Some yards simply will not grow grass and for those homeowners, artificial turf can be an attractive and cost-effective solution to still having a beautiful yard.
While there are definitely mixed opinions on the use of artificial grass in backyards, it seems that most of the problems associated with its use stem from improper installation and inadequate upkeep.
Professional landscaping services experienced with doing correct installation of high-quality artificial lawns can provide a beautiful and natural-feeling turf for their homeowner clients by avoiding the issues that give it a bad reputation.
Choosing the Right Artificial Turf
Just like real grass, premium artificial turf is made to look like different species of lawn grasses and constructed to be useful in different applications.
The first and most important decision to make with a professional landscaping service when installing an artificial lawn is the type to use.
With different looks and feels, some thicker and softer for barefoot walking and others shorter and more resilient for “pet-proof” lawns, this decision should be made carefully.
Homeowners must do the research about the different products available and choose the one that solves the majority of their problems.
Create Adequate Drainage and Sub-Base for Artificial Grass
From wetness and soft spots to holes and sinking areas making an unlevel appearance, most of the problems encountered with artificial grass are caused by poor drainage and sub-base installation.
Knowing this, these are two critical steps in the process to ensure a great end result.
Not only must the site be properly scraped and leveled as a first step, it must then be adequately compressed to prevent sinking yet be loose enough to allow for drainage.
A sub-base that includes gravel, stone dust, and then a weed barrier must be applied, all in a manner that leaves a perfectly level site.
As easy as these steps may sound, they require experience and great attention to detail to get them right.
Correctly Installing Artificial Turf
Once a proper sub-base has been constructed by the landscaping service including the installation of a weed guard to prevent weed seeds from germinating and pushing through the fabric, the artificial lawn can be installed.
It must be done carefully, with the artificial grass all laid in the right direction and edges perfectly trimmed to create invisible seams, then securely stapled or staked down to prevent lifting and curling edges.
Keeping Artificial Grass Clean
Artificial turf does not get moldy or decompose on its own, though it can grow algae when it is not properly cared for.
Fortunately, providing that care is as easy as the routine use of a leaf blower to blow leaves, twigs, and other debris off the lawn in addition to periodic rinsing with a pressure washer on the lowest setting to keep organic matter from establishing on the blades or in the backing.
Pet waste should be immediately picked up and occasional cleanings with white vinegar and water can disinfect and deodorize.
Artificial Turf A Great Choice For Problem Yards
When trying to grow a natural lawn becomes a fruitless effort, a lawn made of quality artificial turf might be the perfect answer to still have a beautiful backyard.
An important part of this installation is choosing a highly experienced landscaping service that has good results with these lawns to do it.
When correctly installed, the right artificial grass product will result in an attractive, natural-looking lawn that is easy to care for and well worth the investment!
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