Despite the initial high installation cost, artificial grass lawns offer significant advantages over natural grass lawns. Below is a comparison of the top pros and cons of artificial grass, highlighting why the industry continues to expand annually.

On average, a household can save more than 50 gallons of water annually for each square foot of artificial grass installed. In regions susceptible to drought, water restrictions often include bans on traditional lawn watering. Additionally, water companies may provide a rebate of up to $1 per square foot to encourage the use of artificial grass.


Nearly maintenance freeHigh installation cost
Almost pest freeHigh cost to replace
No watering, mowing, or lawn maintenanceCan absorb heat in high summer temperatures
Can increase the value of a home when used in a well-designed landscapeWith cheaper brands, turf sometimes doesn’t feel like real grass underfoot
Resists stains from salt water and chlorinated poolsCould experience fading if placed near windows



Why Homeowners Install Artificial Grass



Common Disadvantages of Artificial Grass

  • The initial cost of installing is high compared to laying sod in your lawn.
  • Real grass lawns stay “cool”, while artificial grass can absorb heat and gets hotter in the summer months; unless the proper cooling infill is used, such as PureZEO Pro Artificial Turf Infill from Bella Turf.
  • Depending on the quality you purchase, you could experience problems with fading or wear patterns in the fabric. However, Bella Turf Artificial Grass comes with a 10 year landscape grass warranty.
  • Some cheaper artificial grass brands look fake.
  • Synthetic grass cannot be recycled.
  • Some homeowners’ associations and city municipalities have a ban on fake grass.
  • It can’t easily absorb and break down pet urine. With artificial grass and pets, you must use a turf deodorizer, such as Bella Turf’s very own product: Turf Renew.
  • You still have to blow off debris and leaves, and hose off any pet waste. View our Artificial Grass Maintenance Guide.




Both artificial grass and a real grass lawn have their upsides, but for some individuals artificial grass may provide enough benefits to be worth considering

Artificial Grass has been carefully developed over the years to be superior to real grass lawn, and if you can afford the luxury of artificial grass, it is definitely worth considering. 

The time savings and added enjoyment from your care-free lawn might just earn you that extra time with the family you’ve been missing out on.

If you have any further questions about artificial grass, leave us a message and we’d be happy to help out. 


Last updated on Wednesday, April 13, 2024 by Tyler Trowbridge @ Bella Turf

Posted On: Tuesday October 22, 2019
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