Pet Friendly Artificial Grass: How Much Does it Cost, and is the Investment Worthwhile?

Feb 9, 2021

Pet friendly artificial grass prevents your furry family members from digging, and can even help keep bugs away!

Massachusetts homeowners are turning to artificial grass as an alternative to traditional grass lawns. The reason? Artificial grass is sustainable, eco-friendly, and increases the value of your home. Additionally, pet friendly artificial grass leads to a seamless lawn and clean paws!

There are many types of artificial grass options for homeowners to choose from, but homeowners in Massachusetts want to know what pet friendly artificial grass is best for their home and pets. 

What are the Different Types of Artificial Grass?

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NYLON ARTIFICIAL GRASS

Nylon Artificial Grass is durable and commonly recognized as a strong and 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.

POLYETHYLENE ARTIFICIAL TURF

The most commonly used material for artificial turf, 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.

POLYPROPYLENE ARTIFICIAL TURF

Polypropylene artificial turf is the most affordable option for homeowners 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.

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What are the Benefits of Pet Friendly Artificial Grass?

There are many benefits to pet friendly artificial grass. 

  • No more digging and fewer holes to fill
  • Clean – your dog won’t come inside muddy or dirty, even after a rainy day!
  • Fewer fleas and other bugs that are unable to survive on the artificial grass
  • Fewer odors on your dog

Pet friendly artificial grass is a worthwhile investment due to what you save after installation. Watering and mowing your lawn will be a thing of the past, resulting in more free time and a drastic decrease in water usage. As a result, homeowners are reducing their carbon footprint and doing their part to help the environment.

How Much Does Artificial Turf Installation Cost?

The cost of artificial turf installation in Massachusetts depends on a couple of factors:

  1. The type of artificial grass
  2. 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. 

Additionally, installing pet friendly artificial grass increases property value!

To learn more about pet friendly artificial grass, visit the JM Mento Landscape Design Services page and schedule a free consultation today!Follow JM Mento Landscape Design on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Houzz for project details and updates!

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