Archive for September, 2009

Synthetic Grass A Perfect Ground Cover

Although it has its share of opponents, synthetic grass sometimes makes sense as a means of providing an outdoor lawn surface. Apart from the fact that synthetic grass gives you the pleasing look of a lush green lawn, it also makes sense in parts of the world where water is scarce or where water restrictions have been put in place.

In dry areas the normal scene is an endless row of dustbowl yards that simply looks parched and sad. By replacing the hard-packed dirt with an artificial alternative other than concrete, the feeling is that the yard is nicely grassed. There are other advantages that have been mentioned numerous times such as the reduction in maintenance requirements and the environmental factors such as not having to run the lawnmower.

But benefits such as the luxurious feel of the lawn and the safety factors should not be discounted. Try walking on synthetic grass with no shoes on, it just feels soft and comfortable. The nature of the artificial surface is generally softer and more bouncy than grass and so, when young children play on it, it will cushion the impact of any unexpected falls.

In short, if people are comfortable with paving, concreting or tiling in their front or back yards, then there should be no hesitation to use a product such as synthetic grass instead.

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