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Artificial Turf vs. Real Turf: Is It Worth It

Lawns are one of the places on your property that see the most usage, whether they are commercial or residential. Residential property lawns are where kids and pets play, families have friends over to grill out, and parents go to relax on a nice spring morning. Commercial properties like golf courses and tennis courts provide places for recreation.

Since lawns have so much usage and foot traffic, property owners may want to consider the pros and cons of using artificial turf and real grass.


What is Artificial Turf

Putting greens are a popular use of artificial turf for homeowners in Palmetto.

Artificial turf was invented in the mid-1960s for domed athletic fields, as they didn’t receive enough sunlight to keep real grass growing. Since then, artificial turf has evolved and presents many different options for both residential and commercial use. The material is made from plastics and some is also made from recycled materials.

It’s installed with a few steps, which include:

  • Prepping land and putting down a weed barrier
  • Laying down a base of crushed rock that is approximately 2-4” deep
  • Rolling out the turf and seaming it together
  • Adding infill material and brooming it into the turf

The Pros of Using...

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What the Winter Season Means for Your Lawn Mowing & Maintenance

In Florida, winter means an entirely different thing for your lawn compared to other areas of the country. For instance, lawn mowing and maintenance typically don't end; they just slow down or change in their patterns.

In areas such as Palmetto, Parrish, and Bradenton, FL, the turf will actually turn a brown color. While you may be quick to think the grass is dying, this is not the case. Florida turfgrass goes dormant naturally during the cooler months, as well as grows slower and is not as green.

Heed these suggestions when taking care of your lawn mowing and maintenance throughout the winter, so that your yard thrives in the spring!


Mowing Frequency for Turfgrass in Florida During Winter

In Florida, mowing is a year-round event. There is never a time that the grass is not growing at some measurable rate, as the temperatures do not fall as low as they do in the northern states. However, the combination of dry weather, cooler temperatures, and less frequent irrigation during the winter do slow down the growth of your turfgrass quite a bit.

Average lawns will need to maintain mowing once every two weeks. Some lawns may even go as...

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