Astroturf in backyard

At Bella Turf, we get these questions ALL THE TIME. It’s a great question.

Should you embark on the large task of ripping up your natural grass lawn and replace it with some artificial grass ?

Here’s our expert opinion.

How to determine if artificial grass is worth the money.

To determine if artificial grass is right for you, we need to look at what you value and why you would be making the switch away from your natural grass lawn.

There are a number of reasons homeowners choose to install artificial grass on their property.

At Bella Turf we offer artificial grass for every situation. However, in this article, we are going to focus on installing artificial grass as a landscape enhancement; either in your backyard or front lawn.

So, let’s get to it. Here is the dirt on artificial grass:

Why are you considering artificial grass?

The most common reasons for installing artificial grass are:

  1. Creating a better backyard;
  2. Saving money and time on lawn maintenance;
  3. Increasing your property value;
  4. Conserving water and helping the environment;
  5. Because your neighbors have it… and it looks amazing;
residential backyard with artificial grass

1. Creating A Better Backyard

You’ve seen the pictures online, on Instagram and Pinterest. Luxurious homes with artificial grass backyards, pavers, gazebos, and excellent landscaping. You know you want it, and you can have it too. Every well-designed backyard retreat features artificial grass in some fashion.

Artificial grass is easy to work with, can be used in a number of different ways and is so easy to maintain that it just makes sense if you are ready to go all out on your backyard.

If you are about to invest in renovating the backyard, artificial grass is most likely worth the money. Did you know renovating your backyard can increase your home value by up to 11%, according to

Want to enjoy your outdoor space in the winter? Artificial grass has got your back. Artificial grass does a great job at melting snow, and allows for proper drainage that you can avoid mud-zones and mushy dead spots.

Artificial grass is critical when it comes to improving your backyard landscaping—and it often pays for it self when you go to sell or get your home appraised.


2. Saving Money and Time on Lawn Maintenance.

Ever add up how much your natural grass lawn costs?

Well if you are the type that loves bad news, you might enjoy this calculation. But for the majority of us, running the numbers on the costs of your natural grass lawn is going to be a bad time. Maintaining your grass costs a lot. Whether it is the lawn service you hire weekly, or the amount of water you are consuming to keep that green looking healthy, or the few hours you spend every Sunday—it all adds up.

The cost of your natural grass lawn adds up just like that unneeded Starbucks you buy every week (or day, for some of us). It’s one of those hidden costs that really surprises you when you sit down and take a look at it.

Did you know that ripping out that natural grass and replacing it with artificial grass will actually save you money?

See our full artificial on it here, but in short, if you plan on owning your home for a few more years, or if you are going to sell soon, installing artificial grass is going to save you money, and time, which is arguably worth more than money. Take a look at the numbers and you’ll start to love artificial grass.


3. Increasing your property value

We’ve already touched on this a bit, but if you are considering artificial grass as an investment into your beloved home, you are in luck. Artificial grass is a stellar investment.

As mentioned above, according to, re-doing the backyard can increase your property value by up to 11%. House is worth 1 million? How does a 100k gain on property value sound? Sign me up.

Additionally, when you add in the savings on the water bill, or firing the lawn mowing service—or reclaiming 1-2 hours every weekend, you are looking at hundreds more in savings every month. More cash flow to put back into the property.

Artificial grass really can be that good for your home and in turn, your pocket.

Run the numbers on your own property. Read our blog article on how much artificial grass costs, which can help you get started.

artificial grass used in front yard of residential home

4. Conserving water and helping the environment.

There is a reason local municipalities put restrictions on when and how often you can water your lawn. It takes A LOT of good water to keep that green grass looking green.

Take a look at this calculator on Today’s Home Owner, put in the numbers for your yard and prepare to cry once you see the true cost of maintaining your lawn. In short, you may be spending anywhere from $50 to $100 a month in water, depending on your location and the size of your lawn.

Watering just 100 square feet of lawn can use up to 200 litres (50 gallons) of water. Ouch.

