People sometimes turn down the opportunity to have an artificial turf lawn because of the cost of installation. Indeed, having an artificial turf lawn installed can be a bit pricey in the beginning. However, it's important to realize that this style of lawn will also save you money over the years. In fact, the lawn may eventually save you enough to pay for itself. Below, take a closer look at the many ways an artificial turf lawn can save you money.
You won't have to mow or hire a landscaping service.
Artificial turf does not grow like real grass, which means you won't have to pay a landscaping service to come mow and trim it each week. Even if you generally do lawn care yourself, installing artificial turf saves you on the cost of buying and maintaining a lawn mower, plus putting fuel in that lawn mower. Think about the time this saves you, too. The time you would have spent mowing the lawn could instead be spent on a side gig to earn a little extra cash.
You won't have to scrub mud stains out of clothing.
If you have kids, letting them go outside and play on an artificial turf lawn is so much nicer than having them play on real grass. On artificial turf, they won't get their clothing all muddy. This means you won't have to spend as much money either replacing or cleaning muddy clothes.
The same goes for pets. They're less likely to come in muddy and ruin carpets that you ultimately have to replace. You may also spend less money taking them to the groomer or buying shampoo to meticulously clean their muddy paws and coat.
You won't have to over-seed or fertilize.
Grass seed is more expensive than you might realize! If you have a real grass lawn, over-seeding it to keep the grass looking full can become a significant expense. The cost of fertilizer to "green up" the lawn can be significant, too. And then there are other products like pesticides and weed killers. Installing artificial turf means you won't have to spend on any of these products again.
Artificial grass does cost money to install, but if you have that money up-front, it can be a good and money-saving investment in the longer term. Talk to a landscaper who installs artificial turf to learn more. They can tell you what other customers have liked and disliked about artificial lawns.
Look to a company like Broadmoor Landscape Supply to find out more.