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Once reserved for baseball fields and indoor football stadiums, synthetic grass, commonly referred to as "fake grass," can now be purchased by private citizens as well. While synthetic grass has evolved over the years, the principle of providing a realistic and aesthetically appealing alternative to natural grass is still the same. One thing that might be changing is the way people look at synthetic grass, particularly with respect to its environmental impact. While a common objection to synthetic grass is that it negates the positive effects grass has on the environment, namely its intake of potentially harmful carbon dioxide, it's important to note the conservation value that synthetic grass provides. Synthetic grass does not need to be watered or mowed, helping to conserve water and fuel. In fact, a synthetic lawn might help homeowners save more than 20,000 gallons of water per year. That makes synthetic grass an especially viable option in areas that routinely suffer from drought and often require heavy watering just to keep a lawn going strong. In addition, synthetic grass does not require the use of potentially harmful pesticides to maintain its aesthetic appeal. Homeowners should also consider the life span of synthetic grass. Synthetic grass can last anywhere from 15 years to several decades, making it a potentially more attractive option than many homeowners might initially think.
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