Exploring Landscape Setups

Exploring Landscape Setups

3 Things To Consider About Artificial Turf

by Tanya Green

Do you hate cutting your grass or taking care of your lawn? Do you live in an area where grass is difficult to grow due to climate or water restrictions? If this sounds like you, artificial turf may be the right option for your yard. Long gone are the days where artificial turf stood out like a sore thumb. The artificial turf of today can blend seamlessly into your landscape and be a great addition to your home. Here are three things to consider when it comes to artificial turf.

It Can Be Used In Multiple Areas

The first thing that you should know about artificial turf is that it isn't just for your lawn. There are other areas in the landscape where it can be used. Artificial turf is great for dog runs, roof tops, play areas, the area around your pool, and even your own personal putting green. If you like the look of grass in between pavers but don't want the upkeep, artificial turf is ideal. There are a variety of ways to incorporate this flexible material into your home's landscape.

It Saves Water

It's no surprise that artificial turf saves water, however, you may be unaware of how much water it can save. For every one square foot of grass that you replace with artificial turf, you can save up to 55 gallons of water per year. If you have to water your current lawn to keep it green, you can see significant savings by switching to an artificial lawn. Going artificial is a great choice in areas with little natural rainfall. Your landscape will be green year round without the need for water. The lifespan of artificial turf is between 20 and 25 years, which means you will see savings for years to come. 


Another thing to consider when it comes to artificial turf is the cost and whether or not it works for your budget. With the savings that you may see when it comes to water consumption and the turf's lifespan of a at least of couple of decades, artificial turf can be a cost effective option for your landscaping. Per square foot, artificial turf ranges from $5 to $20. Most homeowners end up spending between $2,701 and $6,341 to add artificial turf to their landscape. 

Artificial turf is a great option for homeowners who want a green lawn with little maintenance. No watering is needed and there are plenty of areas throughout your landscape where artificial turf can be used. Water savings can add up significantly, especially in dry areas where watering can be expensive. Adding artificial turf to your landscape will cost a few thousand dollars, but for many homeowners it's a good investment. Contact a company, like Integrated Paver Systems, for more help.


About Me

Exploring Landscape Setups

Hello, I am Manny Juanez. When I moved into my home, I instantly started to plan out my landscape features. I knew that I wanted a small waterfall leading to a pond for my fish. I also wanted to create a few raised beds around the sitting area by the pond. What I didn't know, however, was that the project would take a lot of manpower and a bit of professional help. My site will explore the process from grading the land to setting up the electrical components. I will also talk about building the garden beds with pavers and other found materials. The information I provide should help you create a beautiful layout in your back or front yards. Come back to my site whenever you need some inspiration.