Turf Solutions for Designers & Specifiers
The idea of the Great American Lawn has evolved in recent decades, following significant cultural shifts and the introduction of artificial turf into the residential landscape market. With modern consumers placing greater value on convenience, saved time, and environmental health, artificial turf is climbing the ranks as both a practical and attractive landscape solution in property design.
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Upgrade Landscapes with Artificial Grass
Versatility & Longevity
Natural sod has a number of limitations, such as insufficient sun exposure, rodents and pests, weeds, or drought, as well as the attention and availability of someone to maintain it. By applying artificial turf in landscape design, there’s greater versatility in filling negative space, creating hardscape transitions, and leading the eye to an architectural focal, complete with the bonus of artificial grass’ longevity.
Increased Property Value
Considerations for Design
Before installing artificial grass, it is imperative to identify potential risks of localized heating – the result of reflective materials catching and redirecting sunlight onto surfaces below, creating temperatures that the surface material cannot withstand and causing it to deform. Common culprits of localized heating on artificial grass are: glass outdoor furniture, glass doors, windows, vinyl/white fences, and large metal objects like cars and BBQ’s. Purchase Green recommends using turf samples to test potential areas of concern by placing them in the path of nearby reflective surfaces and observing.
Balancing Style & Function
When shopping for artificial grass, much of what influences the decision is personal preference – such as color combination and the feel of the grass; and while those features are important, there are additional specifications that should be appropriately considered, too, to maximize the product’s lifespan once installed and in use. A grass’ pile height, density, and blade shape will heavily impact its ability to withstand premature wear and tear, so if an application is anticipated to have regular or heavy foot traffic, be sure to consult with your Purchase Green product expert to match the project’s needs with the right turf for the job