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.
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.
The Artificial Grass Production Process
Many early models of synthetic grass gained a reputation for discoloration. The vintage artificial grass production process was far less sophisticated than what we have today. Under direct exposure to sunlight, turf fibers begin to discolor at a disconcerting rate. After a couple of years, synthetic turf will look bland and unimpressive. This eventually became the general public’s consensus about artificial turf. Because of this reputation, some people are still skeptical about turf.
Artificial Grass Terminology: What You Need to Know
For new buyers, knowing all of the artificial grass terminology can be challenging. Customers often ask us what all of these terms are, and what they have to do with their turf projects.
Artificial Lawn Maintenance Tips
One of the perks of artificial turf is that requires much less water and maintenance than real grass. However, even synthetic grass does need some upkeep to stay lush and green year-round. Regular foot traffic, falling leaves, and pet waste are just a few factors that can diminish the appearance of your lawn. Here are a few artificial lawn maintenance tips to keep your grass looking and feeling its best.
Synthetic grass is much easier to care for than natural grass. You don’t have to drag a heavy bag of smelly fertilizer around. There’s no need to use harsh chemicals that could raise allergies and are harmful to mother nature. Let’s not forget the double benefit of conserving water and lowering that water bill. And what may be the biggest bonus of all – you don’t have to waste your weekends trying to start the lawn mower!
Having said that, there’s still some work you need to do to keep your lawn clean and safe. Here are a few artificial grass maintenance tips you can follow to promote the longevity of your lawn: