Beautiful? Yes! Artificial? You betcha!

According to a recent MSN Real Estate article, “It wasn’t Astroturf, exactly, but long, smooth blades of grass that looked exactly like real grass but happened to be plastic. It had been laid down like a carpet, over prepared ground. She hosed it off sometimes, and it drained itself. It wasn’t cheap, but given that she didn’t have to mow, water, reseed or fertilize, it would pay for itself in eight years. And then there was the peace of mind, the quiet and the conservation of water.” Wallace Stegner writes about his experience with installing an artificial grass lawn in his backyard.
The variety of options is endless, “You can get synthetic lawn that’s late-summer long or putting-green short or somewhere in between. You can get dark green or light green, depending on the kind of grass that grows near you. You can even choose the color of the springy underlayer. Ours has variegated strands ― some dark, some light ― and looks especially real.” Southern Californian grass likes to grow a light green and yellow color, and of course wouldn’t look natural without a little brown in it. Eco Waterless Grass has an option for that! Just check out their Nature’s Sod Line.
Stegner continues to say, “The best part? No pouring clean water onto the grass. No burning gasoline to mow it. No fertilizer running into the sea.” Think of all the extra time and money you will have at your disposal. This miracle grass will pay for itself!
A woman who also made a comment on the article said, “People will stop and stare and say how magnificent your lawn is. And you don’t have to tell anyone it’s fake. I always do, in the same way I blurt out that the dress I’ve been complimented on cost $19. But you can just let people think you have a very green thumb, and a silent, invisible mower. You can act like a girl in a real designer dress, and just say thank you.” Eco Waterless Grass’s grass gives you the freedom because it does look so unbelievably real.
To see the full article, here is the link: http://realestate.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=21208657

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2 Responses to Beautiful? Yes! Artificial? You betcha!

  1. field turf says:

    how’s the drainage? that’s my main concern?

    • admin says:

      That’s a great question -Eco Waterless Grass grasses (like most in the industry) have drainage holes every 4″ to 6″ – so the grass drains at a rate of 27″ per hour. Remember though – artificial grass is almost NEVER your limiting component – artifcial grass in virtually ALL residential applications is installed on top of a compacted subbase – so the issue isn’t how fast the water gets through the turf – it is how fast that water can be absorbed by your subbase (which candidly is MUCH slower than 27″ per hour!). So be sure to install a proper drainage system or insure you have the proper slope/grading when doing your subbase preparation. Also don’t be fooled by folks claiming a 100% permeable backing will drain better – it will only drain better if you have a very sophisticated subgrade drainage system AND you get more than 27″ of rain per hour (not a problem we have here in north america!!!) Otherwise you are simply be charged for a system that provides no real tangibe value.

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