Your Guide To Synthetic Turf

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Your Guide To Synthetic Turf

Most homeowners want a beautiful lawn with lush green grass. However, that can take a lot of water and work. Synthetic turf is an alternative, and while it is commonly associated with sports fields, it can be used as any grass substitute. If you would like to know more, keep reading. 

What Is Synthetic Turf?

Synthetic turf is artificial grass. The artificial blades are made from nylon, polypropylene, or polyethylene, and these are attached to a backing. This allows the turf to be rolled up into batches and then rolled out to install.

Depending on the quality, turf can look incredibly like natural grass. Plus, turf comes in many options, so you can choose the length, type, and color of grass you want to make it fit your landscaping needs.

Who Can Benefit From Synthetic Turf?

Many people can benefit from synthetic turf. If you don't want to maintain your lawn but want a green, lush lawn, synthetic turf is a simple low-maintenance solution. Everything will think your grass is beautiful and green all year without any water, fertilizer, or other products, which can save you a lot of money over time.

Similarly, artificial turf is a great idea for those who live in hot climates with limited water. These areas often have limitations on how much water you can use to keep your lawn/landscaping green and lush. With synthetic turf, you can save water for more important uses/plants without turning your yard into a yellow and brown mess.

Synthetic turf is a great choice if you have pets. It is durable, and it's easy to clean animal waste. If you have cats who like to claw, however, they may cause damage to less durable turf.

How Much Does Synthetic Turf Cost?

Having a professional install synthetic turf costs about $6 to $20 per square foot. The price largely depends on the material and the complexity of the installation. If you have a yard with odd slopes and shapes, the installer may charge more for installation.

Luckily, the results are immediate, so you don't have to wait for the grass to grow or the roots to take hold before you start using your yard and before the yard looks great. In addition, you'll save money and time by not needing to:

  • Water the lawn
  • Mow/trim the lawn
  • Kill weeds
  • Monitor pests

Synthetic turf is a low-maintenance alternative to grass. It's more expensive to install when compared to grass seeds, but it is fast, easy, and can save you money in the long run. If you would like to know more about synthetic turf installation, contact a landscaping contractor in your area.

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Tropical Truths: Tips For Creating Vibrant Landscapes Growing up in a tropical area, I saw a lot of green, vibrant plants and all kinds of tropical fruits. It led me to develop a real interest in creating backyard tropical fruit gardens and landscapes that really spoke to the warm weather and the tropical climate. I did a lot of research and talked with a few landscapers to find out the tips and tricks to getting things to grow and thrive. I created this site to help share what I have learned with others who want to create the same kind of tropical getaway in their own backyards.