Laying aside the high cost of installation, there are some real benefits to having an artificial grass lawn instead of a natural grass lawn. Here’s a table to compare the top pros and cons of artificial grass. There are many reasons why the artificial grass industry keeps growing year over year!

The average home saves over 50 gallons of water per year for every square foot of artificial grass installed. In many drought-prone areas, water companies often ban tradiational watering of home lawn’s, and offer a cash rebate up to $1 per square foot.

 

Pros Cons
Nearly maintenance free High installation cost
Almost pest free High cost to replace
No watering, mowing, or lawn maintenance Can absorb heat in high summer temperatures
Can increase the value of a home when used in a well-designed landscape With cheaper brands, turf sometimes doesn’t feel like real grass underfoot
Resists stains from salt water and chlorinated pools Could 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 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.

 


 

Summary

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. 

 


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