COST COMPARISON OF ARTIFICIAL GRASS
COMPARED TO “REAL” GRASS
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
Installation - (+/- 25 euros / sq.m) - 7,500 euros
Initial cost - 21,639 euros*
Annual maintenance visit – 300 euros
Ongoing costs over 10 years – 3,000 euros
Total after 10 years - 24,639 euros* or 8.2 Euros per sq.m per year
Real Turf 300m2
Cost of good quality turf (10 euros / sq.m) - 3,000 euros
Installation of turf - (20 euros / sq.m) - 6,000 euros
Cost of Irrigation system - 3,500 euros
Installation cost of irrigation system - 1,000 euros
Amount of water required per week for 5cm of water over 300m2 - 15m3 @ 4 euros per m3 = 60 euros per week
60 euros per week is 3,120 euros per year or 31,200 euros over 10 years
Weekly cost of a gardener cutting and maintaining 300 sq.m of lawn - 100 Euros
Gardener annual cost - 5,200 Euros or 52,000 euros over 10 years
Initial cost - 13,500 euros
Ongoing costs over 10 years - 83,200 euros
Total after 10 years - 96,700 euros or 32.23 Euros per m2 per year
*Comparison does not include ground preparation or machinery for installation