How does artificial turf add value to a property?
For the most part, the answer to this question lies in individual taste. If you are someone who loves gardening and have plenty of time to spend on your lawn, then natural is the way to go. However, if you are looking to add value to a property that you are looking to sell, we would definitely recommend Artificial Turf. Artificial Turf is a very quick and effective method to improve curb appeal and gives the perception of a well-maintained home.
Homeowners get re-acquainted with gardening in 2020
You may have noticed your lawn a little more in the first half of 2020! In particular, Lockdown found the majority of homeowners re-acquainted with lawnmowers and gardening tools.
Not only driven by embarrassment of being the only house in the neighbourhood where the Kids had their very own bear hunt in the long swishy grass! Fast forward into the winter months and now with Auckland back in Level 3, the kids are putting on their gumboots again, and the front lawn has thick oozy mud!!! Can’t go over it, can’t go around it… Oh no! We’ve got to go through it! Squelch Squerch!
It would be quite understandable right now if you are contemplating the benefits of installing artificial grass. Case in point is why more and more early childhood centers are turning to this style greening their outdoor recreation areas!
So what are the benefits of Artificial Turf?
The benefits of replacing natural turf are more than just aesthetic, which is why we have put together this list of 10 other benefits.
Getting your lawn perfect and even is no mean feat! Probably another reason why you’ve always hired someone to do your gardening. Those in bumpy uneven patches will be a distant memory with artificial turf.
Doesn’t require sunlight
Artificial Turf doesn’t require sunlight to grow and works well in shady areas. It also doesn’t dry out from the sun. It is able to keep fresh looking without the need for outside elements.
Safer to play on
Children and pets can play safely on artificial turf because you don’t need pesticides or other nasties used to maintain lawns. Many people today are also allergic to real grass and pets can get nasty rashes.
No need for fertilisers
If you are thinking that Artificial turf isn’t Eco Friendly, there are many arguments here based on the fact that you don’t need harsh fertilisers which have a really bad effect on the environment. Your grass can look beautiful and vibrant all year round without the need of Fertilisers.
Fills spaces practically
A very real benefit of Artificial Turf is that it fills a space that otherwise would be too small for natural grass, and difficult to maintain. It’s perfect to handle lots of foot traffic and cuts to any shape.
Grass and mud stains are not easy to remove. For this reason, artificial turf is really practical if you have young children who still want to have fun without having to replace their clothes constantly.
Better use of your time
Family time is really important, or just pursuing your own interests and hobbies. Why spend all your spare time mowing lawns when artificial turf needs little to no maintenance. Just every now and then you should give it a rinse.
Artificial turf requires a flat and smooth ground which will get rid of any areas where water could gather. When laying artificial turf small irrigation channels help with water drainage.
Long lasting value
The cost of maintaining a lawn can certainly add up depending on whether you do it yourself or hire someone. Whilst the initial expense is necessary, artificial turf pays for itself in the long run. More importantly, the time you regain from the maintenance attributed to having a natural grass lawn is priceless.
Doesn’t need water
Anywhere can suffer from a drought at any time. Case in point, Auckland who’ve been under water restrictions for the better part of the 1st half of 2020. There are now strict penalties in place for homeowners who don’t adhere to the rules. To this end, an artificial lawn will not require the level of water of a natural grass lawn. Your lawn can look lush and still allow your children to play safely all year round.
How long will artificial grass last?
A high-quality artificial turf can last between 10 to 15 years dependent on having the proper installation. Our tradesmen work to the highest standards of artificial turf installation and use the best quality product.
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