Synthetic Lawns & Grass Pricing Comparison
Water usage continues to be a concern throughout the southwest because of continuing population growth and development. As water usage continues to be a concern the demand for waterless synthetic grass continues to grow. According to the USGS & University of Arizona, homeowners use twice as much water (66% of total water consumption) as city businesses. Landscape/turf irrigation is the main driver – representing 60% of water consumption!
In response to the need to reduce water consumption there is NO GREATER alternative than the use of synthetic lawn! According to the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCS), the cost of water will rise soon. As a homeowner, if you are going to install landscape requiring irrigation, be sure to find a contractor that is certified through the EPA WaterSense program. However, as a simpler alternative, you should really consider the cost savings associated with going with completely waterless synthetic lawn and xeroscape plantings!
Synthetic lawn prices are also an attractive incentive. Check out our cost comparison between synthetic lawn prices and the prices for traditional lawn.
|Synthetic Grass||Natural Sod Grass|
|Sq Ft||1,000||Sq Ft||1,000|
|Initial Installation Cost||$ 9.00||Initial Installation Cost||$ 2.00|
|Initial Investment||$ 9,000||Initial Investment||$ 2,000|
|Annual Maintenance||Year||Annual Maintenance||Month||Year|
|Disenfectant w/Power Wash||$ 350||Irrigation||$ 100||$ 1,200|
|Maintenance||$ 100||$ 1,200|
|Irrigation Repair||$ 10||$ 120|
|TOTAL:||$ 350||TOTAL:||$ 2,720|
|Year 1||$ 350||Year 1||$ 2,720|
|Year 2||$ 350||Year 2||$ 2,720|
|Year 3||$ 350||Year 3||$ 2,720|
|Year 4||$ 350||Year 4||$ 2,720|
|Year 5||$ 350||Year 5||$ 2,720|
|Year 6||$ 350||Year 6||$ 2,720|
|Year 7||$ 350||Year 7||$ 2,720|
|Year 8||$ 350||Year 8||$ 2,720|
|Year 9||$ 350||Year 9||$ 2,720|
|Year 10||$ 350||Year 10||$ 2,720|
|Year 11||$ 350||Year 11||$ 2,720|
|Year 12||$ 350||Year 12||$ 2,720|
|Total Cost||$ 13,200||Total Cost||$ 32,640|
As is easily concluded, synthetic lawn prices for installation are negligible compared to the lifetime return on your investment. Synthetic grass is an application that pays for itself. To add to the cost savings, a number of municipal water districts offer credits/rebates for the installation of synthetic lawn at your home.
The use of synthetic lawn extends beyond water conservation. The use of synthetic grass reduces lawn clippings! Lawn clippings create more methane gasses than the corresponding amount of oxygen created by the grass.
The use of synthetic grass reduces the amount of gas SPILLED per year per home! It is estimated that home owners and gardeners that cut their lawns once per week spill up to 5 gallons of gas per year! Installing synthetic lawn would solve those problems immediately.
The use of synthetic grass reduces carbon dioxide emissions! Running a lawn mower for one hour is the equivalent of driving a car for 10 hours in traffic! Synthetic lawn is the ultimate in “green” landcaping solutions.
The use of synthetic grass ELIMINATES the need to use harmful pesticides and fertilizers that may contribute to ground water contamination!
The use of synthetic grass saves our most valuable commodity – TIME!! Time with family and friends!! Rather than spending time and money each week – you can enjoy that time!! NO MAINTENANCE!