Any home becomes more beautiful when it has a garden whether in the front yard or backyard. It’s one area that promotes a relaxing atmosphere owing to the existing greenery and colorful flowers. But if you think that having one can be costly to maintain particularly if you have a wide expanse of lawn or garden, you may have to think again.
The solution to your maintenance problem is synthetic grass. Using the artificial grass or turf as what it is also called is a popular choice today among many homeowners who want to do away with the watering, weeding and lawn mowing tasks. It will help you save on maintenance cost moving forward and enjoy other benefits.
With faux grass, it means you can have a healthy, green lawn and garden all year round. No need to worry about the climate in your location as the grass will stay glued to the ground rain or shine. You can then focus on nurturing your flowers to keep them in good condition.
If you’re considering using synthetic grass for your home, the first thing you have to do is to measure the area. List down the measurements to make sure they’re the right ones then order them online or buy from hardware and home improvement stores. Normally, the average price is around $12 for every square foot. You may visit the Global Synthetic Grass website for more information.
Next, prepare the ground by removing old sod. Use a sod cutter in areas where old grass used to grow.
Before you lay down the grass, put some crushed rocks first above the soil and level them. This step is to allow moisture to be absorbed and it will also serve as drainage.
When you have your artificial grass ready, lay them out and cut the edges when necessary to fit it to the area. You can use a knife or a cutter whichever is readily available.
The final step is to secure the grass to the ground. Use a nail and hammer to do this. Ideally, you should nail the grass at least every 8 inches and along the edges only. To avoid the appearance of seams, pull the grass and nail the edges.
For the finishing touch, get a large bristled brush and brush the grass to allow it to stand up. The put some silica sand on the grass to make it all look natural.
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About the guest author:
Joel Hunter is a certified specialist of fake grass for both domestic and commercial use in Perth, Australia. You can visit the Global Synthetic Grass website for more information.