Want a lawn that stays beautiful 12 months a year with no weeding, watering mulching or mowing? With new, better-than-ever artificial grass, only sales are growing. Sales are up 25 percent — and the increase is mostly for homes, not sports arenas as you would think.
This isn’t the cheesy, fake-looking stuff of the past, but rather is a lush and supple cushy green lawn that fools passers-by and even neighborhood dogs. And while the no-maintenance aspect is appealing, some neighborhoods frown on it because it looks too good. Consider homes with a perfect lawn in the dead of winter. On the other hand, some cities love it and they’re giving homeowners tax credits — because it reduces water consumption.
Prices are around $10 a square foot, about 10 times more than a conventional lawn.