How is artificial grass installed on decking?

Thinking about investing in artificial grass, but aren’t sure if it can be installed on decking?

Perhaps you’re looking to replace your old, slippy decking for a more natural look. Or maybe you’re just sick of all the maintenance it required to keep it looking good.

The main issue with decking is that it tends to attract moss and has started to rot, or look very weathered. And especially if you’ve painted your decking, it will require a lot of upkeep to stop it from discolouring and the paint peeling.

But can artificial grass be installed on decking, or will it all have to be ripped out first?

The good news is that yes! Artificial grass can absolutely be installed on top of decking – with a few conditions.

As an artificial grass specialist, this is something I get asked about a lot. That’s why I’m going to take a moment to explain everything you need to know when getting artificial grass installed on top of your decking.

How is artificial grass installed on decking?

If your decking boards are in good condition, level, and without any rot, it’s likely artificial grass can be installed on top. However, this is something an artificial grass specialist will be able to advise on during a site visit.

A typical installation would involve applying a weed barrier, followed by a shock pad layer, and then the grass. No dig-out is required, but the area would need to be brushed and power blown to eliminate any moss or debris before the weed barrier is applied.

When installing artificial grass on decking, your installer should also tac or staple down the perimeter to ensure the installation is secure and won’t move.

Not sure your decking is in a great condition? If any remedial works did need to be carried out on your decking, this is something your installer may also be able to help you with before installation – for an extra charge.

An extra soft surface for children to play on

We would advise considering installing a shock pad layer with your artificial grass, as decking is quite a hard surface. However, it isn’t essential, and we especially wouldn’t advise this if your pets are going to use it often, as this layer can soak up urine and can smell.

However, a shock pad layer can offer extra peace of mind if children will be playing on the surface, as it comes in thicknesses of 10mm, 18mm or 25mm and can achieve a critical fall height of 2.6m.

If you’re looking to install your grass for pets and children, but don’t want to keep your pets from urinating on it (which can be tricky), we’d advise going for a normal garden installation instead. This would require removal of your decking so that we can install the appropriate sub-base and then the grass over the top.

No shock pad layer is required and allows pets to play as they please without any worry.

Advice from an artificial grass specialist

Most installers should be happy to install artificial grass on decking, assuming it’s in good condition. Even if your decking isn’t exactly looking great, there’s a chance it can be remedied so that installation can take place. An artificial grass specialist should also be able to check this, along with whether you have appropriate drainage for your decking.

It can take a drab decking area and transform it into a gorgeous green space that is much more aesthetically pleasing. We recently installed decking for one of our customers who wanted it for their kids to play on. Their decking wasn’t in bad condition, but they were just sick of the upkeep.

They were also worried one of their children might have an accident, as they were constantly getting told off for running on the decking when it was wet. Artificial grass, with a shock pad layer, turned out to be a great solution and created a much safer surface, which drained quickly after rain. No more telling off!

Conclusion

So, there we have it! Artificial grass CAN be installed on decking. As long as your decking is in good condition, you should be able to install artificial grass on top. However, this is something an artificial grass specialist can help advise on, and the area will still need to be brushed and power blown to get rid of any debris or moss.

Do you have any specific questions about installing artificial grass on decking? Let me know in the comments’ section. I’d be more than happy to help!

 

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The truth about synthetic grass!!

 

There has been a fair bit of debate around Australia recently on how environmentally responsible synthetic grass is in our neighborhoods and there has been a lot of misleading information out there.

