How Artificial Grass Saves You Money

How Artificial Grass Saves You Money

A major point of concern for any Sacramento home improvement or renovation project is making sure that it saves you money in the long run. Energy-efficient lightbulbs, improved insulation, water-saving faucets, and more are all common ways homeowners are shaving dollars off of their utility bills. But did you know that an artificial grass lawn can also help you save money? With synthetic turf, not only can you have a lush green lawn all year round, but you can also end up coming out ahead financially compared to having a sod grass lawn. 

While there are initial installation costs to consider, the vast majority of money spent on a lawn will be its long-term maintenance. This is where the differences between synthetic and natural grass truly shine. A natural grass lawn needs to be watered, mowed, trimmed, fertilized, seeded, and treated with pesticides regularly, all of which add considerable costs over the years. And this is assuming that everything works as intended to! If your lawn’s irrigation system or your mower breaks down, you could be forced to spend hundreds of dollars to fix the issue. 

A synthetic turf lawn, meanwhile, has far less rigorous maintenance requirements. Typically, artificial grass will only require a bi-annual brushing with a power broom and an occasional rinsing to remove dirt and debris. This means far less time and money spent on keeping your artificial turf lawn looking green and beautiful. 

Let’s break down the long-term costs for an artificial lawn versus one consisting of natural grass over the span of a single year. A synthetic turf lawn covering 350 square feet will cost you roughly $90 a year for brushing and rinsing it with water. Meanwhile, a natural grass lawn will cost roughly $250 a year for watering, $1200 a year for landscape maintenance, and $200 a year for fertilizer, for a total average cost of $1650 over just a single year! Some will point out that the initial installation of natural grass is cheaper than synthetic turf. This is true, but if you have to get a new irrigation system and a new lawnmower to go with it (both of which can cost up to thousands of dollars), any initial savings you enjoy can quickly evaporate.  

It’s not just money you end up saving, however. With artificial turf’s low water requirements, you can help alleviate the pressure on one of our state’s most precious and precarious resources. Additionally, the low maintenance needs mean you can spend less time having to work on your lawn and more time actually enjoying it. 

If you’d like to explore the possibility of installing a synthetic turf lawn for your Sacramento home or business, come to the experts at Artificial Turf by Fenix. We can consult with you on your turf options and help you choose the best type that will help you save money. After that, we’ll perform a professional installation that will give you a pristine lawn for years to come. To learn more about our synthetic turf products or to schedule an appointment, give us a call today at (877) 673-8873.