Are you considering artificial turf for your home or property? Oasis Landscapes has a quality selection of appealing, evergreen, and low-maintenance artificial grass for several applications, including lawns, playgrounds, sports fields, and waterparks.
Artificial turf has a number of key advantages. Below is a brief highlight of what to expect:
Artificial turf offers your premises year-round greenness. In the Atlanta climate, very few grass varieties stay green year round. Fescue is green in the winter but often turns brown once our hot and dry summer arrives. Bermuda grass is lively in the summer but is dormant in the winter. Artificial turf, in contrast, keeps its color season over season.
Additionally, artificial grass is a viable alternative for heavily shaded areas where natural grass has difficulty growing. If your lawn suffers from thin patches due to lack of sun, artificial turf could be a solution.
With proper maintenance, artificial turf lasts 20 – 25 years. It is fade-resistant and stain-resistant, and the edges won’t fray. Artificial grass also withstands heavy foot traffic, making it an excellent choice for athletic fields, playgrounds, and walkways.
With artificial turf, you can enjoy spending quality weekend time with family and friends rather than stressing on mowing, fertilizing, or watering natural grass.
It is important to note however that while artificial turf is low maintenance, it is not no maintenance. For your turf to look its best and last longest, some minimal but routine care is required.
Cleaning, rinsing, and brushing are the basic artificial turf maintenance practices.
Powerbrushing is recommended quarterly and will keep the blades upright. If the lawn is a pet relief area, sanitation is a must. You will also need periodic sand filling; how often depends on traffic.e
Artificial grass is incredibly versatile as it is suited for a variety of different spaces. A few ideal locations for fake grass are sports and play areas, high-traffic areas, swimming pool decks, indoor and outdoor floors, walls, roofs, and patios. Other commercial sites for artificial turf include daycare facilities, office buildings, and gyms.
While artificial lawn isn’t inexpensive to install, you’ll save money in the long run because it requires very little maintenance. For material and installation, most artificial grasses will cost between $14 and $20 per square foot. The price ranges from $15 to $16 per square foot on average, with a high-end artificial turf costing up to $20 per square foot. Natural turf on the other hand runs $1.50 to $2.50 a square foot for material and installation. However, year over year and month over month the vastly reduced maintenance costs of artificial turf make it the more economical option in the long run.
Grass pollen is Atlanta’s leading cause of seasonal allergies in late May. With synthetic grass, you can avoid this and protect people suffering from allergies because it is non-allergenic.
Oasis Landscapes artificial turf comes in different shapes, lengths, and colors. The artificial grass we provide for indoor applications differs from outdoor ones.
For example, artificial grass with diamond-shaped yarn typically offers higher resilience and durability, hence, its suitability for sports fields and high-traffic spaces. The oval-shaped yarns are softer and more suitable for landscaping spaces.
You can choose long and short blades depending on the space area you want to lay the artificial grass. For example, pet relief areas should have short blades while a more natural lawn look will have longer blades.
When installing artificial grass, be sure your contractor is aware of local ordinances and any restrictions which may apply.
For example, installation standards state that:
“Artificial turf shall be installed over a compacted and porous road base material and shall be anchored at all edges and seams. Seams shall be glued and not sewn. An infill medium consisting of clean sand or other approved mixture shall be brushed into the fibers to ensure that the fibers remain in an upright position and to provide ballast that will help hold the turf in place and provide a cushioning effect. Artificial turf must consist of pile fibers with a minimum height of 1-3/4″, and a proper drainage system shall be installed underneath the turf to prevent excessive run-off or pooling.”
These requirements vary in application. That’s why it’s essential to get professional services from expert contractors in interpreting and applying all codes. At Oasis Landscapes, we ensure strict compliance with regulatory standards in our service area.