Many homeowners, when faced with a dead lawn, and water restrictions, are attracted to the idea of artificial turf as an option. In this episode we look at the pros and cons of ‘astroturf’ or plastic grass.

Artificial turf

    1. The promises of artificial turf?
    2. What is the reality?
    3. What is the cost?
    4. What are the alternatives?

The Environmental and Health Impacts of Plastic Grass

Here are some other articles about artificial turf, including the impact on the environment, and the health issues:

 

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Diane Downey and Sheri Menelli specialize in earth-friendly landscaping practices, including vegetable gardening, rainwater capture, soil health, native plants, and efficient irrigation. Diane is a professional landscape designer with over 10 years’ experience, and Sheri is a certified permaculture designer with a six-year-old food forest in her backyard. Combined, they have over two decades of teaching experience. Their classes are taught to the public in the classroom, in the field, and via one-on-one garden coaching sessions.
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