The decision to install artificial grass is not an easy one. It’s best to consider different factors before deciding whether or not it’s the right fit for your property. Although artificial grass can be a great way to give your yard a facelift and make it more functional, it also has drawbacks that you’ll need to consider before leaping. The good thing about it is that installing premium artificial grass doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are what you need to know before installing artificial turf.
- Artificial grass is safe
One of the biggest questions people often have about artificial grass is whether or not they’re safe to use with their children and pets. It is a valid question since early residential artificial grass was made with toxic substances in the infill, i.e., the material between the blades, including lead.
Well, you need not worry about that anymore as recent products are entirely toxin and lead-free, thus, are highly safe to use. Before purchasing artificial grass, you must talk to the company you’re purchasing from and ask them about it directly to be sure.
On the bright side, another importance of ensuring that you purchase artificial grass that is toxin and lead-free is that you also save yourself from the possible dangers of the sorts of toxic chemicals usually used on natural lawns, such as herbicides and fertilizer.
- It’s not totally maintenance free
You won’t have to bother about watering, mowing, or weeding with artificial grass. But that doesn’t mean you’re entirely off the hook regarding maintaining your lawn. You’ll need to remove stains if and when they occur, and also rake the blades to prevent them from getting matted down with your clothes.
You’ll also have to tackle leaves quickly since, otherwise, they can get stuck into the turf, making them harder to remove later. With the proper care, your artificial lawn can look great for an extended period, so it’s worth putting in the work.
- Your furry friends can still use it
If you have a pet(dog) that goes outside, cleaning up waste material from artificial grass can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be a challenge. There are better ways to manage the process, and the first is to let the solid waste dry out so that it is easier to pick up. Once picked up, rinse off the grass with the hose using an enzyme cleaner as required.
However, for liquid waste, things can get a bit more complicated. Here, you’ll have to use a sprinkler or hose to wash off the grass areas to enable the liquid waste to wash through to the turf and base materials under it. You can also use enzyme cleaners to help with this process, but never use any harsh chemicals on the surface so as not to damage it.
Installing artificial grass in your home may be the ultimate facelift that your home needs, but the final decision is up to you. If you eventually decide that artificial grass is best for you, make sure to do plenty of research before deciding on a company and the specifics of the turf you choose, including material, color, and durability.
Ezy Grass by Ezy decking has been established as one of Queensland’s biggest artificial grass suppliers after introducing synthetic turf for landscaping applications at market-beating prices.