So, you’re considering doing away with your natural grass in favor of artificial turf, but can’t stop asking yourself, “Why is artificial turf so expensive?”
A nice, green lawn is the stuff of dreams, but keeping natural grass lush takes a lot of work. Water bills, frequent fertilizations, and aerating your lawn can add up in your quest for the perfect lawn. However, another simpler option exists: artificial turf.
While it’s true that artificial turf is much less expensive to maintain than natural grass, the cost of it is so expensive upfront because of the procedure it takes to establish and install the turf.
Before artificial turf can be installed, all of the current grass and sod must be removed. The area must also be graded and leveled to ensure a proper surface for the artificial turf to be put onto. A base also must be created to allow for drainage. The base also has to be smoothed and compacted before the actual turf is rolled out and seamed together. As you can already see, installing artificial turf takes multiple steps and is labor intensive which adds to the high cost.
However, the pros of artificial turf make it worth the cost.
Artificial turf can last a long time (even up to 25 years) if it is high-quality. Plus, over that entire time period it will stay looking just as lush as a natural, green lawn. Lawns of artificial turf require little to no maintenance once set up; you never have to mow, water, or fertilize. With all the money you will save, the lawn will eventually pay for itself and more!
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