Frequently Asked Questions
Does artificial grass require any maintenance?
Artificial grass requires minimal maintenance, especially when compared to natural grass. We recommend a few tasks to keep turf looking its best! In the autumn, fallen leaves need to be removed from the surface of artificial grass using a leaf blower and NOT a rake (raking will break down the leaves and create organic matter between the blades of grass that permit weed growth). It may also be necessary to “brush up” your artificial grass occasionally, especially if we are coming out of a particularly brutal, icy winter or you use your yard for sports and athletic activities.
Can I install artificial grass myself?
Unless you have the necessary tools, equipment, and expertise, not to mention time, DIY synthetic turf installation is probably not the best idea. Hiring a professional synthetic turf installation company such as Grass!365 Denver will ensure that every part of the installation process is done the right way. Improper installation is one of the most common reasons that lead to problems with artificial turf. Therefore, it’s best to let a professional handle the job at hand.
How many years will synthetic turf last?
Grass!365 Turf will last 20 years or more when installed at a residence with regular yard use. The products we installed ten years ago are still going strong. Grass!365 Denver Turf has a limited 10-year warranty on our synthetic grasses.
Is artificial turf good for dogs?
Grass!365 artificial grass offers a unique component in regard to pet usage that our competitors do not. Our turf is completely permeable meaning dog waste will go right through. With the traditional hole-punched, urethane-backing artificial grass, waste has to find a hole to drain through after it enters the artificial grass. With Grass!365 artificial grass, dog waste doesn’t have to find a hole in the turf, the waste goes right through!
In addition, Grass!365 Denver installs artificial grass dog areas with careful attention to the perimeter so that dogs can’t pull up the edges of the turf. Unlike natural grass, artificial grass won’t stain from urine or feces. When Envirofill® is used as an infill, odors, and hygiene are no longer an issue as long as the area is occasionally rained on or sprayed down with a hose.
What does the installation process look like?
Grass!365 Denver can transform your desired outdoor space with appealing, low-maintenance artificial grass. We start by taking detailed measurements of the space to get an idea of how much turf will be needed. Then, we clear all vegetation and debris from the area in which the turf will be installed. Our experts will properly prepare the space and then begin laying the artificial grass out and applying the infill. Lastly, we’ll ensure that all of the finishing touches are completed and that the artificial turf is closely inspected for quality.
What is artificial grass?
Artificial Grass goes by many different names: synthetic turf, synthetic grass, synthetic lawn, artificial turf, artificial lawn, astroturf, and fake grass. Artificial grass is constructed like carpet, using a similar manufacturing process. However, high-quality artificial grass is nothing like outdoor carpet!
Modern artificial grass has two main components: fiber and backing. The fibers are the “blades of grass” and the backing is what holds the fibers in place. A third element is an infill (usually sand or treated sand). Infill adds weight to the artificial grass helping it to stay in place and also helps to keep the grass blades/fibers standing upright.