Installing artificial grass costs $3,000 to $10,000 for a 500-square foot lawn or $6 to $20 per square foot on average. In comparison, real sod installation costs $1 to $2 per square foot.
Artificial grass installation service typically includes:
Artificial grass is worth the money because it pays for itself in 5 to 7 years and lasts 15 to 25 years on average. Synthetic turf saves money since you won't need mowing, lawn treatments, or watering.
Installing artificial grass on a 1,000-square foot lawn takes 2 to 3 days on average for a 4-person crew of trained and experienced landscapers.
In most places, you need a permit that costs $200 to $250 to install artificial grass since it affects drainage, but it depends on the local regulations and lawn size. Check with your local municipally or contractor for the specifics.
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