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How True Artificial Grass is Really Eco-friendly

Posted on the 19 December 2012 by T_mackinnon @tedmackinnon

Artificial green grass has come a long way since the time of the thin green carpets that used to cover concrete. These days, there are huge artificial surfaces made from rubberized bases and polyurethane fibers that provide a realistic look and the feel of natural green grass. Technology and science have made it possible to make an artificial turf look real. Also, this is an alternate option that people can conveniently use in their residential yard. Such lawns need no watering, fertilizing nor trimming or any maintenance and therefore save a lot of time and money.

Benefits of using Artificial Grass

Saves Resources

Heart made of artificial green grass
Studies show that residential lawns have a major impact on the world environment. The overall acres of residential lawns consume 30-60 % urban fresh water available on earth, worth $5.25 billion of fertilizer derived from fossil fuel , and 67 million pounds of synthetic pesticides. Most of the fertilizer, pesticide and water is wasted due to improper dosage or wrong timing that could result in toxic run off that The majority of the water, fertilizer, and pesticide is wasted because of improper timing or dosage. This could result in harmful runoff that could pollute ground water.

Saves Power

Artificial grass does not need lawn mowers. Natural grass lawns require high and proper maintenance which includes regular and periodic use of power based lawn movers. As per research undertaken by the Environmental-Protection-Agency at Sweden, using a petrol driven lawn mower for an hour is equivalent to doing 100 miles in a car. Thus, we can see that using synthetic grass to beautify your lawn could reduce carbon monoxide to the planet. Therefore, using synthetic grass can actually reduce the addition of carbon monoxide to the environment.

Saves Water

A natural grass garden requires to be watered several times during summer months in hot climatic regions. Studies have shown that naturally grown green grass lawns require about 55 gallons of water every year for every square foot grass to be kept healthy and lush. Water is a very precious resource and excessive usage of water could lead to ecological imbalance. However, if artificial grass is grown, this wastage of water could be saved. Not only is this eco-friendly, it also saves time and cost to people.

Uses Recycled Material

Artificial green grass is made from recycled material which is a very good step towards saving our environment. For instance Artificial Grass & Landscaping of the largest companies artificial grass is completely made from recyclable material. They use a woven fiberglass which is durable, allows drainage and has no lead pollutant. Also, the poly urethane that is used to make blades of grass is UV resistant and hence your pretty lawn will last longer.


Thus we can see how artificial grass can benefit our environment and therefore can be considered as a lucrative eco-friendly alternative to natural green lawns.


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By B2S Stores
posted on 09 March at 11:33
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Woh, the grass has a wonderful features and plays a important role in our life

Thanks for sharing such wonderful article!

By Bilal Ahmad Bhat
posted on 09 March at 11:30

woh, truly wonderful, article, artificial grass has been one of my favorite product, im loving it