Many homeowners and businesses consider artificial turf as an option for their new garden, functional space or outdoor installation. But this raises an inevitable question… How much does a synthetic lawn (aka Astroturf) cost? And how do I know I am getting value for money?
A quality Australian made artificial lawn will usually cost between $30 and $49 per square metre. Most suppliers have plenty of options in this price range, but there are a few other important factors to consider when choosing your new backyard.
- The grass itself should be soft to touch. If it’s sharp and unpleasant to run your hand over, chances are this is a poor quality product.
- Where was the artificial grass manufactured? Even some leading hardware chains sell imported goods which are far inferior in quality. Choosing Australian Made is a smart step in getting a quality finished product.
- The product should be certified lead free. Lead is highly unsuitable for human consumption and we all know how kids and pets love to roll around and enjoy the backyard.
- Will you be installing the artificial lawn yourself? Check out some DIY installation instructions here. If not, expect to pay around $100 per square metre for a standard 50 square metre area. This includes the excavation, supply and installation of the product.
- The product needs to be manufactured with a hybrid emulsion backing that won’t deteriorate over time. The backing provides the synthetic grass with its strength and durability, so it’s important to make sure this is the case!
- Know the product warranties and guarantees provided by the installers or supplies. These can be a good indication of quality.
- Some inferior artificial grasses can become quite hot under direct sunlight. But fear not! Quality manufacturers have produced a solution to keep your new synthetic grass cool and usable all year round. Read more about how SYNLawn are doing that here: HeatBlock™ Technology
Artificial grass is not a short term solution, so it’s critical to do your research and consult the experts! A well installed synthetic lawn will last years and play host to many happy memories with families, friends or customers.
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