Like everything else, timing can make a world of difference when it comes to an artificial grass installation project. Synthetic turf has become very popular even as more and more people are actually getting in the know about the many benefits they stand to enjoy by replacing their natural lawn with a faux lawn. No one is looking to be left behind.
Because most people are now more than well aware of these many benefits, it is no longer a matter of if, but when, with artificial grass installation. From an industry insider and expert’s point of view, here is what we hope will be a satisfactory and authoritative answer to one of the questions that we, at Perth Artificial Grass get asked so often; “when is the best time to install artificial grass?”
What To Consider
Choosing when to get your artificial grass installation project started shouldn’t be just another decision you come to arbitrarily. There are several factors to always have in mind that will guide you to make an informed decision. Taking into account these considerations will help you save time and even save you some money as you get real value out of your project.
Here is an insightful look at some of these factors which our experts insist you simply cannot afford to neglect when choosing a time to have your artificial grass laid down.
The last thing you would want to do is pick a time for the artificial grass project that is less than convenient for you. Doing so may lead you to rush the installation crew, which in turn may leave you with a shoddy job.
You don’t need to be there throughout during the installation. However, you may need to be there to authorise the entry of the installation crew into your private property or let them in if the installation is indoors .Having the team over when you have a break from work such as during the holidays is always a good idea, especially if you would like to personally oversee the whole project. You will have plenty of time on your hands to do so and you can commit this time and attention to the project. Some companies work through the weekend and you could also take advantage of the same.
When booking for your synthetic grass installation, consider a time that is convenient for you. Find a time that will not disrupt your schedule or interfere with any prior plans you may have made.
Peak Vs. Off-Peak Periods
The availability of your preferred choice of installation contractor should also inform your decision about when to schedule your artificial grass installation. Just like in any other industry, some times of the year are busier than most, and others just aren’t busy enough. During the peak season, installation contractors are usually booked out and you will have some difficulty finding one that can take on your project.
In this peak season, most installation companies will have several projects running at the same time and may often find themselves a bit short-handed. This has been known to cause delays and in some unfortunate cases, a job that is not to their usual standards because the crew is always in a bit of a rush to finish the job and get to the next site.
With all that in mind, it would therefore be a good idea to consider the off-peak seasons, especially if you are looking for a top-quality installation with a quick turnaround. With not much else going on, the installation crew will dedicate their undivided attention to your project. Additionally, you are more likely to get a more competitive quote during this off-peak period.
The prevailing weather surely has a bearing on whether or not it’s the best time to have your artificial grass installed. Take the rainy season for example. Rainy weather will definitely make the ground compacting process prior to laying the artificial turf a little difficult. Needless to say, it can mess up with the integrity of the entire base. Additionally, the poor weather may force the installation crew to take several breaks just to let the showers ease up, translating to significant delays.
Depending on the quality of the grass, some artificial turf brands go through considerable shrinkage and expansion, depending on the ambient temperature. Such grass, if installed at low temperatures and cut to exact size, will start to expand when the temperature rises, and because there’s no room for it to expand freely, it will simply start creasing. Fortunately, this is not a problem you have to worry about with professionals such as Perth Artificial Grass who will supply you with the best quality of grass and do a professional and well-timed job on the installation that will give no trouble in the future regardless of the weather.
Expected Activity and Traffic
It is always well-advised to replace your natural lawn with an artificial grass lawn when your yard is not in use. If the yard is for a school playground, then choosing school breaks is always a good idea. If you are having the grass installed for putting golf greens at a recreational centre, then it’s best to keep the patrons away for a few days post-installation. This is because it’s good practice to let the grass rest undisturbed for a little while after it is laid down. You won’t have to call back the crew a second time because of premature damage.
No doubt about it, artificial grass installations can be done all year round, January through to December. But is there ever a time that is better than another to install your artificial lawn? Yes, and these factors, as highlighted can help you choose a time that is just right for you and your project.