Synthetic Lawn 101 All The Basics You Need To Know

In this blog post, we will be going over the basics of Synthetic Lawns. Synthetic lawns are a great option for people that want to have a lush green yard without all the hassle of traditional lawn care. Synthetic lawns can withstand both rain and drought conditions better than most other types of yards, and they require less maintenance overall. These benefits make Synthetic Lawn Care an excellent choice for many homeowners!

Synthetic Lawn 101 All The Basics You Need To Know

What is a synthetic lawn?

Synthetic lawns are made of plastic fibers that feel like real grass. Synthetic turf is also called fake, artificial, and synthetic grass. Synthetic lawns have become popular with homeowners looking for both lower maintenance costs as well as greener spaces without having to commit themselves fully to traditional landscape materials such as rocks or soil. Synthetic lawns consist mainly of polyethylene (PE) which can be recycled after use. This makes them an eco-friendly alternative when compared to traditional outdoor materials.


Synthetic grass is designed to replicate the look, color, and texture of real grass. Synthetic lawns are durable enough that they can handle heavy foot traffic as well as vehicular use. Synthetic turf has become popular for both homeowners looking for lower maintenance costs but also those who want greener spaces without having to commit themselves fully to traditional landscape materials such as rocks or soil.


Synthetics have come a long way in recent years with advances like permeable material which allows water through instead of pooling on top or around it allowing oxygen better access into the ground below. These advancements allow plants and other vegetation underneath synthetic turf to thrive because their root systems get more moisture than they would if planted directly in native soils.


How is artificial grass installed?

Synthetic lawns are installed much like natural grass. Synthetic turf is rolled out on top of a layer of dirt and the seams are sewed together to prevent it from splitting apart over time. The last step in installing synthetic grass is walking across the entire area with special tools that compact the ground below, just as you would do with regular sod or soil before laying down an artificial surface.


What are the steps for installing a synthetic lawn?

Synthetic lawns are typically installed by professional landscapers or turf installation companies.


  1. The first step is to prepare the soil for the synthetic grass installation, which involves removing all existing vegetation and topsoil before installing a weed barrier fabric on top of the ground.

  2. Then, you'll install landscape edging around your property line to make sure that no roots can escape under the synthetic grass area. This will prevent weeds from growing through your new lawn because they have nowhere to root themselves to sprout up!

  3. The next step depends on if you're putting down sod or an artificial carpet pad/underlayment layer. If it's just bare dirt then there isn't much preparation needed other than leveling out any bumps with some wood shavings or other materials.

  4. To level out the ground, you'll want a sub-base of about 12 inches thick that is made from compatible material such as crushed stone and gravel. If there was already grass in your lawn and all you're doing now is installing synthetic turf on top, then it's best not to go deeper than eight inches because the soil should be well-drained so water doesn't pool around any roots which can cause damage to them over time.

  5. As for edging along property lines as mentioned earlier, this step isn't necessary if you don't have any vegetation surrounding your yard but just make sure that no weeds can grow through your new Synthetic Lawn! With proper care and maintenance, Synthetic Lawns last for an average of fifteen years and can save you a ton of water and chemicals. A Synthetic lawn is the best option if you want to create a nice outdoor space that everyone in your family will enjoy!

  6. Thank goodness synthetic grass doesn't have roots because there really wouldn't be much stopping it from growing anywhere after this step! To level out the ground for installing fake turf, most companies use sub-base materials such as crushed stone or gravel which are compatible enough so they don't settle over time. If any vegetation was already present before laying down artificial grass carpeting, then going deeper than eight inches would not be recommended since soil should drain well so water doesn't pool around plants' roots.


What type of maintenance does Synthetic Lawn require?

Synthetic turf requires very little maintenance compared to real grass which needs mowing, watering, fertilizing, and raking constantly throughout spring, summer and fall depending on where you live! Artificial surfaces can be hosed off periodically if they become dirty but most importantly your new playground should never see pesticides or weed killers because they will damage the fake lawn fibers. Synthetic grass can be a great way to reduce your home's water use and you'll never have to worry about mowing again!


If natural grass is not maintained, it quickly becomes a dirt area that nobody wants to play or sit on. Synthetic turf doesn't need much maintenance which makes it an ideal surface for kids' playgrounds where they are bound to spill from time to time! However, if artificial grass does get dirty then just hose off any debris with regular household cleaners but avoid using pesticides or weed killers since these chemicals could harm synthetic turf fibers in the long run. Save yourself some work by having a Synthetic Lawn installed around your property line!


What are the maintenance requirements for artificial grass, and how long will it last?

Synthetic lawns are a great choice for homeowners who want to enjoy their outdoor space without the hassle of caring for natural grass. Synthetic turf requires little maintenance and can last anywhere from 15-20 years if properly maintained (and up to 50+ years depending on the product used).

Synthetic Lawns require very minimal upkeep - no watering or mowing required! Synthetic lawn care only needs occasional brushing with any leaf blower or broom/brush set. This will help clean out dirt and other debris that may build up over time. Grass blades should also be cut down periodically as they tend to grow at different rates; this will keep your artificial grass looking fresh all year round!


Synthetic lawns are a great way to enjoy the look of natural grass without all the hassle. But how do they work? How much does it cost? And what type of maintenance is required for artificial turf installation in my backyard or garden area? Our team at DPG Pavers & Design can answer these questions and more! If you’re looking to install a synthetic lawn, we have everything from expert advice on which product would be best for your needs, as well as information about ongoing maintenance that will help keep your yard green year-round.

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