Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)

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Sam Shueh
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Michelle

I investigated several local guys $9-$11 a sf. Lot of surface preparation. I got a grant $2/sf from SC H2O District and another $1/sf from the town I live in coverted to drought tolerant. But it is reversible to real grass per my design. Mine almost paid for itself with the 2 grants.  You can also ask

your carpet guys some will do it right and not charge as much as these specialists.  My objection is the feel and it is hot to stand on it barefoot.

drought tolerant

Aug 02, 2018 06:29 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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Certainly a lot of municipalities and commercial ventures, I have no personal knowledge. 

Aug 02, 2018 05:32 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

No homes here in NH have it although it would be nice an deasy to care for. 

Aug 02, 2018 05:22 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Sorry, all I have and have ever had was "real" grass.

Aug 02, 2018 05:12 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I need to check what we are using in Florida for a border of a concrete patio. It does look like real grass. I will check with the contractor.

Aug 02, 2018 04:53 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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I have never used an artificial grass system.

Aug 02, 2018 04:36 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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My grass is real...and it's fabulous!  [Seinfeld reference]

Seriously, I've never installed fake grass, nor have any of my clients. Sorry, I'm no help!

Aug 02, 2018 07:18 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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Don't know about artificial grass.  

Aug 02, 2018 06:35 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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We have not

Aug 02, 2018 05:33 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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The never ending battle with grubs, web-worm and mole crickets gives one purpose to get out of bed every morning. 

So I stick with St Augustine.

K9Grass (antimicrobial protection and flow-through backing) however, is what appears most often in the Tampa Bay, FL area.

Aug 02, 2018 05:16 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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only on our local athletic fields would you find astroturf....

Aug 02, 2018 05:15 AM
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Aida Pinto
United Associated Brokers - Long Beach, CA
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Great questions.  I will be looking out for answers, as I would like to know as well.   

Aug 01, 2018 10:27 PM
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Aug 02, 2018 04:49 AM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

I have not, we just bought an artificial Christmas Tree after be anti them for 50 years.  We are so happy it is unbelievable.  No fire danger, no mess, peace of mind.  Artificial Grass might take many years for us to try.

Aug 02, 2018 04:23 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

We have plentiful source of water in central Washington so no need for artificial turf here. 

Aug 02, 2018 01:48 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

In town we have an owner who installed a permeable artificial turf on their backyard which boarders the river which flows through town.  They did this due to the grass in their backyard dying due to over use.  However, many people complained to the city about this and the owners were given orders to remove the turf.  They are fighting it. 

Aug 02, 2018 11:23 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

We see them on playing fields but not on in yards of homes in our area. 

We have enough rain for green grass most of the time.

Aug 02, 2018 09:39 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I've tried, but it is just too darned expensive.  The cheapo stuff is going for 83 cents a sqft.  Installation is a serious process.  I'm looking at some to just throw down under a gazebo in my back yard and it is looking to be a bit cost prohibitive.

Aug 02, 2018 09:13 AM
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Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

Interesting... I and everyone around me all have "real grass" (yard type...:)

I'm not aware that I have seen it anywhere I have been... seems it would be an interesting thing to look into... but I don't know if I want to frolic on the fake stuff... the real grass is so smooth, smells good, and is sexy to frolic on/in when at a nice healthy green 4 inch height... :)

Aug 02, 2018 09:06 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I have no first-hand experience with this.  Some of my friends and clients have ... and they regretted not looking more deeply into the toxins in what they choose ... and how the toxins pollute the environment. 

Aug 02, 2018 08:08 AM
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Kevin J. May
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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I see it daily here in San Diego, it's very popular and starting to look more realistic as the technology improves. But alas, I live in a townhome and have no need for grass at all, so I'm at a loss for what "systems" my clients have purchased and generally they do that without consulting me for a referral-one of the few trades I'm never asked to refer.

Aug 02, 2018 07:21 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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A bunch of neighbors have but don't know any details.

Aug 02, 2018 06:57 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Michelle,

I have seen very little of it here.  Mostly around gas stations and they do not look good to my eyes. Most people opt out for Xeriscape.  Those who have big estates have lawns, because they have Artesian wells, they draw on.  

Aug 02, 2018 06:51 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I've never done this.

Aug 02, 2018 06:14 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No experience other than a piece I bought from Home Depot for my balcony!

Aug 02, 2018 05:27 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
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No experience with artificial grass I don't think in Northern Virginia it would be appreciated our climate allows for actual LAWNS ;-)

Aug 06, 2018 04:08 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I had one buyer add it to the back small yard of her patio home, and not sure what company, but it came up quite easy, and she was not happy with it.

Aug 05, 2018 01:50 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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Live in condo. No grass anymore for me. 

Aug 04, 2018 07:57 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900 - checking the answers - I may need one... lol!

Aug 02, 2018 10:18 PM
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Bob Crane
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Dont think I have ever heard of such a thing.

Aug 02, 2018 08:40 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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Good question Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900 I have not had an experience with artifical grass and will be reading the comments on those that have!

Aug 02, 2018 07:02 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
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While some people do install the fake grass for that year round green look, it can get very hot and burn the bottom of bare feet when in full sun. My husband has installed it in the past and it can look fantastic if done correctly. Need to consider quality when purchasing.

Aug 02, 2018 06:01 PM