What to Know Before Having Artificial Grass Installed
December 16, 2021
With synthetic turf’s impressive lifespan of 10-20 years, it’s important that you’re as well-informed as possible before the installation so you can make the best choices for your lifestyle and your property. From durability to ideal maintenance level, which turf product you choose can have a major impact on how your turf stands up in the long run and how happy you are with your new eco-friendly landscaping. If you’re thinking of having artificial grass installed, make sure you’re familiar with these key aspects of synthetic grass landscaping and installation.
How you plan to use your outdoor space
Which synthetic turf product works best for you will depend on each property owner’s unique needs for their landscaping. The best Synthetic Grass Warehouse product for a homeowner with no pets or children will be drastically different from the commercial property owner who runs a kennel or daycare. Think about how much foot traffic you expect, whether there will be kids or pets using the turf, whether it will be used for athletics, how much time you have to dedicate to maintenance, and other factors which may affect your turf’s quality and lifespan.
Which synthetic turf product to use
Once you know what you need from your landscaping, you’ll have to find the right turf product. SGW has dozens of varieties of artificial grass, from putting green turf to pet turf to lush showpiece landscaping. The three main specs to take into consideration when choosing a turf product are face weight, blade height, and blade color. Common blade colors include olive green, lime green, and field green. All SGW turf products feature a blend of two or more blade tones along with brown thatch to create the most realistic appearance possible. Face weight is the weight of the products within the fibers. The heavier the face weight is, the more durable and hard-wearing it is. If you plan to have high foot traffic, a higher face weight is generally preferable. Blade height is the height in inches of each individual turf fiber, with shorter fibers recommended for greater durability and a longer blade height more ideal for a thick and lush lawn that favors aesthetic appeal over durability.
Synthetic turf maintenance requirements
Before you have your turf installed, you should ensure that your chosen turf product will have a maintenance level that you’re comfortable with. Luckily, artificial grass is much lower maintenance than natural grass; it doesn’t require daily watering to stay green, and there’s never any mowing or edging necessary. The vibrant polyethylene fibers remain the perfect height and color for their full lifespan. All you need to do is rinse down your lawn and perform occasional surface cleaning as-needed to avoid matting, staining, or odors associated with heavy use.
If you have any questions about your synthetic grass installation or if you need guidance in choosing the right artificial turf products for your property, speak to your installer or contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse location. We can help you find the perfect synthetic grass products and installation accessories 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 our products or to receive guidance with your next artificial grass installation, contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse facility today.