Is Artificial Grass Worth It?

Environmental

Astro turf is environmentally-friendly in many ways and is the best grass for Phoenix and the rest of Arizona. 

Saves Water: The United Nation's 2003 World Water Development Report showed that over the next 20 years the quantity of water available to people will decrease by 30%. We need to protect and conserve this precious resource – especially in the desert southwest. Roughly 7.8 billion gallons of water are used every day for outdoor use and most of this goes to lawn and landscape watering. 

Reduces Contaminants: Real lawns require pesticides and fertilizers to keep them green and healthy. 70 million pounds of pesticides are applied to home lawns, trees, and shrubs every year; polluting groundwater and sending phosphates and nitrates into our lakes and streams. A recent United States Geological Survey study of surface and groundwater found low levels of pesticides in at least half of the wells tested. 

Reduces Pollution: Roughly 54 million people mow their lawns each week in the summer, a process that uses 800 million gallons of gas every year. More than 5% of urban air pollution is the result of gas-powered lawn mowers. 

Reduces Landfill Waste: Our BioCel backing material is made up of soy-based polymers and recycled materials that will break down over time instead of spending eternity in a landfill.


Pets

Our synthetic lawns are low-maintenance, but do require cleaning if pets are in the yard. Here are suggestions for keeping pet areas clean and fresh. 

  • Remove solid material daily to avoid it breaking down (do not use a hose)

  • Sanitize occasionally with a cleaning solution

  • Always hose off thoroughly after cleaning (use sprinkle setting)

Recommended cleaning solutions: 

  • PE51/Zeofill

  • Wysiwash

  • Undiluted distilled white vinegar (5%)

  • 5-10% bleach solution

  • Any alcohol-free, biodegradable solution


Costs

A synthetic lawn will save you a significant amount of money over the long-term. Think about what you spend in each area and then compare that to synthetic grass.  

Rebates: To promote water conservation, many cities in Arizona offer rebates to residents who install low water-use landscaping. Check your city's water conservation departments to see what is available when installing the best grass for Tucson and surrounding areas. We proudly install artificial grass, Mesa AZ to Scottsdale!

Ongoing costs associated with real grass include: 

  • Water (70% of water bill is usually outdoor uses)

  • Weekly maintenance/landscaping

  • Mowing (gas for mower and mower maintenance)

  • Fertilizer

  • Chemical pesticides

  • Thatching/Aeration

Ongoing costs associated with synthetic grass: 

  • None