Real or Artificial Landscaping

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Old 02-18-15, 10:27 AM
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Real or Artificial Landscaping

My grandmother has asked me to renovate her front lawn I've been debating whether I should use real or artificial grass for the remodel. Found this article: Turf Wars: Real or Artificial?/ that made me lean more toward the environmentally friendly artificial grass. Can't seem to decide. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
 
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Old 02-18-15, 11:19 AM
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Who's going to water, fertilize and mow the lawn if you use real grass?
 
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If I lived out there or anywhere else in the desert southwest there would be no question. I'd put in artificial if I wanted something green. The big problem will be deciding which artificial turf to choose.
 
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Check the lifespan on the artificial stuff in your area. Out here in 100+ temps and constant hot sun, that quoted 15 yr lifespan is more like 5-7.

If your Granny is in SoCal, it may indeed last 15 yrs, but be prepared for quite a bit of work and expense.
 
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