The Environmental Benefits of Artificial Turf

We all love our planet and want to keep it in the best condition possible. However, sometimes it’s hard to know how you can adapt your lifestyle in a realistic and sustainable way that will still positively impact the environment. One easy way to make a change for the better is to install artificial grass in your Laguna Niguel home or business. Artificial turf has numerous environmental benefits, such as conserving water, decreasing carbon emissions, and eliminating the need for harmful chemicals – and all while making life more comfortable and more affordable for you.

Water Conservation

According to the EPA, the average household uses more than 300 gallons of water each day, approximately 30% of which is allocated for outdoor use. That’s more than 100 gallons of water per household per day – more than 9 billion gallons nationwide – spent solely on watering lawns and gardening. With artificial turf grass, there is no need for regular watering, and your irrigation bill is eliminated. Artificial turf is made of a waterproof polyethylene material, so the only water needed to maintain your yard is the occasional hose down to clear away pet waste. This is a negligible amount compared with the daily watering required by a natural grass yard. In fact, synthetic grass installations conserve 4 to 8 billion gallons of water annually worldwide thanks to its low maintenance nature. By switching to artificial turf, you’re not only saving a significant amount of money on your water bill, but you’re also protecting the environment by conserving hundreds of gallons of water every year.

Decreased Carbon Emissions

Since turf grass is made from a synthetic, man-made material, it does not grow and does not require any mowing or other maintenance. It remains at a short, uniform pile height, eliminating the need for gasoline-powered maintenance equipment such as trimmers and mowers, which all emit noxious gasses as they’re used. A push mower emits as much pollution in one hour as 11 cars, and a riding mower emits as much pollution as 34 cars. Each weekend, 56 million Americans mow their lawn, producing over 800 million gallons of gas per year. This results in an astounding amount of air pollutants that damage the environment and harm our air quality. With no need to mow your lawn, you’ll no longer need to buy gasoline to power your maintenance equipment. This not only saves you money, but it saves the environment by reducing your carbon footprint and decreasing the global CO2 emission levels one household at a time.

No Harmful Chemicals

If you have a natural grass lawn, then you know that you need to invest in fertilizers, pesticides, and other chemicals to keep your lawn well maintained. However, did you also know that around 60 percent of lawn chemicals are wasted, contributing to chemical runoff? Not only are lawn chemicals harmful to your kids and pets, but they also lead to water pollution and chemical runoff which are harmful to humans and wildlife. Consuming contaminated water can be highly toxic, killing surrounding wildlife and increased disease rates and birth defects in humans.

With synthetic turf installed in your home, the need for harmful maintenance chemicals such as pesticides and fertilizers is entirely eliminated. Synthetic grass is completely non-toxic and requires no maintenance chemicals, so artificial turf installations prevent the use of more than 1 billion gallons of pesticides and fertilizers annually. Make the switch to artificial turf today and protect not just your kids and pets, but the environment and its wildlife as a whole.

By calling an artificial grass installer and switching to an artificial turf lawn today, you can immediately start saving water and reducing your carbon footprint. Artificial turf saves you time and money through its lack of maintenance, and its non-toxic, pet-friendly, and kid-friendly qualities give you and your family peace of mind. The numerous environmental benefits of artificial grass have been proven over the years, with billions of gallons of water and pesticides remaining unused each year. Be part of the change and help protect the environment today by calling OC Turf and Putting Greens and speak to a professional about your synthetic grass installation options. We look forward to assisting you!