Installing artificial turf represents one of the biggest home improvement decisions you will ever make. The certified professionals at Sensational Greens want to help make the decision easier by providing answers to the most commonly asked questions.
What is Artificial Turf?
Artificial grass typically consists of blended polyethylene and polypropylene, which manufacturers develop into synthetic fibers that look like natural grass. Silica and rubber granules combine to hold the two main substances together to form upright artificial blades.
Are Artificial Turf Products All the Same?
Some artificial grass products do not meet the minimum environmental standards established by the Synthetic Turf Council. Manufacturers also develop different types of artificial turf for commercial and residential properties. Residential artificial grass feels softer and has the natural appearance of grass.
Is Artificial Grass Safe for Kids?
Yes. Some artificial grass products feel softer than natural grass, which reduces the level of friction active children feel when playing outdoors. Falling on softer-feeling artificial grass keeps kids safer. Because artificial grass does not develop pollen, kids experience far fewer allergic reactions. In fact, the surface is anti-microbial.
Is It Safe for Dogs?
Many chapters of the Humane Society use artificial grass in areas where they kennel dogs. Artificial grass does not stain, and canine urine drains through the surface. You never have to worry about your dog digging any holes, either.
Does Installing Artificial Turf Increase My Home Value?
Because artificial grass always maintains its rich, verdant color, you might experience an enhancement in curb appeal. An investment in professional landscaping can increase the value of your property up to double your investment. Because artificial turf requires little maintenance, you can use the saving to put into other types of home improvement projects.
What Type of Maintenance Will I Need to Perform?
Low maintenance is one of the most significant advantages of installing artificial turf. You have to occasionally rinse the surface to remove debris and brush it with a small broom once in a while to prevent the surface from looking like it was trampled. Other than that, you get to keep all the money that you spend on maintaining a natural grass lawn.
What is Infill?
Infill constitutes the materials that manufacturers spread across the surface of artificial grass to keep the blades standing straight. The materials that form infill protect your lawn, as well as improve its longevity.
Does Artificial Grass Get Too Hot in Summer?
Our customers that live along the Pacific Coast do not have to worry about artificial turf overheating. However, customers that live in areas such as the Inland Empire should choose artificial grass that contains silica granules in its infill. Silica granules help artificial turf reflect heat, which ensures your lawn remains comfortably cool during the hottest times of the year.
Are There Any Issues That Diminish Quality?
Synthetic grass products should not stain or lose their color. A vast majority of products drain efficiently to prevent the development of unhealthy mildew. As long as you hose it down occasionally, you should not experience any issues that diminish quality.
Does it Eliminate Pests?
Artificial turf runs over dirt, which prevents insects from obtaining their food sources. Small animals such as rabbits and squirrels cannot eat artificial grass, which deters the animals from entering your property.
Does Artificial Turf Enhance the Environment?
With Southern California constantly experiencing water supply issues, adding artificial turf to your lawn will improve the environment by conserving water. Most manufacturers use eco-friendly materials and follow guidelines that enhance the environment when developing artificial grass.
Contact Sensational Greens
These are just some of the questions asked by our loyal customers. We can help you answer other types of questions, such as questions that concern cost, installation, and longevity. Schedule a free inspection to get all your questions answered by our team of artificial turf specialists by calling (760) 803-4589.