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Artificial Turf Frequently Asked Questions From Colorado Turfin’
There is no better way to achieve a beautiful, maintenance-free lawn than with artificial turf installation. A synthetic grass lawn allows you to have a pristine yard, without all of the hassles expenses that a normal sod lawn would require. With high-quality artificial turf, the need for mowing, harsh chemical application, weeding, and other time-consuming lawn maintenance tasks are eliminated.
At Colorado Turfin’, we are the premier artificial grass installation company in Colorado. Artificial grass installation is the ideal choice for those with children or pets, golfing enthusiasts who want to be able to work on their short game in the backyard, and anyone looking to improve the look of their yard without having to worry about maintenance. However, making the switch to an artificial grass lawn is a big decision and, rightfully so, one that comes with many questions. Thankfully, our synthetic turf experts are here to answer all of your questions.
Artificial Turf Installation
What Does the Installation Process Look Like?
At Colorado Turfin’ our artificial grass installers can transform your desired outdoor space with appealing, low-maintenance artificial grass. We start by taking detailed measurements of the space to get an idea of how much turf will be needed. Then, we clear all vegetation and debris from the area in which the turf will be installed. Our experts will properly prepare the space and then begin laying the artificial grass out and applying the infill. Lastly, we’ll ensure that all of the finishing touches are completed and that the artificial turf is closely inspected for quality.
What Type of Infill is Used?
Colorado Turfin’ uses state-of-the-art infill products designed to meet the wants and needs of homeowners. Unlike other artificial turf installation companies, we have performed extensive research to find the best infill products to use with our high-quality synthetic turf. We offer all-natural synthetic grass infills as well as performance-based infills that offer up to 50°F cooler surface temperatures.
Can I Install Artificial Turf Myself?
Unless you have the necessary tools, equipment, and expertise, not to mention time, DIY synthetic turf installation is probably not the best idea. Hiring a professional synthetic turf installation company such as Colorado Turfin’ will ensure that everything is done the right way. Improper installation is one of the most common reasons that lead to problems with artificial turf. Therefore, it’s best to let a professional handle the job at hand.
How Long Does Artificial Turf Installation Take?
When it comes to installing synthetic turf for your specific residential project, there are various factors that can contribute to how long the installation process will take. For example, the type of project will have a significant impact on the duration of the installation. If the project is just installing artificial turf for a 400 square foot patio space, chances are that can be completed within a day. For a bigger space or a more detailed project, however, it would likely take multiple days. The best way to determine how long installing artificial turf would take for your desired project is to request a consultation with a Colorado Turfin’ Design Expert.
How Much Does Artificial Turf Installation Cost?
The cost of artificial grass installation can vary depending on numerous factors. Generally speaking, artificial turf pricing is based on the square footage, the quality of turf, and the other materials required for installation. It’s important to know that artificial turf installation, while it does require an investment upfront, will end up paying for itself in the long run. At Colorado Turfin’, we offer competitive pricing without compromising on the quality of our products and services. The best way to get a more accurate estimate for your specific project is to request a consultation with a Colorado Turfin’ Design Expert.
Will Installing Artificial Turf Increase Property Value?
It’s no secret that a vibrant and beautiful lawn can boost the curb appeal as well as the property value of your home. Many experts suggest that 100 to 200 percent of any outdoor landscape investment will go directly toward the value of your home. If and when you choose to sell your home, prospective buyers will surely notice that it comes with artificial turf and may even provide the final push needed to pull the trigger.
Artificial Turf Maintenance
What Maintenance Does Artificial Turf Require?
Compared to natural turf, synthetic turf requires very minimal maintenance. You don’t have to worry about mowing, reseeding, fertilizing, watering, applying chemicals, or trying to manage problematic pests and diseases. However, just like with most big investments, in order to keep synthetic turf performing at its best, you will need to do some maintenance such as spray your turf off every once in a while, tend to spills and pet feces quickly, and brush your turf every few months to keep it from dipping or flattening due to heavy foot traffic.
Can Artificial Turf Be Stained?
Accidents may happen, but you don’t have to worry about staining after spills or other inconveniences. Synthetic grass is specially-formulated for the utmost durability. Whether it's a pet doing their business, spilled red wine, or even spilled paint, messes are easy to clean and won’t leave behind stains. To keep synthetic grass looking it’s very best, however, spills and other messes should be cleaned immediately by spraying or rinsing them off.
How Long Does Artificial Turf Last?
Artificial turf is designed to be durable and long-lasting. It is rip and tear-proof, weather-resistant, and has other unique properties that enhances longevity. Generally speaking, most artificial lawns will last about 10 to 15 years with proper care and use. You can expect synthetic turf and products of the higher-quality to last even longer. At Colorado Turfin’, we use premium artificial turf that is formulated to last. We also install our turf using high-quality infill products to help protect your synthetic lawn and boost its longevity.
