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5 Things You Need to Know about Artificial Grass

5 Things You Need to Know about Artificial Grass

Posted by The Synthetic Turf Co. on 2022 Sep 1st

5 Things You Need to Know about Artificial GrassArtificial grass can be a great addition to your Alberta home, bringing the look of a natural lawn, but without all the hassle and water requirements. There are myriad synthetic turf varieties in the Edmonton and Calgary markets today, each with unique benefits, drawbacks and price points. With so many options to choose one, you'll find the perfect turf to suit your needs and preferences. Read on for five key reasons why artificial lawns are so popular. Call us today for a consultation!

1. Always Looks Great

Rain or shine, warm or frigid, your artificial grass will retain its lush, healthy appearance and beautiful green colour. Even in the depths of our harsh Alberta winters, when your turf is covered in a layer of snow, it'll still look just as healthy as in the height of summer. There is no need to worry about needing to restore your lawn in the spring, as your synthetic lawn will always be ready to go.

2. Virtually Zero Maintenance

Natural lawns require a lot of work to maintain. Mowing, watering, fertilizing, weeding, pest control, and other lawn care tasks can take up a lot of your time. An artificial grass, on the other hand, merely requires the occasional sweep and rake to remove debris and liven up flattened blades. For deeper cleaning, you can spray turf down with a hose or use mild soap and water as needed. That's really all there is to it.

3. Great for Kids and Pets

Artificial grass is durable enough to withstand heavy foot traffic, like if you have children who will be playing on the lawn frequently. Turf can resist digging paws as well, so it is also an ideal choice for pet runs and play areas. Premium infill materials, as opposed to the standard silica sand, can impart additional features, like antibacterial, hypoallergenic and deodorizing properties.

4. Save Money Over the Years

While it is true that artificial grass is more expensive to install than natural grass, you won't have the ongoing maintenance costs of watering, fertilizing, maintaining mowing equipment, aerating and more. With synthetic turf, all you need are a broom and rake, keeping ongoing costs at next to nothing.

5. Enjoy Right Away

The installation process for artificial grass is relatively straightforward and can often be completed over a single weekend. Of course, the amount of time your synthetic lawn will take to install will depend on the size and the configuration of your lawn, including any hills and depressions. Experienced installers will make sure the job is done correctly and efficiently so you can start enjoying your artificial grass as soon as possible. There is no need to wait like while a natural lawn establishes itself for the first time.

Let Us Handle the Work for You

Our Edmonton and Calgary teams will be happy to arrange installation for your artificial grass. We'll walk you through the entire process, from selecting your turf to the final inspection after the installation. We welcome you to get in touch with us at any time to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your needs, preferences and budget in greater detail.