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Artificial Grass Pros And Cons For Commercial Property

Posted by Troy Scott on 08 September

Artificial Grass Pros And Cons For Commercial Property http://www.heavenlygreens.com/blog/artificial-grass-pros-and-cons-for-commercial-property @heavenlygreensArtificial turf is ideal for residential homes, but it can also be used by businesses to help keep their property looking evergreen and well cared for. There are pros and cons for both natural grass and artificial turf. Choosing the best option will be understanding the advantages and drawbacks to both and how each will be influenced by the area that needs to be worked on.

Pros: Artificial Turf for Commercial Businesses

Business owners who are considering replacing their natural grass lawns with artificial or synthetic turf will find several advantages that support the decision. They include but are not limited to the following:

  • Cost effective – The overall cost of the artificial turf will be divided up between the number of years the lawn will remain in place. Costs that factor into natural grass care include equipment maintenance and operation as well as the man hours needed to keep the grass mowed and looking nice.

  • Maintenance free – Artificial turf requires little to no maintenance. Once it has been installed, there will be no need to hire mowing or landscaping crews to maintain the grass or carry away lawn waste.

  • No Excessive Water Usage – Artificial turf does not require water to look fresh and vibrant. In states where water restrictions have been state mandated, this can be extremely beneficial.

  • Evergreen – Artificial turf remains green and vibrant all year long without the need for fertilizer or herbicides.

For most companies, the size of the lawn to be replaced will be one of several determining factors. Carefully evaluating the budget and weighing the cost against any drawbacks is one of the best ways to determine if artificial turf is a wise decision.

Cons: Artificial Turf

For all of its benefits and advantages, artificial turf does have its drawbacks. In certain situations, installing artificial turf may not be the wisest choice, even though it is extremely cost effective. A few of them include:

  • Fading and discoloration - While most brands of artificial turf are warrantied against a certain degree of fading from direct sunlight, others may begin to fade slightly over time.

  • Once artificial turf is installed, it can be difficult to remove sections of it if the company chooses to install signs, billboards or other types of signage.

  • Extremely Hard to Revert Back to Natural Grass – Once artificial turf has been professionally installed, it can be hard to restore a natural grass lawn. The extensive preparations that are used to ready the lawn for artificial turf tend to pack down the soil, compacting it to the point where roots have difficulty spreading.

Knowing Whether Or Not Its Right For Your Business

Before installing artificial turf on you business property, you must make sure the decision is right for your company. In some cases, a decision that seems right at the time can end up being extremely costly, if the company moves or experiences financial difficulty and has difficulty paying off their obligation to the turf company. Artificial turf is a long term investment and must be treated as such.

If a company is preparing to expand or move in a few short years, having artificial turf installed may be a waste of money. On the other hand, if the company is set up in its permanent locations, having artificial turf installed in the area will not only raise the property's value but also present a positive, thriving image on behalf of the company.

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