Synthetic lawns may have been frowned upon in the past owing to its preconceived false presentation. It looked unnaturally a lot greener than a natural lawn. It could have been considered tacky and even tardy to have a synthetic lawn spread across your front garden as opposed to all others that remained natural looking. But let’s just say that the grass was a lot greener for those who have always been challenged in drought-stricken areas.
They would never have had the benefit of an abundance of rainwater and dam reservoirs with which to replenish their lawns, always as dry as straw. And that’s only if they had a lawn to begin with. Many people saw that it would have been quite practical to rather landscape their exteriors with concrete or hard-surface areas to make up for the loss of lawn. Today, however, the green shoe is now on the other foot.
This in the sense that even you could be feeling the pinch. Water has been recognized as a precious resource that must be utilized conservatively and sustainably across the board. And that would apply to your front garden as well. Synthetic lawn products can now be utilized by even you. And your next-door neighbors may not even be able to tell the difference either. And who knows, perhaps even they are giving this sustainable alternative some serious thought.
Apart from the replenishment of precious water reserves, whether from the nearest dam or through a borehole, the hard labor of regular lawn maintenance has also been eliminated. Maintenance to the synthetic lawn, is however, still required but it pales, comparatively speaking. It most certainly is going to be a lot more cost effective too because, after all, you would have still had to pay for all your water.