When it comes to any home improvement project it is always wise to look at the potential environmental impact it may have. With such concern over climate change, air pollution and more, it is important we all do our part.
Artificial grass has long been one of those items that raises such discussion. At The Sussex Artificial Grass Company we are fully aware of those concerns and within this week’s blog hope to reassure you a little.
Products like our Easigrass are just one of the alternatives to other artificial grass products that may cause more long term damage to the environment and as a result, your pocket.
Read on to see products like this can help the environment.
Artificial grass can reduce emissions
Whilst artificial grass isn’t able to replicate the natural process of turning carbon dioxide into oxygen, it does cut down on us further polluting the environment. With a natural lawn cutting it can require the use of electricity, water and fuel. All of which add to our bills but also add to the damage to the planet. For example, research in California showed that garden equipment was going to cause more damage to the ozone layer than all the cars in the state! Petrol based garden equipment has also been found to emit over 40 times the emissions of a normal car! To put it in simple terms, 1 hour of petrol mowing pollutes to the same amount as a 4-hour car drive.
Along with this, the addition of chemicals to your grass and soil to revitalize it and make the garden more pleasing can be more detrimental to any wildlife and the environment itself.
Artificial grass can protect your health
We touched upon it above but when adding chemicals to the garden you are potentially putting anything that enters it at risk. By having an artificial lawn, there is no need for chemicals therefore reducing the risk of harm to all that visit your garden. With no fumes and no irritants, you are protecting yourself and the planet.
Artificial lawns save water
It goes without saying, you don’t need to water them, they filter out water, so they don’t get flooded and they stay looking fresh. So, without the need to fill a bucket, spray a hose or tip a can, the arrival of an artificial lawn can not only save you that task but also help the environment. On a sunny day, a typical lawn can use 125 litres per 1000 square feet! With the risk of hosepipe bans every year in order to protect water levels, the artificial grass removes that concern.
Artificial grass is good for your garden
We mentioned this near the top of the page but due to the fact that artificial grass doesn’t hold water, it can’t flood, meaning no long-lasting damage to your garden. This allows you to keep an all year-round green garden that you can decorate how you see fit.
Recyclable artificial grass
A further benefit is that our Easigrass is recyclable and made from recycled matter meaning that you can be safe in the knowledge that the lawn you choose is as green as possible both in appearance and it’s environmental properties.
Should you wish to learn more about our range and make your garden greener, contact us today, we can offer a sample pack or attend your property to assess your needs with our expert team. Safe for pets, safe for kids and easy to look after, choose an easigrass lawn to give your garden the look you want.