Is Artificial Turf Worth the Home Upgrade? | US Turf

Is Artificial Turf Worth the Home Upgrade?

October 25, 2018

Over the last decade, artificial turf has skyrocketed in popularity. That’s because it is a low-maintenance alternative to having a great-looking yard all year-round. With today’s advanced turf technology, synthetic grass also looks and feels more real than ever before. You no longer have to give up anything to get the perfect-looking yard. If you are wondering whether artificial turf is a good idea for your home, this short guide will enlighten you on the potential benefits for your home.

front yard of home with artificial turf

1. Resistance Against All Kinds of Weather

One of the top benefits of artificial turf is its ability to withstand anything mother nature can throw at it. It’s ready to handle snow and rainstorms, high winds and, of course, drought. Artificial grass is made up of durable materials meaning you don’t have to worry about it getting torn up by animals or destruction via extreme weather. US Turf’s synthetic fibers are UV coated as well, protecting it from fading due to sunshine. No matter which element it faces, artificial turf will remain green all year round. Best of all, artificial turf is simple to repair.  If you do need to replace a section, all you do is call your professional artificial turf installers to restore the area for you.

2. Various Sustainability and Environmental Benefits

Although natural grass looks beautiful, the resources it takes to maintain a healthy lawn outweigh its beauty. Natural grass means using gas-powered equipment, chemical pesticides, and a continual stream of water which contribute to the devastation of the natural environment. The average lawn size is 800 square feet which itself can use up to 44,000 gallons of water per year to maintain. You can save up to 660,000 gallons of water over the course of 15 years by switching to artificial grass. Whether these resources are from water consumption which can be particularly important in drought-prone areas or the use of fertilizers and lawnmowers which contribute to all kinds of environmental problems, having real grass doesn’t add up.

spacious backyard with artificial turf

3. Reduced Long-Term Cost

Although you will have an upfront cost to pay to install artificial turf on your property, it makes sense in the long run. These days, most synthetic grass installs come with a 15-year warranty, but most products on the market can last 20+ years! That’s twenty years of not having to mow, trim, fertilize and weed saving you a considerable amount of money, but more importantly, time. Natural grass will likely need to be reseeded over the years which can add up quite quickly. Depending on the size and location of your turf installation, artificial grass will typically pay for itself in savings after the first two years. No matter the installation cost, artificial grass will significantly reduce costs over time making it a smart investment. 

4. An Excellent Option for Pets

As much as we love our pets, they can wreak serious havoc on a lawn. From yellow and brown spots to tearing up the grass while running through the grass, it just seems like pets and lawns were not meant to get along. The resilience of US Turf is no match to natural grass, so green grass all year long is not a question. The turf infill we offer is allergen-free, non-toxic, and antimicrobial, making your pet’s new space safer and cleaner than ever before. Unwanted pests are eliminated with the help of artificial turf so you can lose the stress of having them affect your pets. With all of the benefits for pets and their humans, you can appreciate playtime in a whole new way!

dog laying down in yard with artificial turf

5. Improved Home Resale Value

This is the one area where you may need to do a little research. Although artificial turf is an excellent home upgrade, a lot will depend on the market. It’s a good idea to consult with local real estate agents, but in places like the Southwest, where synthetic grass has exploded in popularity, it is a significant asset. Not only will it look great all year round, but buyers will also be excited about the reduced maintenance costs. The value of upgrading your landscaping is significant and it will continue to increase year after year. 

Weighing Whether Artificial Turf is the Best Option

There are many advantages to installing artificial turf for your home. From its low maintenance to low long-term costs and positive impact on the environment, while keeping your home always looking well-maintained, it just makes sense. Talk to one of our experts today to see how synthetic grass installation can be an excellent idea for your lawn and get your free estimate.


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