We’re answering five important questions to ask when choosing artificial grass.
While driving around town, you’ll probably come across artificial grass in San Diego that you didn’t realize was actually fake. It’s an excellent solution to keeping a lawn green during the California drought. But, you might have a lot of questions about synthetic grass, especially since there are so many manufacturers available in the market. We’re answering some of the most important questions that will help you choose the right artificial grass.
1. What Are Your Lifestyle Needs?
There are a number of reasons why people choose San Diego artificial turf. It keeps your lawn green year-round, never needs to be mowed and won’t turn yellow from your dog. The best way to find the perfect product is to find one that matches your lifestyle. At SYNLawn San Diego, we’ve got more than 28 artificial grass products to choose from. While this may sound overwhelming, there are three main points to consider when figuring out what’s right for you: aesthetic preference, usage and, of course, budget. It’s important to like the product’s appearance because you’ll be looking at it for the next 10 to 15 years. How it will be used is key to the overall performance, which dictates how the turf will look over time. If you purchase a product that doesn’t do well with heavy traffic, then it probably won’t last more than a couple of years. Remember that a lush, tall grass looks real, but it doesn’t hold up as well to heavy traffic unlike a shorter-pile grass. If you’re a family with four kids, with four dogs or that likes to entertain every weekend, then pick a durable product that performs well and looks nice.
2. Where Are You Using the Turf?
Many customers install San Diego artificial grass in their front yards or backyards, but there are other types of applications to consider. For instance, a roof wouldn’t be able to accommodate real grass because the weight poses a problem. However, synthetic grass is a lightweight solution that can transform an outdoor space into a new, functional living area. Fake grass is another great option for residential or commercial playgrounds because the padding installed under the turf helps protect children from falls up to 10 feet.
3. Does It Require Rubber Infill?
When most people think of artificial grass, they think of a turf field and those pesky pieces of black rubber crumb infill their children bring home with them. With SYNLawn, you won’t have to worry about the unwanted mess because none of our products require any kind of rubber crumb infill. Approximately 10 years ago, our company invented the thatch, tan curly fibers at the base of the blades. Not only was this designed to resemble the dead undergrowth of natural grass and give turf a more natural look, but also it replaced the need for rubber crumb infill. This helps keep your artificial lawns in San Diego stay cooler and remain a low-maintenance product.
4. How Important Is the Installation?
It’s important to know that choosing the right installation team is almost as important as choosing the product itself. Make sure to hire a licensed, experienced installer so that your yard doesn’t become a guinea pig for someone new to the industry. Choosing a well-established company is also important because many customers aren’t able to reach a local business that installed artificial grass in San Diego just last year. Getting the job done right the first time is crucial to being satisfied with the result and overall customer service.
5. Where Can You See Samples?
While it’s important to see samples of the product you’re choosing, sometimes it’s difficult to know what a small 12-inch by 12-inch square will look like on a 300- or 1,000-square-foot install. We understand these difficulties, which is why we’ve installed most of our more than 28 products in the ground outside our 22,000-square-foot showroom. We like to give our clients a really good idea of what their new turf will look like in a larger patch. We’ve got everything from nylon putting greens to colored turf to lush blades that look real.
No matter if you are ready to buy or just want to learn more, we’re ready to help you choose the right artificial grass in San Diego. Our knowledgeable, helpful staff is ready to answer your questions. Contact our showroom in San Diego today to get started on your virtually no maintenance lawn!