Going Green: Synthetic Turf & Environmental Impact

Going Green: Synthetic Turf & Environmental Impact

Last year, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that homeowners spend an average of 2.8 hours

Artificial Turf, Artificial Grass, Synthetic Turfweekly on lawn maintenance. The Environmental Protection Agency reported that landscape irrigation accounts for almost one-third of all residential water usage, adding up to millions of gallons of water per year. A study performed by the National Research Council determined that residential lawns and gardens receive more pesticide applications per acre than agriculture.

Of thirty common lawn pesticides:

  • 19 are loaded with carcinogens
  • 13 are linked with birth defects
  • 21 have been shown to affect reproduction
  • 15 have neurotoxicity
  • 26 have been implicated in liver or kidney damage
  • 27 are sensitizers and/or irritants
  • 11 have the potential to disrupt the endocrine system

With the high volume of water wasted by lawns every year and the dangers of pesticides, not to Artificial Grassmention the sheer amount of labor that goes into maintaining a lawn, it is no surprise that Americans are switching to synthetic lawns at a faster rate than ever. In coastal New York, a homeowner with a water front property was experiencing numerous issues with his natural lawn. Salt water from storms made the grass shrivel and die, geese feasted on bugs in the lawn, leaving their droppings everywhere, and the clay soil caused problems after every rainstorm. When Genesis Turf installed synthetic grass in the yard, hefty maintenance costs were eliminated, water drainage improved significantly and the geese droppings problem disappeared, as there were no longer any bugs to eat.

There are more reasons to switch to synthetic grass than ever before. First, the water saved by switching makes a large difference not only for your wallet, but for the environment as well. The Southern Nevada Water Authority estimated last year that every square foot of artificial turf that replaces natural grass can save 55 gallons of water per year. Even if the average lawn is as small as 1800 square feet, the annual water conservation for that lawn alone amounts to approximately 99,000 gallons of water each year. Imagine if every natural lawn was replaced with synthetic turf – the savings would be exponentially greater! Second, artificial lawns do not require any pesticides because they simply do not attract pests. This is good for the environment and for your own health of course, but it also spares you the cost of expensive lawn fertilizers and chemicals. It is also good for family pets. Ticks are known, especially in the Midwestern and Eastern parts of the country, to hide in grass and latch on to pets and people, spreading disease and generally being disgusting. With synthetic turf, there is nowhere for them to hide in the grass, much less infest your pets. Finally, not having to put back-breaking labor into the lawn frees up time for you to relax and simply enjoy your backyard. You also eliminate the need for gas-powered lawnmowers and weed whackers – another healthy benefit for the environment and your wallet.  Did we mention that artificial lawns look beautiful year round?

Genesis Lawn artificial grass is made out of the highest quality materials and is 100% recyclable. Many environmental benefits, such as drastically decreased water requirements, elimination of fuel requirements and greenhouse gasses from lawn maintenance equipment, elimination of the need for fertilizers or pesticides, and reduction of allergens are associated with using EnvyLawn for landscaping. In addition, it can be recycled at the end of its life cycle, thus reducing the amount of material that ends up in landfills. For more information, call us at 855-887-3435 and visit us online for more information.

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Artificial Grass Can Increase Your Homes Value

Artificial Grass Can Increase Your Homes Value

Whenever the topic of a artificial grass is brought into a conversation there are always strong Artificial Lawn Turf opinions for the installation of artificial turf and strong opinions against it. Both sides bring up great points to support their claims, but the dialogue usually turns to whether or not the investment in synthetic turf will add value to a home. Here are a few things to consider when making your own decision:

  • Synthetic turf requires very little water. You will only need to “water the lawn” when cleaning it.
  • No lawnmowers are required to maintain artificial grass. This cuts down pollution and sweat.
  • Artificial lawn turf stays green all year round – regardless of the season.
  • Improvements in technology cause synthetic lawns to look realistic, eliminating the stigma possessed by the AstroTurf of the 1960s.
  • Some argue that synthetic turf can cause more injuries to athletes than regular grass, but grass that is not well-maintained will have holes and bare patches that can also cause injuries
  • Artificial grass is pet-friendly and easy to clean.
  • Bugs do not take up residence in synthetic turf.

