Answers To Frequently Asked Questions About Artificial Turf


What are the Benefits of Artificial Grass/Turf

  •   Safe for children and pets
  •   No mowing, chemicals or watering
  •   Environmentally friendly
  •   Virtually maintenance-free
  •   Great for under trampolines and around pools
  •   Looks beautiful and is useable year-round
  •   Adds to the value of your property

General Use

Is there a difference between artificial grass and synthetic turf?

Although most people tend to use the terms “artificial turf” and “artificial grass” interchangeably, each name refers to a different type of synthetic product. Our products are so realistic that it is difficult to distinguish the difference between natural grass and synthetic grass. Our grass is durable, yet soft enough to offer a consistent and realistic lawn. Turf is used to describe sports grass, which is shorter. (AstroTurf is green, though not a shade normally associated with living grass.)

How long does artificial turf last?

Artificial turf will give you up to 20 years of maintenance-free life depending on the volume of traffic in the area. It won’t fade or flatten. It is UV stabilized and will retain its color and integrity season after season.

Will a pool ruin artificial grass?

Artificial grass can withstand pool chemicals that would quickly kill or discolor natural grass. A pool that is filled with water for any length of time will flatten the blades.


Is it safe?

To be as concise as possible, the short answer is yes, it is safe.

Is it slippery when wet?

Artificial grass isn’t slippery when wet, and after a rain it will not remain wet for long. After a short time, children can go out and play without worry about them getting muddy or wet. It is ideal for play areas.

Can you wear shoes on the turf?

Yes, you can wear shoes or soccer cleats on synthetic turf.

Can fleas live in artificial grass?

Fleas and ticks can’t live in a yard covered with synthetic grass because they can’t nest, breed and feed.


What is the maintenance protocol?

  • Regularly remove leaves and debris using a leaf blower, stiff brush or plastic rake, and rinse with a hose
  • Trim hedges and trees often to limit leaves and debris.

Can you pressure wash?

Pressure washing synthetic grass is a relatively common means of cleaning for artificial grass that does not have infill. In this case, use a wide-angle tip and keep the wand at least one foot from the surface.

Can play sand be used on artificial grass?

Do not install non-infill materials, such as play sand or river-based sand. Nonfiltered sand can introduce weed seeds into the artificial turf, where they can germinate and grow.

Can pets pee on artificial grass?

Unlike organic grass, artificial grass does not absorb certain parts of pet urine and waste. Artificial grass won’t be damaged from pet waste or urine; urine drains away, similar to rainwater. Scooping up the waste and hosing down the area will eliminate lingering mess.

Can weeds grow through artificial grass?

It is technically possible. However, weeds are usually found around the edges and are known as surface weeds. Occasionally, surface weeds can sprout up due to airborne seeds or leaves that have fallen onto the grass from surrounding trees.

Does it get moldy?

When installed properly, synthetic grass drainage is similar to or better than natural grass. Because of this, mold and mildew are very rarely an issue.


How is it produced?

Artificial turf is produced by combining synthetic fibers to resemble blades of grass and placing an infill on the layer to keep it stable. The materials used in the infill and blades are usually petroleum-based or plant-based.

What is artificial grass made of?

It is manufactured using all man-made materials. The actual green blade of synthetic grass is comprised of a polyethylene material, a common form of plastic that can be found in items such as bottles and plastic bags.

Why do you brush sand into artificial grass?

One of the sand’s functions is to weigh down the artificial grass. The sand provides stability and protects the turf. As a result, no wrinkles or folds develop through use. The sand also surrounds the long blades of artificial grass and ensures that they remain erect. It also acts as a cooling agent.

How can you check the quality?

A good way to check the quality of artificial grass is to look at the backing. Artificial grass backing is made up of primary and secondary layers. The primary backing is the layer of material that the plastic fibers of the artificial grass are stitched to.