“Is artificial grass environmentally friendly?” This is a popular question we are asked by customers, and we’re proud to answer, “YES it is!”
Why our artificial grass is eco-friendly
A synthetic lawn reduces your carbon footprint
Artificial grass helps to drastically reduce your annual carbon footprint because it requires no mowing or whipper snippering. It stays the same, perfect, manicured length all year round, without you lifting a finger!
Lawn mowers are huge polluters. In a Sydney Morning Herald article on greenhouse gases, they reported the following: “Lawn mowers produce 10 times more highly toxic volatile organic compounds than power stations”.
That’s a staggering figure, especially given most people mow their lawns once a week.
(Some information on Carbon Footprint: A person’s carbon footprint relates to the amount of greenhouse gas emissions they release into the atmosphere as a result of activities and lifestyle, as well as the types of machines they use. It’s called a “carbon” footprint because the greenhouse gas emissions are measured in terms of tonnes of Carbon Dioxide (CO2). An increase in greenhouse gas emissions is bad for the environment because it leads to global warming.)
Artificial grass is long lasting
Some clients have hired us after they’ve replaced their natural turf several times within a short period. Aside from being an expensive exercise, the frequent replacement of turf is bad for the environment because every time it’s replaced, machinery and products are required that emit greenhouse gases. Our lawns last for 10-15 years, so it’s easy to see why synthetic grass is so environmentally friendly!
Synthetic grass reduces water and energy consumption
Have you ever watered your grass on a hot summer’s night, desperately hoping your
once-lush lawn doesn’t die? Or perhaps you’ve really wanted to water your browning grass, but couldn’t because of water restrictions?
If so, you’re not alone! And like everyone else, watching your carefully-tended lawn wither away in front of your eyes is heartbreaking.
The good news is, our synthetic lawns require no watering, making artificial grass supremely eco-friendly. Our lawns look vibrant and lush all year round, including during harsh winters when those chilly, frosty mornings can burn away natural grass.
While we’re on the topic of the harsh Australian climate, it’s good to know that our synthetic lawns have a strong UV protection to ensure they stay in premium condition all-year round. It’s Australian synthetic grass made for tough Aussie conditions.
Fake grass is environmentally friendly because it contains no nasty toxins
Toxins are basically poisons that can affect virtually every organ and system of your body. Health problems range from constipation and diarrhoea, right through to cancer (toxins can alter your DNA).
Not only are toxins harmful to humans and pets, but they’re dangerous for the environment as well. Once they get into the waterways they can damage plant life and whole ecosystems, causing environmental mayhem.
Our eco-friendly synthetic lawns are made in Australia, not in overseas plants. This is relevant because some imported artificial grass can contain potentially harmful toxins and heavy metals such as formaldehyde, lead, zinc, iron and manganese, or Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Australian-made synthetic grass must undergo exhaustive and rigorous testing to ensure compliance with international safety and environmental standards. (Please visit our FAQ page to read about why it’s so important to use only Australian Made grass.)
Additionally, our lawns don’t require the use of weed killers or pesticides, again, meaning you and your family are not exposed to harmful toxins.
We use recycled products wherever possible
We try to use as many recycled products as possible. For example, we like to use recycled crusher dust, which is used as the base before the synthetic grass is laid.
For odd-shaped properties, we invest time calculating the best ways to lay the grass to ensure there is minimal wastage. When grass wastage is unavoidable, we shape the off-cuts into squares, giving these squares to prospective customers as synthetic grass samples.
Eco-friendly artificial grass does exist, if you buy it from a reputable company
These are just five reasons why fake grass from Australian Synthetic Lawns is environmentally friendly. At Australian Synthetic Lawns we value our people, our customers, and most importantly, our planet!