Although it is rare for anything to actually own the title of “Perfect” it is a lot more difficult to tell you about the pros and cons of artificial grass than it would have been a few years ago. Of course everyone has an opinion on the topic and there are a lot of people who are against the idea of artificial turf and there are equally as many people who are all for artificial turf and actually have it installed in their yards. It can be hard to decipher which opinion you should believe when it comes to this topic so hopefully I can help you decide on what you want to do by the end of this story.
First up is the list of pros that installing artificial turf will give you.
Water conservation. We’re in a drought right now and it takes a lot of water to make sure that your yard stays the green it is, but with artificial turf you don’t have to worry about watering it because it does not require water to stay in it’s healthy green state.
None toxic, no allergies, and no harmful chemicals. The material that the grass is made of has zero toxins in it so it is completely safe, it isn’t real grass so it doesn’t grow pollen to cause allergies, and you don’t have to use any dangerous chemicals to keep bugs away and the grass healthy.
Safe surface to play on. Usually grass is bumpy and has hills and holes that you can’t avoid no matter how many times you cover them up. But artificial turf is a completely flat surface. And it’s bouncier and softer than natural grass so if you fall you are less likely to get hurt.
Now for the cons which is something that everyone wants to see.
The grass cannot get above a certain temperature. Because of what the artificial turf is made out of you shouldn’t put open flames onto the surface, it can cause the grass to damage or even melt which will ruin your yard.
It can start to smell which is another downfall, but there are ways to fix it so it isn’t one of the worst things that could happen. If your pet uses the bathroom on the grass it might start to smell since this grass is not meant to use the waste and recycle it into fertilizer.
Just keep in mind that when you are installing AGR Synthetic Grass, or if you are just looking into it, not all of the turf is made equal. If you are going to make the jump and have it installed please make sure that it is done by a professional and the turf you choose comes from a name brand place and not something you found on a knock off website.