You don’t have to have a large backyard or front patio to enjoy the vibrant beauty of artificial grass landscaping. More and more urban dwellers are installing synthetic grass on their balconies to create a personal space that is both beautiful and comfortable.
With incredible durability as well as an evergreen appearance, synthetic turf is perfect for balconies and other hard-to-maintain outdoor areas. However, keep these four factors in mind when deciding to install artificial turf on your balcony.
1. Differing Turf Installation Methods
How you install synthetic turf differs when installing on a balcony versus a backyard or front lawn. When installing on top of your backyard, there’s likely dirt, soil, and/or gravel beneath the grass’ surface. On a balcony, it’s typically a thick layer of brick or concrete.
You’ll need to keep this difference in mind when choosing your synthetic grass landscaping. The artificial turf product you choose can have an effect on the final result, and drainage will need to be installed to ensure there’s no flooding on your balcony. Choose a synthetic grass installer who specializes in balcony installations or has a history of them so you can ensure that your synthetic turf landscaping turns out perfect the first time.
2. Sunlight and Synthetic Turf
Another key difference between backyard and balcony turf landscaping is the height at which the product is installed. Backyard turf landscaping tends to have trees, plants, furniture and the house itself to shade the turf during certain times of day. On a balcony, however, the turf is elevated, and there are few obstructions to shade your balcony and protect your turf.
You’ll need to choose a high-performance synthetic turf product to ensure that your balcony landscaping doesn’t become misshapen or even melt in the sun. Luckily, each blade of Synthetic Grass Warehouse turf is coated with a UV inhibitor during the manufacturing process, so your perfectly green grass will never fade, no matter how much sunlight it’s exposed to. Pair SGW’s colorfast turf with silica sand infill to further deflect heat and keep the surface of the synthetic grass cooler year-round.
3. Securing Your Artificial Turf for Wind
Your balcony’s higher elevation not only means more sunlight but more wind gusts as well. If you live in an area with highspeed winds, such as Southern California, your artificial grass will need to be thoroughly secured.
SGW’s high-performance turf comes with a dual backing that provides greater seam strength and durability than other artificial grass products. Pair it with high-quality infill to keep the base of the turf weighed down, and utilize installation accessories such as staples, nails and turf adhesive to securely fasten all aspects of the installation to your balcony for protection against wind gusts and other weather patterns.
4. Pet-Friendly Synthetic Grass Products
If you have a dog (or two) at home, choosing dog turf for your balcony can be a valuable investment. Instead of having to walk your dog each time they need to go out, you can allow them onto your balcony to do their business, whether the weather is unfavorable or you’re just in the middle of something important.
Choosing non-toxic, pet-friendly dog turf allows you to enjoy more convenience and a more beautiful outdoor space without sacrificing your four-legged friend’s needs. They can enjoy a completely safe surface to play on, and you can enjoy lower maintenance and higher property values.
If you need guidance in choosing the right artificial turf installation accessories, speak to your installer or contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse location today. We can help you find the perfect synthetic grass products for your home or business. Synthetic Grass Warehouse has been an industry leader for more than 20 years, helping distributors, installers and homeowners alike with all of their artificial grass installation needs. To find out more about artificial grass wholesale or to receive guidance with your next turf grass installation, contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse facility today.