There are certain recurring investments every home owner is faced with over time which come at considerable expense. The average cost of reroofing a 2000 square foot home in the Bay Area cost about $15,000. A new fence in the same area averages around $8000. These two examples have a 15 to 20 year lifespan if done correctly.
Another recurring expense which is incremental in nature but just as expensive over time is lawn care.
The initial expense of installing a 500 square foot sod lawn with a sprinkler system costs around $2000. If the home owner is planning to maintain the lawn themselves, add $300 for lawn care equipment.
The annual cost of maintaining this same lawn is a little more difficult to narrow down because it really depends on the home owner’s lawn care regimen. The high end would include a gardener, fertilizers and pesticides, reseeding and watering. The low end for the eco-minded do-it-yourselfer would include just watering, reseeding and fuel for the lawn care equipment. The average of these two approaches would amount to roughly $800 a year. Over a 20 year span, this would equal $16,000.
An interesting alternative to sod lawns are fake lawns.
The average cost of having a 500 square foot artificial lawn installed in the San Francisco Bay Area is going to be around $7500. The life span of synthetic grass is 20 years.
The beauty of this investment, (unlike a new roof or a new fence), is that it pays for itself in seven to ten years and saves the home owner a considerable amount of money over its lifespan. It looks natural and lush all year round and is 100% maintenance free.
If you are thinking about fake grass as an alternative to a sod lawn, you should have a representative of The Good Nature Company come to your home for a free consultation and show you the most natural looking artificial grass available in the Bay Area today: onelawn®.
For more information, go to their website at www.onelawn.com or call their toll free number at 1-877-66 1lawn (5296).