Several councils around Australia are debating the viability of installing synthetic grass on their verges but there have been some misguided statements flying around council chambers and the wider community. That’s not too surprising because synthetic grass is a relatively new product in Australia and its popularity is only just starting to grow.
First of all, we should point out that several councils in Australia have invested in the synthetic grass because of the obvious benefits:
• Saving serious amounts of water
• Saving maintenance costs
• Eliminating use of fertilizers and pesticides, which often leach into our rivers
Some councils are more cautious than others when it comes to approving the use of a new product and that’s understandable as councilors need to know they are making the right policies for their taxpayers.
In this blog, we seek to dispel some of the popular myths and misgivings about artificial turf. We want people who care about their gardens, verges and the environment to have a balanced view of synthetic grass.
We want you to be able to make an informed choice about the products you use for your garden.
So below we highlight some of the statements we’ve heard about synthetic grass recently and give you the facts:
Rainwater runs off plastic lawn – Some people will tell you that rainwater runs off synthetic grass preventing replenishment of groundwater. This is not true. The good quality synthetic grass is permeable with stormwater drainage wholes and, if installed properly, will allow absorption of rainwater in harmony with established drainage systems.
Bright green surfaces all year-round look unnatural – This is debatable of course but it is important to point out that there is a great variety of different synthetic lawn products available now, with different densities, coloring and ‘thatch’ that gives a much more natural appearance. It could also be said that ‘natural’ grass lawns look unnatural if they are green throughout an Australian summer – that’s because they often receive an unnatural amount of irrigation and fertilizer.
Synthetic grass is not energy efficient –
Obviously, there is an input of energy required to produce synthetic grass but this should be balanced against the elimination of the need to use a lawn mower, excessive amounts of water, pesticides, and fertilizers for the next 20 to 30 years of the lifespan of the lawn.
Plastics used in the synthetic grass are not biodegradable, so end up as land-fill – While it is true that synthetic lawns are made of non-biodegradable materials (you wouldn’t want your lawn to fall apart would you!), most of the components can be re-used at the end of its long lifespan. We believe the scope for recycling synthetic lawn components will grow in the coming years but these are yet to be developed because synthetic grass has only just started to grow in popularity and most high-quality artificial lawn products with reasonable maintenance and care given will last for 20 to 30 years.
Degradation of synthetic lawn releases toxins which leach into groundwater – It is important to ensure that when you purchase synthetic grass that it comes from a reliable supplier who can guarantee quality and safety. No Worries Turf Grass lawns do not contain toxins or heavy metals which can be harmful to the environment, your family, or pets. However, there is a growing number of small-scale operators have entered the synthetic grass market in Australia recently and the quality of products varies considerably. We suggest that you do as much research as possible before you choose synthetic grass for your lawn. Those selling synthetic grass should be able to give you full information about their products – if they are not able to answer your questions then look elsewhere to ensure you have confidence in the investment you are making for your home.
Synthetic grass can get hot – It is true that synthetic grass products can get warmer than a natural grass lawn. However, this is usually only a consideration in the height of summer. Yes, this has been a long, hot summer but synthetic grass certainly does not get as hot as paving, another popular alternative to natural grass. The NWTurf product range also includes ‘Cool Grass’ which is up to 25% cooler than other synthetic grass products. We believe that some accounts of the heat retention of synthetic grass are overstated as few people walk on (even natural) lawns on hot sunny days.
The soil under plastic lawn is sterile – In a majority of Australia natural soil is largely sand and has been classified as one of the poorest quality agricultural soils on the planet.  If you have good quality soil under your lawn you are either very lucky or have put an awful lot of work and additives into it. Synthetic grass will not support bacteria, insects, ants, and worms, in the same way, good soils under natural cover can but not many gardens do!
The synthetic lawn does not absorb CO2 or produce oxygen – True. Natural lawns do absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen but that natural process is largely inhibited in Australia’s summers due to the extreme heat and dry conditions, especially with the necessary water restrictions. Synthetic grass will not enhance the carbon budget in your garden – perhaps one reason why many people see it as an attractive option to paving their backyard while retaining the lush look of a lawn.
Poorly- maintained synthetic lawn looks bad – We agree! It is important to maintain your synthetic grass properly but if it is properly installed that is an easy job. Good quality synthetic lawns look great if they are well maintained. But any garden will become unattractive if it is not well maintained (whether it uses synthetic or natural products).
In heavy rain, the synthetic mat will wash away – One of the more laughable and misinformed statements we’ve heard. Properly installed lawns are very firmly attached through solid fixings and considerable “infill” and would only be moved by an extreme natural disaster in which other structural damage would occur.
Know the facts!
Through this blog, we want to make sure people considering synthetic grass know all the facts. If we were to highlight one aspect of choosing the right product for your garden then it is to ensure you have a quality synthetic lawn that you have confidence in. We want you to have a lawn that you can enjoy for many years to come but there is a wildly varying quality of synthetic grass products on the Australian market. If you feel some of your questions about synthetic grass remain unanswered check out our website or give us a call on  Phone1300 03 77 11

