There are many excellent reasons to choose an artificial lawn over a real lawn. Here’s a look at the top three advantages.
Synthetic Lawns Look Natural
In the past, artificial grass had an unnatural and unappealing look and felt like plastic. Thankfully, advances in manufacturing have changed the look and even the feel of today’s synthetic grass. Most people cannot tell that a good synthetic lawn isn’t real. Some companies, however, still use inferior products that look fake, so be sure to choose an installation company that uses only the highest quality products to ensure your lawn looks fantastic.
Artificial Grass Costs Less over Time
Although an artificial lawn costs a little more up front, it will save you a lot of money over time. The first way you save is on your water bill. It costs roughly $200 per year to keep a 500 square foot lawn alive. Add to that the monthly maintenance fee to keep a real lawn looking good, and you’re looking at another $500-600 a year. Even if you maintain your lawn yourself, you still have to spend your valuable time and buy pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals. A synthetic lawn, on the other hand, requires no water or chemicals whatsoever. And the only upkeep it requires is a quick sweep every once in a while. So, synthetic grass saves you hundreds of dollars every year and potentially hours and hours of precious time.
Synthetic Lawns Beat Heat and Drought
Hot summers can take a tremendous toll on real grass; leaving you with brown or yellow areas, bare patches or, in some cases, no grass at all. An artificial lawn stays perfectly green and beautiful all year long. In high-heat areas such as Nevada and Arizona, artificial grass is an especially great way to ensure a “picture-perfect” look. And today’s synthetic grasses will not melt or otherwise be damaged – even in extreme desert temperatures.
If you’re considering a synthetic lawn be sure to keep these three excellent advantages in mind.