Landlords and residential property managers in California, Nevada and nearby states have been faced with many difficult decisions because of their natural grass landscaping during the current drought.
Beyond water waste, maintaining natural grass requires the use of costly equipment, supplies and manpower.
Yet, one thing that does a fantastic job of attracting potential tenants to a new residential living complex or house is beautiful landscaping that includes grass.
The Power of Grass
Lawns became associated with American dreams of wealth and home ownership during the last century – especially after the middle class home ownership boom in the 1950’s.
Even though a rental property isn’t an “owned” home, many people still associate “home” with grass. Whether a residential property has a large grass lawn or merely grassy spots or parks, grass makes people feel like they are living in a comfortable and safe place.
The color green naturally boosts mood and the feeling of comfort. Healthy green grass with soft earth beneath it is also better capable of absorbing impacts and preventing physical damage during falls than hard surfaces and rock landscaping.
The Artificial Grass Solution
A lot of property owners are removing their natural grass landscaping elements and replacing them with artificial grass that offers the same look, texture and safety as real grass with less hassle and long-term cost.
Artificial grass offers
Let’s take a closer look at some of the specific benefits
- Affordability: After the initial cost of one or more new or used artificial grass rolls and the labor involved with installation, artificial grass reduces expenses. It doesn’t need to be watered, mowed or maintained in any way except for some light cleaning if soiled or cluttered by pet waste or trash and repaired when damaged.
- Style Options: Artificial grass is available in a wide variety of styles and colors that mimic different types and textures of natural grass. Many potential tenants won’t even immediately notice that a site has artificial grass.
- Installation Choices: Artificial grass works great beyond the lawn. It can be used for on-site children’s play areas, parks, sports courts and indoor fitness centers.