You may be wondering why artificial turf or this “fake grass” movement has suddenly kicked into full gear recently? What’s the hype all about? Why are my neighbors’ lawns all of a sudden always green? This is because people are starting to see the benefits to installing artificial grass instead of real grass. This artificial turf movement is recent and started mainly because of the drought here in California. With rebate programs being offered to help encourage homeowners to switch to landscaping that requires little to no water, many people have begun turning to artificial turf as the solution. This brings us to our first benefit for artificial turf in 2017….
With summer and its heat approaching fast, this means your lawns will require more water to stay alive and green. Every year, live grass requires about 55 gallons of water per square foot. This means that switching over to artificial grass could save 55 gallons of water per square foot annually.
With saving water, comes saving money. Not having to water your lawn because it’s constantly dying means your water bill will be significantly lower. No more paying for a gardener or lawn man, and no more paying for fertilizer. With artificial grass, there is no need for any chemical fertilizers and herbicides. In the long run, you will save money. On average, in 7 years the artificial grass will recoup its initial cost. If you plan on staying in your home longer than that, you will begin to save money each year.
Less maintenance means less time wasted. With less work to do on your lawn, you’ll have more time to actually enjoy your yard. No more weeds, fertilizing or mowing the lawn on your days off, instead you can just enjoy your time off. Just dust off the fallen leaves and if you have pets, water it down occasionally. That’s it!
As you can see, artificial turf has a lot of saving benefits. You never know when the next drought will hit California hard again, so you might as well start doing your part now. Keep saving water to help prevent a future drought and then you’ll be saving time and money along the way.