If you’re considering installing synthetic grass but you still need to know more, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 frequently asked questions to help you out:
1. What is synthetic grass made from?
Synthetic grass is made from extruded polyethylene or polypropylene. Polyethylene is the most common plastic used globally to produce a whole heap of industrial and commercial products from packaging materials to bottles, containers and toys. And polypropylene is commonly used in the production of pipes, containers, packaging, and car parts and accessories.
2. Is synthetic grass safe?
Yes, all of the synthetic grass products used by GroundAbility are non-allergenic and free of lead and heavy metal. GroundAbility has supplied and installed our synthetic grass and artificial surface products to kindergartens, pre-schools and schools for many years. Synthetic grass is continually proving to be a safe and popular landscaping alternative for school playing areas and sports fields.
3. Is synthetic grass pet friendly?
Yes, synthetic grass is pet friendly and also easy to maintain. You just need to pick up after your pet as you would in public places, and soiled areas can be easily rinsed with warm soapy water or gently hosed.
4. Can I lay synthetic grass myself?
Yes, you can lay synthetic grass yourself, providing you have some basic DIY skills and follow our DIY instructions. Fill in the contact form and we will help to get you started! Remember, the quality of your synthetic grass product, along with a little hard work and following the right installation steps will all help to deliver a great end result.
5. Can synthetic grass be laid around a swimming pool?
Yes, synthetic grass can be easily installed around swimming pools, as it can be laid on existing hard surfaces such as pavers, stone, brick and concrete. And the salt or chlorine content of the pool water will not affect the grass. Synthetic grass compared with natural grass is a great alternative for your pool surround as it’s easier to maintain, faster drying and gets rid of the need to filter grass clippings from your pool. Leaving more time to enjoy the water!
6. Is there a warranty on my synthetic grass product?
Yes, all of our synthetic grass products are covered by an Australian manufacturer’s warranty of between 7 and 10 years, depending on the application.
7. How long does synthetic grass last?
Generally, for residential installations you can expect our 100% Australian owned and manufactured synthetic grass products to last in excess of 15 to 20 years.
8. How do I maintain my synthetic grass?
Synthetic grass is virtually maintenance free, however to keep the grass looking good and to extend its life expectancy, we recommend:
- removing any loose leaf litter from the area once a week; and
- brushing against the pile with a stiff broom or plastic rake, every couple of months.
9. Can synthetic grass be repaired if damaged?
Yes, while damages to synthetic grass are uncommon, we can easily remove a damaged area by cutting it out and replacing it with a new section of grass, matching the original product.
10. How much does synthetic grass cost?
The cost to install synthetic grass will depend on the size and shape of the area, the selected product and whether there is any need to remove existing ground cover. The average cost for a full supply and installation will usually start from around $68m². The water cost savings, low maintenance, durability and general life expectancy of synthetic grass together maximise the value of your investment.
If you have a question that we haven’t answered, feel free to contact us and we’d be happy to help you out.