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Can You Lay Artificial Grass on Slabs?

Can You Lay Artificial Grass on Slabs?

Ah, the perennial question: Can you lay artificial grass on concrete slabs? The answer is a resounding yes. But how might you do that? In this article we’ll take you through the determinative steps for making the decision to lay … Continued
How to Lay Artificial Grass on Uneven Ground (Don’t)

How to Lay Artificial Grass on Uneven Ground (Don’t)

If you’re asking yourself how you might lay artificial grass on some uneven ground, well, the answer is: don’t do that. If you’re struggling with landscaping a property with divots and uneven ground, turf is the answer. But first, you … Continued
How to Maintain Artificial Grass with Dogs

How to Maintain Artificial Grass with Dogs

With an artificial turf lawn and landscaping, there’s no need for a “no dogs on grass” sign. One of the main benefits of artificial turf is that it is more durable and requires less maintenance than natural grass.  Pet turf … Continued
How Do You Secure Artificial Turf to Concrete?

How Do You Secure Artificial Turf to Concrete?

Did you know that you can easily secure artificial turf to concrete? While it might not seem like it’s something easily done, you can actually make it happen with a minimum amount of stress. We’ll show you how. 5 Considerations … Continued
How to Store Astroturf

How to Store Astroturf

Artificial turf can be stored for a long time under the right conditions. This means you can take advantage of a sale to stock up on turf when you can get a good deal, and then store it until you’re … Continued
How Long Can You Store Artificial Turf?

How Long Can You Store Artificial Turf?

Artificial turf, unlike sod, can be stored for a long time under the right conditions, which means you can take advantage of a sale or good deal to stock up on cheap turf when it’s affordable, and then store it … Continued
Pool Safety Tips for Homeowners

Pool Safety Tips for Homeowners

Swimming pools, like turf, are a great addition to your backyard to transform it into your spa retreat. There are around 10.4 million residential pools in the United States, and it’s no wonder why, with swimming being the fourth most … Continued
Is Artificial Grass Permeable?

Is Artificial Grass Permeable?

We know synthetic turf is the grass lawn alternative that can conserve water , deter dogs and other burrowers from digging up your lawn, help keep bugs off your patio, and survive drought and Arizona heat, but how does it … Continued
The Worst Trees for Allergies

The Worst Trees for Allergies

Seasonal allergies are bad enough, and you shouldn’t have to confine yourself indoors just to escape your allergy symptoms and the pollen that causes them. The reality for many allergy sufferers is that the best way to help soothe your … Continued
The Worst Flowers for Seasonal Allergies

The Worst Flowers for Seasonal Allergies

Many folks suffer from seasonal allergies, and often seek different ways to escape their symptoms — pills, sprays, injections, masks, and even avoiding going outside altogether. And for good reason — sneezing, coughing, congestion, and red, itchy, watery eyes — … Continued
How to Fluff Up Artificial Grass

How to Fluff Up Artificial Grass

You’ve probably gotten a lot of use out of your turf lawn since installing it, what with all that spare time and money you saved from no longer having to care for a grass lawn. Instead you get to spend … Continued
How to Clean Artificial Grass on a Balcony

How to Clean Artificial Grass on a Balcony

If you’ve been enjoying your turf balcony as a retreat or for entertaining, it’s possible you’ve encountered some spills and messes on your turf. Cleaning artificial grass is an important part of having a clean and neat looking home, and … Continued
How to Identify and Fix Drainage Issues In Your Home

How to Identify and Fix Drainage Issues In Your Home

Drainage and flooding issues can become a property owner’s worst nightmare if left unresolved. Poor drainage within a structure can lead to mold, rot, and both cosmetic and structural damages. Exterior drainage problems can cause property damage and create safety … Continued
Drought Tolerant DIY Lawns

Drought Tolerant DIY Lawns

It’s no surprise that lawns have been a hot topic in water conservation conversations since grass is the biggest irrigated crop in the USA. As drought-stricken states ban non-functional foliage,  there’s a desire and need for more sustainable, less water … Continued
How To Sell A Home Fast

How To Sell A Home Fast

The real estate market is both fickle and subject to constantly changing trends. Selling a home both quickly and competently is a real challenge, and with the tips here, you’ll be one step ahead of the competition. According to the … Continued
What Thickness Of Turf Do You Need?

What Thickness Of Turf Do You Need?

When you’re thinking about installing artificial turf, you want to make sure that you’ve got the right thickness for the job. But that’s not the only consideration or concern. In this guide, we’ll take you through the appropriate thicknesses of … Continued
Can I Lay Artificial Grass On Soil?

Can I Lay Artificial Grass On Soil?

