How to Know What Type of Artificial Grass to Choose
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Synthetic turf comes in single or multi-tone colors and emulates the appearance of natural grass by using varying pile heights and blade density. For instance, you can get a short-pile and monotone fake lawn that is classified as being the economy lawn.
You can purchase the two tone mid-range lawn for a higher price and a slightly more realistic appearance. Or you can decide to go with the long pile, four tone realistic moss infill that can give you the most realistic look, for a much higher price obviously. But the economy artificial turf will sometimes fit your requirements better than a more expensive synthetic grass will.
There are obvious differences regarding the manufacturing and materials used for the different types of artificial lawn products. There are also significant price differences between the entry level and the most superior quality product. An economy artificial lawn may be the choice for you if your budget is modest, these come at half the price of premium artificial lawn grass. Although if you can afford it, the more you can spend the better the lawn you’ll get.
It is also a good choice if the purpose of your garden is recreational, as it is suited for lawn games since the ball rolls and bounces better on this fake lawn due to the compact nature of the grass. For areas with a heavy flow of traffic such as with pets and running, this grass is the least likely to deform. You can use astro turf in your driveways as well, since it is possible to park on it. Because the surface is so firm, it is also easiest to clean this artificial grass.
The second level of products is a good choice for those looking for a softer grass with a slightly more realistic experience and appearance than that offered by the economy fake lawn. With the economy variety it is easy to tell from a distance that the lawn is not real, but with the mid-range lawns this is much more difficult to verify.
The most superior variety will have obvious advantages. With the long pile heights and the varying pile lengths, it gives the most realistic appearance. Even at a short distance, it is often not possible to determine that the grass is not real. Furthermore, this is a good option to go with if your children are very small or if your older children intend to roll around on the fake turf. This is because the superior variety has blades of grass that are over 30mm high, making this a child friendly option.
Another thing you might want to keep in mind is that padding the grass will remove the disadvantages caused by uneven existing surfaces. It will save you time and money during the installation and ensure that a considerable amount of groundwork is not required.
You can also obtain added safety flooring options to create an environment that is safe for your children. These can be added around climbing structures, swings or trampolines; can buffer a fall from as high as three feet and can be applied to your artificial grass products with ease.