Artificial grass is not the same as you might remember from years ago. Back then synthetic grass was stiff and it looked like, well, artificial grass. Today, technology has made great advances in the manufacturing of artificial grass and turf. Here are some facts about this new technology.
Of particular importance to many homeowners who may be considering artificial grass for their homes is the fact that you can buy different species of grass. Here are some of the most popular types.
Augustine grass is often desirable for many homeowners. Normally, this type of artificial grass will have wider blades, giving it the distinctive look it is famous for. Depending on how the blades are composed this type of grass can have a very soft feel to it. This is a good choice for all types of traffic areas. Meaning, it works well in both low traffic areas and high traffic areas.
Another popular type of grass is the fescue species. This broad class of artificial grass actually has several varieties which can be an important consideration when choosing a new lawn. What you will normally find in the fescue products are choices in weight, color, and height. Because of this wide array of choices, this type is often used in many different landscaping projects. It is important, however, to make sure that you are buying the best quality that you can afford. Often discount prices for this variety mean lower quality.
Another popular choice in artificial grass is the rye species. These products are normally made from nylon and they offer a tighter appearance than the above species. They also often have a more random look to the overall appearance, which makes them good choices for areas where you want a more natural-looking space. Because of they way that this species is made, it is also a good choice for areas where pets live and for play areas for children. It is an excellent choice for those areas that are sloped.
You can also find products that resemble natural grasses that are growing in various directions. This is type of product is very natural looking as it mimics the true growth pattern of most lawns. These products are good choices for areas where you expect a moderate amount of traffic. They are also very good options for those areas in the yard that have low light.
When shopping for artificial grass always read the manufacturer's warranty. Most products come with at least a seven year warranty and many come with warranties of ten years or more.
For installation, the best results are usually achieved when you hire a professional landscape contractor. A reliable and experienced contractor will know the correct procedures to follow during installation. This can add years to the life of your new artificial lawn.