How You Can Save the Environment By Installing Artificial Turf

Posted on: December 14, 2016

Have you been considering turf installation in Arlington, but found yourself wondering whether or not it was the most eco-friendly option? Adding something that is man-made to your yard may feel like it’s not the most eco-friendly choice. While it may be surprising, artificial turf can actually be quite environmentally friendly. Here are some reasons why it make sense, even from an environmental point of view, to consider turf installation in Arlington.

How Installing Artificial Turf In Arlington Can Save the Environment

1. No Watering

One of the biggest benefits of artificial grass is the fact that it requires no watering. According to the EPA, about 30 percent of the 320 gallons of water used by the average American family every single day is used for watering lawns and gardens. Unfortunately, poor watering practices cause about half of that water to be wasted. That’s a lot of water that is not doing anything at all.

Artificial grass does not have to be watered. While some water will be used to clean it, it is far less than the amount of water used to keep traditional grass growing. This saves money and the environment at the same time.

2. No Fertilizing

It may seem that something natural (aka grass) would be a more eco-friendly option than something man-made (aka artificial grass), but in reality this is a less obvious conclusion than you might think. Most lawn grass is not native to the area where it is planted. Prior to our current generation or two, people did not have lush, green carpets around their homes naturally. In order to keep non-native grasses flourishing, homeowners must use fertilizers to keep them looking their best. Fertilizers are not quite as natural and safe as you might think, either. If they were, lawn companies would not place “stay off” signs on lawns after applications.

This is not the case with manufactured turf. Since it is not alive, manufactured grass requires no fertilizers. This keeps unnecessary chemicals out of your yard and away from your family.

3. No Pesticides

Fertilizers are one problem, but pesticides are an even worse one. Pesticides are designed to kill, and without them, most lawns will fall victim to pests. Artificial grass is not pest prone, and so it does not require the use of any pesticides to stay green and vibrant. This means you can stop putting poison on your lawn and back into the environment with artificial turf installation in Arlington.

4. No Mowing

Finally, artificial turf does not need to be mowed. Mowers contribute to emissions that are degrading the ozone layer, and with artificial grass you do not have to worry about adding to this problem. It always stays at the perfect height, without gassing up the mower.

Install Artificial Turf in Arlington, VA Today!

Are you ready to enjoy the environmental friendliness of our polypropylene artificial grass in your Washington, DC area home? Capitol Turf Pros is here to help with the right products and the right installation team. If you have been considering turf installation in Arlington, give us a call today!

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