Did you know your lawn mower is really inefficient? Unless you have an electric mower, you are greatly harming the environment with your lawn mower. According to Clean Air Yard Care, running an older gasoline-powered lawn mower for one hour can produce as much air pollution as driving a new car 550 kilometers.

Now that you know the facts, you might want to reconsider things.

If the environment is a concern of yours, consider artificial grass, which is produced from second-use, recycled car tires.

With artificial grass, you are reducing (your water use and environmental impact) and recycling (old car tires)—all in the name of a better lawn.


5. Because your neighbors have it… and it looks amazing;

Let’s be real, you want to have the best looking house on the block. It’s no secret that when entertaining in the summer, you want your neighbors to be envious of the majesty of your beautiful back yard.

Do your neighbors already have artificial grass? We bet they told you how much they love it.

See: 10 Reasons Why Artificial Grass Owners are Happier

Well, you know what they say, if you can’t beat em, join em.

We all know jealously usually plays into our decisions, and that is fine because you deserve to enjoy the benefits of artificial grass as well.

If you are considering artificial grass for this reason, we guarantee that artificial grass is worth the money.


Got pets or kids?

One of the other great reasons to choose artificial grass, is the ease it brings in regards to your pets and kids.

Say goodbye to the days of tracking mud inside the house and having your pet eat who knows what they found outside laying in the grass.

Know what’s worth the money—every time? Peace of mind.

Let the kids, dogs, roam free without risking getting hurt, getting dirty, or making a mess out of your hours spent grooming the lawn.

Mud pits, dead grass, hazardous bugs, European chafer beetles. All things of the past.

For this reason alone, artificial grass is worth the money.


So, is artificial grass worth the money?

In our expert opinion, yes—every time. Yes, we might be a bit biased.

However, if you read through this article and started day dreaming about how much lighter your lawn maintenance duties could be, or how much heavier your pockets may be with the savings, we recommend that you go forward with artificial grass.

It’s a quick process (we’re talking days or weeks) to rip out your natural grass and replace it with a all-year-round sexy lawn, so get started before summer comes.

When’s the last time someone offered up a situation where you could save money and have more free time and you didn’t take action on it? Exactly.

Put a plan into action.

So you may be saying: “let’s get started”. We are excited for you. There are good days in your future.

If you are ready to get started, we recommend you explore our website a bit. We have artificial grass products for every situation, video installation guides, an extensive product brochure, free quotes, and world-class customer support.

If you have questions, we can answer those for you. Contact us via email or on the phone.

Ready to pull the trigger?

Let’s get an expert on your side to help you put together the perfect installation plan. Whether you plan on installing artificial grass yourself, or if you prefer a professional artificial grass installation, we have the resources for you.

Luckily for you, we have artificial grass installers located all across Canada. Head over to our dealer locator to find the artificial grass installer closest to you.

At Bella Turf, we truly believe artificial grass is worth the money, and we are happy to help you explore this big decision for your beloved home.

Artificial grass with dog house
dog catching frisbee on artificial grass lawn
childs playground on artificial grass lawn in residential backyard
children playing on trampoline submerged within artificial grass lawn backyard

Trading out your natural grass for Bella Turf artificial grass will not only gain hours of your free time back to enjoy life, it will also accent your home, create a clean fun usable space for your family and friends to enjoy for years, or to simply allow you to spend more time in your gardens.

With endless applications, whether it’s artificial grass for back yards or front yards, rooftops, indoors or even walls. Bella Turf fake grass will continuously look lush and green.

Bella Turf is Canadian owned and operated and strives to innovate industry leading products designed specifically for our local markets. Our team spans Canada wide and we all share a mutual appreciation and respect for nature. Not only do our products look real, they look like they are meant to be here.

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Last updated on Wednesday, April 13 @ 1:54 pm by Tyler Trowbridge, Bella Turf

Posted On: Saturday April 13, 2024
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