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Don’t DIY Artificial Turf — Here’s Why

Are you considering artificial turf? While it might be tempting to install it yourself to cut costs, you could cause yourself a whole world of headaches down the road. Here are 8 reasons why you should always hire a professional for the job.

1.   Save Time

Take a moment to think about how much your time is worth. Sure, you could save money by installing the turf yourself. But if you’ve ever done any kind of home improvement project, you know just how many trips to the store you can make. Artificial turf installers have dealt with many different projects and can install the grass much faster than the average homeowner.

2.   Avoid Mistakes

Have you ever bit off more than you can chew with a project? We can almost guarantee that’s a possibility if you’ve never installed artificial turf before. If it is not properly done, you could accidentally cause gaps, warping, and other structural flaws in the turf. On the other hand, if you let the pros do the job, there is no need to worry about your artificial turf having inconsistencies.

3.   Save Money

Professional turf installers have the experience and tools to protect your fake grass from edge to edge during installations. When homeowners make mistakes during installation, they often end up throwing away pieces of the turf and needing to buy replacements. Even long after the install, anything that wasn’t done correctly can come back to haunt you. 

4.   Learn About Maintenance

Sure, you can read all the guides online, but when professionals install your turf, they can show you how to maintain your artificial grass right then and there. In addition, they can provide you with information and tips you might not otherwise find. Proper care and maintenance will keep your lawn looking great while saving you money in the long run by avoiding common mistakes that may require repairs. 

5.   Valuable Expertise

There are many different types of turf on the market. At Shawgrass, we will consider your lifestyle and how the turf will be used to recommend a product that will best fit your situation. This helps take out the guesswork of what will work best and look fantastic once it’s installed year after year. Plus, our team has worked on so many different project types —  from easy square front lawns to intricate backyard designs, we’ve done it all!

6.   No Installation Headaches

As you might guess, installing synthetic fake grass requires specific knowledge and tools. Installation requires specific rakes, tampers, nails, and infill to make your grass look perfect. Something as small as using the wrong nail type can cause rippling, so it’s crucial to use the right tools and equipment. You don’t have to worry about buying anything you’ll only use once for the project.

7.   Learn How to Save Remnant Pieces

Did you know that you should actually hold onto extra pieces of synthetic grass after the installation? This will help save you money down the road when you might need a repair. A professional can show you how to store your turf scraps and what kind of repairs it could be used for, should you run into an issue later.

8.   Sit Back & Relax

Instead of taking weeks to try to install good-looking fake grass, professionals can get the job done for you in days. You can spend your hard-earned time off with your family or on your favorite hobby instead of trying to install the turf yourself. You won’t have to make multiple trips to the home improvement store for the right tools or have to worry if the turf can handle the first rain.

Want to learn more?

When considering professional artificial turf installation, think about all the benefits coupled with the long-term time and money savings. It’s easily the best choice! Shawgrass is ready to help with your projects. Feel free to schedule a consultation with our pros.

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