FAQ’s About Artificial Grass Perth

Artificial Grass Perth FAQ

Here is a fast FAQ section to help you with the most frequently asked artificial grass Perth questions. If you have more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Hugh on (08) 7444 4848. You can also use the contact form in the side bar, or email: hugh@syntheticgrasswa.com.au for a Free Quote for your synthetic grass garden needs.

Q. Where can artificial lawn be installed in Perth?

Laying artificial grass can be done almost anywhere; even in Perth where the sun shines most of the year.

It can be glued to cleaned concrete, pavers, tiles and over removed grass. As long as  your drainage is appropriate and you are installing a good quality lawn, installation is relatively straight forward and easy.

Q. How long does artificial grass last in Perth?

Our high quality artificial grass should last, under normal Perth weather conditions, approximately 15-20 years.

We use high quality Australian artificial turf; this synthetic grass has good longevity and is a worthwhile home investment.

We have tested and found the high quality Australian artificial turf we use, lasts longer and performs better than the cheapest artificial grass imported lawns often used by other grass installers.

Q. Does artificial lawn get hot in Perth Summers?

On very hot days, your artificial lawn, like sand, absorbs heat.

But artificial turf doesn’t hold the heat like bricks, so as soon as the temperature cools, so does your synthetic turf.

You can accelerate the process by hosing down your synthetic lawn with cold water.

Q. Is artificial turf pet-friendly?

Your pets can enjoy your artificial lawn, like natural lawn, except:

  1. Pet droppings should be removed regularly. Pets cannot dig holes in your lawn to dispose of their droppings, you this is a job to be done by you. 
  2. Pet urine should be hosed off artificial grass on a regular basis. In particular, dog urine can smell, especially during summer, when it becomes very hot. If you sprinkle a small amount of soda bi-carbonate into your dogs drinking water, this helps eliminate smells from their urine.

Remember, properly installed synthetic lawn is resilient and taut; that means your pets cannot dig holes in it and pet droppings will sit on top of your synthetic turf.

Q. What maintenance is required of artificial lawn?

Once the installation of artificial grass is complete, there is little maintenance to keep your imitation grass looking fresh and new.

Follow these simple steps below:

  1. Remove garden leaves with a blower vac, plastic rake or garden broom.
  2. Remove pet droppings regularly to avoid pet smells.
  3. Brush imitation grass fibres with a strong bristled garden broom from time to time. This helps straighten any flattened fibres.
  4. Hose down your synthetic grass from time to time to remove dust build up and any pet urine smells.

 

Q. Does synthetic lawn need sand infill?

In 99% of cases the answer is ‘Yes’.

  1. Using the correct amount of silica sand keeps synthetic yarn vertical.
  2. It also creates less ‘fake lawn’ shine so your synthetic grass looks fresh and natural.
  3. Sand infill prevents the synthetic lawn from moving of lifting or being stolen.
  4. Sand infill protects the artificial lawn backing from damaging UV rays.

 

Q. Are synthetic lawns fade-resistant?

We use high quality Australian artificial grass in Perth against our harsh summer heat.

Our artificial lawns are fade-resistant and guaranteed against fading for 7 years.

Q. Is artificial grass flammable?

While our high quality artificial lawns are fire resistant, direct intense heat, such as a lit cigarette could destroy fibres.

Where possible, keep direct intense heat away from artificial turf.

Q. What happens to water on my artificial turf?

The backing on artificial grass has generous drainage, acting like water on real grass.

Q. Does synthetic grass need a border or edge?

For the best results, a border or edge is recommended when installing artificial grass.

A border or edge stops your artificial lawn from moving or lifting and changing shape and keeps the lawn secure and in place.

You can select from a variety of borders including popular borders such as here are bricks, treated pine, kerbing or limestone.

Q. Can I drive or park a vehicle on artificial grass?

Driving or parking on artificial grass, like natural grass, can cause degradation.

However, if the installed grass area has been suitably excavated, and has the right amount of road base, driving or parking on the lawn is possible without causing holes or shifting the sand infill underneath.

Remember to sweep the area with a stiff broom, to lift any flattened fibres.

Q. What are synthetic lawn fibres made of?

  1. Synthetic lawn yarn is constructed from of a mix of polypropylene and polyethylene. 
  2. It has a backing to protect and keep it place. This backing is a double layer of polypropylene and ultra-bonding strength latex.

 

Q.  Is synthetic lawn is lead free and heavy metal free?

A significant reason for using high quality Australian artificial grass is that it is lead free and heavy metal free and totally safe for children, pets and adults.

Contact us today for a free consultation on (08) 7444 4848. You can also use the contact form in the side bar, or email: hugh@syntheticgrasswa.com.au