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Beautify your yard with Artificial Grass

Have you ever thought of installing Artificial grass? It is a very good investment you will save time, money and theres little maintenance aside from washing your lawn periodically with a garden hose and brushing the Grass so the fibres stand straight up Its so strong that you can park your car on it. Artificial Grass known as turf is made of recycled plastic so not to worry its going to last you about 25-30 years. You will always have  a great looking lawn all year round.The grass is also safe as it does not burn. The more dense or thick your artificial turf is the better quality and the longer its going to last. The turf is also perforated with holes in the back of the turf for the drainage.

Im going to teach you how to install your own Artificial grass in your yard. Just one of the many ways to make your yard look beautifully landscaped. The first thing you need to do is decide on what type of grass is for you? Is your grass being installed in a high traffic area or a low traffic area. Do you have a pet thats going to be  using the grass? Pets love artificial grass too and there’s no harsh chemicals. You can purchase a specific turf just for dogs.

Now its time to prepare the base this is a very critical step you must remove the old sod from the lawn and fill it with 2-3 inches of crushed aggregate which you need to rake out and spread the crushed aggregate so the water can drain properly.  After your finished rakeing it you need to add water and tamp it.

Measure out and cut your pieces of artificial grass which comes in rolls like carpets and lay it down. If your using more than one piece its important to make sure the two pieces have the fibres  going the same way and seam them together with seaming tape and 6 inch sod staples or galvanized nails. You must cut out everything to make the grass fits snug around every object whether  its stones or a playground and to get the nice over all shape of your grass and finally heavily stapling the entire surface area of the grass several inches apart from each other to really secure it down so its not going anywhere. Installing artificial grass can be hard work and a bit challenging although it can be done your self we recommend to manage the work and worry  of the job and to ensure you get a professionally done job at a competitive price.

Pro’s and Cons of artificial grass

There are many benefits of Artificial grass, you are no longer releasing carbon emissions from gas lawn mowers into the air, there’s no fertilizer needed and it minimizes water run off carrying chemicals into the drains. It’s great for dogs since they can’t dig it up and it also doesn’t get muddy and its very easy to keep clean. It’s great around swimming pools so that the splash black doesn’t bring dirt and mud back into the pool. Another great place for artificial grass is roof gardens because you won’t have to worry about the clippings. You will get parts of the grass that won’t grow properly also dog urine can cause the grass to die and so with artificial grass you no longer will have any of these problems.The grass is nearly indestructible you can drive a car on it. There are almost no disadvantages to Artificial grass other than the grass gets very hot to the touch very much like hot cement. It may melt with really hot temperatures and hot objects In high traffic areas the fibres can get matted down and if you don’t sweep them back up they can curl and never go back to the same again.

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Beautify your yard with Artificial Grass


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