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The Ultimate Guide To Artificial Grass

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Artificial lawn is an adequate solution where the environment is hostile to growth of natural grass and where there is little sunlight.

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The Ultimate Guide To Artificial Grass

  1. 1. The Ultimate Guide to Artificial Grass Garden-mark.com 1
  2. 2. The Ultimate Guide to Artificial Grass What is Artificial Grass? Artificial grass or synthetic turf is used in manmade arenas for sporting events meant to be played on grass but without the need to deal with the mud, trimming or irrigation. Gradually, the idea is being used in residential lawns and other commercial plots as well. Another important advantage of artificial grass is that they can be installed in indoor or in shady stadiums. There is no need for exposure to sunlight. Advantages Artificial Grass  Artificial lawn is an adequate solution where the environment is hostile to growth of natural grass and where there is little sunlight.  Artificial grass can withstand more use and thus is a profitable idea for stadium owners.  Artificial turf systems allow the installation of optical fibers and advertisements to be directly displayed on the playing surface. In this regards, the primary use is established in airport runways.  When the upkeep of natural lawns seems too much of a hard job, artificial installation is a good idea. This can be used in holiday homes, old age homes and even in beaches when natural grass is practically impossible.  Roof top lawns and lush swimming pool surrounds are other Garden-mark.com 2 advantages.
  3. 3. The Ultimate Guide to Artificial Grass Disadvantages Of Artificial Grass  In fills such as granulated rubber and silicone sand carry heavy metal constituent which may gradually sink to the ground water table and leach it.  Friction between the skin and synthetic lawns cause much more burns and aberrations than natural grass. Sliding maneuvers in games such as football can be risky. However the risk is being eliminated by the use of third generation polyethylene yarn.  Synthetic surfaces retain heat and can be much warmer than Garden-mark.com 3 natural surfaces.  Regular disinfection of artificial lawns is necessary as microbial life is more active in some cases. Installation Guide on Artificial Grass Prepare the area by removing natural grass or sod. Depending on the size of the existing lawn, a sod cutter is a great tool for this task. Remove all debris and cap off sprinkler heads, if present. Level and smooth out the area. You may want to compact the area as well. Add 3” – 4” crushed granite with fine material (1/4 minus) or crushed stone aggregate. Top off with 1" of stone dust. Is important to note that any undulation on the surface will be visible once the turf has been installed. It is also important to note that while the stone base will aid in the drainage properties of the system, a slight slope is recommended to ensure proper drainage. Smooth out the aggregate using a screen or rake. Compact the base using compactor or cement roller.
  4. 4. The Ultimate Guide to Artificial Grass Spary water on the aggregate and compact again. To get more information on artificial grass for landscapes feel free to visit our website www.garden-mark.com Contact Us GardenMark - Landscape Solutions Email : info@garden-mark.com Garden-mark.com 4

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