By Denise Valenzuela
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Why Synthetic Grass
Put simply – artificial turf saves you money and time as a homeowner or business owner. Just like many local pet facilities, municipalities and schools are installing artificial turf because they are recognizing monetary savings from decreased labor, water savings, equipment expenses, fuel, and many more replacement and maintenance expenses incurred over time, so you should especially in today’s economy and environment.
Synthetic turf, installed properly by the right contractor, can give you back your beautiful lawn without thenumerous hassles that accompany a natural grass lawn in Southern California. No watering, no mowing, no fading, no edging, no fertilizing, no chemicals, no pet damage, no pests, no allergies and no muddy paw prints. You never have to worry about lawn trimmings. You never have to worry about grass allergies. It reduces air pollution because gas-powered lawn mowers and trimmers are never required for upkeep. All of this at a lower overall cost in the long run. Many people don’t realize how much of their time and money is spent on their yard to only have it look terrible most of the time. Synthetic turf is the solution to reduce costs and increase the amount of free time that you have to enjoy outside of your daily routine.
Surprisingly to many the fact of the matter is that synthetic turf drains better than real grass! Most turf installations have a permeable backing that drains water at a rapid rate. The engineering of the turf backing coupled with the crushed rock aggregate sub-base creates a wonderful drainage system for your lawn or business landscape. The majority of all competing turfs offers both a punched hole backing and a true permeable backing for drainage. What this means for you is that you don’t have to worry about drainage when your lawn is installed by Five Star. Whether for rain or urine, turf grass drains everywhere very fast.
Consider the fact that synthetic turf is being used by professional, college and high school sport teams as their playing surface. Whether it is football, baseball, soccer, or lacrosse, turfs the surface of choice because it is so rugged and has the longest life span of any product in the marketplace today. Typically a professional sports team will put more wear and tear on a turf surface than what your residence or commercial property will see. Turf lasts….
Matching and securing seams is a critical step. Our professional installation crews identify the best placement for the seam, and cut the edges to match. A third piece of material is laid under the artificial turf, and the two turf pieces are applied to the seam tape. Once taped in place, the layers are stapled so all seams are secure and to bind the material to minimize any stress on the seam. A reputable company with a good track record and professional service will ensure the seams are done with care, so you won’t be able to detect them. The aesthetics of seam construction are very important and really separate professional vendors from in adequate installers. And once the infill material is added over the artificial turf, the seams become virtually invisible.