Artificial grass installation in Massachusetts is an emerging trend, but how much does it really cost?
Artificial grass installation is an emerging trend in landscape design from coast-to-coast.
Homeowners in Massachusetts are investing in artificial grass to save money on water bills, reduce overall water usage, increase property value, and eliminate routine yard maintenance. Yes, artificial grass installation is a worthwhile investment for many homeowners, but how much does it cost?
Before we dive into the overall cost, let’s first discuss what your options are as a homeowner exploring artificial grass installation in Massachusetts.
What are the Different Types of Artificial Grass?
- NYLON ARTIFICIAL GRASS
Nylon artificial grass is durable and commonly recognized as a strong, sustainable material for artificial turf. With that durability and sustainability, however, comes a higher price tag, making it a less-likely option for complete front or backyard landscape design.
Instead, Nylon artificial grass is best used for smaller areas within your landscape design, like a backyard putting green or patio area.
2. POLYETHYLENE ARTIFICIAL GRASS
The most commonly used material for artificial grass, polyethylene is a comparatively budget-friendly option and most frequently used in residential and commercial landscape design, as well as indoor soccer fields and other athletic stadiums.
Additionally, homeowners in Massachusetts and around the world agree that Polyethylene artificial grass better replicates real grass lawns, softer and natural to the touch. Like Nylon, Polyethylene is durable and will hold up nicely during a New England winter.
3. POLYPROPYLENE ARTIFICIAL GRASS
Polypropylene artificial grass is the most affordable option for artificial grass installation in Massachusetts, but with that lower price tag comes a less durable product.
If you do choose polypropylene for your residential or commercial landscape design, try to use it only in smaller spaces, like a putting green. This material does not hold up well during the winter months and does not stand up well to frequent foot traffic or outdoor playtime.
4. PET-FRIENDLY ARTIFICIAL GRASS
If you’ve been to an airport lately, you’ve probably noticed pet relief areas inside airport terminals. These pet relief areas include a small patch of artificial turf, great for drainage, keeping the surface clean and dry, and are durable enough for even the most playful and energetic pets!
Learn more about pet-friendly artificial turf your dog will love!
How Much Does Artificial Turf Installation Cost?
The cost of artificial turf installation in Massachusetts depends on a couple of factors:
- The type of artificial grass
- The size of the installation area
Generally speaking, artificial grass installation costs run between $5 – $20 per square foot, which can result in a steep upfront cost. If you own a coastal Cape Cod home with a large outdoor living space, artificial grass installation in Massachusetts could cost tens of thousands of dollars. However, if your home is in the heart of Boston, your outdoor living area is likely much smaller, resulting in a much more affordable artificial grass installation project.
That said, once the artificial grass installation is complete, homeowners will accrue no additional costs over time. Many homeowners are encouraged by this, seeing the benefits of the initial upfront investment as a way to reduce or eliminate typically routine costs over time.
To learn more about artificial grass installation in Massachusetts, visit the JM Mento Landscape Design Services page and schedule a free consultation today! You can also reach Joe by phone at 617-842-8123. or via email at Joe@JMMentoLandscapeDesign.com.