Installing artificial turf saves both time and money. It also saves trips to the hardware store. Manufactured lawns require, little if any, maintenance. Artificial turf retains its color 365 days a year without the hassle of constant care. A few of the benefits include:
– No watering
– No weeding
– No mowing
– No trimming
– No fertilizing
There are several things you will no longer have a need for once artificial turf has been installed. Lawn care items that normally took a small percentage of your weekly or monthly budget will no longer be needed. The money saved by not having to purchase traditional lawn care items on a regular basis can be set aside for emergencies or even a short weekend getaway.
Artificial turf doesn’t grow, meaning you won’t have to stop by the gas station to fill up your lawnmower or weed eater. With the price of gas constantly fluctuating, the cost of operating lawn equipment varies each year. With artificial grass, there is no need to worry about how much money you will have to spend on gas and oil for your motorized lawn equipment.
Once you stop mowing, there is no need to rake or collect your grass. Garden gloves will be a thing of the past and you won’t have to worry about bags to pick up the lawn waste that needs to be discarded every week. Although some tools may still be needed to keep your landscaped areas look nice and pristine, your lawn care costs will move to zero.
Push mowers and riding lawnmowers can wear out or break down over time depending on how often they are used. With a synthetic turf lawn, there won’t be a need to take them out of the garage. In fact, you could even consider selling these items.
With manufactured grass there is no need for regular applications of fertilizer or weedkillers. When fertilizers and weedkillers are applied to natural lawns, children and pets are prohibited from playing in the grass for fear of exposure to the toxic chemicals. With artificial turf, there is no longer any need to worry about these hazards. The grass stays vibrant and green all year long with no threat of weeds or brown patches. With the demand for fertilizer gone, you won’t have to worry about keeping track of application schedules, or making sure you have tools to do the job.
With natural grass, brown spots can appear when the seasons change or during times of extreme heat or dryness. With the rising costs of water, homeowners are gradually being faced with the reality that they must choose between keeping their lawn green, or keeping their wallet green. These dead spots will be a thing of the past if artificial grass is installed.
Artificial lawns may seem to be expensive, but when their overall cost is divided up over the years it will remain in place, the long term value becomes obvious. When you take the time to factor in all the expenses of natural grass due to maintenance, the investment begins to make complete sense.
For many people it can be a surprise to see the hidden costs that go into keeping a natural grass lawn healthy. Taking a closer look at monthly or yearly costs of natural grass can be a real eye-opener.