Below we’ll discuss the details of artificial turf (a.k.a fake grass, turf, synthetic turf, astro turf…etc.) and we’ll talk about the process of installing turf, costs and some benefits. From the base below turf, to installation and top fill materials, this will give you a great overall understanding of what it looks like to actually install the turf material.
What exactly IS artificial turf?
Artificial turf is made of colored plastic strands which are weaved through a tarp-like backing material. Each strand is secured in place on a large backing mat, sewing-like process toweave each of the fibers into the backing mat. A second and very important component to turf is what’s called “infill material” – material applied on top of the turf mat – which helps to add weight and minimizes any shifting after the material is laid down.
Artificial grass installation can be pretty simple or rather complicated, depending on the conditions of the desired location. f the area is sloped, it might need to be landscaped to create a mostly flat area, particularly if you plan on installing putting green. Artificial turf can be applied on most slopes, but not all, due to the imminent threat of erosion. If your yard is sloped, there are many landscaping options to make a sloped yard work – especially if you’re willing to get creative!