Common Questions

What is AntiMicrobial? Why Do I need it?

An antimicrobial is an agent that kills microorganisms or stops their growth. Antimicrobial medicines can be grouped according to the microorganisms they act primarily against. For example, antibiotics are used against bacteria, and antifungals are used against fungi.
Antimicrobial additives help keep your children and Animals safe from all the harmful bacteria that can grow on low performance artificial turf.

Typically this product is created with a blend of polypropylene and polyethylene, which is made into synthetic fibers to look like natural grass. Then it is joined with rubber granules and silica sand to help keep the blades upright.

Yes, there is a difference in products. Not all products meet minimum standards for development, so ask if the product meets the environmental and guidelines set by the Synthetic Turf Council.

There is also a difference in products used for commercial fields versus residential lawns. Those created specifically for residential use have softer and more natural feeling blades.

Synthetic turf got its start on professional athletic fields, but newer products were developed specifically for residences. Homeowners choose this product for a variety of reasons including the consistent beauty of it, less hassle in upkeep, and water conservation.
Some local governments and homeowners associations have regulations regarding synthetic lawns, so be sure to check with local ordinances before installing.

An artificial lawn is absolutely safe for children. Some synthetic products are softer than natural grass, so falling during play doesn’t leave injuries. It produces no pollen, so kids will likely see a reduction in allergies. There is infill that is antimicrobial, so it lessens the chances of bacteria spreading to children.

This product is incredibly dog-friendly and is used by many Humane Society and professional pet boarders in the dog run. It doesn’t stain and urine drains through it. Any mess can be washed off with a hose. Best of all, dogs can’t dig through an artificial lawn!

The price typically ranges between $8 to $25 per square foot. Homeowners find they save money in the long run because they aren’t buying yard maintenance items.

Typically, installation takes one to three days depending on size.

Be sure to use a licensed contractor who specializes in artificial lawn installation with five to eight years of experience. We would gladly recommend one.

How long does it last?

The average is 10 to 15 years, but a high-quality artificial product can last up to 20 years.

According to home financial experts, an investment in quality landscaping adds value to your home from 100 percent of your cost up to double your investment. The real value is that a low-maintenance lawn is a factor in a home selling quickly.

Different companies offer a variety of warranties. Look for a warranty that covers fading, workmanship and materials issues.

Infill is the materials spread over the artificial turf during installation to keep blades standing tall, protect your lawn, and help longevity.

It is low-maintenance and easily maintained. You will need to wash it down occasionally with a garden hose, especially if you have pets. You may need to brush it with a broom or a gentle, plastic rake to keep it from looking trampled.

An artificial lawn can get hot in the summer, depending on the infill used. Silica granules are light-coloured, reflect heat and cool down your yard

A high-quality synthetic grass product does not stain or fade.

Artificial grass drains very well, depending on the infill. A reliable contractor sets up drainage flow during installation.

Quality synthetic lawn products are porous, so mildew is unlikely. Simple household products remedy problems.

Yes, this product greatly reduces pests. It covers dirt, which prevents insects from getting to their food source. Small animals, like rabbits and groundhogs, can’t eat it so they go elsewhere.

Weeds are not typical in an artificial lawn. Some may grow around the border and there may be a sprout inside the infill. A standard weed killer can be used. We recommend a weed screen installed under your new turf.

Yes, an artificial lawn is completely safe for the environment. This product is made using environmental-friendly standards and helps conserve water.