How Much Does Artificial Grass Installation Cost?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions we get, but it is also one of the most difficult to answer. As a general rule, an Ideal Turf artificial grass installation generally costs between $6 and $15 per square foot which includes design, materials, and installation. These costs however can vary significantly based on the size of the installation, features, and other site-specific factors. In fact, there are a variety of different factors that can affect the overall price, which is why we encourage you to request a free estimate.

Typically speaking, artificial grass is priced per square foot. So, the first thing that you are going to need in order to determine the overall price of artificial grass is to determine the square footage of your project.

Do not let the overall cost of the installation overwhelm you. Remember, artificial grass, like any home improvement project, is an investment that will increase your home’s value and pay for itself over time. Yes, the installation of synthetic turf is higher than natural grass or sod, but the savings are in the maintenance. Artificial grass is a one-time investment into your home that pays for itself in only two to five years.

Use the below artificial grass cost calculator to come up with an estimate for your total pricing. If you already have a rendering of your landscape layout, we encourage you to email your drawing to us, so we can better estimate your cost.

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How Much Money Do I Save With Artificial Grass?

We’ve already answered the important question of, “How much does artificial grass cost?”, so let’s now focus on the flip side, “How much money will artificial grass help me save?”

Making the switch to artificial grass may seem expensive at first glance, but when you take into account the wide range of costs associated with keeping up a healthy natural lawn, you might be pleasantly surprised. Take a look at our financial comparison between artificial turf and natural grass to see how much you can save:

Natural GrassArtificial Grass
Natural Grass Installation Cost: Approx $2.50 / sq. ft.Artificial Grass Installation Cost: Use the calculator on this page to determine the approximate range of your installation
Annual Maintenance Costs:Annual Maintenance Costs:
Water Bill: $125 x 6 months = $750Brush Turf Fibers & Top-Off Infill [ever 12-18 months]
Mowing: 23 times per season = $575 
Aeration: Once per season = $100 
Fertilizing: Four times per season = $200 
Weed Killer: Four times per season = $200 
Power Rake: Once per season = $125 
Winterize Sprinkler System = $125 
Sprinkler System Repairs = $150 
Total Annual Maintenance Cost: $2,225 

With the initial expenses and annual maintenance, a 2,500 square foot natural lawn will cost a total of $39,475 after 15 years. Installing 2,500 square feet of synthetic grass has no annual maintenance expenses and will pay for itself in three to five years.