Many Alabama homeowners don’t realize that a traditional lawn can be the catalyst of hidden issues around the house. Even carefully manicured grass attracts pests that damage property or pose a health risk to pets and humans alike. A grass lawn can lead to an allergic reaction in sensitive individuals, particularly in the springtime.
Installing artificial grass eliminates many, if not all, issues associated with pests and allergies.
We will go over how SYNLawn’s artificial grass is hypoallergenic and helps create a healthier, happier home for your family.
Grass and Pests
Live grass attracts a wide variety of pests and the predators that feed on them. Insects such as grubs and caterpillars, ants, billbugs, and more live in lawns and quickly create an infestation if the population grows unchecked. Some of these bugs may destroy your garden or invade your home.
Ticks and fleas also hide out in lawns, especially if the grass is overgrown. For families with pets, fleas and ticks living in the grass can hitch a ride inside your home via an unsuspecting cat or dog. They even latch onto humans.
While most flea bites are harmless, they can become irritated or infected. Fleas also carry diseases such as plague, typhus, and spotted fever. Tick bites have a higher risk of infection, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and more.
Grass attracts larger pests that see it as an excellent place to nest. Rodents and small animals such as gophers, groundhogs, moles, and more frequently take up residence in the soil beneath a lawn.
Unfortunately, the only way to completely remove a pest infestation is often by poisoning. However, pesticides and insecticides are harmful to your garden and fatal to pets. Even if you keep it out of reach, a cat or dog that eats a poisoned rodent may suffer severe consequences.
Grass and Allergies
Pests aren’t the only problem that lawns cause. Grass causes an allergic reaction in sensitive individuals, particularly during the springtime. Allergies are often seasonal and sometimes referred to as “hay fever.”
Grass allergies are a common problem across all age groups. Around 19.2 million adults and 5.2 million children suffer from hay fever each year. Grass allergies range from mild to severe, and symptoms include sneezing, stuffiness, inflammation, and anaphylaxis.
The best way to deal with grass allergies is by taking antihistamines or decongestants. There are also natural methods, such as a saline rinse. People with severe allergies should limit the amount of time they spend outdoors around grass during days with a high pollen count.
SYNLawn’s artificial grass is hypoallergenic and helps reduce allergies.
Switching to Artificial Grass
Switching to synthetic grass is an effective way to reduce and even eliminate pests and grass allergies. You won’t have to resort to dangerous poisons or take daily antihistamines to enjoy your yard.
Synthetic grass also makes a low-maintenance alternative when it comes to putting greens and golf greens. Families with children make their backyard playset safer and cleaner by installing soft playground turf.
If you have pets, installing dog grass makes sure they don’t eat too many greens or encounter dangerous pests. Install pet and dog turf in small patches or create a safe dog-run artificial grass set up. Then, you don’t have to worry about your dog digging up your yard with synthetic pet grass.
If you want to replace your traditional lawn with hypoallergenic and pest-free artificial grass, we’re here to help. Contact SYNLawn Alabama, to learn more about our residential and commercial artificial grass installation services and get a free quote today.