Drought Tolerant Turf
Within the past few years, many states across the nation and world suffer from extreme drought and water rationing is unfortunately becoming commonplace. According to the Southern Nevada Water Authority, one square foot of synthetic grass can save up to 5,000 gallons of water in one year.
Gas-powered gardening equipment like lawnmowers represent five percent of air pollution in the U.S., according to the Environmental Protection Agency. A synthetic lawn requires minimal upkeep with gas-powered gardening equipment and therefore would eliminate the need for these items.
A synthetic lawn not only benefits the end user, it has multiple environmental advantages. By eliminating water and chemical waste as well as reducing carbon emissions, artificial turf can be the solution to many on-going environmental problems.
Climate is controlled at ground level by turf grasses as they cool temperatures appreciably, thus working as exterior “air conditioners.” Dust and smoke particles from the atmosphere are trapped by turf which helps keep the air cleaner. Noise is absorbed by grass areas which cut down on excessive sound, a growing problem in urban areas. For example grassed slopes beside lowered expressways reduce noise 8-10 decibels. Oxygen generation by turf grasses has a major impact in making our environment habitable.