An Environmentally Friendly Alternative to Traditional Grass Lawns
onelawn® synthetic grass is a “greener” option for your landscape needs – in more ways than one!
No pesticides in artificial lawns.
An estimated 70 million pounds of pesticides are applied to lawns every year – 10 times more per acre than are applied to agricultural crops!
No fertilizer required for an artificial lawn.
40-60% of the nitrogen fertilizer applied to natural grass lawns ends up in surface and groundwater, leading to contamination and impaired ecological health in our rivers, lakes, ponds and coastal waters.
No mowing artificial grass.
- In the United States, gas-powered lawn mowers use 800 million gallons of gas each year!
- Because there are so few emission regulations on lawn mowers, gas-powered lawn equipment produces as much as one-tenth of the smog-forming pollutants from all mobile sources.
- The average gas mower produces as much air pollution in one year as 43 new cars driving 12,000 miles each.
- Lawnmowers emit high levels of carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds, and nitrogen oxides.
- The EPA estimates that 17 million gallons of fuel are spilled each year while refueling lawn equipment – that’s more than the oil spilled by the Exxon Valdez.
- Spilled fuel contaminates groundwater and makes smog-forming ozone.
No grass clippings with artificial grass.
- Grass clippings account for up to 20% (31 million tons) of the solid waste collected in the US each year.
- A single acre of grass yields 3 tons of clippings (and uses 250 bags) each year.
- The EPA estimates that at least one-third of all landfill material is yard waste.
- Once in a landfill or recycling station, any minerals, chemical, pesticides, etc. seep into groundwater as the clippings decompose.
- When grass clippings break down in landfills, they create methane gas – a greenhouse gas and major contributing factor to global climate change.