Certain parts of Colorado Springs have seasonal watering restrictions and codes that require homeowners to have no more than a certain percentage of their tenth of an acre lot planted with grass. [We also have a stormwater tax which I’m not sure anyone understands but supposedly we need to be taxed on the water that falls from the sky.] Anyway, that’s a post for another day, but I feel like someone needs to step out and tell homeowners that putting astroturf in place of grass in their yard is not a good idea.
So it can maybe pass as acceptable for a couple months of the year, but I guarantee you it looks mighty odd when your lawn is a bright green oasis in the middle of a neighborhood of melting snow. I would also maintain that it is not completely maintenance-free, either: in the above photo, you’ll notice the “lawn” is sprinkled with landscape rock, which, of the FOUR lawns I saw today with astroturf, seems to be a common problem due to the shortness of the artificial grass.
Also, you will still have weeds in your artificial grass. See below:
So, can we please leave the artifical turf at the sporting arena or for Grandma’s back porch?