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Things You Need To Know Before Buying Artificial Grass

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Artificial grass seems to be the new trend for modern homes nowadays. Artificial grass offers a more convenient way of having a natural-looking grass in your lawn while not having the need to maintain it regularly like mowing and watering. Aside from that, it retains its colours throughout the seasons. But, what are the things you need to consider before buying an artificial grass?

1. Traffic/Usage

First, you need to know where you’re gonna put your grass. This is essential because by knowing the location, you can tell if it will undergo heavy foot traffic. Artificial grass varies from different categories including its durability to foot traffic, or temperatures and such. So, knowing the location of your grass will be helpful.

2. Product Quality

If you’re buying a product, you need to know the quality. Just like with your artificial grass. You can’t pay less and change your grass every once in a while, that would be costly and ironic since you bought an artificial grass to save money in the first place. That is why it is imperative to always check for the quality of the artificial grass. It’s okay to choose expensive grass because most of the products that has a high quality requires expensive materials but it’s long lasting. Don’t compromise yourself on buying cheap items.

3. Blade Length (Pile Height)

You think blade length is not a big deal? It is. The length of the blades will ensure the beauty of the grass, too long blades will bend in the long run giving you some job to sweep it off regularly, you don’t want that do you. Might as well pick an artificial grass that has a length of 30mm up to 37mm. Although every artificial grass requires a regular brushing, this length range will lessen your brushing time.

4. Weight and Density

The density of the grass can tell its durability that is why the higher the density, the durable the grass is. Just be ready with your wallet because normally, they are quite expensive.

5. Backing and Infill

Artificial grass needs backing and infill, too. They need a foundation to support their elegance as an artificial grass. With this, you also need to check the backing and the infill so that you can tell if your grass is going to shrink or not. Temperatures also have a big impact with the infill. Artificial grass normally uses latex and polyurethane.

6. Colour

Colour is essential. It doesn’t mean that you need to choose a firm green artificial grass just to look your lawn more attracting. No, it doesn’t work that way. Actually, artificial grass with a very green colour are those cheap ones and has a low quality. It’s also not durable. Might as well pick a variety of shades of green for your grass like olive, dark and lime green. You can also choose some grass that has a touch of brown in it to make it look like more natural!

7. Maintenance

If you are going to buy an artificial grass, be ready with your budget especially if you want grass that doesn’t require a lot of maintenance because those type of grasses are the ones that are expensive. Aside from that, always consider your location and think about the possible scenarios that will affect your grass in the long run.

Deciding in all of these variables can be interesting or overwhelming. Selecting synthetic grass is easier said than done. All of the considerations, different kinds, price ideas, it can be puzzling. So be wise before buying or selecting grass for your lawn, therefore, it will be durable and look amazing for years to come.

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