Many people trying to decide on whether to replace their natural grass lawn with a synthetic grass lawn would factor in the cost of synthetic grass to their equation. This article supplies you with a rough comparison between the average price it might cost to buy synthetic grass and have it installed and the cost of laying grass turf.

Buying the synthetic grass itself can cost between $1.90 and $4.00 per square foot, depending on the synthetic grass manufacturer you buy from. The cost of getting it installed, complete with labor and sub-base aggregate materials will be from $4 – $10 per square foot. Once it’s in, though, that is virtually the end of your artificial grass cost.

Depending on the variety and the quality of the grass that you buy, natural grass will cost between $0.50 and $1.00 per square foot.

Straight off the bat you can see that there is a big difference in price favoring natural turf. What you have to remember is that the cost of grass never stops growing. As long as the grass grows higher it has to be cut with a lawnmower, to get your new sod to set down roots it needs water.

Few will bother to contemplate how much the maintenance of their lawns are costing them. But over the life span of a typical synthetic grass you would more than recoup the initial outlay.

As mentioned earlier the prices quoted for both synthetic grass and natural grass turf are merely a guide, although they do provide a fair representation of actual prices. To get an exact price for laying synthetic grass in your yard which will give you the full cost of artificial grass you will have to contact the various synthetic grass suppliers for a quote. 

An awareness about the additional costs involved in the installation of artificial grass is important. To get an idea about what might drive those costs up you can read an article about the installing artificial grass costs.