How Long Until My Investment in Turf Pays Itself Off?

The number one concern when it comes to installing synthetic grass into your yard is cost. And we understand why. That initial upfront investment that one makes when purchasing turf can be daunting but we want to explain the pay-off in this post. Below is a table based off of a 1,200 sqft. lawn to compare the cost of installing synthetic grass vs. natural grass over a 15 year lifespan. As you can see, with no maintenance (irrigation, fertilizer, chemicals, irrigation repair, etc.) your investment in synthetic grass ultimately pays itself off in 2.5 years while maintaining the health of natural grass continually adds up costs. Save green by putting green in your lawn with Magnolia Turf.

SYNTHETIC GRASSNatural Grass
SQUARE FEET1,2001,200
INITIAL INSTALLATION COST$6.75 persqft.

(Includes labor hours, material/supplies, equip. allowance)

$5.00 persqft.

(Includes labor hours, material/supplies, equip. allowance)

Initial Investment Total$10,800$6,000

 

SYNTHETIC GRASSNATURAL GRASS
Annual MaintenanceYearAnnual MaintenanceMonthYear
Irrigation$57$684
Fertilizer$8.50$102
Chemical$8.50$102
Irrigation Repair$15$180
TOTAL0TOTAL$189$2,268
ROI REALIZED IN APPX. 2.5YRS.    
Year 1$0Year 1$2,268
Year 2$0Year 2$2,268
Year 3$0Year 3$2,268
Year 4$0Year 4$2,268
Year 5$0Year 5$2,268
Year 6$0Year 6$2,268
Year 7$0Year 7$2,268
Year 8$0Year 8$2,268
Year 9$0Year 9$2,268
Year 10$0Year 10$2,268
Year 11$0Year 11$2,268
Year 12$0Year 12$2,268
Year 13$0Year 13$2,268
Year 14$0Year 14$2,268
Year 15$0Year 15$2,268
TOTAL COST$0TOTAL COST$34,716

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