When you are planning an
outdoor event literally everything is being looked at and judged. You might
think that the tables and decorations are the only things that are going to
capture the attention of your guests but truthfully, they are going to look at
everything. From the outdoor scenery to even the grass. Think about going to an
outdoor event, whether it’s a formal thing or a casual thing, you are looking
at everything from the sky to the grass under your feet. If it’s casual, it’s
less dire to have freshly trimmed grass but if it’s a formal event you
definitely want something that people can walk on.
Imagine walking on wet grass? Your shoes will most definitely get messy and that almost instantly ruins the event for everyone, especially the guests. Or what if there are bug and insect nests around the area of the event? Will they smell the food and come to crash the party? Having fake grass (artificial grass) for events like this saves you from all of that.
Not only will having
artificial turf save you from dirty shoes and bugs, but it will also wow your
guests the second they walk up. Natural grass is nice and it can be pretty if
maintained properly, but artificial grass always has the ideal look that people
want for a formal event. There is a reason that they use artificial grass for
golf courses. It is something that people love the feel of and it’s almost
impossible to ruin.
So next time you are considering a location for an outdoor event or next time that you are hosting an outdoor event at your house, you should look into artificial turf. It is one of the best financial decisions you can make about landscaping and the memories of your outdoor event will last a lifetime, just like the turf.
Artificial turf has been around for decades. When most people think of artificial turf they more than likely think of baseball stadiums. In fact, artificial turf gained huge notoriety in 1966 when it was installed as the field in the Astrodome in Houston, Texas. Today, many sport stadiums are returning to natural grass, but artificial turf has found a new purpose within homeowners who use it for many different reasons. Listed below are a handful of ways artificial turf is being used on a small scale basis in private homes and why you should consider Artificial Turf Installation.
Many homeowners with pets love to dedicate sections of their yard solely for the dog(s) to run and play. Artificial turf will not get worn and cause muddy ruts to form. This allows for a constant clean area for the animal to be in and not get dirty and track mud into the house. Artificial grass creates a soft ground for the dog to play in and is very easy to clean up bathroom messes. Another great advantage is that fleas will not habitat artificial turf.
Kids Play Area
Artificial turf offers a safer ground for a play area for kids. Compared to natural ground, artificial turf is more leveled and smoother making it less of a tripping hazard. Just like with dog runs, artificial turf will not get muddy allowing for a more cleaner play are and is easy to rinse off with a water hole if a mess happens.
Just like with stadiums, homeowners have installed artificial turf for their entire lawns. The main reason for this is to obviously cut back on mowing and lawn work. Artificial turf never needs mowing, fertilized, or weeded allowing the yard to look beautiful all the time. It is also drought resistance and helps homeowners save money from watering.
Backyard Sport Fields
Many homeowners have installed artificial turf to create their own sport fields. Golf lovers have created their own little putting greens and others have used it for bocce ball courts.
Artificial turf has been used around swimming pools to create a more safer non slippery ground. It also keeps the pool cleaner since dirt and blades of grass are not being tracked in. No worries about pool chemicals killing the lawn as well.
There are many uses for artificial turf, and the above reasons alone should be enough to convince homeowners to take a closer look at it when deciding on outside ground flooring.
When a person is looking to have a field turf
system installed, they should understand the construction process and how the
installation of this system work.
The field turf may look like other materials on the market, but it is rather different. Some things set this installation process apart. AGL synthetic grass is a top of the line turf used nationwide.
The turf fiber will allow the players to be comfortable and it will be safe when they fall on it. This fiber looks like grass and has the same texture. The fibers should reduce the friction on the skin and should be durable. It also needs to be able to stand up to high temperatures.
This is the most important
part of the turf. It is important for safety and will allow the players the
traction they are used to with regular grass. The infill is installed before
the fiber is. This is where the turf can be safe for players. There are so many
different choices a person should work with a professional to find the infill
that will meet their needs and will be safe for the players.
This turf has a primary and
a secondary backing. They work together to make sure the turf is stable on the
ground. They are made from polypropylene fibers and will fit good with the
panels of the turf. The secondary part of the backing has a latex coating to
keep the fibers locked into their place.
The Field Turf company has
installed over 10,000 custom built turf fields all over the world. The base for
the turf must be built and then the installation is performed.
Making the Base
The base is needed as the
platform and it is important to have proper drainage. The field needs to be
excavated before the base is constructed. A perimeter of concrete is then
installed. The under drainage system is then put in as well as a draining base
stone and finishing stones. This surface will then need to be inspected.
The synthetic turf will be
checked to make sure it meets light and color requirements then the
installation will begin. The turf is laid down and then it is also stitched
into place. The turf may overlap in some areas to make sure everything is
covered. Once the turf is installed it will be cleaned up. Within a matter of a
week, the turf will be professionally installed and ready to use.