6 Tips To Help You Choose the Right Type of Artificial Grass
It’s not always easy picking the perfect artificial turf for your home, business, or sports centre. Artificial grass has become a popular option for many people as it’s durable and looks great. But deciding on the right shade, type, brand and thickness can be tricky when there are so many options to choose from.
Here are our 6 best tips to help you choose the right synthetic grass for your needs.
How Much The Lawn Will Be Used
Think about where the artificial lawn will be laid and how many people or animals will be using the lawn daily. Understanding the traffic and usage of your artificial lawn will help you make the right decision.
If plenty of people or animals will be running or walking on the lawn, a durable option is recommended for long-lasting wear.
Who Will Use The Lawn
Nowadays, artificial grass comes with many options that can make it even better for those who will use the lawn.
For example, if you have allergies, you could consider getting hypoallergenic artificial grass. This grass is designed to keep away pollen and allergens.
And if you have pets, there are pet-friendly options designed for your pet’s needs and lifestyle.
Get The Right Height
When we talk about the pile height of artificial grass we are talking about how high or tall the blades are, from the grass’s backing up to the tip of the blades. The blades can be as long as 50 mm, shorter than 10 mm, or anything in between.
When installing artificial grass, many people think that a longer pile looks nicer and feels soft. But lawns with longer blades tend to flatten over time, as the weight of the blades wears them down and people bend the long blades when stepping on them.
Shorter piles stay upright and continue looking good over time.
Get The Right Thickness
Artificial turfs come in different thicknesses. Turf that is thicker and heavier is a lot tougher than turf that’s light and sparse. If the artificial grass will get a lot of use and be laid on a solid surface, it’s better to choose thicker, heavier turf.
But if the grass is going indoors or on a deck or patio, it’s best to check the building’s bearing capacity to make sure you don’t choose turf that will be too heavy for the structure.
Get The Right Colour
Artificial grass comes in many different colours, from red to blue. The most popular choice is green because it looks most like real grass.
Real grass isn’t one solid colour. If you look closely at a grass lawn, you’ll notice natural variations in the shades of green due to sunlight, shade, usage, and other factors. When choosing artificial turf, our tip is to choose turf that has natural shades and variations in it, so it looks more natural.
Buy From A Reputable Company
You should always look for quality when shopping around for artificial lawns. You don’t want to spend your hard-earned money only to end up with a lawn that looks fake, sheds, and doesn’t last long – even if it was cheaper.
Investing in good quality will pay off in the long run and give you a lawn that’s low maintenance, looks great and lasts a very long time.
Our top tip is to do some research before making your purchase and take a good look at the difference in quality to understand why some artificial turfs are more expensive than others.
If you need some advice or want a friendly chat about picking the best artificial grass, then give us a call. We at Ecolawn are always happy to help.