Water conservation is the most commonly thought of way that artificial turf can positively affect the environment. One of the first facts that people learn about artificial turf is that it requires little to no watering in order to thrive, but those are not the only benefits to synthetic turf.
Many people don’t realize how many emissions are released by doing normal yard chores. Between mowing and weed eating, yard upkeep can result in harmful emissions. A study found that 1-hour of mowing resulted in the same amount of smog emission as a car that was driving 93 miles. The emission pollution that is associated with lawn maintenance is a real threat to our environment.
Artificial grass is working to reduce emissions, as turf does not require anywhere near the maintenance that is needed for a natural lawn. Artificial turf will never need to be mowed, as it is a constant height upon installation. It does not require weed eating or weed killer or any fertilizers in order to look pristine. When you install artificial turf, you will without a doubt be limiting the emissions released into the environment over time.
It is also worth noting that synthetic turf can be recycled through the proper channels. For more information, please contact one of our Account Managers for assistance.