Those considering synthetic grass for their home lawn sometimes pause because they aren’t sure what is involved in maintaining it. The installation has an upfront cost, so people don’t want to jeopardize their investment with a lack of knowledge regarding upkeep.
Synthetic grass maintenance isn’t a complicated subject, but there are some things to be aware of before installation. Understanding your product and its maintenance requirements goes a long way to developing routine maintenance habits.
Did you know the average American homeowner spends more than 40 hours a year on lawn care? Having a nice lawn is great, but it also takes a lot of energy, money and, most importantly, your precious time! Learn how much time natural grass is taking from you and then check out artificial grass as an alternative.
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Natural Vs Synthetic Lawn – What’s the difference in cost?
There are a lot of things to consider with natural vs synthetic lawn installations. First and foremost, there are many environmental benefits, but let’s get down to the bottom line. How much is it actually going to cost? We get this question all the time. Here’s a cost analysis we’ve put together that compares natural vs synthetic lawn from Artificial Turf Express:
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Weed Control for Synthetic Grass
This is the second article in our series about weed control for synthetic grass. We are often asked about what you preventative measures you can take to prevent weed growth. Obviously, spilling sugary drinks like soda or spitting sunflower seeds on the turf are bad ideas. But do those things actually prevent weed growth? Not exactly. However, one of the the main contributing factors for weeds on synthetic lawns is the introduction of organic matter to the turf. This is problematic because in its natural state, artificial grass has no organic matter.
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Weed Control for Artificial Grass: What You Need to Know
Weeds: More Insidious than Meets the Eye
People often come to us with questions about weed control for artificial grass. There is a lot to know, and people are often mystified when weeds grow around or through their turf. What’s worse, not all turf installations are going to require you to protect against weeds. Weeds can definitely be ugly, but they can also be dangerous if you have a synthetic turf sports field. They seem harmless, but they actually decrease the field’s athletic performance and increase the potential for injury. With all this unpredictability, what gives?
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If you live in a low-water area, or if you’re just tired of constant lawn maintenance, you’re in good company.
More homeowners are saving time, water — and their backs — by switching from real grass to artificial turf.
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No mowing and saves water, too? Synthetic turf indeed sounds like the perfect lawn for parched landscapes.
Recent technological innovations make today’s fake grass look better than the real thing. Dogs like it. Neighbors can’t tell the difference. And in the grips of prolonged drought, a no-water green space has its appeal.
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As drought levels continue to rise, home and business owners in hot, arid climates seek alternatives to water-intensive natural turf grass. Water restrictions are in place for many areas of the country, and some drought-stricken areas like here in California are offering rebate programs for those replacing their natural grass lawns with water-wise plants or artificial turf landscaping.
Lawn irrigation is one of the largest culprits of residential water usage. The typical natural grass lawn requires 55 gallons of water per square foot per year, or 82,500 gallons for a modest 1,500 square foot lawn.
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Oh, weeds! The dreaded subject of any lawn care person. Weeds always seem to pop up everywhere and anywhere, but with a synthetic grass lawn you will not need to worry about weeds any longer.
Yes, even with the installation of your own synthetic lawn, you will still spot a few weeds sprouting up in your lawn, but not to worry they will not grow big. When you install your own synthetic grass you will see that there is a sand infill to help disperse any moisture in your lawn. Well this sand infill can actually provide a hydroponic environment, which is friendly for weeds to grown in. The synthetic grass also has a backing which is strong enough to keep the roots of the weeds from growing into the soil.
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When doing research for ways to improve your lawn by yourself it is always fun to see the difference we can make in the environment around us. Artificial grass may not strike you as “Going Green” because it is artificial, but there are so many ways that artificial turf is helping rather than hindering.
Continue reading Bet You Didn’t Know These – ‘Go Green’ Artificial Grass Facts