Does Artificial Turf Fade?
We all know how harsh the Colorado sunshine can sometimes be. Fortunately, you do not have to worry about artificial turf ever fading. The synthetic turf material is designed to withstand constant and direct sunlight, extreme heat, and high levels of foot traffic for extended periods not degrade, breakdown, or fade. You can expect your artificial turf to maintain its vibrant color for years to come.
Is Artificial Durable Enough for Heavy Use?
One of the most notable advantages of artificial turf is that it can hold up under very heavy. Unlike natural turf that shouldn’t be used during or immediately following a rainstorm, after the application of pesticides and fertilizers, or during the dormant months when grass doesn’t thrive, artificial turf is always ready to be used in various capacities.
How Does Drainage Work?
Artificial turf offers the incredible perk of fast drainage — you won’t have to worry about those quick rainstorms ruining the entire day of fun and use of your artificial lawn. Top-quality artificial lawns are installed with a highly permeable backing system that ensures your synthetic lawn will drain properly and effectively. Whether it’s water or pet urine, the drainage capacity ensures your turf will continue to look great after installation.
Is Artificial Turf Toxic?
The potential presence of lead was a concern in the past, but there is no reason to worry these days, especially if you work with an installation company that installs the right artificial turf. At Colorado Turfin’, we use safe, non-toxic products to create a space that can be used by all. Unlike other infills that do pose health threats, we use an all-natural infill product that is safe for animals and children alike.
Is Artificial Turf Kid-Friendly?
Of course! Not only is the fake grass non-toxic, but it is also non-allergenic. Kids — and adults and pets, too — can be allergic to grass pollen, making it impossible for them to safely play on a natural lawn during pollen season. Synthetic lawns don't produce pollen, so rest assured it is a safe choice. Artificial grass is also much softer and can reduce the risk of scrapes, cuts, and bruises from falls. Synthetic grass is perfect for outdoor play areas, especially those with playsets and other backyard playground equipment.
Does Artificial Turf Get Hot?
Artificial grass collects and maintains heat differently from natural grass. While it is true that natural grass is cooler than synthetic grass on a hot summer day, there are ways that you can maintain a cool synthetic lawn temperature. At Colorado Turfin’, we can install a unique infill product that helps keep the surface of artificial turf up to 50 degrees cooler. This means you can step out onto your artificial lawn barefooted without having to worry about it being too hot.
Is Artificial Turf Safe for the Environment?
Artificial turf is popular because it is relatively low maintenance, and saves time and money over its lifetime. Another great benefit is that it’s environmentally safer than natural grass. We know this seems contradictory, but when you consider the reduced water consumption, the fewer chemical products needed, and the reduced air pollution caused by lawnmowers, leaf blowers, edgers, and other lawn care equipment, a synthetic lawn can be considered as the greener option.
Is Artificial Turf Antimicrobial?
One of the biggest concerns with artificial turf is its susceptibility to bacteria. Bacteria can form when there is inadequate drainage on the turf. With traditional synthetic turf products, water and pet waste can lead to bacterial growth and increase the risk of infection. At Colorado Turfin’, we not only make sure that your synthetic lawn has proper drainage, but we also use products with antimicrobial properties to help ensure that your synthetic grass is protected against bacteria, mold, and mildew, and the stains and odors that accompany them.
Is Artificial Turf Dog-Friendly?
Yes! Artificial is incredibly dog-friendly. In fact, many dog owners use artificial turf to give their four-legged companions a beautiful and durable dog run. Artificial turf products are designed to resist stains from pet waste and ensure that messes are properly drained through it. Not to mention, messes left behind are easy to clean up. If you’ve been looking for fake grass for dogs for your pup, artificial turf is the ideal choice. Another thing you will appreciate is that artificial turf will not create mud puddles that your dog will want to play in and track the mess inside.
Can Artificial Turf Be Used for Dog Runs?
Artificial grass provides a perfect solution for dog run areas. Green grass always looks better than concrete and your dog will enjoy the soft, realistic feel of grass under their paws as they run around and play. Add a little grass to your patio or terrace and your dog has a place to play and take care of business. You and your furry companion will enjoy all the pet-friendly perks that artificial turf has to offer.
How Does Artificial Turf Handle Pet Odors?
Odor is something that many people interested in artificial turf installation are concerned about, especially those with dogs. However, there are solutions to help ensure that there are no pet waste odors left behind. To start, a backing system will ensure that pet urine is properly drained and because of the synthetic grass material, pet droppings are also easy to pick up and clean. Additionally, the experts at Colorado Turfin’ use a unique infill that helps neutralize and remove odors from pet waste. As long as pet waste is cleaned up you won’t have to worry about unpleasant odors. It can also be helpful to wash or spray areas where dogs do their business.
