Best Artificial Grass Cost and Quality

This page has the following sections to help you find the right synthetic grass for you: 

  1. Artificial Lawn Grass
  2. Fake Dog Grass
  3. Synthetic Golf Turf
  4. Artificial Grass Cost & Quality Comparison Table
  5. Compare StarPro to Competitor’s Synthetic Grass
  6. Artificial Grass vs. Real Grass ~ Advantages

Which is the Best Artificial Grass for You?

Please click a button below: Lawn Grass, Dog Grass Lawns, or Golf Turf.

Artificial Lawn Grass

StarPro offers the following choices for landscaping your front or backyard with artificial grass:

1st Choice

StarPro SPG-80 Bermuda Synthetic Fake Artificial Grass Turf

$2.89 /sq. ft.

SPG-80 Bermuda is our more popular lowest price artificial grass for creating front or back lawns. It creates a good-looking front lawn even though the grass blades are not as tall or dense as our higher-priced SPG-90. This turf features new C and S shaped blade profiles that stand straighter when sand filled. The DuraLock PU backing has drain holes every 3″.

2nd Choice

StarPro SPG-90 Bermuda Synthetic Fake Artificial Grass Turf

$3.15 /sq. ft.

SPG-90 Bermuda is our best value for creating plush front or back lawn. The ideal 1.75″ turf height is taller than SPG-80 and denser, having 80 ounces of blade weight per square yard to SPG-80’s 60 ounces. It features our new C and S shaped blade profiles that stand straighter when sand filled. The DuraLock PU backing has drain holes every 3″.

3rd Choice

StarPro SPG-100 Bermuda Synthetic Fake Artificial Grass Turf

$3.29 /sq. ft.

SPG-100 Bermuda is our tallest artificial grass for those preferring 2.1″ dense turf having 80 ounces of blade weight per square yard. The UltraFlo backing has superior drainage which makes it dog friendly. New C and S shaped blade profiles stand straighter when sand filled.

4th Choice

StarPro SPG-US UltraSoft Synthetic Fake Artificial Grass Turf

$2.99 /sq. ft.

SPG-US UltraSoft artificial turf resembles soft St. Augustine grass, making it comfortable for barefoot play areas, or anyone preferring a softer synthetic grass. Our other grass blades are stiffer. This grass is suitable for pets since it has our UltraFlo quick drainage. The 1.75″ height and 70 ounce density create a beautiful lawn!

5th Choice

StarPro SPG-70 Centipede SW Synthetic Artificial Grass Turf

$2.57 /sq. ft.

SPG-70 is a natural looking turf that’s all green because even the thatch is green, unlike most of our turfs which have brown thatch. This synthetic grass is our most popular and most affordable, a lower-priced choice for backyards or pet areas thanks to the 1.5″ blade height and lower 50oz. blade density, making it easier to wash pet waste away. It features our UltraFlo backing with superior drainage.

Dog Grass Lawns

These StarPro artificial grass turfs are your best choices for handling pet waste. Our dog grass is designed for outdoor lawn use only, because it easily allows dog waste to drain through the UltraFlo backing.

1st Choice

StarPro SPG-DOG Artificial Fake Dog Grass

$2.70 /sq. ft.

SPG-DOG was designed for pet lawns, dog breeder’s pens, and outdoor kennels. The special UltraFlo backing with drainage everywhere in the backing provides much greater drainage than typical artificial grass backing which has only a few holes per square foot. This makes it easy for rainfall or a garden hose to flush away dog waste, as do the shorter height blades. But it also makes attractive lawns, and often is used for an entire back yard, with the front yard covered with a taller artificial turf wherever dogs aren’t a concern.

2nd Choice

StarPro SPG-70 Centipede SW Synthetic Artificial Grass Turf

$2.57 /sq. ft.

SPG-70 is a natural looking turf that’s all green because even the thatch is green, unlike most of our turfs which have brown thatch. This synthetic grass is our most popular and most affordable, a lower-priced choice for backyards or pet areas thanks to the 1.5″ blade height and lower 50oz. blade density, making it easier to wash pet waste away. It features our UltraFlo backing with superior drainage.

3rd Choice

StarPro SPG-US UltraSoft Synthetic Fake Artificial Grass Turf

$2.99 /sq. ft.

SPG-US UltraSoft artificial turf resembles soft St. Augustine grass, making it comfortable for barefoot play areas, or anyone preferring a softer synthetic grass. Our other grass blades are stiffer. This grass is suitable for pets since it has our UltraFlo quick drainage. The 1.75″ height and 70 ounce density create a beautiful lawn!

Golf Turf

Below you’ll see why StarPro makes the best artificial turf to create your own custom golf greens, either outdoors or indoors.

