Artificial grass and synthetic surfaces could prove to be a challenge so we have compiled a collection of frequently asked questions to help guide you through the process of setting up and properly maintaining your synthetic grass in various scenarios.
Even though they offer plenty of low-maintenance benefits, like any product, there are still some slight drawbacks to consider. For example, artificial turf naturally carries far more heat than natural lawn. This inevitably makes it hot to touch for a majority of the time. Our 40mm Cool Turf is specially manufactured to combat heat intake, with the fibres taking in up to 15% less than standard synthetic turf.
Lastly, old synthetic turf that’s just been replaced often ends up in landfills, which can lead to runoff of toxic chemicals into our waterways. At Preferred Turf, we ensure proper disposal of all products and waste, during any installation.
For synthetic turf for a commercial application in Sydney, you will usually be looking between: $65 to $75 per square metre for a basic installation using lower-pile products, or anywhere between $75 and upwards per square metre to supply and install more expensive grass, or for a more complex installation. Note that every project is different, and this is just an estimate. Our friendly team provide free quotes to ensure you are receiving a price suited to your exact needs.
Available on the market today, there are endless types of artificial lawn styles available. At Preferred Turf, we offer a majority of these, ranging from those suitable for sporting complexes, through to residential designs and more.
We also have several other variants available, including those ideal for landscaping, and rubber surfacing. Depending on your needs, one type may be better suited for your application over another. We recommend getting in touch with our team for tailored guidance, if you’re not sure where to start.
There is no hard and fast rule, but the general school of thought is that high-quality turf will last between 10 and 15 years. However, this also depends on the amount of wear and tear the surface is exposed to during this time, and how it’s been cared for historically.
If you’re not sure, you can get in touch with our team for more guidance and support around your current lawn’s state.
The biggest benefit of installing artificial turf is that it’s extremely low-maintenance. There’s no need to mow it or keep it from going wild. However, there are still some things you can do to keep it in tip-top shape, including:
1. Brushing off leaves and other debris that can settle into the fibres. This heavily improves the look of it, when it’s starting to look cluttered.
2. Brushing it regularly also ensures the blades remain upright, rather than flattened.
3. You can use a moss or weed killer if necessary.
4. If stains happen to affect the area, you’ll need to remove them immediately. Hot soap water generally does the job. You’ll also need to clean up any animal droppings.
Animals can use the grass as usual, but it’s crucial that you clean up the area frequently. This includes removing droppings and hosing the area down to prevent stains and odours. In essence, this will also increase the lifespan of your fake grass.
Just like any type of artificial lawn, wear and tear will also have an impact on the lifespan of your turf overall, so ensuring you keep it clean and tidy will give you maximum bang for your buck.
High-quality products — like those in our range — are designed not to fade over time, even in sunlight. However, as we have said in the questions above, it’s important to regularly clean or brush down your grass to keep it looking its very best. This also improves its lifespan and leaves it looking like-new.
In comparison, poorly made products will often fade and may not withstand heavy foot traffic. For this reason, it’s important to invest in those that are made to last.