Disproving Myths About Artificial Grass and the Environment

Now more than ever, it is widely known that artificial turf is the clear choice for sustainable landscaping, especially in drought-ridden areas like Orange County. Since its introduction in the 1960s, numerous studies have been conducted proving the effectiveness of synthetic turf, concentrating on its environmental impact. 

However, despite the many advancements made in the production of artificial grass, disinformation about synthetic turf and the environment still runs rampant. These myths are rooted in misunderstanding and can easily be disproven with the correct information, allowing customers to make informed decisions when switching to artificial grass.

Myth: Artificial Grass is Made with Toxic Materials

Artificial turf is, without exaggeration, the safest possible surface for your home or business. The best synthetic grass products, such as the ones found at Grizzly Turf & Pavers, are made with exclusively non-toxic materials. 

Much of the same can be said about infill, as well. From crumb rubber to silica sand, there are many infill options to choose from, depending on preference for safety and performance. However, regardless of the type of infill, they are all non-toxic and pose no threat to their users’ environment.

Myth: Kids and Pets Can’t Enjoy Synthetic Turf

Artificial grass replicates natural grass in almost every way, leading people to believe that synthetic grass can also create trip hazards for children just like its natural counterpart. However, nothing could be further from the truth. 

Artificial turf will never develop holes that can cause harm to children, and its impressive drainage prevents water from lingering in your yard; this eliminates any risk of slippage in your pool area or any time after rainfall. Additionally, synthetic grass does not attract pollen, making it perfect for anyone who suffers from allergies, including dogs!

Myth: Pet Waste Bacteria Sticks around Artificial Turf

This is another myth that came to be due to artificial turf’s resemblance to natural grass. Contrary to natural grass, however, bacteria and odor associated with pet waste can be easily cleaned up on artificial grass. Grizzly Turf & Pavers’s Pet Turf is ideal for dogs, making it effortless to take care of your artificial turf landscaping!

All you need to eliminate pet waste residue is a rinse with a garden hose, and let the drainage do the rest! This prevents bacteria from lingering in the landscaping and traveling through the air.

Now that these myths have been debunked, it is time to make the switch to artificial turf. Luckily, the expert artificial grass installers at Grizzly Turf & Pavers can help! We specialize in providing stellar residential and commercial synthetic grass products and installation services to properties throughout Orange County and Southern California. All of our products are non-toxic, built to last and backed by a 15-year warranty, along with a 2-year warranty on all labor performed during installation. If you’re ready to experience The Grizzly Difference, call us today at (866) 237-8873 or visit us online!