There are so many things to love about south central Colorado. We are conveniently located
next to some of the most beautiful mountains in the U.S., have wonderful outdoor activities like
skiing, fishing, boating, kayaking, and so many more to name. You can even gold pan around CS!
Trouble is, when the weather is so perfect to get out and do it, so many of us have to be out
kfuzting with the lawn.
Among our outdoor things in Colorado Springs is our beautiful but rather temperamental
weather. You can have it be 80 degrees and a few hours later it is spitting snow. Those big
variations, along with a lot of hardpan, caliche, and rock in areas, makes it challenging to keep
shallow rooted plants alive and well unless heavily mulched. Factor in our dry heat in the
summer with sparse but serious thunderstorms and it is pretty much a death sentence to plants
like lawn that you cannot mulch.
When you buy a house or business in Colorado Springs or the surrounding area, you have to
figure on lawn maintenance. It is not cheap here, because so many lawns have to be sodded to
even get them to grow. And sodded again. And again. Lawn tends to die off here really easily
and it takes a lot of time, money, maintenance, and irrigation to keep them going. We have to
give a nod to our healthy and hungry lawn eating critters in Colorado, too. Deer graze and
insects invade. Who invented mole crickets, anyway?
Irrigation is one of the most expensive parts of a healthy green lawn in our region. It takes a lot
of water to keep a yard pretty, and water in our region is precious. If you are on a city water
system, you know that water is not cheap, either. In dry years we can be regulated as to the
days (or at all) if watering lawn is allowed. It only takes a few dry weeks to have a previously
beautiful lawn looking like you could set a match to it, let alone the money you pumped into it
also going up in proverbial smoke.
Wouldn’t it make sense to do something else besides sod for your yard, especially if it was
cheaper and required very little maintenance?
We thought you would never ask, at least, if it was real or not. We are talking about artificial
grass Colorado Springs has embraced and is going with more often than not. We are not talking
the old cheap lumberyard looking stuff that went on your back deck years ago. We are talking
about grass that you have to kneel down and touch to see if is real or not. Artificial turf has
come so far. It is non-toxic, pet safe, kid friendly, and many types are highly durable. A lot of it is
made from recycled materials, something that besides water savings we environmentally
minded Coloradans really like. And the stuff does not fade, either. It is tough, continues to look
good, and Fifi will find it to her business liking, too. The new grasses are made to be cleaned,
able to be biologically treated for sanitation, and very easy to maintain. They also end up being
economical. No more Saturdays cursing the lawn mower.
For safety reasons, the new turfs are non-flammable. That is important in an area with an eye
out all summer for range, brush, and forest fires. The stuff will not crack and break in winter
conditions, either, and is UV resistant, an important consideration in our tough Colorado sun.
When you get tired of replacing sod and fighting to keep it alive and looking well, do what smart
Coloradans do – contact a top of the line installer for artificial turf Colorado Springs trusts. Just
think – you won’t have to fib about the lawn mower being broken on Saturday morning ever
again so you can go fish.