Artificial grass and artificial turf are terms that are often used interchangeably to refer to synthetic grass. Artificial turf is a man-made surface made from synthetic materials, designed to look like natural grass. It is commonly used in home landscapes, backyard putting greens, pet areas, and sports applications where a natural grass playing surface is not possible or desirable, such as in indoor stadiums. Artificial grass can also be used for decorative purposes in landscaping, public parks, and home gardens.
There are many benefits to using artificial turf over natural grass and is also more versatile because it can be installed in a variety of locations and climates, and offers usability all-year-round.
Some of biggest benefits of artificial grass include:
- Reduced maintenance costs: Artificial turf does not require regular mowing, watering, or fertilizing like natural grass. This can save you time and money on lawn care. Turf can last for a decade or more, which will save you thousands of dollars on maintenance.
- Increased durability: Artificial turf is more resistant to wear and tear than natural grass, making it a good choice for high-traffic areas.
- Improved drainage: Artificial turf has excellent drainage properties, allowing water to quickly pass through the surface. This helps to prevent puddling and flooding, and keeps the area looking clean and tidy.
- Versatility: Artificial turf can be installed in a variety of locations and climates where natural grass would not be able to grow. It adds more value to your property without the hassle of yellow fading spots, holes, or mud puddles.
The installation can be completed by the following process, which can take up to 5 days, depending on the size of your project:
First step is to compact the native soil so that it acts as a solid, stable ground for the turf layers. Then we add another compacted layer, which will help with drainage and support. Next is a weed barrier, to prevent the growing of weeds, followed by the turf, and the infill, which will provide structure for the grass blades, and will act as a shock absorbing surface. Once these layers are in place, everything is secured using nails, and the surface is watered, to settle the infill and make sure it is evenly distributed.
Artificial grass is an involved process that will give you tons of benefits after the initial investment. When you're ready to look over materials and get started, contact our design team and we'll be excited to work with you!