5 Reasons Synthetic Grass Is Best With An Edge

Are you considering purchasing artificial grass but are unsure if you require an edge or border? Perhaps a landscape gardener or installer has previously offered you guidance, or perhaps you know someone else who needed a border or edging for their installation.

It’s crucial to remember before we continue highly recommend edging as part of your artificial turf installation. If you don’t have your synthetic lawn going right up against a patio or fence, wall, pathway, curb, or patio area; you’ll want to install a border.

This is due to the fact that you need something on the perimeter to assist retain it in order to fit a new sub-base and install your artificial grass. If not, the sub-base won’t properly compress and the grass’s edge will be visible. This can imply that it might be readily pulled up or that the wind could blow it over.

Here are five important reasons for using a border when installing artificial grass.

1. Your yard has an incline.

You will need a timber border or sleepers if your garden is on a slope or hill to keep your grass in place. Otherwise, it can gradually start to move or slip downward. The grass will be secured in place by being nailed to a wooden border.

2. Your dog’s tendency for picking up edges concerns you.

Timber or sleepers are once again a fantastic alternative if you’re concerned that your especially spirited dog (or dogs) would yank your grass up at the edges. Your grass won’t have a chance to move, and your dog won’t be able to pull on the edges.

TIP: In our experience, since there isn’t dirt under your synthetic grass, this doesn’t actually happen. Dogs are therefore far less likely to desire to pick or dig at it.

3. You’re installing an artificial grass putting green.

If you wish to build your own putting green on your lawn, there is another incentive to use a boundary. This is because you’ll need something to divide your putting green from the surrounding grass so that the sub-base compacts properly.

4. Nothing exists for your grass to rest against.

You’ll also need to put up a border if your grass doesn’t already have a wall or other obstruction to lean against (as was discussed before). This will prevent your grass’ edge from being exposed and ensure that the sub-base compacts appropriately.

5. You must raise the levels of your lawn.

For constructing levels in your lawn (for instance if you wanted to level it out). This is due to the fact that they have more depth and are frequently less expensive. On the edge, though, you may alternatively use bricks or decking planks. It would mostly rely on the elevation levels to which your ground was lifted.

We suggest consulting an expert in artificial grass if you’re not sure if you need an edge or a border. We’d be happy to go through all of your artificial grass edging options and demonstrate some of our prior work. Contact us at U.S. Artificial Grass so we can respond to any queries you may have. Call (800) 674-TURF today!

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