Is “Real” Grass Even Good for the Environment Anymore?

By Courts & Greens - May 18th, 2018 in Turf

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Fake Grass Keeps It Real

If the concept of artificial turf seems foreign to you, we understand. The idea of removing something that’s grown on this planet for eons and replacing it with woven synthetic plastics might seem foreign, even polluting, but many are learning it’s even weirder to cultivate millions of tiny non-nutritious leaves on our property simply because we think it looks pretty.

An Inconvenient Lawn

For instance, did you know Americans cultivate more grass than crops like corn or wheat? All the time spent mowing, watering, and maintaining a natural grass lawn adds up to a substantial amount of carbon emissions, water usage, and time and labor that could otherwise be spent Enjoying Your Lawn. More carbon goes into maintaining a yard than what it could normally process. Trees, as it turns out, are far better at converting CO2, and are fully compatible with carbon-negative artificial turf.

The Truth Behind Real Grass

If you’re interested in the full studies, check out the Blue Dot Register, and NASA’s Earth Observatory. Consumers should be aware of just how unnatural modern day grass is to our environment, and that the benefits of artificial turf aren’t just selling points, but a reality.

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