There’s a significant difference between the cost of ownership between these two types of grass. When it comes to natural grass, you can plant seeds or lay sod. Laying sod is more expensive, but you’ll get your new grass right away. From there, you’ll have the maintenance of regular grass. Mowing, trimming, weeding, and watering are all part of maintaining a natural lawn. The equipment and resources to sustain grass can get expensive over the years.
Actually performing the maintenance for a real lawn can also be quite time-consuming. Spending endless evenings or weekends keeping the grass cut, weeds managed, and edges looking sharp really eats into your schedule. If you don’t have time to keep up with yard maintenance, then you’ll be spending even more money having someone do it for you!
On the other hand, artificial grass has little to no maintenance to keep it looking clean and green. There is no mowing or trimming involved, and weeds only pop up once in a while, drastically reducing the need for week killer or weed trimming equipment. With the savings on maintenance, artificial grass practically pays for itself in a relatively short time.
All the maintenance for synthetic grass requires is washing it off occasionally with a hose if it’s dirty. Aside from the money, you’ll be saving loads of time with this simple maintenance routine. This means you’ll have more time to enjoy your yard and spend less time trying to keep it looking presentable.