With water restrictions in past years, there was a noticeable increase with the use of synthetic turf – a recent survey indicated 41% of people surveyed would consider installing it due to water restrictions or for problem areas of high wear or shade. Cynthia Carson, highlights that homeowners still have a strong emotional connection to natural turf.
1. Natural turf looks, feels and is authentic. It is comfortable to sit and play on.
It reinforces an appreciation of our heritage and what makes a house a home in Australia.
It has inherent aesthetic appeal.
2. Well watered turf is naturally cooler than most other outdoor surfaces. In summer artificial turf can become very hot (70°C), whereas adjacent natural lawn is much cooler. In most Australian climates, this creates a more usable outdoor space for people and pets. It has the added benefit of reducing the heat load on surrounding buildings.
…the full 10 reasons are covered in the article!