The 3 Major Environmental Benefits of Artificial Grass
Climate change and environmental destruction seem like an endless problem. However, in the long run, it's all about making small changes that will have the greatest impact. Sometimes it's easy to get caught up in our daily lives, and it's hard to think of ways we can make small changes to benefit the environment we live in.
We all recognize the reality of the challenges we face. It is our responsibility to stop the vicious cycle of environmental destruction and climate change.
Are you contributing to environmental damage?
Do you have a lawn?
Do you use fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, etc.?
How much water is needed every year to keep your lawn green?
How often do you have to mow the lawn?
Do you use a gasoline-powered lawn mower?
If any of these 5 points apply to you, then you are contributing to the negative impact on the environment to some degree. This is where artificial grass can provide assistance.
Maintaining a green and lush lawn year-round can require a significant amount of water. Obviously, depending on the climate you live in, you will use more/less water. However, investing in artificial grass can save you a surprising amount of money on water. And with indoor piping bans during the entire summer, at least with artificial grass, you don't have to worry.
Energy Reduction from Mowing
During the peak of summer, it can feel like most of our time is spent mowing the lawn, right? So, what is the environmental impact of mowing? The answer is, quite a lot. Using a gasoline-powered lawn mower for just an hour is equivalent to driving 100 miles according to EPA and Swedish researchers. The best option may be to install an artificial grass lawn, reducing pollution and saving you a lot of work.
No ToxinsAnother advantage of an artificial grass lawn compared to a real grass lawn is that it will never be toxic. That's because you don't need to use herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, and weed killers to protect it. However, real grass needs them to ensure that it is free from pests and diseases.
These chemicals are harmful to humans and animals (especially if you have pets). Not only that, they can also harm the environment in ways you may not think of. When the stimulant chemicals enter the local water sources like rivers, ponds, and streams through surface water runoff, the risk begins.
Once these stimulant chemicals reach the local water bodies, they can harm the animals and marine wildlife. Excessive toxins can also cause massive algae blooms in rivers and streams, killing fish and plants in the process. Imagine how dangerous it would be if these toxins also got into your drinking water.