ROI: Artificial Turf
February 13, 2018
Some time ago there were a lot of skeptical homeowners that did not accept the new artificial turf industry, not because of how it looked but because of the misconceptions.
Through years of innovation, artificial turf has created a name for itself in the landscaping industry. Synthetic grass has not only made lawns more aesthetically pleasing, it has aided in water conservation efforts and provides a safe and sustainable environment for children and pets.
Artificial turf allows homeowners to save money in the long run. It takes about .623 gallons of water to irrigate a square foot of a real grass lawn. With the average lawn being about 700 square feet, it would take around 436 gallons of water each time you water your lawn – that’s over 150,000 gallons a year! When calculating the number of gallons wasted on irrigating a real grass lawn, the results are shocking. In Los Angeles, about 68% of water consumption is used at the residential level.
On top of that, it is estimated that homeowners spend about $214-$322 on lawn maintenance and services! This includes cut, weeding, trimming and pesticide treatments. This number is exceptionally high, and for many homeowners that cost is hard to keep up with.
Let’s break it down:
- It costs about $.004 for a gallon of water. So, it would cost you about $1.75 a day to water your 700 sq/ft lawn (436 gallons).
- Multiply that cost by 365 days and the total comes out to about $635 a year that you spend just on watering your lawn.
- Add in the maintenance and service costs, about $300 a month, and you’re looking at at about $4,235 per year.
The average install rate to install an artificial turf lawn about $9 per square foot. Let’s say you want to install a 700 square foot lawn, total costs would be about $6,300. So in reality, it would take you less than 2 years to get a return on your artificial grass investment.
By switching to an artificial turf lawn, the burden of maintenance costs and irrigation services will be a worry of the past. Synthetic grass provides homeowners with a beautiful landscape that requires little to no maintenance and can last for up to 15 years! At Synthetic Grass Warehouse we provide our customers with the highest quality products that can fit any budget. All of our products are non-toxic and lead free, creating a safe landscape alternative for any household, business or school.