Artificial grass is a synthetic surface of synthetic fibres designed to resemble natural grass. It’s most frequently used in public arenas for sports either originally or commonly played on synthetic grass. But it’s now also being used on commercial and residential lawns. Here’s a look at the advantages of artificial grass Adelaide in those conditions:
- The main artificial grass material is synthetic polyethylene, a material which is also sometimes used for manufacturing other items. There are three layers in this type of material; the bottom layer containing a combination of other elements such as nylons, rubber, plastic and other chemicals; the middle layer containing synthetic nylon and other synthetic materials that allow air pockets to be created and the top layer containing a thick adhesive layer, thus allowing the synthetic grass to adhere to the sub-floor of a building or the ground. A benefit of using this material is that it requires no maintenance apart from cleaning every three or four years. In fact, it’s so low maintenance that many companies providing this type of service utilise environmentally friendly products such as nylon rather than thatch, which means that it’s unlikely to damage the environment.
- Artificial grass Adelaide can be manufactured in two different ways. There are blades which are woven into the fibre, or blades which are made from a mixture of natural grass and thatch (or other synthetic materials). Both have benefits, the obvious one being that they look and feel more natural than blades made from pure thatch. The disadvantage is that the thicker nylon strands that are used for blades can tear up the natural grass easily. A good tip is always to use blades made from a mixture of natural grass and thatch (or other synthetic materials).
- Another benefit of artificial grass is that the blades can be customised to create an exact ‘size’ to best fit your lawn, no matter what your actual lawn size is. It’s important to remember though that the thicker the blades, the greater the chance that they could rip the lawn up. When you’re buying your blades, make sure that they’re the right width for your lawn. The ideal thickness is about three times the width of the blade. The next step is to cut a small ‘cake’ out of the required material. This will allow you to see whether the blades will actually get stuck in a pile.
Since artificial grass differs from the natural one in the way it grows and develops, it’s not only the colour that changes. It’s also the texture, from soft to tough, with different colours coming in different stages of development. If you want to change the texture slightly each year, then you’ll need to cut a few more cakes of the appropriate size and colour to reflect the development.
The last and most important part of installing artificial grass is actually the installation itself. The process doesn’t take long at all, but you will need to be patient as you work. Depending on the density and amount of soil you need to cover, it can take from a few hours to a whole day. You’ll need to place a foundation for the grass to grow on, which is made of either concrete or specialised polyethylene plastic. Then you dig out the required polyethylene, spread it evenly around and then lay down the grass.