How Artificial Turf Supports Irrigation

Artificial turf is a popular alternative to natural grass for landscaping, recreational fields, and commercial areas. It offers green grass year-round and is low maintenance and safe for pets and children. It also requires significantly less water than natural grass, which supports sustainable irrigation practices. This creates beautiful spaces and contributes to environmental sustainability in landscaping and outdoor recreation.

How Does Artificial Turf Support Sustainable Irrigation Practices?

Artificial grass allows you to achieve the look of natural grass without the same maintenance requirements. Installing artificial grass supports sustainable irrigation practices in a variety of ways, including:

Lower Water Consumption

Although it is a good idea to spray your synthetic grass occasionally to clean it off, it does not require water to grow. This eliminates the need for regular watering and results in dramatic water savings, especially in areas that are dry and prone to droughts. Installing synthetic grass helps alleviate pressure on freshwater resources, allowing it to be used for other purposes such as farming and as drinking water.

Reduced Runoff

Water runoff happens when there is more water than the land is able to absorb. This results in water running across the land, collecting pollutants such as litter, chemicals, and other substances before eventually joining a body of water. Runoff is a large source of water pollution for this reason. Synthetic grass does not require fertilizers or other pollutants that could cause water pollution, and eliminating the need for watering can prevent flooding. Goat Turf products are also designed to drain well so that water is able to infiltrate the ground instead of pooling above ground. 

Drought Resistance

The drought-resistant properties of artificial grass support sustainable irrigation practices by eliminating the need for water entirely. This is especially beneficial in areas that are prone to water scarcity. Our synthetic turf uses high-quality fibers and infill materials designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions, including intense heat, droughts, and UV exposure. It is also extremely soft on your feet while remaining cool to the touch, making it a good option for use in any weather conditions. Our products not only improve the appearance of your lawn, but they are also comfortable and supportive of the environment.

Fewer Chemicals

Artificial grass doesn’t require fertilizer, pesticides, or other chemicals to keep it in good condition or maintain its green appearance. We avoid using harsh chemicals in our fibers and the infill we use to cushion and anchor our turf. Our preferred infill is Envirofill, which is made of rounded silica sand and thermoplastic elastomers. Silica sand is a naturally occurring mineral, making it a less toxic option than other infills. It is completely odorless and free from harmful chemicals, heavy metals, and carcinogens. Our commitment to avoiding harsh chemicals and other toxic substances prevents water pollution, further supporting sustainable irrigation practices.

Does Artificial Turf Require Irrigation?

Artificial turf does not require irrigation the way that natural grass does. Turf is made of synthetic material designed to remain green and vibrant year-round without any watering. Natural grass has living roots that need water in order to survive. While turf does not require any water to survive, we do recommend occasionally using water to clean your turf.

How To Clean Your Turf Without Water

Cleaning your turf can help you remove debris, dust, or pet waste from your lawn. We recommend rinsing your turf with water when there are spills or visible dirt, but you can also clean your turf without using any water. We recommend the following water-free strategies to clean synthetic grass:

Use a Leaf Blower

A leaf blower is helpful for removing large debris, such as leaves and dirt, from your lawn. It is gentle on your turf and helps prevent damage and weed growth. Once you blow all of the debris into one section of your yard, you can easily use a dustpan to remove it entirely.

Brush the Grass

You can also use a brush or plastic rake to gently brush your artificial grass. This allows you to remove smaller debris from your lawn and comb the turf so that it is springy. Do not use a metal rake as it can rip up and damage your turf. 

Purchase Synthetic Turf From Goat Turf

Artificial turf supports sustainable irrigation practices by lowering water consumption and offering year-round green lawns. Synthetic turf is a sustainable landscaping solution that can be used in lawn areas, pet areas, and commercial areas. Goat Turf is Tennesee’s largest artificial grass company and the exclusive distributor of SYNLawn for Tennessee, Mississippi, and the Florida panhandle. We are also the only STC-certified turf installer in Tennessee and can design and install turf for lawns, landscapes, putting greens, and more. Contact us today to learn more about how turf can improve the aesthetics and functionality of your space.