In Defense of Artificial Turf.

When people hear the words, “artificial turf”, they have a tendency to picture rigid, little plastic sprouts in a shade of green not found in nature. And if this were 1983, that view would be justified. But artificial turf has come a long way from an aesthetic standpoint, and it comes with wonderful additional benefits beneath the surface.

Today, artificial turf looks fantastic and fresh year-round, and it doesn’t go dormant like Bermuda or Zoysia grass. And unlike Rye, which looks good in the winter, but attacks permanent turf, dies, and leaves you with dust, artificial turf is always in season. Shade won’t thin it out, form patchy spots, or turn yellow from pet waste. With minimal care, artificial turf provides a natural, pristine yard regardless of the time of year. 

Aside from looking great with very little effort, artificial turf comes with other benefits that are more than soil-deep. Natural grass needs consistent watering. It’s the thirstiest thing in your yard. But artificial turf doesn’t need a drop. It also doesn’t need fertilizer or any other chemical treatments that seep into the watershed. Artificial turf does require an occasional sanding and brushing, but a 500 square foot area will pay for itself in less than three years. So you conserve and protect water, and save money. More green in your pocketbook, and more consistent green covering your property. 

But just like pretty much everything else, not all artificial turf is created equal. We only use turf with 100% permeable backing and carry the same aesthetic standards of natural grasses like Bermuda and Zoysia. Conservation Grass is our artificial turf of choice. It looks great, is low-maintenance, and lasts for years. Give us a call when you’re ready to stop worrying about how your property looks, no matter what the time of year. After all, it’s only natural.