MYTHS ABOUT TREES AROUND YOUR ARTIFICIAL TURF

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Trees add color and texture to your yard. They frame your property and give it a “horizon.” They provide a natural jungle gym for your kids and blessed shade for the entire family when it’s hot outside. Of course you want trees! But what if you want artificial turf, too? Maybe you’ve heard that trees and synthetic grass don’t mix. That’s a myth. And it’s not the only one.

Myth #1: Bulging tree roots will wreck your artificial turf

Generally speaking, roots grow downward, in search of moisture. That said, there are a few varieties of trees with very shallow roots that tend to push up the soil surface over time. It’s best to avoid these varieties in your yard where they will be surrounded by lawn. You don’t want to plant them next to your driveway or sidewalk or patio, either, because the roots will push up concrete or pavers.

But so what? Eliminating a few varieties still leaves you with hundreds of gorgeous, ideal tree options no matter the size of your space or your personal preferences. And if you have an existing tree with bulging roots, don’t despair. Read on.

 

Myth #2: Artificial turf will choke out your trees

There are dozens of synthetic grass products specifically engineered to ensure superior drainage. The barrier mesh keeps weeds from growing, but it doesn’t keep moisture from being absorbed by the soil where it can reach your trees.

Technically, you could install fake grass right up to the tree’s trunk because there is no worry about potential mower damage. This can give your yard a “naturalized” appearance, but your trees will be happier and healthier if you provide a well around their base instead. For one thing, trunks expand as trees grow, and you don’t want to have to adjust your artificial grass over later on to accommodate that.

 

Your “well” doesn’t have to be a hole or even a circle. Give it a more appealing free-form shape, and add some drought-resistant perennials, a ground cover, or a few spring bulbs to add color and soften the space. These provide a pretty contrast with your artificial grass, and the small plants won’t steal water from the tree.

 

This is also a great way to accommodate your existing, beloved tree that is prone to surface-breaking roots. Create an “island garden” effect that extends to include all visible roots. With ground cover or a natural mulch such as shredded bark, the roots won’t even be noticeable, let alone cause a problem. No artificial grass upheaval, no tripping hazards.

On hot, sunny days, fake grass can become warmer than natural grass. If you’re concerned about this over-warming the soil underneath, you can easily cool things off by rinsing the grass with a hose. (Your bare toes will love that cool, grassy feeling, too.)

Myth #3: You can’t rake artificial turf

In other words, you won’t be able to get rid of all the leaves your trees drop. This is ridiculous. You can use an air blower on fake grass, any number of rake types, or even a power broom. Leaves and debris no more!

 

Artificial grass is actually better with trees

Trees can create deep shade, acidic soil, etc. that make it impossible to grow natural grass. But you can plant artificial turf anywhere, regardless of soil or atmospheric conditions. That means you can have the yard you want instead of the yard you’re stuck with.

The bottom line? Both trees and Synthetic grass increase your home’s value. And that’s no myth.

7 CHORES YOU NO LONGER HAVE TO DO ONCE YOU HAVE ARTIFICIAL TURF

Installing artificial turf in place of natural grass provides homeowners’ with numerous benefits. If you choose to use artificial lawn materials, you no longer have to spend an excessive amount of time or money to maintain your lawn.

Mowing

Mowing is no longer an issue. When it comes to lawn care, mowing your lawn is probably the most costly factor to lawn maintenance. With artificial grass, you don’t have to worry about having the money to pay for additional expenses, such as:

  • The purchase of a new lawnmower
  • Gas and oil
  • Blade sharpening
  • Repairs

The time and money you save by not having to mow on a regular basis will more than cover the additional cost of the artificial turf over its lifetime.

