Being a homeowner is fantastically rewarding. You get to take something and make it your own, from the paint colors and the furniture right down to the grass in your backyard.
But a lawn can be a lot of work, especially in the summer months when heat (especially the Texas variety) sucks the energy out of even the most dedicated gardener. The answer to your yardwork frustrations may be to buy artificial grass.
Why Buy Artificial Grass
It’s the sort of thing you see on football fields and the occasional next-generation golf course. But you can install artificial grass in your own yard. In fact, it’s become increasingly easy to find information on synthetic grass and its installation as it becomes more popular with homeowners.
With so much information out there, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Here are a few common mistakes you should avoid if you’re planning to install artificial grass.
1. The DIY Project
Though it seems there are do-it-yourself tutorials around every corner, synthetic grass installation isn’t a project for the enthusiastic amateur. This job is one best left to the professionals.
Installation techniques and materials vary depending on your region and individual use. A professional installer will consider seasonal temperatures, the usual weather, and even the presence of pets in your household when putting together your installation plan.
2. The Bargain Buy
Like so many things in life, you really do get what you pay for with artificial grass. While a less expensive option may look great at first, it will wear more quickly than a better quality but more costly option. You may even see the synthetic grass begin to fade in color or fall apart.
Think of it as the DVD you buy from the secondhand store versus the one you get brand-new from Target. It’s the same movie, but that secondhand version may have a scratch on it that causes the film to skip during your favorite scene. The first couple of times, you may shrug it off as the consequence of a bargain buy, but after that it just gets annoying — and you’ll have to get a new copy anyway.
3. The One-Stop Shop
You’re putting down artificial grass! You’ll never have to mow your lawn again. Luxuriate in that for a moment.
But don’t install your synthetic lawn and then call it a day. Indulge in your new freedom by playing with your landscaping a little. Work with your installer to create areas where you can plant easy-to-maintain shrubbery or new trees to complement your low-maintenance lawn.
Experience the Great Outdoors on Your Doorstep
When you buy artificial grass, you’re opening up all sorts of free time you might have once spent mowing and watering and weeding. Fill the hours with a backyard barbecue or a game of lawn bowling. Show off your new yard to all the neighbors!
If you’re ready to install your very own synthetic grass front lawn or backyard, we’re here to help. Contact us for everything you ever wanted to know about fake grass.