One friend of mine is wondering about drainage. There really is no drainage issue with artificial turf. The back of artificial turf is perforated and the ground on which it is laid to be porous to facilitate drainage. In addition, depending on location of drainpipes in the lawn, it is common to provide a gradual gradient so that rainwater can drain more efficiently. Of course, drainage would vary based on the area’s geography.
What about pet-stains or spills affecting artificial turf? On natural grass the most you do is pick up after pets and occasionally hose down a small area if stains are visible. Synthetic Grass Pros artificial turf is no different and pet mess needs to be picked up after pets and hose down a patch occasionally as needed.
In very extreme cases, if there are issues with odor then you may consider either scrubbing or spraying a small amount of detergent in the affected area.
How much water will be saved with artificial turf?
You will save watering money with artificial turf — but it will depend on how much of your yard is with natural grass or artificial turf. In your lawn, natural grass is probably irrigated using a sprinkler system unlike a drip system for plants. The sprinkler consumes (and wastes) a lot of water. So for most households the sprinkler for natural grass would constitute a significant portion of the water bill for lawn maintenance.
Actual cost savings for a house would vary based on size of the lawn and percentage of area covered with natural grass. Artificial turf, of course, requires no watering and, thus, can reduce your water bill considerable.
We have more questions and answers about artificial turf in future blogs. Thank you for your interest about Synthetic Grass Pros quality, affordable and beautiful artificial turf.