When it comes to landscaping your home, company, school, or any other space you want to remodel with a beautiful and easy-to-maintain ground surface, there’s nothing that compares to synthetic grass. People tend to believe there aren’t that many types of artificial grass, but there are. The decision to use one kind or another depends entirely on where you are going to place it.
What is synthetic grass?
Synthetic grass (also known as imitation grass, fake grass, or artificial grass) mimics natural grass, but instead, it’s made with plastic materials inserted, sewn, or glued to a synthetic mesh that simulates a carpet. The artificial grass layer is placed and adhered to the desired surface, such as a garden, backyard, commercial property, or a sports facility, like this tennis court installation in San Carlos.
Artificial grass can be placed anywhere, regardless of drought conditions, mud, or uneven terrain. An example can be seen in this artificial turf installation we did in some Napa County playgrounds.
Things to keep in mind when installing artificial grass
- Pets or children.
Our artificial grass has an anti-bacterial surface characterized by a higher drainage capacity and resistance. Similarly, it´s resistant and robust enough to withstand the rough and tumble activities carried out by children and pets. Specific models contain filaments that are 100% pet-fur-friendly and use advanced technology that drains up to 3X more liquid, urine, dirt, and feces that pets deposit on the lawn’s surface.
- Eco-friendly and non-toxic.
Artificial turf has specific characteristics that make it naturally environmentally friendly. It doesn’t need to be watered; instead, it only requires water when it needs to be occasionally cleaned.Old artificial grass is recyclable, and the parts that can’t be recycled can be easily used to make other products. Generally speaking, the pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers used on natural grass contain toxic chemicals that are not safe for your pets or children. With synthetic grass, these products are no longer required. Increasingly, hospitals such as those in the Sunnyvale area use fake grass because it’s non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and safe for patients and the environment.
When installing artificial grass in areas with high rain levels, use drainage meshes. In case of drainage problems, it´s necessary to treat them with a drainage system for artificial turf that’s much thicker than usual, ranging between 15 and 20 centimeters. This thickness responds to the fact that clay is a material prone to retain water.Efficient drainage is the key to making sure your artificial turf looks spectacular and lasts a long time. Better Than Real Grass has solved these types of drainage problems in our installations in places like Santa Rosa. In fact, we have even remodeled rooftops, leaving them impeccable and without drainage problems.
In private residences, artificial grass is usually installed in backyards, gardens, and terraces, ensuring a beautiful landscape all year round. Under normal conditions, it lasts from 10 to 15 years, but with proper maintenance, its life span can last even longer.In sports fields, artificial turf gets a lot more use than in private homes. However, even with all the extra activity, artificial turf can still easily last up to 10 years. That’s why Better Than Real Grass is one of the few artificial grass companies that offers a 10-year guarantee. In arid areas like San Jose, our premium-quality products and professional synthetic grass installations guarantee complete satisfaction.
Don’t hesitate to call us. Our team of professionals offers an infinite number of options to remodel your backyard with the best artificial grass in the market.