Considering artificial grass for your home or business landscape? We’ve compiled our most frequently asked questions below to help you make your decision.
How do I pick the right grass?
When considering the right grass solution (natural or artificial) for your home or business, you should consider the following:
- Is it drought tolerant?
- Is it easy to grow and maintain?
- Does it require a lot of water?
- Does it do well in high-traffic areas?
- Does it look good all year-round?
What should I look for in artificial grass?
Below are some key aspects of ForeverLawn Landscape products that you should consider very important when it comes to choosing the best artificial grass for your home or business.
- Realistic Appearance.
- Stress-Free Maintenance.
- Professional Installation.
- Industry-Leading Warranty.
What are the best uses of artificial grass?
Artificial grass is an ideal surfacing solution for both residential and commercial spaces. Not only does ForeverLawn Landscape artificial grass provide impeccable curb appeal, it also creates a low-maintenance landscape that doesn’t require any mowing, edging, weeding, reseeding, or fertilizing. This is a huge time-saver for both home and business owners.
You can get a better sense of the different applications of our turf by exploring the featured projects on our website.
Which artificial grass is most realistic?
Is artificial turf a good investment?
Artificial turf is a great investment for both home and business owners because of the many benefits it provides. Not only does our turf improve curb appeal, but it also greatly improves the functionality of a space.
Will artificial grass affect the value of my home?
Artificial grass often plays a positive role in selling a home because it offers impeccable curb appeal and makes outdoor spaces appear larger and more usable. But not only can artificial turf help lure in potential buyers, it can ultimately add to the value of your home and drive up the sale price.
According to realtor.com, how potential buyers perceive the artificial turf has a lot to do with region and climate. Buyers are much more likely to be excited about synthetic grass in areas where it’s almost second nature to have it installed, like in the Southwest. Others who are on the hunt for a new home could be weary simply because they’re not familiar with synthetic turf.
Can I install artificial grass myself?
If you’re committed to tackling your project yourself or live in an area where professional installation is not yet available, we have installation instructions available for your review. You’re always welcome to reach out to our network of professionals for personalized advice about your project.
For larger commercial projects, there is typically a lot more involved with base prep, drainage, and specific installation techniques that may be best handled by a professional ForeverLawn Landscape installation team. Leveraging the experience of ForeverLawn and our professional installation is advisable. Access DIY instructions.
Can you walk on artificial grass?
The short answer—absolutely. Our ForeverLawn Landscape products have each been designed to accommodate a different level of foot traffic. Just like natural grass, excessive foot traffic can cause blades to lay flat. However, unlike natural grass, our turf can easily be brushed out to return it to its lush appearance.
Can you install artificial grass on a balcony?
Absolutely. Because of our superior installation methods, ForeverLawn Landscape synthetic grass is a great surfacing solution for almost anywhere, including balconies and rooftop spaces. Since synthetic grass requires little maintenance and no water, it's the perfect solution for areas like balconies and rooftops where green grass is desired.
Will installing artificial grass interfere with my normal lawn care routine?
It is OK to trim natural grass near the synthetic grass, as long as care is taken to avoid direct contact between the blades or wire of the power equipment and the ForeverLawn product. Do not mow or use power lawn care equipment on the grass.
If your ForeverLawn synthetic grass is adjacent to natural grass, the natural grass can be carefully mowed, but only if the ground is level. If the mower tips or slants, a blade may cut into the grass and damage the backing. Use of equipment (other than a broom, plastic rake, leaf blower, power broom, or water hose) such as vacuum sweepers, heaters or snow blowers shall be at the risk of the user, as ForeverLawn is not responsible for damage caused by such equipment.
- If treating weeds, it is OK to spray weed killer on the grass.
- If treating insects, it is OK if the insect killer or repellent comes in contact with the grass.
- It is OK to trim natural grass near the synthetic grass, as long as care is taken to avoid direct contact between the blades or wire of the power equipment and the ForeverLawn product.
How do you maintain artificial grass?
- Remove Dirt and Debris from the Turf - Regular maintenance with a blower, brush, and/or sweeper should be performed to remove dirt or debris, which accumulates on the turf as a result of use. Based on location and frequency of use, this should be done regularly in order to avoid excessive accumulation.
- Groom the Turf - Groom the grass with a plastic leaf rake, stiff bristled push broom, or power broom to help keep grass looking fresh. When doing this, pull the items against the lay of the turf to lift the blades.
- Rinse the Turf with Water - While not required, an occasional rinse with water will keep the grass clean.
If there are questions on specifics for your installation, please contact ForeverLawn or an authorized ForeverLawn dealer.
Can I combine ForeverLawn artificial grass products for my installation?
Yes! We have worked on countless projects that utilize more than one of our turf products to get the right benefits for your specific application. For example, many homeowners prefer to have ForeverLawn Landscape synthetic grass installed in the majority of their backyard, but choose K9Grass® synthetic turf to create a small pet relief area for their dogs. Other homeowners choose to put in a small putting green using GolfGreens® synthetic turf.
Please contact the ForeverLawn Landscape team or your local ForeverLawn dealer to figure out which turf products would be ideal for your project!