In all, making the decision to install “fake” or “real” grass is unique to your family’s needs. A well-kept natural lawn will add value to your home, but it will require lots of time and money. The care that goes into a perfectly manicured lawn is the equivalent of a full-time job. On the other hand, installing a synthetic lawn can have a larger start-up cost, but will be relatively less expensive and easier to maintain in the long term.

Genesis Turf, the manufacturer of one of the world’s leading synthetic turf brands, Genesis Lawn,Artificial Pet Turf has over twenty years of experience in the artificial turf industry. They are experts in manufacturing turf solutions for landscape, golf, sports and leisure project needs. For more information about our products, call us at 855-887-3435. You may also be interested in our products designed exclusively for pets like our line of premium artificial pet turf.

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Artificial Turf Helping Families Become More Active

 

Artificial Turf Helping Families Become More Active

With child obesity at its highest point in recorded American history, more parents and educators are looking for ways to encourage their children to be active and spend time outdoors. However, in most states, the weather really only permits outdoor activities a single season out of the year. In the northern states, the summers are nice, but the winters are harsh. In the southern states, and particularly in the southwest, the summers are dangerously hot and the winters are generally mild. The weather isn’t something that can be changed, but the way we design our outdoor areas for play can be.

This is where Genesis Lawn artificial turf comes into play. In the southwest, where conserving waterArtificial Turf is critical, artificial lawns are an excellent alternative to dirt or patchy grass fields. These lawns use less water than traditional grass and do not allow for the creation of, or spread of, dust particles in the air. They can easily be cleaned and are more durable than natural grass fields. In addition, soft padding placed underneath the turf’s surface makes for a safe and level space for kids to play. More humid areas will benefit from artificial turf in many more ways, the best of which is probably the pest-resilient nature of synthetic grass. Because they provide no nutrients for bugs and because of their durability against moles and gophers, artificial lawns are much safer for your entire family – especially your pets, who can avoid the ticks and fleas which normally occupy the lawn.

Northern states will enjoy having a green yard in the middle of winter. Artificial lawns require very little maintenance or upkeep. The expenses involved are minimal, as you no longer have to worry about pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, etc. There is the upfront cost of installing the lawn, but even that is offset by LEED credits. You can also deduct the cost of your time, as you will no longer have to mow or trim.

With these benefits in mind, the real benefit of artificial turf is that it is a viable and practical product that encourages outdoor activities. Many playgrounds are now being installed amid synthetic blades of grass simply because it is safer and promotes play. There are fewer pollutants to worry over and less of a risk of kids tripping and falling. For more information on artificial turf, call us at 855-887-3435. Your estimate will be free and our lawn care experts will evaluate your needs to find the right product for you.

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Genesis Artificial Putting Turf

Artificial Putting Turf

Genesis Artificial Putting Turf

Perhaps you have considered the idea of installing a backyard golf green in your home, but thought the cost might outweigh the benefit. The fact is, nothing could be farther from the truth. At Genesis Turf, we pride ourselves on offering the industry’s finest synthetic turf putting greens at an affordable price that can fit into your budget. We offer multiple styles to fit within any budget and to fit within any region. Our backyard golf green products are competitively priced so that they are accessible to all. In an industry where lesser products run rampent can be extremely overpriced, we take a much different approach. It is our goal to supply products that golf enthusiasts everywhere can enjoy without breaking your wallet.

Imagine for a moment the convenience of having your very own backyard putting green just a few steps out your back door. No more driving to the practice range and paying for the privilege of working on your game. Now you can work on your short game on a surface that rivals the very best natural golf greens. Now imagine the convenience, and realize that the price is definitely within your reach.

The level of play you can expect from a Genesis Turf putting green is off the charts, with a true roll every time as you work to shore up your putting and chipping skills in the comfort of your backyard. For someone who is serious about golf, this could not be more ideal.

At Genesis Turf, we are always searching for more ways to improve upon our already state-of-the-art artificial turf products. In terms of affordability, durability, and environmental responsibility, it simply doesn’t get much better than our products. Our backyard putting greens are the perfect example of a product that gives natural grass a run for its money and offers optimum performance year-round.

If you’re considering installing your very own backyard golf green, the products that Genesis Turf offers are definitely within your reach. To find out more about our synthetic turf options, call us today at 855-887-3435.