The short answer to this question: absolutely. Artificial turf is a great alternative to a natural grass lawn, especially when it comes to saving water or increasing the value of your property. However, laying artificial grass over soil requires some … Continued
How to Keep Burrowing Animals Out of Your Garden

How to Keep Burrowing Animals Out of Your Garden

Burrowing animals are one of the great menaces to a homeowner. Gardeners hate it when vermin eat their plants. All that time and effort and animals destroy a harvest of tasty fresh fruits and vegetables or chew up pretty flowers … Continued
How to Lay Artificial Grass Between Pavers

How to Lay Artificial Grass Between Pavers

Turf makes it possible to achieve the look of upscale landscaping without the cost of regular maintenance from professional landscapers. Unlike some landscaping projects, laying artificial grass requires little technical skills and expertise. While it can be a big project, … Continued
How to Keep Dogs and Cats Out of Your Yard

How to Keep Dogs and Cats Out of Your Yard

Most people have experienced an annoying cat or dog. One of the major causes of many neighborhood disputes is cats and dogs roaming around and creating trouble. A lot of animal lovers will dedicate a section or the entirety of … Continued
How to Keep Bugs Off Your Patio

How to Keep Bugs Off Your Patio

Insects are everywhere, but you may not notice them until you feel like enjoying your deck or patio. That’s usually when you notice insects buzzing, crawling, biting, and generally being a nuisance. So, how do you get rid of patio … Continued
5 Factors that Increase Property Value

5 Factors that Increase Property Value

If you own property, you’re more than likely interested in raising its value. That makes the property itself more appealing to a potential buyer, while also allowing you as the owner to ask for more in a future sale. 
How Much To Spend Preparing Your House For Sale

How Much To Spend Preparing Your House For Sale

If you’re preparing your house for sale, there’s probably a razor thin margin on your mind: how much to spend on preparing for a potential buyer and a future sale. On average, Americans selling their homes can spend nearly $21,000 … Continued
Can You Turf A Wood Deck?

Can You Turf A Wood Deck?

Artificial turf isn’t just for soccer fields, putting greens, lawns, and indoor gyms. It’s also a great surface for a number of different materials, including concrete and wood decks! Start browsing our vast inventory of high quality turfs, or continue … Continued
The Average Cost for an Artificial Turf Football Field

The Average Cost for an Artificial Turf Football Field

If you’re considering a turf football field, cost is probably one of the considerations. At Turf Factory Direct, we don’t just sell high quality turf for sports fields and indoor facilities, we have the resources to help you plan a … Continued
How to Anchor a Swing Set on Artificial Grass

How to Anchor a Swing Set on Artificial Grass

If you find yourself reading this article, you likely are in one of these scenarios: Either, you have a turf lawn and are considering installing a swing set on it; Or, you’re thinking about getting turf and a swing set, … Continued
Does Artificial Turf Attract Bugs?

Does Artificial Turf Attract Bugs?

The short answer to this question is: No, artificial turf does not attract bugs. The long answer is: No. One of the many benefits of turf, in addition to its durability, easy maintenance, and water conservation, is that it doesn’t … Continued
Artificial Grass vs. Concrete: When to Use Each

Artificial Grass vs. Concrete: When to Use Each

Artificial grass and concrete are two materials that couldn’t be more different, but they both can be used in similar applications. Both are versatile and have uses for landscaping, surfaces for entertaining, and as sports and athletic surfaces, but there … Continued
Best Artificial Grass For the Arizona Heat

Best Artificial Grass For the Arizona Heat

If you live in a hot climate like Arizona, you might have noticed the common usage of turf landscaping. Turf landscaping is installed in extreme climate conditions, such as drought-prone Arizona, to conserve water. Although, some real estate owners hesitate … Continued
Do HOAs Allow Artificial Turf?

Do HOAs Allow Artificial Turf?

Do HOAs allow turf lawns? The answer to this question is, as with all things house-related, it’s complicated. Homeowner associations are formed to help protect the collective interests of homeowners in the neighborhood, whether it’s keeping noise levels down or … Continued
How New Development Affects Home Value

How New Development Affects Home Value

  Real estate is a complex thing. The market can be difficult to understand, and even more difficult to predict. There are numerous and myriad factors that can affect a home’s value, including location, state of repair, and location relative … Continued
The Home Appraisal Checklist

The Home Appraisal Checklist

Home appraisal can be a way to update the estimation of your home’s value, which can end up paying big dividends in both the short term and the long term. If you are interested in scheduling an appraisal, or are … Continued
What to Consider Before Replacing Your Lawn

What to Consider Before Replacing Your Lawn

Starting a lawn overhaul can be a big endeavor, so before you start, you want to make sure that the conditions are right for the replacement. Turf Factory Direct are the experts on turf and can help you navigate the … Continued
Gym Turf Workouts

