Artificial grass can look amazing and create a lot less maintenance than a traditional lawn. Having it installed professionally can be expensive. Is artificial grass something that you can DIY or is it better to have a professional install it? There are a few things to consider before making the decision.
Is DIY Better?
Installing artificial grass yourself can save you a lot of money. It can also give you the satisfaction of a hard day’s work. If you have never installed anything like this before, it can be quite a daunting task.
The hardest part of installing artificial grass is ensuring that the surfaces are perfectly even. If it is not done well, you may find lumps and bumps on the field.
Improper installation can also result in poor drainage which results in puddles. When a puddle forms in your artificial turf, it reduces the longevity of your grass and you may need to replace it sooner.
Why Hire a Professional
A professional has installed artificial grass hundreds of times and understands all the issues that can arise from improper installation. They will ensure that the surface below is perfectly even and has the proper drainage.
They will also ensure that weeds won’t continue to grow under the artificial grass. When artificial grass is installed by a professional it shouldn’t create puddles or pooling. The grass will last much longer with a good base installation and ongoing maintenance.
If you do decide to DIY the installation of your artificial grass, you will save money but you could create a huge headache for yourself in the future. It’s quite possible you’ll spend more later on fixing the problems created.
Sometimes it is better to spend the extra money to create the peace of mind that comes with something being done correctly the first time. A professional can also give you tips and tricks on how to maintain your artificial grass so that it lasts even longer.
Ready to start installing your artificial grass? At Sportsmark, we offer a range of grass options for your every need.