According to a recent study, it takes around 900 liters of water per individual each day to water the average American lawn. To save on maintenance costs, many homeowners and companies with natural grass lawns are converting them to artificial landscape. Learn more about the direct impacts of artificial grass on various kinds of gardening costs to help you decide on whether you need to change your natural landscape to synthetic turf.
Depending on how long you water your lawn and how large it is, the average monthly water bill cost can range from $250 to $800. For businesses with golf courses, restaurants, resorts, and other spots with natural laws, the cost can be thousands per month, and tens of thousands more per year.
Apart from water costs, a well-manicured lawn generates other expenditures as well, including fertilizers, pesticides, weed-killers, and other chemicals, apart from lawnmowers and gardening tools. Keeping natural grass healthy requires proper maintenance, such as weeding and mowing, which may cost an average of $156 per month with a typical range of $31 for low-end services to $600 for high-end comprehensive services. At the same time, if you mow your own lawn, a good lawn mower will cost $250 or more, while hiring someone else to do it can cost hundreds of dollars each year.
By turning to artificial grass, you can see significant reductions to your water bill and monthly expenditures. You can then use your hundreds of dollars of savings for other productive goals.
An artificial turf does not require the same maintenance time as natural grass. For instance, you may spend at least 3.8 hours keeping your yard healthy and mow it around 30 times each year, based on expert estimates. Instead of spending hours on your landscape, you can use this to earn money doing something else.
You may also opt to use your time savings for rest and relaxation as well as quality time with your family and friends. In other words, the energy and time used on maintaining your natural turf will be converted into additional productive or recreational activities.
Replacing natural grass with an artificial turf has direct and significant impacts on your monthly expenditures. Whether you’re a homeowner or a business person, you’ll find these savings end up as extra money your pockets. At the same time, you can free your time or energy for other meaningful pursuits. When you consider these direct and indirect cost savings, it’s difficult to find good reasons not to shift to artificial turf.
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