Wondering about the cost of artificial grass? This is a typical inquiry for those contemplating an alternative to natural grass. Unfortunately, there isn’t a universal answer.
Generally, a turnkey installation is anywhere between $8 and $15 cost per square foot. However, this price can fluctuate based on aspects like your location, the size of the project, ease of access, and the type of product chosen. For a precise quote, we suggest contacting an artificial turf installer for a free consultation.
Usually, the price of synthetic turf is determined on a per-square-foot basis. Initially, you’ll need to figure out the dimensions of the space where you plan to install it. Next, decide whether you want a professional to install it or if you’d rather do it yourself. Choosing the DIY option could save you approximately 50% of the total square-foot labor cost.
For smaller projects (400 square feet or less), opting for a DIY installation could be more economical. This way, you can bypass minimum charges and labor costs, only needing to allocate funds for materials, equipment, and the time required to finish the project. If you decide to go the DIY way, we provide resources to assist you throughout the process.
Don’t let the total installation cost deter you. Keep in mind that artificial turf is an investment that will enhance your property’s value and eventually pay for itself. While the initial cost might be more than natural grass, the savings are realized through lower maintenance costs.
Opting for synthetic grass might initially appear expensive, but when you factor in the expenses of maintaining a real lawn, you’ll find it surprisingly cost-effective. It’s a one-off investment that recoups its cost within three to five years. Therefore, when budgeting, consider the long-term savings you’ll reap compared to the upfront cost.
Interested in finding out more? Contact us today to check if you’re eligible for financing options. Experience the advantages and savings of synthetic turf firsthand! Check out our financial comparison between artificial and natural grass below to see your potential savings:
Natural Grass Installation cost:
- Around $2.50 / sq. ft.
Yearly Maintenance Costs:
- Water charges: $125 for half a year, totaling $750
- Lawn mowing: 23 instances per season, costing $575
- Fertilization: done four times in a season, amounting to $200
- Weed extermination: carried out four times per season, costing $200
- Sprinkler system repair: priced at $150
- Power raking: done once a season, costing $125
- Winterizing sprinkler system: priced at $125
- Lawn aeration: done once a season, costing $100
The total cost for yearly maintenance: $2,225
Cost of Artificial Turf Installation:
- Use the calculator below to determine the range of your installation.
Annual maintenance Costs:
- Brush fibers and top-off infill (every year to 18 months)
Adding the initial installation expenses and annual maintenance, a 2,500 square-foot natural lawn will cost a total of $39,475 after 15 years. Installing 2,500 square feet of synthetic grass has no annual maintenance expenses and will pay for itself in three to five years.