Comparing The Long-Run Costs Of Natural And Artificial Grass

Comparing The Long-Run Costs Of Natural And Artificial Grass

Comparing The Long-Run Costs Of Natural And Artificial Grass

For athletic facility managers, your bottom line and maintenance costs are equally as important as making sure that everyone using your facilities is safe, and of course, having a good time.

Unfortunately, for California sports field managers, that means a lot of time is actually spent caring for your field.

Any athletic field is expensive, but ongoing costs of grass fields even more so; you need regular care for the surface, ensuring it is free of holes, weeds, pests, or debris. Watering is crucial to keep the grass looking green and healthy, and constant mowing keeps the surface at the right height for play. Natural grass fields also have to rest, which means that players can’t get out there and practice.

From rain delays for games leading to upset fans to fields that aren’t usable for weeks irritating players looking to practice, your field can actually end up costing you far more than you may imagine.

These high costs and ongoing care needs have led field managers to look at alternative surfaces like artificial grass for indoor and outdoor fields. And that means running a comparison of the average costs of synthetic and natural grass over the long run.

Upfront Costs

Costs for installing a sports field will depend on factors like:

  • Grass quality
  • Size of facility
  • Customization factors

However, you can expect an artificial turf field to cost more than the installation of a natural sod one. But that’s when everything changes.

Routine Maintenance Costs

At the most basic level, care of a natural grass field will require watering, mowing, seeding, and rest, and some of these may need to be repeated daily. Artificial turf, on the other hand, won’t require any of those activities, meaning it is ready to be used all day, any day of the week.

Long Term Replacement and Repair Costs

Did all the grass on your field seemingly die overnight? Then you’ll need to get to replacing it, a process that can happen — and will happen — at any point in your field’s life. With artificial grass, you won’t need to do much other than routine maintenance every 8-10 years, at which point you may need to refill infill or replace blades.



About the Author

STS Grass Company, has been serving California for 10+ years. We service Riverside, Bay Area, Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Sacramento, Coachella Valley, Fresno, Bakersfield for all commercial applications such as soccer fields, baseball and softball fields, field hockey fields, football fields, playgrounds, hotels, restaurants, office buildings, and more for artificial grass and turf. We also install residential artificial turf and grass along with all kinds of putting greens. We know all your local and state rebates for artificial turf, and we offer a “free sample program,” low or no interest financing options, and no pushy salesmen, as well as an industry-leading 15-year guarantee on commercial and residential artificial grass installations. We will answer all your questions, go over the enormous cost savings of artificial grass, and give you a complete quote for competitive pricing and our 15-year guarantee on our services. Quotes and estimates are always free. Contact us now here , visit one of our sites at , , , or call 877-336-7320.


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