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Making the Switch to Artificial Grass

Having a lush, green lawn offers many benefits—it looks beautiful, it’s perfect for playing games and relaxing on, and it feels soft underfoot. However, keeping your grass healthy and maintained can take a lot of work—and in Arizona, it also takes a lot of water. If you’ve been contemplating making the switch to artificial grass, right now is the perfect time to do it. Continue reading to find out more about converting your lawn to artificial grass.

The Benefits of Switching to Artificial Grass

One of the top advantages of synthetic grass over live grass is how much easier it is to take care of. You won’t have to worry about seeding, fertilizing, mowing, and watering throughout the year, so you’ll get to spend more time relaxing in your yard rather than caring for it. In addition, you won’t have to worry about your grass becoming unsightly and brown in winter, or struggling to stay lush during the hot summer. Instead, your artificial lawn will always look great, no matter the season. You’ll also be able to conserve water—which is crucial when living in a desert—and enjoy lower water bills each month.

The Process of Switching to Artificial Grass

If you will be replacing live grass with artificial grass, the first step will be to apply an herbicide to kill the existing grass. Your landscape design company can perform this task for you. Once the lawn has died off, your landscapers will remove it and prepare the area for artificial grass installation. First, the ground will be leveled to eliminate any bumps or dips that could affect your new synthetic lawn. Next, the artificial grass will be rolled out onto the ground, secured in place, and trimmed to fit the space. For a polished look, ask your landscape designer about adding a stone border to the edges of your artificial lawn.

The Maintenance Needed for Artificial Grass

Unlike traditional lawns, your new artificial grass will be very easy to maintain. Rinsing down your synthetic lawn once a week will keep it clean and ready to enjoy. You should also rake your grass periodically to remove debris and help the grass fibers stand up. If you have pets, be sure to remove solid waste right away and use an enzyme cleaner to keep your artificial grass odor-free.

Are you ready to make the switch to artificial grass? Santa Rita Landscaping is ready to help! Late summer is the perfect time to start the installation process, so don’t hesitate to give our landscape company in Tucson a call at (520) 623-0421.

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