New Gardener? Choose Your Flowers Carefully

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4 Commercial Artificial Turf Myths Dispelled

Sonia Scott

Commercial artificial grass is a great solution for businesses. However, there are some misconceptions about artificial turf that causes some business owners to shy away from installation. However, you don't have to make this mistake. Learn more about what's true and what's not so that you can make the right landscaping decision for your organization. 

1. Looks Fake

Artificial turf does not have to cheapen your business's exterior and make the area look bad. However, it depends on the quality of the turf. If you lead with cost, you could end up with a lawn that looks like a bed of plastic or a lawn that is hard to believe isn't real grass. If someone is complaining that their turf looks fake, they probably chose price over quality. Don't make this mistake and you will be fine.

2. Creates Drainage Problems

Some people have concerns that when it rains, the turf will prevent the moisture from saturating into the ground. As a result, the excess water will run off and potentially cause foundation damage to their building. Again, this idea is false. The base that supports the turf is designed to absorb water in the same manner that traditional soil does, so installing turf will not introduce any drainage or moisture problems for your building. 

3. Too Expensive

A common misconception about turf is the idea that it's too expensive to install but to analyze cost, you should look at the full picture. Yes, the cost to have traditional grass planted is lower; however, when you factor in the regular watering cost and lawn care, the total investment grows. On the other hand, when commercial artificial turf is installed, the future upkeep costs are a mere fraction of traditional grass, which means your company will spend less over time. 

4. Bad for the Environment

As a business owner, your actions should support the community you serve and the environment in a positive way. Installing artificial turf will not block your progress of this goal. Some people believe that turf contains toxic chemicals that can run off into waterways, but this idea is not true. There is also the idea that concrete is applied under the turf, which could cause damage to the soil, but this idea is also untrue. The ground is fully protected and preserved with turf. 

If you have more questions or concerns about artificial turf, contact a landscaping professional for assistance. 


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New Gardener? Choose Your Flowers Carefully

As a child and teenager, I watched my mother garden, although I wasn't interested in it at the time. I later learned that I had missed out on learning the craft because before I planted my first garden, I thought it would be so easy! Once I finally had a yard of my own, I was eager to plant some beautiful flowers in the yard and do other landscaping work. Unfortunately, I learned a hard lesson and none of things I planted survived more than a few weeks, even though I watered them daily. I gave my mother a call and asked her what could have gone wrong, and I learned that plants have to be chosen carefully. Check out this blog to learn more landscaping plant tips.