Artificial Grass Frequently Asked Questions
When properly installed, synthetic grass gives you back your beautiful lawn without the hassle.
No mowing, no watering, no weeds, no fading, no pet damage, no fertilizing, no chemicals, no allergies, no muddy paw prints.
All at an overall lower cost. Save time and money by installing artificial grass in your residential or commercial area.
Artificial turf can be used in a wide variety of applications such as landscaping areas, residential lawns, yards, commercial landscapes and public common areas.
Pet applications such as dog and cat kennels, dog runs, and pet yards both indoor and outdoor.
Traditionally high maintenance areas such as commercial common areas, poolside parks and areas, and roadway medians.
Recreational applications such as commercial or backyard putting greens, playgrounds, soccer fields, football fields, bocce ball courts, and outdoor sporting areas such as golf courses.
Grass-free green spaces outdoor such as terraces, rooftops, and patios.
Grass-free interior spaces such as set displays, shopping malls, and indoor commercial areas.
Our grass installation specialists will guide you through the process from start to finish.
Contact us for a quote by calling 01702880088 and we can determine your needs and provide a custom quote for you.
It is helpful but not necessary if you know the rough square footage of your lawn, yard, backyard, office, or business you are looking to install turf for. We can then provide you with a rough estimate per square foot.
If you don’t know your rough square footage, no worries. You can either text us a picture of the yard or describe generally what the area looks like.
The square footage estimate can change through different factors depending on your unique situation. There is different pricing depending on which turf is chosen. Finding out which fake grass is best for your needs happens in person. Our representative will come and meet you at your property with samples in hand.
Once you select your desired turf, and are satisfied, we will schedule your install at a convenient time. Once we pick your install date, you can expect 1-3 days for an average install duration depending on the complexity. We look forward to working with you.
Upon receiving your deposit and booking your install date, we will begin construction.
The first step is to prepare the base with the permeable aggregate. To do this we will need to dig up your own grass/lawn at least 4” deep.
We then remove any landscaping objects from the lawn, aside from items you would like in the installation such as trees or shrubs.
Once we dig, we place a weed barrier down to ensure no weeds will ever come through your synthetic lawn. Permeable aggregate or “crush” is then placed overtop which allows for proper drainage.
Once this is tampered down, we begin to lay turf. After the turf is properly installed, infill is then used to fill in between the fibers. The infill is used to control odors, keep your grass upright, and keep the grass cool. Finally, we brush the strands upright and your new lawn is installed.
Contact a member of our sales team today to have your install scheduled and constructed.
Your property is unique. The pricing given reflects your yards unique needs. Have confidence that your synthetic turf installation will be a customized, worry-free experience. We are happy to take a look at your yard in person for free and provide a quotation.
If you would like preliminary pricing, we are able to give estimated pricing over the phone if you have a rough idea of the square footage of your lawn. Contact us now for a free quote.
No. Your synthetic grass will never need mowing for as long as it is in your lawn, backyard, residential or commercial area.
Granite or limestone dust or sand is better because its more coarser than sharp sand. The fact that it binds together and provides a much better laying course. It is definitely worth it to pay extra to ensure a much better finish to your artificial lawn and a much lasting installation.
Even in our always cold whether here in England your synthetic turf will stay firm throughout the seasons. Even under heavy snows, rains, winds, your synthetic turf will not get soggy. Once winter is over, simply brush your grass to stand it upright again.
Artificial grass is THE solution to your pets yard.
Synthetic turf is a foolproof solution to your furry friends excited trips around your yard. Pee drains straight through and doesn’t stain the grass, poop sits on top of fibers and can be easily picked clean, residue can be hosed down, and the turf is virtually indestructible to digging.
Prevent the muddy paws and yellow spots as well.
There is a wide selection of artificial turf, feels, and looks of artificial grass. After our quote, we will have a better understanding of your needs and the type of samples we need to show you. The type of artificial grass you end up choosing will depend on a variety of factors:
The most realistic and best looking turf to you.
Pet and dog specific grass, along with an odor free infill designed to be soft on paws.
Fake grass specially formulated for heavy foot traffic.
The most affordable turf for your budget.
Child friendly turf designed to stay cool and allow for as much playing as possible.
To blend in with the neighbors we even have semi dead looking grass to help keep your lawn more low key when compared with your neighbors.
Whatever your needs we have a type of synthetic turf to suit them
We are experts at making your fake grass blend in with your existing landscaping. We will work within the existing landscaping on your property.
Our installation specialists will naturally be able to come up with a plan that suits your space.
With artificial grass you will not see any run-off from surface drainage. Our synthetic turf will drain at 28” of rainfall square yard every hour.
The base that your artificial grass sits on uses a minimum of 4” of specialized aggregate with permeable qualities to allow for clear drainage.
The base is designed to allow drainage while simultaneously maintaining compaction. We pay special attention to unique factors regarding your properties drainage. This happens during our in person assessment.
Rest assured, even in the heaviest rainfall drainage won’t be a problem.
A stable sub base is recommended for a installing your fake grass. You should always install artificial grass on an aggregate and sharp sand base. Make sure you remove 60-80mm of soil before you lay down the sub base and new artificial turf for a perfect installation.
The only areas we recommend not installing artificial grass are near high efficiency windows. These high efficiency windows magnify the sun to temperatures not safe for any type of grass whether: natural sod, artificial turf, or even plants. We advise our clients to not install fake turf directly next to high efficiency windows.
Artificial grass itself produces no mud. Your turf will be laid on top gravel and will not get muddy even under the rainiest circumstances like Toronto summer floods. Fake turf will drain freely and no soil or dirt will sit on top of your fake grass.
No. Say goodbye to yellow circles underneath your flower pots after they are moved. Feel free to rearrange your landscaping as much as you would like and simply brush the blades of grass back upright when needed.
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Areas We Cover in Essex
36 Mornington Cresent
Benfleet, SS7 2HP
Tel: 01702 880088
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