Invented way back in the 1960’s, artificial turf has come a long way from just being used for sports. The past decade and a half has seen it used as replacements for lawn gardens as well which is why there is an increased level of interest regarding the advantages and disadvantages of synthetic turf. However, even though field turf has garnered quite a name for itself, it still comes with a few drawbacks buyers should be aware of before they buy one for themselves.
It’s true that artificial turf can make your lawn stand out in the neighborhood without involving you in backbreaking labor to keep it maintained. It won’t cost you much in the long run and can even turn into a good investment. It’s also used in many resorts as a cheaper and more attractive alternative to real grass. However, you need to keep a few things in mind before making your purchase.
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The first thing you need to do is look for the ideal synthetic grass for your lawn. You can do this by purchasing a sample box contain about 10 different fake grass styles! If you purchase one of the turfs; the sample box cost if refunded to you! All of the turfs are great choices and warrantied for 8 years; so it's hard to go wrong with Athletic Textiles artificial landscaping turf; however they do vary in style and price...so pick one that you like and within your budget.
Additionally, the densest fake lawn is the one that looks the most authentic since these have more fibers per sq. yard; making the turf more plush. The density is referred to as the turf face weight; the higher the face weight, the more dense the grass and more expensive in general terms.
Remember, if you’re not an expert in this, you need to investigate further by asking relevant questions from the sales person in order to get the ideal artificial lawn for yourself. You will need a system to install your lawn for one thing, but it also needs to be ordered properly to fit your specifications. Artificial Landscaping turf comes in 15' wide rolls and can be cut to any length up to 100' long. Contact Athletic Textiles to obtain accessories for installation and proper instructions.
As mentioned before, an artificial turf can do away with a lot of backbreaking work and continued lawn maintenance. You won’t have to contend with pesky weeds every day, the paths you so lovingly put in place will not be spoiled by debris or dirt, you won’t have to keep mowing the lawn each week and you can save money in water, fertilizer and maintenance.
All you would need to do is to take a rough bristle brush to it 3-4 times per year to ensure the fake grass remains in an upright position and looking fresh. The best part is your Astroturf will remain lush, green and verdant all the year round and in all weather conditions with these great benefits!