In this modern day, nearly every consumer product has a faux counterpart. These artificial, or synthetic substitutes originated from a number of situations, including scarcity of supply, costs to create, or environmental or social obstacles. Consider consumer goods like leather, fur and even foods; there are “faux” alternatives to meet nearly any need. From tofurkey, to pleather, synthetic products are everywhere we look. Many people, however, are still surprised to discover how lifelike modern synthetic grasses can be. In this article we will discuss how to choose the most realistic artificial grass for your yard.
Why is Ours the Most Realistic Artificial Grass for Your Yard?
First and foremost, let’s discuss what “realistic” means in terms of synthetic turf. The term itself is subjective, and every home, installation, and situation are different. So, when it comes down to determining which of our products is the most realistic artificial grass, that interpretation is entirely up to you.
Factors to Consider when Comparing Types of Synthetic Grass:
Color and Shine of the Artificial Turf
Synthetic grass comes in more colors than we can count, but choosing the most realistic synthetic grass isn’t solely based on color. Taking a walk through your neighborhood to see what the local grasses look like is often a good place to start. This will give you an idea of the naturally occurring colors in your area, and if you are going for a look that is complementary to the neighborhood landscaping, then choosing a similar color, or blend of colors will help make sure you’ve chosen the most realistic artificial grass.
Natural grass does not have much of a sheen to it, and some synthetic grasses do. It’s a good idea to check out turf samples in different lighting to make sure you are happy with the level of shine your grass will have.
Texture of the Synthetic Grass
Just as artificial grass comes in a variety of colors, it also comes in a variety of textures. Determining the texture you find to be the most appealing will help you decide which is the most realistic artificial grass for your purposes. The synthetic grasses we install have different blade shapes, and certain blade shapes may provide you a more realistic appearance, depending on your plans for use and application. Thatch is blades in a contrasting tone that adds texture and ballast to the base of the grass blades.
Intended Purpose of the Artificial Turf
Each different type of synthetic grass has unique features and characteristics that are designed for specific applications. For example, a shaggier, longer blade grass might be more appropriate for sports or athletic fields, while a shorter, tighter grass is going to be better suited for golf or putting. Take some time to really think about how you want to use your new artificial grass.
The amount of foot traffic your synthetic turf gets may impact how realistic it looks too. If you go for a cheap, less-durable option, it may wear out too soon, and leave a very unnatural appearance.
Selecting the appropriate turf for its intended purpose if a great way to make sure you have the most realistic artificial grass installed, and will ensure you get the maximum lifespan out of your turf.
Planning on letting the dogs play on your synthetic turf? If so, you will be pleased to learn that all of our pet turf options have Flo-Rite-Thru® technology, which offers superior drainage and minimizes pet odors.
Additionally, the location of the grass makes a difference too. If people are going to be up-close and personal on the artificial grass, versus passing it at a distance can impact your choice of turf options.
Artificial grass is made from one of three materials; nylon, polypropylene, and polyethylene. Each material has unique characteristics too, and will certainly impact your decision-making process.
Learn more about the different types of artificial grass here.
Why Choose Pacific Grass & Turf?
It’s simple, really. We sell the most realistic artificial grass, period. We have been proudly serving the greater Sacramento areas for over 20 years, and our service and experience are unmatched. Contact us today and discover how realistic artificial grass can be!