Artificial grass is inherently very durable and long-lasting. You can expect to enjoy your artificial lawn for up to 15 years depending on the living conditions. For high-end, premier quality synthetic grass, this lifespan can easily extend to up to 20-25 years if it has been well looked after. As always, not enough can be said about choosing to buy top-quality faux grass. From the extended lifespan, it’s clear to see that the higher initial cost will be well worth it in the long run.
Wear and tear as a result of everyday use will leave your artificial grass looking not-so-great. At this point, you will need to consider a replacement. This may be very well into your lawn’s projected useful life, or at the end of it, as given by the manufacturer. However, due to heavy foot traffic and improper use, this may be a lot sooner than you may have anticipated. You should make a point of doing a thorough inspection of your artificial lawn. If you find yourself staring down at very evident and clear signs of wear, then your next thoughts should be about getting a replacement.
There are other times, however, when you may need to replace the grass much sooner. Here is a glance at a couple of those instances.
Replacing An Extensively Damaged Lawn
It is very possible to repair a damaged artificial lawn. Most of the time, this will involve cutting out the damaged part and replacing those patches with new pieces. These pieces are usually those leftover from during the initial installation.
Repairs work great for minor damages, but what happens when the damage is extensive? In this case, it makes practical sense to simply replace the whole thing. In some instances, you may even be surprised to find out that replacement is the cheaper option compared to repairs. Finding artificial grass with just the right texture and shade of color to match the original, in order to be used for repairs may also be quite difficult. Instead of ending up with large patches of mismatched shades of color, you may want to consider getting a new artificial lawn altogether.
Choosing To Upgrade
The artificial grass that you bought years back cannot compare to what is available in the market today. A lot of research goes into product development. The result is that today’s artificial grass is a lot better in terms of both functionality and aesthetics.
Better product quality is always motivation enough for you to want to replace your existing lawn with something new. You can always upgrade in order to enjoy all that comes with the new and better lawn. Similarly, if you are looking to put your property in the market and hope to fetch a good price for it, then you upgrading to a new and better-looking artificial lawn is definitely for you. The new lawn will drastically improve your curb appeal and you can look forward to receiving attractive offers from potential buyers.
You may have installed your lawns at the same time, but just because your next-door neighbor is replacing their artificial lawn doesn’t automatically mean that you should too. When should you do it? As highlighted, the simple answer to that is “it depends.”
You can trust your eyes and your own judgment when it comes to deciding whether or not you should replace your existing artificial lawn. If it doesn’t look good from where you are standing, then, it probably doesn’t look good to others and it may be time to consider a replacement.
Regarding a damaged lawn, you can always seek the opinion of an expert. A qualified expert, such as our team at Perth Artificial Grass, will assess the condition of your lawn and the extent of the damage. Based on this professional assessment, they will be able to advise you on whether the repair is still an option for you or if you have to replace the lawn.
As always, you want professionals working on the installation of your new synthetic lawn. Chances of needing a replacement soon after the installation are very high with a poorly and shoddily done installation job. Perth Artificial Grass is exactly the synthetic grass supplier and installation company that you can rely on at all times.