WHY EAST BAY HOMEOWNERS ARE CHOOSING ARTIFICIAL GRASS
A beautiful lawn can give your home great curb appeal. Nothing is quite as beautiful as a lush, perfectly trimmed yard. Unfortunately, yard care is expensive, time-consuming and extremely hard on the environment. From purchasing and using an expensive fertilizer which if used incorrectly can impact groundwater, to chemicals for pest control and the water necessary to keep it lush and green year round, lawn care is environmentally taxing. Then there’s the time spent mowing, treating, weeding and seeding and maintaining your lawn.
In California, yard care can be even more complicated. Multiple years of drought have forced many municipalities to ban using water supplies for tasks like watering your lawn, making it even more difficult, even impossible to maintain.
Today you have a choice. A professionally installed artificial lawn can eliminate the work and expense of maintaining your yard. It’s environmentally friendly and perfect for use in the Bay area. Artificial grass has come a long way. High-tech manufacturing processes are creating lawns that look incredibly realistic and are comfortable underfoot. It’s the perfect alternative for around the pool or the entire yard. There is no solution that is more maintenance-free and cost-effective.
THE ROOTS OF THE ARTIFICIAL GRASS BOOM IN CALIFORNIA
A 2015 article in the Washington Post noted that artificial grass sales in California began to spike after the state’s last major drought. The numbers are hard to track, but manufacturers say that business in California has doubled in recent years and many of the new customer’s are in the middle-income range. Artificial grass is an affordable solution to California’s difficult weather. The lack of rainfall, and in southern California, the temperatures make grass difficult to properly grow and maintain.
California’s laws are tough on lawns. California’ Governor Jerry Brown issued a state of emergency during California’s four-year drought because there was a water shortage. It’ doesn’t allow for a homeowner to use the 55 gallons per square foot of lawn needed to keep natural grass healthy. Brown’s restrictions mandated that residential use be reduced by 25%. This promoted the enormous interest in artificial grass in the state.
THE ADVANTAGES OF INSTALLING ARTIFICIAL GRASS IN THE BAY AREA
Artificial grass looks great and feels great on the feet. It’s safe for children and pets and that’s just the beginning. Replacing your natural lawn with artificial grass offers a ton of benefits including:
• No more grass stains on the kid’s clothes
• Insects like fleas and mosquitos become virtually non-existent
• No more grass bugs like chiggers biting the kids and pets
• Eliminates grass allergies in both kid’s and pets
Along with these benefits, artificial grass is environmentally friendly, eliminating the need for pesticides, herbicides and other harsh chemicals. Recent medical studies have shown that our children have higher levels of toxins in the bodies than previous generations. You can stop using chemicals entirely with artificial grass. And the only water you’ll ever use is the small amount needed to hose off the lawn.
Artificial grass provides much lower maintenance costs, it stays green year round and it easy you’ll spend less time working in the yard. Artificial grass is extremely durable and can stand up to heavy traffic and your pets. It’s comfortable, safe and perfect for sports and the kids.
PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION IS IMPORTANT
To experience all of the benefits of an artificial lawn, proper installation is absolutely critical. It’s more than the worth the cost to have your new lawn professionally installed. Professional installation will guarantee a look that will up your home’s curb appeal and value.
When properly installed, an artificial grass lawn can last anywhere from 15 to 20 years or more. A professional installer like Bayside Pavers will use materials that offer a warranty against fading, discoloration and seaming problems. While the largest expense of artificial grass is installation, a professionally installed artificial lawn can provide you with a return on your investment through water costs and in increased property value. Your landscape professional will also be aware of any rebates or tax saving you may be eligible for to help defray expenses.
If you live in the East Bay, artificial grass is a great solution. If you’d like to learn more about the benefits and costs of artificial grass, give the landscape experts at Bayside Pavers a call at (866) 287-2837. We’re always happy to discuss the possibilities! Let us show you the benefits of artificial grass and how it can up your home’s curb appeal, comfort, and value.
If you live in the East Bay, stop by our location in Concord at 2455 Bates Ave, Ste K to see the products we offer and schedule a free estimate.