Artificial Grass Pros And Cons
Natural grass or artificial grass, which one is the best fit for you and your property. That’s what we are going to look at today. A lot of people are looking into alternative options for their property these days, trying to save time and costs as life is so busy these days, hence the search for the ideal garden for you.
So this is the topic for today. Natural grass vs artificial grass, we will look into the pros and cons of the two and hope we can help you make the best choice for you, your family and your lifestyle.
We might be a little biased but we also love real grass and it has its place. but due to time constraints or even mobility issues, artificial grass might be a cost and time effective solution for you and your property.
And if your looking for a little more info this article will help clear things up a bit, allowing you to make the best choice possible.
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Appearances are probably one of the first main talking points of artificial grass. And are subject to your thought as we will all have different opinions.
When it comes to the two differences there are few issues with how a well-trimmed and looked after lawn looks compared to the artificial look, especially if you were to compare then side by side.
We’ve all seen the beauty of a well-kept lawn, but we are not really aware of the maintenance it requires. The issues come into play when you look at what’s required to maintain the lawn all year round, especially in the summer months where it can be quite dry and water is a precious commodity.
Having said that with a good amount of time and effort you can keep your lawn looking amazing all year round, but it will take some effort, time and cost.
The start of the artificial grass world was originally made for the purpose of sporting events. Hockey would be a good example of the type of events it was made for.
As popularity grew the natural progression was into landscaping and the manufactures began to refine the appearance to suit the needs of landscapers. And the results of that is there are a number of options available to you. All very realistic for what they are but at the end of the day, they are artificial and made from plastic.
The feel of the grass
There’s a difference in the two kinds of grass when it comes to the feel and that’s to be expected they are two very different products. However artificial grass is quite soft and comfortable to sit or lay on, especially for the kids.
A difference between the to is that artificial grass will actually heat up in the sun which can be quite nice.
Artificial grass will not attract any insects or bees, which can be a benefit when it comes to kids and animals.
Maintenance and Longevity
When it comes to the two types of grasses, natural grass will last a lot longer than its counterpart, providing it is well maintained. Having said that it does require a lot more care and ongoing cost than fake grass and a lot more mowing.
Synthetic or artificial grass whatever you’d like to call it should last in the range of around 15 years before it’s going to need to be replaced. It’s very durable and will often come with a guarantee of anywhere from 6 to 10 years.
The benefits come in the way of no maintenance cost which saves you time and money and always looks lush. You’ll get no dead spots that you can find on real grass and it holds up well to animals, especially dogs and will look in tip-top shape all year round.
If it is damaged on the rare occasion, it can be repaired. When it comes to maintenance there is a little. At times it does need to be brushed and groomed, yes the lawn not the dog. And will usually need to be refilled once a year, this can be done by us or you can hire the equipment yourself.
Anyone suffering from grass or insect allergies will benefit from using this type of grass. It can be installed pretty much anywhere and can be used for a multitude of areas. Including kids areas, a dog run, putting green and in all areas, you would usually lay turf.
The downfall to having fake grass in the summer is that it can heat up and can be a deterrent for some.
Affordability and Installation
Cost is always a factor when you’re looking into any investment and installing artificial grass or even lawn is no exception.
Synthetic grass will cost you in the region of $75-$100 per square metre. While natural grass is in the range of $35 to supply and install depending on preparation factors.
Yes on the surface natural grass looks cheaper but when you average this over a 10- 15 year period with all the maintenance costs of moving, water and fertilizers involved with natural grass, artificial grass does start to look a little more attractive.
If you look at artificial grass the initial cost is more but overall your costs will be lower. And the other huge benefits for a lot of people is the time-saving factor.
Natural grass vs artificial grass conclusion
At the end of the day, the choice is yours and you will go with what your feel is the best choice for you and your family. We have given you both sides and their pros and cons and both have their benefits and disadvantages.
We are the artificial grass Canberra specialist, so if you would like us to give you a quote on any type of artificial grass please feel free to give us a call we’ll be happy to give you our expert thoughts.