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Synthetic Turf AdvantagesA great alternative for both small and large landscapes wherever grass is currently used,
Synthetic Turf is becoming increasingly popular for sports fields, golf courses,parks and public spaces as well as residential properties.
Synthetic landscape applications are found in both residential and commercial settings. In each instance, the benefits are the same: virtually maintenance free, lush, natural looking and feeling surfaces that accentuate any area, structure or setting.
Today's synthetic grass and artificial turf systems are solid, reliable,durable and deliver the kind of form and function that can enhance any project. With the look and feel, color and texture of some of the new generation of synthetic turf it has gained acceptance for many uses. Driven by need (low maintenance, draught tolerant, high traffic, water conserving), synthetic turf is now being adopted for use as more than a sports surface amenity it has now become another landscape option, much like other hard scape products, (pavers, decorative patio rock and custom concrete surfaces) to enhance and extend the livable area of residential and commercial properties.
Benefits are many - along with a lush, ever-green lawn, customers' enjoy less maintenance, repair and expense, too! It's the first lawn product that really delivers peace of mind; it can stand up to weather, traffic and challenging conditions; too much sun, shade, slope, rain or wind. Once installed this synthetic surface continues to provide return on investment, year after year all year long.
Benefits also include:
- Synthetic turf grass can be a better solution when the environment is particularly hostile to natural grass. An arid environment or one where there is little natural light are great places for synthetic turf.
- Synthetic turf grass pitches can last up to 10 years. That is much longer than natural turf, and their toughness makes them suitable for many uses.
- Is aesthetically pleasing all the time fresh cut appearance.
- Ideal for holiday homes when maintenance of lawns is not practical.Itis also a solution for elderly homeowners who find the up keep of lawns too much hard work.
- Needs no chemicals or fertilizer.
- Can be cleaned, unlike mulch and shredded rubber.
- Ideal for inaccessible locations where maintenance of lawns is not practical.
- Suitable for roof gardens and swimming pool surrounds.
- Synthetic turf grass can withstand significantly more use than natural grass and can therefore be used much more frequently, just as it allows sports ground owners to generate more income from their facilities.
- Water conservation. (cities and water conservation organizations have begun realizing the value of artificial grass as a conservation measure. It uses less maintenance and less care. Anecdotal evidence suggests that residential applications are increasing rapidly in arid areas where water agencies have taken aggressive measures to limit outdoor water use. An example is the Southern Nevada Water Authority, which limits residential turf to no more than 50 percent of landscaped area, limits summer watering to alternate days, and has inclining rates. A recently completed synthetic turf study in the City of Anaheim, California, found that residential customers that retrofitted their natural turf with synthetic turf were quite satisfied with the result [mainly due to reduced maintenance and bugs]. The Anaheim Pilot Study estimated the cost of saved water to be $7,000 per acre-foot [savings were derived using engineering estimates, not billed data]).
Are you a candidate for synthetic turf?Answer 'Yes' to the following questions and you're probably a good candidate for artificial turf.
Do You Have Dogs that Destroy Your Grass?
You can't grow grass. Your yard is always dirty and messy. Your dogs are constantly digging in your yard. And the list goes on. You simply can't keep a healthy-looking lawn (or any lawn) in your yard.
Is Mud in Your House an Issue?
Besides having a muddy yard that looks bad and that you can't use, you can't keep your kitchen and other areas of your house clean because mud is constantly being tracked in from your yard by your dogs or kids. You find that keeping your house clean is a constant chore!
Do You Live in an Urban Area?
Even if you are not a dog owner, you may have shady conditions, poor soil conditions, shallow tree roots, or pollution that keeps killing your grass. City parkways typically experience these conditions due to vehicular, pedestrian, and 'walked-dog' traffic. It's these conditions that keep your grass from staying alive, let alone healthy-looking!
Do You Want a Maintenance-Free Lawn? Synthetic turf from buyturfdirect.com is your answer.
Our customers say it best " just got the turf... it is AWESOME" B.P.- Glendale Heights, IL.
Synthetic Turf - Common name for artificial grass or Artificial Turf.
Glossary of terms to help you in your Turf shopping experience.
Base - Used to refer to the ground immediately below the artificial grass.
Defibrillation - This simply means to brush synthetic turf in the opposite direction to its turf lean. Defibrillation can be done manually with a rake and/or push broom or mechanically with a motorized sweeper. Turf defibrillation gets out many of the 'unwanted' qualities that synthetic turf has when it's 'hot off the presses' from the manufacturer.
Turf defibrillation will get your turf piles standing toward the vertical position. Also, it will untangle any piles that are intertwined or braided. Finally, defibrillation will separate any 'conjoined' turf piles.
Infill - Turf infill is a granular material such as sand or rubber pellets about the size of sand grains. Infill is distributed on top of artificial grass to keep the lawn fibers standing (sand or rubber) and to give the synthetic lawn cushion (rubber).
Infill Turf - Artificial grass that requires some kind of granules (e.g., sand, rubber) to be spread on top of turf. Granules are raked and/or swept in between the lawn fibers. Sand or rubber granules serve to keep the lawn fibers standing. Rubber granules also give your turf more bouyancy.
Roof Gardens - An ideal use for artificial grass, easy to lay, low maintenance and usable all year round.
Seams - When installing artificial grass you will usually need to join different rolls together. Using seaming tape and glue gives a secure seam or join.
Synthetic Grass - Another term for artificial grass.
Synthetic Turf - Another term for artificial grass.
Non-Infill Turf - Artificial turf that does not require granules to be spread between the lawn fibers. Although, we recommend that some amount of infill be installed on all turf to reduce 'turf lean' over time.
Turf Lean - This is the tendency of synthetic turf fibers to lay away from vertical. Turf lean can be lessened with the use of infill.
Turf Weight - Measured in ounces per square yard (e.g., 42oz), turf weight is a measure of the amount of materials used in making the turf. Blade density, thickness, and height are all affected by Turf Weight.
Urethane Backing - The black coating on the back of artificial turf. Some turfs have multiple layers of urethane backing to support more traffic.
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