The Pros of Synthetic Grass
There are quite a few benefits offered by synthetic grass, though they’re primarily centered on saving you time, money and hassle. As you know, synthetic grass doesn’t grow so there’s no need to cut it. You’ll have grass the perfect length and thickness all year long. In addition, you will never have to water it or worry about fertilizer. You’ll never have to worry about dead, brown spots and it’s an ideal solution for yards in areas where grass won’t grow at all (desert regions, for example). Finally, there’s no need to use pesticides and there’s no fear that your grass will be damaged by play (recreation or sports).
The Cons of Synthetic Grass
Of course, there are some drawbacks to using synthetic grass. One of these is the fact that it absorbs heat and is not a good option for areas that see high temperatures. Because it absorbs heat so well, the temperature of synthetic grass can be significantly higher than the surrounding air. In addition, quite a few companies use lead in the manufacturing process for artificial turf, which is never a healthy option. In addition, there’s the risk that synthetic grass will act as a breeding ground for bacteria. Some studies have shown that bacteria can survive on artificial grass blades for as long as three months.