Synthetic or Natural – Which Lawn is Right for You?

The look and health of their lawn are often at the forefront of many homeowners’ minds. Come spring time, lawn care demands a good deal of time and attention, leaving homeowners looking for quality topsoil, mulch, and landscaping supplies in Edmonton. Some homeowners even consider making the switch to a synthetic lawn instead.

At the Black Dirt Company, we provide both synthetic lawns and landscaping supplies in Edmonton for natural lawns, so we know a thing or two about the differences between them. Here are four factors you can consider to help decide which one is better for you.

Choosing synthetic or natural lawn


Many people are hesitant to make the switch from a natural to a synthetic lawn because they’ve seen unnatural-looking synthetic grass in the past. It’s worth it to take another look, because today’s synthetic grass carpets look far more real than they used to. In fact, you’re likely to have a hard time telling the difference between a natural and a synthetic lawn. Plus, with synthetic grass you can achieve even green coverage throughout your lawn, even in shady spots.


Just like synthetic grass is closely mimicking the look of natural grass, it is now more closely mimicking the feel of natural grass as well. Advancements in technology and use of better materials have made it possible to create softer and less abrasive synthetic grass that your kids and pets can safely run around and play on.


Keeping a natural lawn looking great requires a great deal of maintenance, such as lawn mowing, fertilizer and pesticide applications, and weed killing. Without proper maintenance, your grass may wither, attract insects, and become overgrown and overrun by weeds. Synthetic lawns, on the other hand, don’t really require much work after they’ve been laid down. All you’ll really have to do is give your lawn a rinse with a garden hose if it hasn’t rained in a while.


On the outset, you’re likely going to find yourself paying more to have a synthetic lawn installed than you would pay for natural lawn landscaping supplies. However, you should also factor in the long-term costs associated with keeping a natural lawn green and healthy. A high-quality synthetic lawn can last you for many years, and you won’t have to spend a dime on fertilizers, sprinklers, pesticides, lawn mowers, or weed killers.

Landscaping Supplies in Edmonton for Your Synthetic or Natural Lawn

Whether you’ve decided that natural or synthetic is right for your property, The Black Dirt Company has you covered with all of the landscaping supplies in Edmonton that you’ll need to create a beautiful lawn. We carry synthetic lawn if that’s the route you’ve decided to go, or, if your heart is set on a natural lawn, we can provide you with mulch in Edmonton and topsoil in Edmonton.

If you have any more questions about our products and services, or if you’d like more advice on synthetic and natural lawns, just contact The Black Dirt Company today.