4 Reasons to Install Artificial Turf in Your Yard
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a nice green lawn that consists of artificial turf? If so, here are four convincing reasons to consider the installation of artificial turf in your yard.
1. You Will Conserve Water
You have to use a lot of water to keep your lawn nice and green. This is especially true in states like California, where grass grows all year round. According to water usage calculations, to provide a lawn with one inch of water, a 10’x10′ area of grass needs about 62 gallons of water.
This might not seem like a lot of water. However, consider the average lawn size in San Diego is nearly 9,000 square feet. According to water usage calculations, a lawn this big needs about 5,580 gallons of water!
If you want to do your part to conserve water, one way to do it is to install artificial turf.
2. You Will Spend Less Money
Maintaining a lawn year-round is expensive. In San Diego, the average cost to mow the lawn is $39.11. The majority of homeowners in San Diego get their lawns mowed once a week. The cost to mow a lawn every week for a year is about $2,033.
While some homeowners hire someone to mow their lawn, others do it themselves. Those that mow the lawn themselves will also need to invest in a good lawn mower. With artificial turf, however, you can save money on a lawn mower, lawn mowing, and also on fertilizer, as artificial turf does not require it.
You will also spend less money on your water bill since you’ll use less water. Less water use means that you will reduce your chances of violating water use restrictions. If you get cited for a water use violation in San Diego, you can expect to pay fines.
3. You Will Eliminate Weeds and Pests
If you’re like most homeowners who love their yard, you probably don’t enjoy the weeds or pests that come along with it. Some of the most common lawn insects in California include grubs, billbugs, chinch bugs, leafhoppers, and leatherjackets. When a lawn gets infested with these kinds of insects, it often attracts insect-eating animals, such as raccoons, skunks, and wild pigs.
When you eliminate certain insects, you will keep other kinds of pests at bay. You will also prevent weeds from growing, which can easily ruin the look of your lawn.
The lack of weeds and pests means you won’t have to use pesticides and herbicides. Both of these products can have negative repercussions on your health. Pesticides are especially toxic.
Symptoms associated with pesticide use include:
· Irritation of the nose and throat
· Burning and itching of the skin
People with asthma, as well as children, are more susceptible to having negative reactions to pesticides. If you are concerned about pesticide and herbicide use on your lawn, install artificial turf to alleviate the need for both.
4. You Will Save Time and Energy
It takes a lot of time and energy to maintain a lawn. According to a recent American Time Use survey, homeowners spend about 70 hours a year on lawn and garden care. According to a CBS News poll, one in five Americans says that their least favorite chore is mowing the lawn. Taken into account with the other survey options, these people would rather rake leaves or shovel snow than mow their lawn.
If you want to spend more time each year on activities besides lawn-mowing, or you want to expend your energy in ways besides lawn care, install artificial turf to help you do both. If you’re convinced that you will benefit from the installation of artificial turf in your yard, contact Mauzy Heating, Air & Solar. Our family-owned-and-operated business has served customers in San Diego County for over 50 years.