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Real or Fake? Green Advantages and FAQ’s on Synthetic Grass:

Real or Fake? Green Advantages and FAQ’s on Synthetic Grass:

Home owners today are looking for alternative options to landscape their home that will lower watering costs and still look beautiful. Implementing Synthetic grass instead of Natural Sod, not only saves you money on your water bill but benefits the environment! As you will soon see, the benefits of using Synthetic Grass are irrefutable.

 

Green Advantages:

  1. Water Conservation- Studies have shown that each sq. ft. of natural grass replaced with artificial turf saves 55 gallons of water per year. The average home has approximately 1,800 sq. ft. of grass, which is 99,000 gallons of water each year. Imagine all the water you could save!
  2. Waste- No mowing means no waste! Each year grass clippings contribute to massive amounts of waste filling our landfills and dumps where they also create methane gases that affect out air quality.
  3. Air Pollution- The motors commonly used on lawn mowers and other landscape maintenance equipment are known to release carbon monoxide fumes into the air; In addition to contributing to noise pollution.
  4. Health- You will never worry about that harmful hazardous chemicals and products are coming into direct contact with your body or pets because Apollo Pavers proudly uses lead and hazardous waste free Synthetic Grass!
  5. Investment for the Future- Over the life of the product, a Synthetic Grass lawn will save its owner serious money! Imagine never paying for water, labor, for maintenance, expensive fertilizers, or repair cost on sprinklers ever again.

 

 

F A Q‘s:

Is there maintenance involved in Synthetic Grass?

Yes, there is. Artificial Grass should be rinsed and groomed from time to time. The level of activity will determine the maintenance requirements. Pet turf and high traffic turf should be cleaned more often.

Is Synthetic Grass good for pets?

Yes, Synthetic grass is definitely pet friendly. Pet turf has risen in popularity and used in animal hospitals, kennels and breeders, ranch owners and homeowners with pets. Pet turf is designed to withstand animal urine and stains. Using deodorizing infill in your grass helps keep the freshness of your synthetic lawn.

How do I maintain my Synthetic Grass?

To properly clean turf, rinse it with water and use a stiff bristled rake or broom to groom the fibers. This will help prevent future matting as well as keep the aesthetics of your turf. If your Synthetic Grass already has a matted appearance, we suggest getting it professionally groomed for full restoration. With pets, pick up solid waste and residue can be sprayed clean. Rinse as frequently as needed to avoid odors. For a thorough cleaning, which should be rarely needed, flush with a mixture of 50% white distilled vinegar and 50% water to neutralize bacterial spores.

Is it true that Synthetic Grass can get hot?

Synthetic Grass can indeed get hot, in temperatures usually above 80 degrees in direct sunlight. A simple ‘hose-down’ or making sure direct windows are polarized can help aid in the overheating of your Synthetic Grass.

Does the Synthetic Grass Drain?

Turf backing is perforated and drains just as natural grass does.

Does the sheen go away and why do some products shine more than others?

The sheen will progressively fade and go away with time. Synthetic Grass with thicker blades reflect more light, as rectangular yarn also reflects more light. Some yarns also go through a de-lustering process to fade the shine. The amount of time depends on the shape of the product and the chemical makeup of the yarn composition.

You can get Synthetic Grass that's late-summer long, or putting-green short, or somewhere in between. You can get dark green or light green, or a blend. The best part? No pouring clean water into the grass. No burning gasoline to mow it. No fertilizer running into the sea. People will stop and stare, and say how magnificent your lawn is, and you don't have to tell anyone its fake!

 

  • Posted on   02/06/15 at 03:28:28 PM   by Paola  | 
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