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The Pros and Cons of Artificial Grass

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 21 February , 2018
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One of the ways to keep a green lawn throughout the year, even during periods of drought, is installing artificial grass. In this issue, we’ll talk about the benefits and drawbacks of artificial grass and how long it typically lasts.

What are the pros and cons of artificial grass?

While some of the benefits to artificial grass are fairly obvious, there are a few that aren’t.

  • No water needed and very little maintenance required.
    Unlike a natural lawn, artificial grass needs no water, and no mowing or thatching. As for maintenance, you should be sure to clean-up any spills and any chemical pollutants that could damage the threads.
  • Artificial grass is environmentally friendly.
    Because there’s no needed mowing, you won’t have to power-up the lawn mower or spread fertilizers and weed killers. Even better, you can opt to have recycled artificial grass installed.
  • You’ll spend less.
    In the long run, because there’s no need for continued watering, mowing and fertilizing, artificial grass can save you lots of money. When it’s time to replace your artificial grass, you don’t have to worry about sod or planting grass seeds.

Now for the cons…

  • It can heat up in a hurry.
    The properties in artificial grass tend to absorb heat rapidly, which means it can often be too hot to walk on with bare feet.
  • Some of the chemicals in it could be harmful.
    Many varieties of artificial grass contain lead, zinc, cadmium, and chromium.
  • Bacteria tend to love it.
    There are certain forms of bacteria that can live on the artificial grass blades for over 90 days.

How long will my artificial grass last?

With proper care (cleaning up spills and chemicals), you should be able to enjoy your artificial grass for about 20 years. Many manufacturers will guarantee their products for about 10-15 years, but don’t be surprised if you’re able to stretch that out a little bit.

Interested in artificial grass in San Diego? Call Juniper Landscape Company.

We’d love to talk with you more about the pros and cons of artificial grass for your lawn. Just give us a call here at Juniper Landscape Company.

Our number is 619-334-9464 or you can reach us via email.


Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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