Nowadays, most homeowners prefer artificial grass in their lawns over natural, live grass. Artificial grass, also known as turf, has a lot of advantages:
- They are very easy to maintain and do not require fertilization;
- They do not require to be watered regularly, or there is no need for irrigation. It's perfect for areas particularly where it's usually dry;
- They do not require mowing or trimming. Since they are artificial, artificial grass or turf do not grow. They stay the same height;
- They are very durable and stands even with heavy use. This is the reason why sports arenas use artificial grass or turf.
With these advantages in mind, there are only a few things you need to worry about to maintain your beautiful, green lawn.
Keeping Your Artificial Grass Green
A huge factor that can affect an artificial grass or turf's color is extreme heat or high temperature. A major concern among homeowners who also have energy-efficient windows is that, because these windows do a good job in keeping the heat out, they reflect the sunlight. Due to the Low-E glass used for the energy-efficient windows, the heat or temperature is amplified. So do you stop the sun's reflections from 'killing' or melting your artificial grass?
The solutions that may come to mind are as follows:
- Replace your windows with non-energy efficient ones, at least those that do not reflect grass-burning reflections;
- Replace your burned/melted grass. You can opt for the easy to maintain artificial grass or turf, or go for the natural live green grass;
- Sell your house and move to an apartment building where you won’t even have to worry about a lawn (or plants).
Before you make any drastic decision, be informed that there is actually a more affordable, and less time-consuming way to keep your grass unmelted and green.