There is no such thing as “one-grass-fits-all” when it comes to fake grass landscaping since the product is available in a wide array of styles, thicknesses, and colours to accommodate a wide range of applications. For instance, artificial grass with a softer texture feels more like the genuine thing, but artificial grass with a rougher texture is suitable for high-traffic areas. It comes in handy if your children like pretending that your grass is a miniature version of Old Trafford.
You may purchase artificial grass in rolls, and then have it cut to the desired dimensions. It is offered at a range of prices to accommodate various spending limits, and it may be purchased in a variety of patterns and ‘pile’ lengths. You will need to purchase a joining kit if you are going to link lengths of various sizes in order to cover a bigger area.
The majority of synthetic turf is composed of three layers: a drainage layer; a multi-layered backing made of jute, plastic, or polyester; and nylon or polypropylene ‘grass’ blades. The drainage layer is the bottom layer. To provide the appearance of natural grass in some artificial materials, granular filler may be infilled throughout the product.
Synthetic turf, in the form of piles
Pile type, which is also referred to as yarn forms, play a huge influence in the overall aesthetic. “C-shaped” permits the grass to recover and return to its original state after being trampled on. Diamond-shaped yarns provide the appearance of being neatly and uniformly “freshly cut.” The L-shape yarns are the most pleasant to the touch and generate the most natural-looking finish. The multi-shape yarns mix four different yarn forms to create the most lifelike appearing grass.
The height of the artificial grass piles
The entire length of your fake grass, measured from the backing to the tip of the blades, is referred to as the pile height, and it plays a significant effect in the overall appearance and sensation of your artificial grass. Jessica suggests that if you want a smooth and tidy finish with that freshly-cut appearance, then a shorter grass (between 16 and 27 millimetres) is the most appropriate alternative. “It is also ideally suited to families with dogs and children as well as individuals who are passionate about sports,” the description continues.
We suggest going with a pile height that is between 30 and 37 millimetres if you want your carpet to seem fuller and more expensive.
Artificial grass pile density
The term “pile density” describes the amount of fibres that are sewn to the backing of the fake grass as well as the degree to which they are packed closely together. Medium density piles often have anywhere between 15,000 and 18,000 stitches per square metre. This particular form of pile density is ideal for your normal requirements, such as those posed by children, animals, and families that invest a significant amount of time in their gardens.