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Pros and Cons of Artificial Grass Landscaping

Artificial Grass Landscaping

You may have thought artificial turf was only for sports fans, but you can put in artificial grass at your residence. This unique form of drought-tolerant landscaping is an option for homeowners.

Pros and Cons of Artificial Grass Landscaping

Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of artificial grass landscaping, pros first!

Low Maintenance

Unlike real grass and sod, artificial grass landscaping doesn’t require as much maintenance. Even though there is some maintenance (see below), it is not as much as you would have with real grass. If you want to do more of the outdoor things that you like to do on your lawn (barbecues, parties, and sports), and spend less time keeping it up, than artificial or turf grass may be for you.

Beautiful Appearance Throughout the Year

Artificial grass landscaping will look the same through all seasons. But real grass will turn brown and unsightly in the fall and winter. Artificial grass looks the same throughout the year. It will be the envy of your neighbors.

Artificial Grass Won’t Cost You as Much

Artificial grass won’t cost you as much as keeping up a real grass lawn. You won’t have as much monthly maintenance expense in fertilizers, mowing, sod, water, etc. Artificial grass landscaping doesn’t require any of this type of expense. You’ll save money so you can spend more on barbecues, food, parties, and sports items that make experiencing your lawn more fun. You won’t be spending all your money on just making sure your lawn looks right. You’ll even save on your water bill.

Cons of Artificial Grass

Shutting up the lawn mower in the garage and never having to mow again may sound great, but there are some disadvantages to synthetic turf or grass.

Artificial Grass is Expensive

Synthetic grass is pricey. Putting in a synthetic lawn can hit your wallet pretty hard, and you might just feel like your real grass lawn is much more affordable in the long run. But think about all the time you’ll save not mowing your lawn, not buying new mowers, etc. Synthetic lawns have a wide range of ancillary systems to control the temperature, which can bump up the price. the price per square foot of artificial grass can range from $10-$15, but that can really add up if you have a big yard.

Real grass gets cooler when the temperature gets too hot outside. Artificial grass doesn’t have this. The synthetic grass can get a lot hotter, and it can make the air feel much hotter. A hidden drainage, irrigation, and water system can keep the artificial grass much cooler. Padding in the grass can make the grass cooler. All the additional materials, supplies, and systems that synthetic lawns require can add up to a lot of money.

Artificial Grass Still Requires Some Upkeep

Even though you won’t have to mow lawns anymore, you’ll still need to do some upkeep on your synthetic lawn. You’ll be forced to sweep or spray to get rid of the debris that lands on the surface. Sanitation is also an issue. Most contaminants will rinse right off real grass, but synthetic lawns aren’t always like this. You’ll have to clean up anything that could be dangerous to your health.

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