Artificial Grass Sacramento

Residential Artificial Grass

Residential Artificial Grass

Trust Artificial Grass NorCal for Synthetic Turf and Artificial Grass in Sacramento, CA

If you are looking for a source for artificial grass in Sacramento, CA, you have come to the right place at Artificial Grass NorCal! We provide top quality artificial grass and artificial turf for businesses and homes, at low prices that fit into any budget.

Artificial turf saves homeowners and business owners hundreds and even thousands of dollars in maintenance costs, especially in water bills which seem to go up every year. It also saves hours every week, freeing up your time to do what you want to do instead of having to mow, edge, weed, water, and fertilize your yard.

Pet owners can rejoice as well – our artificial turf here at Artificial Grass NorCal is non toxic and safe for pets, as well as being easy to clean up if your pets “do their business” on your artificial grass lawn. In fact, artificial turf is perfect for dog runs and commercial pet properties because it gives little paws something soft and comfortable to run around on, while having the easy cleanup of concrete.

Here in California, there are several programs to encourage homeowners and business owners to install artificial grass, and to make the switch to artificial grass more affordable. You can apply to any of these programs and see if you qualify:

These programs offer fixed rate and low rate financing for water efficiency improvements, energy efficiency improvements, and environmental friendliness improvements. You can also get rebates through these programs for your upgrades, up to the full cost of the upgrade. Artificial Grass NorCal is a licensed contractor for all these programs, so give us a call today to find out how you can save money on an upgrade to artificial grass at your Sacramento, CA home!

Water Savings Per Year

Water Savings with Artificial Grass in Sacramento

Artificial grass can save you tons of money per year on water, fertilizer, fuel for your lawn mower, and all the other odds and ends you need to maintain a regular sod yard. Of course, artificial grass costs a lot more than sod to install, so you naturally want to compare the cost of installing and maintaining a sod yard with the cost of installing and maintaining an artificial grass yard.

As with many other major investments, artificial grass has a high upfront cost, and then it starts saving you money as time goes by. Many artificial grass experts estimate that you will break even on your artificial grass investment within about 7 years, given the amount of money it costs to install artificial grass versus the amount of money it costs to maintain real grass. But those estimates don’t necessarily take into account the exact amount of money that water costs in Sacramento, CA, where there has been a terrible drought and water bills are incredibly high. Therefore we are going to look at savings on artificial grass specifically in Sacramento to give you a more accurate idea of your water savings per year with artificial grass.

Let’s assume that we have a typical front lawn, which is about 40 feet by 50 feet, and let’s look at a few facts and numbers about that yard.

  • Natural grass needs at least an inch of water per week.
  • An inch of water is 0.623 gallons per square foot.
  • A 40×50 foot yard is 2,000 square feet
  • That’s 1,246 gallons of water per week – just for your front yard! Multiply it by 2 for an average front and back yard.
  • Water in the City of Sacramento costs $0.9963 per 100 cubic feet, which is 748 gallons.
  • It costs about $173 per year to water an average yard in Sacramento. That’s just the yard. It doesn’t include your home water usage, any additional fees for lawn watering, etc.
  • It costs about $740 to install sod for a 2,000 square foot yard.

We’ll add in some of the other costs that you are going to have for a regular yard, as well.

  • You’re going to need to fertilize your yard. It costs about 20 cents per square foot, so $400 per year.
  • You’re going to need to either mow and landscape your lawn yourself, or pay someone to do it. Let’s assume you pay someone $25 an hour to come out every week. And let’s assume it only takes them 1 hour to mow, edge, weed-eat, and do everything else for your lawn that you need to have done. That’s $1300 a year.
  • Cost of yearly maintenance for your yard: $1873

Now let’s look at the price of artificial grass. For a 2,000 square foot yard, with an average of $12.50 per square foot to install the artificial grass, you have about a $25,000 price tag. Of course, there are many programs in California to make it less expensive to install your artificial grass yard, but for the sake of argument let’s assume that you are paying full price.

We’re going to subtract the $740 that it cost to install the sod so that we have a fair comparison. The artificial grass has $24,260 to make up in savings to make it worthwhile. It will take about 12 years to begin saving money on your artificial grass.

However, keep in mind that the maintenance projections for your yard were on the low end (for example, it probably would take a landscaping professional more than 1 hour every week to take care of a 2,000 square foot yard. It would take a crew less time, but you would be paying the crew more money). Also keep in mind that there are many incentives, tax refunds, and other programs currently out there that make it much more affordable to install artificial grass in California.

These numbers are a ballpark of the savings you can expect and when you can expect to see them. Give Artificial Grass NorCal a call to find out more about how artificial grass can save you money and how you can fit an artificial grass lawn into your budget!