An artificial lawn looks fantastic when it’s first laid and will last for years with very little or no maintenance. That’s one of the reasons it has become so popular in recent years. This is especially true in hot cities where you can keep the grass watered in the summer months. Instead of having a burnt brown patch where your grass should be, artificial grass gives you green grass all year round. Unfortunately, like most things, artificial grass ages, and fades. It should last between 10-15 years, when it reaches this age the fading will start to become much more noticeable, the edges may start to fray, seams may even show. More annoying will be the aroma. Bacteria, water, and often pet urine, will have built up in specific areas of your grass.
After 10-15 years they’ll start to noticeably smell and you may even see the evidence of frequent use by your pets. You’ll also notice that the regular brush which helps the grass to rebound is no longer effective. Whether you’re selling your home or just want it to look it’s best, you need to do something about your artificial grass. This is the time to contact a specialist in synthetic grass Sydney to discuss your options, there are several.
The most obvious choice is to rip up the old grass and replace it. This is fairly straightforward although the condition of the soil underneath will dictate how much work is involved in laying new artificial grass. If it’s still level and weed-free a quick rollover with the garden roller should suffice. However, if it’s not smooth or weeds are starting to appear you’ll need to complete the entire laying procedure again.
One important point to make is that old artificial grass doesn’t need to be taken to the landfill site. Most artificial turfs can be recycled. It can be cleaned and separated to create t-shirts, tote bags, and even top dressing for real grass! You can also check with your local council to see if any turf is needed in the area. It’s commonly used in parks and second-hand turf is preferably for many councils and applications. You may be surprised at how many councils will take your old grass or even pay you for it!
If you need to keep the cost down you may want to consider replacing sections of your artificial grass. You will need to be able to match the color in order for the area to continue to look good. But, this can be a cost-saving approach that still gives you the benefits of artificial grass.
You should also take a few moments to consider whether artificial grass is still the best option for you. It can be replaced with real grass, decking, or a patio. The reason for installing artificial grass in the first place may no longer exist, take a moment to consider that before you order your replacement artificial grass.