Artificial turf vs real grass
There is a lot of discussion about the benefits and drawbacks of artificial grass. But what are the actual differences? We’ll look at how much each costs, how they are installed, maintenance, and more to help you decide if fake grass is right for you.
If you’re a homeowner who wants to save some time and money in the long run, artificial turf might be the right choice for you. It costs more than sod to install, but it requires less maintenance and looks just like real grass.
Below is a simple table to give you a perception of how much you save.
|Cost of installation, 200 sqft: $4,400
|Cost of Installation, 200 sqft: $1,000
|Annual Cost of Maintenance: $200
|Annual Cost of maintenance: $3,600
|5 Years cost: $1,000
|5 Years cost: $18,000
|Duration: 20+ Years
If you have children or pets, you’ll want to consider using artificial grass. Beings, the material won’t stain their clothing as easily as real soil does when they fall, it’s easy to clean up the messes ;), It does not retain smells. Your pet can also enjoy running around without having dirt stick between its toes while playing outside…or worse yet: dig up parts of your lawn while looking for buried bones!
Another benefit of artificial turf is how easy it is clean up after any messes made by either yourself or others who use your backyard frequently.
The average Airdrie household uses about 7,000 liters of water per month. That’s a lot of H20! Artificial turf requires no irrigation, so you can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars per year by installing artificial grass instead of real grass.
Sod reduces CO2 by absorbing carbon dioxide through photosynthesis and releases oxygen as a byproduct. This process is known as carbon sequestration because it removes carbon from the atmosphere and stores it in plant tissues.
Sod also helps with biodiversity and wildlife by providing food sources for insects, birds and other animals that live in your backyard.
If your yard is small, sod is an ideal solution. Sod requires regular watering and mowing, which can be difficult if you don’t have a lot of time or money to spend on it. However, if your lawn needs quick repair (such as after extensive damage from an accident), then laying down new sod in the affected area can get the job done without causing any harm to the environment or spending too much money on contractors.
Artificial turf is available in different styles and colors, depending on the style that suits your home best. You can find artificial turf that matches your home’s design, whether you want it to look like real grass or something more unique.
In conclusion, artificial turf is a great option for those who want to have a green lawn without having to worry about the maintenance of real grass. It’s also good for people with allergies or other medical conditions that make it difficult or impossible for them to enjoy being outdoors. However, if you don’t mind spending time caring for your grass or you have a large property that requires a lot of grass to maintain, then it’s probably not worth it for you to install artificial turf, since it will be outrageously expensive.
Thank you for reading and I hope this little blog gave you an idea on what to choose for your home. Artificial turf will likely become more and more common in the future, particularly among homeowners who don’t want to put a lot of time and money into maintenance. Whether you go with artificial turf or real grass, however, it’s important to take care of your lawn so that it looks good for as long as possible.