What is the lifespan of artificial grass?

If you are investing money in your property by installing an artificial lawn, then it’s fair to say that you want the highest quality available on the market. Furthermore, you likely want a competitive price, a good warranty, and a product that will stand the test of time.

While the main benefits of artificial grass are obvious (bye bye lawnmower, whipper snipper and weed killer, hello consistent looking lawns and more free time), choosing a reputable brand and the right grass for your needs, is key.

Keeping that in mind, how long can you expect your fake grass to last?

What factors affect the longevity of grass and turf?

Quality is one of the biggest factors that determines the life of your artificial lawn and when you compare premium products with the cheaper alternatives (usually bought from large hardware stores) there is no comparison. Our artificial grass is made in Australia from local products with yarn that’s Australian made and designed for the harsh Australian climate. This is an Australian product designed for Australians!

Everyone has different needs when it comes to artificial grass. You may require it to be suitable for pets, kids, putting greens, sporting ovals, or even restaurant courtyards. Having an off-the-shelf grass that doesn’t take this into consideration can reduce the lifespan of the product. With SYNLawn, there is no one-grass fits-all, instead, we design grass to suit specific requirements, so it’s always fit for purpose.

Of course, there are other factors that influence the longevity of your synthetic grass, apart from its quality, and one of these is simply the wear and tear created by pedestrian traffic (although in the case of golf courses that might include golf buggies!). However, we design our synthetic turf for high durability so it can withstand a lot of traffic over the years, whereas many cheaper alternatives wear out very quickly.

How to keep your grass and turf looking as good as new

Artificial grass requires much less maintenance that traditional lawns, but it does require some basic care to aid its durability. This involves removing any accumulated debris, such as leaves that blow onto the lawn, as well as any solid pet waste. Light staining can be cleaned with a 5% solution of mild household detergent and warm water, whilst for heavy staining this should be followed by sponge mopping using a 3% solution of household ammonia and hot water.

Other cleaning methods for tree sap, chewing gum, fungus and so on can be found on our maintenance page. More regular maintenance simply involves occasionally brushing with a stiff brush and a hose down with water. Not forgetting to apply infill to your synthetic turf on a regular basis to provide added durability, drainage and performance.

If you maintain a high quality artificial grass using the above information, it will continue looking fresh and new for many years into the future.

SYNLawn artificial turf and grass has up to a 15-year warranty, so you can expect it to look as good as the day it was installed for at least that long and even longer.

For more information on our artificial turf and grass, call us on 1300 796 529 or send us an email enquiry.