Making the Switch to Sydney Synthetic Grass

Sydney synthetic grass is really finding its place in our yards, and it looks as though its on the way to becoming the future norm for front and backyards alike.

Thinking of making the switch from natural lawns? We’re here to help! Check out our reasons why this is a life changing move, as well as how to make installation and maintenance a breeze.

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Making the decision 

Why choose Sydney synthetic grass? See our list of great benefits…

Lush look all year round – Natural lawns fade when they’re not getting enough water, which can be awfully common when it comes to Australia’s long, hot and dry summers. Worry not about those dry yellow and brown patches as your sydney synthetic grass remains a gorgeous green 24/7.

Less costly – Following initial purchase, there are virtually no maintenance expenses making artificial turf exceptionally cost effective for homeowners.

Less maintenance – Since artificial turf doesn’t grow, there’s no need to mow it. Similarly, there’s no need for watering in order to keep your lawn alive. While it’s still important to clean it now and then, there’s really nothing else you need to do in terms of looking after it.

Eco-friendly – Sydney synthetic grass is not toxic. Additionally, lessen your carbon footprint with:

> Less water being required to look after your lawn

> Less greenhouse emissions due to not needing appliances to trim it

> Less contaminants & harsh chemicals – such weed killer, fertilizers and pesticides (reducing the risk of sickness and injury to humans and pets)

Convenience – Installation and maintenance are all too easy. Check this out…

 

Installing

Here’s how to lay down Sydney synthetic grass in your yard with these simple steps…

Obtain measurements – For the space you want to lay down your artificial turf. This will also help you determine how much turf you need to buy. Note that you need to choose an area that is smooth and flat.

Roll out – Starting on one border of your chosen area, roll out slowly and evenly to the other side. Initially, use a slightly longer amount of turf than what you need.

Trim turf – To size with a utility knife.

Peg down – Beginning from the edge of the turf, hammer pegs into the ground, spacing these evenly (200-300mm apart). When hammering pegs into the ends, don’t go more than halfway.

Repeat process with each roll – Chances are you’ll need more than one roll of to cover your designated space. Repeat the above for the second roll, and subsequent rolls as necessary. You can trim each of these to size after they’ve been laid down.

Cut around obstacles – You may find trees and other features of your yard in the way of a roll out. Measure the overlap and mark that distance on your turf, cutting this distance and pulling them around the obstacle. Butt the sides together and cut around border of the obstacle with your knife.

Connect turf – With adhesive joining tape on top of the turf (on folded back edges where it needs to be joined), peeling the backing paper off as you go. Making sure blades of lawn are the same direction, cut turf to size and secure edges with your hammer and pegs.

Turf protection – With white sand (raked evenly through) to protect blades from harsh UV rays, to prevent it from fading and maintain a realistic aesthetic.

 

Maintaining

While there are significantly less things you need to do to look after your Sydney synthetic grass, there are a handful of things that will help keep it in clean, tip-top shape…

Watering – Not to hydrate your lawn but to give it a good wash. Whether it’s from entertaining, kids playing in the yard or otherwise, food, drinks and other bits of rubbish will inevitably find itself in between the bristles.

Sweep – Away leaves and larger things that you don’t fancy on your Sydney synthetic grass. You can also sweep or rake blades (with a non-metallic broom) to correct them if they’ve become flattened, or you want to change their direction.

Move heavy items around – Regularly, as they can cause blades on your Sydney synthetic grass to become flattened and damaged.

Remove sharp items – As sharp edges can cut blades.