Choosing the right artificial grass
There are plenty of factors at play when choosing the right turf for your home. The first consideration is what kind of foot traffic are you expecting to have? Do you have kids or pets who will be running and playing on the turf day in and day out? If that’s the case you will need something that is built to be durable. Secondly, do you want your artificial grass to be soft to touch? If yes, then you will need to look at higher quality turf that will feel more natural. Another factor is deciding on which infill you want. Infill materials are what make your turf springy and softer to walk on. A common infill is made from either sand or rubber, however both will have different price tags associated with it. To help guide you through these decisions, the team here at Yard Smart is happy to set up a free no-obligation consultation.
How to maintain your artificial turf to last years
No matter what kind of turf that you decide to go with there will be some level of care needed to increase the longevity. As a rule of thumb, the lower quality turf will cost less but will require more to be spent on maintaining it. The upfront cost of purchasing turf is a consideration, but if you choose wisely it will last for years, and with minimal effort.
Installation of your artificial grass
There are a few steps involved in installing your artificial grass but our team makes it painless! We would first need to come to your home and measure the area where you would like to have your turf installed. We would then need to remove any landscaping to create the sub base and a slope for water runoff. Once the area is prepared, we begin installation of the artificial turf – which takes approximately 1-3 days depending on the size of the area. At Yard Smart, we finish off a job right, meaning that we ensure there are no high or low areas in the infill and we clean up the surrounding areas to give you a clean surface to be enjoyed right away.
Work with us for your artificial grass needs
At Yard Smart, we never cut corners so that we can guarantee you’ll love the results, every time. When you hire one of our professional landscapers, you’re in the hands of experts who are knowledgeable and experienced in their craft. We have experience with many different types of turf and have professional grade equipment to avoid any disastrous mistakes of trying to install turf yourself. You take pride in the appearance of your home, and we take pride in making that our guarantee.
Everything about artificial grass
How long does artificial grass last?
Depending on the durability and the quality of your turf, you will most likely get 15-20 hours of low maintenance outdoor space enjoyment. If you’re worried about the sun fading the colour, no need to worry because any quality turf is made with UV stabilizing materials.
My dog peed on my turf, how do I get the smell out?
The good news is, that maintaining your turf’s appearance when you have pets is actually much easier than it is with natural grass. Artificial grass does not absorb the parts of urine that cause damage to grass. Instead, whenever it rains or if you use a hose, it will all drain out. Sometimes however, if it’s been used frequently, the smell can become overwhelming. We recommend applying water and vinegar to help eliminate the smell.
Can I vacuum my artificial grass?
A question we often get is how to keep your turf free of debris, dust and dirt. The easiest answer is to use a leaf blower to get rid of the larger pieces of debris, and then to make it a habit to brush your turf to prevent dirt from turning into moss–which is much harder to get rid of. Please be sure to avoid using a vacuum that you use in your home because it will damage your turf.
What are the challenges with artificial grass?
If you have small children, an important thing to keep in mind is that artificial turf gets much hotter than regular grass, which can be very hot to touch for infants. If you live in a very dry climate and you experience many hot days consecutively, you might start noticing the smell of burning rubber. If this happens, make sure to hose it down with cool water to try to keep the heat down to a minimum.