15 Dec How Artificial Grass Keeps Your Home Cleaner
The low maintenance burden of artificial grass is well documented. But did you know that installing fake grass is not only a maintenance and cleaning benefit to your outdoor spaces, but to your actual home, as well? We look at the ways artificial grass or turf helps keep your home clean.
No more grass debri after mowing
Tired of having to shut your windows every time the lawnmower or weed eater is in use? With artificial grass, there’s no having to pick up leftover lawn debri, nor do you need to worry about fly-away grass soaring in to settle on your window sills, bed, or carpet.
Grass clippings are particularly sticky after the lawn has been mowed and will stick to just about anything, as you know. No more green stains or clippings on the floors or walls either – not having to mop the floor after cleaning up outside, now that’s a plus!
Lawn debri such as twigs or weeds often coagulate on your natural lawn, thanks to the retention properties of normal turf. Synthetic grass, on the other hand, does not provide an easy embedding environment for such debri, thanks to its texture and ‘weave’ pattern. A quick rake through your fake grass will easily clear this up, while the same cannot necessarily be said of your natural lawn. Keep debri out of the way, before it can make its way indoors.
Allergens are diminished
Many people don’t know they’re allergic to grass – until the lawn is cut or mowed, that is! That’s because this process produces pollens of its own, resulting in a grass pollen allergy. That’s bad news if you’re a hayfever sufferer – think runny nose, watery eyes and itchy corneas.
The particular challenge with natural grass is that it produces pollen of its own. It easily finds its way into your home via your pet’s fur, or on the undersoles of your feet, or is carried in via the air through an open window or air vent. This kind of pollen, along with dust, is a major contributor to upper respiratory tract diseases such as asthma. Instead of perennially having to wash the bedding fibres and clean the surfaces to which this invisible pollen adheres, it is much easier to eliminate much of the source of the product by installing synthetic turf.
Say bye-bye to muddy paws or footprints
Natural grass needs intense watering fairly often to stay green and in mint condition. Not only is this a burden on the environment, it is also a burden on your cleaning bills! You can’t make everyone wipe their feet at the front door each time the lawn is watered so your entrance passageway stays pristine, and you definitely cannot stop your furry friends from leaving a muddy paw print or two! To make matters worse, wet grass is sticky and some of that residue is bound to make its way inside as well.
As for fake grass, you’ll need to rinse it down once in a while to rid it of dust and other debri. But, if it’s professionally installed, drainage will be a breeze and mud on the floor, a thing of the past.