Think Twice About Artificial Turf

Think Twice About Artificial Turf

Artificial turf was previously used only for mini-golf, sports fields, and strange retirement community homes. It is now being considered by people from coast to coast. People are searching for environments that are low-maintenance and require less water. And as the importance of those criteria has increased, the quality of “fake grass” has improved dramatically.

In a city known for its snow and “severe weather,” the demand for artificial grass is growing rapidly.

There are a few things to think about before you switch from JB Sod to artificial sod.

Here are 10 reasons why you should reconsider using artificial grass:

  1. When it comes to a lawn, there are a lot of options. You have the color option, as well as the grass species and type. There is also an expected price range for different areas of the country. The word “grass” does not appear in this list at all. In my opinion, you can actually plant grass on most surfaces with little effort. -> A comparison site named Synonymous identified five features essential for experiencing your perfect lawn: quantity (how much), quality (how healthy), appearance (how attractive it looks), expense (how expensive), and maintenance (what happens if something goes wrong). When it comes to cost, I’m not going to bury the lede… there’s a big investment involved.
  2. Low-maintenance, not no-maintenance. Yes, your mowings will drop from 40 per year to zero. If you have trees on your property, it will need to be cleared of leaves and debris. Even if you don’t have trees nearby, fake grass wants to be raked on a regular basis in order for it to look its best.
  3. Infill scares you. The application of “infill” is one of the last steps in installing a synthetic lawn. This material filters down into the grass, weighing it down and making it appear better and softer on your feet. But you don’t live in a cave; you’ve heard about the dangers of infill. The good news is that the “crumb rubber” infill that caused problems has been discontinued. We utilize a sand product with a ceramic coating that is free of any hazardous factors.
  4. You have south-facing windows that get full sun in the summer. This is a difficult one. The sun may reflect off the windows and melt part of the grass! It’s quite typical, and we can usually work around it.
  5. The hardest part is the seams, which are where multiple rolls of grass join. (Just like in a large space.) The most challenging aspect of laying synthetic grass is lining these two and sowing them properly. This implies you shouldn’t DIY or be the first synthetic grass project your landscaper has ever done if you want to install your own turf. If you opt to do it yourself, this is the tape you’ll need (and then watch a lot of YouTube videos).
  6. It does not resemble your previous grass. It appears to be superior. While a natural lawn never looks better than it does immediately after installation, your artificial lawn will seem as good in 5 years as it did when it was brand new.
  7. It’s great for children. Even in the winter, this stuff wants to be played on. So, if you don’t want little ones running around your yard, consider using some really splintery bark dust instead. Synthetic grass is what you need if you want to allow your future Timber to play soccer all year round.
  8. Drainage. You don’t want water to linger on your lawn for days. It will eventually lead to issues with the foundation on which it is placed. So, depending on the quality of your yard and how well your soil drains, we may need to install some drainage beneath it. A basic French drain using corrugated pipe leading to a dry well should enough.
  9. The color won’t last indefinitely. (But what will?) The syn-lawn’s rich green is difficult to resist. However, that hue will eventually fade. The color of the turf Ross NW Watergardens provides a 10-year guarantee. So, how long will the color endure? Inquire about it in 20 years from now.

Envy is harmful to the community. Your beautiful grass (that requires no mowing, watering, fertilizing, aerating, dethatching, or raking) will undoubtedly catch your neighbours’ attention. Can they handle how amazing your yard is?

You may now make an informed decision: natural or synthetic turf? (Maybe even no grass at all!)

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