Which Kind of Artificial Grass is Right for Your Home?

Which Kind of Artificial Grass is Right for Your Home?
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    If you're tired of mowing your lawn but want that gorgeous yard for your kids or outdoor events?

    It might be time to get artificial grass instead.

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The only problem is, you don’t know anything, or very little, about it. You’re unsure what type to buy, and how to install it. Here are some tips.

What is it?

Be careful when you’re selecting your artificial lawn. Synthetic grass lawns, or artificial lawns, aren’t synthetic turf.

This choice is much more realistic in feel and appearance. You don’t need to mow it, or water it. It looks great through drought and abundant water for years.

Various Choices

No mowing is necessary with artificial grass. Whether you need synthetic turf in Denver or artificial grass in Nashville, you can find high-quality grass alternatives that do not require much maintenance if any. The simple installation and basic care make it an incredible choice.

The best of this choice is that it looks so real. Your party guests won’t guess that it’s fake. There are even options for the type you pick.

Here are some choices.

  • Residential
  • Dog
  • Athletic Field
  • Putting Lawn
  • Playground

That’s right, you can get artificial grass for various needs. The installation is professional and looks fantastic when it’s complete. So try this for your artificial grass.

LITA

Also known as synthetic lawns, Pet Grow is a great choice for those moderate foot traffic areas where your grass should be. The pile is about 1.37 inches tall, and it’s fade and heat-resistant.

The natural color scheme and cut of the grass look real.

Sun-Villa

It’s a fantastic indoor/ outdoor artificial grass that comes in a pile of 1.38 inches. The blades of grass come in four colors to avoid the fake look of cheaper synthetic lawns.

It’s non-toxic and is UV resistant to avoid fading over the years of use.

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Pile Height

The height you want to use depends on how long you want it to last. Basically, the shorter the pile of grass blades, the longer it will last. Athletic fields normally use a pile of about 3 inches to maintain softness for falls.

Medium traffic lawns in a normal backyard should be about 1 inch. You can increase that to 1.5 inches if you like. It’s up to you.

Pet areas should be the lowest pile available for ease of cleaning. You can even use that lowest height as a walkway path for flowers and other gardening sections of your landscaping.

Materials

Nylon is the most realistic look for your lawn. It’s also the best lawn for children to play on. If they fall, it mimics the feel of real grass. Note, though, it is the least durable choice.

Polypropylene works for heavy walking traffic. Many people use this for sports grass like a putt-putt lawn. Polyethylene is fantastic for the most realistic look, with the highest level of durability.

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Maintenance

It’s so simple to care for your new artificial grass lawn. When you do these steps on a regular basis, you will keep your lawn looking perfect longer. Some of these steps might surprise you if you’ve never considered these things before.

  • Take a stiff-bristled broom and brush it to remove dust, leaves, and other debris. Leaf-blowers work too.
  • Use weed killer two times a year to ensure the weeds don’t ruin the artificial grass backing.
  • Use a good enzymatic cleaning spray to keep it sanitized forever.

When you do this, your artificial grass will typically last up to 20 years. You won’t need fertilizer or water. It’s an incredible way to save water consumption. Watch out for your pets using it, though.

Installation

You’ll need professional installation for your artificial grass lawn. The first step taken for installation is excavation. Then compacting the surface creates the perfect surface for the artificial grass. A professional knows exactly how to do this for a long-lasting, realistic artificial lawn.

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Deciding which artificial grass is right for your home is a big decision. These things help you decide what type, how tall, and what materials you should select for your purchase.

Design choices work well for your home’s landscaping. You can combine the various choices for a larger yard, with landscaping to match each section. That way, your family feels like they have the natural feel of grass, but you save water and time in maintenance.

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