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Why You Should Install Artificial Turf at a Second Home

November 28, 2016

With mortgage rates at records lows, now is a great time to buy a second home. In some areas, prices are down more than 50%, according to Money Magazine. Depending on the area of the country you are looking in, you could get a pretty good deal. That said, if you’re only going to live there part-time, upkeep is a factor to think about. If there is a big grass lawn, you’ll have to make sure someone waters it, mows it, and takes care of all basic lawn care tasks. This can drive up costs. That’s why artificial turf is a great option for your second home’s yard.

Unlike real grass, artificial turf takes very little effort to maintain. It also stays green all year long, and stands up to harsh weather. As a result, when you head to your home-away-from-home, you can be sure it will look just as perfect as it did when you left. If you want to buy another house without wasting time and money on lawn care, artificial turf is just what you need. That’s why local supplier Watersavers Turf offers a product line perfect for a second home.

Synthetic Turf Makes Owning a Second Home Easy

There are many reasons why you might buy another house. You could plan to move there when you retire. Maybe it’s a place to visit on trips away from work. You could even rent it out and use it as a source of income. No matter what the reason, the appeal is clear. The problem, though, is that caring for a lawn involves constant work. If your new house is far from your current one, you can’t be there all the time to handle upkeep.

If you hire someone else to do the work, you’re paying a lot of money to maintain a home you barely use. You could do away with yard work with a synthetic turf yard. Putting in a synthetic turf lawn saves both time and money. Synthetic turf requires no lawn care, no mowing, and no watering. It truly is a greener option.

Faux Grass Makes for Easy Living

The US Census Bureau estimates that homeowners spend an average of 2.8 hours every week taking care of their lawns. That’s hardly the kind of task you want to look forward to if you plan to retire or vacation to your second home. This is supposed to be a place where you relax. It should give you the chance to do less work, not more.

Luckily, taking care of faux grass involves nothing more than removing leaves and other debris. This can all be done with a leaf blower. Another benefit of faux grass is that it can be installed in areas where it is hard to grow a lawn, or where real grass is tough to maintain, such as slopes, spots with poor soil, and shade.

Fake Lawn Varieties

The fake lawns of today come in a variety of heights, weights, and colors. Some of the newer ones even have blades that are colored brown and blended in to look like real grass. These blades have a soft feel and a realistic look. There is faux grass made for putting greens or for a bocce court as well; what a perfect idea for a vacation home!

Faux grass pays for itself in two to three years, experts say. Installing it includes removing the existing grass. Base rock is then laid and topped with landscaping material and gopher wire to prevent pests and weeds from getting through. It is then laid on this foundation. Fake Lawn resists fading and wear and is guaranteed for many years. It drains well because it is designed with a series of small holes that allow water to filter through to the soil. This design cuts down on runoff and flooding.

There is no need to fertilize faux grass. Therefore, it doesn’t damage the planet. Forget about watering and mowing. You not only save our precious resource, water, but you also save the environment from gas fumes and spills.

If you’re interested in learning more about putting in faux grass, get in touch with our team at Watersavers Turf. You can call us at 844-974-8873 to have any question answered, or visit us online to chat with a rep 24/7. A field agent will always be happy to go onsite with you to talk about the details of installing it, and a free estimate can give you an idea of what this will cost you. In the meantime, please visit one of our SF Bay Area locations to see what we have in stock, and to get free 1’ X 1’ turf samples.

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