Category: RESIDENTIAL

How to Get Your Dog Used to Artificial Grass

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If you're considering making the switch from natural grass to artificial turf, you might be wondering how your four-legged friend will handle the change. Will they miss the feel of real grass under their paws? How do you help them adjust to their new potty spot? At FieldTurf Landscape, we've installed countless artificial lawns for dog owners just like you. And we've picked up a few tricks along the way to make the transition as smooth as possible for your furry family member– check out our best tips: Why Make the Switch to Artificial Grass? Before we get into the...

4 Common Myths About Artificial Grass Safety for Kids

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Many of us here at FieldTurf Landscape are parents like you and nothing is more important to us than our children's safety and well-being. So, when it comes to our backyards, we want to make the best choices to create a safe environment for play.  While natural grass is a traditional option, more and more families are upgrading their yard with artificial grass. However, there are still tons of misconceptions out there about artificial turf. We’re setting the record straight about four of the most common ones. Myth 1: Artificial Grass Gets Too Hot for Safe Play One concern parents...

FieldTurf for Home Installation: DIY Design Phase Blueprint 

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Installing FieldTurf artificial grass for homes is a smart way to upgrade your outdoor space. While it’s possible to achieve a flawless DIY installation, getting the design right is a huge part of the process.  It sets the stage for a smooth installation and helps ensure your artificial lawn looks amazing and functions perfectly for years to come. Let’s get you started with this quick guide to planning your synthetic turf installation. Why You Should Take Your Time with Artificial Grass Design Think of the design phase as the blueprint that guides your entire project. A well-thought-out design ensures that...

Artificial Grass Benefits: Beyond Just Looking Good

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Residential artificial grass has come a long way since those scratchy, plastic-like carpets of the past. The best turf products today look so natural it’s hard to tell them apart from the real thing. And when it comes to maintenance, durability, and safety, artificial grass trumps real grass in almost every way.  Still, modern artificial grass offers way more than a beautiful, stress-free lawn experience. Here are some features you may not expect from synthetic turf: 1. Advanced Artificial Turf Blade Design The blades of FieldTurf Landscape products come in various shapes, such as flat, v-shaped, w-shaped, and u-shaped. This...

How Artificial Grass Can Help Save You Money

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For many homeowners, the lush green appeal of a perfect lawn comes at a price. The time, sweat, and money poured into maintaining a natural grass landscape can add up quickly.  While artificial turf may seem like a pricier upfront investment, its long-term financial benefits paint a different picture. Slashing the Water Bill Natural lawns are notorious water guzzlers. Depending on your climate and lawn size, you could be spending hundreds of dollars annually keeping your grass green. Residential artificial turf eliminates this expense entirely. No more sprinklers, hoses, or battling drought restrictions –  it thrives without a single drop....

How Long Does Artificial Grass Last?

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Generally, you can expect an impressive lifespan from top-quality artificial grass. For instance, FieldTurf Landscape artificial grass for backyard use can last anywhere from 8-10 years and longer. It’s common for our installations to still be in amazing shape after over a decade.This extended life expectancy makes artificial grass a smart investment, especially when compared to the ongoing costs and hassle of maintaining a natural lawn. With that said, several factors come together to create an artificial grass installation that stays beautiful, functional, and safe for years to come. Fiber Quality Matters Premium fake grass for backyard utilizes robust fibers,...

Artificial Grass and Shock Pads: FAQs for Parents

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Playground turf for backyard spaces is fantastic for kids – it's soft, always green, and doesn't get muddy!  However, if you're thinking of having artificial grass installed for your family, you may have heard about shock pads and wondering if it may be right for you. We answer some common questions below. What Are Shock Pads? Think of shock pads like soft cushions underneath your artificial grass– that’s why they’re also called foam padding. They're typically made of closed-cell foam or rubber. Closed-cell foam means the material has lots of tiny air bubbles trapped inside, which is what makes it...

Can You Just Lay Artificial Turf on Top of Soil?

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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...

Why Poor-Quality Artificial Grass Looks Fake

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Here at FieldTurf, we've spent years obsessing over what makes real grass look good - how the blades catch the light, the mix of textures, the little inconsistencies. We try hard to replicate those organic details in our artificial grass products, which you can see for yourself when you take a virtual tour of our Calhoun plant. Without those details, it's difficult to create residential artificial turf that looks remotely close to the real thing. We recently discussed how to spot low-quality turf, and today, we want to dive deeper into why such products look so fake in the first...

6 Best Places to Install Artificial Grass at Your Home

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Everyone loves a well-manicured lawn, but maintaining one can be arduous, time-consuming and expensive. This is where artificial grass comes in. High-quality artificial grass enables you to create aesthetically appealing outdoor spaces without the burden of upkeep. But where are the best places to install artificial grass at your home? Here’s a look at six ideal locations: Renovate Your Rooftop Oasis Transform your flat roof or rooftop balcony into a vibrant, lush oasis with artificial grass. Installing artificial turf on rooftops creates a safe, comfortable environment perfect for sunbathing, barbecues, or just watching the sunset. It’s an incredible way to...

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