One of the most promising benefits of installing artificial turf is the fact that increases your home's overall resale value. For years, many homeowner associations in California frowned on the use of artificial turf. They believed that it would look considerable different than lawns that had natural grass. With the increase in the severity of the drought conditions facing the state, many HOA's are rethinking their stand on the situation.Cost Effective
Artificial turf is cost effective in several ways. First, the initial cost of the turf divided up over the number of years it will remain in place makes it a worthwhile investment. Artificial turf is often guaranteed for 15 to 20 years depending on the manufacturer. Secondly, there are no expenditures for maintenance. You no longer have to pay for the upkeep and operation of a lawnmower or trimmer. Lastly, there are no more harsh, chemical fertilizers or weed killers to buy. No more chemicals means no more worrying about whether or not children and pets can play in the yard after a treatment.
Once artificial turf has been installed, there is no more weekly upkeep to perform. With a natural grass lawn, several hours a week are spent mowing, trimming and raking to keep the lawn clear of debris. The amount of time saved can be used to make other home improvements. It can also be spent with the family doing projects or participating in hobbies and other recreational activities. Larger yards can take several hours just to mow. Trimming and raking can also take up a good part of the day. With artificial turf, you don't have to spend any time on lawn maintenance, other than a few occasional checks to make sure there are no tears or damage.
No Unnecessary Water Usage
California has experienced severe drought conditions over the past several years. Homeowners have had to resort to new and creative ways to maintain beautiful lawns without using excessive amounts of water or violating the bylaws of their local homeowner's association. This has left many in a world of hurt, especially if they are trying to sell their home. People who are trying to sell their home, want it to look its very best. This is hard to do, especially during drought conditions when the lack of rain turns grass brown and brittle. Installing artificial turf removes the threat of citations for excessive water usage. In California, state law mandates that water usage must be limited to only necessary activities while drought conditions persist. With synthetic grass, the worries about watering and maintaining the lawn are dramatically reduced.
Uniform Color, Texture and Height
One of the biggest issues with maintaining a grass lawn is keeping the grass mowed down to a reasonable height. Homeowner's associations require the residents who live in their area to maintain their lawn to certain standards. This means uniform color, texture and height. With artificial turf, the lawn will be uniform in all areas with little to no effort on the part of the homeowner. Homeowner's who install artificial turf before putting their homes on the market will often get a higher price because of the cost effectiveness it offers. Potential buyers look for any way to save money, especially long term financial expenditures. Artificial grass allows them to purchase a property that will require very little in the way of maintenance or financial support. They also like the fact that the artificial turf will remain constant in every way without much effort on their part. In most cases, spending a little more money on a home with artificial turf is well worth the cost in the long run.