With the new craze of
artificial grass being installed all over the nation it can be hard to not be
tempted to do it yourself. But why would you want to do that if you already
have a nice yard that is made of real grass? Why replace something you know and
love with something that is fake and needs to be installed?
You have nice green grass
that is gorgeous, aesthetically pleasing, soft, and safe for kids and pets.
But if you think about it,
artificial grass can offer you a lot of those things too and save you a lot of
time and energy. How is this possible? Well, it’s pretty simple actually.
Artificial grass is green and aesthetically pleasing so it looks completely natural in your yard. It literally looks so natural that no one will question if it’s fake grass or if it’s just really maintained real grass. AGR Turf (Artificial Grass Recyclers) can help you save thousands of dollars by purchasing their recycled turf pulled out from multiple sports fields through out the United States.
And when pets and kids run around on it, they can’t kick up dirt. It’s impossible because there is no dirt involved. They can’t get dirty and they won’t slip and fall because artificial grass has a natural flat surface since it was originally made for sports.
It can also save you the
time and energy of mowing and trimming down your yard. With natural grass you
have to go out there almost every week to trim it back down to acceptable
height. If you miss a week your yard is completely out of control. But with
artificial grass, it doesn’t grow. You won’t have to go out there to water it,
mow it, or trim it down. What’s a better perk than getting to say goodbye to
stray grass blades after you mow?
And if you are still
hesitant because of the stories that say it’s not safe for animals or kids,
don’t worry about those. Artificial turf has been proven to be completely safe
for people and pets so your family can play outside all day and not have to
worry about getting sick.
The study looked at the crumb rubber in the turn which is a common fill material. It will help give the turf some cushioning and will help keep the synthetic turf looking good. The study found that this rubber:
– Does not pose a threat to the environment or the groundwater supply. While some chemicals will be released over time it does not have an impact on the water.
– The chemicals are well below the federal standards for the soil and will not harm the soil.
– The crumb rubber will not release harmful chemicals into the air.
– The turf can withstand higher temperatures and will not have an impact on the release of chemicals into the air or the ground.
Scientists that performed the study conducted these tests in labs. They were looking for leaching, acid rain, and acid digestion. They used air and water samples for their test and measured them once the synthetic tur was used. The groundwater continues to be studied but there have been no significant threats found.
The rubber crumb testing is looking for the release of chemicals and so far no significant threat or even a concern has been found. These testes are conducted with several agencies to test the water, remediation, and the potential threat that the rubber crumb has on the wildlife.
The full results can be found on the DEC’s page called Waste Tire. It is located near the bottom of the page. A person can also see the results from the rubber crumb tests and the fills for synthetic turf on the fact sheet found on this site.
Are you looking to spruce up your patio this summer season? In this article, we will discuss some fresh and fun ideas for your patio to spruce up your outdoor space, whether you are doing it yourself or using a construction company.
Working With Your Pool
If you have a pool, there are several things that you can do to spruce up this area that is already full of so much fun. One idea is to make use of a hammock. You can place a hammock close by the water so that you can lay back and enjoy the sunshine when you are not splashing around. These come with an umbrella for shade or, if you purchase a hammock that doesn’t offer shade by itself, you can place an umbrella close by to keep yourself out of the heat.
If you don’t have a pool and are in the process of designing one, it’s a great idea to design the pool in such a way that your seating area sits in the middle of the space while the pool wraps around. This is a wonderful way to build a unique area for entertaining.
Utilize Floral Focal Points
If you’re a lover of flowers, you can use a garden or flower pots along your patio to enhance it with color and beauty. This is an ideal place to set up an area for seating or entertaining, as well, as it will help to give the space a chill and relaxed vibe. For extra bohemian flair, paint your flower pots or use multicolored flower pots to serve as additional visual appeal.
Add a Pergola
Do you want to enjoy the outdoors while giving your patio space the feel of the indoors? A pergola may be right what the doctor ordered. You can sit out in the sunshine while staying relatively cool, plus a pergola provides your entertainment zone sophistication. If you really want to add some spice, consider adding a television set to your patio as well, for a lovely and fun area to watch the game.
Don’t Forget Lighting
The lighting you choose really helps to set the tone for your patio space. You can set up tiki lights for a fun and cultural feel, or even add a strip of hanging lights for sophistication and ambiance. Hanging lights are very much recommended if you plan to entertain at night.
Are you ready to make the most out of your patio this summer? Try these ideas to freshen up your space and enjoy some stylish visual appeal.
Everything we do either
increases the carbon in the air and soil or helps to decrease it, and the
carbon causes harm to the earth through global warming and pollution. Our
carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gas we produce by the things we
do, and there are some easy ways to reduce it.
One thing that we do that
creates a large carbon footprint is lawn maintenance. The equipment used to
maintain the landscape, like gas-powered lawnmowers, weed whackers, and leaf
blowers emit carbon fumes from burned fossil fuel that enters the air.
Artificial grass requires minimal maintenance after installation and can easily be maintained without burning fossil fuel and our friends at AGL can ship you out artificial grass for Free.
By reducing the amount of
natural lawn we have the use of gas-powered lawn maintenance equipment will be
reduced also. Less burned gas fumes will be going into the air and that means
less pollution and cleaner air for everyone to breathe.
The exhaust heat from
gas-powered equipment also enters the air and warms it which contributes to
global warming and all the damage it’s causing to our environment.
Noise pollution is another
issue created by gas-powered lawn equipment. Your neighborhood will be a much
quieter location if you (and homeowners around you) install artificial grass in
No Water or Chemicals
Artificial grass never needs watering and never needs chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizer applied to it. Reduced water usage also reduces your carbon footprint and helps to conserve the natural resource for future generations.
Using artificial grass also
helps keep our water sources cleaner by keeping lawn chemicals out of the soil.
Any type of chemicals applied to natural grass leaches into the soil and will
be carried into the nearest water source through rainwater.
The water with trace amounts
of lawn chemicals will make its way into streams, rivers, lakes and eventually
back into our home through tap water.