Dreaming about a low-maintenance yard? Artificial lawns are more popular than ever these days, not only because of their ease of maintenance, but also because they mean a lower water bill and the year-round allure of beautiful grass.
But installing an artificial lawn is also an investment, and one that you don’t want to rush into. To make the best decision for your home, you’ll want to spend some time thinking about where you’re putting the grass and what you’ll be doing with it.
Keep reading for our tips and considerations, depending on your situation and goals.
You Have Kids and/or Pets
If you have kids or pets, you’re probably envisioning all the games they (and you) will play on your artificial lawn. Turf is fantastic for your play area, as it provides a safe and soft surface for your kiddos to play on.
Keep in mind, though, that this also means high traffic—which means your turf needs to be extra durable and able to handle some wear-and-tear. And you’ll want to choose a soft and non-abrasive type for those inevitable tumbles. Polypropylene or polyamide turfs, or polyethylene yarns, are your best bet.
Our SYNTipede 343 is perfect for heavy foot traffic, with a medium pile height and superior toughness. This is the artificial lawn we recommend most for heavy, daily use. The SYNAugustine X47 is another great option for high-traffic areas.
You Want Something That Looks Natural
These days, high-quality artificial grass can look just as good as the real thing! If you’re looking for a lush grass that’s sure to fool the neighbors, you might be initially drawn to turf with a taller pile height. However, this can be counterintuitive; longer blades are heavier, so with time they tend to bend over themselves and appear flat. Instead, look for a pile height of about 30-37mm, or even shorter if you’re planning to put furniture on top of the grass.
You’ll also want to keep color in mind. Artificial grass comes in a variety of colors, including lighter or lime greens and darker or olive greens. A high-quality grass will feature a variety of different shades all blended together, along with some realistic brown flecks peppered throughout.
Our SYNAugustine 347, for example, blends soft, beautiful field, olive, and apple green grass blades with a turf tan thatch to create a stunning variety of synthetic turf that looks and feels like the real thing.
You may want to order samples of the turf you’re considering, so you can take it outside in your yard and see how it looks.
You’re a Golf Enthusiast
Dreaming of a backyard putting green? We’ve got you covered! Casual players tend to go for short blades made of polypropylene. Textured turf is also an option.
All of our golf-related products were created in collaboration with renowned teaching professional, best-selling author and golf researcher Dave Pelz. Our putting green consultants will help you design your dream green and our SYNLawn Certified Greenmaster installers will bring it to life. Our SYNLawn Precision Putt Pro is designed for the golf enthusiast or golf professional seeking performance just like you’d expect to see on tour.
You Want to Show Off
Already have your first summer BBQ on the books? If you can’t wait to show off your gorgeous lawn to your family, friends, and neighbors, you probably are looking for something high quality that is sure to last. While the higher-quality products might be more expensive, just remember: it’s an investment!
What you’re looking for here is a dense turf. Density measures the amount of fiber or yarn per square unit of turf. The denser the turf, the more lush and realistic it will look. It was also be more durable, so it’s great for higher-traffic areas.
Another thing to think about is the turf’s backing. Polyurethane or latex are your typical choices. Polyurethane is the ideal pick for Dallas homeowners, as it doesn’t contract or expand with weather changes.
For the highest quality artificial grass, our SYNTipede 243 is a fantastic option, featuring delustered and UV stabilized colors to ensure long-lasting beauty as well as life expectancy.
You’re Using It Indoors or on a Balcony
Are you thinking beyond the front and backyard? If you’re considering installing turf around your home—such as on a rooftop or patio—you have a few more things to think about. You’ll need to think about the weight of the grass, as dense turf and products with a taller pile height will be heavier than their counterparts. Look into the area’s load limit, especially if you’ll be installing on your balcony or roof. Our multi-use SYNRye 200, also known as Rooftop Platinum, is a nice option for rooftops, and can also be used for pet areas and playground installations.
Artificial Lawns for Everyone
Now that you know our best tips for selecting your artificial lawn, you’ve got some things to think about! But one thing’s for certain: artificial grass is a fantastic option for any and all homeowners in Dallas. (Even better, take advantage of the springtime to get it installed!)
Your artificial lawn will stay green and beautiful through the dog days of our Dallas summers, and you’ll save money, water, and time because you have a low-maintenance yard.
Ready to get started? Contact us today to learn about your artificial lawn options in Dallas.