Installing artificial grass comes with many benefits. Some of these benefits don’t get as much acknowledgment as the rest, but just because they are understated doesn’t make them any less of benefits compared to the rest. One such understated benefit has everything to do with laundry time.
If you have young kids who spend a lot of time out back playing, did you know that you can reduce the amount of time and effort you spend on doing their laundry by installing synthetic grass? The same goes for your own laundry. Well, you most definitely can. Here is a look at why you can start enjoying this reality once you install an artificial grass lawn on your property.
Benefits For Installing Artificial Grass
No Grass Stains
With a real lawn, you always have to worry about the kids rolling around in the grass as they play. You will also need to be very careful when working on the lawn, be it while seeding, adding fertilizer, or mowing. It is very easy for the grass to stain clothes, especially right after a good mowing. These grass stains are stubborn and will really stick to the fabric because they embed deep into the fabric. As a result, you will need to pre-soak and pre-treat the clothes before the actual wash. There are also times when a single wash will not be enough to get out the stains.
Unlike a natural lawn, artificial grass does not have chlorophyll and doesn’t cause staining. The synthetic also doesn’t produce pollen which also sticks to clothes and may cause staining. Your kids can play around freely in the backyard wearing clothes of any fabric and color. As you let them do so, grass stains will be the last thing you ever have to worry about again.
No Dirt And Mud Stains
Surface preparation for the laying of artificial grass ensures that the dirt beneath is well covered. Save for the superficial dirt from the shoes of people walking around on the synthetic turf, you can be sure that the kids will not be exposed to any dirt as they play. While dirt stains aren’t nearly as difficult to remove as grass stains, an artificial grass installation ensures that you don’t have to worry about dirt stains.
The same goes for when it pours. With no exposed dirt, your kids can enjoy a mud-free playing surface that will not leave their clothes in a big mess. Muddy puddles are a big problem with natural lawns and it is always a nightmare of its kind when you have to clean mud-stained clothes.
Why it Matters
Active play is very important for your child’s physical and mental development. You wouldn’t want to limit how much time the kids spend out playing just because you are worried about them getting their clothes and shoes too dirty.
Getting rid of grass and dirt stains, and especially from light colored clothes may require you to put in more time than you may care to. You may need to pre-treat the clothes before cleaning. You may also need to do some actual scrubbing before you can toss them into the laundry machine for a good wash. For someone with a busy schedule and very little time on their hands, the inconvenience of spending so much of your precious time doing laundry can be very frustrating.
Lastly, you may have to spend a little extra on detergents and other cleaning supplies to get these stubborn stains out. Depending on the type and severity of the stain, you may need to use some alcohol, white vinegar and/or hydrogen peroxide bleach on the clothes. This is not to mention the fact that you may need to repeat the clean a couple of times. With artificial grass, you don’t have to worry about having to restock your detergents and cleaning supplies too frequently.
Don’t Miss Out
There are just too many benefits to installing artificial grass. If you are not too keen on spending a lot of time, effort, and money on laundry, then you have yourself one more reason to invest in a synthetic grass installation. Laundry time has never been this easy, and there is absolutely no reason why you should miss out on this wonderful benefit.