Artificial turf is manufactured synthetic grass, made in various types and styles to look like different species of grass. With advances in manufacturing technology, today’s artificial turf can be almost indistinguishable from real grass.
It’s no surprise this option is gaining in popularity: turf always looks perfect, it doesn’t require a sprinkler system or use of chemicals, and your grass will look immaculate with no mowing, weeding, fertilizing, or watering.
Because it’s made of plastic, however, and without the cooling effects of natural grass, artificial turf does tend to get hot, and it’s generally more expensive up front.
The artificial grass installation process is quite simple but does require a bit of advance prep work where irrigation and electrical lines are involved. Once the design team has located these elements, they'll be marked, and the landscaping team will work efficiently around them.
Ground preparation is key here. It's important that the turf installation in Phoenix is done on level ground, so some digging up and leveling of the landscape may be necessary beforehand. A base is laid down, then the artificial grass is installed on top of the base. The landscaping team is careful to blend together any seams, so the turf looks completely natural. Some maintenance is necessary, but your team will go over that with you after installation.
Here you can see several examples of artificial turf lawns in Phoenix professionally installed by Straight Line Landscape.