Frequent Asked Questions
Q. WHY SHOULD YOU SELECT ARTIFICIAL TURF FOR YOUR RESIDENTIAL LAWN?
Artificial turf saves precious time, environmental resources, and money in the long run. From public parks and recreations, to schools, businesses, and homes, many have been able to reap the benefits of a low maintenance yard alternative that requires no water. Though it is synthetic in nature, it looks and feels just like a natural lawn, minus allergens, pollen, and mud. It is also pet-friendly and safe for households with small children. Synthetic grass is the ideal solution to saving time, effort, money, and precious resources.
Q. HOW WELL DOES ARTIFICIAL TURF DRAIN?
Artificial turf drains quicker and more effectively than that of natural or real grass. Synthetic Grass Warehouse's turf is designed with a highly perforated and permeable backing that allows water and liquid to drain at 28 inches per hour, per square yard.
Q. HOW MUCH DOES ARTIFICIAL TURF COST?
When considering the costs of maintenance for a natural lawn, a synthetic grass lawn actually saves much more money and is less costly than many people think. Aside from being an asset that raises value to your property, synthetic grass lasts for several years, and thus saves money on monthly bills that add up, including water and gas. With an approximate return on investment within 4 years, synthetic grass continues to save households and businesses money throughout its lifespan.
Q. HOW DOES ARTIFICIAL TURF AFFECT MY PROPERTY VALUE?
Over the years, synthetic grass has increased in popularity and has thus added to the value of several properties. It is naturally beautiful, green, and well manicured throughout the entire year, regardless of the season. Since it also lowers maintenance and water costs, it is heavily sought out by many potential homebuyers and renters. Much like solar panels, any type of property feature that is eco-friendly can raise the property value. Thus, a synthetic grass yard would be considered an eco-friendly property feature. With its low maintenance and aesthetic appeal, many model homes and properties employ the use of artificial turf yards and landscapes.
Q. HOW DOES ARTIFICIAL TURF DO WITH DOGS?
A breakthrough feature of synthetic grass is the fact that it is designed to be pet-friendly in every respect. Approximately 65% of all households with synthetic grass are dog owners as well. Bay Area Turf's turf has been used in humane societies, veterinary clinics, pet hospitals, dog shows, and more. This is because of its state-of-the-art design that is safe for dogs.
Q. WHAT ABOUT MY KIDS PLAYING ON BAY AREA TURF'S ARTIFICIAL GRASS?
Children love Bay Area Turf's artificial grass because it looks and feels just like real grass, minus the dirt, grime, and mud. It is great for playgrounds and parks and can be used for many different types of playing surfaces. It is completely comfortable for children.
Q. HOW TOUGH IS ARTIFICIAL TURF REALLY?
An effective way to answer this question is to take into account the fact that artificial grass has been used on both professional and college sports fields around the nation. With its meticulous engineering and lasting materials, artificial grass is made to withstand the most rough performance and play. These athletes take tackles and hits so hard on the turf surface-not to mention their weight and force running up and down the field, play after play.
Q. WHY DOESN'T IT FADE?
Bay Area Turf's technologically sound turf is manufactured with very high grade UV-inhibitors and color stabalizers in the master batch. There are no surface coatings. Color and all anti fade components are all the way through each fiber.
Q. WHAT KIND OF MAINTENANCE DOES IT REQUIRE?
Maintenance is minimal for artificial turf. Picking up loose objects and materials regularly helps turf to keep its manicured aesthetic. Rinse periodically and treat it as you would grass - you can rake it or use a leaf blower. A stiff hard-bristled brush can be used regularly to brush the blades of turf, keeping it upright. If needed down the road it can be professionally groomed by BAY AREA TURF.
Q. THERE ARE SEVERAL COMPANIES SELLING ARTIFICIAL TURF, WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE BAY AREA TURF?
It's quite simple-Bay Area Turf has the best synthetic grass on the market today. From the latest technology, impressive customer service, and quality materials, Our products alone set us apart, but for us, that's not enough. We offer a 15-year warranty and believe in strong customer service to accompany our superior products.
Q. DOES THE GRASS GET HOT?
Absolutely NOT! It's all about quality control!!! Yes it does in direct sunlight in temperatures above 80 or 90 degrees, similar to concrete patios and decks. However with a light mist from the hose it will cool instantly.
Q. HOW MUCH WATER CAN YOU SAVE IN A YEAR WITH SYNTHETIC TURF?
Synthetic grass helps to save approximately 70% of your household water costs each month. With 70% of your bill going towards landscaping, synthetic grass requires no water helping you to add up your savings month after month, and year after year with the installation of a synthetic grass yard. Many water companies can fluctuate or increase rates by 50%. With synthetic grass, your water bill will be noticeably lower. Approximately 36,000 gallons of water a year are used by a single household. Just think-if 80% of that can be saved, you are saving almost 29,000 gallons of water a year. With a strong need for conservation, your household can contribute to conserving such a precious resource by adopting a synthetic grass lawn.