1. What is artificial turf made of?
Typically Synthetic Grass is created with a blend of polypropylene and polyethylene, which is made into synthetic fibers to look and feel like natural grass. Then it is joined with rubber granules and silica sand to help keep the blades upright.
2. Why Choose Artificial Turf for Your Lawn?
Synthetic Grass, installed correctly, can provide you with a beautiful lawn without the hassle and expense of trying to maintain a problem-plagued natural lawn in the changing Texas climate. You eliminate watering, mowing, fertilizing and adding chemicals/pesticides, re-seeding, allergies and muddy paw prints!
3. Is artificial turf safe for my children?
Kids love it! An artificial lawn is absolutely safe for children. Some synthetic products are softer than natural grass, so falling during play doesn’t leave injuries or stain clothing. It produces no pollen, so kids will likely see a reduction in allergies. The infill used is anti-microbial, so it lessens the chances of bacteria spreading to children and pets.
4. Is Synthetic Grass dog-friendly?
Over 85% of our customers are dog owners. This turf is incredibly dog-friendly and is used by many Humane Societies and professional pet boarders/groomers in dog runs. It doesn’t stain and urine drains through it and droppings can be picked up as they would be with regular grass and/or rinsed off with a hose. Best of all, dogs can’t dig through an artificial lawn!
5. How long does it Last?
Most of TheWoodlandsGrass.Com products are designed to last 8-10 years in a sports field application with constant use. Realistically, you should expect our products to last a period of 20+ years in your yard with regular preventive maintenance. You may need to brush it occasionally with a broom or a gentle, plastic rake to keep it looking pristine or we can maintain the turf for you. See the Maintenance Section…
6. How Well Does it Drain?
The products The Woodlands Grass uses have a proprietary backing, that drains
better than anything else on the market. Coupled with the crushed stone base, it is a superior drainage system for your lawn or pet area.
7. How much does it cost?
The price typically ranges between $8 to $20 per square foot depending on the application. Homeowners find they save money in the long run because they aren’t buying yard maintenance items and/or paying monthly for a lawn/maintenance work.
8. How long does it take to install?
Typically, installation takes one to three days.
9. Will it reduce pests like bugs and small animals?
Yes, this product greatly reduces pests. It covers over compacted ground, which prevents insects from getting to their food source. Small animals, like rabbits, moles and groundhogs, can’t eat it so they go elsewhere. Say goodbye to pesky critters!
10. How hot does an artificial lawn get in the Texas heat?
An artificial lawn can get hot in the summer, depending on the infill used. The grass does not stay as cool as natural grass which has water running through it, but it will not absorb or radiate heat like pavement, rock or brick. It can be cooled down with sprinklers if needed.
11. Is this safe for the environment?
Yes, an artificial lawn is completely safe for the environment. This product is made using environmental-friendly standards and helps conserve water and eliminate the use of pesticides. The WoodlandsGrass.Com only carries products that meet or exceed minimum standards for research and development, ISO 9001 quality and ISO 14001 environmental as well as STC (Synthetic Turf Council) guidelines.
12. Can it Stain?
We haven’t come across anything that can stain it yet. Even paint can be softened with paint remover and rinsed off. Sticky food spills should be hosed off to prevent them from attracting dirt and bugs.
13. Does it mildew?
The WoodlandsGrass.Com uses quality synthetic lawn products that are porous, so mildew is highly unlikely. Simple household products remedy many problems.
14. Will weeds ever grow through my artificial lawn?
Weeds are not typical in an artificial lawn. Some may grow around the border occasionally and there may be a sprout inside the infill. A standard weed killer can be used at any time.
15. I thought artificial turf was just for sporting applications, can you put it on residential lawns?
Synthetic turf got its start on professional athletic fields in the 1960’s, 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, and cost savings. Some Local Governments and Homeowners Associations have regulations regarding synthetic lawns, so be sure to check with local ordinances before installing.
16. Why doesn’t it Fade?
Our products have built-in UV protection that allows it to hold its color even under the most brutal conditions. Independent studies show that quality Artificial Turf will fade at a rate of much less than 1% per year. This means that after ten years in direct sunlight, any color change will be imperceptible to the human eye.
17. Will installing artificial turf help increase my property values?
According to home financial experts, an investment in quality landscaping adds value to your home from 100 percent of your cost up to doubling your investment. The real value is that a low-maintenance lawn is a big factor in a home selling quickly.
18. Does it Come With a Warranty?
Yes, the turf TheWoodlandsGrass.Com uses is backed with some of the best and longest warranties in the business! It covers, fading, discoloration, and problems with materials and workmanship.
19. What Makes One Turf Product Different From Other Artificial Turf Products?
To begin with, not all turf is created equal. The construction standards, quality of the product and its related durability has led to Artificial Turf being the choice for the NFL, MajorLeague Baseball, NCAA Colleges and High School Sports Teams. The primary difference in a few products from the rest of the market is simply the standards by which these products are manufactured. TheWoodlandsGrass.Com only the finest products available.
20. Can TheWoodlandsGrass .Com Perform Other Jobs?
At the WoodlandsGrass.Com our main focus is turf, however we can offer services for a variety of landscaping projects. We perform all of our work with our own experienced crews and have expertise in every aspect of the synthetic turf industry and all your landscaping needs.