St George Artificial Landscape: The Growing Popularity of Artificial Grass Part 3
This article is a continuation of the previous post titled, “The Growing Popularity of Artificial Grass Part 2” and continues our discussion of St George artificial landscape.
Making sure that we cover all aspects of St George artificial landscape, let’s address the drawbacks. Like most landscaping choices, there are some cons in addition to the pros. Where artificial turf is concerned, however, the pros far outweigh the cons. But in an attempt to cover all bases, we’ll address some of the potential negative aspects of installing an artificial landscape.
Even though artificial turf does not require the same type of maintenance as real grass and certainly cuts down on the amount of time that you will spend overall on it, it is not 100% maintenance-free. For example, weeds still have the potential to grow up through the turf. It’s typically very minimal (if they show up at all) but it still happens from time to time if not installed properly. Leaves can also accumulate on it just like on a traditional organic lawn, so it’s possible that depending on what type of trees you have on your property (if any) and how many of them you have that you’ll need to periodically use a rake or a blower to clear your St George artificial landscape.
Artificial lawns do have a tendency, if not sprayed with a hose on a regular basis, to absorb pet urine. If you have a dog or cat, it is completely fine for them to do their business on your St George artificial landscape, but you will need to be extra vigilant about cleanup. In addition to picking up and discarding your pet’s droppings, you will also need to hose down your turf on a regular basis to avoid urine absorption and odor and to maximize cleanliness. Another aspect that you’ll want to be aware of is the fact that artificial grass absorbs heat quite well if it’s in direct sunlight for most of the day. Be aware of that depending on which direction your property faces and how much sunlight it gets. Also, remember that artificial grass cannot be recycled and that when discarded always end up landfills. Experts are currently trying to find ways to recycle artificial grass.
However, even in light of all of these potentially negative aspects of St George artificial landscape, the benefits are much more plentiful comparatively. Many of the things discussed above also apply to regular lawns, and most of them are hardly cons at all. The amount of money and time that one spends when going artificial is immense and dwarfs everything mentioned above. Visit precisionlandscaper.com today and give us a call!
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