Artificial Grass vs Live Grass
- February 17, 2022
Installation of artificial grass is significantly higher than sodding a lawn. Average sodding costs are $1-2 per square foot, while average artificial lawn cost $5-20 per square foot.
Artificial grass requires virtually no upkeep costs in trimming, watering, reseeding, or weeding. This will save an average of $2,880 per year for the average American, or tens of thousands of dollars over their lifetime.
Live grass requires regular mowing, watering, and treatment with pesticides and herbicides. Artificial turf only needs to be rinsed off every
so often to stay clean.
While low-quality artificial turf may be toxic
to the environment, high-quality turf is an environmentally-friendly replacement. Replacing live lawns can save about 56,000 gallons of water annually per household.