Although synthetic grass has a relatively high up-front cost to it, there are significant savings to be made over the life of the covering when compared to the cost of maintaining a healthy lawn. This is particularly the case when it comes to sporting fields where high traffic and the requirement to play in all types of weather takes a heavy toll on natural grass.
With a synthetic grass surface, there is no requirement for watering, no herbicide treatment and the surface will be suitable for play no matter how disgusting the weather has been. Additionally, the depth of the grass will remain constant no matter how conducive the season is to grass growing.
The maintenance required involves an occasional fungicide treatment and a general removal of loose rubber pieces that have settled into the pile. There may also be the need to wash the synthetic grass surface to bring it up to its original fresh color and feel.
When talking about savings with synthetic grass, we shouldn’t only think of the monetary savings that you might make. There is also the savings in time as well as the reduction in the amount of energy you have to spend on it. For those who lead a busy lifestyle or who are simply unable to perform the necessary yard upkeep jobs, synthetic grass could provide the ideal alternative.
Another competitive market always looking for significant savings is in the are of putting greens. Natural grass putting greens require a tremendous amount of work in order to keep them pristine. The cost of mowing a putting green could run into the region of $9,000 per year. Add to that the fertilizing, the watering, the coring, syringing, top dressing, seeding…we are talking a big drain on the bank balance to maintain the natural grass green.
It certainly bears consideration to move across to a synthetic grass equivalent.