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How Long Does Artificial Turf Last?

Artificial turf lasts on average about 8-10 years. Even though the warranty on artificial grass is often 15 years or a lifetime. Most materials will get dirty faster than deteriorate. Hear some tips to keep your new synthetic lawn looking like new longer! 

Artificial Grass Recycling

A critical factor is the amount of traffic the turf experiences. Sun exposure will play a role in the integrity of the material over time as well. Also, regular cleanings and consistent maintenance will lengthen the lifespan of your turf.

Know Your artificial grass Warranty

Warranties on residential projects last around 15 years on average. The artificial grass warranty typically covers two things, the first being color fading. Over time, your lawn may slowly fade in color. This can be caused by years of direct sunlight on your lawn. The second thing that the warranty covers is the backing on the artificial grass material. It can wear down over time, especially when there's not enough cleaning and maintenance. These warranties, however, typically only cover artificial turf defects, not issues brought on by weathering.

1. Does the warranty for artificial grass cover weathering issues?

No, the warranty for artificial grass typically does not cover issues brought on by weathering. These warranties generally only cover artificial turf defects, such as color fading and wear on the backing of the material.

2. What are the specific issues covered by the warranty for artificial grass?

The warranty for artificial grass covers color fading over time, which can be a result of prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. It also covers premature wear and tear. However, it's important to note that these warranties generally only cover artificial turf defects and not issues caused by weathering or use.

3. How long does the warranty for artificial grass last?

The warranty for artificial grass is typically between 8-15 years, but keep in mind this changes depending on the supplier. Sometimes, warranties will also prorate over time and the coverage lessens as the years pass. 

Lengthen The Life Of Your artificial Turf

Consistent Turf Cleaning

In our experience with repairs and reinstallation, clients typically begin wanting a replacement after around 8 years if they aren't regularly upkeeping the area. Without consistent cleaning, the areas become so unkempt that reinstalling is easier than fixing the old turf. Also, without occasional brushing, the grass blades can begin to mat down from foot traffic over time. 

Professional Artificial Grass Maintenance

Another way to ensure the life of your turf isn't shortened is by allowing our professional crew to clean and brush your lawn once a year. Even if it's been years since you've had your artificial lawn worked on, we can still come out and take preventative measures before any more damage occurs. We'll service the turf by brushing through the blades then add more sand infill to keep the blades upright. The infill we add will also cover the damaged part of the blade, helping to prevent further disfiguring. 

professionally brushing turf system after installation

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What does minimal maintenance entail?

To keep your artificial grass in pristine condition, minimal maintenance is key. This involves regular cleaning to rid the surface of debris and pet waste. Additionally, occasional rinsing and brushing of the artificial grass will help maintain its good condition. By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your lawn remains beautiful and long-lasting.

2. How can the discoloration caused by pet waste be resolved?

To eliminate any discoloration caused by pet waste, it is essential to promptly clean and remove the waste from the artificial grass. Afterwards, rinse the area with water to prevent any potential staining or discoloration from occurring.

3. How can the noticeable separation near the seams be resolved?

The noticeable separation near the seams can be resolved by conducting regular maintenance, which may involve re-seaming or repairing the affected areas. To avoid visible seams, connect the pieces in a zipper shape to create an illusion to the eye. 

4. What are some potential issues that can arise with artificial grass?

An extremely high volume of activity near the seams may possibly result in noticeable separation or ruptures, and pet waste that is not properly cleaned and sanitized could cause discoloration and odor to occur. Also, if the base is not properly prepped and compacted, dips and bumps may occur over time resulting in an uneven surface. 

We regularly research and update our product list as the industry expands to ensure we're working with only top-quality products. However, even the best grass materials will suffer over time with no upkeep. The best way to make sure your lawn withstands over time is to clean the surface with water and a natural cleaning agent regularly and occasionally brush the surface. 

For help with a professional cleaning or repair, don't hesitate to reach out! To learn more about installing artificial turf on your lawn, request a free estimate today!

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