If you're looking to build a beautiful, new backyard, or to give your current yard a new look, residential artificial grass can be a great option. Residential artificial grass isn't like natural grass and does not need watering, mowing or weeding. Instead, you'll have to clean up staining and rake the blades regularly to prevent matting. Leaves should be raked off right away so they don't become ground into the lawn, making it more difficult to maintain. Properly maintained grass can extend the lifespan of residential artificial grass by between 15 and 20 years.
High-quality artificial turf for residential use can last for years without breaking or getting worn out. Residential artificial grass is stronger than natural grass and can withstand the rigors of heavy traffic. It is also not affected by color or mud variations. It can even be used in areas that pets aren't permitted to roam, such as rooftops, decks for pools, and road medians. This is because synthetic grass is strong enough to withstand the pressure of traffic, including children and pets.
Before installing the artificial grass, make sure that the area has enough infill depth. The infill should be enough to help support the turf fibers and keep them tall. The manufacturer has guidelines for infill depth. In the event that you aren't comfortable with DIY, you could contact a professional to install. The surface should be sloped at approximately 2% to facilitate drainage. The surface and base must be compacted to at least 90%.