Those readers who consider themselves to be gardening purists should not be too quick to huff or sniff at those who you have perceived have been cutting corners of late. While you have spent many weekend hours cultivating what comes close to a perfect green lawn, these folks went and had a readymade synthetic grass installation carried out. You sniff at this, but you missed entirely what they went on to achieve.
They may not have had deliberate intentions initially but they have fortuitously achieved something quite important and remarkable for this day and age. Think about it this way. While you spend many hours over the weekend peppering your lawn with water and fertilizer, they have not used a drop or shred. They are saving on their water bill, you are not. Also, their patch of green looks a lot greener than yours, even at the best time of the year, usually spring.
Today’s synthetic lawn surfaces look anything but. They look as real as the real thing. It’s where greener pastures now lie where sustainability and protecting the environment is concerned. You might find this curious but spare a thought for those folks who are faced with severe water shortages and consequent restrictions. They have very little resources to tap into. The synthetic lawn also works wonders on your budget.
if there is going to be any horticultural work done, it’s all going to be low maintenance, leaving you with all the time in the world to focus on other gardening matters, like patching up your organic vegetable garden for instance. Don’t worry how your lawn looks. It looks real enough. Cherish the thought, however curious it may seem at first, that you’ll be doing something good for the environment.