Daniel’s Affordable Landscaping has been a household name in the Apple Valley community since 2004. We are proud to be a locally owned and operated landscaping and concrete company because we know our neighbors love to support local businesses in the Apple Valley area. We have an amazing reputation that often precedes us as a result of our long-standing commitment to excellent customer service. You can also be confident that you will receive only the best service and quality because we are fully licensed, insured, and bonded. Since we believe that our customers deserve nothing less than the best, we only hire the most reliable, seasoned, and trustworthy people. Contact us today to request a free estimate, and you’ll learn firsthand why our long-returning customers regard us as the best local landscaping and cement contractor in the Apple Valley area.
When customers contact Daniel’s Affordable Landscaping and inquire about artificial turf, they tend to ask a number of common questions. In an effort to help you decide whether or not this landscaping alternative is the right choice for you, we’ve answered some of those FAQs below.
Our landscaping customers love synthetic grass for a variety of reasons. They appreciate that it is:
Low-Maintenance – Real grass requires much more frequent upkeep, which includes mowing, manicuring, weed control, watering, and more. Fake grass should be spot cleaned as needed, pet waste should be promptly removed, and a regular routine of rinsing and brushing. With a thorough artificial turf maintenance routine, your investment should pay off for 15 to 25 years!
Eco-Friendly – By conserving water, avoiding the use of harsh weed control chemicals or fertilizers, and eliminating the pollution that comes from traditional lawn mowers, your artificial lawn becomes an excellent way to reduce your carbon footprint.
Durability – Artificial grass is engineered to withstand foot traffic and all types of weather conditions – even snow, rain, and wind. It offers a non-slippery surface that is highly wear-resistant and fade-resistant with built-in UV protection.
Year-Round Greenery – While real grass tends to die (sometimes in unappealing patches) during certain seasons, your synthetic grass in Apple Valley will remain evergreen in all weather conditions! You’ll be the envy of all your neighbors when you have the most beautiful and green lawn in town.
Pet-Friendly – Synthetic turf is great for pets with allergies that cause them to itch and scratch, sneeze, or suffer from eye irritation. Many pet owners choose artificial grass for pets because it keeps their pups cleaner since they don’t have access to mud. They also enjoy a urine-stain-free, easy-to-clean outdoor play area where they don’t have to worry about their beloved companion encountering harsh or harmful pesticides, weed control products, fertilizers, or other common outdoor chemicals.
Allergen-Free – Allergy sufferers – human and canine alike! – will appreciate the clean, fresh, open air without the worry of frustrating allergy symptoms.
Longevity – With proper installation by the pros at Daniel’s Affordable Landscaping, a high-quality product like the ones we carry, and a carefully crafted maintenance routine, you can enjoy your synthetic lawn for 15, 20, or even 25 years! Just ask your landscaping expert for help with creating an upkeep regimen.
Cost Savings – When you choose artificial turf, you will save money on ongoing landscaping, watering, mowing and related supplies (like gasoline), and more. The up-front cost might deter some people, but when they consider the years (or decades!) of enjoyment ahead, many customers find the price to be quite reasonable.
One of the many advantages of synthetic grass is its versatility. You might be familiar with using artificial grass outside, but many people don’t realize that indoor artificial turf is also a practical way to liven up enclosed areas. When you’re considering fake grass in Apple Valley, think about how beautiful Daniel’s Affordable Landscaping can make:
Terraces, Balconies, and Other Unique Areas
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Artificial turf has two primary components – strands of “grass” and a backing fabric that the “blades” are attached to. The manufacturing process begins with premium quality plastic (polyethylene, polypropylene, or nylon) pellets, which start off white. This plastic is melted, colored green, and formed into long, natural-looking blades of grass. To strengthen these strands of grass, they are stretched, spooled, and turned into a yarn before being sewn into a huge sheet of latex or polyurethane fabric with specialized equipment.
After looping the yarn through the fabric, another piece of machinery cuts the ends of the loops to release the yarn and create a realistic, grass-like tip that gives artificial turf a surprisingly natural look. The next step involves applying an adhesive to the back of the fabric that adds strength and keeps the blades intact. Other proprietary steps are taken to further strengthen the product and to make it highly permeable to water. When the artificial turf is ready, it is rolled up and shipped off.
