Artificial Turf Grass – Cost Effectiveness Analysis
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Artificial Turf/Synthetic Turf Grass Lawns are a cost effective alternative to natural sod grass. Return on investment is almost certainly realized within the warranty period of the artificial turf grass lawn product. Artificial grass/synthetic turf lawns can cut your water bill in half, save you on the maintenance costs of a gardener or yard man, possibly save you from installing a sprinkler system, and most importantly add value to your life by giving you a perfectly manicured, maintenance free lawn and leave you with more time to do the things you really enjoy in life. The initial investment in an artificial turf grass lawn is significantly more than a real grass lawn but it is an investment. Just as they say, the rich get richer because they are able to make investments in things such as artificial turf grass lawns which really do save the owner money in the long run. Below is a hypothetical cost effectiveness example of a five hundred (500) square foot artificial turf grass lawn in Los Angeles.
Artificial Turf Grass vs. Real Grass of 500 Square Feet in Los Angeles
Real Sod/Grass Lawn
Artificial/Synthetic Turf Grass Lawn
|One time investment for: Sod Installation (.75/sq.ft.) $375 Delivery of Sod $250 Sprinkler System Installation $1,000 Timer $200 Mower $300Total One Time Cost: $2,125||One Time Investment for “Frass” Fake Grass to Install your artificial turf grass lawn:*Based on $6.95 per square foot and 500 square feet:
“Frass” Fake Grass carries artificial turf products with warranties from eight to ten years. This cost effectiveness calculation is based on only five years! Synthetic grass/artificial turf product life expectancy is estimated to be fifteen to twenty-five years! Imagine the savings you would realize in the products life expectancy time frame.
|Annual Cost: Watering ($15/month X 12 mo.) $180 Fertilizer ($.20 / sq. ft.) $100 Seeding ($.25 / sq. ft.) $125 Gardener / Lawn Man($25/week) $1,300Total Annual Cost: $1,705|
|Total Five Year Cost of Real Grass Option: 1st year: $3,830 2nd year: $1,945 3rd year: $1,945 4th year: $1,945 5th year: $1,945Grand Total Five Year Cost of Real Grass Option: $11,610|
*Artificial grass is cost effective.