by | Feb 23, 2024

Artificial turf or grass is an excellent investment with an average lifespan of 15-20 years. It’s becoming more popular in residential homes for its convenience, style, and upkeep. Engineered with advanced materials and technology, artificial turf from Crown & Blade Turf is designed to withstand heavy foot traffic, extreme weather conditions, and prolonged exposure to sunlight without fading or deteriorating—which is absolutely necessary in Arizona’s sun. At Crown & Blade Turf, we specialize in delivering premier artificial grass and turf installation services across the Phoenix Valley. 

Factors That Affect the Lifespan of Artificial Turf

Artificial grass can withstand any climate and is resilient against the elements. So what affects the lifespan of artificial turf? The factors that determine that are:

Heavy and Prolonged Usage

Over time, natural wear and tear will have a role in how long your turf lasts. Maybe your dog dug a hole into it or you split a whole bowl of chili and it’s stained forever!—these might seem like random one-off occurrences, but you never know what can happen. At Crown & Blade Turf, we’ve seen it all—fortunately, if anything does happen to your turf, we can replace the spots that need it instead of redoing the whole yard. Artificial turf is used in stadiums for professional football and soccer games, so it can take heavy use. 

The Arizona Weather

If you’re an Arizona local, you already know how hot it gets in the summer. Homeowners may hesitate to install artificial turf in hot climates due to concerns about sun damage. However, our grass is engineered to withstand Arizona’s intense sunlight.  At Crown & Blade Turf,  we install climate-specific artificial grass engineered to withstand differing environmental challenges while maintaining its aesthetics and functionality.

Proper Turf Installation

Proper turf installation by licensed and experienced professionals is crucial in determining its longevity. Turf installations that are done the correct way must have a well-prepared base, efficient drainage, and seam sealing to ensure durability and stability. Improper turf installation may result in uneven surfaces, pooling water, or lifted edges, posing tripping hazards.  Opting for experienced professionals ensures the best installation possible with access to high-quality materials, tailored advice, and proper infill, enhancing the lifespan of your artificial turf.

Performing Routine Maintenance

To keep your turf in prime condition, regular maintenance is key. The maintenance required for fake grass is very minimal, especially when compared to the upkeep for real grass. However, neglecting your artificial lawn can lead to issues like matting, microbial growth, and compaction. The best way to avoid these things from happening is by regularly washing and grooming your lawn. Performing routine care ensures that your artificial lawn remains in tip-top condition, even in heavily trafficked areas.

How to Take Care of Artificial Turf

Water and Rake Your Turf

You don’t need to water artificial turf like you do for real grass, but occasional hosing helps remove accumulated dirt and debris. This is especially necessary in Arizona since we don’t get a lot of rain that would rinse the fake grass naturally. In addition to watering it down, it’s essential to sweep, rake, or power broom your turf. Lightly raking the turf dislodges any stuck debris and can restore compacted areas which elevates grass height for a more natural appearance. 

Clean up After Pets

At Crown & Blade Turf, we supply pet-friendly artificial turf that is hygienic, easy to clean, and enjoyable for pets of all sizes. If you’re a pet owner, it’s important to clean up after your pet and perform weekly washes to prevent unwanted debris and odor.  

Watch for Repairs

If you notice a minor issue, there’s no need to rush into replacing your entire lawn. Small repairs can be easily tackled by having landscape professionals mend seams or replace small sections due to rips and tears. Synthetic turf is designed for longevity and can be relatively simple to repair. Addressing repairs promptly extends the lifespan of your artificial lawn and prevents problems from escalating.

Why Does Artificial Turf Last So Long?

Artificial turf lasts so long primarily due to the materials used in its construction. Synthetic fibers make up artificial grass and are curated to mimic real grass. These synthetic grass blades are then fastened to a supporting base called the “infill” to provide support and stability.  At Crown & Blade Turf, we offer UV-resistant fibers, durable backing materials like polyurethane or latex, and infill materials like sand or rubber granules that increase stability and prevent matting. Additionally, proper drainage systems ensure water doesn’t accumulate, preserving the turf’s usability. Installation quality, maintenance, and turf grade significantly impact its longevity. High-quality turf can potentially last 15 to 20 years with proper care.

Artificial Grass Installations in the Phoenix Valley

Enhance your outdoor space with Crown & Blade Turf, offering top-tier artificial grass installation services from luxurious lawns to tailor-made putting greens. Our skilled professionals have elite experience in flawless artificial turf installations customized to your preferences. We are committed to crafting sustainable and visually stunning environments to elevate your property’s appearance. 

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