If you don’t have a grassy area in your yard, you might wish you did. It’s nice to have something soft underfoot. You can play yard games on it. Kids love it. It’s great for pets. A bit of green also goes a long way toward making a yard beautiful.
Yet, for all of this, you still haven’t invested in getting sod or grass seeds. You know how expensive it is and how much work comes with maintaining a fresh lawn.
There’s good news. You can have the enjoyment of grass with none of the work, and at a lower price to boot. It comes from investing in artificial grass. While you’re making the most of your new grass, you can also raise the value of your home.
Artificial Turf Can Increase Property Value
Housing prices fluctuate, so it’s impossible to put a hard number on what you will or won’t gain if you invest in artificial turf. That said, adding artificial grass to a lawn with no green typically raises the value of the property. People love having the turf area to enjoy a stretch of lawn that is soft. It’s great for kids and pets, and people are willing to pay extra to have it in a home they buy rather than having to install it themselves.
Artificial grass is also very affordable, so netting a positive return on the investment is common.
Additional Points of Value
Artificial grass can directly add value to your home, but that’s not the extent of how it can benefit you financially. There are plenty of other ways the investment will net you more cash. These can come in terms of maintenance, replacement, environmental impact, and curb appeal. When you see how each of these can impact your finances, artificial turf becomes very appealing.
Lowering Maintenance Costs
Artificial grass is very easy to maintain. You never have to water it, fertilize it, or mow it. This saves money in lawn care right away. The water bill for the same area of grass is going to run into hundreds of dollars a year — sometimes over a thousand. Over the course of long-term ownership, you save considerable amounts of money.
And it’s hard to put a monetary value on time saved. All the effort you don’t have to spend on your artificial turf is yours to enjoy as you see fit.
Lawns die. They can be plush and healthy for years, but one harsh season can send them reeling. Eventually, lawns need an overhaul, and real grass is expensive to replace. Turf is typically much cheaper to replace if and when it becomes necessary.
So for long-term considerations, it’s cheaper to keep artificial grass than it is to maintain a real grass lawn.
Artificial turf is environmentally friendly. The lack of water and fertilizer used on it is already great for the environment. On top of that, most artificial grass is made at least partially from recycled plastics. Can you put a price on the value of going green?
The government tries to. Situations vary, but there are plenty of cases where making your house more environmentally friendly can qualify you for tax credits and other financial benefits. You can look into special insurance rates as well. A lot of people are investing in a greener world, and if you take the time to dig, you can probably find a way to benefit from those investments directly.
Even if you can’t, you can still enjoy the satisfaction of knowing your lawn is sustainable.
It’s hard to define the value of curb appeal, but every realtor in the business will tell you that it matters. Artificial turf can make your home prettier. Prettier homes are easier to sell. It’s real estate 101. Curb appeal may not raise the final price you get when you sell, but being able to sell quickly has value in and of itself. As they say, time is money. So having turf adds value in this context as well.
There are a lot of reasons to consider artificial grass. The financial component is compelling, but it’s still only part of the whole story. If you want to know what you’re really getting into with this investment, contact LawnPop today. We’ll make sure you understand what it means to get turf and what is involved in purchasing and installation. When you know everything you need to know about artificial grass, it becomes an obvious choice, and we’ll be glad to answer every question you have along the way. Get our free estimate, and decide for yourself if it’s worth bringing out the potential of your lawn.