Why Artificial Grass is gaining popularity?
Since "Artificial Grass" was created back in 1960 by a team headed by David W.
Chaney of the Research Triangle Park, its popularity and demand in the market has
seen a continuous rise. Real Grass has always been a natural choice for many since
a long time. But due to various reasons like the cost and time of maintenance,
people have turned towards Fake Grass in the last two-three decades.
Although the initial installation cost of laying Artificial Grass can be quite high as
compared to Natural Grass, if you calculate the long term benefits, you will notice
that fake grass emerges as a clear winner. Let us take an example to demonstrate
Say, you would like to lay natural grass in 1000 sq ft area.
Average cost of Natural Grass is : $ 0.4 per sq ft
Hence, in this case, total cost to lay natural grass is : 1000 X 0.4 = $400
Now, average cost of Artificial Grass is : $ 12 per sq ft
Hence, in this case, total cost to lay fake grass is : 1000 X 12 = $ 12,000
This cost may look very high as an initial investment. So, now let us derive at a
rationale as to how can artificial turf be cheaper in the long run.
To start off, let us consider the annual costs that we would need to incur for upkeep
and maintenance of both types of grass.
For Natural Grass,
1. Watering/Irrigation Cost : $ 30 per month (consider 6 months a year), hence yearly
2. Fertilization Cost : $ 0.3 per sq ft yearly, hence yearly $ 300
3. Gardener Cost : $ 200 per month (consider 6 months a year), hence yearly $ 1200
Hence, total maintenance cost for a natural grass lawn is : $1680 per year
For Artificial Grass,
Yearly Maintenance Cost = $ 0
So, in effect if you install fake grass, it becomes free in just over 7 years if we consider
only the savings in yearly maintenance cost. After 7 years, your yearly maintenance
cost becomes your saving till the time you replace your artificial grass lawn, which
would be no earlier than at least 15 years.
This financial perspective is only one of the many reasons for artificial turf gaining
popularity. Some other key benefits are :
1. It saves water. On an average, a home owner can save up to 55 gallons of water
per year per sq foot if artificial grass is installed.
2. It is easy to maintain. You just need to hose it down to clean it.
3. It is environment friendly. You do not need to fertilize artificial lawn, so no
harmful chemicals are thrown back to the environment.
So, with all these considerations, it is quite clear why the popularity of Artificial Grass
has been continuously increasing and the market is growing by 15-20% annually in
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