Colorado Springs Artificial Turf FAQ.
As a high quality landscaping company in Colorado Springs, Four Seasons Landscaping is dedicated to providing the best experience with artificial turf, including putting greens. Colorado offers year round sunshine, which makes outdoor space valuable. But this space needs to be functional, beautiful and easy to maintain.
Can your kids play on the turf?
Absolutely, whether the grass is natural or synthetic turf, it is safe to play on. However, Four Seasons Turf is not marketing this product for safety issues, but rather for the beauty and maintenance savings issues of turf compared to that of real grass.
Is the grass pet friendly?
Yes, our turf has been used many times for dog runs. Your pet will also be protected from eating real grass that has been sprayed with harmful chemicals that could cause cancer.
How is the grass priced?
The turf is priced on a per square foot basis.
How much does the turf cost?
Much of the cost will depend on variables such as geographic region, ground preparation requirements, access to the area, size of the job, etc. Other variables will depend on your specific needs such as the base – is a crushed aggregate base sufficient or do you need to use a ProDrain drainage blanket. Is there a need for a perimeter nailer board or will our standard landscape spikes work.
Your best bet is to call for more information at: (719) 266-1141. We will provide a site survey of the area considered and give you an accurate assessment to all your questions, as well as, specific recommendations on what options will serve your best interest for years to come.
Is the grass abrasive like Astroturf?
Four Seasons Turf is made from a polyethylene fiber which is much softer and nonabrasive compared to the nylon fibers of the old Astroturf or other nylon grasses.
What is the installation time?
In most cases, a lawn can be designed and installed to custom fit your current landscaping requirements in 2 to 4 days. Smaller lawns can be installed in as little as one day.
How hot does the grass get?
Turf does not stay as cool as natural grass which has water running through it. However, it does not absorb and radiate heat like pavement, rock or brick. Even through summer heat, your Four Seasons Turf will remain pleasantly functional.
Where can turf be installed?
Virtually anywhere that natural grass grows. Because of the advanced manufacturing technology of synthetic turf our turf can also be installed in areas that natural grass can’t grow such as: desert areas and extremely cold areas. Turf can be installed on level areas with a porous base that will allow water to seep into the ground through the perforated holes in the backing of the turf. It can also, be installed on hills with slopes up to a 40 degree incline.
Will the turf harbor any bugs?
Because the turf has no organic value, the bugs have nothing to feed on and therefore will move on to a yard with real grass. Fire ants have a hard time coming up through the drainage holes and will generally find an area outside of the turf that has less resistance.
What holds the turf down?
The turf’s own weight is usually sufficient (approximately ½ lb. per sq. ft.), but we normally add infill to help the fibers stand up naturally to help prevent “matting”. The addition of infill assists in weighting the turf down so it doesn’t shift or move once applied. A combination of sand and rubber infill seems to the most popular.