Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Synthetic Turf

Artificial grass has become one of the essential items for any landscaping needs today. With wide variations of color options and innovative designs, it’s meant to last for a very long time compared to traditional grass. However, nothing is everlasting, even if you choose top-rated products. Even if you have been cleaning and maintaining it properly, there’s still going to be signs of wear and tear after years of usage. Like any other product, you must eventually replace your synthetic turf. If you have been wondering when to replace your synthetic turf, here are some signs that can help you out.


Even though artificial grass is durable and resilient, it can get damaged over time. Through years of wear and tear its likely that you’ll notice some matting or discoloration throughout your artificial turf lawn. In small cases like this, it might be easier to get the damaged area cut out and replaced. However, if you notice larger or more serious signs of damage like on your synthetic turf lawn,

Even though artificial grass is durable and resilient, it can get damaged over time. Under normal circumstances, synthetic lawns can last for years depending on the materials used to make the turf. However, extreme weather conditions and accidents that are unavoidable can also damage your artificial grass. If you notice melted spots on your turf or large areas of discoloration, replacing your artificial turf lawn may be the best option to save time and money.

Loose Inlays

Inlays are typically used to create interesting designs and colors for your synthetic turf. For instance, if you own an athletic field, inlays are used to mark property lines on your artificial grass. Over time, the adhesive material used to hold the inlays will soften, which could create a safety hazard to anyone. This condition is especially not safe for children as they are more likely to trip and fall. If you have repaired these inlays several times in the past, it might be time to get a replacement.

Selling Your House

Once you begin the process of selling your current house, you need to make sure everything feels new and clean once the potential homeowners start to come in. While you probably have cleaned and remodeled your house, you still need to give your synthetic turf the same treatment as well. After all, first impressions come when the potential homeowners look at what the front yard of your house looks like. 

If you notice any of these signs, you should replace your synthetic turf immediately. OC Turf & Putting Greens accommodates excellent artificial turf installation in Orange County. Our team of artificial turf experts will help give you the best recommendations for your landscaping needs. As an award-winning artificial grass installer, we ensure your safety and satisfaction is our top priority. Give us a call at (888) 526-2289 or visit our website to schedule an appointment with one of our experts for a free consultation!

Creative Ways to Decorate Your Artificial Turf for the Holidays

The holiday season is a time of joy and prosperity, but it’s also a time for intricate and flashy outdoor decorations. At OC Turf & Putting Greens, we offer the best installers for your artificial turf that can fit your holiday needs. If you’re having trouble coming up with ideas for the holidays, these creative ways can help turn your artificial grass and outdoor area into your own winter wonderland:

Warning on Holes

While synthetic grass is tough as it is pretty, it’s not hole-friendly. As a precaution, decorations such as holes, pins, or stakes should not be used if you don’t want to ruin your artificial turf; for they can cause permanent damage to your drainage system and artificial grass. Unless you want to use them for your outdoor decorating, you’re better off putting them elsewhere outside your synthetic turf.

The best way to start decorating your artificial turf is by using your surrounding structures as your main foundation for your design. This design can be constructed around your existing outdoor plants or hardscaping, or anywhere that’s hard in your outdoor area. It will still allow you to use your creative muscles while also not changing much to your outdoor area in the process.

Adding Colorful Outdoor Lights

Whether you’re outlining your home with rows of colored lights, fences with icicles, or projected spotlights, outdoor lights are essential pieces to make your home and artificial turf stand out, especially during the night. There are also different battery-operated or solar-powered lighting systems you can use to avoid using lights that have clunky and convoluted cords.

Building a Gingerbread House

Whether applied to your house or even your dog’s outdoor house, building a gingerbread house around your outdoor area is a great way to change your outdoor area’s appearance for the holidays. Not only it is aesthetically pleasing, but a gingerbread house also fits well with your artificial turf. You could even make gingerbread your main theme to decorate your outdoor area. Just simply add some garland out of fake candies, or add the fake candies to a traditional green garland for a more exotic look to your gingerbread-themed outdoor area.

Adding Other Types of Decorations

Aside from just turning your entire house into a gingerbread house, there are other creative ways to transform your outdoor area for the holiday festivities without having to worry about harming your synthetic turf. Start by making big cardboard boxes into big Christmas presents, design big candy canes to line well with your artificial grass, or even set up a real Christmas tree if you feel having a Christmas tree is too cumbersome inside your house.

Recreate a hearth scene by putting together a wall section with a built-in mantel and hole for a fireplace. Then, paint it to resemble the color of an actual brick. Finally, hang a couple of stockings and add any lighting that can illuminate an inviting fire.

If you’re looking to go all-out with the decorations to your artificial grass, you can always go to your local flea market or thrift store to find any old wagons and sleds that evoke the holiday spirit. Small lit trees are also perfect decorations to put along your walkways to guide guests to your doors; though as previously mentioned, beware they don’t include holes, pins, or stakes that could damage any part of your synthetic grass.

At OC Turf & Putting Greens, we can help you find the best fit for any of our synthetic turfs to best suit your holiday festivities. We can transform your outdoor area with our top-tier installation quality and industry-leading artificial grass products. Call us today at (888) – 526-2289 to get a free quote on the latest in synthetic grass installers.