Artificial turf has come a long way since it was first introduced in the 1960s by Monsanto. Now it looks and ‘acts’ like the real thing (balls bounce straight and true, for example, and the Women’s World Cup is due to be played entirely on an artificial surface in 2015). It’s not only the big sporting facilities that are turning to artificial turf: look around any neighbourhood and you’ll find more people are making the change. Here are ten signs that you should invest in artificial turf, too:
1. Your lawn is turning into dirt
The Australian sun is a killer when it comes to grass. Brown patches of dying grass quickly spread and before you know it, your prized lawn quickly turns into dirt.
2. Your water bills increase dramatically
As the climate changes and rainy days are less frequent, your water bills are constantly going up as you attempt to stop your lawn becoming a dirt patch.
3. You’re time poor and lawn maintenance is neglected
It’s great to have a lawn for the kids to play on, but unless you have the time to maintain it then it won’t be much of a play area. Work and family get in the way of a good lawn
4. You’re concerned about your kids and pets around weed killers and pesticides
Keeping your lawn weed and insect free often requires the use of weed killers and pesticides which could spell trouble for our much loved little ones
5. Family members suffer with allergies from grass
Dust allergies and hay-fever are just two of the common ailments caused by grass, and serve to keep your family indoors instead of enjoying the Australian sunshine
6. Children can’t play on your lawn year round
A dirt patch in the summer, a mud patch in the winter: your children don’t get to enjoy that outside space.
7. The pool is always full of grass cuttings
Your grass swims in your pool more than you do, adding even more work to your time strapped day off work.
8. Your lawn only looks good for half the year
A lawn for half the year is a waste of great space, and it takes a lot of work to get back up to scratch every six months.
9. Your backyard looks like a concrete jungle
No soft ground for the kids to play on, and a yard full of concrete and bricks hardly does anything for the look and feel of your home.
10. You want to add value to your property
Finally, artificial turf gives a space that looks good and can be used all year round. That adds real value to your real estate.
If you have began to notice any of these signs in your yard, maybe its time you joined an increasing numbers of Australians and made the investment in artificial turf; An investment that saves time, money and increases a home’s value!