How to Clean Pet Waste From Artificial Turf?
Fortunately for you, cleaning up after your dog is much easier when you have artificial turf. The best way to efficiently clean up after your pet is to remove any solid waste first as you would with a normal lawn. Then you’ll want to hose down the affected area — don’t worry about puddles as the synthetic turf’s proprietary drainage will take care of excess moisture efficiently. If any stubborn residue remains after rinsing the area, use a brush to get rid of it. Once the synthetic grass is clean, it can be helpful to apply a natural deodorizer and disinfectant of your choice.
Can Dogs Damage Artificial Turf?
Artificial turf is designed for the utmost durability and can even withstand the most high-energy breeds. The material used for the grass is incredibly resilient so your dogs would have a difficult time trying to dig or chew it up. If digging has been a problem in the past, artificial grass may be the solution. Since dogs are unable to smell fresh dirt underneath the grass blades as they would with natural turf, they may be less inclined to try to dig it up.
Can Artificial Turf Be Used for Putting Greens?
Golf pros and enthusiasts are known for bringing their love of the game home; with artificial turf, installing a high-quality backyard and putting green on your property is possible. At Colorado Turfin’, we’ve got the technical nitty-gritty for creating the best artificial grass putting greens in Colorado for professional-level and leisure golfers alike. We use high-quality artificial turf products to create a realistic putting green, fringe grass and all!
Can Artificial Turf Be Damaged by Golf Clubs?
Artificial turf is designed to withstand heavy use. In fact, it's so durable that in addition to your putting game, you can work on your chipping game as well. The experts at Colorado Turfin’ can make sure to install artificial turf that is designed to help improve different areas of your short game.
Are Backyard Putting Greens Custom?
Generally speaking, all backyard artificial turf putting greens installed by Colorado Turfin’ are custom. We can assess your property and determine what designs are the best fit for the available space. We’ll find a few different options for you to choose from and can even make adjustments to make it truly your own. If you have a putting green design in mind for your project, share it with our team to see if it’s something we can do.
Can Artificial Putting Greens Have Contours and Undulations?
At Colorado Turfin’, we are known to install some of the best residential putting greens in the great state of Colorado. Our synthetic golf greens are designed to simulate the look, feel, and performance of a natural grass green so practicing on them offers a fun and easy way to improve your game. During the design and installation process, we can make sure to include contours and undulations to your liking
How to Care for Backyard Artificial Putting Greens?
While artificial putting greens require far less maintenance compared to natural golf greens, you’ll still want to make sure you give it the proper care and attention it needs if you want it to last. Make sure that you remove debris from it regularly, give it a fluff with a stiff-bristle broom or power brush every once in a while to maintain its shapeliness, and use a roller to ensure an orderly surface.
Does Colorado Turfin’ Offer Warranties for Artificial Grass?
Colorado Turfin’ offers warranties for the installation of our products. The high-quality synthetic turf we install comes with a 15-year warranty and our artificial turf installation service is backed by a two-year warranty. If you have any questions about warranty information, get in touch with us.
Why Choose Colorado Turfin’?
The Colorado Turfin’ team has over two decades of combined experience, so whatever artificial turf project you have in mind, you can trust that we’ll get the job done right. We have installed artificial turf dog runs, putting greens, and even complete synthetic lawns. We are one of the few artificial turf installation companies that take pride in craftsmanship and quality of service — we’re not satisfied until you are!
Does Turf Qualify for Xeriscaping Tax Credits/Rebates?
Some counties have incentive programs to help residents become more water-efficient with their outdoor irrigation practices. Some offer a turf replacement incentive program that encourages residents to replace water-thirsty plant materials, such as Kentucky Bluegrass, into a water-wise landscape. Replacing high-water use plant material with artificial turf may make you eligible for rebates and tax credits. Check with 4your local water and sanitation district to learn more information.
Does Artificial Turf Save Me Money on Utilities and Upkeep?
Most definitely. Artificial grass is a very low-maintenance option that can help you cut back on utilities. Since you do not have to water it as you would real grass, you can preserve water. You also do not have to put in the time and effort to mow, edge, or fertilize it. Weeds cannot grow on the fake lawn either, so there will be minimal maintenance required for upkeep. With artificial turf installation, You can give yourself a beautiful lawn without shelling out annual bills or sacrificing your weekends to maintenance.
Make the Switch to Artificial Turf
Are you ready to experience the benefits that artificial turf installation can offer for your Colorado property? Look no further than Colorado Turfin’! From the Mile High City to the Front Range, we provide homeowners in the area with expert artificial turf installation. Whether you want to request an installation estimate or have further questions regarding artificial turf, our team will be happy to assist you. Fll out the form below to get started.