The colour is greener . Artificial grass is not green in any other sense, and is in every way totally anti any contribution you could be making to the environment.
Grass produces oxygen and absorbs Co2 . You and your families are breathing it, why not, if you are lucky enough to have a garden, use it for your own and common good.
Grass adds nitrogen and other nutrients to the soil. Harvest it and you can compost it along with your household veg waste and grow your borders without adding chemical feeds. Healthy plants.
Grass provides home for insects, bugs and worms, your children love them or even if they don’t they need to know about them. Give them a microscope and they will be fascinated. Do you like birds? Guess what they eat? And these crawly things are in real grass, so by using the artificial you are starving them. Nappy Valley has a great big football pitch provided by the two commons , do you need another in your garden. grass seed is cheap, turf is easy to lay if it needs replacing. electric mowers are easy to use. Or try paving stones with plants inbetween . Or a patch of wild flowers. There is a theory that mud is good for children’s health in building up immunity and resistance to allergy
Please for your children’s sake,their education and our future environment, consider how much you will be contributing to the plastic mountain , the waste in production of artificial grass, and don’t sanitise your gardens. Raking is a great exercise for strengthening stomach muscles and cheaper than the gym