The Dog Days Are Over
September 2, 2015
The weather might continue to be steamy and hot for the foreseeable future, but fall will be here before your sunburn has faded. So if you missed your chance to enjoy a beautiful, maintenance-free, vibrantly green NewGrass® lawn this summer…not to worry! Transitioning into autumn is the prime time to update your yard and plan your landscape for next year. With NewGrass artificial grass, you can keep your lawn green, your wallet full, your family healthy, and the environment thriving.
Come summertime, you’ll appreciate a lawn that can beat the heat so you don’t have to. Perhaps the biggest draw to artificial landscaping is the amount of water that you will conserve. The environment and your wallet will certainly rejoice! But what else
Save money, save time, and most importantly, save our environment. Water is an imperative resource, but it’s not unlimited. Natural lawns are not only draining the supply, but polluting it as well.
Together, all the lawns in the United States would cover the entire state of Ohio. Now, you might be asking yourself, “Why is that a bad thing? Grass comes from the ground, it’s supposed to be there!” Unfortunately it’s not that simple. The things we do to keep those lawns looking beautiful can be harmful to our kids, pets, and especially the environment. Herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers make your front lawn look great, but spreading these chemicals will have harmful repercussions.
If you’re simply not willing to part with your natural turf because you don’t want something “fake,” consider this: pesticides and fertilizers are chemicals, and are no more “real” or natural than artificial grass. Still not convinced? Be sure to check out these tips for keeping your outdoor space safe for your family and pets:
- Don’t use pesticides. These chemicals are a potential hazard to kids, pets, and wildlife. They leach into groundwater, contaminating our resources, and are easily tracked into the home.
- Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus…if you absolutely must use them. Phosphorus accelerates the growth rate of algae in rivers and lakes. Not surprisingly, a major source of phosphorus found in our waters is fertilizer.
- Trim the fat. Just incorporate some artificial grass into your landscape. Patches that are hard to maintain or require abnormally high amounts of water are ideal for an artificial alternative.