If you’ve been looking into artificial grass, you’ve probably heard about the rebates available.
In fact, there are a variety of rebates available, including those offered by the city, country, and state. So what’s the deal? Why are there so many artificial turf rebates available, and should you consider taking advantage of them?
In short, we’re experiencing a severe drought throughout the country.
Rebates encourage homeowners to make the switch from thirsty natural grass to drought-tolerant landscaping solutions like artificial grass. Here are three main reasons artificial turf rebates are available.
Artificial Turf Rebates Ease Stress on Municipal Water Systems
Maintaining a lawn normally involves a lot of water. Not all of it comes from rainfall. During the warmer months, you will use a lot of water to keep natural grass healthy and full. Since just about everyone else in town is doing the same thing, that’s a lot of stress on the local water system.
Choosing to install artificial turf eases some of the demand placed on the municipal system. As a result, the odds of shortages are kept at a minimum. You and everyone else in town gets to enjoy the look and feel beautiful lawns without any worries about having enough water to take showers or do the laundry.
Decreasing the Demand for Water During Drought
While not every summer will include periods of drought, it pays to not assume there will be a sufficient amount of rainfall every month. The average rainfall may be less than an inch per month during a prolonged drought. That’s not enough water to keep reservoirs near capacity and certainly not enough to ensure everyone connected to the local system has ready access to water.
Your decision to eliminate the use a lot of water for landscaping purposes is especially helpful during a drought. Thanks to the fact that you and other citizens opt for the synthetic turf, the odds of having the system shut down for several hours each week in order to conserve water are much lower. In return for your choice, it makes sense that some sort of rebate would be offered.
Lowering Emissions and Other Pollutants
Some jurisdictional rebate plans also address the issue of emissions and other pollutants. Consider what happens when you own the lawn. Even if you use an electric mower, you still require energy from the local grid. By using a gasoline powered mower, you create emissions that have an impact on the local environment. Even the fertilizer you use on the lawn could have an adverse impact on the soil.
Your choice to invest in artificial turf effectively reduces your carbon footprint. Along with eliminating air and ground pollutants, there’s a good chance that your new turf was made using recycled materials. That makes your choice all the more environmentally friendly.
As with other types of purchases, remember that rebates do vary in terms of requirements to meet and how the benefits are realized. Take the time to learn more about the criteria that your new lawn must meet in order to receive the tax rebate, how you go about claiming the benefits, and how much you can expect to receive as the result of your efforts. While the rebate may not be your main reason for choosing artificial turf, receiving the benefits will sweeten the pot.