In Las Vegas we have a relatively unique situation with regards to our weather and climate, and how it effects our home and possessions. For example, many car batteries are warrantied for several years against failure, unless you live in Las Vegas where the warranty is shorter. Many plantation shutters companies will warranty their products against warping or fading for life, unless you live in Las Vegas where the warranty is only a few years. Many manufacturers of products that are routinely exposed to the sun will give assurances that their products will be able to withstand the weather without being effected, unless you live in Las Vegas where the sun is just stronger than everywhere else. We live in the desert, and in the continual heat and nearly no water summers we see situations where even the toughest products break down. Our paint on our houses fade quickly and turn into chalk. Our driveway pavement cracks and splits, and our roof tiles must be made of special materials in order to not be destroyed quickly. Take all of this into consideration and it becomes obvious that the sun constantly beating on something in Las Vegas is going to ruin it pretty quickly, even if it would be fine in other cities. Your lawn is the same way, and grass that would have no problem surviving in California or other states dries up and dies very quickly here, unless you can provide it with extreme amounts of water to prevent it. The problem is that because we need to conserve water in Las Vegas, you cannot legally provide enough water to keep it healthy. Our alternatives are desert landscaping, concrete and pavers, rock and artificial turf.
Rock and pavers are not going to be destroyed by the sun because they are hard materials, but how does artificial turf hold up to the harsh Las Vegas sun? The answer is that it will las many years without fading or melting, as long as you use a good product. There are many companies that manufacture artificial turf, and even more that install it. If you are trying to compare products based upon price, you have to realize that in order to make a profit the manufacturer is going to need to use cheaper materials to make it, materials which are probably not able to handle our levels of sunshine. The cheaper turf products not only look more fake, but also do not have the ability to last as long in our desert climate. Additionally, the cheaper the installation crew is the more they are going to have to cut corners in order to get the job done and still make money. This practice is going to age more poorly over time, edges are going to separate and pull apart and seams are going to split. Keep in mind that your artificial turf is going to take the brunt of sunshine in the harshest climate on earth, and the products and installation tactics they use are going to determine if your yard ages well, or not. We are the best artificial turf company in Las Vegas, contact us today to see why.