Trimming

Like mowing, trimming adds to the financial upkeep of the lawn. Having to repeatedly purchase oil, gas, trimmer line and pay for repairs can be a financial drain if you have a large yard. Mowing can be accomplished fairly quickly if you have the right size mower for your lawn. Trimming, on the other hand, can take several hours. Having to go around each ornament, tree, bush or around the boundaries can be quite time-consuming.

Weeding

If you have a large yard, it is probably in your best interest to hire a lawn care company to come in and spray for weeds. If not, you may end up spending the majority of your time stooping over to pull weeds, only to have them reappear in a few short days. Artificial turf eliminates the need for either option and keeps your lawn looking green and clean 365 days a year.

Watering

Lawns need adequate water to remain green and lush. While some grass seeds are considered drought resistant, they may have to be watered occasionally, especially if you live in an area where high temperatures are common during the summer months.

Fertilizing

Fertilizing your lawn will be a thing of the past once artificial grass is installed. In areas where extreme temperatures can affect the growth of grass and shrubs, applying fertilizer may be required if you expect to keep your lawn pristine. Artificial turf is ever-green and does not grow or die off. Extreme temperatures do not affect it. If you live in an area that can be arid during the summer months, watering and fertilizing can be done at the same time and whenever it is needed. Artificial grass eliminates the need for both, saving you time and money in the long run.

Bagging/Raking

Most landfills no longer accept yard waste. A large majority of communities have started composting facilities where homeowners can take their bagged lawn clippings for disposal. It can take several hours to rake and bag grass clippings if you have a big yard. Even when you use a pull behind lawn rake/collector, the process can still use up a large portion of your day. With a lawn of artificial grass, you no longer have to worry about a lengthy clean up after you mow or trim.

Reseeding

Hot, dry seasons and high traffic ca where there is too much shade, not enough water or too many feet constantly treading to and fro. Pets can also cause brown areas to appear, especially in areas where they tend to “do their business”. Having to constantly apply grass seed to high traffic or damaged areas can be time-consuming as well as costly.

Having artificial turf saves your bank account. It also saves you time and prevents you from spending countless hours on maintaining your lawn. Instead of constantly working to keep your yard beautiful, artificial grass lets you spend your time outdoors enjoying yourself and your family

THE BENEFITS OF ARTIFICIAL HOUSE PLANTS & FLOWERS FOR THE HOME

Nothing beats fresh green foliage or bright sprays of flowers in the home, but the upkeep and expense of real house plants and flowers can put many people off displaying them. The greenery interior trend is only going from strength to strength and whilst there are many varieties that are easy to care for, many people are turning to artificial house plants and flowers to ensure their foliage is always looking fresh. Historically frowned upon for looking too fake, the interior industry has upped its artificial flower game in recent years and there are now wonderfully realistic options for those that want to welcome a touch of greenery into their home. But why should you opt for artificial house plants and flowers over the real thing?

1. They Stay Fresh All Year Round

The most obvious benefit of opting for artificial house plants and flowers in the home is that no matter the season, they will look as fresh as the day you bought them. Plants are not as susceptible to the climate and can be kept alive throughout the colder months, however, flowers are heavily dictated by the seasons so if you want to display your favorite blooms throughout the year, your only option is artificial versions. Fabulous finishing touches for any room, foliage and flowers add a vibrant and earthy feel wherever placed. Making sure these essential home accessories always look their best will ensure a cohesive look throughout the home.

2. Cost Effective

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Keeping your home filled with fresh flowers can be an expensive habit as they will need changing at least each fortnight, if not every week. Houseplants have more longevity but even these can be costly to replace if they aren’t looked after carefully. High-quality artificial house plants and flowers can be pricey to first buy, however, they are an investment which will see you through many years if cared for, therefore proving much more cost effective in the long run.

