We love the smell of fresh-cut grass like the next person and taking pride in a well-manicured lawn is an accomplishment, but in the current age of water conservation, there are alternatives to natural lawns that outweigh the real stuff in every aspect (except being alive).
Recently we spoke with Duane Ruth of SYNlawn which is one of the leading installers of high-quality synthetic grass. They’ve been in the business much longer than their competitors and have the jobs and reputation to back it up.
They recently installed a commercial stretch of SYNlawn in Santa Monica which is notorious for having perfectly kept public landscapes that are always natural and thus take a lot of water. For all installations including commercial and residential, they recommend a professional installation even for small jobs.
Beyond water conservation, a major homeowner’s motivation for installing synthetic grass would be to avoid lawn burn from dog urine. Our dog Harper finds the stuff interesting to smell but didn’t quite take to going potty on it. I’m sure that would come with time.
Our son loves playing in the grass, but because our grass has become a mix of weeds and dirt, we needed a play surface solution that wouldn’t degrade and one that he could roll on without fear of rocks or debris.
Please consider artificial grass for your next landscaping project, putting green, rooftop lawn, dog run, or pool surround. The colors available are amazingly lifelike and the maintenance or lack thereof will save you time and money.