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Artificial Turf vs Natural Grass

Natural lawns are the traditional options for lawns and gardens all over the world. The question for Australian homeowners is whether or not natural grass is the right choice for our climate and our environment. We are one of the most arid continents on the planet.

Termi home & commercial October 6, 2023 · 10 min read

Key Insights

  • Healthy and well-watered natural grass is hard to beat in terms of look and feel.
  • Lawns are often the locations of great sporting triumphs, picnics or playful animals.

Water is a precious resource and as a result homeowners are often unable to maintain lawns with regular watering to help them remain healthy and vibrant throughout the year.

The alternative to real grass is ‘fake grass’. Artificial turf probably doesn’t look or feel like what you might expect. Amazing advances have made synthetic grass as plush and beautiful as natural grass. Here are five benefits for you to consider when deciding on whether to keep natural grass in your garden and lawn or whether to make the transition to artificial turf.

Look & Feel

Healthy and well-watered natural grass is hard to beat in terms of look and feel. Where artificial grass really starts to gain ground is when there are watering restrictions or just a series of very hot days that dry out and kill your lawns, despite your best efforts.

There are plenty of artificial options that almost perfectly duplicate the characteristics of a healthy lawn, including look, feel, texture, and colour. The best way to get familiar with the different types of artificial grass is to visit a local showroom or request samples from Termiturf.

Environmental Considerations

Artificial grass is far better for the environment, believe it or not. A patch of vibrant green grass is not a naturally occurring phenomenon in our climate. Our weather is far too arid and hot for that picture perfect ideal. Instead, lawns require a significant amount of water to maintain. Even rainwater tanks are unable to keep up with the requirements of lawn and garden water demands.

An artificial surface does not require water of any kind. Did you know that the average home uses as much as 400 litres on outdoor watering per year to maintain a green and healthy lawn? The environmental impact of switching to artificial is staggering.

Durability & Toughness

Lawns are often the locations of great sporting triumphs, picnics or playful animals. This activity definitely takes a toll on natural grass, which suffers under normal wear and tear. Even just walking across the yard in a regular path will kill the grass.

Artificial lawns are far tougher, because the synthetic material is far more resilient and durable than organic plant matter. Artificial surfaces will last for years and years before they require any maintenance or repair. Some installations can last a decade or more.

Find Out More About Artificial Turf Today

Termiturf is the leading provider of artificial grasses and turf for homes and businesses throughout Australia. Our team of artificial lawn experts will help explain to you all of the pros and cons of artificial grass. Thousands of homeowners have made the choice to cut the headache from mowing, bagging, and watering their yards for the ease and convenience of artificial turf.

Contact Termiturf today for more information by calling 1-300-550-604. Call us today for your free, no obligation, quote.