How Face Weight Affects Your Artificial Grass

Most Laguna Niguel homeowners don’t know the terminology behind artificial grass products or even how greatly they differ. Once you’ve made the decision to transform your Laguna Niguel home, most residents think that the products themselves are more or less the same. However, there are several different factors such as face weight, pile height, color, and drainage rate which dictate how your lawn will look and perform once it’s installed. Before you commit to your synthetic turf product, a long-term investment, make sure that you know what face weight is and which one would be most appropriate for your property’s performance requirements.

What is artificial grass face weight?

A synthetic turf product’s face weight is a measurement of how many ounces of grass fiber material per square yard are used. This figure doesn’t consider the weight of the backing at all, just the grass blades and thatch. The higher the face weight is, the more densely tufted the turf is. A dense grass will feel softer, fuller, and lusher, which is why many people tend to prefer a high face weight for residential installations. Face weights tend to range from 40 to 90 ounces per square yard on average, with the cost generally increasing as the face weight increases. Since face weight is merely an indication of product weight, an artificial turf product with a high face weight may have fibers that are thicker, more densely tufted, or taller (if not all three). Therefore, it’s important to still take other factors such as pile height into consideration when choosing the appropriate artificial turf product.

How does face weight affect my synthetic grass installation?

Your synthetic grass’s face weight is an indicator of density, durability, and appearance. The higher the face weight of your artificial grass is, the denser the artificial grass will be, which means that it will generally be more durable. If you expect a high amount of foot traffic on your lawn, a higher face weight will be a better long-term investment and will keep your yard looking pristine with less required maintenance. Choosing a product with too small of a face weight for your durability requirements could result in severe matting and other damages over time. If you have kids or pets, enjoy entertaining, or are installing in a commercial property, then a high face weight product will be ideal for your project.

If you’ve clearly established which face weight range is ideal for your residential or commercial installation, you can choose the synthetic grass product that’s perfect for you. Here at OC Turf & Putting Greens, we can assist any Laguna Niguel client with choosing the right product for their home or business. We have proudly served the Orange County area for more than 15 years, providing each client with exceptional installations that keep their home looking gorgeous for years. We pair high-quality installations with 5-star customer service for an experience that never disappoints. To find out more about our products or to request a free installation estimate, give us a call today at (888) 526-2289. 

How to Control Pet Odor with Synthetic Grass

If you have pets running around your Laguna Niguel home, you know how difficult it can be to maintain a healthy and evenly green lawn as a pet owner. If they’re not digging holes in your backyard, their waste is still leaving dead patches all over your lawn and causing it to smell like stale pet odor. Luckily, with artificial grass, an advanced system of irrigation and aeration will ensure that pet odor doesn’t have the chance to stick around and stink up your yard. From efficient drainage to specialized infill and spot cleaning solutions, there are a variety of factors that make synthetic grass the perfect landscaping solution for controlling pet odor. 

Efficient Drainage

Synthetic turf’s incredibly efficient drainage capability is one factor that makes it effective at avoiding pet odor. Here at OC Turf & Putting Greens, all of our advanced artificial grass products drain water at a rate of more than 30 inches per hour per square yard. This means that pet urine will drain through the turf and off of your property in no time. If you want to speed up the process, or if there’s solid waste you need to clean, a quick rinse down with the hose will aid in the process and keep your turf smelling fresh. The ultra-efficient drainage means that even extensive watering with the hose will be drained in no time and your turf will be dry within the hour — no pooled surface water creating health hazards or slip risks. For a lawn that stays dry, sanitary, and fresh all year long, switch to synthetic grass today.

Antimicrobial Infill

Infill is a material poured between the turf blades upon installation to help them stand upright on your lawn. They act similarly to the soil in a natural lawn, but without the mess or need for constant upkeep. For pet owners, there are specially engineered, pet-friendly infill products that are antimicrobial and completely non-toxic. These non-absorbent, antimicrobial infill products can withstand harsh conditions such as pet urine and will keep your turf smelling fresh and looking good for years to come. The infill works by capturing the ammonia in pet waste and preventing it from turning into a gas, which keeps the odor from escaping. Utilizing this infill to protect your synthetic turf from stains, odors, and deterioration will protect your investment while keeping your lawn sanitary and safe. 

Spot Cleaner & Deodorizer

In addition to the base installation products, there are also as-needed, pet-friendly cleaning products available for artificial grass. Turf freshening products such as Pet Fresh are specially formulated to clear away pet odor and keep your lawn sanitary. Products such as these are biodegradable, non-toxic formulas that will leave your lawn smelling fresh and clean without doing any harm to your kids and pets. The spray can be applied as needed, so it’s a quick and easy way to control pet odor and give your synthetic turf lawn a refreshing spot clean.

From one-time installation products to as-needed upkeep accessories, there’s a wide variety of ways in which artificial grass is ideal for pet odor control. That’s why Laguna Niguel residents are calling OC Turf & Putting Greens and making the switch to turf grass today. If you’d like to find out more about synthetic grass and how it makes life easier for pet owners, give us a call at (888) 526-2289 and speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members. We’d be happy to come out and give you a free quote on synthetic grass installation at your earliest convenience.