Many homeowners are starting to realize that switching to artificial turf from a natural grass lawn is a supremely wise investment. The net positive environmental impact for the community along with the clear economic benefits for homeowners makes the “going turf” decision a no-brainer, but for those needing further convincing check out our top 4 reasons why making the switch to artificial turf is the best investment homeowners can make in 2017.
Switching to Artificial Turf Increases the Value of Your Property
The elimination of recurring maintenance cost has an added benefit of increasing the overall value of your property. The increase in value can best be seen and realized upon sale or even under a refinancing. Even if the artificial turf has been in place for several years, the value it adds to the property is substantial and will continue to increase year after year.
Switching to Artificial Turf Enhances the Curb Appeal of Your Home
Along with installing new garage doors, switching to artificial turf for your lawn is the easiest and most simple way to drastically improve the appearance of your home. Artificial turf lawns remain the same vibrant color over time, the materials do not fade or discolor. The turf can be removed in sections to allow for the addition of natural landscaping plots. Prospective buyers can view your home and lawn from the street and get an accurate view of what the property will look like at all times, no matter what season of the year.
Switching to Artificial Turf Eliminates Recurring Maintenance Costs
Saving money on monthly water bills is by far the primary reason we’ve seen a dramatic increase in homeowners switching to artificial turf in the past several years. The savings are undeniable. Numerous studies have been conducted to measure the average savings a homeowner can expect when switching to artificial turf over a multi-year time frame. Most studies show a 50-70% savings for homeowners making the switch.
Switching to Artificial Turf Conserves Water and Complies with State Water Usage Restrictions
In areas where drought conditions are prevalent (i.e Southern California), installing artificial turf eliminates the need for irrigation and reduces the amount of water used for lawn upkeep. An average size lawn is approximately 800 square feet. This size of lawn can take up to 150,000 gallons of water per year to remain vibrant and green. With homeowner associations requiring residents to keep their lawns looking their absolute best at all times, installing artificial turf allows a homeowner to remain in compliance with HOA guidelines as well as abide by the state’s mandatory water usage restriction legislation. Being able to accomplish both is a plus and eliminates unnecessary fees and costs associated with violations.