You may be wondering ‘is artificial grass bad for the environment?’ as it is replacing natural grass with manufactured materials, after all – well, we are here to tell you that it is not bad for the environment - far from it. It gives us huge satisfaction to allay such fears and explain to you just why an artificial lawn makes for a green garden in more ways than one.
When you shop with Artificial Lawn Company, you can expect to receive a non toxic artificial grass, therefore ensuring the safety of all animals and wildlife that come into contact with your new lawn. By comparison, real grass often requires the use of various pesticides and weed-killers to maintain a healthy lawn, and these chemicals can be harmful to animals and wildlife alike.
Safe for Household Pets
If your household has a dog or cat that often roams around the garden, rolling around on the lawn and sniffing curiously at anything that crosses their path, you know just how important it is to maintain to a healthy and safe garden. It also means that when you need to spray weed-killer or pesticide, you need to keep pets away from the treated areas for quite some time. While this is to save your furry friends from potentially becoming seriously ill through digesting toxic chemicals, it can be frustrating when your pet wants to be free to explore or go to the toilet.
With an artificial lawn, those fears are immediately removed, meaning that your faithful dog or cat is free to roam around as they please. The base layer of artificial turf means that very few weeds or pests can call your lawn home.
Reduced Water Usage
In order to maintain a real grass lawn, a lot of time and effort is needed. To properly care for your lawn, you need to water it, and, depending on the size of your garden, that can equate to high water usage. Currently, the average Londoner uses 164 litres of water per day, so a conscious effort to utilise less of this incredible resource should be made across the capital and the rest of the country.
The average hosepipe uses 170 litres of water per every 10 minutes of use, which is equal to flushing the toilet 19 times over. It also means that a single hour would use more water than an average family would over the course of two days. However, this is the requirement of maintaining a real grass lawn to the same high standard of greenery that you can expect from a fake lawn. With that in mind, it is clear to see the positive impact that making the switch over to artificial grass has on the environment.
Is Fake Grass Bad for the Environment?
The short answer to this question is no. Artificial grass is safe for all pets and wildlife and helps to cut down on the amount of household water used, manifold. When you also take into consideration the electricity or emissions saved by not having to mow your lawn, you can easily see why switching to an artificial lawn is not bad for the environment.
Encourage your own Eco-System
What’s more, replacing a lawn doesn’t equate to the entire loss of a garden eco-system. You can still have hanging baskets, flower beds, potted plants or even a compost heap in your garden and these are all great for attracting wildlife and insects. You can also put up bird feeders or even a water bath to encourage birds to visit, too.
We hope that these facts and figures have helped to dispel the myth surrounding artificial grass and its impact on the environment. If you are considering taking the plunge and switching from a real grass lawn to an artificial one, please get in contact with a member of our team today via our contact page or by calling us direct on 01474 364320.