We all want to find the best deal possible when shopping for home improvement items, including artificial turf. Big box stores and discounters offer seemingly great prices on fake grass, but before you rush out to buy from them, you should do a little more research. There is more to consider than price, if you want artificial grass that will look gorgeous, function faultlessly, and hold up over time.
Box stores carry huge inventories. But if you look closely, you’ll notice that selection is very limited. There is a broad range of products, but only a few options for each. Chances are, they won’t have exactly what you need. Here at Heavenly Greens, we carry more than two dozen different styles of artificial grass, all of them superior quality products.
A generic discount store is not the place to go if you’re looking for detailed information about something as specialized as artificial grass. Different products are made from different materials and constructed differently, to meet specific aesthetic and performance requirements. In order to get knowledgeable, experienced advice about today’s fake grass options, you will need to consult a qualified landscaping contractor or a company that specializes in the sale and installation of artificial turf.
Lower Price, Lower Quality
Big box stores sell items that will move quickly and bring the highest rate of return. Unfortunately, lowest price often means lowest quality, and that’s especially true when it comes to artificial grass. Unless you’re picking up some fake grass for decorative purposes, you should expect whatever you buy to withstand years of heavy use without showing wear and tear or developing other problems. You won’t get that from a low-end product. In the end, you’ll pay more thanks to repeated repairs or even the need to entirely replace your grass prematurely.
For most homeowners, one of the primary reasons for switching to artificial grass is to virtually eliminate headaches and extra expense. So while you’re investigating different types of artificial grass, be sure to ask about the warranty. Better quality products come with better guarantees.
No Professional Installation
Discount stores cater to DIY’ers, so they hope you’ll be willing to install the artificial turf you purchase. If not, they can hook you up with someone from their list of third party contractors. However, unlike installing flooring or other common home improvement services, artificial grass installation is highly complex. It is a multi-step process that starts well below the surface. It must be tailored to soil and terrain conditions as well as the type of grass product and its ultimate purpose.
Professional artificial grass installation assures your investment will perform as well, look as beautiful, and last as long as you expect, without a hitch. Years and years. Decades, even. In other words, you will get the greatest return on that investment.
But there’s another important reason to choose professional installation. Without it, your warranty may be voided because there is no way to verify that the grass was properly installed. If something goes wrong down the road, you could be out of luck. That’s an expensive risk.
Why Are You Getting Artificial Turf?
If you don’t really care about durability or longevity, low-cost artificial turf may be just what you need. However, if your goal is to upgrade your home’s landscaping, extend outdoor livability, or provide a safe, soft play surface for kids or pets, you need a product designed specifically for that purpose. One you can count on, year in and year out. If you go cheap, your “good deal” won’t be such a good deal after all.