A lawn can be a lovely thing, pleasing to the eye and a place to chill out and unwind. But as with all things, the beauty and pleasure comes at a cost. The cost is one of time and effort as well as money. The alternative to natural grass is the synthetic option. First created in the 1960s, synthetic grass was initially intended for use in sporting arenas like football stadiums where the maintenance of natural grass was costly and required investment in manpower and special equipment. Over time, its use has spread to homes because of the many advantages it offers. However, there are also downsides to synthetic grass. Click here to find out the pros and cons are for having synthetic grass.