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What is Synthetic Grass Made From?

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Artificial grasses are produced to look like real grass. They have a similar texture and appearance to real grass but cost a lot more than regular grass. Synthetic grass is made from synthetic fibers that are produced to resemble the look of actual real grass. It has become quite popular in recent years as well as technically advanced. Most of us have seen artificial grasses in our yards and know that they look similar to real grass, but the difference in price is often more than you can afford to spend (or the cost makes sense for you).

While artificial grass is low maintenance, it does cost more to install.  However, you won’t have to worry about the maintenance or pulling out weeds.  You don’t have to worry about watering and fertilizing.  Once you have your synthetic grass planted, you never have to worry about any of that again.  You can sell the lawnmower, cancel the lawn services and enjoy amazing-looking grass year around.

Synthetic Grass for Residential Homes

You probably have seen artificial grass in sporting events and arenas. Artificial grass is a much more eco-friendly choice than real grass, which is a lot less environmentally friendly. You don’t have to pollute the air when mowing or use up precious water to water it. It simply looks great without any maintenance.

The artificial grass of today looks great. However, producing artificial grass goes back to the 1960s. What was produced then, is not the same as what we have now. There are not only a number of different artificial grass products but also a number of different manufacturers. The grass being used in arenas and stadiums is different from the grass that we would install in a residential place. It is also being used as an alternative to real grass in golf courses. It is being used in artificial sports parks, such as miniature golf courses. In the United States, there are no laws against artificial grass use.  Commercial places use artificial grass to save on costs. While it is more costly upfront, it has zero maintenance costs, which is appealing to many business owners.

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If you have any questions about artificial grass, feel free to contact us for your free consultation. We can help you determine if the artificial grass is right for your property.  We can go over your expectations and the traffic that your artificial grass will get to determine which type would be best.

Most artificial grasses are made from one or a combination of three types of resins:

  • Polypropylene
  • Polyethylene
  • Nylon

When you are done with your artificial grass it can even be recycled in many cases.  Polyethylene is the plastic that is used to make bottles, plastic bags, and such. It can be melted down and colored in just about any color.  It is durable and has UV protection.  Extruded nylon is what is used to make the more realistic-looking artificial grass.  The thatch layer is typically made from polypropylene.  This is the layer that will also give it that real look as well as give it the spring it needs for use.

The pet all-purpose nylon is made from high-strength nylon fiber.  It is very durable and will last a long time.

There are other kinds of synthetic grass but the above are the most commonly used and the most popular.  There is also artificial sisal, artificial flocked grass, and artificial fur grass.  They all use the same type of materials.

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