Gym Turf Workouts

Artificial turf isn’t just for landscaping, putting courses, and sports fields, it can be a fantastic substitute for gym and HIIT flooring. If professional athletes can play sports on turf, non-athletes can also use turf for a variety of activities … Continued
How to Keep Turf Cool

How to Keep Turf Cool

While artificial turf is better than natural grass for many reasons: cost of natural grass maintenance, conservation of water, easy maintenance, etc., one of the few potential issues you have to watch out for is heat retention.
Measuring Turf & Turf Size Calculator

Measuring Turf & Turf Size Calculator

Ordering On Our Site The key thing to keep in mind when ordering turf on our site is that rolls come in preset widths, typically 12 or 15 feet. You can select a custom length for your project, and our … Continued
The Ultimate Guide to Natural Grass Lawn Alternatives

The Ultimate Guide to Natural Grass Lawn Alternatives

Most landscapers and property owners turn to grass for landscaping, as it’s the idyllic green American dream that goes right along with a white picket fence. Grass is pretty, soft, and versatile. But grass is also a mean, green, water-hungry … Continued
The Importance of Water Conservation

The Importance of Water Conservation

  Water conservation might sound like a distant problem for many, especially those in areas where water is plentiful. But, just because something is in abundance does not necessarily mean we should use it irresponsibly. In this post, we’ll talk … Continued
How Turf is Made

How Turf is Made

Artificial turf is a fascinating product, and most people are familiar with its usage. You’re likely familiar with the uses and maintenance of turf, but you might be wondering “What is turf made of?” or “How is it made?”  We’ve … Continued
Guide to Pet Turf Installation

Guide to Pet Turf Installation

If your yard is looking sad, and you want to spruce it up for both your sake and your animals’, installing some pet turf can be the way to go. But how do you do it? What are the important … Continued
Understanding the Costs of a “Natural” Lawn

Understanding the Costs of a “Natural” Lawn

Everyone loves the idea of a lush green lawn that is the envy of the neighborhood. Well-maintained lawns increase the value of a home, and the image of children and pets frolicking through the yard is a charming one. 
Turf Showdown: Natural vs. Artificial Grass

Turf Showdown: Natural vs. Artificial Grass

The match of the century has arrived—artificial grass vs. natural grass. To the uninitiated, natural grass might sound like the right choice, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Artificial turf and grass not only successfully simulate the feeling … Continued
The Water-Saving Benefits of Artificial Turf

The Water-Saving Benefits of Artificial Turf

Traditionally, landscaped lawns, athletic fields, and golf courses, while functional and aesthetically pleasing, use a lot of water. Water use and the surrounding issues have a significant effect on the population and will likely continue to be relevant to public health, … Continued
Potential Problems with Artificial Grass and How to Care for it

Potential Problems with Artificial Grass and How to Care for it

Artificial turf is incredibly durable and low maintenance, but it does have its limits. If you’ve installed some nice, new artificial turf recently, you’re likely wanting to protect your investment. This guide will walk you through some of the potential … Continued
Guide to Keeping Artificial Turf Clean

Guide to Keeping Artificial Turf Clean

Artificial Turf has never required a whole lot of attention, that’s one of its benefits. When you invest in turf, you’re getting away from all of the unnecessary work that you have to do with regular grass–watering, mowing, and weeding. … Continued
The Benefits of Installing Artificial Turf on Your Roof

The Benefits of Installing Artificial Turf on Your Roof

If you’re living in an urban oasis or you have a home with a flat roof or a large patio area, consider artificial turf as an excellent way to raise the roof –err–value of your home. Not only does it … Continued
Best Infill for Pet Turf

Best Infill for Pet Turf

Looking for the best artificial grass infill for pets? Pet-safe infills for turf are plentiful and easy to find, so you don’t need to stress yourself out on the search.
How to Handle Artificial Turf Cleaning and Pet Odors

How to Handle Artificial Turf Cleaning and Pet Odors

Artificial turf is convenient, easy to install, affordable, and readily available. With the right cleaning and care, it can last a long time. You don’t even need any kind of artificial turf cleaning machine, but that requires knowledge and a … Continued
18 Inspiring Artificial Turf Ideas

18 Inspiring Artificial Turf Ideas

  We decided that artificial turf needed its own inspo album. Most people think that artificial turf is just for sports, and an artificial turf gallery is just a bunch of football turf images, but here you’ll find a lookbook … Continued
How to Choose the Best Pet Friendly Artificial Turf

How to Choose the Best Pet Friendly Artificial Turf

When it comes to your pets, you don’t want to accept anything but the best, and that includes the turf that they’re walking around on. While some forms of artificial turf aren’t particularly suited to pets, others are perfect for … Continued