Chandler Artificial Grass Questions
How much does artificial grass cost in Chandler, AZ ?
Whether you pick a cheap product or a very expensive product, the labor is still the same to install the artificial grass. The cheapest artificial grass material is around $1 per square foot while the most expensive grasses can be $5 per square foot, that's a huge range! Typically we recommend grass products that cost around $2-3 per square foot. Now that is only for the grass, that does no include demolition, prep work, base, infill and labor. In Arizona, we are seeing homeowners pay between $5 and $15 per square foot for the entire process. This is a huge range but very dependent on the size of the project and materials used. If you are considering artificial grass at your Arizona home give us a call for a free consolation.
How long does artificial grass last in Chandler, AZ?
Chandler has a very hot climate compared to most cities around the country. Due to this, some artificial grass manufacturers have specific warranties for Arizona. Most artificial grass warranties are between 10 and 16 years.
Does your artificial grass get hot in Chandler, AZ?
Yes artificial grass can get hot here in the Chandler summers, although not as hot as you might think. The lower the quality of the grass, the hotter it will get. For a high-quality grass you should expect it to be warmer than real grass but cooler than your patio, rocks and curbing. We also have specialty infills to help keep your turf up to 50 degrees cooler in the Arizona summers.
Does your artificial grass smell plastic-y?
No, our artificial grass does not smell like hot plastic. Turf that smells like hot plastic could be sign of cheaper resins used to create the polyethylene turf blades.
Does your artificial grass look shiny?
Artificial grass has a natural grain to it. This means you will want to consider the direction turf is laid relative to the point of view. The backside of turf may look a little shiny during certain times of day. Our artificial grass is made with S and W shape blades. The shape of the blades allow for tiny shadows to be cast on the artificial grass blades. The shape of our blades are less likely to be shiny. If you have seen a shiny artificial grass front yard it is most likely due to either cheap materials or poor workmanship.
How do you install artificial grass?
Artificial grass is a straightforward but a very labor intensive process. The main steps in most artificial grass installations in Chandler is as follows:
treatment of grass
excavation of existing grass
installation and compaction of base material
seaming and securing the turf
infilling the turf
brushing and cleaning of the turf
What type of infill should I put in my artificial grass?
If you are a homeowner in Chandler and are considering artificial grass you may be wondering what type of infill is the best for you to use. In most front yards we typically recommend a silica infill. In pet applications you may need to use a pet infill such as envirofill or zeofill. If you are unsure of what type of infill to use, give us a call and an artificial grass expert will make recommendations for you.
Does Chandler offer any rebates for artificial grass?
Yes, the City of Chandler is currently offering a rebate up to $3,000 for homeowners who convert their real grass lawn to artificial grass. The rebate has several requirements including at least 1,000 square feet being covered and that 50% of the area includes plant life such as succulents, shrubs, perennials, and drought resistant trees. Rebates are first come first serve until funds run out.
Do I need a permit to install artificial grass in chandler?
Currently the City of Chandler does not require a permit for residential artificial grass installations.
Do I need a permit to install pet turf in Chandler?
No, permits are not currently required by the City of Chandler for pet turf installations. Although the city may not require a permit if you live in an HOA that may require a submittal. It is always wise to check with your HOA on their pet turf requirements if they have any.
Do I need my HOA’s approval to install artificial grass in Chandler?
You may or may not need your HOA’s approval to install artificial grass in your front or back yard. It is always wise to check with your HOA. While your neighbors may already have artificial grass, the HOA may require a submittal prior to installation.
What is artificial grass made of?
Typically artificial grass is made of polyethylene and polyurethane. Polyethylene is graded from C2 to C8. C8 being the most durable and longest lasting resin for your artificial grass.
Where is artificial grass manufactured?
Our artificial grass is manufactured in Dalton, Georgia, USA.
Where can I install artificial grass?
Artificial grass can be used in many applications such as:
balconies or patios
inside golf simulators
Does artificial grass save money?
If you are strictly looking at your ROI, artificial turf may or may not be a wise financial investment. This depend son several factors. The City of Chandler did a study in 2018 looking at the ROI of artificial grass. If you pay for maintenance, water, winter over-seeding and occasional sprinkler repairs, your artificial grass will pay for itself in about 5 to 6 years. This break even point is assuming you pay $9 per square foot for your artificial grass installation.
How do I maintain my artificial grass?
The biggest thing you can do to maintain your artificial grass is by keeping it free of debris and weeds. We recommend using a rake or leaf blower to remove debris. If you have weeds in your artificial grass, spray them first. Once the weeds are dead then you should cut or pull them. If you pull the weeds without spraying then their is a very high chance they will come right back.
Where does Apex Turf install artificial grass?
Apex Turf can meet and exceed your needs for all types of artificial grass installations in Chandler, AZ and other nearby cities. Apex Turf serves the following Chandler zip codes; 85224, 85225, 85226, 85244, 85246, 85248, 85249, 85286.