3 Reasons Why Synthetic Grass Is The Perfect Family-Friendly Option For Your Garden

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Hello! My name is Heather, and I absolutely love gardening and landscaping. I decided to start a blog about it because I wanted a creative project, and I hadn't written anything in a while. I work as a real estate agent, and I see first hand how important landscaping is in terms of curb appeal. In this blog, I plan to write about a range of landscaping topics, and I hope you like the results. I am married to Steve, an incredible and supportive husband. We have two daughters, Hillary and Sasha, and we spend a lot of time together in our yard. They are at the heart of everything I do, and this blog is dedicated to them. Enjoy!

3 Reasons Why Synthetic Grass Is The Perfect Family-Friendly Option For Your Garden

29 April 2016
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Synthetic grass has come a long way since the advent of the scratchy, unattractive, and clearly fake synthetic grass of past decades. Modern synthetic grass is lush, beautiful, and barely distinguishable from the real thing. It's manufactured in a wide variety of colours and turf textures and is very easy to lay and maintain. It's available through most landscape supply companies and can be delivered directly to your home. If you're considering using synthetic grass, then here are three reasons why it is a great family-friendly option for your garden.

1. It's great for kids

Your home's garden is probably the centre of many of your children's games and activities. Synthetic grass provides them with a comfortable and durable place to spend time without some of the issues associated with traditional lawns. There will be no biting or stinging insects such as bees or ants making their home in the grass, and no nasty bindies to make running around barefoot on the lawn a hazardous pastime. Parents also love that, even after heavy rain, the children won't be traipsing mud covered feet into the house due to boggy mud patches on the grass.

2. It's great for dogs

Traditional lawns can often suffer under the paws of your family pets, especially dogs. Dogs often leave bare patches of lawn in their favourite spot to rest. Many dogs also have allergies to traditional grass, which can cause painful and irritating rashes on your dog's skin. Dogs are also fairly indiscriminate about where they go to the toilet, which can lead to scalded or bald patches of grass. With synthetic grass, dogs can still use it to go to the toilet. Urine will run through the mesh under-layer of the synthetic grass, and faeces is easily removed and won't stain or rot the material of the grass. A brisk hose down will wash all traces of excrement away within moments.

3. It's very low maintenance

Unlike real grass, synthetic grass will never need watering, mowing, weeding, and fertilising. The occasional rake to remove garden debris and a quick clean with the hose is all that's required to keep it looking immaculate. Not only will this save you a lot of valuable time, which could be better spent on family leisure activities, it will also save you a lot of money on lawn products such as weed killer, fertiliser, and lawn-mowers.

Synthetic grass is worth considering as a practical and aesthetically pleasing option for your home. It's well worth visiting a landscape supply company in your local area so that you can see for yourself how incredibly realistic and attractive it can be.