The Pros and Cons of Artificial Turf
Artificial has come a long way since the initial options available to people. It feels and looks more natural than ever before, so the likelihood is that, at some point, people are going to begin to switch over to it a lot more.
Artificial turf has a lot of attributes that make it an ideal product for many people. It is low maintenance, which for people who just don’t have the time to look after their lawn is certainly a pro.
It requires no water, so in dry periods you don’t have to worry about a hosepipe ban destroying your lawn. In California, we’ve seen a big uptake of artificial turf as a result of their extended drought. While the situation is unlikely to ever be that pressing in the UK, it can relieve yet another worry.
The downside to artificial turf is that it isn’t really the most environmentally product. As the turf is essentially an oil based product, it relies upon a pollutant production process and the risks inherent to oil extraction. During periods of drought, this net negative for the environment may turn into an net positive, as you won’t have transport water away from already scarce resources.