10 BIG MISTAKES TO AVOID WITH YOUR ARTIFICIAL LAWN

Feb 15, 2021 | Artificial Grass, Cost-Effective Landscaping, Synthetic Grass

Are you planning to install artificial turf for your home or business property? Be sure to understand what it takes to get the benefits that come along with synthetic grass. Whether it’s DIY or a professional approach, there are quite some details and planning behind a precise installation.

Make just one mistake, and you may kiss your investment goodbye. The lawn might look great for a while, but it won’t be too long before the turf starts to peel, crack, puddle, or observe other problems. Instead of reducing the natural grass associated yard work, you’d actually be stuck with fixing the artificial grass every now and then.

Play areas-Fun for kidsCurious to learn about how to install turf appropriately? DFW Turf Solutions experts tell you 10 common mistakes to avoid to keep the artificial lawn going for long. So let’s get started.

  1. FAILING TO BUY THE RIGHT ARTIFICIAL TURF

It is one of the biggest mistakes property owners tend to make. We understand that the market is full of both cheap and expensive artificial grass products. The options can get overwhelming, and not investing in the right type can break your experience. Therefore, make an informed decision based on the purpose, budget, and overall appearance of the grass. It’s also a good idea to invest in eco-friendly products and do your bit for the planet.

  1. INVESTING BASED ON PRICES

Purchasing artificial grass based primarily on its price may not be the right decision always. Sometimes, a cheap product may not be superior, and other times an expensive item might also not justify its cost. If you wish to buy a turf product that doesn’t deteriorate faster, plus it looks and feels reliable, discuss your options with a professional synthetic grass company and make an informed choice.

  1. BUYING IN BATCHES

Another major mistake property owners make is to buy in batches rather than all at once. Batch buying might seem a sensible approach, but there are problems as well. You might find different variations of the chosen grass later on. This will eventually affect the appearance of your lawn besides its installation process. So, we always suggest you take precise lawn measurements and determine how much grass you should require, averting the possibility of having an unappealing lawn.

  1. NOT HAVING PROPER DRAINAGE

One aspect that differentiates artificial turf from natural grass is its drainage. It’s better and helps you enjoy the grass for much longer. But what hinders your experience is an improper drainage system that keeps the lawn from looking fresh, clean, and well-manicured. So choose the grass that offers exceptional trenching along with investing in a drainage system under the base that prevents water-associated complications.

  1. BUMPY, UNEVEN SURFACE

Just imagine the sight of having an indoor flooring like carpeting that feels bumpy and looks uneven at several spots? Seems unpleasant, right? It’s the same with an artificial lawn that hasn’t been adequately installed and shows bumps or unevenness. To avoid having a yard like this, assess the base and make sure there aren’t any obstacles underneath. Also, the grass needs to be laying appropriately. It will prevent any wrinkles, and the grass will rest smoothly and beautifully.

  1. NO WEED PREVENTION

Artificial grass is known to deter weed growth, and that’s what sets it apart from natural grass. But how does it restrict weeds from growing? Installing a weed membrane helps with this step. Weed membrane is a plastic sheet underneath the turf to stop the weeds from growing through the turf. Forgetting to place this layer will succumb the grass to weed growth, and you’ll be out of luck.

  1. NOT SECURING IT FIRMLY

One of the worst mistakes is an artificial lawn that isn’t secured firmly. Not only will it make your yard look unattractive, but it’s also going to turn out dangerous. Thus it’s essential to fasten the grass tightly around the edges, so it looks neat and feels great in the long run. Plus, it’s value for money if you have a lawn that lasts long and doesn’t pose a threat to anyone around.

  1. DISPOSING OF EXCESS TURF

After the completion of your project, there may be some leftovers. Don’t throw those away. Store the excess turf patches as they can efficiently be used in the future or for other purposes such as patio yards, wall lining, and indoor carpeting. You can apply these leftovers to fix any patches in your yard. Finding an exact match might be problematic later on, which will have you settle on whatever’s available in the market.

  1. INADEQUATE DIY PLANNING

Installing turf is like a stroll in the park as long as you have a few handy DIY skills. However, you’d still need the necessary tools and expertise to get it all right. If you fail to plan and execute well, the grass won’t fit well in your space, and you won’t be able to use it as desired. Even if you have the slightest doubt, look to professionals for installing your artificial lawn. They know their job thoroughly and can ensure the best results.

  1. NEGLECTING MAINTENANCE

Sure artificial grass doesn’t need as much upkeep as natural grass, but neglecting the turf altogether would do more harm than good. There’s no daily mowing, watering, fertilizing, and trimming required to keep it looking prim and proper. However, small routine efforts such as cross brushing will help extend the yard’s life. Also, get rid of any debris, pet waste, and other accumulating contaminants. You’ve got a fantastic looking artificial lawn; make sure you take care of it too.

LEVEL UP YOUR ARTIFICIAL LAWN WITH DFW TURF SOLUTIONS PROS

Installing turf at your property is a cost-effective, time-saving, and appealing way to have a manicured lawn throughout the year. However, a professional installation would help you achieve years of hassle-free beauty. If you are looking for a reliable service provider, DFW Turf Solutions has your back. We have the right products and services for you. Call us at 940-310-3263, and we’d help install your lawn with absolute ease and precision. We serve all the major areas in Texas, including DallasAddisonRichardsonFort WorthPlanoMcKinneyFrisco, and Carrollton. Schedule a free consultation to get started right away.

 

 

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