Frequently Asked Questions About Artificial Turf
For any questions you may have about the synthetic grass products and installation services we offer, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with us, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You may reach us by calling (623) 300-2374. You may also send us a message through our Contact Us page. We look forward to hearing from you.
Why should I switch to artificial turf?
Sunburst synthetic grass surfaces allow you to conserve water while eliminating often-toxic fertilizers and pesticides. You’ll also see reductions in your maintenance and lawn equipment expenses. Our lawns are perfect for family activities, pet play areas, personal putting greens, and, well, just about anything else you can imagine.
How do I know if my property is suitable for synthetic grass?
If you have property, it’s suitable for artificial grass. Artificial grass has been installed everywhere from large NFL stadiums and pet care facilities down to small, personal putting greens, personal poolside lounging areas, and suburban backyards. Turf can be installed on any existing landscape and can even be applied to concrete. The possibilities are endless. if you are still unsure reach out to one of our experts and we will happily answer all your compatibility questions.
Is artificial turf safe for my family and pets?
A synthetic lawn is absolutely safe for your family. It’s made of non-toxic materials and will also produce no pollen. Further, the installation of FieldTurf will help eliminate harmful pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers, ensuring added safety for your loved ones.
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Is artificial turf safe for my family and pets?
This product is typically created with a blend of polypropylene and polyethylene, which is made into synthetic fibers to look like natural grass. The fibers are then joined with rubber granules and silica sand to help keep the blades upright.
What is infill?
Infill is the materials spread over the artificial turf during installation to keep blades standing tall and protect your lawn. With real grass, blades are held upright by water and nutrients. Artificial grass mimics this process with synthetic materials. There are many different kinds of infill to choose from, including silica sand, rubber, cork, or Envirofill.
Is there a difference between different synthetic turf products?
Yes, there is a difference in products. When researching products, check if the product meets the minimum standards for development, as determined by the guidelines from the Synthetic Turf Council. There are also many different kinds of turf. Lawns created specifically for residential use have softer and more natural blades, while sports fields utilize different terrain.
I thought artificial grass was just for sports fields. Can you really put it on residential lawns?
Synthetic turf got its start on professional athletic fields, but newer products are perfect for residences. Homeowners love this product because it stays consistently beautiful without the hassle of upkeep. The lawns also conserve water.
Will my dog’s urine or other waste stain the grass?
Our turf is incredibly dog-friendly and is used at many Humane Society locations and by professional pet boarders in dog runs. It doesn’t stain, and urine drains through it. Any mess can be washed off with a hose.
Will installing artificial turf increase my property values?
An investment in quality landscaping adds value to your home, with some analysts estimating a return of 100 percent of your cost, up to doubling your investment. However, the real value is that a low-maintenance lawn can help a home sell quickly. Learn more about how artificial turf can improve your property values.
How long does artificial grass last?
On average, artificial grass can last 10 to 15 years. Some high-quality artificial lawns can last up to 20 years.
Does it come with a warranty?
Different companies offer a variety of warranties. A good artificial turf warranty covers fading, workmanship, and materials issues.
How much maintenance and upkeep does an artificial lawn need?
Artificial lawns are incredibly low-maintenance. You will need to wash it down occasionally with a garden hose, especially if you have pets. You may need to brush it with a broom or a gentle plastic rake to keep it from looking trampled.
How hot does an artificial lawn get in the summer?
An artificial lawn can get hot in the summer, depending on the infill used. The best bet is to use silica granules, which are light-coloured, reflect heat and cool down your yard.
Will the lawn fade over time?
A high-quality synthetic grass product will not stain or fade. It will stay green year-round for many years.
How well does artificial turf drain?
Depending on the infill, artificial grass can drain very well. A reliable contractor sets up drainage flow during installation.
Will mildew or mold form on my artificial lawn?
Quality synthetic lawn products are porous, so mildew is unlikely. Simple household cleaning products can remedy any problems that may arise.
Will weeds ever grow through my artificial lawn?
Weeds are not typical in an artificial lawn. Some may grow around the border, and there may be a sprout inside the infill. A standard weed killer can be used.
Will it reduce pests like bugs and small animals?
Yes, this product greatly reduces pests. It covers dirt, which prevents insects from getting to their food source. Small animals, like rabbits and groundhogs, can’t eat it, so they go elsewhere.
Is synthetic grass safe for the environment?
Yes, an artificial lawn is completely safe for the environment. This product is made using environmental-friendly standards and helps conserve water.
How much does artificial grass cost?
Since we can work with any property, the price varies based on many factors. For your custom quote, our team of experts will take into account the size, terrain, and type of product. Contact us today to schedule a free turf consultation.
Who installs it, and how long does it take?
The installation process can vary depending on the type of turf and where it’s being laid. For a standard residential property, the installation takes approximately one to three days. Be sure to use a licensed contractor who specializes in artificial lawn installation.