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How Long Does Artificial Turf Last?

How long does artificial turf last?

If you’re thinking about getting synthetic grass, you’d probably wonder how long does artificial turf last. However, there is no short answer for this because several factors come into play. For instance, artificial grass that receives no or very little foot traffic can last longer than a turf frequently stepped on by people and pets. 

But to give you a rough estimate of how long does artificial turf last, it’s usually between 10 and 15 years. Another thing to keep in mind is that most homeowners can expect their synthetic grass to appear in excellent condition (there’s no visible wear and tear, or at least it isn’t too apparent) for at least 10 years. 

You may notice that our answers are rough estimates since there are variables that affect the longevity of artificial grass. To help you better understand this topic, read on the list of factors that determine how long does artificial turf last

 

Material 

To make sure that your artificial grass can last for more than a decade, buy your supplies from a reputable company. For instance, Forest Green is a one-stop shop that sells synthetic turf and installation materials that are not just lead- and toxin-free but also remarkably durable. 

Forest Green sells artificial turf products made of high-quality polypropylene, polyethylene, and nylon that are resistant to temperature fluctuations, foot traffic, sun exposure, and even stains. Additionally, they come with a mesh backing that is constructed in a way that it’s resilient to wear and tear. 

 

Installation 

While homeowners can install their artificial grass without any problem in most cases, areas considered “difficult” (e.g., slope) are best left to the pros. If the turf is installed on an uneven surface, it could lead to lumps where wear and tear, pooling water, and water damage occur. Incorrect installation or skimping on barriers like “weed membrane,” which you lay on top of the turf, can also lead to weed growth and other plant-related damages. 

If you need artificial grass installation, contact Forest Green (916)-474-5036. We also offer same-day pickup and free delivery to our local customers in Northern California (within 5 miles of our location). 

 

Proactive maintenance

If you’re proactive when it comes to maintenance, your artificial turf can last longer than if you completely ignore the upkeep. That being said, if you see some minor damage such as a small tear caused by something sharp or burned spots during your last barbecue party, it’s recommended that you replace the affected sections or fix the seams. By addressing the issue sooner, you can avoid more serious and costlier problems in the future. 

Aside from fixing minor issues immediately, artificial grass maintenance also includes brushing and raking the infill and grass blades at least every 2-3 weeks. The idea is to prevent the infill from becoming compacted and make the grass look full and upright. 

You may also need to rinse your artificial turf at least every 1-2 weeks to remove dirt, dust, and debris, keeping it looking lush and green for many years to come. However, you can skip this task during the rainy season. 

Overall, artificial turf requires lower and cheaper maintenance than “living” grass that requires weekly mowing, daily irrigation, and other time-consuming tasks. 

 

Conclusion 

Artificial grass is remarkably durable that it’s a worthwhile investment for a homeowner who wants to have a beautiful green turf but doesn’t like the upkeep involved in the natural grass.

If you want to learn more about artificial grass installation or need supplies for DIYers, visit Forest Green and choose from our natural-looking turf products that are great for sports field, playground, lawn, commercial space, and backyard golf course. Shop now!

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