Artificial grass in residential areas is an excellent option when you want to create a stunning new yard or give your current yard a makeover. Artificial grass in residential areas is not like natural grass and does not require watering, mowing or weeding. Instead, you'll need to clean up dirt and stains and rake your blades regularly to prevent matting. Leaves should be removed immediately to prevent them from becoming ground into the lawn and make it harder to maintain. Properly maintained grass can extend the lifespan of residential artificial grass by 15 to 20 years.
High-quality artificial turf for residential use can last for years without tearing down or wear out. As opposed to natural grass, artificial grass can withstand high traffic and is not affected by color changes or mud. It can even be used in areas where pets don't roam around, such as rooftops, pool decks and roadsides. This is because synthetic grass is sturdy enough to stand up to traffic as well as pets and children.
Before installing the artificial turf ensure that the area has enough infill depth. The infill should be adequate to support the turf fibers and keep them tall. You can refer to the guidelines provided by the manufacturer for infill depth. If you are not confident in your DIY skills, you can employ a professional to install the infill. The surface should have a slope of approximately 2% to facilitate drainage. The base and surface should be compacted to minimum 90%.