Synthetic Turf Lawns & Putting Greens
The use of synthetic turf lawns has grown in popularity in recent years, as synthetic turf has become more lifelike and less expensive. As the public concerns about the impact of watering and fertilizing a lawn have grown, and energy and water costs have increased, the use of synthetic turf lawns is starting to add up to a winning proposition. If you’re looking for a synthetic turf lawn for your yard, or for use as a putting green, Groundshog Lawn and Landscape does installations in Catonsville, Arbutus, Ellicott City, and Baltimore, Maryland.
What is a Synthetic Turf Lawn?
Artificial grass or synthetic turf is made up of filaments that resemble grass and are threaded through a permeable backing that allows rainwater to soak through to a drainage layer below. The drainage layer usually consists of gravel or sand, which prevents weeds and unwanted grass from growing up from below, and assists in absorbing rainwater back into the soil below.
Synthetic turf lawns come in a variety of colors and textures, to resemble Kentucky Blue Grass, Bermuda Grass or any strain you prefer. Most synthetic grass is made of nylon, polyethylene or polypropylene. Some manufacturers offer bio-based polyol made from renewable soybean plants or utilize recycled post manufacturing waste in the turf’s construction.
Benefits of a Synthetic Turf Lawn
A synthetic turf lawn is best used in smaller spaces, such as play areas, dog runs, pool surroundings, smaller lawns, rooftops or putting greens. While the initial cost of a synthetic lawn is a considerable investment, you’ll save a fortune in water and energy costs, not to mention the time or labor for maintaining a live grass lawn. Here are some of the best benefits of a synthetic turf lawn:
- Save big on water bills and fertilizer costs
- Save time from watering, mowing, weeding and fertilizing a live grass lawn
- Reduce your environmental impact by using less water, no chemical fertilizers and no carbon output from lawnmowers
- An immaculately manicured turf that stays that way year long and looks as good or better than live grass
If you just can’t get enough practice on your short game, why not install a putting green right in your own backyard? Installing a putting green is a task best left to the professionals, because no matter the quality of the turf you purchase, the installation will have a drastic impact on the end result. The surface has to be properly prepared, and the location must be carefully selected for a quality putting green. If you’re considering a putting green for your home, let us set up a consultation to evaluate your options.