Here's how you can transform your outdoor space while helping the planet

May 3 2019, 3:20 am

Don’t you just love spending hours weeding your backyard and battling brown spots despite running the sprinkler at every possible opportunity? How about waking up to the enchanting sound of a lawnmower at 7 am on a Saturday morning?

We couldn’t think of a worse way to spend the weekend.

While it’s not always fun, we do it anyway, because being able to enjoy our outdoor space is important to us. And as we all know, creating a beautiful outdoor area takes time and effort. But what if it doesn’t have to?

There’s an easier way to achieve your outdoor oasis goals: Artificial grass.

Artificial grass has been around since the 60s, and although it’s an investment upfront, for many households, it’s worth it. If you’re not convinced, here are some more reasons why people are embracing synthetic life.

Ditch the lawnmower

Most artificial lawns simply require the odd brushing off and hosing down, so you can spend less time mowing and more time actually enjoying your outdoor space. BBQ this weekend, anyone?

Not only does artificial grass take less time and effort to maintain, it always looks good. Heavy rainfall throughout the rest of the year can make growing a lush lawn nearly impossible, but with high-quality artificial grass, the weather isn’t an issue. In fact, rainfall acts as an excellent natural cleanser!

Bring the yard to you

Synthetic turf allows grass to boldly grow where no grass has grown before.

Those living in condos have long given up on the idea of having a lawn, but with artificial grass, your yard goals can still become a reality. With the right product, your deck, patio, or rooftop, can be transformed into an outdoor oasis. Who says you can’t have it all?

Kid and pet approved

If you have kids (or pets), you probably have some concerns about going artificial. It’s understandable, and it’s something that turf companies have worked hard to address by creating products that are both kid and pet-friendly.

Many turfs come with padding underneath and are soft to the touch. Plus, you can say goodbye to those nasty weed killers or pesticides.

Some artificial turfs even have special pet deodorizing systems, such as Envirofill® Antimicrobial Infill, which neutralize odours caused by pet waste. Simply be a good pet parent, pick up after your pooch, give your grass the occasional hose down, and you’re good to go.

And as an added bonus, you’ll also have less muddy footprints and grass stains to deal with. This is always a bonus in our eyes.

Good for the environment

You’ve probably heard debates about the environmental friendliness of lawns. By switching to artificial turf, you’ll use less water (approximately 50% less), and reduce your carbon emissions by ditching the use of lawn maintenance equipment.

Just be sure to do your research before you choose a manufacturer. Look for a company that uses renewable materials and creates a recyclable product.

More room for activities

Want to practice your putting game at home? Love a good soccer match or bocce ball tournament? How about a life-sized game of chess?


Synthetic grass allows you to get creative and transform your yard into a place that you, your family, and your friends will love.

If you’re interested in learning more about artificial grass options that suit you, check out SYNLawn. The company has been manufacturing and installing synthetic turf for over 45 years and it’s one of the largest manufacturers and installers of synthetic grasses in North America.

Contact their team to discover the best options for your home and needs.

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