15 Artificial Turf FAQ’s *UPDATED*

By Fuzion Energy Team - October 3rd, 2018 in Uncategorized

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Artificial Turf FAQ Master Sheet

What does artificial turf cost?

One of the most common questions we hear is, “how much will artificial grass cost me?” Because we get this question at least three times a day, we decided to answer it in detail based on the average pricing in California.

Pretend you have an area you want to be filled with turf and it’s 1,000 sq ft. There are four costs you need to keep in mind:

  1. Materials: Turf, infill, weed barrier fabric, bender board or mow-strip, and more
  2. Operational Charges: Dump fees, delivery fees, and much more.
  3. Labor: The cost of physical labor to execute an effective, high-quality turf project.
  4. Company Overhead: Workers comp, liability insurance, etc.

Materials:

  1. Grass base
  2. Artificial grass
  3. Weed barrier fabric
  4. Bender board or mow-strip
  5. Seaming tape, staples, glue, nails and stakes
  6. Infill
  7. Miscellaneous. (i.e. deodorizer, flag set, golf cups, and much more).

What is artificial turf made of?

Artificial grass is made out of synthetic materials,  (polyethylene, polypropylene, and nylon). After decades of improvement, turf grass is currently more similar to real grass than ever before. Furthermore, fake grass is UV resistant and tolerant to wear and tear.

What NFL stadiums have artificial turf?

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Even big-time sports titans have traded in their messy natural grass for long-lasting artificial turf. Now a majority of NFL stadiums use turf. If turf suits the highest paid athletes in the nation, we’re thinking it’s good enough for your backyard too. Here are some of the stadiums and teams that have gone full turf.

  • AT&T Stadium Dallas Cowboys
  • Edward Jones Dome St. Louis Rams
  • Georgia Dome Atlanta Falcons
  • Mercedez-Bens Superdome New Orleans Saints

Which artificial turf is best?

Fuzion Energy experts provide a wide variety of systems for the interior of your home. And now, the best solar company in Bakersfield offers Artifical Turf too.

Save money on your water bill by installing our beautiful and eco-friendly turf to your yard. Furthermore, let us help make your home smart and energy efficient so that you can focus on the more important things in life.

Fuzion Home Products & Turf is quickly becoming the largest Artificial Turf installation company in Kern County. Call us today! 

Can artificial turf be laid on concrete?

Yes, artificial turf laid on concrete or asphalt happens all the time. For more detailed information about how it’s done and what are the pros and cons, contact us.

What is artificial turf infill?

Infill is a critical part of every turf installation project. Why? Because it has a few purposes. First, infill gives your turf some added weight for security. Added weight from infill helps turf from looking like carpet or from shrinking or moving throughout all weather conditions. Second, infill handles foot traffic. Even after hours of traffic, with infill, turf won’t look depleted. It’s like the benefits of memory foam for your feet! And lastly, infill adds a layer of protection to help extend your turf life.

Does artificial turf get hot?

Turf can get really hot really fast on sunny summer days. But there are ways to manage it and not let danger pervade. Ask yourself, “Why do some turf lawns get hotter than others?” For all those bad companies and DIY-ers out there, using recycled tires and cheap rubber for turf infill or cushion is the source of the problem. Also, when you hire a professional team to install turf in your home or business, you don’t want cheap or harmful infill because it heats up faster.

How to clean artificial turf?

Before you learn how to clean your turf, you should know how often your turf needs to be cleaned. How often turf gets cleaned depends on your usage. Therefore, if you have furry friends or rugrats running around, you’ll likely clean your turf more often.

Weekly Turf Maintenance

Many homeowners who gather a lot of traffic will need to rinse down their turf lawn once a week. Just spray the turf with a hose; remove the dust and debris, and let the sunshine dry it up.

Monthly Turf Maintenance

Thorough monthly cleanings will also keep your lawn clean and will make it last longer. Use a lawn rake to remove dirt, leaves, debris or dust from each area. Always remember that this level of maintenance is better suited for those who have pets, consistent foot traffic, or trees and shrubs.

Is artificial turf worth it?

We’ll keep this one short. Absolutely!

Can artificial turf be painted?

Yes, you can paint your turf! Let’s get creative, shall we? You can use removable turf paint with removable chalk or a more permanent turf paint. You definitely can’t use normal paint to mark lines on your turf because it won’t stick to your grass.

What if my pet pees on my artificial turf?

Pet droppings fill your turf with odor if it is not maintained well. As we stated before, routinely washing, rinsing and cleaning your turf eliminates your turf debris or dirt like pet droppings.

Can weeds grow in my artificial turf?

Weeds typically do not grow in artificial turf. However, weeds can grow around the borders of turf or somehow sneak their way into the holes of weakened infill. To understand why weeds have a very difficult time growing in turf, one must understand how weeds grow in the first place.

Weeds are carried by the wind, clothing, even animal fur, to the soil where they can grow and spread. However, when weeds land on turf, there are multiple layers they would need to penetrate in order to reach the soil. Most of the time, turf acts as an obstacle that not even the toughest weeds can crack.

Weeds also need water to thrive, and with turf, a lot of water isn’t needed. Also, turf is great at water drainage, which eliminates leftover nutrients for those pesky weeds. Without the proper amount of water, weeds do not have what they need to germinate or last. In most cases, turf is 100% weed proof, and definitely better at stopping them than real grass is.

How much water per year can artificial turf save me?

According to the Irvine Ranch Water District, a residence with about 750 square feet of turf, can conserve about 22,000 water gallons a year. Therefore, turf can conserve about 40 gallons of water per square foot annually through the water used by household irrigation systems. If environmental and economical conservation is import to you, then than turf may be right for your family!


Added FAQ’s on October, 3, 2018.

Can I Park My Vehicle On My Turf?

Artificial grass is used for driveways at times (Kind of). However, consider a few factors first. Have an open dialogue with your turf installer to make sure the sub-base selected for your project is designed for heavy traffic. Furthermore, allow your installer to recommend the ideal type of base and turf for your needs and talk about alternatives available. Routinely parking a car on an artificial grass lawn will cause damage with time, including harmful gas or oil leaks.

What is Artificial Grass’s Lifespan?

Your turf lawn’s lifespan will depend on the quality of the turf and installation, as well as the amount of traffic it takes on. However, you can generally expect turf to last between ten-to-twenty years.

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