Artificial turf, otherwise known as synthetic turf, has long been used in warm, dry areas where there are watering concerns. But Canadians are also seeing the benefits of adding artificial grass to their landscape.
A quality synthetic turf can be a feasible replacement for energy-intensive grass areas. Especially when installed by an experienced landscaper like Curb Design Inc.
The product has undergone continuous development since its introduction in 1965, and today’s quality products can stand up to summer heat and winter snows.
Is Artificial Turf Safe For Pets?
Artificial grass is a safe solution for pets. It also has a deodorizing fill that can decrease any odours pets may leave. Best of all, you no longer have to worry about dead grass or yellow spots on your lawn. With artificial grass installed, you’ll enjoy a lush looking lawn without the maintenance to keep it that way.
If you have a small yard, artificial grass may be an ideal landscaping alternative to traditional grass and sod. It will give you immediate green results. Additionally, you won’t have to spend money and time trying to maintain a small patch of grass. It’s important to check the regulations about artificial grass if you live in a community with a homeowners’ association.
Think of artificial turf like carpet. If you get a cheap product with a poor installer, the final result is never satisfactory. The same goes for artificial turf too. You have to pay attention to quality.
Turf runs between 70 oz. to 100 oz. in weight. There are different types of blade structures, all with distinctive colours, looks, and feels. These variations are in part because some of the grass is designed to withstand different things for varying climates. It also gives homeowners a choice on how realistic, and how green they want their synthetic turf to be. For low traffic areas, a flat blade may be suitable, but for higher traffic areas the wave, soft and u-shaped blade may be a better pick.
Work With A Pro To Get It Done Right
When you work with a professional artificial grass installer, they can give you advice on the best option for your uses and provide a guarantee on the product and their work.
The installation process is similar to the one used for decorative rock. The area’s graded, a weed barrier placed, a base applied, topped with the turf and finally fill that weights the turf down.
It does pay to consult a residential landscaper because if the grading is off, the turf can become soggy and moldy. Other problems include incorrect measuring that leaves gaps, and inadequate pegging leading to it pulling up in areas. Colour variations can also be an issue if the installer doesn’t pay attention to the dye lot. If you want to know more about the types of artificial grass Curb Design uses, reach out, or check out our website.