Las Vegas is a difficult place to grow grass effectively. Our summers are just so hot that grass does not do very well here even if it is provided with copious amounts of water during the hot summer months. To make matters even more difficult, the drought that has plagued the area over the past few years has made it necessary for the county to impose watering restrictions on homeowners, only allowing them to water their lawns at certain times and for certain amounts of time. Combined with the summer temperatures getting hotter for longer periods of time every year, this has proved to be too much for many people who were trying to keep their grass alive. As a result, one of the most searched terms online is “artificial grass installation in Las Vegas.”
If you have made the decision to remove your existing sod and replace it with artificial turf make sure that you have it professionally installed. One thing that is a problem in Las Vegas is that faulty installation of synthetic grass, leading to problems over time with the grass coming loose and ultimately becoming a tripping hazard when people walk on it. This is probably because people are used to being able to do their own yardwork, and because they are used to being able to mow their own grass they assume that there is nothing technical about the installation of artificial turf. After all, it is just a carpet that you roll out where your old grass was, right? Nothing could be further from the truth, and too many people waste a lot of money trying to install their own turf, only to have to have it completely redone later when it comes apart.
The professional installation of artificial grass involves a few steps that must be done correctly if the installation is to be successful and stand up to the Vegas weather over time. First of all, you have to prepare the ground by removing all existing sod and plants and then shaping the ground to be the correct shape you want it to be. Following this step, a weed barrier must be installed. Unfortunately many people skip this step only to find out later that weeds growing under your artificial turf cause it to raise up and potentially split. The weed barrier is covered with a compacted material that acts as a cushion, and once again many people fail to do this step. If the turf is installed without the underfilling material, the grass will feel hard and fake. It will also not wear as appropriately, as the underfilling material gives the turf the ability to expand and contract as necessary. The turf is rolled out and staked to the ground using a specific pattern, and the seams are joined appropriately. The edges are staked down in a manner that prevents them from coming loose over time, and the grass is then raked and fluffed up with a material that will cause the grass blades to stand taller. Only through a professional installation will you get the natural look you want, so contact us today.