It’s a bird, it’s a plane, its artificial grass…?
Ok, so maybe the Superman reference was overkill, but, truth be told, synthetic grass does have some “super” abilities that benefit our planet, in addition to you! And if helping save the planet doesn’t make you a superhero, then what does?
Read on to learn about some of the ways artificial grass is an environmental superhero, and how it can impact your life for the better as well.
Reclaim Up to 20 Weeks of Your Life
The U.S. Department of Labor determined that the average American spends approximately 0.12 hours every day on yard and lawn care. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has also determined that the average American live 78.7 years. So that means over an average lifetime 143 days or over 3300 hours are spent on yard maintenance. By installing a synthetic grass lawn, you can reclaim that four months of you life and do whatever you like with it.
Rescue 9 Billion Gallons of Water
According to the State of California, the average three-bedroom home uses around 360 gallons of water every single day, and nearly half of that amount is dedicated to yard and lawn maintenance. Annually, the EPA estimates that Americans over 9 billion gallons of water into their landscaping every year. That equals over 13,000 olympic-sized swimming pools of water that could be saved by switching to artificial grass.
Reduce Potential Environmental Catastrophes
In addition to costing you weeks of living, moving the lawn is also one of the most environmentally taxing home improvement tasks we perform. According to the EPA blog:
“a conventional gas powered lawn mower spews nearly 90 pounds of the greenhouse gas CO2, and over 50 pounds of other pollutants into our air every year.”
The agency also reports that over 17 million gallons of oil and fuel are spilled each year while lawn and garden equipment – more than the oil spilled by the Exxon Valdez.
Retain Healthy and Beautiful Waterways
According to Scientific American, the CDC estimates that Americans apply 75 million pounds of toxic gardening chemicals each year. Whether those chemicals are fertilizer or pesticides, a large portion of them end up in our creeks, streams, and groundwater. This can result in massive algae blooms and widespread extinction of native plant and animal species. When the algae blooms die, they draw large amounts of dissolved of oxygen from the water, leaving parts of many waterways unable to support life. Artificial grass lawns never need those dangerous chemicals, so not only will you be helping the planet, you will also be keeping those toxic substances out of your home and away from your family.
Remove 83,000 Patients from Emergency Rooms
For some reason, it is easy to forget how dangerous a lawn mower or weed whacker can be. Walking behind a metal blade spinning inches from our toes is a common source of injury. According to USA Today, each year more than 83,000 people wind up in the ER due to injuries sustained from lawn mowers. Of those 83,000, 17,000 of the injured are children under the age of 14. Having a synthetic grass lawn means never having to mow, edge, or trim grass again.
So, there it is. synthetic grass can help save the planet, and that makes it a superhero in our eyes.
Pacific Grass & Turf can help you design a beautiful, environmentally conscious landscape for your home or business. Contact us today to learn even more about the benefits of installing a synthetic grass lawn at your home or business.