Artificial Grass Installation Thornton, CO
One of the things that separate a great outdoor space from a poor one is the quality of lawn grass. A lush green lawn that’s trimmed to size and well-maintained will make you want to spend more of your time outside as opposed to staying inside the house throughout. Unfortunately, natural grass is difficult to maintain and the weather may do more harm than good. For instance, excess rainfall or snow cover can kill the grass while intense sunlight can scorch the grass. If there’s intense sunshine, the tips of the grass leaves will turn brown, making the entire lawn look unsightly. To ensure your lawn looks great throughout the year regardless of environmental conditions, you may want to consider artificial grass installation to replace your natural grass lawn.
Cost of Maintaining a Natural Grass Lawn
Grass cannot grow and thrive anywhere; the soil type must be suitable. If the soil in your yard is not suitable for growing the recommended type of grass, you will need to import the right soil type into the yard. Fertilizers must also be added to enrich the soil before the grass seeds are planted. Regular watering will be needed to ensure the seeds germinate and grow. To help you achieve this goal, the landscaping company will design and install an efficient irrigation system. When there is water, soil and nutrients, any type of plant can grow. For this reason, you will also need to get rid of the weeds through application of herbicides or manually uprooting the weeds. Once the grass spreads and fills the yard, mowing will be needed to keep the grass level. If conditions are right, the grass will need to be cut on a weekly or biweekly basis.
As you can see, it takes a lot of time and resources to maintain a natural grass lawn. Most property owners normally hire professional landscapers to offer lawn maintenance services, which can be incredibly costly. In addition to these costs, there is also the lawn renovation cost. After all, the grass will have to be replaced after every couple of years. All these costs can be avoided through synthetic lawn grass installation.
What is Turf Grass?
This is a synthetic material that not only looks and feels like natural grass, but has fibers that are designed to look like grass leaves. Since they are synthetic, turf grass lawns do not require any water for lawn maintenance purposes. They do not also require fertilizers, weeding or application of pesticides. After the artificial grass installation, all you need to do is pick up any twigs and use a leaf blower to get rid of leafs that may have fallen onto the turf grass from the surrounding trees.
Benefits of Installing Artificial Synthetic Grass
The main benefit of installing turf grass is the cost savings you’ll make from having a maintenance-free lawn. The savings come in a number of ways. The first is the reduced water bills because no irrigation is needed. There’s also no mowing, weed control or addition of fertilizers, and this will save you a lot of money. Since the artificial grass can last up to two decades, you will save a lot of money from reduced lawn replacement costs. More importantly however, is the fact that you’ll have a great outdoor space all year round.
There are also benefits to the environment. For instance, turf grass installation will reduce your carbon footprint since you will no longer need to burn fossil fuel to cut the grass. Since chemical fertilizers and pesticides will not be needed, you will be protecting the ecosystem. These chemicals are usually washed away by rainwater into underground aquifers, rivers, lakes and the ocean, thereby polluting the environment. That said, synthetic turf grass is great for the whole family, including kids and pets.
Turf Grass Installation
The synthetic grass installation process starts with an assessment of the client’s needs. The total area to be covered by the synthetic grass as well as the terrain of the area must be determined. The next step is selection of a suitable turf lawn material. There are different types of synthetic turf, so you’ll have to choose one that suits your needs. For instance, there is synthetic turf grass for dogs. This can be installed around the dog house to keep your dog comfortable at all times. There is also artificial sport turf, which is best suited for covering playgrounds. Depending on your needs, the experts at Lawn Pros will help you choose the right turf grass to meet those needs.
Once the most suitable material has been selected, the next step is to purchase the turf grass. The cost per square foot ranges from $2.50 to $4.00, depending on the type of turf grass chosen. Please note that the installation cost is charged separately. The installation process starts with removal of sod from the target area and leveling of the ground. A special blend of crushed rocks is then spread on the ground to create a base for the turf. The base is smoothed and compacted to create a stable base. Ideally, the base should be between 2 to 4 inches thick. The next step is turf installation. The material is laid over the base and secured around the edges by driving 7-inch long non-corrosive spikes through the turf and into the base, at intervals of 3 feet. Since the standard turf width is only 15 inches, several pieces may be joined together to cover the entire area. This is done by sewing the materials together. Once the turf lawn has been installed and secured, an infill material is added to act as ballast. The most common types of artificial turf infill for sale at the Lawn Pros are; sand and rubber crumbs. The two materials can also be used together as the turf lawn infill.
To find the best synthetic grass for homes, homeowner are advised to work with the experts from Lawn Pros. The cost of procuring and installing the turf lawn may seem high, but you can expect to break even within 3 to 5 years. While Lawn Pros offers an 8-year warranty on all their turf grass, the synthetic lawn products they sell can last up to two decades, so you can expect to make huge savings for many years to come.