Gardening can be an incredibly rewarding hobby, which is why thousands of homeowners choose to cultivate their own backyard gardens each year. However, it’s not without its fair share of frustrations, from weeds to pests, which can leave many gardeners with nothing to show for their months of effort.
Luckily, there’s a solution that can help keep your garden looking its best year after year — synthetic grass. Not only does artificial turf provide a beautifully lush, green appearance year-round, but it also comes with a range of unique benefits that ensure your garden is always in top shape. Here are just a few of the ways in which artificial grass can help keep your garden looking its best.
One of the biggest challenges in maintaining a garden is keeping weeds at bay. Weeds aren’t just unsightly; they also compete with your plants for essential nutrients and water, potentially stunting your plants’ growth or killing them altogether. However, hand-pulling weeds can often be a losing battle, while using herbicides can be costly and expose your family to harmful chemicals.
By installing synthetic grass in the area around your garden, you can keep it weed-free and give your plants the best chance at thriving. Artificial turf’s durable, non-porous nature already makes it an inhospitable environment for weeds to grow, but turf lawns can also be installed with a weed barrier for extra protection. By laying down a layer of weed fabric or weed barrier, you can prevent weed seeds from germinating and penetrating your garden. This means you can allow your vegetables and other plant life to thrive without spending dozens of hours pulling out weeds or hundreds of dollars on costly maintenance chemicals.
Keep Pests Away
Another big challenge to growing a successful garden is pests. Any backyard gardener knows that there are all types of creatures that can feed on your garden, leaving behind mangled or dead plants. Not to mention, some pests can also transmit diseases to your garden, further compromising its health and appearance, even if the pests have no interest in a meal.
By switching to synthetic grass, however, you can keep pests away and allow your garden to thrive uneaten. Artificial turf’s durable, synthetic nature makes it virtually impossible for these pests to dig, burrow, or hide. It’s also naturally resistant to pests, as synthetic turf doesn’t provide the organic food or shelter they need to survive that natural grass does. With artificial grass, you can easily remove one of the most frustrating threats to your home garden with no extra maintenance or effort required.
Prevent Soil Erosion
Whether your backyard sees heavy foot traffic or you live in an area with lots of rain, soil erosion is a common problem that be a significant detriment to your home garden. Natural grass can have a hard time holding the soil together, so your soil can easily be displaced by water, wind, or foot traffic, compromising the structural integrity of your garden and ultimately damaging it. While some methods such as planting groundcover can help prevent erosion, synthetic grass offers a more long-term and effective solution.
Since synthetic turf is installed with a layer of compacted base material underneath, your lawn has a stable and sturdy foundation that is less likely to erode than loose soil. Artificial grass also provides greater grip than natural grass, which has shallow root systems, so even in areas prone to heavy rain or foot traffic, your garden’s topsoil is less likely to be displaced and your hard work is less likely to go unrewarded.
If you’re sick of these common gardening woes and ready to elevate your Sacramento backyard, call Artificial Turf by Fenix. Our design and installation experts will work closely with you to make your landscaping dreams a reality. Whether you need a simple, lush front yard or an intricate backyard garden, Fenix is here to accommodate your every need. To discuss what options are available to you or to receive a free estimate, give us a call today at 877-673-8873 or contact us online.