3. Hypoallergenic

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Hay fever is rife during the summer months, however many people suffer from plant allergies all year round which can put a damper on any indoor foliage plans. The only choice for plant allergy sufferers, artificial flowers will also ensure that any guests with allergies won’t get the sniffles when visiting.

4. Non-toxic to pets

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Another troublesome aspect of indoor plant keeping is that many varieties can be toxic to pets. From lilies to aloe vera plants, there is a large list of plants and flowers which can be harmful if consumed by animals and we all know a curious cat, dog or rabbit that will happily take a bite out of anything left unattended. Artificial flowers and house plants are the easiest and safest options for homeowners with pets and you also have less risk of arriving home to a destroyed bouquet.

5. Can Be Placed Anywhere in the Home

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The foliage trend has spread across every room of the home from bedrooms to bathrooms, however, many spaces in the home can be lacking in the key aspect which keeps plants thriving, sunlight. For darker or even windowless rooms as many bathrooms now are, artificial varieties are a must and the heat and steam from showers or cooking (if in the kitchen), has no effect on the stems. Artificial flowers and plants in bathrooms also give a beautifully fresh, clean and calming feel which make for a serene spa-like bathroom space.

6. Extremely Low Maintenance

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The key benefit of artificial house plants and flowers for the home is of course how low maintenance they are. Whilst real plants require constant care through careful watering schedules and direct or perfectly placed ‘indirect’ sunlight, faux plants are fabulously hassle-free. They can be easily styled with chic pots and vases and placed at will around the home to brighten any space. The only care required is light dusting and a wipe with a damp cloth if they are displayed in a particularly steamy environment to keep them looking fresh and full of life.

Artificial Synthetic Putting Greens

Got the urge to hone your golf skills? Do you want to teach your kids putt? Rather than having to head out to the local course, range or putting green, why not grab your putter and head out into your own backyard? NO WORRIES TURF can make a home putting green a reality for you.

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Your next landscaping project can include the home putting green of your dreams. Not only will your yard be fresh and lush all year round – you can head out the door at a moment’s notice to practice your swing, or when your children want to spend some quality time with you.

Why No Worries Turf?

Simply put, we do it best. We are the professionals’ number one synthetic green choice. No Worries regularly installs Signature Series Golf Greens, the top-of-the-line, FieldTurf brand artificial turf at golf courses. Lucky for you, our expertise is not reserved only for the professional golf course.

Bring it to your own backyard!

No Worries Turf design and installation team help you design the perfect synthetic putting green for your backyard. We install custom elevations, swales, and bunkers for the ultimate home golf experience. Our synthetic putting greens are of the highest quality, providing unparalleled realism in terms of surface quality and aesthetics.

We also have options: are you a competitive golfer? You may want to try the Professional Golf Green. Are you more leisurely golfer? We recommend the True Roll Putting Green.

4 IDEAS FOR GARDENING WITH ARTIFICIAL GRASS

Low maintenance, highly versatile and reassuringly green all year round, artificial turf is fast gaining ground. Here are some stylish ideas for gardening with artificial grass PLUS we show you how to install and care for No Worries Turf.

“Having the correct gradient to allow for water run-off is critical,”

“Without that the water stagnates and the turf will start to perish.”

COURTYARD

TO GREEN UP A COURTYARD

Artificial grass can be an instant pick-me-up for small-space gardens and courtyards. This obviates the need for noisy mowing and maintenance and is ideal for lock-up-and-go homes.

Here, a custom-cut piece of 40mm Summer Cool was placed directly onto an existing tiled courtyard under partial cover. Heavy-duty Velcro is sufficient to keep it in place, an intentionally temporary solution should the owners want to revert to tiles.

Under trees

UNDER TREES

A major benefit of artificial grass is that you can have perfect lawn beneath shady trees – no more patchy areas due to lack of sun.

Here a 40mm Premium Elite Green was placed at the edge of the chosen area and then cut to fit snugly around the trunks. To finish off, try adding a textural element such as white pebbles to the base of your trees.

