- Subsidized housing wait in Edmonton has more than doubled since fall – Edmonton Journal
- Edmonton housing sales down but sale price up – Edmonton Sun
- Katz Group turning eye to lands north of Edmonton’s downtown arena – MetroNews
- Downtown needs more amenities, from parks to dry cleaners: developers – Edmonton Journal
- Alberta politicians call for permanent affordable housing in wake of Metro story – MetroNews
- Edmonton neighbourhoods facing parking hell – Edmonton Sun
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- 2015 Edmonton Festival of Quilts – Saturday, June 13th – Sunday, June 14th
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Artificial grass has been used in warmer climates for some time, but it’s also become more popular in Canada as an alternative to a natural lawn. The jury is still out as to which is best, and there are definitely pros and cons on both sides of the fence.
Benefits: There’s nothing like the lush, organic feeling of natural grass under your feet. It’s affordable to install, and with maintenance, it can last a lifetime.
Things to consider:
Maintenance – A lot of time and effort is needed to cut, water and maintain the lawn. It’s difficult to keep it looking good all year round.
Environmental Impact – Tons of water are used every day to get that ”green” look. Harmful pesticides used also wash away into the water system.
Expense – Sod may be cheaper to install ($1-$2/ yard), but the monthly water bill is much higher than artificial turf.
Benefits: Today’s artificial grass is like a carpet for your yard. The turf looks great all year round with virtually no maintenance, no water and no monthly cost.
Things to consider:
Expense: Artificial turf is very expensive to install. Anywhere from $4-$9/ sq. ft, a small 500 sq ft area can cost upwards of $4500.
Environmental impact – Although it doesn’t need the water and pesticides and has a lifespan of 15-25 years, artificial grass is synthetic and does eventually end up in the landfill.
Animal waste – The turf can be watered and liquids pass through, but there are mixed reviews on how well Fido’s business washes away.
Whichever you prefer, you will start noticing artificial grass in more residential and public spaces. Artificial turf is being used in dog runs, playgrounds, on boats, trade show booths and golf courses. Toronto is even installing artificial turf on its medians. It looks like it is here to stay.
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