There’s a recent increase in the sale of artificial grass, and the ones buying it are residential property owners.
Artificial turf is a synthetic surface, usually made from polyethylene fibres, which resemble the appearance of grass. Such surfaces are primarily used for outdoor recreation activities such as soccer, golf, baseball, or football.
The growing popularity of artificial grass has also ignited interest from homeowners and developers, who are trying to save money on landscaping efforts.
At the same time, several other benefits have been associated with artificial turf, including noise reduction and decreased maintenance needs for parks and sports fields. It has resulted in growing popularity for this type of surface among Australian households as well.
Artificial grass features several benefits
The most common reason homeowners around the world are opting for artificial grass is to save money. Today, leading manufacturers offer turf that closely resembles natural grass both in appearance and feels but doesn’t require watering or fertilising, therefore eliminating high maintenance costs associated with natural lawns.
Earlier this year, Adelaide couple Robyn and Peter Reid, who owns a backyard in the suburbs of South Australia, decided to replace their natural lawn with synthetic grass.
To save money on landscaping bills and irrigation maintenance fees, Peter Reid replaced his front yard with artificial grass SA, which costs less than $1 per m² (US$12 per yd²). Besides this apparent economic advantage, he also expected a significant reduction in water consumption.
Another common benefit of artificial turf is that it comes in various shades and textures to suit diverse tastes. It makes it easy to match outdoor and indoor environments thanks to a wide range of shade and colour options available today.
Availability can be an issue where you live
Although artificial grass is becoming more popular among Australian homeowners, it may be harder to find locally than in other parts of the world. It is because not every major manufacturer has established its local office, so it’s up to local distributors or retailers to offer this synthetic surface.
Many Australians turn to international suppliers, which often take longer to deliver orders and may be pricier than local suppliers. On the other hand, even though international distributors of artificial grass charge 20% more than similar products supplied domestically, they save money on shipping costs, which can sometimes add up to 30%.
Good luck getting a hold of high-quality turf
It will take some effort and time before you finally find the perfect source of supply, but it’s worth making sure you get quality artificial grass SA at a fair price.
As mentioned earlier, manufacturers charge 20% more for similar products supplied domestically, which is why it may be wise to buy your new lawn directly from abroad. Unless you want to wait 3-4 weeks before your order arrives or pay 20% more for your new lawn, it’s probably wise to go with international suppliers.
Still not sure if the artificial grass is suitable for you? Don’t forget that other alternatives are available on the market, such as synthetic turf or natural grass that require constant watering and fertilising. Unfortunately, this means you will have to pay high fees to maintain the surface of your lawn even though it’s not the one you want.