Lawn

BETWEEN PAVERS

1. Lay a flat concrete screed and allow it to dry thoroughly.
2. Add your pavers and allow the cement securing them to dry.
3. Cut the turf to size and glue it down around the outer edges and between the pavers.

TIPS FOR INSTALLING AND CARING FOR NO WORRIES TURF

  • Major benefits include no watering, mowing or fertilising, plus high UV resistance. The longevity of artificial grass is around 30 years.
  • Expect to pay Depending on your application. (This excludes delivery, installation and cutting to size.) Available in 4m-wide rolls, there’s a wide range of grass types and shades of green to choose from, with tuft heights ranging from 10–40mm. Ask your supplier to recommend the best type for your specific site, usage and overall look.
  • When applying artificial grass to hard surfaces such as concrete, tarmac and stone, it’s vital to ensure that you have the correct gradient for water run-off. The grass sheets are then loosely laid on top and secured with all-weather adhesive around the edges.
  • For garden applications, the existing grass must be removed to create a compacted recess. A mix of crusher dust and river sand is applied, plus a weed barrier to create a stable, porous base. Seaming tape is applied to the edges and the artificial turf is attached to pegs placed in the ground. Silica sand in-fills are then added to weigh the turf down, cool the surface and help keep the tufts vertical.
  • Keeping it clean: Artificial grass is made from tufted polyethylene; it contains fine holes to allow water to penetrate. To clean it, simply hose it down.

NO WORRIES TURF SYNTHETIC GRASS OR REAL GRASS

Wouldn’t You Prefer To Spend More Time With Your Friends & Family On The Weekend Enjoying The BBQ Rather Then Mowing The Lawn?

Would You Like To Have a Low Maintenance Beautiful Back & Front Yard Which Will Make Your Neighbours Jealous?

Well, if you said YES to the above,

then we have a Solution for You!

The name says it all! This Top Quality 40mm Premium Elite Synthetic Grass is manufactured specifically for Australian backyards and commercial outdoor projects.

This beautiful, realistic looking and extremely soft artificial turf is designed to integrate with the harsh Australian climate. Our synthetic grass can accommodate to different climates and will continue to look aesthetically pleasing years after installation. The durable artificial grass can withstand different surface traffic and has superior wear and tear.

Purchase this beautiful product today and reclaim your backyard and your weekends back!

SUITABLE APPLICATIONS:

Domestic & Commercial Landscaping
Backyard feature
Pool Surrounds
Child Play Areas
Chipping Pads
School / council ovals / sports fields
Childcare facilities
Under trampolines
Soft fall cover
Rooftop Gardens
Trade show display booths

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A GOLFER’S DREAM

A Golfer’s Dream: Having a Putting Green at Home

A GOLFER’S DREAM: Having A PUTTING GREEN AT HOME

Playing golf is for sure a delightful thing, but going to the golf court implies a series of preparations that require time that we could use to improve our short game.

A golfer’s dream, either if the golfer is a professional or amateur, should be complemented by having a golf course at home or in the neighborhood, this is a possibility that can be turned into reality with courts covered with artificial grass.

Synthetic Putting Greens are more accepted as artificial grass materials improve. These materials are constantly subjected to rigorous laboratory studies, game tests and simulations so the ball behavior is similar to that of a natural grass golf course.

In golf, the use of artificial grass becomes more important when installed in the areas that receive most of the use, the colored materials are favorable since the balls will not get lost.

The versatility and variety of textures, colors and heights are what make the artificial grass an increasingly used product in sports, such as golf, football, rugby, handball, etc. It admits and even facilitates the practice of sports every day due to the enormous advantages its resistance provides and its low maintenance cost.

The advantages of artificial grass  compared to natural grass also apply to gardens, playgrounds and recreational areas in homes, schools, churches, and commercial buildings, either if the grass is placed indoors or exposed to the environment.

Guaranteed Product

The artificial grass when installed by professionals is proven to be a product that will remain in excellent conditions for over ten years and will allow a significant saving in maintenance costs.