Our Master Putting Turf plays like a real golf green and lets  you make a custom-shaped green of any size. Our SPG-B Border Turf is designed to make the ball stop and sit up. Both are the same turf we use to make our factory-cut greens and borders. And SPG-80 Bermuda can be used to create fairways before your green. See them below.

 

1st Choice
Putting Turf

StarPro Master Putting Green Turf ~ Artificial Grass

$3.97 sq. ft.

StarPro Greens Master Putting Turf (MPT) is the “BEST IN THE WORLD” for creating your own custom-shaped putting green, outdoors or indoors. Period. Nobody, anywhere does it better. We are not exaggerating, just read the specifications below to learn why.

You can create your own custom putting green using the the same golf turf we use for all our professional pre-cut golf putting greens sold at StarProGreens.com! See factory-cut greens.

Our Master Putting Turf (MPT) plays like a real golf green. It putts true at country club speed, measuring the same 9-10 stimp speed in all directions without pulling or pushing the putt. A master putting turf putting green can be in-filled with sand to increase the speed or brushed to reduce the speed.

Our putting turf receives a chip reasonably well and it even feels a lot like a real putting green when you walk on it.

StarPro’s MPT’s four-layer backing keeps the turf flat, supple and allows it to bridge subsurface irregularities for a smooth true ball roll and easy installation.

StarPro’s two-toned color looks natural. Most greens look too dull in summer or too bright in winter – ours looks natural year round.

2nd Choice
Putting Border

StarPro SPG-B Putting Green Border Grass

$2.57 /sq. ft.

You can cut SPG-CSB Border Turf to add your own border to fit any custom-cut putting green you create. This is the very same border turf we use to make our pre-cut borders that fit our factory-made greens. This turf’s high-density low-pile height makes the ball stop and sit up. It features new C and S shaped blade profiles that stand straighter with or without sand fill.

3rd Choice
Fairway

StarPro SPG-80 Bermuda Synthetic Fake Artificial Grass Turf

$2.89 /sq. ft.

SPG-80 Bermuda is our more popular lowest price artificial grass for creating front or back lawns. It creates a good-looking front lawn even though the grass blades are not as tall or dense as our higher-priced SPG-90. This turf features new C and S shaped blade profiles that stand straighter when sand filled. The DuraLock PU backing has drain holes every 3″.

Artificial Grass Cost & Quality Comparison

What do you get if you pay more for synthetic grass? You get more grass blade material within a square foot, because the blades are taller, and/or the blade density is greater so the grass appears thicker. Sometimes shorter grass is better, like for playing golf. Sometimes less dense grass is better, because your pet’s waste more easily washes away. We often see homeowners choosing tall dense artificial grass in their front yard, but less expensive grass in their backyard.

How to Compare Grass

Quality is best with higher grass blade height and density (total  blade weight in a square yard, measured in ounces.)

 

Grass Use Pets

$
Sq/Ft

Blade
Ht

Blade Density
SPG-B Golf Border No $2.55 1" 58oz
SPG-70 Back Yard Yes $2.59 1.5" 50oz
SPG-80 Front Yard Yes $2.89 1.6" 60oz
SPG-90 Front Yard No $3.15 1.75" 80oz
SPG-100  Front Yard Yes $3.30 2.1" 80oz
SPG-US Front Yard Yes $3.00 1.75" 70oz
SPG-DOG Back Yard Yes $2.70 1.125" 60oz

Compare our Best Artificial Grass to Cheaper Competitors’ Turf

If you want the best looking lawn at any cost, our SPG-100 is our finest and most natural-looking artificial turf you can buy. It has our FastFlow backing that drains faster so it can be OK for pets, but because it has taller artificial grass blades that are denser, for heavily used pet areas you may prefer our less dense SPG-70 or SPG-DOG grass that makes it easier to wash pet waste away. Some customers buy both, putting SPG-100 in their front yard, and SPG-70 or SPG-DOG  in their backyard where pets play.

You may also wish to install an area with SPG-MPT, our master putting turf, to create a golf putting green within your lawn. 

While SPG-100 is most dense with grass blades, some people actually think SPG-80 looks more like natural grass because it is more open, exposing the brown thatch. A good way to decide is to request our free artificial grass samples kit.

StarPro Greens synthetic grass turf has important features that are “must have.” Our filaments and backing are made of the best material, polypropylene. Our artificial grass filaments are stain resistant. They are UV stabilized so sunlight doesn’t fade the color. The grass filaments are attached to a durable closed-cell polymer backing that adds strength to insure a longer life, plus blocks weeds from growing. The cheaper artificial grasses that others sell can fall apart, fade color, become stained, have flimsy backing, and some can even melt in very hot sun.

