A landscaper and Hometalk member recommended this product in a recent discussion:
But he did say it was a five to six year investment compared to sod:
We are using a lot of this turf in our projects. We highly recommend it if you are looking for a very low maintenance lawn.
I agree with @John Madison Landscape, Inc. Despite this initial cost, an artificial lawn is nevertheless an economical option because, when you tally the costs of maintenance, cleaning, mowing and fertilizing incident to the ownership of a natural grass lawn, and then compare that with the initial cost of installing a synthetic grass replacement, the synthetic grass pays for itself in savings many times over in the long run. So, yes, the initial investment is not cheap, but it is cheaper than owning a natural grass lawn.
have a small area that doesn't get sun bought some stuff at home depot expensive but for small area not bad 10 year garenity. . mine doesn't get walked on,,. has ,,,gone,through 2 winters now ..still looks good...
looks like real grass.