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Worried About Your Synthetic Turf Fading Or Staining?

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Some considering synthetic turf may have concerns over whether it will fade or stain over time. While the concern is understandable, synthetic turf is an incredibly durable product that is not prone to staining or fading.

The fact that artificial grass remains green all year and looks fantastic even in harsh weather is the reason many people choose it. It also is low maintenance eliminating the need for chores like mowing, weeding and applying chemicals like fertilizers and pesticides.

There are two main reasons why synthetic turf is resistant to staining and fading.

Manufacturing Materials

Synthetic turf is primarily made of nylon and polyurethane, but it also has other items in the manufacturing mix that adds to its durability. Artificial grass will not rip or tear. Pets can’t dig through it or rip it. The same material that makes it durable also prevents staining.

Materials used in manufacturing synthetic turf don’t allow fluids to seep into the blades. Since fluids and other materials that would stain rinse off the blades rather than seeping in, they can’t cause stains. Learn more about our products here.

Protection from the Sun

Artificial grass is created with UV stabilizers in the mix, which prevent the product from fading. Artificial turf with UV stabilizers has less than an 8 percent fade over a decade.

The stabilizers are added as the blades are created, so it is part of the fabric and will not wear off and can’t be washed off.

Reality of Fading

There will be some slight fading as the product ages, but it is minimal if you get a quality product. Most synthetic grass comes with a 10-year warranty, so it is guaranteed for at least a decade. It is made to withstand extreme weather, although the type of weather it endures could contribute to fading.

There are some things that can damage your synthetic turf. Caustic chemicals, like battery acid, can damage it along with other petroleum-based chemicals. It is recommended these type of chemicals be kept away from your artificial grass. Also, chemicals like bleach and certain home cleaners will likely damage artificial turf. Basically, any chemical that can damage fabric can hurt a synthetic grass lawn since the product is a manufactured fabric.

Things You Can Do to Protect Your Lawn

There are things a homeowner with synthetic turf can do to protect their investment. The first, and most important thing is to follow instructions given to you by the manufacturer regarding maintenance.

The second thing to do occasionally is to rinse it. While artificial grass does not require watering like natural grass, it does need to be rinsed to prevent staining and fading. This is especially true if you live in an extremely hot, dusty environment. An occasional rinse will remove dust and keep your grass looking fresh.

Be sure to remove any debris from your yard as soon as you see it. Tree sap from branches is hard to remove once it has hardened. Food debris from wrappers or other items your kids may bring out could also be messy for your lawn. These things can be removed by freezing it away.

It is a good idea to move heavy items on your lawn, like lawn furniture around sometimes. Leaving heavy objects to sit on your artificial grass for a long period of time will compress it. Also, it allows uneven sun exposure, which can become noticeable over a long period of time.

Considering its durability and low-maintenance, synthetic turf remains a solid choice to improve your landscaping. It will look fantastic for years and will save you money on maintenance in the long run.

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How Does Synthetic Turf Keep Water From Puddling? Find out!

Synthetic Turf Keep Water From Puddling

Those who have synthetic turf will tell you that it’s a great way to resolve any drainage or pudding problems. This is one of the best advantages of installing synthetic turf. There are several reasons why it works so well to resolve draining issues.


Those installing your synthetic turf will prepare the land first by removing all the natural grass. They will then evaluate the topography and work to level it before installing artificial grass. That means installers will eliminate dips and valleys in your yard that typically are areas where water pools. Your yard will be as level as possible before installation begins.

Creating Channels

Your installers may create channels in your yard as part of the project. This method allows water to drain down a slope to one low area at your yard’s edge. Installers dig to create a number of channels to allow drainage. The channels can be as simple as smaller paths for water in the cover material or a complete network of larger tubes that produces maximum drainage.

Yards that have a gentle slope are perfect for using the channel method.

Finger System

Those installing your synthetic turf may use the finger system to eliminate drainage and pooling issues. This has basically four components. The first could include grooves created in the soil to maximize drainage. These are small and filled with pea gravel or another stone. The small network of grooves is why it’s called the finger system as it allows water to trickle down into the soil or a pooling area.

The ground cover lays on the dirt, then infill is placed and the synthetic turf carpet layer is installed on top. The artificial grass carpet has holes for penetration. Typically, it has a mesh backing so water can pass through. The water then goes through the infill and then through the ground cover. Eventually, it seeps into the soil below.

