Artificial turf can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years, depending on factors like usage, maintenance, and the quality of the turf itself. High-quality turf with proper care and maintenance can potentially last even longer.
Indeed, artificial turf is ideal for pets. It’s engineered to endure the activities of pets, including their digging and playfulness. Additionally, it’s simple to clean and doesn’t provide a habitat for pests, which can be a concern with natural grass. Moreover, all turf fibers have antimicrobial properties, ensuring a non-porous and pet-friendly surface. Opting for a lower pile height is advisable for enhanced pet comfort and maneuverability, as thinner blades allow for easier movement.
Artificial turf maintenance is incredibly low in comparison to natural grass, offering numerous advantages. Unlike natural grass, it requires no fertilization, mowing, weeding, or watering. In fact, maintaining artificial turf is as simple as using a blower on a dry day, typically in the fall, to effortlessly clear away any debris and fallen leaves. This not only saves you time and effort but also reduces the overall environmental impact associated with traditional lawn maintenance practices.
In terms of environmental friendliness, artificial turf surpasses the maintenance of natural grass by a wide margin. Sustaining a vibrant natural grass lawn during scorching summers proves to be an arduous task, primarily due to the substantial water bills, the array of chemicals (insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, fertilizers), and the noisy, fuel-consuming machinery required for upkeep. On the flip side, artificial turf has an extended lifespan, sparing you the need for replacement over a long stretch. This not only streamlines your daily routine but also contributes to environmental conservation by minimizing the demand for constant upkeep and its associated environmental impact.
While the upfront expense of installing artificial turf may initially exceed that of natural grass, it’s important to consider the long-term financial implications. The ongoing maintenance requirements and the various products needed to care for natural grass can significantly escalate its overall cost over the years. This includes expenses for fertilizers, mowers, weed control, and irrigation, not to mention the substantial amount of time and effort required for lawn upkeep.
Moreover, it’s worth noting that no matter how diligently you tend to your natural grass, it cannot rival the aesthetic appeal and practical functionality of artificial turf. Synthetic turf maintains its lush green appearance year-round without the need for constant care, and it provides a consistently even and attractive surface for various activities. So, when looking at the bigger picture, the investment in artificial turf not only saves you money in the long run but also enhances the overall quality and convenience of your outdoor space.
Artificial turf excels at promoting drainage, particularly in soggy, waterlogged soils. Proper preparation of the base, including the right depth and type of fractured basalt rock, is essential. Additionally, using high-quality turf with suitable drain hole spacing enhances its overall performance. When the artificial turf base is correctly prepared, it’s the most effective solution for transforming a wet, soggy backyard into a dry, usable space.
The duration of installation for each project differs based on its unique specifications. Several factors come into play when determining the installation time, including considerations like access, slopes, whether it’s the front or back of the house, and the project’s square footage. On average, we are installing residential projects between two to three days.
Turf installation is possible year-round; we operate continuously throughout all 12 months. However, the busiest period falls between March and September. If you wish to have it installed during this peak season, it’s advisable to secure your spot well in advance. Some customers aim for holiday installations, while others opt for winter installations to enjoy their turf in the spring.