What to Look for When Choosing an Artificial Turf Company

June 28, 2020

US Turf has premiere materials to install an artificial turf for any home or commercial project. All of the products are manufactured with specific applications in mind and are resilient through harsh weather and rough usage. The blades come in a span of green colors, such as lime, jade, olive, and emerald green. The turf can range from the softer to the thicker side and showcases an appearance of a freshly mown lawn.


You can buy turf from artificial turf companies, big-box home improvement stores, and online. There are several points to be aware of when shopping for artificial turf, though. Be sure to follow these tips before you make your purchase.

Rolls of artificial turf

Things to Consider When Searching for an Artificial Turf Company

You have lots of choices when it comes to where you buy your artificial turf. Here are some points to keep in mind!


The Installation Process

You can have someone install an artificial turf for you, or you can go about installing your own turf. If you are doing it yourself, be sure to get all the necessary materials first. This includes the synthetic grass, infill, turf glue, seam tape, and other accessories such as nails and gopher wire. Be sure to speak with an expert representative to figure out the best color, width, and height for your landscaping needs.


Once you’ve put that order in, you can start preparing your space by clearing up any weeds and debris in your backyard, leveling your area, and ensuring that you have enough drainage during rainy seasons. 


Next, when you get all your materials, you can begin the process by removing your existing grass. Be sure to dispose of your soil safely and look to your city’s guidelines on how to do so correctly. Then, you will need to add 3-4 inches of a base to create a level surface shaped for optimal drainage with essential drainage added if necessary. 


Afterward, you need to layout your new artificial turf. Let it sit in the sun for at least 30 minutes to expand and avoid rippling later. Make sure that the stitch patterns are all facing the same way to achieve the best appearance. Then, make the appropriate cuts of synthetic grass to fit the shape of your yard. Double-check that the blades are in the same direction to ensure the turf is uniform and correctly installed.


Secure the area by using turf nails or staples. Spread out your infill evenly and brush the turf thoroughly until the seams disappear and the infill is worked to the bottom of the turf pile. This will keep your grass blades standing straight up and having your artificial lawn looking fresh and clean-lastly, water down the grass a bit to rinse out any additional dust or debris.


Get the Best Products

When it comes to residential turf installation, you will want to find something that will keep your place looking green and freshly spruced up. Some recommended residential turf grass includes the Expert 94, which is jade and olive green in color and made of a standard polyethylene fiber. The infill, blade type, and yarn quality give it a robust look, perfect for an expansive backyard area. 


Another premiere product is the Golden Eagle, which has a thin blade and a softer feel. It is backed with Optimum Flow backing and is often used for children’s play areas because of its soft and comfortable design. 


When it comes to a pet area, or you live in an area that tends to catch a lot of water, you’ll want a thicker blade that allows for quick drainage. With high-quality artificial turf, the water should be able to drain through the grass.

Cleaning artificial turf with brush

Maintain Your Turf Regularly

Now that you’ve got your beautiful landscape built, you will want to keep your artificial turf well-maintained. You can regularly brush or rake the grass to remove any excess dirt and keep your blades from drooping. Furthermore, you can remove any festering bacteria due to pet waste or accidental spills by using a liquid enzyme cleaner. By taking care of your space in small ways, it can genuinely make a significant difference in its quality and appearance.


Final Thoughts

We know how much an artificial turf can add to the ambiance and personal feel of a living space. When you’re looking to buy the best synthetic grass, keep in mind which products will work best for your area and look and understand the installation process. Keep your turf regularly maintained, so it stays fresh and looking good as new.


To learn more about the process of buying and installing artificial turf, contact the experts at US Turf at (858) 250-0663. Our professionals will be happy to answer any questions you have.

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