Mown grass is generally beautiful, relaxing and comforting. This is because it is level, carpet like and has a rich green color. However, it comes with numerous, maintenance costs in order to maintain its aesthetic beauty. This is the main reason why many homeowners are turning to artificial grass. It has similar characteristics and benefits as real grass but with significantly reduced maintenance costs. Therefore, many contractors are purchasing wholesale artificial grass to meet their clients’ high demands.

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Benefits of Artificial Turf

1. No more muddy and slippery lawns. This means that there is no muddy dog paw or shoe prints to clean up.

2. Kids and pets will love playing on the turf every day irrespective of the weather. In addition, it is easy to clean after a pet using warm soapy water that drains through the porous synthetic turf into the drainage system.

3. No more dealing with weeds using toxic fertilizers and pesticides that are dangerous to kids, pets and the environment. Toxic chemicals drain into the soils and are later carried by drain water into rivers causing pollution.

4. Only light maintenance is required once the turf is installed. This means that there is no need for using lawn mowers or finding a place to store these machines. Additionally, there is no need for weeding or applying fertilizers. This leaves more time to relax and enjoy artificial turf under a cool shade.

5. There is no need to water synthetic grass. This makes its use ideal in areas that receive little rain, water is scarce and municipalities have banned installation and use of sprinklers or hosepipes. It also reduces water bills for home owners with water meters. Finally, it helps to reduce water wastage since lawn irrigation accounts for over 75 percent of residential water.

6. Due to its low maintenance requirements, artificial turf is ideal for elderly homeowners; owners with second or holiday homes; and organizations that maintain city parks, pathways, roadside verges, playgrounds and golf courses.

Artificial Grass Installation

Applications of Synthetic Grass

New generation synthetic grass replicates lush natural sod in function and appearance. It provides a consistent, all weather and year-round ground cover. Additionally, it is built to withstand long and extended use with no need for downtime recovery. It also provides a weed-free and low-maintenance turf that is perfect for many applications that include the following:

• Wholesale artificial grass is used for landscaping in areas like museums, office buildings lots, government buildings, roundabouts and inside residential estates.
• Used in homes on surfaces like back and front lawns, gardens, rooftop patios and terraces, around swimming pools, hard to mow surfaces and courtyards.
• Sporting facilities and fields including football, cricket, bowls, soccer and baseball.
• Council median strips.
• Retirement villages.
• Nursing homes.
• Playgrounds and parks.
• Used in golf courses and for putting green.
• Commercial developments.

How is Synthetic Turf Made?

Synthetic turfs have a drainage layer, a multi-layered backing and synthetic blades that are in filled with granular filler to make them appear natural. Infilling means that the synthetic blades are interspersed properly with a layer of top soil created from sand, granulated tire rubber or other materials that provide stability, resilience and uniformity. The blades customarily stand on top of the infill material. All turfs have pores that allow drainage of water.

Types of Synthetic Turf

Generally, good synthetic grass takes into consideration things like product quality, face weight, durability and amount of abuse the turf can withhold.

1. Nylon

This is the strongest and most durable turf on the market. It can withstand a lot of weight and high temperatures to retain its shape. It is used for putting greens due to its durability. However, its high cost makes it uneconomical to install in huge landscaping projects.

2. Polypropylene

Polypropylene grass is the cheapest turf in the market. It also wears out easily and has low melting points. Despite this, it enjoys the highest demand in the market because of its low price.

3. Polyethylene

This turf is famed for its life-like appearance that resembles real grass. It also has a soft texture and is widely preferred for landscaping projects, playgrounds and sporting fields.

Artificial Grass Installation

1. Existing natural sod is removed from the surface.
2. A base (2 to 4 inches) is made using crushed rock that is smoothened and compacted.
3. The turf grass is rolled on top of the base surface and then seemed together.
4. When the turf is evenly spread, infill material is applied on top of it and neatly brushed until it reaches the bottom of the grass. Note that infill material used is dependent on the type of turf used (sand, eco-friendly or rubber crumb).
5. Although infill sand is used to add weight to the turf effectively holding it in place, additional spikes (non-corrosive) are used to pin down its edges.

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How much is Artificial Grass?

The cost of installing artificial grass ranges from $2.50 to $4 per square foot. This price is exclusive of installation cost. This is because installation costs are subject to rates charged by an installation contractor.

Synthetic Turf Grass for Dogs

Dogs love playing on sod and naturally will love synthetic turf just the same. Many owners are worried about their dog chewing through the turf. However, almost always, this is very rare. In addition, synthetic grass is quite tough and can withstand wear and tear for many years.

Wear, Tear and Durability of Synthetic Turf

Synthetic turf is durable and often lasts for many years. While the actual duration of the turf is dependent on the material used, it generally ranges from 8 to 25 years. Most artificial lawn companies guarantee their products for a number of years, some up to 8.

When properly maintained and handled with care, synthetic grass does not easily wear and tear. It can withstand all types of weather, fading as well as continued human use and foot traffic. Furthermore, the turf is made to withstand harsh UV rays from the sun. The fibers are made with in-built UV inhibitors that protect the grass from harmful sunrays.

Synthetic turf grass is eco-friendly, requires low maintenance and durable. It gives lawns a beautiful aesthetic look and feel that closely resembles real grass.