Fix Your Lawn’s Drainage Issues with Arizona Artificial Grass

Posted by Sunburst Landscaping on November 10, 2021
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Drainage issues are some of the worst nightmares homeowners have to deal with. All of those puddles and mud piles make the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes and other pesky insects, not to mention it’s a major eyesore.
In some cases, drainage issues might even lead to structural problems and expensive repairs. Luckily for homeowners, Arizona artificial grass is an effective solution that not just keeps your grass green and pretty year-round, but also solves all drainage problems and cuts down on maintenance time considerably. Here are five ways:

1. Synthetic turf gets rainwater moving much more quickly than real grass.

Porous backing allows rainwater to easily seep into the ground below. Unlike real grass, artificial grass won’t hold water on its surface—and even if it did get too wet, drainage would be easy thanks to all that space between individual blades of grass.

In fact, synthetic turf can drain gallons of water in minutes, versus real grass which would take hours or days to dry out.

2. No more packed soil to impede water flow.

Soil often dries up into a tightly-packed mass when it gets wet. Making it very hard for water to drain through the ground. This is especially true when there are heavy rains or lawn sprinklers in use—in which case, most of that water will end up pooling on the surface before eventually soaking in (if at all).

In contrast, there’s no soil under artificial grass. Every layer is designed to facilitate drainage, from the infill to the drainage tiles and the sub-base.

3. Artificial grass installation can be customized to manage run-off.

Artificial grass installation in Phoenix is particularly helpful for backyards which already have severe drainage problems. Typically, these issues stem from the ground being uneven, due to it being either too compacted or having sunken spots. A backyard might also be mostly on a slope, which contributes to water pooling and makes drainage that much harder.

With artificial turf, installers can design a custom drainage system to accommodate the synthetic grass. For instance, they can create trenches around your lawn that leads the excess water toward your grass’s edge.

4. Enjoy a lush lawn – finally.

Puddles, flooding and mud aren’t just unsightly; they can also damage your backyard and ruin your grass.

When there’s heavy rainfall, the water accumulates in puddles and pools that never actually reach the ground below. When this happens, mechanical stress is placed on your lawn’s root system—and if too much water has accumulated over a single area. Then it can suffocate the roots entirely.

Additionally, water that doesn’t reach the ground is a haven for mosquitos and insects—and this can be a huge problem if you have kids or pets playing outdoors. If your drainage system isn’t up to par. Then you might need to constantly fight off these bugs just so you can enjoy your yard.

With artificial turf installation in Phoenix, AZ, however, you get the best of both worlds: efficient drainage, a gorgeous lawn that stays green forever, plus a bug-free outdoor space that’s safe for everyone to enjoy.

5. Add virtually zero maintenance!

Bug bites, mud on your shoes and having to constantly mow the lawn—all of these are things of the past when you switch to artificial grass.

While real grass might be pretty, it requires a lot of upkeep. For one thing, it needs to be watered and fertilized—and if you live in a drought-prone area like Arizona. Then that can mean spending a small fortune on watering your lawn alone.

It also requires regular maintenance: cutting down high grass, trimming around trees or bushes, clearing debris from the lawn’s edge. All of this takes a lot of time and effort, not to mention the fact that it can ruin your lawn if you aren’t careful enough.

And even if your grass stays green from one growing season to the next, it’s still going to die eventually. With artificial turf, however, you don’t have to worry about this: it’ll look fresh and well-manicured for as long as you have it.

Get Started with a Free Quote on Arizona Artificial Grass!

Artificial turf is a quick and easy solution for many backyard issues.

Aside from drainage, maybe you have an overgrown lawn that needs more frequent mowing than your family can handle? Or maybe your pets like to dig holes in the yard and make it difficult for little ones to enjoy playing there? You might want artificial grass if any of this sounds familiar!

Our team would love to talk about how we can help take care of all those problems with the best synthetic turf in Arizona. We offer free consultations so call Sunburst Landscaping today at 623-412-2200 or send us a message through our website.