A Spectacular Spring

A Spectacular Spring

Can't Grow Grass? Install It Instead

by Terri Holmes

If your grass won't grow, even after you fertilize and aerate it regularly, install synthetic grass in its place. Synthetic, or artificial, grass looks and feels just like natural grass. The grass doesn't require water or other ingredients to grow. When installed correctly, synthetic grass can improve the overall appeal of your yard. Learn more about synthetic grass and how to install it in your yard below.

What's Synthetic Grass?

Some homeowners struggle to grow or maintain their grass throughout the year. Grass doesn't grow well if the soil in a yard is too hard or soft or if the soil is too rocky or wet. Natural grass that doesn't grow well can appear spotty, discolored, and even unhealthy. Synthetic grass is an alternative you can use to replace your ailing grass.

Synthetic grass, or turf, doesn't contain natural or organic matter in it. The blades, or yarns, of the grass come from a special type of plastic. Manufacturers use the plastic to create lifelike structures, such as grass and carpet. Manufacturers can color or dye the material to match the natural and vibrant colors of healthy grass. 

Synthetic grass doesn't require water, nutrients, or anything else natural grass needs to thrive in your lawn. Most synthetic grass brands come with different layers of material that keep it from wearing down, including a drainage layer. The drainage layer prevents rainwater from soaking into the grass layers and attracting insects, such as mosquitoes and gnats. However, you can wash off the grass with a water hose to keep it pristine and clean during the spring and summer. 

If you think synthetic grass is a good alternative to your unhealthy lawn, consult a landscaper today.

How Do You Install Synthetic Grass? 

A landscaper will need to prepare your yard for the installation of your turf grass. Synthetic grass looks better on smooth and clean terrains. The soil beneath the grass must also contain a drainage system to keep it dry during the year. Even if your property doesn't get wet enough to nourish natural grass, water can still lurk beneath the ground. Groundwater may damage your turf if it seeps to the surface.

After a landscaper prepares your soil, they'll install your grass. The installation process for synthetic grass may not take long to carry out. If the installation process takes longer than a landscaper expects it to take, they'll inform you about it immediately.

Learn more about synthetic turf installation by contacting a landscaper today.


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A Spectacular Spring

Spring is a breathtakingly beautiful time of the year. During this special season, I adore looking at the beautiful trees, shrubs, and flowers in my front and back yards. Perhaps you want to enhance the appearance of your outdoor property this spring. Consider hiring a professional landscaper to help you accomplish this important task. An expert landscaper can plant fruit trees in your space. For instance, you might want this individual to plant apple, pear, peach, or orange trees on your property. You may also wish for this professional to plant attractive shrubs in front of your home. On this blog, I hope you will discover how a landscaper can help you have a spectacular spring. Enjoy!