The Best Reasons for HOAs to Allow Synthetic Grass

Scott Marks

For years, there has been a debate about whether or not homeowners’ associations should allow synthetic grass in North Carolina. Many believe that it gives home an artificial look or diminishes the look of the community as a whole. A great deal of this fear is rooted in the early days of artificial grass, where tough, plastic turf was the norm. Fortunately, synthetic grass has come a long way and is now a beautiful, eco-friendly alternative to natural grass. In fact, we offer a variety of grass to match any style or turf color your neighborhood requires. Smart HOAs throughout North Carolina have already changed their codes to allow artificial grass and they have begun to see the benefits. Here’s what you need to know about synthetic grass in HOA-controlled communities.

Water Conservation

Water conservation is at the center of many conversations about environmental impact. An average household can use up to 400 gallons of water a day and a majority of that is used to keep lawns green. Real grass needs heavy amounts of water to maintain the luscious green look HOAs require. It is difficult for the average homeowner to determine when enough water is enough. Many homes overwater for fear of not meeting HOA regulations, which results in wasted water running down sidewalks or into the street. Other states, such as California, have put water-wasting bans into place as a preemptive conservation effort. Installing synthetic grass completely eliminates the need to have a watering schedule in place and helps homeowners avoid expensive water bills.


Forever Green

Quality landscaping is important to Charlotte, NC homeowners and HOA members alike. Real grass can be hard to maintain with an even, green color. During season changes it’s also natural for brown patches to form, which technically goes against many HOA codes. Something as simple as mowing the lawn inadequately can leave an uneven surface behind, which places homeowners at risk for further scrutiny. An unsightly lawn like this is not going to attract new homeowners or impress current neighbors. For pristine landscaping all year round, synthetic grass is the best option. It is easy to install and features a realistic grass look all year round. Overall, your community will look better with luscious green lawns.


No Mowing, No Noise

On a bright Saturday morning, the last thing anyone wants to hear is the loud buzz of a lawn mower. For residents with real grass in their front and backyards, mowing the lawn is a time-consuming weekend ritual that annoys nearly everyone else around. It doesn’t stop at mowing, either. Throughout the day, other loud tools like weed whackers and sprinkler systems make their appearances. Harmful emissions from landscaping tools create very real, breathable air pollution that contributes to higher risk of illnesses such as respiratory diseases, heart disease and even stroke. When HOAs allow synthetic grass at residences, both noise pollution and air pollution clear up quickly. Say goodbye to lawn clippings covering sidewalks! Synthetic grass is a no-mess solution.


Homeowners in North Carolina will appreciate synthetic grass in their yard because it means that they will save time and money in the future. For a free consultation at your home, please contact us today.

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Artificial Grass Reviews in North Carolina

Ron C.

Apex, NC

The Marks Family are true professionals. Answer calls/texts immediately. They treated my home like it was there own. They also hold their employees to the same standard. Clean and efficient, when they left it was like (other than the job) they were never there.

Sandra M.

Fort Mill, SC

We can’t say enough about the great service and products from Southeast Turf! From the first meeting to the installation, they were great to deal with. Not to mention how awesome my yard looks. I think several of my neighbors are going to have it done as well because they too were impressed! Thank you!!

Chris H.

Monroe, NC

I had a small fenced in area off our patio that our dogs used. Southeast Turf installed artificial grass and it looks great. The team showed up on time and did a great job. They are booked out for a few months because they are in high demand. We love our new dog area. No more dirty dog feet, no more digging and no more smell!!

Lisa M.

Surfside Beach, SC

Turf installation at our beach home. Two large dogs with a small side yard creates challenges for potty time and maintaining your yard. They were able to solve this concern with turf installation that provides a safe area for our furbabies and a beautiful physical appearance as well. The installation was professionally handled and we are loving our new area!

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