Grass plays a major part in landscaping your home and can be a big boost to its value. But most homeowners have to decide to pick the type of grass they want - either artificial or real grass.
If you've finally decided to upgrade your lawn and make it look more appealing. You probably have an image of how the new grass would look on your property. Before all arrangements can be finalized, you will have to pick between having natural grass or an artificial lawn in front of your home.
So, how do you make a decision? How do both types of grass compare against each other? Keep reading to find the answers to these questions and more. This piece will compare artificial grass and natural grass under certain parameters and reveal the most advisable option.
The type of irrigation installed on your property will depend on the grass you choose. The cost and accessibility to the water will also determine how often you can irrigate your lawn.
Natural Grass needs to be watered regularly - particularly in the morning and evenings. However, fake grass only requires occasional watering. The only time you have to manuly water your artificial lawn is when you want to clean it. You have to hose down the turf for a few minuets to wash off the dirt.
Artificial grass is beautifully comfortable to lie on, and you rarely have to apply any chemicals to it. This makes it perfectly safe for every family member, including kids and pets. As a result of its safety feature, many young children's play areas have started to adopt fake grass as a rule of thumb.
In the same vein, natural grass is also safe to lie on and hasn't been exposed to any health hazards or toxins. However, you may have to keep an eye out for sneaky insects such as wasps, bees, spiders and red ants!
Nothing beats the smell of freshly mowed lawn in the morning. This is an advantage that natural grass will always have over artificial turf. While some manufacturers have tried to reproduce the scent on fake grass, nothing quite comes near.
As much as we love the smell of mowed grass, we can't deny the disadvantage that it does to the environment. A Swedish study has revealed that an hour of running a lawnmower produces the same air pollution as running a car for 10 miles.
Whether you install natural or artificial turf on your property, you'll have to maintain it regularly. The difference between both is the frequency of maintenance. Real grass typically demands daily care and lots of water to get rid of dust, mud, and other debris that stick to its leaves.