How Long Does Artificial Grass Last?

Artificial turf outside a residential home.

The popularity of artificial grass has been a game changer when it comes to tidy lawns. If you are new to the world of artificial grass, then you likely have some questions. Luckily, we have answers. We understand that making the switch from a traditional lawn to a faux turf lawn is a big decision.  Therefore, articles like this are designed to help you through this process.

First and foremost, let’s nail down one of the biggest questions that is on many consumers’ minds regarding synthetic turf—How long does artificial grass last? It’s a valid question and one that doesn’t have a single answer. Just as there are many different types of faux turf (from height to density to color) there are also many different uses for synthetic turf (from sports fields to dog runs to simply relaxing), and these factors play a role in how long your artificial grass will last.

Let’s break this down further.

How Long Will Artificial Grass Last?

As mentioned, there are all kinds of reasons that you might want to make the jump from traditional grass to synthetic grass. And this reason might play a role in how long your artificial grass will last. In general, our synthetic grass products should last around 20 years, but consider some of the following: 

If you are looking to redo the front yard, for instance, simply for aesthetics, then you are likely to see the full 20-plus years out of your artificial grass. If, on the other hand, you are looking to create a dog run, then it is possible that you will likely not see the full 20 years’ worth of use. Let’s face it, the question, “How long does artificial grass last with dogs?” is not entirely the same as simply, “How long does artificial grass last?” This is not to say that our synthetic grass products are not designed for dog use, because they absolutely are. 

Because there are so many intended uses of artificial grass we offer many different types. From batting cages to putting greens to dog runs to backyards, synthetic turf comes built to last for many years. However, in the event it does not last as long as you want.  There are limited lifetime warranties affiliated with our products as well. So even if a particular area of your yard doesn’t keep up (some dogs are bigger and more aggressive than others!) it doesn’t mean you are out of options.

Chihuahua relaxing on artificial grass.

Is Artificial Grass Worth the Money?

There are no two ways about it—Artificial grass is definitely worth the money. But when it comes to considering the costs of artificial grass, there is more to consider than just the upfront and installation costs. While these aren’t going to break your wallet anyway.  You have to explore the benefits of having no more maintenance costs. Yes, we all know how expensive ongoing maintenance costs can be to maintain a good-looking lawn. When it comes to artificial turf, these landscaping costs go right out the window. 

No more mowing your yard. No more watering it either. And what you might not realize is that artificial turf can still let water pass through. For example, if there is a rain storm and you are concerned about water collecting on your fake grass, know that it is designed to let water pass through. 

Is Artificial Grass Reusable?

It is common to think of artificial grass as a permanent fix to such factors as ongoing lawn maintenance or landscaping costs. And while on the one hand, this is true.  It doesn’t mean that you cannot change your mind down the road.

If you decide that you want to change out your current synthetic grass for a different type, this is possible. But what do you do with the existing artificial turf? Can you reuse it and put it elsewhere? Yes, this is a possibility depending on the size and layout of the new area. Because of how our synthetic grass is designed, and the elements that it is made to withstand, you can sometimes reuse it and put it elsewhere. 

This gives additional life to your fake turf, and helps answer the question, “How long does artificial grass last?”  As you can see, it lasts for a long time.  Depending on your situation, you might even get more than a single use out of it.  This is due to its reusable properties. 

Check Out Our Products

Artificial turf can benefit everyone with a yard, but this doesn’t mean it’s a one-size-fits-all product. On the contrary, we have many different products depending on your needs. From commercial properties to private home putting greens to relaxing side yards to indoor party rooms, we have you covered.

There is a type of artificial grass that is right for your situation, so let us help you find it. Contact us today for more information.