Artificial Grass for Backyards: The Perfect Solution for Surface Stability

September 11, 2023 FieldTurf Landscape
Is your backyard becoming a risky endeavor due to unstable surfaces? Uneven ground and unsightly patches can pose significant challenges for homeowners. However, the solution...
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Is your backyard becoming a risky endeavor due to unstable surfaces? Uneven ground and unsightly patches can pose significant challenges for homeowners. However, the solution to enhancing your yard’s stability, reducing hazards, and improving aesthetics is just an installation away: artificial grass for backyards. This low-maintenance and reliable surface not only creates a safe and even terrain but also adds a touch of lush green beauty to your outdoor space.

The Dangers of Uneven Yard Grounds

The uneven yard ground doesn’t just mar the aesthetics of your backyard. It also hides hazards that can expose you and your loved ones to surprising risks. Trips and falls due to irregularities in the ground surface are common, leading to minor injuries or severe accidents.

For children or elders, who spend a lot of time outside, a backyard becomes a potential danger zone rather than a haven. In addition, uneven surfaces can make play or recreational activities less enjoyable and more hazardous.

Uneven ground can also adversely affect the drainage of your yard, leading to water pooling, harmful topographies and potentially degrading the structural integrity of your property over time.

3 Factors That Affect Yard Surface Stability

There are numerous factors that can impact the overall stability of your yard, including:

1. Soil Composition

Different soil types respond differently to pressures and weather. Particularly in diverse geological landscapes, varied soil types from loamy soils to sandy soils or clay can extensively affect surface stability.

2. Drainage

Insufficient drainage can often lead to water retention, causing soil to become oversaturated and destabilize.

3. Weather Conditions

Heavy rains, frequent frosts, and intense sun can each contribute to the degradation of yard surfaces, causing the ground to contract, expand, or erode over time.

How Does Synthetic Turf Improve Surface Stability?

Now, here comes the game-changer: fake grass. Installing artificial grass for backyards can dramatically enhance the stability of your yard surface, eliminating many of your current woes.

Even Surface

When natural grass grows, it does not always grow uniformly. This can result in a yard full of trip hazards, especially in shady spots or places with poor soil quality. Artificial turf eliminates these inconsistencies. 

During artificial turf installation, the ground is leveled and a layer of compacted sand is added, which ensures a flat, even surface. This lends itself to a more secure walking and playing surface which is an essential feature, especially for families with children or elders with mobility issues.

Another advantage of this evenness comes to light during yard parties and other outdoor gatherings. With artificial grass, your guests can comfortably roam around the backyard without the fear of tripping on a lumpy or irregular surface. 

Outdoor furniture also sits level and sturdy, enhancing the overall outdoor experience.

Efficient Drainage System

Artificial grass systems are perforated, enabling rainwater or any liquid to drain through the grass layers and away from the surface at a faster rate than natural grass ever could.

Imagine a sudden downpour: on a normal lawn, the water might pool, turning your yard into a mud pit. However, a synthetic lawn with its efficient drainage capability is capable of tackling such situations effortlessly.

This feature not only prevents issues of standing water and subsequent mosquito breeding but also reduces the chances of artificial lawns becoming muddy and unstable.

Resilient Fibers

Artificial grass is crafted from durable, synthetic materials, which can withstand heavy foot traffic, boisterous pets, and harsh California weather conditions. 

Natural grass can wear down under the pressure, leading to patchy or bare spots. In contrast, artificial grass retains its lush, dense appearance, and more importantly, its even surface.

To highlight this feature, let’s imagine a scenario: you have a beloved dog who loves to dig and run around, which typically wreaks havoc on a natural lawn. On an artificial lawn, however, your pet can play all day without causing any visible damage to the stable surface.

Low Maintenance

A significant characteristic of artificial grass that lends to its surface stability is its low-maintenance nature. Natural lawns can require constant interventions, like mowing, watering, fertilizing, and weed control. These activities, in a way, disturb the ground regularly, contributing to an uneven surface.

On the contrary, artificial grass for backyards requires minimal maintenance. There is no need for regular watering (beneficial in drought-prone areas), no mowing, and no worry about fertilizing or weeding. This results in a yard that remains consistently even and smooth throughout the year, without the need for continual yard work.

Adopting artificial grass doesn’t mean compromising on your backyard’s aesthetics. Modern artificial grass looks and feels just like real grass, offering various shades and textures to match your preferences or native species.

Don’t Let Your Uneven Yard Limit Your Activities

At Field Turf Landscape, our team of experts is always ready to help you improve your backyard. Take the first step towards a more stable yard surface by contacting us for a free consultation today. Call us now at 866-352-4575 or send us a message online!

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