Artificial grass has been used in warmer climates for some time, but it’s also become more popular in Canada as an alternative to a natural lawn. The jury is still out as to which is best, and there are definitely pros and cons on both sides of the fence.
Benefits: There’s nothing like the lush, organic feeling of natural grass under your feet. It’s affordable to install, and with maintenance, it can last a lifetime.
Things to consider:
Maintenance – A lot of time and effort is needed to cut, water and maintain the lawn. It’s difficult to keep it looking good all year round.
Environmental Impact – Tons of water are used every day to get that ”green” look. Harmful pesticides used also wash away into the water system.
Expense – Sod may be