The Basics of Artificial Grass – What Do I Need to Know?
Getting 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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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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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.
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FAQs About Artificial Grass
Many customers come to us to get the highest quality artificial grass in the San Jose area. Usually, before you make a purchase like this, you want some general information, such as FAQs about artificial grass, best installation techniques, or safety information. The purpose of this article is to give you some useful information about artificial grass.
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Synthetic Lawn Maintenance Tips
The most important thing to realize about synthetic lawn maintenance is that taking care of an artificial lawn is much easier than a natural lawn. With an all-natural lawn, trimmings as well as edgings need to be consistently discarded. Synthetic grass does not create any type of grass waste. Aside from tree debris like sticks and leaves, there isn’t much to do, but there are a few things to know.
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Synthetic Turf Council Releases a Video Discussing the Truth About Crumb Rubber
Many artificial turf companies have received a backlash on their use of infill. This video talks the truth about crumb rubber, so that people learn more about it. At Artificial Turf Express, we sell many types of infill, including crumb rubber, silica sand, walnut shell, and a coated silica sand.
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The Lifespan of Artificial Grass
By design, synthetic grass is developed to be durable as well as long lasting. It is created from polypropylene and nylon, as well as various other fibers that represent its capability to survive numerous years. With appropriate treatment as well as upkeep, synthetic grass could last upwards of 25 years with just marginal indications of wear and tear. Here are some things to consider when understanding the lifespan of artificial grass.
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Artificial turf has been growing in popularity over the last 2 or 3 years as homeowners look for ways to keep their lawns green in this Northern California drought. And what’s not to love? Its luxuriant green blades look convincingly like real grass, but require much less maintenance and use almost no water. Better yet, artificial turf is durable as well as attractive – your kids and pets can play to their hearts content and never come away muddy, grass-stained, or cause dead spots on your lawn.
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Climatologists predict a strong El Niño this winter and some Californians are hailing it as the end of the drought – and of their water conservation efforts. However, it’s too soon to celebrate just yet, and here’s why:
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“Brown is the New Green”, proclaims a hand-lettered sign perched over a crispy yellow lawn in California. As the record-breaking drought continues, we’re seeing more brown and yellow lawns. And while the water saved is great, dead grass just isn’t very attractive. Many homeowners are opting to replace their lawns with artificial turf, or simply paint their brown grass green.
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The grass is always greener — especially when it’s plastic.
That’s the credo behind the latest drought-coping trend in the Santa Clarita Valley as water-conscious residents, conservation-minded water officials and fake-grass merchants move toward lawn alternatives, one of which is using lifelike artificial turf.
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For soccer players in Los Angeles, now is the summer of our discontent. We’ve seen the grass turn from green to brown to dirt to sand.
But L.A. is in the midst of a dramatic move that would save a ton of water and improve the quality of soccer games for generations: replacing its 100-odd grass fields with synthetic grass, or artificial turf.
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The Simi Valley City Council
Monday night expanded the allowed uses of artificial turf throughout the city to conserve water during the state’s severe drought.
The council adopted an ordinance allowing use of synthetic grass, which does not require as much watering as real grass, in up to 50 percent of the landscape area of multifamily residential and nonresidential properties. The ordinance would not trump homeowners associations rules that forbid synthetic grass, but proposed legislation in Sacramento would.
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A bill that would allow Californians who live in homeowner associations to replace their lawns with artificial turf, without fear of fines, easily passed its first hurdle in the state Assembly on Wednesday.
By a 7-0 vote, the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee approved the legislation, which is authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, and sponsored by the San Diego County Water Authority.
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We all love beautiful, lush green lawns, but we also need water to sustain life. With water conservation becoming increasingly important particularly in California and the dry Southwestern deserts, many people are considering replacing their real lawn with artificial grass. One of the primary benefits of installing synthetic turf products at your home or business is a reduction of water consumption, resulting in cost savings to you while benefiting the environment in multiple ways.
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Spring has sprung, and with summer closing in fast you’ll need that perfect family and friends backyard oasis ready to go for chilling in the sunshine and enjoying a few barbecues.
However, with a great lawn, comes a great amount of time and a solid amount of money. If you want your grass to look perfect, it needs care and attention. You need to cut the lawn, you need to pick the weeds, you need to keep the slugs and the bugs at bay. You need to stop the dogs from burying toys in your slice of paradise, and you need to make sure the neighbor’s cat uses his own litter box instead of appropriating your garden.
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Artificial grass is great. It can give you that perfect, rolling green lawn all year around, with having to worry about the usual mud, mess and fuss of a real grass garden. No creepy crawlies, no mowing, no watering, no weeding, artificial grass takes care of it all.
But like a good garden or any good floor, you’ve got to know what you’re doing to get the best results. While installing artificial grass is relatively easy and shouldn’t be a problem for anyone with even the most basic DIY skills – even if you’re the kind of person who is baffled by IKEA furniture – these top tips will help ensure that the grass is always greener for you.
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Synthetic grass can enhance the attractiveness of your Bay Area home or business. Adding a little patch of green is not as difficult as it seems, and the members of your household will most certainly appreciate it. Artificial grass can offer your family — or your customers, if you’re a business owner — the joys that natural grass is known to present without the inordinate amount of care that the natural stuff requires. An artificial turf patch can go a long way in making a high-trafficked area a lot more pleasant.
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