With a plethora of options for artificial grass and the companies that supply and install them, it can be a little daunting for a potential customer to choose the best one for their garden project. While usage is definitely a huge factor to consider, there are other features and functions that will be useful to take note of. In this post, we share with you things to look for when choosing the best artificial grass for your yard.
Quality and Price of the Product
When shopping for your artificial turf, there are a handful of things you can check for to make sure you’re getting a quality product. Take advantage of the samples suppliers provide, then you can examine the product more closely. Look at the tuft’s stitching. Is it even and secure? Are the blades’ colors consistent? What materials did they use for the product?
Chances are, better quality products will be more expensive. However, don’t just automatically assume that if the product is more expensive, it would be the ideal product for your garden. With the features and special technology added to synthetic grass these days, you could be paying extra for something you won’t need at all. As an example, pet owners will be glad to have synthetic turf that will help neutralize urine odor with a special infill and P.U backing. Someone without pets may not likely use this feature, so they will be better off with a different (and less expensive) model without odor neutralization.
This refers to the measurement from above the backing to the tip of the blade of grass. Longer blade length tends to give off a full and lush look when it’s first installed. However, if you’re not likely to maintain its lush look by brushing it regularly, it will eventually look flat. A blade length of 30-37 mm is recommended for a natural and manicured look for your garden.
Density refers to the stitch count density per square meter of artificial grass. When your grass has higher turf density, chances are, it’s more durable – and expensive. Some homeowners “hack” the dense look of artificial grass when their budget is tight is by using more infill to a degree.
There are several infill options for your artificial grass – such as kiln dried sand. They serve as filler for the void between the blades of the turf and will help give the feel of realism to your artificial grass – as if it’s really growing on actual soil. How much infill you need will depend on the height and density of your artificial turf. A reputable synthetic grass provider and installer should be able to discuss how much infill works for your artificial grass installation.
This might be rather simple. The grass is green, right? However, natural grass isn’t just made up of one shade of green. You would want to get a product with varying shades of green – varying, but still cohesive with the brown thatch to add realism. This is another reason why getting samples from your prospective suppliers is ideal. The product tends to look different from a website versus how it would look in your lawn in direct sunlight. Seeing the samples in natural light laid out will help you determine if it’s the look you’re going for.
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