Environmental

A synthetic lawn is environmentally-friendly in many ways. 

Saves Water: The United Nation's 2003 World Water Development Report showed that over the next 20 years the quantity of water available to people will decrease by 30%. We need to protect and conserve this precious resource – especially in the desert southwest. Roughly 7.8 billion gallons of water are used every day for outdoor use and most of this goes to lawn and landscape watering. 

Reduces Contaminants: Real lawns require pesticides and fertilizers to keep them green and healthy. 70 million pounds of pesticides are applied to home lawns, trees, and shrubs every year; polluting groundwater and sending phosphates and nitrates into our lakes and streams. A recent United States Geological Survey study of surface and groundwater found low levels of pesticides in at least half of the wells tested. 

Reduces Pollution: Roughly 54 million people mow their lawns each week in the summer, a process that uses 800 million gallons of gas every year. More than 5% of urban air pollution is the result of gas-powered lawn mowers. 

Reduces Landfill Waste: Our BioCel backing material is made up of soy-based polymers and recycled materials that will break down over time instead of spending eternity in a landfill.


Pets

Our synthetic lawns are low-maintenance, but do require cleaning if pets are in the yard. Here are suggestions for keeping pet areas clean and fresh. 

  • Remove solid material daily to avoid it breaking down (do not use a hose)
  • Sanitize occasionally with a cleaning solution
  • Always hose off thoroughly after cleaning (use sprinkle setting)

Recommended cleaning solutions: 

  • PE51/Zeofill 
  • Wysiwash
  • Undiluted distilled white vinegar (5%)
  • 5-10% bleach solution
  • Any alcohol-free, biodegradable solution

Costs

A synthetic lawn will save you a significant amount of money over the long-term. Think about what you spend in each area and then compare that to synthetic grass. 

Rebates: To promote water conservation, many cities in Arizona offer rebates to residents who install low water-use landscaping. Check your city's water conservation departments to see what is available.

Ongoing costs associated with real grass include: 

  • Water (70% of water bill is usually outdoor uses)
  • Weekly maintenance/landscaping
  • Mowing (gas for mower and mower maintenance)
  • Fertilizer
  • Chemical pesticides
  • Thatching/Aeration

Ongoing costs associated with synthetic grass: 

  • None