It is no secret that fake grass is being used by more and more households everywhere. Even high-tech sports stadiums use fake grass in their fields due to its practicality. Artificial grass turfs are stronger and ultimately cost a lot less than regular grass in the long run. However, the question still remains among homeowners who are trying to decide among the two options – “Is fake grass as ‘good’ as natural grass?” Let’s look at the answer to this question by comparing some common factors:
Real grass tends to become damaged and muddy quickly. Moreover, the grass does not stay bright and green throughout the year. In order to maintain the right shade of color, you would need to control the environment and ambient temperature around your real turf. Fake grass has none of these flaws. It is strong enough to withstand heavy use and stay green throughout the year, no matter what the climate may be. In other words, artificial turfs require only a fraction of the maintenance that real grass requires.
Artificial grass, being made of synthetic fiber, does not have some of the qualities real grass possesses. This includes the ability to dissipate heat. This is one of the biggest problems with fake grass. In saying this, unless you live in an exceptionally hot climate this will not be an issue.
Fake grass does not require pesticides or regular mowing. These two actions can hamper the environment. Therefore, an artificial turf impacts the environment less. However, fake grass does not have the ability to take in carbon dioxide and output oxygen like natural grass, as a result it may harm the soil on which it is set. This may pose as a problem if you are thinking of growing plants or a garden in your backyard.
Finally, let’s look at the practicality of artificial and real grass. Fake grass is highly practical, as it requires minimal maintenance. Furthermore, artificial turf is a good option in a terrain that is used heavily, which is why it is used in places such as sports stadiums in the first place. Real grass cannot cover certain areas practically, like around the swimming pool. Therefore, it can be seen that artificial grass makes more sense if you would like a practical solution for your backyard. The final choice between fake grass and real grass depends on your own requirements, as both have their pros and cons.