What's the Hype With Synthetic Grass?

October 11, 2022

Occasionally, the grass CAN be greener. Are you looking for a yard that looks flawless at all time? Synthetic turf might be the right solution for you. Gone are the days of Astroturf — contemporary synthetic grass more accurately mimics rich organic grasses. This article describes why more Sarasota homeowners are investing in synthetic lawns. It can help you decide if synthetic grass is ideal for your property.


The Benefits

There are several benefits to synthetic turf that may amaze you. Here are the advantages we hear Sarasota homeowners like the most regarding making the change.

Always Lush

When artificial turf is installed, it instantly looks beautiful. Gone forever are the days of seeding, fertilizing, pest removal, and watering. You will earn back precious time that can be used on your garden or other work around the home when you do not ever have to mow your lawn.

Preserve Water

Watering your yard is more expensive than you realize. It can cost upwards of $200 every month per acre. If you live in a drought-prone area, you know how water limitations can be established to aid dwindling water supplies. Eliminating your regular turf will help you save water and save on water bills in the long-term.

Kid Friendly

Thanks to it being mess-free, soft and padded, and fertilizer and chemical free, it is the perfect choice for those with children. You may have even observed that many Sarasota schools have installed artificial turf to make a safe and clean environment to play on. Dance Floor Custom Greens offers Shawgrass playground turf that’s IPEMA-certified and ADA-accessible.

Pet Friendly

Pets are a major part of several families, so if you consider your furry loved ones similar to your babies, we get it. If you are looking into synthetic turf and you have pets, we highly advise you get a pet-specific turf combined with a pet-specific infill. This hard turf has a better drainage system to help make life easier.

Weather Resistant

High quality synthetic turf is manufactured to be UV resistant, so it will not fade due to sunlight. But if you’re looking to put turf somewhere with no direct sunlight, you will not lose there, either! Growing regular turf in places with mainly shade can be difficult. More so, it will endure rough weather conditions like scorching sunny days, heavy rain, or snowy conditions.


The EPA reported that gas-powered lawnmowers, trimmers, edgers, and other equivalent outdoor power equipment can produce high amounts of carbon monoxide and other impurities. It’s even estimated that one hour of a gasoline-powered lawn mower contributes equivalent quantities of pollution as 4 hours of driving. Synthetic turf can get rid of the need for regular lawn maintenance with these tools.


Some Possible Disadvantages

To say synthetic turf is the only answer for any scenario wouldn’t be truthful. Artificial grass has a few drawbacks, but when weighed against the benefits, these are barely drawbacks!

Costly to Install

In contrast to the expense of synthetic turf installation to regular turf the initial sticker price can lift some eyebrows. But while you look at a cost lifecycle analysis, you will notice that the initial upfront cost is worth it in the long run! You can recoup your investment in as little as one to five years!

No Yard Work

Many people relish lawn work and find it to be therapeutic. If you are one of these people, ask yourself if you enjoy mowing your lawn or if your time could be best spent growing and nurturing other plants. If you need that scent of fresh-cut grass, it may be something you miss if you go with synthetic turf.

It Can Get Hot

Due to the fact artificial grass isn’t an organic material, it can get warm in intense heat. It will not burn like scorching asphalt will, but it could make it uncomfortable to be on. This is why we’ve developed an innovative engineering called HydroChill that will be sure to keep your grass cool for days with a quick spray from a garden hose.

Decreases Biodiversity

Installing synthetic turf can decrease the biodiversity of your garden due to the fact that it isn’t an organic material that bugs and wildlife can survive in. But you can still grow bushes, trees, and flowers surrounding your yard to increase your biodiversity. Numerous Sarasota homeowners who made the move to artificial grass to do just that and adore the fact that ticks and fleas can’t survive in their lawns but still make sure to relish the extra pop of greenery other flora add.


Other Considerations

If you are looking to cut costs and still install artificial turf, we firmly encourage you to stay away from cheap manufacturers.

Low-quality fake grass can be thin and possess an inferior backing system. This will result in grass blades tearing up easily and a inferior aesthetic in general.

At Dance Floor Custom Greens, our Shawgrass turf is developed and tested to the same tough standards as Shaw Sports Turf. As a result, we guarantee that our turf will last longer and look beautiful for years.


Let Us Help You Decide

If you are still on the fence about whether synthetic grass is the ideal choice for your property, we can help! Call us today for a no commitment consultation. Our staff of pros has the information to help you make the ideal choice.