Using Turf on a Second Home

Artificial Turf

If you own a second home, the upkeep can be a huge headache. If it’s a home that you rent out or even if it’s an empty home that you don’t live near, taking care of things from afar can be difficult.

If you’re not around, you have to make sure that your yard gets mowed, watered, weeded, and that someone takes care of it at all times. If the headache of taking care of a lawn from hours or states away is starting to get to you, it may be time to consider investing in an artificial lawn for that second property. Read on to learn about the benefits of installing artificial turf.

Maintenance

Artificial turf takes much to maintain. It requires no water to stay green, in fact it stays green year-round. If you own a second home at the beach or coast, and are worried about the wild weather that takes place at the coast, artificial turf may work in your favor. It’s extremely durable, and can stand up to almost any weather.

Costs

If the cost of owning a second home makes finances tight, you’ll want to invest in artificial turf, as it will save you money in the long run. You won’t have to worry about it while you’re away. Unlike a grass yard that can grow long and start to look wild and unruly, turf will stay the same vibrant green color and short length until your return. Hiring someone else to take care of the yard while you’re away is incurring extra cost to maintain for a home that you barely use.

Cleaning

You’ll never have to worry about spots of bad soil, shade or steep slopes making it hard for grass to grow. All you have to do to maintain artificial turf is clear it of any debris. If you have pets frequenting the area with artificial turf, it would benefit you to clean off the yard with a hose regularly.

If you’re concerned about the cost of installing artificial turf at a second home, consider that it will pay for itself within a couple of years. You won’t need to maintain it or spend time or money on the upkeep.

Take Away

If you’re struggling with the upkeep of maintaining a yard at a second home, or even at rental properties, that you don’t have easy access to, it may be in your best interest to invest in an artificial turf lawn. You won’t have to worry about the average 2-3 hours of yard work per week it takes to keep up with growing grass. An artificial lawn can pay for itself within 2-3 years’ time and it will save you, as a home owner, the headache.

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