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Synthetic Grass in Florida | How Can I Improve My Garden?

This guest post was written by Southwest Greens, a Florida synthetic grass company.

Your garden is already a beautiful staple to your home. But are you ready to take your garden to the next level? Then it’s time to swap your garden’s natural grass with artificial turf. No matter if it’s a vegetable, herb, or flower garden, this vital part of your yard can benefit from synthetic grass in Florida. Keep reading to learn about all of the ways that artificial grass can improve your gardening experience.  

6 Reasons to Use Synthetic Grass in Florida for Gardening

  • Saves Time: Your time is precious. Luckily, synthetic grass does not require any mowing or maintenance, allowing you to spend more time enjoying your garden.
  • Conserves Water: Using artificial grass for your garden eliminates the need to water your yard. In fact, replacing your natural lawn with a synthetic one saves an average of 55 gallons of water per square foot every year.
  • Pet-Friendly: If you have a pet, you can rest easy knowing that installing plastic grass will eliminate digging around your garden and guarantee easy clean up for any mess that your pet may leave behind.
  • Extremely Durable: Synthetic grass will help your garden withstand any and all garden games and last for years to come.
  • Mess-Free: Muddy footprints and paw prints in your house becomes a thing of the past thanks to artificial turf.

Make all of your friends and neighbors turn green with envy by having the best garden on the block. All you need to do is replace your natural lawn with artificial turf. For the best synthetic grass in Florida, look no further than Southwest Greens. Request a FREE consultation from one of our professional turf specialists to get started today!

How Much Does It Cost To Install Artificial Grass?

What is the true cost of installing artificial grass? We often get asked this question. Our answer? Nothing. That’s because true cost of installing artificial grass is really not a cost at all. It’s savings that could amount to tens of thousands of dollars.

Of course, artificial grass is not free. Installing artificial grass requires an upfront investment. But once you have your artificial lawn installed, the savings quickly rack up. Compared to high maintenance natural grass the ongoing costs of artificial grass are negligible. Your artificial lawn will likely pay for itself out of these savings in only 3-5 years. We guarantee our lawns for ten years but we expect they will last twenty-five.

In this post, we will walk you through the upfront costs of installing artificial grass. We will also compare the cost of the alternative. Then we will work through how to budget and plan to keep installation costs low and return on investment high.

How Much Does It Cost To Install Artificial Grass
Let’s get straight to the nitty-gritty.

How Much It Costs to Install Fake Grass

For a Californian backyard, say 1,200 square feet, artificial grass would cost

•    $12,000 to install (based on an average price of $10.00 per square foot); and
•    $175 maintenance cost (an annual power brush) per year.

For the same Californian backyard, natural grass would cost

•    $3,000 to install; but
•    $2,088 per year to maintain.

Obviously, artificial grass will cost you more in year one. Natural grass will look good in year two also. But once we hit year three artificial grass starts to look like a winner. Beyond year five, your artificial grass will just keep on winning, saving you thousand$.

Artificial Grass Prices Outweigh The Long Term Cost of Real Grass

The cost of not installing artificial grass is $1913 per year. That cost isn’t going away.


Artificial Turf Costs: Can The Savings Really Be This Good?

Artificial turf, artificial grass, waterless grass – we’re going to assume you know all about the product in this post. We’re also going to assume you know all about the convenience, the aesthetics, and the environmental benefits. The advantages are all there when you compare natural grass to artificial grass, but you can only justify the investment if the ROI adds up. Fortunately, it does.

Investors, developers, governments, corporations and homeowners are keen to know more about the costs and benefits of artificial turf. If you’re in that category, this post is for you.

Artificial turf is by no means cheap to install by comparison with natural grass. But the long-term cost savings make it an affordable and attractive investment for properties of any size.

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Upfront Artificial Turf Costs

The cost of artificial grass is $10-$12 per square foot, fully installed and inclusive of labor & materials. For anything more exacting like a putting green, the price will increase to $14-$16 per sq. ft.. The price may vary within this range depending on the type of product and choice of materials. Any higher than this range and you should consider questioning what extra value is being offered. Any lower and you might wonder what compromises are being made on quality.

You can get quotes easily by providing a square foot estimate of the size of your project. Some installers can even use Google Earth to assist you if you are unsure about an unusually sized area. Be sure to arrange a visit and get a comprehensive quote before proceeding, however. As always, the devil is in the details.

Watch out for gimmicks or risky new technological innovations that are expensive but unproven. Equally, beware low grade, cheap materials that will reduce the products life span and cost you more in the future. Expect the artificial turf to last 20-25 years if well maintained. Demand a guarantee of at least ten years on your installation.

This compares to 60 cents for a square foot of natural turf but, as you will see below, it’s an investment well worth making. As a rule of thumb, you should expect your investment to pay for itself over 3-5 years. Over a 20-25-year lifespan, your investment will save tens of thousands of dollars compared to real grass.


Safe, Pet Friendly Artificial Grass From A Diamond Certified Installer

Our pet friendly artificial grass has been puppy-roll and kitty-scratch tested. As a NorCal synthetic grass installation company, we offer a full range of products to accommodate different usages and budgets. Whether your grass is primarily for achieving a rich green vista or for accommodating hard-core play, we’ve got your needs, and your top soil, covered.

There are many types of artificial grass available on the market today. It comes, literally, in all shapes and sizes. Grass blades can be taller, shorter, thinner or wider.  Padding can be sufficient or quite plush. Infill can be of lesser or more quality. When it comes to our furry friends – and all of our customers – safety tops the list of Miller’s artificial turf priorities; followed in short order by beauty, durability, maintainability, and play-ability. Continue reading to learn why you should get artificial grass for your pets today!

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Where Is Artificial Grass Used?

Anywhere and everywhere. We’ve installed our low maintenance, eco-friendly grass on private lawns, in public parks, on golf courses and sports fields, in public dog runs and kennels – and more. Miller’s has been in the artificial turf business for over 10 years and we’ve really seen the turf product evolve. We are always striving to provide our customers with what we know to be the best of what’s available.


How We Provide Pet Friendly Artificial Grass

Pets love our grass because they can have fun on it. With the exception of digging holes (which most of us would prefer they didn’t do on real or fake grass – hole digging will have to be reserved for field trips only), pets can do just about everything they want to . . . run, jump, roll, scratch, fetch, shed, slobber, pee. Let’s face it, dogs aren’t always elegant – but they are cute and sweet and loyal and they love us. That’s why we do all we can to give them love back.