The choice to install synthetic turf in various landscaping projects is growing and the interest in choosing what type of synthetic turf is a very important decision. The types of synthetic turf varies by fiber weight,pile height,color,blend of synthetic fibers, and most important "PRICE".
Synthetic Grass has many advantages such as added value to your home,return on investment,affordable one time cost,rebates available in some cities,year round beauty,pet friendly,safe for children and on joints,perfect for shady/damp or dry/desolate conditions where grass cannot grow,free of chemicals & pesticides,free of maintenance,saves on water usage,saves on landscaping fees,saves on irrigation cost,free of yellow and brown spots, and saves on time for yourself.
There are turfs available that are suggested for commercial,pet,play facilities,and landscaping applications. There are also turf blends for city streetscapes,dog parks,sport fields, golf greens, and around pools.
The contractor should investigate the clients desires and needs to help them choose the right synthetic turf for each application. Just buying synthetic turf because of "PRICE" is not always a wise choice. Yes, you may save some dollars right away on the cost of some inexpensive turf but, 9 times out of 10 the client "PAYS" later from choosing a cheap turf that fades,leaches chemicals into the environment, and just creates enough problems where the client chooses to replace the defective product.
Whenever possible, choose synthetic turf that offers plush,anti-bacterial technology based polyethylene fibers.
There are also yarn fibers that reduce the heat emittance up to 30 degrees. This is important in our Southwest environment where it can get pretty toasty out there.
The warranty on synthetic turf is also a must when considering using synthetic turf. The more through coverage on the turf, the better for you the consumer.
There are synthetic turfs on the market that are LEED green building rated,latex backed products that are 100% recyclable and lead free. Seek out the products that carry the best and pay for quality always.
* For more information on synthetic turf please check out the PolyTurf website at www.polyturf.com & other sustainable products at www.sustainablesurfacing.com.
Edward L. Wallace has been the principle owner of Midwest Landscaping for over 25 years. With experience in various aspects of landscape consultation,design,and installation OF " SUSTAINABLE LIVING ENVIRONMENTS" you can rest assured your landscaping experience will be one of "Dreams Fulfilled"