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.
We all know that switching from natural lawns to artificial turf can save a ton of water. However if you’re still watering other plants on your property, your water bill still has a way to go. Over the last few years, we have seen many people converting their yards to be more resistant to the California drought. This is great, and if that’s something that you’re looking into for your home, this article is a great starting point, so here are 5 drought tolerant plants for your yard.
There 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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for more creative uses for synthetic turf? Here are some of our suggestions!
Synthetic lawns are often used for sports, however property owners are uncovering that having a drought-resistant lawn could hold numerous advantages. Also, that there are many creative uses for synthetic turf that aren’t usually considered. Considering that artificial turf needs no mowing, cutting or water, homeowners conserve money and time on landscaping. In addition, having a lavish, environment-friendly landscape is aesthetically beautiful, and also the soft blades are optimal for other uses. Here are some of the ideas we’ve used.
People with pools at home find many the advantages of getting backyard artificial grass installed. They find that artificial grass is very versatile and can be used on outdoor patios, as well as decks, and even for above ground swimming pools. Standard lawn systems dry out rapidly, and are tarnished and stained by chlorine or other swimming pool chemicals.
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.
Synthetic grass can be placed on nearly any type of surface area. Numerous health clubs and gyms are putting artificial turf on concrete rather than carpeting. This partially due to its appearance and also because it helps athletes in their training. Turf provides better traction than concrete, which can be hugely beneficial for an exercise routine.
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:
So you finally decided to put in artificial grass and are running into terms like “Face Weight” and “Pile Height”. Wait, what? Time to learn the lingo and understand everything you need to know about artificial grass, related tools, and accessories. Artificial Turf Express has your back when it comes to all things turf. The ATE team has complied some of the industries most commonly used artificial turf terms to help you step up your game.
Synthetic grass is much easier to care for than natural grass. You do not have to drag a heavy bag of smelly fertilizer around. There is no need to use harsh chemicals that could raise allergies. And the biggest bonus of all – you don’t have to waste your weekends trying to start the lawn mower!
Having said that, there is still some work you need to do to keep your lawn clean and safe. Here are a few tips you can follow to promote the longevity of your lawn:
Last week, we had a customer (I’ll call him Bob) come to us with an interesting idea for a Mother’s Day gift. His mom’s always loved to garden, but doing yard work had become harder and harder over the years. A couple of years ago she had moved from her longtime home into a smaller town home with a compact, shaded courtyard. Bob wanted to make sure his mom had plenty of hands-on space for plantings and some grassy areas for reading and entertaining friends.
With the Go Green movement really taking stride, it is very important to do everything you can to do your part as well. When updating your home to be more environmental friendly it is very important to consider your lawn. Many of Americans do not realize how many chemicals they are putting into their lawns to make it greener; natural lawns are no longer very natural. Now that spring is creeping up on us it is time to update your lawn, help the environment and give yourself a yard you can enjoy. Below I have listed several reasons why installing a synthetic turf lawn will make your home more “Green.”
Artificial turf – you have probably seen it in sports stadiums or even on your neighbor’s lawn and didn’t even realize it wasn’t real. Maybe you’re just starting to do the research and or wonder whether it’s a good if is it alternative for your yard? Well, just as recently as 10-years ago, the answer may have been no. However, with the advancements in artificial turf products and thanks in part to the new developments by artificial turf manufacturers, synthetic lawns are becoming an ever present alternative for homeowners around the country.