Many Orange County homeowners have contemplated installing artificial turf on their own without the assistance of an artificial grass installer. However, to paraphrase Jeff Goldblum in the film “Jurassic Park,” property owners can be preoccupied with whether or not they could, that they don’t stop to think if they should.
Fixation on saving money and resources can result in cutting corners and making grave mistakes, which could exacerbate the installation process in the long run and ruin what is supposed to be a long-term investment. If you’re considering installing your own synthetic grass landscaping, there are some pitfalls to keep in mind before you begin the process.
Overlooking Necessary Prep Work
Like a house, any good artificial grass lawn requires a solid foundation. This includes clearing your yard of debris, weeds, and remnants of natural grass, ensuring a clean slate for your installation.
Many homeowners tend to neglect the necessary steps during the preparation process. Cutting corners during preparation is like starting a marathon on the wrong foot; it will just set you up for problems down the road.
Inadequate Artificial Grass Installation Tools
Even if you have plenty of experience working in your garden, it’s doubtful that you have all the necessary tools to install synthetic grass. Your tool chest may be full of power tools and gardening equipment, but you probably don’t have a ground compactor, among numerous other tools that you’ll need to execute your synthetic turf installation.
Once you’ve realized that you are ill-equipped to handle the installation, you’ll find yourself buying or renting more and more equipment, decreasing your savings and increasing your costs and defeating the purpose of DIY artificial grass installation.
Compromising with “Budget-Friendly” Synthetic Turf
Most people switch to artificial grass because of the long-term investment that comes with it. However, many first-time synthetic turf owners will purchase inferior artificial turf products in the interest of saving money.
As with any other product that advertises itself as “budget-friendly,” you’ll end up getting what you pay for. Lesser-quality artificial turf is more affordable, but it also won’t look good, be as durable or meet expectations for performance. Avoid this pitfall by choosing artificial grass from a dedicated company specializing in synthetic turf installations, not from a big-box retailer that happens to sell artificial turf in the back of the store.
DIY artificial grass installation may seem like a good idea at the time, but you’ll find that it is more trouble than the money you think you’re saving. Instead, give yourself the peace of mind you deserve by investing in a qualified artificial grass installer, such as the experts at Grizzly Turf & Pavers.
At Grizzly Turf & Pavers, we specialize in providing superior-quality residential and commercial artificial turf installations, using the best synthetic grass products in the industry today. Whether you’re looking to remodel your home’s landscaping, or you want to install an artificial turf putting green for family fun, Grizzly Turf & Pavers has the solution for you. All of our artificial grass products come with a 15-year warranty, in addition to a 2-year labor warranty on all work done on your synthetic turf lawn. We will always ensure that you have the best possible products and services to make your artificial turf vision a reality.