Environmental Benefits of Turf

There are many reasons to switch to artificial grass, and although turf is an excellent lawn alternative that will save you time and money, there are also incredible benefits for the environment.

Being in a drought prone region like California means that it is our responsibility to conserve water by any means necessary. The major drought from years past meant that your friends, family, and neighbors were making the switch to turf, keeping their water bills low and their lawn green. The effort to conserve has helped countless homeowners throughout California get through tough water conservation mandates. You can save up to 265 gallons of water per hour by not using your sprinklers!

Mowing your lawn is a weekend hassle that no one wants to deal with, but did you know lawn mowers are also terrible for the environment? The average lawn mower emits toxic fumes and other particulates into the air, greatly affecting air quality. Running your lawn mower produces as much pollution as driving your car 100-200 miles!

With natural lawns, you also contribute to chemical runoff. About 60% of fertilizer and other similar lawn chemical products is wasted and becomes runoff. This runoff can negatively affect insects, animals, and can be dangerous to humans as well. It is very important to avoid contributing to chemical runoff in order to prevent water contamination. With your turf, you don’t need to use any chemicals and can protect the world around you.

An artificial grass lawn saves you time, money, water, and helps the environment, so it only makes sense to switch! On top of the many benefits that artificial grass has, all of our products here at OC Turf & Putting Greens are non-toxic and lead free, making it a perfect and safe landscape alternative for kids and pets.