Artificial lawns have been used regularly in sports arenas since the 1970’s and it has been a hype in private use for over a decade. Artificial lawn comes with many benefits including the easiness of maintenance. In fact, you do not need to water or mow it at any time. This is not only convenient for the users but also great for the environment.
As already mentioned, maintaining a natural lawn requires a heavy load of watering, especially if it seldom rains in your area. According to slate.com’s article an average American uses 21,600 gallons of drinkable water annually on watering lawns. Think of how much money you can save. Watering your lawn also depends on the soil in terms of how much water a genuine lawn requires. For instance, sandy soils drain really quickly. As a result, it adds up to user’s water bill.
In addition, a genuine lawn needs to be fertilized frequently. The fossil fuel that is the equivalent of a barrel of oil goes into manufacturing 560 pounds of such fertilizer, so our collective lawn habit is costing us more than 11.8 million barrels of oil annually. We also use 70 million pounds of pesticides and herbicides on our lawns every year. Moreover, the gas-powered mowers are hazardous both to people’s eardrums and the climate. According to an article in Science Daily, an hour of grass cutting equals to 100 Miles worth of auto pollution.
Shanghai Metal Corporation proudly offers artificial lawn solutions with various colours and different dimensions. For information on our artificial grass, please have a look at our web page.
Tuomas P.// SMC Editor