Artificial Turf

Artificial Grass For Lawn

If you’re looking for the beauty of a vibrant green lawn without the costs and time that comes with maintaining fresh sod, contact Greenbloom Landscape Design to discuss artificial turf options for your property.

Description and Benefits

  • What Is Artificial Turf?
    • A surface made from a combination of plastic fibres and backing to resemble grass.
    • Often used with some variety of infill (silica sand, rubber, sand-rubber mix, durafill sand) to mimic the feel of real grass and soil.
  • What Are the Benefits of Using Artificial Turf?
    • Easy upkeep.
    • Very little maintenance.
    • Year-round vibrancy.
    • Cost of installation is recouped in a few years.
    • Clean – water drains through the backing to prevent mud and puddling.
    • Increases resale value and curb appeal for homes.

Varieties and Uses

  • Types of Artificial Turf
    • Nylon
      • Withstands high temperatures.
      • Coarser cut and texture.
      • Stiffest pile.
      • Retains shape no matter how much foot traffic over the area.
    • Polyethylene
      • Most lifelike.
      • Soft feel like natural grass.
      • Vibrant green.
      • Resilient and holds up well.
    • Polypropylene
      • Least expensive and least durable to heavy wear.
      • Fine texture.
      • Lower melting point than other varieties.
      • Ideal for home putting greens or decorative space.
  • What do the Grades of Turf Mean?
    • Length, density, softness, colour.
  • Uses for Artificial Turf
    • Dog run.
    • Play area.
    • Decorative borders around patio stones.
    • Area surrounding pool.
    • Home putting green.

Installation and Maintenance

  • Artificial Turf InstallationInstallation of Artificial Turf
    • Remove existing sod.
    • Create a base using crushed rock or sand.
    • Smooth and compact base.
    • Roll artificial turf over the base and cut to shape.
    • Seam turf edges together with adhesive if necessary.
    • Attach turf to the ground using 6” spikes or lawn staples every 3-6” around edges, and every 2’ in a grid pattern through the middle.
    • Lay infill and brush or rake it into turf.
    • Water turf to help settle infill.
  • Artificial Turf Care
    • Rinse once every 1-2 weeks.
    • Use flexible rake or stiff broom to remove larger debris and refresh turf monthly.
    • Remove solid pet waste and rinse away liquid. Apply turf deodorizer if desired.
    • Allow snow and ice to melt naturally.
    • Keep hot materials away from turf.
    • Rinse spills or apply mild soap or vinegar and water mix.