, or areas that will receive hard wear from constant traffic.
- Good looking all year round: Iinstead of grass that looks brown and withered in summer, thanks to water restrictions, or chopped up and muddy during winter, you will have lush green 'grass' all year round.
- No allergies: no allergy-causing grass seeds and cuttings
- Less hard work: No mowing, weeding, watering or' fertilising. Intead you sweep, vacuum and occasionally disinfect.' More time for relaxing and enjoying your green space!
- Reduced maintenance costs: You'll no longer need chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers, and your water costs are drastically reduced.
Child and Pet-Friendly Artificial Turf
Although, as it's name implies, top quality synthetic or artificial grass is not at all natural, it is perfectly safe for pets and animals. All components, from the yarns used in the 'grass stems'' to the backings, coatings and glue are all non-toxic and safe for children, pets and the environment.
Dogs will not dig it up or tear it, and their urine and droppings can be hosed through to the sand backing, where they will break down naturally.
There are a few precautions to consider when installing artificial or fake grass, but once installed, your green space will look lush and inviting and be a pleasure to relax and entertain on for many years to come.
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