If you live in the desert, keeping your lawn lush and green can be difficult. And then there is the additional frustration and cost of scalping summer grass and planting winter rye. But that’s exactly what homeowners have been doing for decades, so that they can enjoy the lush green of a beautiful lawn in their valley home. However, there is another option that looks good all year round, eliminates the allergens from natural grass, doesn’t require weekly maintenance, and significantly lowers your water bill. The answer to all of these advantages is an artificial turf.
Please do not be alarmed when you hear the phrase artificial turf. It is not the terrible green carpet that was once all the rage in senior communities. This product has been carefully designed to withstand the extreme heat and intense sun of Phoenix. Nevertheless, it looks natural and pleasant to the eye. The manufacturers are so convinced of their product that they offer an 8-year guarantee against excessive wear, fading and product defects. To learn more about this fantastic product and how it can be incorporated into your landscape design, call 480-969-1911 or click here to schedule a free consultation with a UNIQUE design professional.
The advantages of synthetic
Real lawn requires a lot of maintenance. Regular mowing, weed and fertilizer treatment and of course a large amount of water are required to make your lawn look presentable. And then there is the effort to turn into winter grass and hope that the seed will germinate evenly and quickly. It’s really a year-round commitment to take care of a space that you may or may not use. Once your artificial turf is installed, you can immediately enjoy a soft and lush play area for children and pets. And you never have to worry about mowing or watering again.
One of the most common, but less discussed, questions about natural grass is the production of allergens. Grass pollen is abundant in the valley and can make adults, children and even pets unhappy. But with artificial turf, people and pets enjoy a scope that is free of allergy-causing pollen. In addition, some children and pets suffer from allergies related to fertilizers and herbicides used to treat natural grass. This is also no longer a problem if you switch to an artificial turf.
After all, the environment benefits significantly if you remove natural grass and replace it with an artificial version. Each square foot of grass requires at least 0.625 gallons of water a week. Over the course of a year, this results in 32.5 gallons of water per square foot. If you have 1,000 square meters of grass on your property, it uses at least 32,500 gallons of water each year. In just 15 years, that’s half a million gallons of water thrown on your lawn. And that does not include additional irrigation to germinate winter grass or at too high temperatures. By switching to artificial turf, the consumption of a limited natural resource that is ideal for the environment is significantly reduced. It also reduces the amount of fertilizer and other chemicals that get from your grass to natural wetlands and the water table in your area.
Great applications for artificial turf
Adding beauty and function to your outdoor space are two of the most common reasons why homeowners convert natural grass into a synthetic version. It is very pleasing to the eye to look outside and see a light green area of grass. The desert color palette contains many shades of brown and gray, but only small shades of green. But your artificial turf can add the vibrant color and softness that makes you go outside and enjoy the view. And because you don’t water or chemically treat this artificial turf, your turf is always ready to host a game day, fetch, or just a place to relax and enjoy a good book.
Professional quality putting greens
Even if you’re not a scratch golfer, you’ll still enjoy walking out the back door and putting on your private mini golf course. You may want to recreate a famous green from your favorite course or design your own green. It’s your decision. Our professional designers will help you determine the perfect putting green for your home.
Replacing a large turf slab is not the only application for artificial turf. You can also use this fantastic product in a smaller space for an additional effect. Imagine large stepping stones that connect your pool and covered terrace. The walkway is perfectly functional. But the granite between the stepping stones can be annoying and painful when put on the way. So why not remove the stone and use lush, soft lawn between the stepping stones instead? The color and texture create a great contrast, and you never have to worry about stepping on sharp rocks again.
To learn more about the benefits of converting your grass to a synthetic solution, call 480-969-1911 to arrange a free consultation with a UNIQUE design professional. Many companies install artificial turf, but none offer the quality installation process that you get from UNIQUE or the 2-year installation guarantee.