Since 2004, Daniel’s Affordable Landscaping has been a fixture in the Oak Hills community. Our trusted, well-established landscaping and concrete company thinks it’s important to be locally-operated and locally-owned because we find supporting your local community to be a big part of living in a wonderful and special community like Oak Hills. We have an outstanding reputation that frequently precedes us due to our enduring commitment to providing superior customer service. You can also be confident that you will receive the highest quality workmanship and service because we are completely insured, licensed, and bonded. We only hire the most dependable, professional, and trustworthy individuals because we want nothing less for our treasured customers. Give us a call today to schedule a free estimate, and you’ll quickly realize why our loyal customers have helped us become the premier local landscaping and cement contractor in the Oak Hills area.
Many of the same questions are regularly asked by people who call Daniel’s Affordable Landscaping to get a greater understanding about artificial turf. We’ve discussed some of the most common questions below to help you decide whether or not this landscaping choice is best for you.
Versatility is among the many benefits associated with synthetic grass. You probably already know that artificial grass can be installed outdoors, but you might not recognize the practicality of using indoor artificial turf to transform living spaces. If you’re thinking about having fake grass in Oak Hills installed, consider just how lovely the following areas can be with the help of Daniel’s Affordable Landscaping:
Terraces, Balconies, and Other Unique Areas
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Artificial grass today is designed to be as similar to nature as can be. With its soft texture, natural feel underfoot, and varied shades of green, it resembles genuine grass closely.
Overall, artificial grass offers a soft landing surface. If we’re installing it on a playground or sports field, we’ll likely recommend shock-absorbent padding. Our staff installs this cushioning before we lay the grass, providing you with a shock-absorbent surface that decreases the chance of injury.
Artificial turf maintenance is far simpler than the routine you’re undoubtedly used to enduring with your real lawn. One of the main reasons our customers choose Oak Hills synthetic turf is the ease of upkeep. However, for optimal lifespan and attractiveness, we recommend meeting with a landscaping specialist at Daniel’s Affordable Landscaping to develop a maintenance plan that is tailored to your specific artificial grass product, your lifestyle, and your needs. Your skilled landscaper will most likely suggest a combination of the following:
Stubborn Stains – For tough stains like motor oil, ink, or other difficult, dark substances, use mineral spirits to attempt removal. Don’t forget to rinse.
Pet Waste Stains – For urine stains on turf, simply use cold water to rinse. IFor solid waste, allow the area to dry before removal.
Preventive Care – You should avoid smoking or lighting fireworks on your artificial grass for safety reasons. Keep any potentially staining or damaging liquids or powerful chemicals away from your lawn.
Sticky Stains – Sticky stains, such as gum or tree sap, should be frozen using dry ice or a refrigerant. Once the substance has solidified, slowly peel it away.
Routine Maintenance – Based upon factors like foot traffic, presence of pets, and weather conditions, remove twigs, leaves, and other debris on a weekly or monthly basis. Use water to rinse the grass, then prevent matting and make the grass fibers stand upright by cross brushing high-traffic areas. With these steps, you can prolong your investment and keep your lawn looking gorgeous.
Mild Stains – Act as soon as possible to avoid permanent stains. Begin by blotting the spill with a towel or another absorbent material, then rinse the area with mild soap and water. If the stain is tough or starting to set in, use a 3% ammonia solution to remove the spot before thoroughly rinsing with water.
Artificial turf has two primary components – strands of “grass” and a backing fabric that the “blades” are attached to. Using top-quality plastic pellets made of materials like nylon, polyethylene, or polypropylene, manufacturers begin by melting the plastic, coloring it green (as it starts off white), and shaping it into long blades of grass that look surprisingly realistic. These grass strands are stretched, spooled, and spun into yarn before being sewed into a massive sheet of latex or polyurethane cloth using special machinery.
After the yarn is looped through the fabric, another machine releases the yarn by cutting the ends of the loops, giving the product a grass-like tip that lends a shockingly realistic quality. Next, an adhesive is applied over the fabric backing to keep the blades in place and ensure strength. Manufacturers take other patented steps to make the product highly water-permeable and strong. Once all steps are completed, the artificial turf is rolled and shipped.