Blade Coating

The ways synthetic blades are manufactured reduces pooling or drainage issues. Blades are coating with a protective material to prevent them from slipping out of their backing. Typically, the coating is porous so water drains through the product to the ground. The other manufacturing option is the grass fabric includes holes to allow drainage.

The manufacturing standards for synthetic grass makes it an effective product to eliminate water pooling or drainage issues. The methods used in installation also further reduces problems related to water drainage.

Installing synthetic turf is one good way to resolve some common problems many homeowners experience with their yards. Once it is installed, you will find you can use your whole yard more because there will not be puddles or mud. That means more time for the whole family to spend outside!

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Learn What Artificial Grass Maintenance Entails

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No yard is completely maintenance free, but artificial grass maintenance is far less cumbersome than the work you must do to keep up with a natural grass yard.

Those who have traditional natural grass yards must constantly mow, weed, rake, water, fertilize, aerate, and use chemicals like weed killer and pesticides. Homeowners with artificial grass do none of that. Continue reading Learn What Artificial Grass Maintenance Entails

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Is Cleaning Artificial Turf Difficult? See For Yourself!

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Some considering artificial turf may be hesitating because they are uncertain how to clean or maintain it. For those use to mowing, weeding, spraying and edging, it may seem too simple to maintain yard with artificial turf. Yet, it is simple.

Artificial turf is low-maintenance but does require some care. You do need to pick up debris and occasionally clean soiled areas. Even with that, caring for artificial turf requires much less effort and expense than caring for a natural lawn. Continue reading Is Cleaning Artificial Turf Difficult? See For Yourself!

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Drought Brings New Water Conservation Rules

Synthetic grass helps fight drought
Water Waste After Drought

Despite Gov. Jerry Brown declaring an end to California’s historic five-year drought, he recently signed two new laws into effect that will require California cities and water districts to establish permanent water conservation standards, regardless of whether or not we are in a state of a drought.

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Improve Your Business by Installing Synthetic Turf

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Synthetic turf is becoming more popular for residential use, but some may not realize it can be extremely beneficial to businesses as well. You can improve your overall business environment by installing synthetic turf.

Improve Beauty with Synthetic Turf

Your business property is the first impression your customers will see. They will develop an impression from that first view. Maintaining landscaping on business properties can be a challenge, but synthetic grass is an easy way to get a great look with little effort.

Synthetic turf looks green all year, regardless of the weather. It will look green in the middle of a drought or winter cold. It comes with drainage that can keep heavy rains from pooling into puddles. It will constantly look uniform and give your customers the positive impression you are seeking. That will improve your overall brand.

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The Water Battle in California Continues… Synthetic Turf is One Answer!

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The cost of water in California continues to climb and depending up your location and the size of your lawn, you may be easily spending well over $1,200 per year just to keep your lawn beautiful. And no doubt you can expect that trend to continue.

Water levels continue to be a huge problem in our beautiful state. Statistic show that the last few years have been some of the driest on record. This has lead to a huge shortage. Yes, it may have rained a little bit of late, which makes it seem as if the issue is gone, but don’t fool yourself. Our water levels are at critical levels and we must do our part to conserve as much water as possible.

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Improve Your Child’s Play Area By Eliminating The Mess with Artificial Turf

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Have you ever realized that children are like little magnets for dirt? They have a habit of attracting scrap elbows, dirty hands, and grass-stained knees while playing on the lawn. Most people believe there is no way to combat these dirty habits. They just assume there is nothing they can do about their child getting dirty while playing in forts, swinging on swing sets, and sliding down slides. Oh, but those people would be wrong!

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Athletic Facilities Thrive on Artificial Grass

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If you are considering a new sports facility or gym with an artificial turf surface, Artificial Turf Express can help you with the process. Let us upgrade your facility and not only lower maintenance costs, but improve your user’s experience.

Artificial turf provides the perfect surface for most recreational activities and gyms. Not only is it cost effective and low maintenance, it has a variety of benefits that make it the best choice over any other flooring option. Artificial turf is nothing new to sports or gyms. It was used in the 1960’s for indoor football fields and has been popping up in gyms everywhere over the past few decades. The many benefits are why.

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