If you are looking for a home improvement project that can save you major money in the long run while also helping the environment, why not consider replacing your natural grass lawn with an artificial lawn? It’s easier to install an artificial grass lawn than you might think and the results can be quite remarkable. Not only will you have a lawn that looks great year-round, but you’ll be reducing your watering and maintenance costs while helping the environment.
Installing efficient sprinklers can only go so far in helping to save water. According to Synthetic Turf Council, an average of 54,000 gallons of water a year is needed to properly water an 1,800 square foot yard. Switching to a synthetic lawn can save thousands of dollars each year in water costs along with saving in tools and gas used for maintenance. In addition, fake grass looks great! It’s a way to maintain a healthy looking lawn without resorting to concrete or rocks in your lawn.
The good news for people doing their own home improvement projects is that installing your own artificial grass is very easy. Most of the tools you will need to complete the installation are either easily and affordably available at any home improvement store or might be things that you already own. Tools commonly used include box cutters, lawn staples and durable nails. With relatively little time and effort, you can completely transform your yard from a water sponge to a beautiful artificial lawn that needs next to no water.