Say Goodbye to Endless Landscaping
On any given weekend, the sound of running lawn mowers and weed trimmers cuts through neighborhoods in the never-ending quest to cultivate a healthy, luscious lawn. Sprinklers tick-out staccato rhythms as they shoot streams of water, and throughout thousands of communities, homeowners can be found spraying weeds that seemingly crop up overnight.
Despite mowing, fertilizing, and near-constant maintenance, many lawns still develop problems—turning brown and crisp during droughts, wilting in the sweltering heat, playing host to infestations, and developing unsightly patches. Rather than dedicating a weekend to lawn care, discover how Artificial Turf Supply can help create an attractive, low-maintenance lawn that boosts a home’s curb appeal while eliminating common lawn care problems.
No More Water Woes
Grass requires regulated watering. Too much, and the lawn is prone to developing fungus and other diseases. Too little can lead to poor root development and an unhealthy yard prone to weed and insect infestations. There are also communities that restrict lawn watering during dry spells to conserve strained water supplies, which leaves even the best-kept lawns looking straggly.
If you are committed to a watering schedule then you have to deal with the hassle of dragging the hose and sprinkler out every day, or with the maintenance of fixing leaks and clogs in a pricey in-ground sprinkler system.
With the installation of quality synthetic turf, such as the Residential Series from Artificial Turf Supply, homeowners don’t have to worry about overwatering or under-watering. This authentic-looking turf looks good all year long, and there’s never a need to turn on a sprinkler.
Don't Worry About Spotty Sunlight
Most yards feature a variety of natural light conditions—some areas are exposed to scorching UV rays where only the hardiest grass species will survive. Other locations, such as under thick trees or on the north side of a house, experience dense shade where virtually no grass will grow.
Artificial turf goes from sunny spots to shady areas without a hitch—creating a seamless transition throughout the yard without the need to plant different varieties of seeds that can make a lawn look like a patchwork quilt.
Patch Up Patchy Problems
Even in the best-kept lawns, patchy spots can occur due to a surplus of problems, including too much fertilizer, poor soil quality, an abundance of thatch (dead grass that forms a mat at ground level), or a host of other horticultural issues. There’s never a patchy problem with high-quality artificial grass from Artificial Turf Supply—the lawn remains uniform in color and texture throughout the entire yard.
Quash Pests and Diseases
Pest infestations and diseases figure prominently among the issues that leave grass lawns looking less-than-lush. Unfortunately, by the time a homeowner discovers the problem, a full-blown infestation or lawn disease can be well underway, requiring extensive chemical treatments that may not be environmentally friendly and having to pay for an exterminator or wildlife control. Pinpointing the exact bug, fungus, or other lawn problem often means taking multiple soil samples for testing and then embarking on an expensive and time-consuming course of lawn treatment.
Fighting pests, whether it’s grubs or gophers, and lawn diseases is an ongoing battle with natural grass, but it’s not a concern with artificial turf that doesn’t have to be babied—or treated with chemicals—to keep it looking healthy.
Put Away the Lawn Mower
Mowing is more than just a periodic lawn task. To keep grass healthy, stringent mowing practices are necessary, and busy homeowners don’t always have time to fit mowing into their schedules. Cutting off more than a third of the grass blade can make a lawn susceptible to disease, so during a fast-growing season, grass may need mowing as often as every three days to avoid damaging the lawn. With artificial turf, there’s no worry about finding the time to mow or how much it will cost to hire someone else to mow the yard. Other benefits include no more need to store gasoline for a mower, no need to sharpen mower blades, and no more missing out on other activities because the lawn needs mowing.
No More Pet Problems
Pets and lawn chemicals don’t mix. Chemical weed-preventers and fertilizer products often carry a warning for pet owners to keep their furry family members off the lawn for hours—or even days—after the application of certain products.
With Artificial Turf Supply’s selection of pet-friendly turf options, pet owners don’t have to worry about chemical poisoning or skin irritation from toxic lawn products. The PetPRO Series features artificial turf made from polyethylene that’s safe for pets—it’s designed to allow pet urine to drain through, and there’s no staining or discoloration. This resilient turf resists chewing and digging as well, providing a long-term, healthy solution for pet-friendly yards.
Get Rid of Weeds
Fighting unwanted weeds is a constant issue in most lawns. A gentle spring breeze will carry weed seeds into an otherwise-pristine yard where they quickly sprout and shoot up. Depending on the types of weeds that invade grass, the remedy may require labor-intensive spraying of the individual weeds or, in a worst-case scenario, the need to kill the entire lawn and reseed to get rid of the weeds. No such problems exist with artificial turf, so there’s no need to apply chemicals or spend a good chunk of time killing weeds.
Make Space for the Kids
Kids aren't exactly known for being gentle as they play and run around in the yard. Whether they're kicking the soccer ball or leaping off the swing set, the hard ground doesn’t provide the softest of landings. Fortunately, the ProPLAY Series from Artificial Turf Supply creates a safe play environment thanks to its soft surface that’s well-suited for use in family-friendly backyards or beneath playground equipment. This turf not only looks great, but it also offers a less-abrasive surface than other materials that are commonly found beneath play equipment, such as gravel or wood chips. The ProPlay turf model stands up to vigorous wear and tear from the youngest family members while offering the look and feel of natural grass.
Give a Break to Your Wallet
Fuel, mower maintenance, lawn chemicals, water bills, and all the other ongoing expenses associated with cultivating grass aren’t an issue with artificial turf. Once the turf is in place, costly maintenance and upkeep are a thing of the past. Homeowners can have lush lawns without the recurring expenses.
Rather than dumping money into a yard that never quite lives up to your expectations, make the change to artificial turf. Get started on your journey to better grass with a free sample from Artificial Turf Supply, so you can get a sense of the look and feel of your new yard.
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