Artificial Grass Pros and Cons

Artificial grass is environmentally- and wallet-friendly as it requires little maintenance. It helps to know the pros and cons before deciding to replace your natural grass lawn with artificial turf.

Pros of Artificial Grass

  • Artificial grass does not requires fertilizer, mowing or watering. You can save on water bills and other gardening costs.
  • An artificial grass lawn can last indefinitely, and it hardly requires significant maintenance.
  • The green look of artificial turf is everlasting as it will not fade or become discolored due to weather or wear.
  • Artificial grass can be installed quickly and easily.

Cons of Artificial Grass

  • It is more expensive to install an artificial grass lawn than natural grass. However, since you save on water and maintenance, it may balance out in the long run.
  • As artificial turf is synthetic, it impacts negatively on property value. On the other hand, natural grass increases the value of property.
  • When temperatures rise, the grass gets hot, making it uncomfortable to walk or play on.
  • Since it does not return any oxygen to the atmosphere, artificial grass may not impact favorably for those with ecological concerns.
  • The amount of lead necessary to keep artificial turf green may constitute a health concern.