What's the Hype With Synthetic Grass?

October 11, 2022

Occasionally, the grass CAN be greener. Are you looking for a lawn that appears perfect all year round? Artificial grass might be the ideal answer to you. Gone are the days of Astroturf — contemporary artificial turf more closely reproduces rich natural grasses. This article explains why more Denver residents are investing in artificial lawns. It can help you decide if fake turf is right for your home.

 

The Advantages

There are a few benefits to artificial turf that might amaze you. Here are the advantages we hear Denver homeowners like the most regarding making the switch.

Forever Lush

As soon as artificial turf is installed, it immediately looks beautiful. Forget days of seeding, watering, fertilizing, and pest removal. You will get back valuable time that can be used on your garden or other tasks around the house while you don’t regularly need to mow your yard.

Conserve Water

Watering your grass costs more than you imagine. It can charge you as much as $200 per month per acre. If you reside in a drought-prone region, you are aware of how water restrictions can be established to help shrinking water supplies. Eliminating your organic turf will help to conserve water and save on water costs in the long-term.

Child Safe

Thanks to it being mess-free, gentle and cushioned, and fertilizer and chemical free, it’s the ideal option for those with kids. You may even have observed that many Denver schools have installed synthetic grass to make a friendly and clean environment to play on. Go Turf offers Shawgrass playground turf that is IPEMA-certified and ADA-accessible.

Pet Safe

Pets are a big part of many families, so if you take care of your furry loved ones similar to your kids, we understand. If you are looking into synthetic grass and you have pets, we highly suggest you take a pet-specific turf combined with a specially made infill for pets. This hard turf has a enhanced flowage system to help make life simpler.

Weather Resistant

Our excellent quality synthetic grass is designed to be UV resistant, so it doesn’t fade in the sun. However if you’re looking to place turf somewhere shady, you won’t lose there, either! Growing natural turf in spots with mainly shade can be hard. Plus, it will hold up in rough weather events like snowy conditions, heavy rain, or sunny days.

Eco-Friendly

The EPA reports that gas-powered trimming tools, lawnmowers, and other equivalent outdoor power equipment can create high levels of carbon monoxide and other pollutants. It is even suggested that one hour of a gasoline-powered lawn mower produces similar quantities of pollution as 4 hours of driving. Synthetic grass can get rid of the necessity for regular lawn care180] with these tools.

 

A Few Possible Cons

To say artificial grass is the only solution for any scenario would not be truthful. Synthetic grass has a few downsides, but when comparing it against the benefits, these are hardly cons!

Expensive to Install

When comparing the price of synthetic grass installation to organic turf the sticker price can raise a few eyebrows. But after you look at a cost lifecycle analysis, you will notice that the original upfront cost is worth it in the long-term! You can get back your up-front investment in as few as one to five years!

No Yard Work

Many people relish yard work and learn it’s therapeutic. If you are one of those people, think hard if you really love mowing your yard or if your time would be better spent growing and taking care of other plants. If you have to have that aroma of fresh-cut grass, it may be something you miss if you get artificial grass.

It Can Get Hot

Cause synthetic turf isn’t an organic material, it can get hot in intense heat. It will not cause burns like scorching asphalt will, but it may make it uncomfortable to be on. That is why we’ve created an groundbreaking engineering called HydroChill that will be sure to maintain your yard cool for days with a quick spray from a garden hose.

Reduces Biodiversity

Installing synthetic grass could reduce the biodiversity of your garden because it isn’t an organic material that wildlife and insects can survive in. But you can still grow bushes, trees, and flowers around your turf to grow your biodiversity. A lot of Denver residents who made the move to artificial grass to do just that and love the fact that fleas and ticks can’t habitat in their yards but still get to relish the extra lush of greenery diverse flora add.

 

Other Thoughts

If you are trying to reduce costs and still install artificial turf, we strongly encourage you to not use cheap products.

Inferior fake grass can be thin and possess an inferior backing system. This will result in turf blades ripping up easily and a terrible aesthetic overall.

At Go Turf, our Shawgrass turf is manufactured and tested to the same tough standards as Shaw Sports Turf. As a result, we guarantee that our turf will endure longer and appear great for years.

 

Let Us Help You Decide

If you are still on the fence about whether synthetic turf is the perfect option for your yard, we can help! Contact us today for a no commitment consultation. Our team of experts is full of knowledge to assist you make the right choice.