Modern Homeowners Save Time And Money with Artificial Grass

In the current hustle climate, the modern-day struggle seems to be the choice between spending your hard-earned money or precious time. For instance, ordering your favorite food from a restaurant or spending your time cooking is a dilemma that many face every weekend! Another could be hiring cleaning staff or cleaning your home yourself. 

Why is the choice between spending money or spending time such a tough choice? Well, perhaps it’s because the job market has become increasingly competitive, and the pandemic has added more responsibilities to everyone’s plate. Working women who are now working at home due to safety protocol are finding themselves more burdened than ever—juggling between super mom, super sister, super daughter, chef, cleaner, shopper, and more, with little time remaining for their own self-care. Many may be able to relate, and it might not be wrong to argue that time is more valuable than money.

We all sacrifice our time for the betterment of our personal lives. We do it to make more money in order to be able to afford to live a more comfortable and higher standard life. Hence, we should not think twice when it comes to spending money in lieu of saving our time. The consumer of today is smart and continues to seek time-saving and environmentally friendly solutions in their daily lives. If you want to sleep throughout your day, you probably wouldn’t think twice about ordering food from delivery, and the same may apply to cleaning.

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The concept of time versus money is also applied towards making project feasibility decisions. When it comes to home improvement, many busy families want to have beautiful lawns but simply lack the time it takes to nurture lush green grass. Home improvement alone can be a full-time job that requires as much care and attention as your children.

Artificial grass, also known as synthetic turf is moving beyond football fields and golf courses; it’s available in Orange County! Fake grass requires neither water nor fertilizers, which means that it can be environmentally friendly and time-saving. You won’t have to trim it every Sunday with your electronically-powered lawn mover, water it (thereby lowering your water consumption), or use chemicals for growth or pest control. In fact, the life expectancy of artificial grass is decades, depending on the brand of grass you install. There is an initial investment to install, but the real benefit comes from saving both time and money over time. 

NoMow Turf, Inc. – Synthetic Lawns & Putting Greens
26674 Vista Terrace, Lake Forest, CA 92630, United States

Modern American Enemy: The Lawn (Part 2)

Last time, we covered the basics on how the advertising agencies created the modern suburban ideal of the lawn. This week, we will go more in depth on a subject we touched on the last post: the unimaginably harmful effects of modern pesticides and herbicides used to keep cultivated plants (grass included) as productive as possible.

Pesticides have been around almost as long as cultivated agriculture has, and they have taken many forms over the millennia: plant extracts, minerals, and heavy metals that interacted with the nervous and respiratory systems of insects were the primary method of crop protection over that time period. With the coming of the Enlightenment and the resulting industrial revolution, the advances in chemical sciences afforded new types of plant treatments that seemed to be, on the whole, more effective at keeping away pests and weeds and allow for optimally productive crops.

The effects of these treatments on pests and weeds, however, also soon proved harmful for the people consuming the fruits, cereals and vegetables produced. Arsenic-based pesticides, commonly used until the 1900s, would leech into the soil and water tables, causing wide-spread pollution in small water tables that would be consumed by locals and over time cause cancer, chronic arsenic poisoning, and skin lesions.

In the 1900s, a number of synthetic chemicals were found to be as or more effective than arsenic at killing pests and weeds, including DDT, glyphosate, and atrazine. The issues with arsenic poisoning quickly fell away, but new and even more disturbing effects began to show themselves as a result of switching to synthetic chemicals.

Many of the chemicals, developed through scientific funding by the military, were not well understood outside of the immediately positive effects they had on pest and weed populations. This lack of understanding of (or, perhaps, willful disregard of) the deleterious effects of synthetic pesticides on both the environment and people, lead to some insane projects in the vain hope of destroying pest populations, including spraying entire neighborhoods and towns with pesticides. The immediate effects of this were respiratory issues and skin rashes and lesions, but the more horrific effect was the birth defects and hormonal disruptions in the offspring of the populations being sprayed.

DDT, glyphosates, and atrazine, are some of the most widely used synthetic chemical pesticides in the world, used in both domestic and commercial plant cultivation, and all three have been found to cause both acute poisoning and have long-lasting chronic effects on populations of both humans and animals. The chemicals, most troublingly, cause birth defects, hormonal disruption, and multi-generational sexual reproductive issues, and may be one of the leading causes in the reduction of spermatogenesis in males throughout the western world.

These chemicals are all available for household use, and glyphosate (commonly known under the brand name Round Up) is commonly used in yards and lawns across the country. Natural grass turf is particularly notorious for how easy it is to be destroyed by common weeds, and cheap landscapers all over the country use Round Up as an herbicide to keep lawns looking healthy and uniform.

Lawns, then, are a major vector of the pesticides that are so harmful for us entering domestic water supplies, and it’s our belief that they should be eliminated. Substitutes for lawns, such as synthetic grass, may not be perfect, but in the long run they will be far better for our health than the turf they will be supplanting.

Once again, for southern Californian readers, we will recommend NoMow Turf, a local company who provides artificial turf installations for these purposes. They are extremely well regarded by their customers and provide a service that may end up saving both us and the environment.

NoMow Turf


26674 Vista Terrace, Lake Forest, CA 92630