LIFE CYCLE COST COMPARISON ANALYSIS

Synthetic vs Natural

INSTALLING SYNTHETIC TURF IS A POSITIVE MOVE FOR WATER CONSERVATION, SAVING AN ESTIMATED 55 GALLONS OF WATER PER SQUARE FOOT, PER YEAR.

 

Residential landscape irrigation is estimated to account for nearly 9 billion gallons of water per day.

In some regions, outdoor water use can account for up to 70 percent of a resident’s water consumption.

Between 30,000 and 70,000 gallons of water per year are used to irrigate a 1,000 square foot lawn.


 

 

LIFE CYCLE COST COMPARISON ANALYSIS

Synthetic vs Natural
synthetic grass
natural grass

Square Feet

1,200

1,200

Initial Installation Cost

$8.00-$12.00

$2.50

Irrigation System and Installation Cost

N/A

$4,500

Initial Total Investment
$9,600-$14,400
$7,500

AND IT WILL SAVE MONEY
For a 1,000 square foot installation, this can mean a savings of 70,000 gallons per year, or as much as $350 off the water bill, alone.

Our residential landscape products are warrantied for 15 years, so over the life of the lawn, a resident will save approximately $5,250 in water costs.

The average cost of fertilizers and pesticides for residential spaces is $.20 square foot per year. For a 1,000 square foot lawn, that equates to savings of $200 per year, or $3,000 over the life of the lawn.

 

SYNTHETIC GRASS

 

NATURAL GRASS

 

 
           

ANNUAL MAINTENANCE

 YEAR 

 

MAINTENANCE

MONTH

YEAR

Annual Power Brush 

 $ 170.00

 

Irrigation/Water

 $ 30.00

 $  360.00

 

 

 

Fertilizer

 $ 17.00

 $ 201.00

 

 

 

Chemical

 $  8.25

 $  99.00

 

 

 

Irrigation Repair

 $ 10.00

 $ 120.00

ROI REALIZED IN APPX. 1.5 YRS

 

 

Mowing + Trimming

 $ 85.00

 $ 1,020.00

TOTAL

 $ 170.00

 

 

 $ 150.25

 $ 1,803.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYNTHETIC TURF CAN ALSO ELIMINATE WASTE AND TIME SPENT ON MAINTENANCE

The EPA estimates that on average 33.2 million tons of yard trimmings were generated per year, the third largest component of Municipal Solid Waste in landfills.

The average resident spends 150 hours per year maintaining the lawn. Synthetic turf eliminates that need.


 

Year 1

$170.00

     

$1,803.00

Year 2

 $ 170.00

 

 

 

 $ 1,803.00

Year 3

 $ 170.00

 

 

 

 $ 1,803.00

Year 4

 $ 170.00

 

 

 

 $ 1,803.00

Year 5

 $ 170.00

 

 

 

 $ 1,803.00

Year 6

 $ 170.00

 

 

 

 $ 1,803.00

Year 7

 $ 170.00

 

 

 

 $ 1,803.00

Year 8

 $ 170.00

 

 

 

 $ 1,803.00

Year 9

 $ 170.00

 

 

 

 $ 1,803.00

Year 10

 $ 170.00

 

 

 

 $ 1,803.00

Year 11

 $ 170.00

 

 

 

 $ 1,803.00

Average Total Maintenance Cost $ 1,870.00       $ 19,833.00 
           



Numbers shown are based on a national average and may vary significantly based on your location, determining factors include price of water per gallon and natural environmental moisture. Cost will also vary based on irrigation levels per individual lawn.

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