Natural grass no longer enjoys the supremacy it once had in backyards and home lawns. You will find fake grass installed in many homes and it looks exceptionally well. There is literally no difference between natural and fake grass as long as you do not inspect them closely. On closer inspection, you will find the lack of weeds, bugs and other problems in artificial grass compared with its natural counterpart.
Survey your Lawn
Before installing fake grass, it is important to closely examine your lawn. What type of grass have you planted in the lawn? Is it doing well or has started wilting and seeing weed infestation? If the answer is in affirmative then you need to install synthetic turf. If the natural grass is healthy and there is no infestation then you can delay the process.
Choose your Grass
Fake turfs come in many shapes and sizes. You can buy them in a foot-by-foot block or in any other measurement of your choice. The first thing you will need is the accurate measurement of your lawn. Any careless measurement and you may end up with a botched installation.
After taking measurement, it is time to choose fake grass. You will be amazed by the variety of fake grass available at stores and at online portals. The colors vary from light to dark green and emulate the qualities of different types of grass. Choose a variety that best suits your needs. Also try to coordinate the color with that of other plants and trees in your lawn. The grass should not overpower the overall scheme of things. Lighter shades are thus better as they go well with all types of lawns.
The installation is simple. You need to level the surface on which you will be installing the synthetic grass. There may be a need to spread an additional sheet underneath the artificial turf to ensure proper drainage of water. The fake grass is best installed with an adhesive solution though some varieties do not need this arrangement.
The installation may take a few hours depending on the total surface area of the lawn, the quality of soil and other factors such as drainage facilities.
Fake grass does not need elaborate maintenance procedures. All you need is to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Fake grass needs regular watering and any careless attitude towards this regard may cause problems. Although fake grass will not dry, it may become hard and crusty thus spoiling the look. You will also need to look out for proper drainage of water. Any water left out under the turf may cause wear and tear that leads to permanent damage.
Fake grass can last for years as long as you are following the manufacturer’s instructions. The grass holds many surprises that you will find out after the installation is complete. You will find the touch and feel of the turf to be very much similar to original grass. Lie down on the grass and read a book or partake in other fun activities – the options are endless!