In our modern-day society, artificial grass has become a more popular option for most homeowners. However its popularity has increased significantly recently after it has undergone serious developments. Due to innovative technology, artificial grass has been improved to have a longer lifespan and zero toxicity. These changes have quickly made it popular among homeowners.
However, many homeowners want to know exactly how long their artificial turf will last and how often it needs to be changed. If you’re one of these homeowners, this guide contains some comprehensive information on the durability and lifespan of artificial grasses.
How Long Does Artificial Grass Last?
The estimated lifespan of any artificial lawn depends on various factors, such as the process of installation, how it’s maintained, how it’s handled, and the amount of traffic that it gets. Whenever your lawn gets to about ten years, it will generally suffer from a decrease in UV stability. However, if your garden is installed according to the best practices, it may last 10-15 years. Asides from the quality of production of its manufacturer, the durability of your grass will no doubt depend on how you use and maintain it.
How Often Should You Change Your Artificial Grass?
So, how do you know when you’re supposed to change your fake lawn?
There’s no exact duration or time scale which you are expected to change your artificial grass as varies from one homeowner to another but rather depends on a few variable factors which you as the home owner may want to take into consideration.
Here are some of the signs that will tell you when you need to change your lawn;
Every homeowner should expect to have their artificial grass for many years (at least 10 if installed correctly) before changing it. During that time, the turf will most likely suffer damaged by human traffic and environmental conditions. When you start to notice signs visible damage on your turf, it may be time for you to consider changing it for something new. Any other factors such as fire damage, (BBQ damage), paint spillages, building works residue etc, you may need to change your lawn immediately.
The majority of artificial grass you will find on the market has a bright-green, attractive appearance. As dust, dirt, and stains start to cling to the body of your lawn, its appearance will begin to appear dull. Regular maintenance and cleaning/brushing-up will help to keep the appearance of your grass bright and fresh looking. However, a time will come when the effect of the care will start to diminish. This may occur after about ten years of extended usage. When this happens, it’s a great idea to change the lawn to brighten up the home's appearance.
When Selling Your House
It’s a great idea to replace your artificial lawn before selling your house. A new fresh lawn will improve the home's appearance and boost its value. If you’ve been using your garden for more than 10-15 years before deciding to sell it, you should consider changing the pile/grass first.
Without any doubt, your artificial grass is a crucial part of your home. If you’re concerned about the appearance of your home, you should look to change your artificial lawn on decadal intervals. After all it may even be your unique selling point if you put your home up for sale!