Because of these and many other reasons a putting green at home is a golfer’s dream. In Better Than Real Artificial Grass we provide the grass with the features a putting green course requires and we will also install it for you with great pleasure.

Ask for a free estimate.

Use Artificial Grass

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Artificial turf is a beautiful addition to any property, and today there are many durable styles that look and feel just like healthy grass. But did you know that artificial turf is ideal for surfaces above ground level too? The convenience and versatility of artificial turf makes it an excellent choice for almost any area, including roofs, patios, and balconies.

Why is artificial turf perfect for rooftops, porches, verandas, and more? There is no need to trim or water artificial grass so it can be placed virtually anywhere with very little maintenance. It can also be cut to size and formed to fit around obstacles. The unique construction of artificial lawn materials allows for adequate water drainage and heat distribution, so wherever it is placed, it remains comfortable and dry throughout the year. Because it is inorganic, there’s no need to worry about pests or keeping it trimmed. Consider how artificial turf can enhance the look of your home or business.

On the Roof

If you live on the top floor of an urban oasis or have a home with a flat roof, you can easily have a qualified contractor install artificial turf over regular roofing materials. This approach gives you a small area for recreation and privacy if you so choose. The benefits of installing artificial turf on your roof include:

  • Does not raise the temperature of the building
  • Manufactured grass is not damaged by hail, rain, snow or ice
  • Allows you to create a small oasis where you can relax and enjoy the sunshine
  • Enables you to use the extra space in a constructive fashion
  • Improves the street appeal and value of your property
  • Helps to insulate the building for a more energy friendly space

When installing artificial turf on a flat roof, the use of PDS tiles is recommended to prevent damage due to excessive amounts of water building up underneath the turf. These tiles create a drainage channel between the roof and turf allowing water to run off and drain away, preventing it from standing in areas for any length of time. Your roofing contractor can advise you on the best and most cost-effective way to include beautiful artificial grass to your roof that will last for many years and through every season.

 

On the Patio/Porch

Artificial turf can be used on patios and porches as either a solid cover, or formed into a design that can be used in conjunction with pavers, marble tile or other landscaping materials. Your porch or patio is often set aside as a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors without actually venturing too far away from the house. Artificial grass on your patio can give you the feeling of having the grass under your feet without the work of maintaining a large yard. If the area gets dirty, it can easily be hosed off. And there’s no need to worry about pests as the artificial turf is virtually indestructible and repels unwanted creatures. Imagine the hours of enjoyment you and your family can experience on your new and improved patio, with the addition of artificial turf. There are colors and grass styles to match any existing yard cover and home décor.

 

On the Balcony

If you live in an apartment or condominium you may not have much of a yard to speak of. Yet, you want to enjoy the outdoors and expand your already tiny space for entertaining guests. Installing artificial turf on your balcony gives you the look and feel of having a yard without the muss and fuss of mowing, trimming, raking and weeding. Depending on the size of the balcony, you can put turf on a portion of it and leave the other portion cement, providing you with the best of both worlds.

The nice thing about using artificial turf on a balcony is that it can be cut to fit almost any area. There are many designs to choose from, including the type of artificial turf colors and textures. Have an existing garden and want the artificial turf to blend in? The materials that artificial turf is made from are so natural looking, even your neighbors won’t know it’s not real. The best part of adding artificial turf to your balcony is that you can cut down on the heat that concrete gives off while making your home feel lush. Add a fountain, a pergola, and patio furnishings to create a fully functional outdoor living space that will bring you peace for years to come

Artificial turf can be used to accessorize your patios, porches, balconies and roofs. Just about any area around your home or office can look great with the addition of artificial turf. If you don’t want to install turf on the entire area, you can cut smaller pieces to fit under potted plants or make pads for underneath your lawn furniture. The fact is, artificial turf is so versatile that you can be as creative as you want to be. Let your imagination be your guide. You can create almost any type of area you want and decorate it in a variety of ways. You can turn a cement patio or balcony into a small garden getaway, just by using artificial turf and a few hanging plants. The opportunities are only limited by the boundaries of your imagination