As the world becomes more and more environmentally conscious, people pay close attention to how their choices impact their environments. If you’re considering using artificial grass to add some lustre to your exterior, you may be wondering if it is an environmentally friendly option. Some people have spoken against this option because it is not naturally grown. But is artificial grass deserving of the flack? Is artificial grass eco-friendly?
Is Artificial Grass Eco Friendly?
So, can you find eco-friendly artificial grass? The answer is simply yes. Our artificial grass now come with improved production and manufacturing processes that makes it environmentally friendly. Moreover, most manufacturers are beginning to put policies in place that ensure that they make environmentally safe installations available. Besides, high-quality artificial grass products are made from recycled matter. Plus, they offer an excellent option for dry areas where water conservation is essential. And, from the Spring of 2021, we are able to offer 100% recyclable grass.
What Is Recyclable Grass?
Simple. Until now, traditional backing of artificial grass could not be recycled and much of the first generation of artificial grass is now in landfill. We are proud to supply a product thats every aspect is 100% recyclable, including the backing. So you can be rest assured that in twenty years time, or whenever your new grass is to be replaced, it can be fully recycled without any damage to the environment.
What Makes Artificial Grass An Environmentally Friendly Option?
Let’s consider some of the reasons why choosing artificial grass is a great eco-friendly option.
- Reducing Harmful Emissions
Some people have claimed that artificial grass cannot play the role of natural grass, especially when it comes to reducing harmful emissions. However, it is essential to remember that maintaining natural grass requires excessive electricity, water, fertiliser, and fuel (when using a lawnmower). All these create additional pollution and contribute significantly to global warming.
- Protecting Your Health And The Environment
Natural grass, as mentioned earlier, requires the use of fertilisers. But beyond that, people also make use of weedicides, pesticides, etc., to support the general maintenance of the grass and ensure growth. Unfortunately, these products are made of chemicals that can contribute about 8% to global warming. Using artificial grass comes with low maintenance and does ot require the use of such substances.
- Water Preservation
Natural grass requires lots of water to keep them growing lush and healthy around the year. The fact is that a square foot of natural grass requires gallons of water to keep it looking green and fresh throughout the year. Imagine how much water you’ll consume for a yard.
Even if water isn’t a problem to you, the world is rapidly moving towards water scarcity, and people concerned about the environment are looking for ways to conserve water.
- Life Expectancy
If you take proper care of your artificial grass, you can expect it to last for about 20 years. On the contrary, as already mentioned, the natural grass will require a lot of mowing, watering, trimming, fertilising, etc., during that period. That means you’ll end up saving a lot on expenses and potential effects on the environment.
The only disadvantage in this regard is the fact that, when your artificial grass has outlived its purpose after 20 years, you’ll need to find a healthy way of disposing of it.
Natural grass requires a lot of effort in terms of maintenance to keep it looking fresh and green all year round. From watering to mowing and trimming, it takes a lot of time and effort. All these add to the already polluted environment we live in.