Benjamin Franklin was an American politician and folksy philosopher. His proverbs still ring with wisdom and insight now as they did over two hundred years ago. Perhaps the one that is most relevant today is this:
Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.
Now you might be asking yourself what does an eighteenth century statesmen have to do with artificial turf? Well, I’m glad you asked! Natural grass is one of those seemingly little expenses that add up and up until you’re wondering where all the money went each year. Australia is a continent, meaning that trying to keep green grass in front of your home for even part of the year can be a very costly endeavour. Artificial grass will save you a lot of money while maintaining that picturesque frontage for your home and a safe, fun play area for the family and the pets.
Let’s examine the two main areas of cost – water and materials.
Lowers your Water Costs
In Australia, there is no doubt that water is our most precious resource. Putting aside the sustainability question of whether using such a treasured resource for a greener yard is viable, let’s focus instead on the actual monetary investment a healthy yard demands. Some studies estimate the amount of water used just for gardening is about 41 kiloliters per household. When you think about it, it’s an incredible amount of water.
As we know, water costs money. Eliminating the watering costs for your lawn from your monthly bills will save you a significant amount each year (dependent on where you live in Australia and if your water is recycled or not). Besides, with the massive leaps in technology with artificial surfaces, you won’t even be able to tell the difference between artificial turf and natural grass.
Lowers your Material Costs
Lawns don’t just consume water. There is a host of other products and services that all go into maintaining your garden. It seems like half of Bunnings is dedicated to selling you products for your lawn and garden:
- Blower Vacs
- Petrol…and much more.
Some of these are long term expenditures, like a lawn mower. But others are recurring expenses that have to be repurchased annually or even monthly. Depending on your dedication to that perfectly green ideal and the size of your lawn, that additional investment can easily add several hundred or more dollars each year.
Another cost that you may not be considering is the cost of your time. The hours spent each weekend toiling away behind a stubborn mower or with a whipper snipper is a big part of your personal investment into your lawn. Your time is valuable, either for work, relaxation, or quality time with loved ones. The amount of time a high quality artificial lawn requires in comparison is fractional.
Find Out More about Artificial Turf Today
Termiturf is the premier choice for artificial grass and turf for homes and businesses in Australia. Our team of artificial lawn experts can help you with all of the options and choices of selecting the perfect turf for your needs.
Contact Termiturf today for more information via our website or by calling 1300-550-604. Be sure to request a free, no obligation quote as well as information on the different types of payment plans for your new artificial turf. You won’t believe you waited this long to make the switch.