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What to Put Under Artificial Grass

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February 17, 2023

Last Updated on February 17, 2023

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You may be not aware of this but did you know that 34.99% of the US is suffering from drought? And this will continue to worsen as climate change becomes a more pressing problem in the following years. But with that comes a novel and eco-friendly solution for promoting sustainability: synthetic grass. If you're curious to find out more about this, you must first be wondering, "what do you even put under artificial turf?"

Artificial Grass Solutions is your artificial turf expert that has all the answers you need if you're a new synthetic turf owner or perhaps would be installing artificial grass soon. Keep on reading below to find out more information.
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Artificial Turf Base Options

There are many pros and cons of artificial greens but for this section, we'll touch base on artificial turf and what goes beneath it.

The most common types of artificial turf bases are sand and rubber infill. Sand is used as an infill because it is easy to install, affordable, and has good drainage properties. However, it does not offer much cushioning underfoot and can be quite hard on joints if used regularly.

Rubber infill is more expensive but offers better shock absorption and cushioning while also increasing traction on wet surfaces like those found at sports fields or playgrounds.

You can also choose between different types of sand or rubber infills based on their coloration or texture (a textured surface will help prevent weeds from growing through cracks in the material).

If you're looking for something that will blend seamlessly into existing landscapes then consider using a colored sand infill that comes in shades such as browns, greens, and blues so they can be mixed with existing soil colors without standing out too much against natural surroundings.

Geotextile Paper or Mesh Weed Barrier Base For Artificial Grass

Geotextile paper or mesh weed barrier base is a type of fabric that can be used as a base for artificial turf. The purpose of this fabric is to keep weed or other elements out of the artificial turf. It is also important to ensure that the foundation of your fake turf installation is as level as possible (especially on existing concrete,) so it doesn't slope or sink in one spot.

It is made from polypropylene or polyester and can also be made from polyethylene, although this isn't as common.

Crushed Aggregate or Gravel for Artificial Grass Base

Crushed aggregate or gravel is also a great base and artificial grass infill for faux turf. The material is easy to walk on, and it allows water to drain through the system without pooling from the installation area. The gravel also provides traction for those who want to do sports on their lawn.

The crushed aggregate acts as a cushion between the fake turf and the ground's hard surface beneath it so that you don't feel any stones or roots when you walk over them. This means you can enjoy your new lawn even if there are rocks or roots in your yard!

If you're considering this material either for residential or commercial applications, you can check the cost calculator to find out if this may work well with your proposed turf installations.

Synthetic Grass Base Drainage

Synthetic turf base drainage is the process of creating a system of drainage pipes beneath the fake turf to prevent water from pooling. It's important in turf installations because it keeps the lawn from becoming soggy, which can lead to mold, mildew, and other problems.

It's one of the many considerations too when deciding on types of pet fake turf, for example, if you're planning artificial grass installation for your pets to avoid unwanted odors caused by pet waste.

Can Artificial Grass Solutions Assist with Your Installation?

Artificial Grass Solutions is your perfect faux turf partner to help you find the best artificial turf and install artificial grass, whether for a commercial or residential setting. Our fake turf specialists will guide you with proper care and maintenance and will also ensure that your entire area is well-covered with all the elements installed correctly, ensuring safety at all times.

Our company partners with the country's most trusted suppliers using only high-quality materials installed properly from start to finish. We also offer a wide array of green types that emulate your desired "real grass" for your space.

Message us today to find out more about our services and to guide you about everything you need to know before planning to install a new faux green system.

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