It’s no secret that synthetic turf offers a lush, beautiful, low-maintenance alternative to natural grass.
But what many people don’t realize is that artificial turf is also a responsible landscaping option, with numerous environmental benefits, such as water conservation, chemical-free maintenance, and recycling options. Artificial turf products can even help green builders meet U.S. Green Building Council LEED Guidelines.
Turfix lawn turf has a measurable, positive impact on the environment. Here are a few of the ways synthetic turf is gaining ground and a reputation for being eco-friendly:
1. Water Conservation
In 2012, the Synthetic Turf Council estimated that the use of artificial turf resulted in the conservation of six billion gallons of water. Because synthetic turf does not require water to stay green, lush, and beautiful all year long, it is an easy solution to water conservation. Not only can you save a ton of water and a ton on water bills, your city may even grant rebates for installing synthetic turf. Check with your local water district and city to see what they offer for your neighborhood or commercial application.
2. Fewer Pesticides
Synthetic turf reduces the use of harmful pesticides and fertilizers while significantly decreasing runoff—a main cause of water pollution. In most cases, maintaining a natural grass field means using an arsenal of fertilizers, pesticides, and weed killing chemicals to keep your natural grass looking its best. Synthetic turf fields and landscapes eliminate the need for these lawn care chemicals and keeps them out of the environment.
3. Less Air Pollution
Did you know a push mower emits as much pollution in one hour as 11 cars and riding mower as much as 34 cars? Installing a synthetic turf field reduces noxious emissions from your fleet of lawn maintenance equipment. The exhaust from this kind of gas-powered equipment contributes to environmental pollution and creates high levels of ozone. By installing synthetic turf you can decrease the amount of gas pollution that goes into the air, which will significantly reduce your carbon footprint on the planet.
4. Reuse and Recycle
At Turfix, we offer eco-friendly services, such as turf removal and recycling and infill recycling. Turfix is trained in using special equipment needed to separate the sand and rubber for the purpose of recycling for future projects. At Turfix, we know that the future is here today and schools can use these recycled materials for a brand new installation and even use the old turf for practice fields, playgrounds, batting cages, etc.
If you just can’t get over the beauty of a natural landscape with real, live growing plants, why not use your water bill savings to plant a wildflower garden, cactus-rock garden, or other scenery that harmonizes with the natural environment? If you are installing a Turfix lawn turf sports field, why not use the new funds in the budget to plant a farm to school garden?
When you install a synthetic turf field, you have more time and room in the budget to get creative in other areas of your landscape. For greener grass, contact Turfix today—we are experts in our field!