Artificial grass makes a great investment for your home and garden, allowing you to instantly transform your indoor or outdoor space into a lush green paradise all year round. Contrary to popular belief, modern artificial turf looks natural and realistic – no longer will you see the cheap, plastic fake grass of the past!
However, it can be easy to fall into the mindset of worrying about the cost of artificial grass. Many people are put off from purchasing artificial grass because they are concerned about the quality, cost and installation, but the simple fact of the matter is that the artificial grass of today needn’t be a cause for concern.
So, can artificial grass actually end up saving you money? Let’s find out!
An Option to Match Your Budget
There are many different types of artificial grass available, ranging from budget-friendly options right through to luxurious premium synthetic turf. It’s also worth bearing in mind that cheap artificial grass can also be good quality – make sure to do plenty of research and you might just be able to bag yourself a bargain!
But how much is artificial grass, and how much does it cost? The simple answer is that the cost depends on a number of factors including the type of artificial grass you choose, the size of your garden, and whether you require it to be professionally installed. Shop around, get a few quotes and you might just find yourself surprised by the total cost.U
As with any significant home improvement project, there will be an upfront cost when you install your artificial lawn. The upfront cost will include removing any existing grass/landscaping and preparing the area ready for the artificial lawn, as well as the price of the synthetic turf itself and any extras you may need such as additional membranes, jointing tape, adhesive and tools. If you do choose to have your new lawn installed by a professional, the cost of this service will also need to be factored in.
This upfront figure may seem daunting, but once everything is installed and looking just the way you want it to, there will be very little (if any) additional cost to follow, as outlined in greater detail below.
Reduced Maintenance Costs
If you currently have a natural lawn in your garden or outdoor space, the chances are that you regularly need to maintain it. Whether it is mowing or weeding your lawn, watering it during the peak of summer or paying for the services of a gardener to maintain it for you, the costs of maintaining a pristine natural lawn can soon add up.
However, switching to artificial grass will eliminate much of the cost associated with your lawn, saving you both time and money. A properly-installed synthetic lawn will eliminate drainage issues, which can otherwise be quite costly to resolve, as well as negating the need for a lawnmower and strimmer. You will even save money on your water bill while still enjoying a lush, green lawn all year round!
Instead, the only maintenance that artificial grass requires is a semi-regular brush with a stiff-bristled broom to keep the pile upright and remove any debris like fallen leaves from your lawn. If you have chosen not to install a weed membrane beneath your artificial grass, you may also need to occasionally treat the surface with weed killer to avoid those pesky weeds from growing up through the turf!
At the end of the day, deciding whether or not artificial grass will work for you is a personal decision. However, if you do opt to invest in a lovely new synthetic lawn, you might just be setting yourself up to start saving a few pennies before you know it!