A. No. Our fibers have UV protection & can withstand damaging effects of the sun, heat, wind, snow, and ice. Some of our customers have synthetic putting greens that were installed in 1987 with no visible signs of fading.
A. Our turf comes with a 10-year warranty and through accelerated wear and use tests the manufacture states the actual life expectancy is 20-25 years.
A. The occasional sweeping is recommended but not necessary. This will stand the grass fibers up and even out the in-fill material underneath. Debris like leaves and twigs can be easily removed with a leaf blower. As long as the leaf blower nozzle is not placed too close to the turf, the sand and rubber will stay in place while the debris is blown away.
A. The existing sod MUST be removed with a Sod-Cutter, which is available at a rental store. A fine layer of 1/4 minus decomposed granite is laid down, smoothed, and compacted before the turf is installed.
A. The drainage is very similar to natural grass. The turf backing has holes approximately every 4 inches allowing for water to drain vertically. Additionally, the infill (sand) absorbs and holds the water.
A. No. We even sell this material strictly for dog runs. Urine is not a problem, as it absorbs into the sand and rubber and eventually evaporates. You maintain and clean up the same as natural grass, using a pooper-scooper or shovel. If there is any residue, you may also spray the soiled area with a hose then simply brush and sweep the turf back into place.
A. When compared with installing a sprinkler system, top soil, the price of sod, combined with watering, mowing, weeding, fertilizing, YES, It can pay for itself in a few years. You can minimize your investment if you include rock or gravel with your synthetic grass. The contrast of rock with our grass looks fantastic! It is always your choice but we suggest installing our synthetic grass inside a landscape-edging border which we also supply. The rock can be placed outside the edging using a variety of different colors and sizes. Call us and ask for our value comparison calculator. You can amortize or cost out in a matter of a few years and then your home free after that.