Artificial turf has many different aliases -- fake grass, synthetic turf, and synthetic grass. Although the names may be confusing, the reason for its growing popularity is anything but. The clients of many landscapers, and those in the commercial and residential building industry, are enjoying the benefits that sporting venue owners have enjoyed for years. Artificial turf requires absolutely no maintenance, never grows weeds and can make a lawn look like its had expert care in a matter of minutes.
When gathering artificial turf information it is clear the cost of fake grass is pricier than traditional grass seed or even sod. Over time, however, your clients can expect to recoup the investment since the grass will never need cutting, treating or aeration. When putting together an artificial turf list of must haves, be sure to ask yourself the following:
1. Is there an artificial turf provider that will install in your area?
2. What type of fake grass is best suited for your landscaping needs?
3. What type of warranty will your synthetic turf lawn require?
Locate an artificial turf provider that will install in your areaLocating a synthetic grass provider that operates in your area is very important. This will allow you to judge for yourself the quality of their installation before entering into any sort of contractual agreement and using them as a sub-contractor.
Select the type of fake grass that is best suited for your landscaping needsIt is important to dedicate some time to understand the details of the different artificial turf types available. Reviewing an artificial turf directory will reveal suppliers that carry various product types -- each differing in texture, color, thickness and appearance. The preferences of your clients will greatly impact your decision.
Find artificial turf that comes with the appropriate warrantyThe life span of the artificial grass you install will depend on a variety of factors. While most warranties will not cover wear and tear, they do cover things such as UV degradation and fiber strength. It stands to reason that synthetic turf that gets the full brunt of the sun will not retain its color for as long as turf that resides in a shady back corner.
- Artificial turf should appeal to those clients who favor an eco-friendly alternative to traditional grass landscaping. Eliminating the need to use extra water to keep a lawn green is just the start. Once installed, your customers can reduce their carbon footprint by saying farewell to pesticides and chemicals that have potentially harmful impacts on the environment.