A Complete Guide to Artificial Grass
April 25, 2020 By: lawnmin
A nice lawn can immediately make your home stand out from the rest. If you are planning to spice up your curb appeal, try making a beautiful lawn. A lot of people nowadays choose artificial grass over real grass. Low maintenance is the main reason for this preference. If you are planning to install an artificial lawn here is all you need to know.
What is Artificial Grass?
Artificial grass or synthetic grass or fake grass looks just like natural grass but it is man-made. It doesn’t require soil or water, hence it can be installed practically anywhere. If you’ve ever been to a turf football ground, you probably know what synthetic grass looks and feel like.
What is it Made Of?
I am sure you are curious to know what these grasses are made of and how they look so natural. Modern-day artificial grass is made of 3 types of polymers:
Polypropylene, Nylon, and Polyethylene
The most common today is polyethylene it’s durable flexible and its natural look makes it a common choice among many manufacturers.
The most common backings are latex or polyurethane
Polyurethane is a better quality and a little more expensive but worth the investment.
On what surface can I lay artificial grass?
Artificial grass can be placed on most surfaces. Sometimes it’s possible to use artificial grass underlay to make the surface soft to touch.
Surfaces on which artificial grass can be laid are:
Benefits of Artificial Grass
There are many benefits associated with an artificial grass lawn, they are as follows.
Maintaining fake grass is rather easy. Anyone can do it on their own. We shall discuss more on this in a moment.
If you have pets in your house you know the pain of muddy foot-steps destroying your floor, carpet, and walls. With artificial grass on your lawn, you can stop worrying about muddy footprints.
No Need to Water:
You don’t have to water this grass as it is artificial. Treat yourself with the money you save on your water bill.
No Allergens and Bugs:
Natural gardens tend to hold moisture and hence attract bacteria, mosquitoes, and sometimes moss. Fake grass can keep such allergens and bugs at bay.
Looks Aesthetically Pleasing in Any Climate:
The color and growth of natural grass depend heavily on climatic conditions. You may see different colors in different seasons. Fake grass will look lush green in any season.
Saves Money and Time:
Maintaining the natural grass requires a lot of materials and water and electricity. You can save the time and money required to maintain it. Once it is done, you don’t have to do anything except the minimal maintenance that is required.
How to Maintain It?
It is not difficult to keep an artificial lawn in good condition. It’s something you can handle on your own.
Brush Brush Brush:
If you have a high-traffic area like schools or a daycare brush once a week.
You brush or blow leaves off to an area suitable to pick up and remove.
If you get moss growing on an artificial lawn spray with a suitable moss killer and use a brush to brush it out.
Your new lawn is likely to grow the odd weed. Artificial grass requires infill most commonly sand seeds can get into the sand infill and grow just simply pull them out.
In the dry summer months use a sprinkler to clean artificial lawns and wash the dust-out.
That is all there is to it, if you would like a maintenance program done for you we can arrange it.
What is the Average Cost of Laying Artificial Grass?
The cost of your project will depend on 3 factors:
The type of grass you have chosen: Artificial turf comes in different pile heights and density yarn weights. Each of them has a different price and hence your expense will vary accordingly.
The size of your lawn: The size of the project will also influence the cost.
The complexity of the installation: The cost of the installation will depend on the complexity of the project, such as if it requires excavation or leveling of the surface. A more complex project will require more labor and materials, which will increase the cost.
The initial investment in building an artificial lawn might be more. However, a few years down the line you will realize that you actually managed to save a lot of money. Moreover, once it is installed with regular maintenance it can last you for up to 15 years or more.
Installing artificial grass might be the best decision you can make. It is easy to maintain and looks fantastic 365 days of the year. We hope this guide was helpful to you. If there is anything else you would like to know you can give Unreal lawns a call, we are happy to help you.