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Want To Make Your Life Easier? Replace Your Front Lawn With Artificial Turf

by Dan Mckinney

Summer can be a busy time, as there are many chores that must be done outside on a regular basis throughout the season. One of these chores is mowing the lawn, which can take a lot of time if you have a large yard. One way to help with this is to replace the front lawn with artificial turf. Keep reading to learn what this is and how to keep the turf maintained so it lasts a long time. 

Artificial Turf

Artificial turf is manmade grass that has grass blades that look like real grass. You can choose from different grass varieties when choosing your artificial turf, as well as the grass length. The turf comes in rolls in most cases. It has a backing material that holds the grass blades together. Both the grass blades and the backing are made with synthetic fibers, such as polyethylene, polypropylene, and nylon. 

Before artificial turf can be installed all current grass and debris must be removed. Once this is done, the contractor will inspect the land carefully to ensure all debris is gone and that the surface is level. 

The contractor cuts the rolls of artificial turf as they need when installing it. When they are finished, your lawn will always look completely natural. People will not know you have artificial turf unless they touch the grass. 

One big benefit of artificial turf is that it saves you a lot of time, as you won't have to worry about mowing your lawn. This is also good for the environment, as no gas or electricity must be used. You also save money, as you won't have to worry about keeping your lawn watered when you do not get any rain. 

Artificial Turf Maintenance

Remove debris, such as twigs or leaves, from the surface of your artificial grass regularly. If you do not keep debris picked up, contaminants can build up, such as mold and mildew. You can use a yard broom to sweep the grass to loosen debris. If you have a large lawn, use a leaf blower to remove debris quickly. 

If there is tiny or stuck-on debris on the artificial grass, use a garden hose to rinse it off along with a soft-bristled scrub brush. Do not use a pressure washer, as this can damage an artificial turf. If you have pets and they urinate or defecate on the artificial turf, clean this up immediately using soap and water. Rinse thoroughly when you are finished to remove soap residue. 

Periodically brush the grass against the direction of the pile. You can purchase a brush made for this purpose so you do not damage the blades of fake grass. This will keep the grass upright and looking natural. How often you do this will depend on how many people walk on your lawn regularly, ride bikes, park vehicles, etc. 

For more information about artificial turf maintenance, contact a local contractor.