Artificial grass has many useful applications. The most common uses are for lawns ,dog runs, and putting greens. It may surprise you to know that we also have artificial grass for putting green, playgrounds, swimming pool , traffic medians, patios & balconies, indoor & outdoor sports fields, retail displays, batting cage facilities, tennis courts, and bocce ball courts.
Yes, all synthetic grass is hotter than natural grass; It just doesn’t have the natural cooling capacity of natural grass. There are always trade-offs for the benefits,which include no mowing, no watering, no weeding, no chemical applications, easier dog clean up, no mud, etc. The only real trade-off is that the surface of synthetic grass will be hotter than natural grass. But, we have never had a complaint that it was so hot that it burned a person or pet.
The darker green colored fiber absorbs more sun than our lighter shades of green. On really hot days, take these precautions: We recommend having at least one portion of your lawn area shaded for instant relief. If the temperature gets hot, it’s always nice to have a little relief area until it cools down again. Also, you can spray the synthetic grass with water right before you walk or play on your synthetic grass on a really hot day. Additionally, you can always wear some type of footwear. Another thing that can be done to lower heat on synthetic grass is adding a light color of approved silica sand or other infill that is light in color.
Many people find that the extra heat doesn’t bother them as long as they keep moving. But, even if these precautions are not exercised, hot weather has not kept people or pets off of synthetic grass. Complaints about surface temperature are extremely rare, but we understand people have different sensitivity levels. Our Team at NorCal Easy Green, just want’s our customers to be aware that there is a slight sacrifice to overcome the increased surface temperature, but it shouldn’t stop you from enjoying your lawn for years to come…even on hot days!
Prices range between $3.75 and $500 per square foot. Freight and/or installation not included.
An infill material (usually sand) is brushed into the top of the grass that adds to the weight of the installed grass and acts as a ballast. Additionally, the edges are pinned down with our 7″ non-corrosive spikes which are spaced approximately 3′ apart.
Dogs love our grass; they think it’s real! Dog urine is not a problem as it flushes through the turf’s drainage holes and drainage system when hosed off or when it rains. Solid waste is cleaned in the same manner as natural grass. The Synthetic Grass will not stain.
For heavy usage areas, such as dog kennels and doggy day care facilities, we use a different aggregate blend for the base below the artificial grass. We also offer anti-odor products like Odor Eradicator™ (a topical spray) and Synthetic Turf Deodorizer™ (a microporous mineral.)
An occasional brooming to stand the grass fibers up is recommended but not necessary. Debris like leaves and twigs can be easily removed with a leaf blower.
Existing sod must first be removed. Next, a base is created using a special blend of crushed rock (2″ – 4″ depth), then smoothed and compacted. The artificial grass is then rolled onto the surface of the base and seamed together if necessary (turf widths are 15′.) Then the infill material is spread over the top of the grass using a fertilizer spreader and brushed to the bottom of the artificial grass. The grass product and intended use determine the type and amount of infill. The infill can be sand, rubber crumb, or our eco-friendly Organafill™ (or a combination of the above). Installation for synthetic putting greens is similar but there are additional layers of base materials that need to be thouroughly compacted. Refer to our installation overview for more information.
Drainage is very similar to natural grass. Our Synthetic Grass has perforated holes in the backing that allow water to drain into the blended rock base below the artificial turf. Different blends of crushed rock are used for different applications, depending on permeability needs.
When compared to installing a sprinkler system, top soil and the price of sod, combined with frequent watering, mowing, weeding, and fertilizing, the cost of synthetic grass hits a break-even point in 3 to 5 years. You can minimize your investment if you include landscaping rocks, mulch beds and xeriscape elements with your synthetic grass. The contrast of landscape rock with Synthetic Grass looks fantastic! See our Natural Grass vs. Synthetic Grass comparison chart.
We have the largest selection of synthetic grass in the industry. A NorCal Easy Green representative can help you choose the right type of synthetic grass for your needs. The numbers in the names of our artificial grass refer to the density/thickness of the product – the higher the number the thicker the product.
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