StarPro Greens artificial grass looks natural because our design is better than cheaper synthetic turf. Our SPG-80, SPG-90, SPG-100, and SPG-US synthetic turf all have four colors: two colors of green grass blades, atop a thatch that has a third green and a brown to look like expired blades. The natural look is created by a combination of these carefully chosen colors that make it not too bright in winter and not too dull in summer.

Our SPG-70 has 3 colors, two green color blades and a green thatch, ideal for those living in warm climates where really green grass without any brown looks more natural.

Our thick thatch at the base supports the artificial grass blades so they remain erect, unlike cheaply-made synthetic grass that over time falls flat. Beware of cheaply-made grass that lacks a thick thatch. While infilling the synthetic turf with sand is not required, it is usually recommended. Putting 1/2″ to 3/4″ of sand into the artificial turf will increase the support of the grass blades, standing them straighter, plus it adds softness and weight to the synthetic turf, and extends the life.

When comparing artificial grass to buy, it is helpful to note face and gross weights. The face weight indicates the amount of grass blade material per square yard, so it indicates grass density. Gross weight is the total weight of a square yard of artificial grass, including the grass blades and the backing material. You’ll notice that StarPro Greens artificial grass is heavier than cheaper synthetic turf.

In areas where pets will soil artificial grass, you’ll want our SPG-DOG, SPG-US, or SPG-100 synthetic turf, because they have our UltraFlo backing for superior drainage to more easily wash away pet waste with a garden hose or rainfall.

StarPro Greens artificial turf is manufactured in the world’s largest artificial grass factory utilizing eco-friendly methods and materials that can be recycled.

Why Install the Best Artificial Grass Versus Real Grass?

There are lots of good reasons to consider StarPro Greens artificial grass, also known as synthetic turf or “fake grass.”

Artificial grass always looks great.

Synthetic turf won’t turn brown in winter, during droughts, or become infected by disease or insects. StarPro Greens artificial grass turfs look like real grass because they have two shades of green blades, plus in the thatch, a third green color and a tan to mimic expired grass blades. Our synthetic turf has a soft, plush, natural feel when you walk on it. Our grass looks real enough to be preferred by golf courses and driving ranges, sports fields, and even very expensive homes and commercial buildings that want their lawns looking perfect year round, with little maintenance and ongoing expense.

Home with StarPro Greens Artificial Grass Turf

Artificial grass means less work!

You won’t waste your time mowing, watering, weeding, fertilizing, spraying, and reseeding. More time to play on your lawn!

Artificial grass is ideal for high traffic areas.

It won’t turn brown or die due to heavy traffic from people or pets.  Synthetic turn won’t wear out because it’s durable. It’s great for sports fields, pet areas, playgrounds (consider HIC’s ratings in some applications), school yards, and areas where there is high pedestrian traffic, such as bordering parking areas, sidewalks, etc.

Artificial grass is low maintenance and therefore lower cost over time.

You won’t need to spend time and money on lawn mowing, gas, fertilizers, and chemicals to fight weeds, insects and diseases. You’ll save big time on water and your water bill will reflect a significant reduction. With synthetic turf, if dirt is spilled on it or a pet soils it too much, you just need an occasional washing with a garden hose or brushing with a broom. It is safe to use a mild dish detergent solution or biodegradable dishwashing solution on spots. In the fall, leaves are easy to blow in the direction of the turf grain.

Artificial grass thrives in places where natural grass is unfeasible.

It’s difficult to grow and keep real grass on sharp slopes where it washes away, areas that are too muddy or too dry, ground where tree roots rob all the moisture, or spots where shade trees block the sun that grass needs to survive. Synthetic turf is perfect for difficult areas like these.

Artificial grass is ideal for dry climates where watering is expensive or limited by law.

Water shortages and droughts resulting in watering restrictions make it hard to keep real grass healthy. Water costs in some areas are costly and the one-time-installation cost of synthetic turf is cheaper in the long run. Plus it helps conserve water. In some states or local areas, government offers financial incentives to you for installing artificial grass instead of watering a natural lawn.

Artificial grass is great for dogs and pets.

You won’t have a muddy dog dirtying your home or car. Your dog won’t tear up synthetic turf because it’s tough enough to withstand claws. We make types of artificial grass that are best for pets. In dog pens and dog runs where dogs frequently soil artificial grass in the same spots, it’s best to install a drainage system under the turf to keep it clean. We have instructions.

Artificial grass is easy to install.

Our step-by-step artificial grass turf installation instructions help you do-it-yourself, unless you prefer to hire a landscape firm.