by | Mar 26, 2024

Artificial Turf vs Natural Grass

Do you live in Arizona and wonder if artificial grass is worth it? Well, you’ve made it to the right place. Here at Crown & Blade Turf, we don’t specialize in artificial grass—we are the experts

Join us as we go through the pros and cons of artificial grass and prove its superiority to natural grass. 

Artificial Grass: Features and Benefits

Artificial grass or turf is made from synthetic fibers specifically designed to take on pets, the Arizona sun, and all the activities you and your family love to do outdoors. Whether you’re into golfing or just want to upgrade your outdoor space, consider artificial grass. 

Requires Little Maintenance 

With artificial grass, you don’t need to worry about all the maintenance that a regular lawn requires including turning soil, adding fertilizer and seed, watering, mowing, etc. 

Conserves Water

Since you don’t need water to grow fake grass, not only do you save money on your water bill, but you also contribute to sustainability by conserving water. 

Enhances Your Home’s Appearance

Real grass can be a lot to upkeep, and even then you can be left with patchy brown grass and no one likes the look of that. With fake grass, you can have beautiful green grass all year round, no matter the weather. Artificial grass also increases your home’s resale value and curb appeal since it needs little to no maintenance and keeps its lush appearance for many years to come. 

Durable and Long-Lasting

Another downfall of real grass is that it only grows during a part of the year and is easily affected by outdoor elements. Fake grass can take on extreme heat and cold weather and last for over 25 years.

Scottsdale Fake Grass Before and After Project

Natural Grass: Features and Benefits

Even though there are many amazing reasons why artificial grass is superior to natural grass, there are still some great benefits of natural grass that you can’t get with fake grass. 

The Fact That It’s Real

Some people just prefer the touch and feel of natural grass because it’s real. Depending on the type of grass you have and where you live, you can sometimes smell fresh grass and feel it cool the surrounding areas. 

Supports the Environment

There are environmental benefits of real grass such as oxygen production, creating a cooling effect, and improving the soil quality. Real grass can also purify the air around your home by breaking down airborne pollutants. 

A backyard with artificial grass and a pool in Phoenix, Arizona.

Artificial Grass vs. Natural Grass: A Practical Comparison

Artificial Grass Real Grass
Costs Artificial grass is more expensive upfront but doesn’t require costly maintenance each year and pays for itself over time. Real grass becomes more expensive than fake grass because it requires to be watered, maintained, and regrown each year. 
Maintenance Maintenance may require you to hose down your turf or fake grass—that’s about it. Maintenance includes mowing, hedging, watering, seeding, fertilizing, etc.  
Weather-Resilient Artificial grass stays green all year long, even through the scorching Arizona summers.  Real grass is going to die or turn brown at the peak of summer and throughout the winter. 
Environmental Impact Fake grass is non-toxic, conserves water, and eliminates the need for pesticides and fertilizers. Real grass provides fresh air and lowers your carbon footprint. It also doesn’t require to be manufactured. On the other hand, it requires water and pesticides/fertilizers.
Pet-Friendly Artificial grass is entirely safe for pets and kids to run and roam.  Natural grass lawns may have toxin residue, potholes, bugs, and can contribute to allergies. Dogs also have the opportunity to dig holes, create patches, and roll in dirt. 


Artificial Grass Installation with Crown & Blade Turf

If you’re looking for low-maintenance grass that benefits the environment and is pet-friendly, get artificial grass installed with Crown & Blade Turf. If you want a natural feel and reap the benefits of air purification, get real grass for your yard—but remember that real grass looks nice for only a part of the year and requires a lot of time, money, and materials. Save time and money with artificial grass and stop wasting precious water in Arizona. See how easy it is to finance with us by scheduling an installation today.

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