10 Reasons Why You Should Replace Your Natural Lawn with Artificial Grass
Do You Live in the Southwestern U.S.?
Do you live in or near these California cities: Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Diego, Ventura, Bakersfield, Long Beach, Anaheim, Riverside, Santa Clarita or San Jose? How about these southwestern United States’ cities: Albuquerque, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas/Reno, Oklahoma City, Phoenix/Tucson, Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City, Austin or San Antonio?
If you do, then you’re suffering under the drought conditions that is plaguing all of the southwestern part of the U.S., and your city or county may be offering you a rebate to help you replace your natural lawn with artificial grass to save money and water.
If you’re still not sure if it’s worth the time and money to replace your natural grass with artificial turf, here are 10 more reasons for you to consider:
- You’ll save money on lawn maintenance. Imagine sitting in your backyard on a Saturday or Sunday morning, not having to gas up your lawn mower or haul bags of fertilizer to spread on your lawn? With artificial turf, there is no need to weed and feed your lawn anymore.
- You can still have some green space in your yard. Giving up your natural grass doesn’t mean that you’re giving up on having a natural green color on your property. Artificial lawn grass comes in many different colors, density, and grass blades, so you feel like you have a natural lawn even though the grass is not “alive.”
- You can incorporate artificial grass with your xeriscape design. Xeriscaping is all the rage right now, not only because you can create interesting textures and features using native plant materials, but the plants also thrive in hot, dry weather conditions. Your artificial grass dealer will be able to help you find the perfect artificial grass to tie in with your existing or planned xeriscape design.
- You’ll save water. It goes without saying that artificial lawn grass doesn’t need to be irrigated at all. You may periodically need to hose away dog waste, but that’s about all you need to do that would require you to use water on your new turf.
- You may be eligible for an artificial grass rebate. City water authorities in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada, and Texas are offering rebate certificates for homeowners and others who replace their natural grass with artificial turf. Each municipality has its own standards and policies, so you need to check with your local water authority to see if they issue rebates and what requirements need to be met in order to receive the rebate. See available Rebates.
- Synthetic Grass isn’t just for homeowners. Apartment complexes, rental units, and commercial properties can also replace their existing turf with artificial grass. Can you imagine the gallons of water that will be saved on a commercial property if its natural grass was replaced by artificial lawn grass? And businesses would save money, too, because their water bills would be lower. Some municipalities may also offer rebates to those, other than homeowners, who want to replace their natural grass with synthetic grass.
- Some city councils are overriding HOAs’ rules on artificial turf placement. Some cities, that must conserve water immediately, are telling local HOAs not to punish homeowners for installing artificial grass. Contact your city’s water authority or city government to ask them about your HOA and lawn replacement before you hire a contractor to work on your lawn.
- Today’s artificial grass isn’t your grandmother’s Astroturf. Remember that Astroturf that your grandmother installed by her pool? That bright green stuff? Well, today’s artificial grass is far removed from the original faux grass. Today’s synthetic turf resembles real grass in texture, color, and density. It just doesn’t need a lot of TLC to maintain its green look.
- Today’s synthetic turf is child- and pet friendly. Artificial lawn grass provides a safe haven for kids playing on swing sets and climbing rock walls. Faux grass also provides a non-slippery surface by pools and other water features. Also, your dog won’t be tearing up your artificial grass like he would your natural turf. And artificial grass makes cleaning up dog waste easy.
- If you buy your artificial grass through Advanced Grass, you’re guaranteed a safe lawn. Advanced Grass can make these promises to you about their artificial turf:
- It’s lead-free and latex-free because it’s made in America, not Chinese.
- It’s 100 percent recyclable.
- It meets all safety standards and ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials) standards.
- The company offers “Heat Resistant Technology/System” in our “Cool Grass” series, which reduces typical artificial turf temperatures by 17 to 30 degrees cooler.
- The turf comes with an “anti-microbial technology” infill that prevents bacteria, mold, and mildew growth.
Take The Next Step To Buy Artificial Grass
If you live in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Oklahoma, or Texas, call Advanced Grass today at 1-800-992-0887 or fill out their contact form at http://www.advancedgrass.com/request-a-quote/. For California homeowners who qualify, Advanced Grass is offering attractive financing options with approved good credit in addition to info on your city’s rebate program.
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