5 reasons why artificial grass is perfect for your backyard
As a result of Australia's climate, growing a healthy lawn is a challenge for many homes. It can mean that during summer, your grass takes on a faded shade of yellow rather than the desirable green of spring. If you are finding your lawn an eyesore, the experts at Clark Rubber have a solution for you - artificial grass.
Here are five reasons why you should add artificial grass to your backyard DIY list.
1) It's low maintenance
Artificial grass does not require watering, mowing or even weeding, which saves you both time and money in the long run. For those that lead busy lives or simply don't like mowing, you can be safe in the knowledge that whenever you want to host a garden party, your grass will be well-manicured.
It's also great for landlords that don't have time or resources to maintain the green spaces at their rental property.
2) You will save on water
The country as a whole used 19,000 gigalitres (around 38 Sydney Harbours) worth of water in 2013-14.
In many parts of Australia, water consumption is an ongoing problem - particularly in rural and regional locations.
If your area is under water restrictions or you are looking to reduce your water bill, artificial grass is the answer - it does not require H2O. While natural grass will wilt, discolour and deteriorate with a lack of water, your artificial grass will soldier on regardless of the climate.
3) It's perfect for difficult areas
There are many shaded spots in our backyards where natural grass won't thrive, particularly around balconies or pergolas with a cover that blocks the sun.
Rather than have a natural grassy spot that struggles to stay green all year round, artificial grass can provide the ideal solution. It'll stay fresh and make parts of the home that don't get as much sun look fantastic.
4) You don't need to use pesticides
Ongoing lawn maintenance means using chemicals that can be hazardous. Home owners will often add herbicides, pesticides and insecticides to their natural grass to keep pests out and maintain quality. Some of these can even have a negative impact on the environment.
Artificial grass is often a perfect alternative in this regard. With no need for these chemicals, you can avoid using potentially hazardous maintenance products.
5) It looks good all year round
The weather in some of our cities can turn from one extreme to the other in a short space of time. This can wreak havoc on natural grass, leaving it looking in poor health after a severe winter.
With artificial grass, this problem is a thing of the past - it looks lush and green 365 days of the year.