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Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Buying Artificial Grass

Without an expert on your side, buying artificial grass can be costly and create more problems than it should. Aside from choosing the wrong type, color and size of artificial grass, there are also other common mistakes that can be made.

Below is a look at the top five mistakes people make when buying artificial grass.

#1

Buying Artificial Turf Based on Price  

Accept the fact that artificial turf is expensive and will not be found on the clearance shelf. Artificial grass is a considerable investment for your home and needs to stay up-to-par for up-to 15 years in order to be worth the investment and improve home value. Cheap artificial turf may look great on the surface but it is missing the materials that make it quality product. Cheap artificial grass will easily fall apart, fade and flatten. When this happens you will have to completely replace the artificial turf which costs more money and time. It is much easier to buy a good, quality product instead of settling for price-efficient.

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#2

Choosing Artificial Grass From a Sample

A sample of artificial grass will not give you the real representation of how it will look once it is present on your lawn. A small sample will appear lush and plump will long blades of grass. In reality, the real artificial turf will contain short blades and be more spread out. When looking through samples, know the look you want across your entire lawn. If you want longer blades with a plusher look, choose a sample with longer blades. Artificial grass automatically feels shorter than real grass. Once you complete your yard with décor, the turf will appear shorter.

#3

Selecting the Wrong Base

The right base will ensure your artificial grass will not get wrinkles and will not hold water. It is necessary that artificial grass have proper excavation. Using sub-base materials with a tight and porous substrate for drainage is the ideal layout for your base. An unbalanced base can create shifting, pot holes, wrinkling and poor drainage. Even something as simple as the incorrect depth and wrong crushed rock type for your land can cause issues.

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#4

Not Having Proper Tools On-Hand

When your purchase artificial grass, you have to make sure you purchase the correct tools. Installation is not easy and can easily mess up your entire layout. The region in which you live has a huge effect on the installation process you need to follow. Wherever you purchase artificial grass should be fairly local and they will know the proper installation tools you need. It is also essential to have a proper pet deodorant for your pets and other animals.

#5

Not Understanding Your Artificial Turf Warranty

Many artificial turf warranties are pro-rated after purchase. This means there are loop holes where you could only receive a small amount back for your artificial grass. When purchasing artificial grass, look for a warranty with a slow proration time. A warranty is a huge necessity for any new product, especially a large purchase such as artificial turf.

There are several small mistakes that can be made when choosing artificial turf. These five listed above are the top problems most people encounter.

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