Artificial Landscaping: The Growing Popularity of Artificial Grass Part 2

This article is a continuation of the previously posted article entitled “Artificial Landscape: The Growing Popularity of Artificial Grass – Part 1.”

How is Artificial Grass Made?

Turf is created by taking a backing and then threading filaments throughout it. The filaments can be made of a number of different materials, the most common ones being polypropylene, polyethylene, or nylon. Often a combination of the three is used. The filaments are of course colored appropriately, as well. The idea is to allow water the ability to flow through it much easier than natural grass. The backing is then placed on a desired surface, typically compacted gravel acting as a drainage layer. Once the turf is in place, sand or recycled crumb rubber is used to fill it in. To make it look even more realistic, sometimes artificial landscape has a thatch layer added.

How Much Does It Cost?

In most cases, an artificial landscape in the St. George, UT area will run you somewhere between $5 and $20 after installation and everything. That’s per square foot. If this sounds pricey, remember that even though regular sod laid by professionals typically costs only 20 to 50 cents per square foot, the future and perpetual expenditures associated with sod add up fast. You have to fertilize it, mow it, and water it. All these things take up large amounts of your time and money over the years, far surpassing the cost of installing St. George UT artificial landscape.

Why Is It So Popular?

In previous articles we have covered many reasons why so many people are switching to an artificial landscape, but remember that the four most significant reasons are: (1) it is very environmentally friendly, (2) it is incredibly easy to maintain, (3) it saves you large amounts of money, and (4) it saves a huge amount of water. In the Southern Utah and Nevada area, every single square foot of artificial turf saves (on average) 50 gallons of water every year. The benefits are so significant that some water companies located in deserts and areas prone to drought even offer cash rebates for homeowners who go with an artificial landscape. These rebates have been known to be around a dollar per square foot.

Additional Environmental Benefits

Right now it is estimated that over 20,000,000 rubber tires are kept out of landfills due to the recent increase in the popularity of artificial landscape. Also, no fertilizers or the chemicals are needed to treat turf, so there is no risk of chemical runoff negatively affecting the environment.

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