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How to Get Rid of Weeds Using Artificial Grass

July 28, 2017

Wanting your lawn to look great is one thing. Reaching that goal is something else entirely. It’s hard to make a grass lawn look good when it’s plagued by weeds. It’s so much easier to get rid of weeds using artificial grass from Watersavers Turf. Weeds often thrive in a lawn’s bare spots. If you want to know how to get rid of weeds using artificial grass, keep this in mind: with a fake lawn, there are no bare spots in the first place. True, some small weeds can grow near or through it, but pulling out the random weed isn’t too hard. Once you understand how to get rid of weeds using artificial grass, you’ll appreciate the benefits of this surface option even more.

With a real grass lawn, keeping weeds from growing is a complex process. You need to pull those that do grow as soon as you spot them. You also need to be sure you’ve removed the roots, so they don’t grow back. This alone is very cumbersome and tiring. You may need to apply weed killer too. As well as being unhealthy, this adds yet another expense to your lawn care costs.

A fake lawn requires much less effort. When it comes to preventing weed growth, the layers of turf do most of the work for you. That’s because weeds have trouble growing through all the installation layers. All you need to do is keep an eye out for any that have managed to wiggle their way through and pull them out. With help from a professional contractor, you can be

assured that the proper layers have been installed, so weeds rarely show up on your property. When you purchase synthetic grass from Watersavers Turf, we can refer you to a turf installer.

How to Stop Weeds from Growing in Artificial Grass

Want to know how to stop weeds from growing in your artificial grass? The layers beneath the synthetic turf and the turf itself prevent most weeds from reaching the surface. As for the seeds that land on top of your faux lawn, they can’t grow because there is no access to nutrition. You can see and learn how to stop weeds from growing in artificial grass by reading our online DIY installation guide. The more you learn about how to stop weeds from growing in artificial grass, the more you’ll realize that doing so is fairly easy.

Installing Synthetic Grass Will Help Prevent Weeds

The first layer when installing synthetic grass will help prevent weeds. This layer is called the infill. This goes on top of the turf. The next layer is a barrier called landscaping material aka weed barrier. It blocks any weeds left in the soil from growing up through the turf. The barrier also prevents any seeds that land on the turf from reaching the soil. It’s porous enough to keep water flowing through the irrigation system, but strong enough to keep weeds at bay.

Excavating deep enough when installing synthetic grass will help prevent weeds by allowing for more layers. It’s not a good idea to install turf right over the first layer of soil on a lawn. Pro contractors excavate several inches into the soil and add decomposed granite or “path fines” under the weed barrier. Then under the decomposed granite, they add three inches of base rock. All these layers keep weeds from growing up towards the surface.

Also, if the backing of the artificial lawn is woven tight enough, it is difficult for weeds to grow through it.

Benefits of a Weed-Free Garden Using Artificial Grass

It’s easy to imagine the benefits of a weed-free garden using artificial grass. Obviously, you won’t have to spend as much time pulling weeds. This means you can devote more time and effort to grow your favorite plants. There are also health benefits of a weed-free garden using artificial grass. Do you have allergies? Now you can now have a dream garden while avoiding your allergy triggers. This boosts your comfort and well-being. Further pros of a weed-free garden using artificial grass include one that many people give up on: being able to truly realize your landscape design goals.

You probably have an idea of what your dream garden would look like. Don’t assume that there’s no way to bring it to life. When you have synthetic turf grass, there are no constant lawn care costs. You save time and money not having to pull all those weeds.

Once you do away with that task, you’re free to indulge yourself. You can install a garden path, an outdoor lounge area, or a decorative fixture to give your lawn a focal point. Instead of focusing on keeping weeds from growing, you’ll focus on bringing your dream garden to life.

If you own a commercial property, you’ll also potentially save a lot of money. Right now, you may need to hire someone to stay on top of lawn care tasks. Paying someone to mow, water, and pull weeds from your lawn is an expense you don’t need to keep paying. Replace your current lawn with a fake lawn instead. The money spent on landscaping can be directed towards other pursuits. Maybe you’ll expand a department. Perhaps you’ll invest in more ads. Either way, you won’t be wasting company funds on lawn upkeep. Best of all, your property will always look bright and be inviting for guests.

Want to learn more about swapping out your grass lawn with our products? At Watersavers Turf, we’re happy to help. Call us at 844-974-8873 with your questions. We also offer free estimates online.

Again, if you need a contractor to install your turf, we’ll refer one. We even host free classes teaching the process. With our help, weeds will be a thing of the past.

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