How Long Does Synthetic Grass Last?

Jun 9, 2020 | Artificial Grass, Cost-Effective Landscaping, Synthetic Grass

Dallas homeowners who relish the idea of a beautiful yard but do not want to live with the constant upkeep can now look forward to many years of carefree outdoor pleasure with a convenient and cost-effective landscaping solution: synthetic grass.

But just how many years are we talking about anyway?

Asking how long your synthetic grass lawn will last is a tricky question. The best answer is, “it depends.” Why? Because the longevity of artificial grass relies on a variety of variables.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the factors that can significantly affect the lifespan of your synthetic turf.

1. The Quality of Materials

The material is arguably the most crucial variable to consider when you are trying to estimate how long your synthetic turf will last.

For example, artificial grass made of basic quality plastic cannot hold too well under Dallas area’s extreme weather changes. It may get damaged and start fading away within just a year or two. On the other hand, artificial grass made of synthetic plastics (such as nylon or polypropylene) is resilient and durable. These materials are highly resistant to the grueling summer heat of Dallas as well as the coldest, snowy winters. They are also pretty much stain-proof. This allows high-quality artificial grass to look and feel as beautiful and green as possible, and for as long as possible.

So, if you want to extend the lifespan of the synthetic turf that you buy, make sure you are purchasing the highest quality products.

2. The Quality of Installation

The quality of installation also plays a vital role in extending the lifespan of your synthetic grass. After all, with the right installation, your synthetic turf is less likely to suffer from poor drainage, weed growth, and plant-based damage.

Although you can certainly install artificial turf in your yard yourself, we believe that it is a project that is best left to the professionals. From overworking the material to leaving visible seams, there are many things that can go wrong during a synthetic turf installation if it isn’t done properly. A professional installation service, on the other hand, ensures a high-quality and long lasting finish that will help your synthetic turf maintain a green and healthy appearance.

3. Proper Maintenance

One of the best qualities of artificial grass is that it tends to require minimal care. As soon as your artificial grass is installed, you can bid farewell to mowing, fertilizing, or re-sodding, and other tedious tasks that go hand in hand with the upkeep of a natural grass lawn. That being said, you should still look after your synthetic turf if you want it keep it looking as perfect as the day it was installed.

There are two things that you need to include in your synthetic turf maintenance plan:

  • Brush/rake the infill: Lightly brushing or raking the infill periodically will dislodge areas where it has become compacted under an extremely high volume of activity. Raking the infill also helps your artificial grass blades stand upright, so that they can retain their natural look and feel.
  • Rinse off waste, dirt and debris: Rinsing areas where pets relieve themselves down with a hose will eliminate odors and prevent discoloration. Rinsing from time to time is also necessary to remove dirt and debris that falls from trees and bushes, and keep your lawn looking natural and new.

4. Minor Repairs

How often and what type of traffic your Dallas home’s backyard receives has a lot to do with synthetic grass lifespan. For example, an artificial grass backyard where it will rarely be walked upon will [naturally] last longer than a yard that is home to daily games and pets that love romping through it.

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The good thing is, high-quality artificial grass products are designed to be used more extensively and hold up really well to daily wear and tear. And, even if minor damage occurs – something sharp causes a small tear or a glass of orange juice spills and stains a small area – the turf can easily be repaired. Our landscape professionals can fix seams or replace small sections where rips and tears might have occurred.

Important: If you spot an issue with your synthetic turf, deal with it as soon as possible or call our professional if you are not sure. When left unattended, a minor issue can result in a more damaging problem and expensive repairs in the future.

The Bottom Line

Synthetic grass is so durable and requires so little maintenance that it can pay for itself in less than 10 years. Even so, the particular grass product you choose — with the right maintenance plan — could very well end up serving you beautifully for at least 20 years, or even longer.

Looking for a trusted artificial lawn installer in Dallas?

At DFW Turf Solutions, we work with top-of-the-line synthetic grass products in the industry. Plus, we use only the best tools and techniques in our unique installation services to provide Fort Worth residents with an installation that guarantees customer satisfaction every time. So, if you are thinking about switching to artificial grass for your Dallas home, get in touch with DFW Turf Solutions today and let our team of friendly experts introduce you to your next synthetic grass landscape. Call us at (940) 310-3263 for a free quote on your next project.

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