Many families today are doing their best to find ways to save money by changing up certain areas of their homes. In most cases, this often manifests itself in having new energy-efficient windows installed or replacing an outdated HVAC system. What some homeowners around Phoenix and Scottsdale do not realize is that there is a significant amount of savings to be had waiting right outside their homes: their lawns.
If you still have a natural grass lawn in your home, you may be pleasantly surprised to know that replacing your lawn with artificial turf can easily save you thousands of dollars every year. Here are some ways you can save money by making the switch:
Research from the Environmental Protection Agency has shown that one-third of a household’s water consumption is used to water lawns with live grass. In fact, a healthy natural grass lawn needs roughly 55 gallons of water per square foot every year—and that’s only on average. Consumption tends to be much higher in warm climates like in Arizona. Installing artificial turf in your home significantly reduces the amount of water you use and pay for every month. In many cases, primarily due to the durability of today’s artificial grass, the amount of money you save on your water bills every year can help you recoup your initial investment!
Pesticides, Herbicides, etc.
A natural grass lawn has a tendency to attract a variety of pests. Thanks to the material used to manufacture artificial turf, homeowners never need to worry about ants and other pests settling down in their lawns. That can easily save you a few hundred dollars on chemical pesticides and/or herbicides every year, as well as any pest extermination expenses you might have otherwise incurred. There’s also the added advantage of eliminating exposing your children and pets to these harmful chemicals.
Lawn Equipment and Associated Costs
It is no secret that a natural lawn takes a lot of time and effort to maintain. What some people do not realize immediately is that all that maintenance also requires a lot of money. From rakes and other tools to equipment like mowers (especially ride-on units), we tend to spend quite a lot of money to make sure natural grass looks good. Artificial grass, on the other hand, doesn’t need cutting, weeding, and the like. This means you can go ahead and sell those mowers, as well as enjoy savings on fuel.
Lawn Maintenance Services
Not every homeowner has the time to dedicate towards lawn maintenance, instead relying on the help of lawn maintenance services in their area. There’s no disputing that professional lawn maintenance crews get the job done effectively, but hiring a company to maintain your lawn for you can be very expensive. Thanks to the low-maintenance nature of artificial grass, you can put those thousands of dollars in maintenance services towards other things that the whole family can enjoy like a vacation or even a new SUV.
As you can see, there are many ways you can save money by making the switch to artificial turf. To further maximize the amount of money you can save, make sure to work with a professional installation like Sunburst Landscaping to install your artificial turf. Proper installation ensures you reap the full benefits that artificial grass has to offer.
HOW MUCH IS NATURAL GRASS COSTING YOU?, easyturf.com
Pros and Cons: Artificial Grass Versus a Live Lawn, gardenista.com