- What is the life expectancy of Ecoworkz Synthetic Grass?

Our Orange County artificial grass comes with a8-15 year warranty depending on the product you choose, but the actual life expectancy is approximately 25 years depending on usage.

 - Is Ecoworkz Synthetic Grass similar to indoor/outdoor carpet?

 

Not one bit. Our synthetic grass resembles natural grass. Not only does Ecoworkz Synthetic Grass look real, but it feels real! The fiber length ranges from 1" to 2.5" depending on the product and there are many styles and colors to choose from.

 

- How does the sun affect Ecoworkz Synthetic Grass, will it fade?

No it does not. Our Turf fibers have built-in UV Inhibitors that we mix into the fiber/yarn resin, we don't use Turf with topical UV treatments that will eventually wear off and fade. Turf made outside of the USA will often have insufficient UV protection that can cause the fibers to break down prematurely. All Ecoworkz Synthetic Grass is made from the highest-quality materials from our manufacturers in the USA. We have partnered with ProGreen Synthetic Grass that has installed projects in the late 1980s that still have no discernible signs of fading.

 

 Is synthetic grass warmer than my natural grass?

 

Yes, of course, all synthetic grass is hotter than natural grass. It doesn't have the natural cooling capacity of natural grass but there's always a trade-off for the benefits such as no mowing, no watering, no chemical applications, no weeding, easier dog clean up, no mud, etc. The only real trade-off is that the surface of synthetic grass will be hotter than natural grass. But, we have never had a complaint that it was so hot that it burned a person or pet.

 The darker green colored fiber absorbs more sun than our lighter shades of green. On really hot days, you can spray the synthetic grass with water right before you walk or play on it on a really hot day. Another thing that can be done to lower heat on synthetic grass is adding a light color of silica sand or other light colored infill. Complaints about the temperature are extremely rare, but we understand people have different sensitivity levels. We just want our customers to be aware that there is a slight sacrifice to overcome the increased temperature, but it won't stop you from enjoying your lawn for years to come…even on the hottest of days!

 

 How much does Ecoworkz Synthetic Grass cost?

 

Prices range between $6 and $10.00 per square foot installed.

 

- How is Ecoworkz Synthetic Grass secured in place once it is installed?

An infill material (ATD-deodorizer, Sand, or Rubber) is brushed into the top of the grass which adds to the weight of the installed grass and holds it down. Additionally, the edges are nailed down with 5" galvanized nails which are spaced approximately every 3' around the edge and 1" off center where needed. For putting greens we use 3 1/2" headless nails.

 

 - How does Synthetic Grass affect the environment?

 

Synthetic Grass is environmentally friendly, It eliminates the need for water. It also eliminates the need for harmful chemicals that seep into the soil (fertilizers, pesticides, weed kill, etc.) Additionally, Synthetic Grass is recyclable and is available with an eco-friendly infill material.

 

- What happens to pet urine and waste?

Pets love our grass. It's real look and feel can fool any pet out there! Urine is not a problem as it flushes through the turf's perforated holes and drainage system when it is hosed off or when it rains. Solid waste is cleaned in the same manner as natural grass. Our turf will not stain and for heavy usage areas, such as dog kennels and doggy day care facilities, we use ATD deodorizer for the infill and have a Spray Deodorizer that you can use periodically. We also recommend to not over water pet areas, as the turf does not get a chance to dry underneath which can cause an odor. We recommend no more than once a week.

 

 

- What happens if a dog tries to dig through it?

 

Although we can't guarantee that your pet won't peel back the edges of the turf, it's extremely rare. We have installed artificial grass for pets in hundreds of residential and commercial dog runs and Ecoworkz Synthetic Grass is extremely durable and almost impossible to rip or tear due to the double-coated backing.

 

There are exceptions; We recommend to do some extra nailing around the perimeter of the dog run to discourage your pet from digging. Another option is installing BendaBoard around the perimeter and tacking the grass to that.

 

- What type of maintenance is needed with Ecoworkz Synthetic Grass?

 

An occasional brushing to stand the grass fibers up is recommended. Removing debris like leaves and twigs can be easily done with a leaf blower. Recommended but not necessary. Pet areas can be rinsed down and sprayed with Turf Fresh. To take away all of your maintenance needs our EcoCare Maintenance Program can be setup on any install or previous install, even if it wasn't done by us. Click here for more information on the EcoCare Maintenance Program.

 

 

How is Ecoworkz Synthetic Grass Installed?

Our "Eco Proven" Ecoworkz installation process is stated below.

 

- Remove existing soil / grass ect. ( Up to 4" depending on project )

- Cap Sprinklers

- Install 2"- 3" of CLASS 2 Road base or 2"-3" of Class 2 Road base capped with Plaster Sand for Putting greens

- Compact Base

- Concrete in and level Cups for Putting Green

- Layout Turf according to project

- Cut to size and Seam turf using Staples or 5" Steel Nails depending on project.

- Stretch and Nail using Knee Kickers and 5" Steel Nails around the perimeter (3 1/2" headless nails for putting greens)

- Nail accordingly throughout center to pull out any wrinkles and secure Turf.

- Pre Brush Turf with Power Broom

- Spread Infill (Sand or ZeoFill - Deodorizer for pets) 

- Brush in Infill with Power Brush.

- Clean up project

 

 

 

What about drainage?

 Ecoworkz Synthetic Grass has perforated holes in the backing that allow water to drain into the base below. Different Drainage sloping is used for different applications, depending on permeability needs.

 

What is the cost of Ecoworkz Synthetic Grass compared to installing a natural lawn?

When compared to installing a sprinkler system, top soil, the price of sod, combined with frequent watering, mowing, weeding, and fertilizing, the cost of synthetic grass hits a break-even point in 3 to 5 years. You can include drought tolerant landscaping such as rocks, mulch beds and xeriscape elements with your synthetic grass to minimize your investment. Installing Synthetic Grass is a GUARANTEED return on investment.

 

 

How do I choose which type of Synthetic Grass is best for my needs?

 

We work with the Industries top manufacturers to provide you with many options of synthetic grass to choose from. An Ecoworkz representative can help you choose the right type of synthetic grass for you.

 

Why should I choose Ecoworkz over another artificial grass company?

 

Not all synthetic grass companies have the Industry experience backed with licensed and accredited Ecoworkz Installers. Ecoworkz has been installing the highest quality synthetic grass projects for over a decade. All Ecoworkz Synthetic Grass installations have workmanship and Turf guarantees for up to 10 years. We proudly offer American made, non-toxic, drought tolerant materials that will help us build a greener future for all.

 

How can I pay for my Ecoworkz Synthetic Grass Project?

We accept checks and most major credit cards. We also offer financing through the HERO Program. Click here for more information. Pricing / Financing

 

 

I've heard that lead has been found in artificial grass, is there lead in Ecoworkz Installs?

 

There is NO LEAD or any other heavy metals in our installs. Lead is found in the Infill material (Crushed Rubber) that many inexperienced companies use on their projects. We have many non-lead infill options available.

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