With a synthetic lawn, the grass doesn’t always have to be greener next door or over the septic tank. Artificial grass looks great, but it can be pricey. Now, Saving You Money has found a way to get the green stuff without spending a lot of that other green stuff.
It may look like a giant roll of carpet at first, but what Ron and Shannon Sweeney are really rolling out is big savings.
“I took out all the grass so I get a dollar back per square foot from the Water District,” explains Shannon.
There’s a lot of prep work to be done before the new grass goes in. Ron already pulled out his real grass with a sod cutter and he’s laying down an underlayer of crushed granite for the synthetic lawn to rest on.
“Any high or low spots that we see, we’ll fill them in; compact that,” says Ron.
The toughest part of the job is getting the rolls of grass from the front yard to the back. It’s heavy, and definitely not a one person job. With a few adjustments, Ron set his new lawn in place and all that was left to do was anchor it. “You don’t really have to kill it to get it in there, just tap it until it’s flush.”
The job took about four days, but once it’s done there’s nothing else they’ll have to do.
“It’s supposed to stay green year round for me, so I don’t have to mow it anymore. So now I can play more golf or whatever else she wants me to do around the house,” says Ron. “I’m hoping to save some money on the watering, you know, cost efficiency.
The bottom line is it will definitely save you money, but there’s a lot of sweat to put into it. Before you even consider a job like this, you should have a list of good friends with good backs signed on to help you.
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