Q: Why is artificial grass so expensive?

Answer:

The high cost of artificial grass is due to the quality of materials used, the technology to make it look and feel realistic, and the installation process. Despite the initial investment, high-quality artificial grass offers long-term savings and a visually appealing, maintenance-free lawn that justifies the cost.

Artificial Grass Pricing Overview

Variability

The cost of artificial grass can significantly vary based on where you purchase it and the specific type you select. High-end, realistic artificial turf with lifelike blades can run upwards of $20 per square foot, including installation fees. Although this premium turf comes at a higher price, it offers a close imitation of natural grass lawns. On the other hand, more budget-friendly choices are available between $8 and $12 per square foot, still providing a realistic grass appearance and functionality. The overall cost can be influenced by factors such as the total area covered, the type of turf selected, labor expenses, land leveling, and the installation of drainage systems.

Understanding Artificial Grass Expenses

The initial cost of artificial grass might seem steep, ranging from $7.00 to $11.00 per square foot for complete installation. This cost is largely due to the extensive process involved in crafting durable artificial grass. Specialty turfs, which are typically more expensive, offer additional benefits for families with children and pets, providing superior durability and safety.

Personal Putting Greens

The concept of installing a personal putting green using artificial turf is gaining traction among homeowners. Designed to enhance drainage and replicate the feel of a genuine golf course, putting green turf is an investment starting at $10.00 per square foot. Even if you're limited by space, a modest 500-square-foot area can be transformed into a private backyard green.

Pet-Friendly Turf Solutions

Pet owners can rejoice with the introduction of pet turf that eliminates common lawn issues. Engineered for optimal drainage, it ensures that urine is swiftly removed, preventing the unsightly yellow spots typical of natural lawns. Constructed with reinforced layers, this turf is designed to withstand digging, ensuring that pets can't damage the surface. Even with vigorous play, your lawn remains pristine and vibrantly green. Prices for pet turf start around $7.50 per square foot and can increase depending on additional features and the size of the area.

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Blades of Glory has the answers to your artificial grass questions.

Since 2010, founder Tony Sbarro, has been creating beautiful new gardens and environments using artificial or synthetic lawns. He's seen a thing or two about this industry. And by focusing on the Bay Area, he knows how to help you.

More about Blades of Glory....

Artificial turf installed Every lawn is unique. So is every turf installation company. We invite you to shop around before committing to a service.

Artificial Turf Installation for Pets: Our synthetic lawn solutions for pets focus on finding the right mix of artificial grass product selection, installation technique and maintenance schedule individualized for your pet.

Artificial Turf Installation for Putting Greens: Imagine being able to practice your golf game in your own backyard. Not just your putting but your entire short game. Every Blades of Glory installation is built to exact specifications producing the most attractive, high-performing practice surface available anywhere.

Artificial Turf Installation for Commercial Turf: Specializing in providing durable, high-quality artificial turf solutions tailored for schools, gyms, and other commercial businesses, ensuring a versatile, low-maintenance surface suitable for a wide range of activities and environments.

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