Saving water and time (also money, if you outsource labor) on lawn maintenance are two of the top advantages home and business owners cite as the reason for replacing their lawns. These reasons are not unfounded, since statistics show that synthetic turf saves up to 55 gallons of water (per square foot) a year and that the average natural lawn owner will spend 2.8 hours a week on lawn maintenance. This is more than farmers spend on growing crops like sugarcane, corn, or even rice. This is some serious lawn labor.
While synthetic lawns are not one-hundred percent maintenance free, keeping them clean is a simple matter of raking or rinsing with water (if you have pets) occasionally.
Artificial grass functions like real grass in that it is permeable to water (and other liquids such as dog urine), but in a convenient way whereby mud is never an issue.
Synthetic turf is made with a lining material with thousands of tiny little holes that allow the grass to drain, preventing runoff and nasty puddles, so I guess we can add “clean floors & carpet” here. Another great thing about the water permeable feature is that grass dries quicker.
Artificial grass is not natural, which means that ticks, fleas, bacteria, and other crawling critters find it to be an unattractive host- which is an amazing relief if you have children and/or pets.