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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

Gardening for Thought: What to Consider when it Comes to Garden Care

Gardening for Thought: What to Consider when it Comes to Garden Care
Before you head to the garden center with your credit card, ready to buy up a storm, you should
always have a brainstorming party in your head to determine what your goals, your limits and
your plans are for your garden.
Think about your Sense of Style
Gardening is an expression of you. Take your time when picking out flowers and do not be
afraid to ask for help when it comes to choosing the right plants for your backyard. When you
visit a garden center, the staff will be able to answer any questions you have.
Try to pick flowers that will work with your personality. If you are bright and bubbly, choose
flowers that are the same. If you love order and structure, then look for a flower arrangement
that suits you. Consider your garden like another room in your house; get creative when
decorating and caring for your garden.
Think about your Backyard
The first thing you need to think about when it comes to your back yard (or front yard) is where
the garden would be best suited. Do you have kids that love to play soccer and may try to use
your garden as a goal net? Do you have a dog that adores digging, especially when the garden
is right beside his dog house? Think about where the sun sets and how much sun certain areas
get during the day.
Next, think about your outdoor decor. Try to pair your garden to the theme of your outdoor area.
If you can, match the flowers to the table patterns, the potted plant designs and the sun
umbrella style. This can be a great decorating challenge.
Think about your Lifestyle
Are you outside a lot during the spring and summer months or do you usually work long hours
and barely have enough energy to make dinner let alone tend to the plants on a daily basis? For those who spend their evening relaxing at home, enjoying weekend barbeques and lounging on
the patio, it can be easy to simply incorporate a watering and fertilizing routine into your nightly
or morning habits. However, for those who work crazy hours, those who tend to forget easily
and those who do not have a daily routine, watering the plants may escape you and thus, may
cause your gardening hobby to flop

Pet Friendly-No Worries!

Pet Friendly-No Worries!
 No Worries turf lawns are great for pets, especially dogs.  It seems impossible to have a dog and simultaneously maintain a beautiful lawn, but synthetic turf grass is the answer.  Dogs and their masters love artificial lawns because they are clean, low maintenance, and always green and lush.  Dead spots in your natural grass/sod are a thing of the past.  No Worries Turf will enhance your home’s appeal with a beautifully manicured year-round lawn.  Dog droppings and urine with minimal but proper maintenance will not stain or discolor the grass.