Theresa Gallo from Omaha, Neb., replaced her lawn with artificial turf worth for about $30,000 to end her problems with unhealthy grass. The demands of lawn care are leading more homeowners to switch to synthetic grass, said Angela Grego, owner of Turf Etc. in Lee's Summit, Mo., which installed the surface. But as it becomes more popular, synthetic turf may be harmful to the environment since it requires every living thing to be reaped from the lawn, according to Zac Reicher, a turfgrass specialist with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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