Wondering whether to go the synthetic grass way? Well, let us help you in making that decision. First of all, which areas are best suited for artificial grass installation?
Areas that are not conducive for the growth of natural grass. For example, lawns where the sun rays do not reach.
Rooftop gardens which are too fragile for growing the traditional lawns
Areas where pets play often to make it easier to clean.
Areas where it rains heavily too often. This will help eliminate muddy lawns and also helps prevent development of pests.
Where you are looking to have a grass lawn but do not want to account for maintenance bills.
When checking the suitability of an investment, you will need to consider the amount of money you are expected to spend on the investment itself then compare that with the capital you will be expected to cut on and the benefits you will reap. That is when you can decide whether to venture or not.
Below is an outline of all the main costs that come with the purchase and installations of artificial grass:
Cost of materials
Any investment of artificial grass will require to purchase the following materials: the fake grass itself, a class II road base, weed killer, weed barrier fabric, a mow-strip or a bender board, whereby a mow, strip is the better option, glue, staples, nails, seaming tape, turf deodorizer, infill, lawn padding, drainage membrane and others as per your personal requirements.
The materials obtained during this installation usually depend on the style of artificial grass lawn you want to install. This may include putting greens, pet turf, landscaping turf or athletic turf. Landscaping turfs, which are the most popular, can be suited by thin blades, thick blades, short blades, tall blades, green thatching, brown thatching etc.
It all makes sense to go for the turf that most resembles natural grass. Having grass that screams fake is far much worse than just leaving the lawn as it was. Once you have settled on the type of grass you want, register the cost and let us now look at the other costs.
These are the delivery costs, fueling costs and dump fees i.e. concrete, grass, dirt etc. these will be determined by the number of trips made and distance covered from the site to the damp. Your contractor will guide you on this.
In brief, here you get what you pay for. If you want a quality installation that will serve you long enough, you might want to dig deep in your pockets. This will ensure that you get a quality job done.
This includes insurance, contractors’ board, licensing fees, corporation fees, payroll expenses, taxes etc.
Once you have accounted for all the costs, sum them up. Now, think of all the costs that you will be saying goodbye to from now on: no more pest control, watering, maintenance etc. This summed up with the fact that the lawns will serve you for quite a while, some may go a lifetime. After putting all these into consideration, then you can decide if this investment is really worth it.