Month: February 2024

What Happens When Artificial Grass Gets Wet?

Understanding the Wet Performance of Artificial Grass - fieldturf 5
Water Resistance and Drainage For FieldTurf Landscape artificial grass for yards, we use advanced materials like polyethylene or polypropylene, which are resistant to moisture. The roots of artificial grass are typically a perforated backing that allows rainwater to drain away from the surface into an aggregate subsurface base below. In turn, this base is made up of small stones that further facilitate drainage so water does not pool on or beneath your faux grass. As a result, artificial lawns drain significantly faster than natural grass and dry within a few hours after rainfall. Excessive moisture is detrimental to real lawns,...

What Kind of Turf Do You Use for a Putting Green?

Choosing Top-Quality Artificial Turf for Backyard Putting Greens - fieldturf
Backyard putting green installation requires a different type of artificial grass versus those we use for general landscaping. To mimic the playing conditions of a real golf course, our putting green turf typically has these features:  • Shorter Blade Height: Putting green turf has a very short blade length - typically no higher than 0.5 inches. This lower cut more closely mimics the speed and texture of a real golf green. Landscaping artificial tends to have longer blades that slow down the ball roll and reduce accuracy on putts. • Minimal Thatch Layer: Artificial putting green turf should have little...

Does Artificial Grass Tear Easily?

Understanding the Tear-Resilience of Artificial Grass - fieldturf 2
As you research artificial turf options for your home or venue, you likely worry about durability issues. After all, a high-quality installation can last for more than a decade. That’s years of wear and tear from rambunctious kids and pets, to gatherings, harsh weather, and other challenges of daily life.  This is even more important if you’re interested in artificial turf playground surfaces, which will routinely be subjected to heavy foot traffic and large equipment. FieldTurf synthetic turf is engineered from the ground up to prevent ripping or tearing under normal use: • Materials - Manufacturers construct the grass blades...

Is Artificial Grass Easy to Clean with Dogs?

A Quick Guide to Borders for Artificial Grass - Simple Steps for
Yes, it’s easy to clean artificial grass even when you have dogs in the family. No need to keep them off your synthetic lawn, either – dogs can poop and pee on the surface just as they would on natural grass.  When it’s time to clean up after they go potty, follow these steps: Regular Maintenance for Artificial Pet Turf • Pick up solid waste immediately: This is crucial for hygiene and odor control. Use a pooper scooper or bag to remove waste and dispose of it properly. • Remove debris regularly: Leaves, twigs, and other debris can build up...

Can You Just Lay Artificial Turf on Top of Soil?

Why You Shouldn't Install Artificial Grass Directly on Soil - fieldturf 1
No, you shouldn’t lay artificial turf directly on top of soil. This “shortcut” can and will lead to serious issues down the line, such as: Uneven Surface Issues If your soil has an uneven surface, this can quickly be reflected in lumps, bumps, and irregular textures for even the finest artificial grass products. Without properly leveling the surface first, any inconsistencies in the soil will remain visible.  Poor Drainage High-quality residential artificial grass is permeable, allowing water, air, and tiny particles to pass through. However, if you simply lay turf over dense soil, this can prevent rainwater and melting snow...

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