How hot does the turf get?
Synthetic Grass can get very hot in direct sunlight, and more so in direct sunlight on days where the temperature exceeds 30 degrees C, much like beach sand, pavers, concrete etc.
Here is how we recommend dealing with this aspect so as to not cause you to lose out from the amazing benefits of synthetic grass.
- A sand infill turf that is sprayed with a water hose will reduce the temperature immediately to a suitable and comfortable degree. However, when the water dries, temperatures quickly rise.
- Turf that is shaded will remain the same temperature as that of the outdoor air.
- The general degree of discomfort occurs on days of 30 degrees C plus.
- No discomfort is felt unless turf is in direct contact with bare skin.
Does it leave a smell if dogs, cats or other animals urinate on the turf?
If left untreated, Yes. There are however many ways to deal and treat this very effectively with little effort. Here’s how:
- Regular flushing with water (hosed down) as a basic start.
- Some animals have a more pungent smell than others. Our hydrocide cleaner is easily attached to a garden hose and dilute sprayer. The deodorised feature in the hydrocide cleaner leaves all areas with a fresh odour while cleaning the urine that might still be lingering. This approach has proved to be a highly successful means of treating strong odour areas.
How long will garden synthetic turf last?
Most turfs come with a minimum warranty of 7 years. What this means is that should the turf have any blatant defects or drastic changes that occur, they will be fully warranted by the manufacturer.
In more practical terms, the higher the traffic and less regularly you brush your turf, the more quickly the blades of synthetic grass will depress or flatten.
Premium turfs can easily last up to 15 years and further, however it is important to note that all turfs will eventually flatten due to traffic at some point in time. The actual wearing through of the turfs should never be anything less than a minimum of 10 years in a residential setting.
Do synthetic turfs contain any harmful chemicals?
Our turfs most certainly DO NOT.
They are lead free, made from high quality polypropylene and polyethylene, that have been treated and stabilised.
Surely it's not all fairy tale?
You are 100% correct.
Synthetic turf does have important issues regarding reflective sunlight caused by windows, glass, metal objects, shiny or reflective surfaces.
While synthetic turf can endure any direct sunlight up to a tolerance point of 75 degrees C, reflective light can cause temperatures well over this. In which case synthetic turf starts to shrink “contract”.
Areas of intended installation should be inspected and the issue of reflecting rays from the sun dealt with prior to installation.