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COST COMPARISON OF ARTIFICIAL GRASS

COMPARED TO “REALGRASS

Prices based upon actual figures supplied by Villa Management companies specializing in properties in Quinta do Lago and Vale de Lobo.

This does not include any unforeseen costs associated with real grass such as reseeding, fungal infections, damage caused by rodents etc.

 

These costs can be substantial and are generally never found with artificial grass.

Artificial Grass 300m2

 

Cost of good quality grass (28 Euros/m2) - 8,400 Euros

Installation - (10 Euros/m2) - 3,000 Euros

Initial cost - 11,400 Euros

Annual maintenance visit – 300 Euros

Ongoing costs over 10 years – 3,000 Euros

Total after 10 years - 14,400* Euros or 4.8 Euros per m2 per year

 

 

Real Turf 300m2

Cost of good quality turf (8 Euros/m2) - 2,400 Euros

Installation of turf - (6 Euros/m2) - 1,800 Euros

Cost of Irrigation system - 3,000 Euros

Installation cost of irrigation system - 750 Euros

Amount of water required per week for 5cm of water over 300m2 - 15m3 @ 2 Euros per m3 = 30 Euros per week

30 Euros per week is 1,560 Euros per year or 15,600 Euros over 10 years

Weekly cost of a gardener cutting and maintaining 300m2 of lawn - 50 Euros

Gardener annual cost - 2,600 Euros or 26,000 Euros over 10 years

Initial cost - 7,950 Euros

Ongoing costs over 10 years - 41,600 Euros

Total after 10 years - 49,550 Euros or 16.5 Euros per m2 per year

 

Total cost saving over 10 years Artificial Grass -v- Real Grass = 71%

*Price does not include ground preparation or machinery for installation