Learn All the Frequently Asked Questions About Synthetic Grass

Frequently Asked Questions on Artificial Grass

Synthetic grass is appealing to both homeowners and business owners more than ever. Installations are on the rise and potential investors may have a lot of questions. As with anything that costs money, you want to be sure of the product that you’re investing in. It’s the consumers’ responsibility to take the time and learn the ins and outs of something before they purchase it. Synthetic turf is no different. It’s important to know things like benefits, upkeep and how the product will add to your property value. Of course, there are things about synthetic grass that people seem to know immediately such as, it doesn’t require mowing and it’s a great way to conserve water. However, there’s so much more to ask and learn about synthetic grass.

Learn about some of the questions that you might have about synthetic grass!

1. What are the most common uses of synthetic grass?
There are many different reasons as to why investors are choosing to install synthetic grass. The most common use of synthetic grass is lawn based. Most investors, whether they are homeowners or recreation department heads, want to replace natural sod grass lawns. Yards and ball fields are most common since synthetic grass eliminates maintenance such as mowing and weed eating. Optimal drainage and durability are also great for athletic fields. People may also use their synthetic grass for their pets because of its odor resistance and durable foundation. Backyard putting greens are also a common use for those that want to work on their game at home.

2. Why choose a artificial grass lawn?
Synthetic grass lawns allow you to have a pristine yard, without all of the hassles that a normal sod lawn requires. No mowing, no chemicals, no weeds and it’s practically weather resistant. It’s great for company and it’s durability is unmatched when it comes to high foot traffic.

3. What kind of maintenance does it require?
Synthetic turf requires minimal maintenance. You’ll no longer have to mow, weed eat, re-seed, fertilize, spray chemicals, kill ants and pests or water nearly as much. However, with most big investments, in order to keep it performing at it’s best, you will need to do some maintenance such as spray your turf off every once in a while, tend to spills and pet feces immediately and brush your turf every few months to keep it from dipping or flattening due to heavy foot traffic.

4. How does synthetic grass affect property value?
When you go to sell your home, you’ll find that curbside appeal is vital to your selling success. With an investment like synthetic grass, you’re increasing your property value tremendously. According to GE Finance, 100 to 200 percent of any investment in an outdoor landscape will go directly toward the value of your home.

5. How well does it drain?
Optimal draining is one of the best benefits of synthetic grass. You won’t have to worry about a game getting rained out or deep puddles anymore. Synthetic grass relies on the permeable backing to ensure that your yard drains effectively.

6. How long does artificial grass last?
Synthetic turf surfaces are expected to have a life expectancy of 20 to 25 years if kept maintained correctly.

7. Can it stain?
Accidents may happen, but rest assured that spills such as oil spills or paint spills are not permanent on synthetic grass. In order to keep your synthetic grass looking its best though, clean up spills immediately by spraying or rinsing them off.

8. Is it dog-friendly?
Synthetic grass is perfect for pets. With optimal drainage, urine quickly drains, leaving no odors behind. Pet droppings are also easily maintained on synthetic turf – just pick them up or spray them off! Synthetic turf is also very durable so your dogs will not be able to dig or chew it up. Another benefit is that it doesn’t create mud puddles, so no more muddy paws being tracked through your house.

9. Does it come with a warranty?
Like most worthy investments, synthetic turf does come with a warranty. Make sure to research your company’s warranty information before you make your purchase. Also, remember to do your part with upkeep to ensure that you do not violate your warranty.

10. How much water does having synthetic grass conserve?
Artificial lawns can save you up to 56,000 gallons of water per year.

When you install synthetic turf, you’re investing in a product that will last. Whether you’re investing because you want to strictly add aesthetic to your home or because you hate to mow, the benefits of synthetic turf are undeniable. Whatever your use, remember it’s important to know your product and ask questions before your installation. Ask the questions and you’ll get the most out of your synthetic grass experience.

Tim Taylor is an industrial engineer and entrepreneur with years of hands-on experience in the synthetic turf industry. As a member of the Synthetic Turf Council, he dedicates his time, energy, and resources to finding real solutions to real problems for synthetic turf products and installation processes.

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