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Artificial Turf vs Natural Grass: Comparing the Costs and Benefits in Perth WA

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Artificial Turf vs Natural Grass: Comparing the Costs and Benefits in Perth WA 

Time after time we get this Question ongoing basis so I thought I will address this question in full detail here I go.

A lawn is one of the most important parts of any outdoor living area and the first impression to any Perth home. Other than the visual aesthetics, grass lawns serve as a space that is great for children and pets to play on. Thanks to technological advancements, we have a choice of owning a real grass lawn or fake grass lawn. But what are the main differences between the two, and is one better than the other? hear is it a full comparison between them both.

Making the decision between an artificial grass or natural grass lawn is something that many homeowners struggle with. To help you decide which is best for you, we have compared the costs and benefits of each.

Artificial grass installation Perth Western Australia

Artificial grass is composed of synthetic fibres that are made to look like natural grass, and have a lifespan of up to 15+ years. Some may think that synthetic turf looks too fake, Artificial lawn has come long way infect there is a lawn looks so natural that it is hard to tell the difference between fake and real Lawn.

Donnybrook Fresh Synthetic Lawn

One of the main factors is how the synthetic turf is made and what type of material has been used to make artificial grass. All our synthetic turf made from first-class pe (Polyethylene) material and pp (polypropylene) Each yarn have its own characteristics. (Polyethene) has become the most commonly used for its greatest versatility and excellent balance between durability, aesthetics, and softness. 

Real Lawn Pro’s and cons

Growing a real healthy lawn is divine And Heavenly unfortunately Great looking lawn need lots of love care time and Passion.

At a minimum, grass lawns need to be mowed during the summer months and raked to remove fallen leaves in the fall. However, maintaining a healthy and attractive lawn often requires more than just this minimum care. A lush lawn typically requires periodic fertilization as well as irrigation during dry weather. 

Some form of insecticide may also be required if grubs, fleas or other insect pests make themselves comfortable in your lawn. Artificial lawns are much easier to care for than real grass. 

On the other hand, Artificial turf requires no mowing, fertilizing or irrigation and does not attract insect pests. Grass that gets dirty can simply be hosed off. Artificial grass may also make the inside of your home a bit easier to care for, with no dirt or mud tracked in. 

Artificial grass does still need to have the leaves raked off of it, however, and may need raking or sweeping with a broom periodically. Good old broom or household electric blower Will do the job just fine.

Look and Feel

Although artificial turf may be easier to care for than the real thing, some people have trouble getting past the feel of fake grass. While high-quality grass imitations are soft and many are quite comfortable to walk on. 

While the feel of artificial grass may not be quite the same as the real thing, the look of a high-end synthetic can easily fool your friends and neighbours.


Swan Valley Buffalo Synthetic lawn

At WA turf gurus grass we incorporate multi-coloured blades into their artificial turf to create a natural, Real life look.

Usually, Lower quality, less expensive artificial grasses are easier to spot than higher-end choices.     ”We all Know those once” 

Cost Comparison Between Real Lawn and Artificial grass

Real Lawn

1, well the average price of installed turf is $28 per square metre but the price does depend greatly on the variety of lawn you choose and the area’s preparation needs. Overall, most new lawn projects will Cost you around $20 to 34$  per square metre.

2, Reticulation Cost 

Depending on the lawn area given area of 60 m2 Is around $1520 on new install including controller and labour.

3, Top soil

Typically considering Perth WA has a Sand base soil. wich has to build up with good topsoil cost around $262 to $340.

Lets do some sums

Lawn         = 1200$ Base price 

Reticulation = 1520$ all up

Top soil     =  262$

Labour       =  542$ on lower end

Total          =  3522 + 10%GST = 3874$

Artificial lawn     

Let’s look at the synthetic lawn. On average artificial grass cost in Perth $24 to $32 to buy. 

Typically cost of installing artificial lawn in Perth WA is from $49 to $59 pm2 including sub base.

Total cost supply and install from $3624 to $4294 for decent lawn.

Of course you also need to allow for sand removal, dead lawn removal,

 Now question you have to ask to your self 

1, Do you have enough time to look after your real lawn.

2, Have you allowed Budget for ongoing cost.

3, Do I have Green Thumb.

4,  Have I done the Math how much ongoing cost for the whole year.  

By now you should Have all the answers. Wich direction you would like to go for.

For me I Absolute love the real Lawn. But upkeep was way too much. Even just to keep the lawn Green.not to mention water bills. These Were the reason I switched to Fake lawn.

If you think about it Fake lawn is expensive to install let’s Work out the real Lawn Expenses.

Given area 60 m2    12 month period 

1, Supply and install = 3874$

2, Mowing once every 2 weeks 20$cut = 480$

3, Fertiliser = 272$

4, Water Bills = 1250 on lower end If you have bore Skip this one 

5, Pesticides = 110 $ on lower end 

Summing up 5985 $ in 12 moth  

Synthetic Lawn cost of installation 

1, Supply and install $4295 

2, Site work removing the old Lawn $620 to $700

Total $4995 first 12 months and a minimum level of attention for the next 10 years.

I don’t know About you but for me, numbers don’t lie. It is no brainer Artificial grass Virtually the same cost in the first year but the next 10 year is Cost-free. 

Whichever route you choose to go it’s up to you there is no Right or wrong answer. I have provided you with the tools, and idea of rough cost.to make an informed Denison.


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Kate Southwell
Kate Southwell
23:24 04 Apr 22
Gary and his team provided exceptional service from our very first enquiry. They are super easy to deal with and very professional. They have expert knowledge on artificial grass and listened... attentively to all the requests we made. We had a relatively large backyard area that we wanted grass installed and they reassured us throughout the whole process. We chose the Swan Valley Buffalo grass and it looks and feels AMAZING! We are so happy with everything and would 100% recommend their services. Cheers guys!!read more
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09:10 24 Jan 22
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Tina Pascoe
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02:49 21 Jan 22
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steffi m
06:18 29 Dec 21
WA turf gurus are incredible! Communication, prices, work ethic... everything about the way Gary and his team conduct themselves is exceptional. Gary managed to install our artificial grass within a... week of receiving the quote...and just days before Christmas! Our front yard looks incredible now and brings so much life to our home, everyone that sees it comments on how real it looks. Thank you Gary!read more
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Tracey Adams
10:42 12 Dec 21
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Shermy Belajichie
Shermy Belajichie
23:20 12 Nov 21
Very friendly and helpful. The turf looks amazing. Great communication and very speedy service. Thank you
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08:45 05 Nov 21
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04:22 17 Aug 21
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Lyn Campbell
Lyn Campbell
12:59 12 Aug 21
I’m so happy with the beautiful job Gary and his son have done. If anyone is looking to have artificial lawn installed you can’t go past WA Turf Gurus . They were the only ones for me. We chose Swan... Valley Buffalo , it looks amazing. Thank you for the great results.read more
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Christina Tabor
15:48 22 Jul 21
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Sally Wulf
05:33 17 Jul 21
We couldn’t be happier!!! Gary and his team did an amazing job and the product looks exceptional (we chose Donnybrook Fresh). Gary was very easy to work with, professional, friendly and helpful.... Could not fault the whole process, and will 100% recommend others using WA Turf Gurus - we are getting them back soon for the rear yard.read more
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12:20 21 Jun 21
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06:46 21 Apr 21
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Amanda Symes
Amanda Symes
02:18 08 Feb 21
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Lauren Thumwood
Lauren Thumwood
01:52 20 Aug 20
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Karina Price
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13:52 15 May 20
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