A UNIQUE Look At The Perfect Phoenix Lawn
In the Valley of the Sun, we are fortunate to enjoy some fantastic weather and the ability to relax outdoors almost every day of the year. But nothing as great as our mild climate comes without a price. And in Phoenix, one of the drawbacks to our warm temps and the year-round sun is that it can be a challenge to keep your lawn looking good. But many Phoenicians dedicate countless hours and resources to keeping both their summer and winter grass looking as lush and green as a PGA fairway. But it comes at a cost to your wallet and the planet.
The Green You Spend For The Green You Want
They say nothing worth having is easy to get. And that is very true for a lush green lawn in the desert. To keep your summer grass green, you need to be willing to invest in a substantial amount of water, fertilizer, and TLC. According to U of A experts, adequately watering only 225 square feet of natural grass in the Phoenix area for one year requires over 5,000 gallons of water. Now consider that the average lawn over 1,000 square feet. You see that the amount of water needed is relatively sizable. And don’t forget that you need to include the cost of fertilizer, weed control, and maintenance.
The Cost The Environment Pays
Living in the desert, water is a precious and limited natural resource. So when you think about dispersing 10,000 or more gallons on your grass each year, it adds up, especially when added to the average household use of about 33,000 gallons a year. And all of that water has to come from somewhere. In the case of Phoenix, most is coming from the Salt, Verde, And Colorado Rivers. And that source is far from endless. Other challenges that a natural grass lawn presents for the environment include excessive pollen introduction to the air and chemical contamination of the limited groundwater from fertilizers and herbicides. So there is really a substantial price to be paid for that expanse of green outside your door.
A Cost-Effective And Environmentally Friendly Solution
A few decades ago, artificial turf was only found in sports stadiums and a few other elite settings. Eventually, a version was released for consumer use. But it looked more like cheap green carpet than turf. However, like everything, modern technology has taken a poor substitute for natural grass and turned it into a product that is superior to the original. The look and texture of today’s artificial turf is nothing short of amazing. And that is just the beginning of its contribution to outdoor living spaces throughout Phoenix and the world.
A Hassle-Free Solution
Artificial turf is the ideal solution for anyone who is done watering, mowing, trimming, fertilizing, and tending to their natural grass lawn. This product is happy to endure the sun, wind, rain, and even monsoons without turning crisp, brown, or unsightly. And it keeps that perfect appearance year-round, so there is no scalping and transitioning from summer to winter grass.
A One Time Investment
Sure, you will pay more per square foot for artificial turf than you do for grass seed and even sod. But you are never going to spend another dime for that perfect, lush, green surface. Once you pay for the turf and installation, your payments are complete. And there is never a need to budget for that hefty water bill you see each year when you are trying to keep grass seed moist enough to germinate. And you will continue to enjoy the beauty and function of the turf for decades to come.
A Gift To The Environment
Artificial turf eliminated the need to dump literally thousands of gallons of water on the ground each year. And it also eliminates the use of chemical fertilizers and weed control that can find their way through the soil to contaminate groundwater. And finally, artificial turf never produces mountains of pollen that fill the air over the City of Phoenix with allergens.
Imagine being able to enjoy a lush green year every day of the year without the chores of mowing and watering. And if you or one of your loved ones suffers from allergies, imagine relaxing outside without watering eyes and a stuffy nose. All of this is possible when you install artificial turf. And your four-legged friends that suffer from allergies to grass will enjoy returning outdoors without itching and watery eyes as well. To learn more about the benefits of installing artificial turf at your home, call 480-969-1911 or click here to schedule a free initial consultation with a member of the UNIQUE design team.