5 Reasons Synthetic Grass Is the Perfect Surface for Your Small Backyard
Do you have a small backyard? Rather than having it filled with grass or cement, have you thought about having an astroturf backyard? Synthetic grass is designed for sports, running, and lots of wear and tear. It is also safer to play on when compared to natural grass and can reduce injuries (and you can play on it when it’s wet).
If you are looking for something to liven up your small backyard, astroturf may be the perfect surface. Here are five reasons to install astroturf in your backyard.
1. Synthetic Grass Is a Safe Surface for Children
Families spend a lot of time outside, and even if your backyard is small, you want to make sure to maximize the potential of the space. Maybe you’ve added a small trampoline, built a swing set, or put in a soccer net that you and your kids can practice kicking into. Or maybe you just want a safe space for your children to run around and play. Synthetic grass feels great under bare feet, and children love it because it begs to be played on.
You want your family to be active outside, but children fall—adults do too. That’s inevitable. But you can help make the surface they fall onto a softer and safer one, which is why having an astroturf backyard is a great idea. Synthetic grass has various layers that make it a pliable surface, perfect for absorbing the impact of a fall and staving off injury. Plus, it doesn’t get slippery when wet as grass does, so the potential for falls is reduced.
2. Synthetic Grass Is Great for Student Athletes
Most fields in schools (and in the pros) use astroturf. Not only is it safer for the athletes, as we mentioned above, but it’s also much more durable to the wear and tear that comes with running, especially in sports that involve wearing sneakers with cleats. Whether your student athlete is in elementary, middle, high school, or college, synthetic grass is ideal for training at home. Give your kids a safe place to practice while keeping your yard looking beautiful.
Since astroturf does have a different feel and consistency than natural grass, by having an astroturf backyard, even if your backyard is small, you can also help your student athlete get used to running and practicing on the synthetic surface. They will already be used to playing on astroturf and know what it feels like to fall on it.
3. Synthetic Grass Helps Regulate Temperature Compared to Paved Surfaces
Synthetic grass is much cooler than most other common surfaces. For instance, it’s about 15 degrees cooler than concrete and 30 degrees cooler than synthetic turf. Not only will the astroturf feel cooler if you want to walk around on it barefoot (which is perfect for those hotter summer days), but it’ll help regulate the temperature around it too. If your backyard is small, you may not be able to plant a shade tree or put up some sort of canopy to help cool your yard off in the backyard. Because of this, anything you can do to keep things cool in your backyard helps.
Synthetic grass does tend to get a little hotter than natural grass in extreme heat, but this is easily remedied with a light spray of water to cool the astroturf down. This water use is minimal compared to the gallons necessary to keep your natural yard green during the hot summer months.
4. Synthetic Grass Absorbs Noise
If you have a smaller backyard, there’s a good chance your home is close to neighbors and other sources of noise. Synthetic grass can actually absorb noise. Studies have shown that when the turf is installed as a sloped barrier facing the biggest source of noise, the noise can be reduced. This is because any noise that penetrates the area is much softer and less irritating when the sound waves bounce off of turf as compared to cement or natural grass.
5. Synthetic Grass Keeps Your Backyard Looking Perfect
When it comes to small backyards, you may not be able to fill them with lots of trees, plants, pools, gazebos, or other features that improve the aesthetic of your yard. But your backyard can still be your own little slice of paradise. Synthetic grass will give you a perfect lawn with no need for a lawnmower, herbicides, or fertilizing or the time investment that goes into upkeep. You also won’t have to continuously water it to keep it healthy, which saves you money and helps the environment.
No matter the season, your astroturf will look green and lush. No more worrying about your yard looking overgrown or brown. It will be the envy of all your neighbors.
The perfect astroturf yard can increase the curb appeal of your home, which can, in turn, increase the property value of your property, whether you’re looking to sell soon or in the future.
There are many great reasons astroturf is ideal for your small backyard. It always looks great and provides a perfect outdoor retreat for you and your family. It’s a great way to get the kids away from the video games and computers and get them outside to run around and play.
If you live in the Portland, Oregon area and would like a free estimate for your astroturf backyard, Sportech Construction and Excavation is here to help. Reach out today with any questions or to get started with the installation. You and your family will be enjoying your new backyard before you know it.
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