Most Frequently Asked Questions About Synthetic Grass
Are your artificial
lawns similar to indoor/outdoor carpet or astro-turf? Not at all. Our synthetic grass truly resembles the real thing.
Our Thatched grass has two different types of fibers, a longer fiber that
replicates blades of grass and a short, curly fiber that adds cushion and
support to the longer fibers. Our infilled synthetic grass is actually
combined with sand and recycled crumb rubber. The fibers are 1.5" to 2.5"
long depending on the product. A unique blend of rubber crumb and sand is
spread over the top of the synthetic grass. Both our Thatched Grass and
Infilled Grasses look and feel just like natural grass.
Is the sun harmful to artificial turf grass or make it fade? No. Our fibers have a UV protection coating and can withstand the
damaging affects of sun, heat, wind, snow and ice. We have synthetic putting
greens that were installed in 1987 with no discernable signs of fading.
Technically, the color will fade two Pantone® colors over a ten-year period,
but it's really not noticeable to the naked eye.
What is the life
expectancy of ProGreen Synthetic Grass? Our turf comes with a limited 8-year
warranty, but the actual life expectancy is 15-35 years depending on use.
What type of maintenance should I expect with artificial grass? An occasional brooming is recommended but
not necessary. This will help stand the fibers up. Debris like leaves and twigs can be easily removed with a leaf
blower. Remember to not place the blower's nozzle too close to the
turf if you have one of our infilled grass products or the sand and rubber will
away along with the debris.
Can artificial turf be installed over my existing
lawn? The existing sod must first be removed
either by spraying a weed killer or be removed with a Sod-Cutter (available at a
local rental store). Then a fine layer of crushed rock is laid down,
smoothed over and compacted before the artificial turf is installed.
How does an artificial lawn drain? Drainage is very similar to natural
grass. The turf backing has many perforated holes (or a porous
fabric backing) that allow water to drain vertically into the ground
below the turf.
Can pets harm ProGreen Synthetic Grass?
No. Many of our landscape grasses were designed with both
residential and commercial dog runs in mind. Pet urine is not a problem as it absorbs into the
ground or evaporates. Other messes clean up in the same manner as
natural grass. You may also spray the
soiled area with a hose then simply brush the turf back into place.
How does the cost of artificial grass compare to installing a
natural lawn? When compared to installing a sprinkler
system, top soil, the price of sod, combined with watering, mowing,
weeding, and fertilizing, it can pay for itself in a few years. You can
minimize your investment if you include landscaping rocks and xeriscape elements with your synthetic grass.
The contrast of landscape rock with our grass looks fantastic! We suggest installing
our synthetic grass inside a landscape-edging border. Bend the edging to
give it rounded corners. The rock can be placed outside the edging using a
variety of different colors and sizes. Call us and ask for our value