Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal with Artificial Grass

Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal with Artificial Grass

Your backyard is more than just the space of land behind your house. It’s also a place where your pets frolic, your children play, and you host barbecues and other get-togethers with friends. The fact is, when people are looking to purchase a home, the backyard is one of the first things that they’ll notice. Homebuyers often try to envision what their life will be like when they move in, and they try to imagine how they can make the most out of this space. However, if your backyard is bare, sparse, patchy, and ugly, it may be turning off these potential buyers. If you want to greatly improve your home’s curb appeal, then you need to turn to artificial grass.

Make Your Yard Vibrant and Beautiful

Here in Texas, we get more than our share of sunshine. Unfortunately, sometimes we also get our share of dry seasons and droughts, too. When these happen, our lawns are often the first thing to go. After all, water is a valuable resource here! When you have an artificial lawn, though, your back yard will stay green – no matter how dry and hot the weather is!

Maintenance and Upkeep is a Breeze

With a conventional lawn, there’s a certain amount of work that’s required to keep it looking nice. Either you have to get out there every week to mow it, or you have to bribe one of your children to do it for you. Pushing your lawn mower across your lawn is a thing of the past when you install artificial turf in your back yard.

Enjoy Less Bugs and Pollen

While you may enjoy spending time in your back yard, indulging in the sunset or spending some time with your friends, it’s probably safe to say that you don’t like the bugs and pollen that go hand-in-hand with your outdoor time. The good news? Artificial lawn doesn’t come with either of these issues, allowing you to lounge outside without constantly sneezing or nasty bug bites!

Artificial Turf is Children and Pet Friendly

Finally, getting artificial turf isn’t just a smart and attractive idea. It’s also a safe bet, too! While an actual real grass lawn can have all sorts of nasties hiding in it, our artificial lawns are completely safe for children and pets, which means you don’t have to worry about them being harmed while running around outside on it!

Without a doubt, the appearance and upkeep of your backyard is a major consideration when thinking about selling your home. Whether you’re planning on sticking around for awhile — or you’re hoping to put your house on the market in the near future – you want to make sure you have a beautiful and easy-to-maintain backyard space. For a free quote or to get more information about boosting your property value with artificial turf, please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Texas Custom Turf today!

Seam Rupture Repair

 Seam Rupture Repair

 

A seam rupture occurs when seams binding synthetic turf together break down, leaving a barren spot. This may or may not be fixable depending how bad the seam rupture is. It’s important not to leave the ruptured seam at bay because not only does it create an unattractive look in your yard, but it could cause harm to someone if they trip and fall over the riff. Repairing ruptured seams requires skill and careful scrutiny.

 

Let’s break the process down in a few steps:

 

#1) Remove the infill. Use a Shop-Vac or high-performance blower to remove the infill past the repair to avoid an infill buildup.

#2) Use a carpet kicker. If the seam is pulled apart, then place a carpet kicker two feet away from the seam and kick the two sections together. Make sure to go by the width of the manufacturer’s gauge specifications. Trim the seam so the edges will fit.

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#3) Insert temporary nails. Place temporary nails 18 inches from the center of the seam on both sides so the turf will not move during the gluing process.

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#4) Apply new seam tape. Replace the old seam tape with a new strip. To do this, place the seam tape in the center of the two sides and secure with staples/nails.

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#5) Break out the adhesive. Use an adhesive when securing the two sides of the synthetic turf together.

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#6) Secure the sections. Once infill is removed, secure the two sections together. Use the Shop-Vac/blower to clean out excess infill, then place the adhesive 1/8 inch on the seaming tape.

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#7) Compress while curing. Use 50 pound bags to compress the adhesive while it’s curing. Check the seam every 15 minutes to ensure the process is running smoothly.

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#8) Replace the infill. Replace the infill by hand so the fibers will not be trapped, exposing the seam.

Artificial Grass – Durable Enough for the Toughest Athletes

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Are you ready for some football?! It’s no secret that artificial turf has found its home in many stadiums across Texas. The Astrodome is one of the first major sports stadiums to install synthetic grass. And just like the Astrodome, artificial turf has made many technological advances since 1965.

 

The artificial grass of today is so realistic, it’s becoming more difficult to tell the difference between real and fake grass.

 

It’s soft, durable, and long lasting.

 

And that synthetic grass needs to be tough to withstand the largest players on the field. The average offensive lineman stands tall at around 6’4 and weighs in at over 300 pounds! Our turf accepts that challenge, and will not flatten or wear down. If our artificial grass can withstand professional football players, why can’t it stay just as durable when it comes to multi-pet households and children?
Synthetic grass is just as safe as it is strong. It can withstand rough play, is soft to the touch, and you can say goodbye to the hours of maintenance a traditional lawn requires. Did we mention that your grass will stay green all year long? Rain or shine, your synthetic grass will be the best looking lawn on the block![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]