Natural Grass vs. Artificial Turf: Which is More Cost Efficient?

October 26, 2016

Natural Grass vs. Artificial Turf: Which is More Cost Efficient?

When considering the installation of synthetic grass in your yard, the primary concern for most homeowners is cost. The initial upfront investment can seem daunting, but understanding the long-term financial benefits is crucial. This article aims to explain the pay-off by comparing the costs of installing and maintaining synthetic grass versus natural grass over a 15-year lifespan.

Below is a detailed table based on a 1,200 square foot lawn, illustrating the cost differences between synthetic and natural grass. As shown, with no ongoing maintenance costs for synthetic grass (such as irrigation, fertilizer, chemicals, and irrigation repair), your investment in artificial turf pays off in approximately 2.5 years, while the continual maintenance of natural grass leads to escalating costs. Save green by putting green in your lawn with Magnolia Turf.

SQUARE FEET1,2001,200
INITIAL INSTALLATION COST$6.75 persqft.(Includes labor hours, material/supplies, equip. allowance)$5.00 persqft.(Includes labor hours, material/supplies, equip. allowance)
Initial Investment Total$10,800$6,000
Annual MaintenanceYearAnnual MaintenanceMonthYear
Irrigation Repair$15$180
Year 1$0Year 1$2,268
Year 2$0Year 2$2,268
Year 3$0Year 3$2,268
Year 4$0Year 4$2,268
Year 5$0Year 5$2,268
Year 6$0Year 6$2,268
Year 7$0Year 7$2,268
Year 8$0Year 8$2,268
Year 9$0Year 9$2,268
Year 10$0Year 10$2,268
Year 11$0Year 11$2,268
Year 12$0Year 12$2,268
Year 13$0Year 13$2,268
Year 14$0Year 14$2,268
Year 15$0Year 15$2,268

Key Benefits of Synthetic Grass

1. Low Maintenance: Synthetic grass eliminates the need for watering, mowing, fertilizing, and weeding, freeing up your time and resources.

2. Cost Savings: Despite the higher initial cost, artificial turf pays for itself in reduced maintenance costs and water savings.

3. Durability and Longevity: Artificial turf is designed to withstand high foot traffic and harsh weather conditions, ensuring a beautiful lawn for years.

4. Environmental Benefits: By eliminating the need for water, fertilizers, and chemicals, synthetic grass helps conserve natural resources and reduce your environmental footprint.

5. Year-Round Green: Enjoy a lush, green lawn regardless of the season or weather conditions.

By choosing Magnolia Turf, you can enhance your outdoor space with high-quality artificial lawn grass turf. Whether you’re looking to install backyard putting greens, putting green turfs, or simply create a beautiful, low-maintenance lawn, Magnolia Turf provides the solutions you need.

Invest in the future of your property and enjoy the numerous benefits of synthetic grass today.