There are many types of synthetic turf, and the pros at Daniel’s Affordable Landscaping will ask you several questions to determine which one will best suit your needs. We’ll ask about foot traffic, the appearance you prefer, and the area where we’ll be installing the grass.
Golf Turf – As its name suggests, this type of artificial grass is made with golf courses in mind. It is short for a well-manicured look, and it helps golfers have a more predictable and dependable experience each and every time.
Landscaping Turf – This type of turf is made with softness, durability, and aesthetics in mind, making it ideal for commercial or residential landscaping use.
Sports Turf – This type of synthetic grass is made specifically for sports fields. It places a premium on durability and performance, but its primary objective is safety.
Pet-Friendly Turf – This kind of turf is durable and easy to clean, making it a popular choice among pet owners.
Artificial grass installation is a complex job that must be completed by professionals for attractive and long-lasting results. The incredible team at Daniel’s Affordable Landscaping will handle every step of this process, allowing you to relax and anxiously await your gorgeous new lawn.
We take the following steps when installing artificial grass:
- Prepare the base and clear the ground by removing existing vegetation and obstacles with a shovel.
- Install the weed barrier over the aggregate base, overlap seams, and secure it with anchors or nails for weed prevention and drainage purposes.
- Add gravel, crushed stone, or another aggregate to shape the surface, rake and smooth, then compact the aggregate.
- Position the artificial grass into place, trim as needed, and carefully seam edges when multiple rolls are required.
- Pull the artificial grass taut before driving landscaping anchors or nails along the perimeter.
- Spread and brush infill material (like silica sand) across the grass surface to prevent matting and weigh the material down.
Caring for artificial turf is much easier than the maintenance routine you’re probably accustomed to with your traditional lawn. Ease of maintenance is one of the top reasons our customers opt for Apple Valley synthetic turf. However, for maximum longevity and beauty, we recommend consulting your landscaping professional at Daniel’s Affordable Landscaping for a maintenance plan that suits your needs, lifestyle, and specific artificial grass product. Your expert landscaper will likely recommend some combination of the following:
Mild Stains – Act as quickly as possible to prevent lasting stains. Start by blotting up the spill with a towel or other absorbent material, then use mild detergent and water to rinse the area. If the stain is tough or starting to set in, use a 3% ammonia solution to remove the spot before thoroughly rinsing with water.
Stubborn Stains – If you encounter a difficult stain like ink, motor oil, or another dark substance, try to remove the spot with mineral spirits. Be sure to rinse as a final step.
Sticky Stains – Gum, tree sap, and other sticky substances can be frozen with refrigerant or dry ice. After the substance has hardened, scrape it off as carefully as possible.
Pet Waste Stains – If your turf has a urine stain, rinse the area with cold water. For solid waste, allow the area to dry before removal.
Routine Maintenance – On a weekly or monthly basis (depending upon weather conditions, pets or lack thereof, foot traffic, and other individual factors), remove debris like leaves or twigs from your lawn or landscaping. Rinse with water, then cross brush any high-traffic areas to prevent matting and keep the fibers upright. These steps will help protect your investment and keep your artificial grass looking beautiful.
Preventive Care – As precautionary measures, avoid smoking cigarettes or lighting fireworks on your artificial turf. Keep strong chemicals and other potentially staining or damaging liquids far away from your synthetic lawn as well.
Because of the advanced construction techniques and top-quality materials used in the artificial grass manufacturing process, drainage is a concern that is addressed mostly by design alone. We find that many homes and commercial properties don’t need any special drainage system in place to enjoy adequate drainage with artificial grass. If our landscapers do find an area of your property where we believe drainage may be an issue, we will address those concerns with proper leveling or another drainage solution before installing your artificial turf.
Artificial grass is, overall, a soft surface to land on. If we’re installing it on a playground or sports field, we’ll likely recommend shock-absorbent padding. This padding is installed by our team before we lay the grass itself, allowing you to enjoy a shock-absorbent surface that reduces the risk of injuries.
Modern artificial grass is engineered with nature in mind. It closely resembles real grass with its soft texture, varying shades of green, and natural feel underfoot.
To discuss artificial grass installation or ask our pros for advice, call Daniel’s Affordable Landscaping today at (760) 684-2025.