You have two options for a lawn at your home: real grass or artificial grass. Which is the most effective? That relies on a variety of factors, including initial and continuing expenditures, the amount of upkeep necessary, and personal aesthetic and sustainability choices. Fake Grass in Melbourne can accomplish everything that real grass can. Furthermore, there are a lot of things that real grass can’t do that artificial turf can.
So, which one is a better option for you? Let’s make a detailed comparison.
You may need to either sow seeds or lay sod for growing natural grass. In this case, it’s worth remembering that sod is significantly more expensive. Then there are the continuous costs of maintaining the grass, such as equipment and materials for mowing, trimming, weeding, feeding, and re-seeding.
On the other hand, artificial grass can be marginally more expensive to install than a seeded or sod lawn. Over the life of the lawn, however, there are little to no maintenance costs. The fake grass pays for itself in a reasonably short period of time because of these savings. Installing an artificial turf will ensure that you save lots of money over the lifetime of the turf.
Requirements for Care
One of the most significant distinctions between artificial turf and real grass is the degree of maintenance required. To maintain natural grass at its best, it needs many hours of care each week. If you don’t pay attention to your grass, it will rapidly deteriorate.
Artificial turf, on the other hand, requires less upkeep. Rinsing the grass on a regular basis reduces dust and smells from pet excrement. Even in high-traffic areas, brushing or raking the blades maintains them by keeping them erect and fluffy.
Of course, any leaves or other organic debris that falls on the lawn should be picked up, raked, or cleaned. Year after year, that’s all the job you will need to do for keeping your fake turf in good shape.
No one likes a hefty water bill. Unfortunately, there is no way to avoid this with real grass. An 800 square foot lawn will need roughly 150,000 gallons of water per year, depending on the grass’s variety and hardiness. Aside from the expense, wasting so much water is not an appreciated practice.
An artificial grass lawn twice that size, on the other hand, will not require any water at all. If your pets utilise the grass as a toilet spot, the only water you’ll need is to rinse the area with a hose on a regular basis.
Comparing the Aesthetics
Modern artificial grass is so lifelike that it might be difficult to tell them apart from the genuine thing. When it comes to aesthetics, though, there is a significant difference. No matter the season, weather, or wear, fake grass always looks flawless with the same height, color, and texture.
Natural grass, on the other hand, cannot be said in the same way. Variations in light and moisture, seasonal concerns, pet problems, and normal wear and tear can all cause the grass to seem speckled, yellow, or even dead in parts. Furthermore, grass grows over time, leading to your lawn getting bushy and dirty. This is not at all a concern for fake grass in Melbourne.
Reach out to us
To beautify your lawn or garden without spending much over a longer-term, consider installing artificial turf in Melbourne. At Amazing Turf we provide both high-end and affordable variations of your favourite grass sets. Call us at 1300 680 817 or drop an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.