Drainage is a challenge that is generally solved by design due to the modern building processes and high-quality materials utilized in the artificial grass manufacturing process. Many residences and commercial sites do not require any particular drainage system to benefit from adequate drainage with artificial grass. If our landscapers discover a drainage problem on your site, we will remedy it with appropriate leveling or another drainage solution before placing your artificial turf.
Many different varieties of artificial turf exist, so the expert team at Daniel’s Affordable Landscaping will help you choose the right product by asking you a series of questions. We’ll ask about foot traffic, the appearance you prefer, and the area where we’ll be installing the grass.
Golf Turf – As the name suggests, this type of artificial turf is intended for use on golf courses. Its short style makes it appear well-kept, and players appreciate that they may enjoy a predictable, consistent experience each time they tee off.
Pet-Friendly Turf – This type of turf is well-liked by pet parents because it is easy to clean and incredibly durable.
Sports Turf – This sort of synthetic grass is specifically designed for athletic fields. It prioritizes performance and durability, but its primary goal is safety.
Landscaping Turf – Artificial grass is created with softness, visual appeal, and durability in mind, making it ideal for both commercial and residential landscaping.
Synthetic grass is popular among our landscaping customers for a multitude of reasons. They enjoy the fact that it is:
Pet-Friendly – If your pet has allergy symptoms like eye irritation, sneezing, scratching, or itching, synthetic turf can be a great solution. Because there is no mud for dogs to play in, artificial grass for pets is a popular choice for pet owners who value cleanliness. 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.
Durability – Artificial grass is designed to endure foot traffic as well as all kinds of weather, including wind, rain, and snow. Its non-slip surface is extremely fade- and wear-resistant, and it even offers UV protection.
Year-Round Greenery – While natural grass dies (often in unsightly patches) throughout certain seasons, your Oak Hills synthetic grass will remain evergreen under all weather conditions! When you have the greenest and loveliest lawn in town, you will be the envy of all your neighbors.
Cost Savings – When you opt for an artificial lawn instead of a traditional one, you can cut costs on mowing and associated expenses (such as gasoline), water, landscaping, and beyond. Some individuals are deterred by the up-front cost, many customers agree that the cost is actually quite reasonable when they take the years (or even decades) of enjoyment into account.
Allergen-Free – As they spend worry-free time outside, dogs and humans with allergies will noticeably reduce their allergy symptoms.
Longevity – You will be able to appreciate your synthetic lawn for 15, 20, or even 25 years when you combine skilled installation by the specialists at Daniel’s Affordable Landscaping with one of our high-quality products and a properly developed maintenance program. Simply ask your landscaping professional for assistance in developing a maintenance schedule.
Eco-Friendly – Your artificial lawn can help you minimize your environmental impact by conserving water, circumventing the pollution caused by lawn mowers, and avoiding the use of harsh fertilizers or weed control chemicals.
Low-Maintenance – Live grass demands a great deal of maintenance, such as watering, weed control, manicuring, mowing, and beyond. With fake grass, you should simply rinse and brush regularly, remove pet waste as quickly as possible, and spot clean as needed. If you stick to a comprehensive artificial turf maintenance regimen, you should be able to enjoy your investment for a period of 15 to 25 years.
You want your artificial grass to be long-lasting and gorgeous, which is why this difficult task should only be handled by professionals. Daniel’s Affordable Landscaping’s outstanding crew is here to manage every little detail, so you can relax while you wait for your lovely new grass to be installed.
We take the following steps when installing artificial grass:
- Clear the ground and prepare the base by removing vegetation and impediments using a shovel.
- A weed barrier is installed atop the aggregate base, seams are overlapped, and nails or anchors are used to secure it for the purposes of drainage and weed prevention.
- To form the surface, an aggregate (like gravel or crushed stone) is installed. The material is then leveled, raked, and compacted.
- Situate the artificial grass into place, cut as needed, and seam edges carefully when installing more than one roll.
- Pull the artificial grass taut before driving landscaping anchors or nails along the perimeter.
- Spread infill material (such as silica sand) around the surface of the grass, then brush to weigh the material down and avoid matting.
To discuss artificial grass installation or ask our pros for advice, call Daniel’s Affordable Landscaping today at (760) 684-2025.