How Long Does Artificial Grass Actually Last?
From what you could expect, artificial turf is a long-lasting, and durable option for homeowners in the Fraser Valley looking to spruce up their outdoor living spaces. Or if they don’t want to worry too much about lawn maintenance.
The truth is, the longevity of artificial grass extends far beyond the warranties offered by suppliers. Artificial grass can last up to 20 to 25 years when maintained and installed properly, and under the optimal conditions.
The 3 Factors
There are multiple factors that affect the longevity and durability of your artificial grass, but we’ll keep it to 3 simple factors you can aid in:
The quality of artificial turf inevitably determines its longevity. Subpar turf results in loose fibres, tears in the backing, and so on. Consequently, these types of subpar turf will require frequent replacement. That’s why we recommend an artificial turf that has either a polyurethane or latex backing. Bella Turf also recommends turf that has a higher density and fibre length. Higher quality artificial turf equals less replacement and less time with upkeep.
First, the turf base model is a great indicator in regards to the longevity and survival of artificial grass. A great turf base will help the drainage and flow of any rainwater. Large pools of rainwater will smoothly enter the turf and pass through the base with ease, causing no clogs or excess water. Second, the fake grass will properly adhere to the turf onto the surface. Most importantly, this will prevent the turf from becoming uneven or coming apart. Third, a proper base that is less than 4” deep might have issues with weed growing through the turf. Proper artificial installation goes a long way!
Artificial grass requires little to no maintenance. However, the little maintenance that you choose to do can go a long way in extending the turf’s lifetime. We recommend taking care of and sweeping away any debris, getting rid of any unwanted weeds, and generally keeping it clean! See our artificial turf maintenance guide.
The truth is, the longevity of artificial grass extends far beyond the warranties offered by suppliers. Artificial grass can last up to 20 to 25 years when maintained and installed properly, and under the optimal conditions. Bella Turf is proud to offer our 10 Year Artificial Grass Warranty.