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The Basics of Artificial Grass

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The Basics of Artificial Grass – What Do I Need to Know?

basics of artificial grassGetting started on a DIY artificial grass project can be overwhelming. There are tons of things to know, and finding the basics of artificial grass is sometimes difficult. There are many resources on the internet about how to install artificial turf, but many of them over look certain fundamentals. For example, it’s not always clear how much time an installation can take. Also, some guides feature more about the actual turf installation process, while leaving the prep work up to the imagination. For a rookie turf installer, that can be confusing. The purpose of this article is to help you understand the basics of artificial grass.

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Are you ready for a do it yourself project?

Are you ready for a do it yourself project

Are you ready for a do it yourself project?

Interested in sprucing up your front or back yard; but don’t want to shell out a fortune to licensed contractors in order to get it done? Ever thought to yourself, “You know what, I think I can do it myself!” May we suggest a few things before you take that leap? Its an excellent idea to do an installation yourself. Financially, you can save a ton of money on contractor costs and labor. One must keep in mind though all the things that come into play when considering installing artificial turf by yourself. This blog will name a few things one should consider when thinking, “Are you ready for a do it yourself project?”

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The difference between low and high quality artificial turf

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Low vs High Quality Artificial Turf – What’s the difference?

It’s not always easy to understand what the characteristics of high quality artificial turf are. When customers come into our showroom, they obviously want to get the best bang for their buck. Sometimes they’ll be looking into our SX-50 product, because it’s the cheapest. While it is by no means a bad product, it isn’t the most versatile. It is actually designed for athletic purposes, so if you’re looking to get cost-effective sports turf, it’s perfect. If you’re looking for a home landscaping product, it may be more practical to examine some of our other products.

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The Best Synthetic Grass for Dogs

The Best Synthetic Grass for Dogs

synthetic grass for dogsPet owners greatly value their furry friends, but we all know that pets can be messy. A great solution for many is getting synthetic grass for dogs. But which  is the best synthetic grass for dogs, one might ask. There are a number of synthetic grass options that are suitable for our canine companions but a few stand out from the rest, if you know what to look for.

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Top 5 Uses for Artificial Turf Remnants

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Top 5 Uses for Artificial Turf Remnants

Many customers shop at Artificial Turf Express in search of artificial turf remnants to find smaller, less expensive pieces to use for their various projects or in place of other household material. Whether it be for a doormat, an art project, a floor mat inside your car or for your very own budget do-it-yourself project in your front or back yard – here are the top 5 uses for artificial turf remnants.

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Artificial Grass Blade Shapes: Why Does it Matter?

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Artificial Grass Blade Shapes: What you need to know

artificial grass blade shapesThere are many things to know about artificial grass blade shapes. The shapes will definitely influence your turf’s durability, sheen, and softness. People generally want their turf to be durable, although some products are more appropriate for high traffic areas. For example, many peoples are turned off by turf that looks too shiny. The sheen of a turf product is generally influenced by its blade width. Some people are looking for turf specifically for landscaping purposes, such as our Natural Fescue product. But in order to understand blade types, we should look at certain products, such as our W Fescue Pro.

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3 Tips to Avoid Damaging Your Synthetic Lawn

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3 Tips to Avoid Damaging Your Synthetic Lawn

Generally speaking, synthetic lawns are far more durable than a natural lawn. As many people know, natural lawns are subject to damage from pets, or heavy foot traffic, or the changing seasons. With synthetic grass, these are not issues, but there are some other things to consider. Despite this, artificial grass can be damaged from caustic chemicals, severe heat, sharp objects, and everything else that can damage plastic and polyethylene.

Installing a synthetic lawn is definitely a large investment. If you want your investment to be worth it, you’ll need to know how to maintain and protect your turf. Here are the things that you’ll want to avoid to maintain your synthetic lawn.

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Artificial Grass for Agility Training: A New Way to Get Fit

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Artificial Grass for Agility Training

agility turfMany local gyms have installed artificial grass for agility training in their facilities. These include Gold’s Gym, Bay Club, and many others. It has been increasingly popular in recent years because of its potential to improve cardiovascular health. Some of these benefits include:

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Artificial Grass Terminology: The Most Common Terms

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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.

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Insects and Artificial Turf: Get the most out of your backyard parties!

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Insects and Artificial Turf: A Simple Solution

insects and artificial turfAre you tired of ants, mosquitoes, flies ruining a backyard get together? Bugs make it tough to have fun at a summertime house party. People often spend countless dollars on mosquito nets, bug traps, and other things to ward off these pests. What do you need to know about insects and artificial turf; is there solution?

You could resolve this issue by installing synthetic turf. Bugs are drawn to standing water, which can occur when natural grass is covered by shade. This prevents water from evaporating, which saturates the lawn with dampness.

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