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Artificial Grass Vs. Natural Grass in Southern California



Artificial grass has several advantages over natural sod. Most of us in Southern California live very busy lives. Aside from work, the consistent sun and great weather draw us out of our homes most days leaving very little time for lawn maintenance. When we do have time at home, the last thing we want to do is trade in our relaxation time with family and friends to tend to the tedious yard work. This is why the biggest advantage of artificial grass is that it requires minimal, to no- maintenance: no mowing, no watering, no fertilizing. This makes synthetic grass not only more cost effective, but time-saving as well.

Another advantage that artificial grass has over natural grass is its high durability. Artificial grass is designed to withstand heavy use and various weather conditions. It can withstand heavy foot traffic and harsh weather conditions without getting damaged. It retains its lush green appearance for many years, even in areas with intense foot traffic. UV-resistant materials prevent fading, and Wilson Greens’ quality installation ensures longevity, making it a reliable and long-lasting landscaping choice.

In Southern California water bills are rising, making artificial grass the top choice that homeowners are looking to for landscape design. Artificial grass doesn’t require any water, helping to conserve Southern California’s most precious resource, and conserve the money in our wallets! Did you know that California’s average water bill is the second highest in the nation?! Due to the high cost of living, extreme water shortage and inflation in general, artificial grass is the most popular home improvement choice for Southern Californian’s outdoor living spaces.

Southern California residents are becoming more aware of the harmful effects of pesticides and herbicides on our health and the health of our pets. This is why artificial grass is a better option over natural grass because it completely eliminates the need to spray chemicals. The chemicals found in pesticides and herbicides end up in our water and our bodies causing many health risks: asthma, cancer, neurodevelopmental delays in children, plus more ( https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4247335/ ). Artificial grass is advantageous because it is both environmentally friendly and human friendly.

Allergies are a major concern when it comes to outside landscaping as many people have mild-severe reactions to nature. Artificial grass is allergy-friendly compared to natural grass and its pollen. Without real grass, there’s no pollen production, reducing the risk of allergic reactions, making artificial grass a suitable choice for individuals prone to grass-related allergies.

Lastly let’s talk real numbers when it comes to artificial grass vs. natural grass. Yes, the short-term investment for installing artificial grass is much higher than sod, but in the long-term pays off quite beautifully. And don’t forget about the most priceless asset artificial grass gives you, TIME.

Artificial Grass VS. Natural Grass

$8ft x 1,000 sq.ft. = $8,000. $2ft x 1,000 sq.ft. =$2,000.

Annual Maintenance Annual Maintenance

$100 $2,000.00

Year 3 Cost Year 3 Cost

$8,300 $10,000.00

Lifespan Lifespan

20 years + ????

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