A green, vibrant, and lovely lawn is attainable all year round — if, and only if, you have artificial turf on your property.
With artificial grass, you receive several benefits. These include durability even in the toughest environment, water and energy conservation, and best of all, no more mowing and no more weed pulling. In short, you reduce your water and maintenance costs.
With the right artificial turf, your property can look amazing, you can enhance the unused spaces into functional living areas, and you can enjoy a beautiful green space with your family. Of course, you would need to get quality artificial turf installation to get all the benefits. Poor installation can make even the best artificial grass look and perform badly.
Here are five key things to consider with this process:
- Choose your artificial grass installer well.
Now you might consider a DIY approach to this project. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to do the task on your own, except this project will require absolute expertise and knowledge. It’s not just about rolling out and laying down the turf.
A professional installer will get the job done better, faster. To choose the right one, you need a service provider that has gained a good level of reputation for being reliable and for delivering high quality jobs. You should also consider the varieties of artificial grass on offer, so you find the right one for your property.
- Pick the right artificial turf.
Aside from going with a realistic and soft, non-abrasive surface, consider the purpose for the artificial lawn before choosing the turf. Superior artificial lawns will look incredibly real from up close and will feature a child-friendly surface, while economy lawns are best for high-traffic areas and homes with pets.
- Your installer should prep the base.
When the base is not properly prepped, you will come up against problems with water drainage. Most applications may need an aggregate base, which is then crushed until the ideal shape and contour is achieved. A rake and hand tamp will take care of smoothing out the surface, and making sure it stays compact.
- The appropriate techniques are needed to secure the seams.
The appropriate seaming system will prevent any problems related to glued seams and mechanically bonded seams. These ensure that the installation looks and performs right.
- Ask your installer about the adhesives used for synthetic grass.
Adhesive products should be chosen based on durability and impact to weathering; it has to stand up against mildew, fungus, and water so that it continues to do its job even when it rains or gets hot.