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Advantages of Artificial Turf

Posted on: October 4, 2020

Capitol turf pros chart of six advantages of artificial turf including cost effectiveness

Artificial turf has been around since the mid-1960s, and since that time it has gained popularity as a cost-effective, low-maintenance alternative to live grass, with a growing list of residential and commercial applications. If you are considering an artificial turf installation for your Maryland, Northern Virginia, or Washington, DC area home or business, look no further than Capitol Turf Pros. Our high-quality, USA-made artificial turf is crafted from the finest materials and is built to last. Read on to learn more about the advantages of artificial turf and the many ways our expert design and installation services can help to transform the look and feel of your landscape.

Low Maintenance

Spend your weekend enjoying your time with friends and family rather than trimming and mowing your lawn. Artificial turf is exceptionally low maintenance, by comparison, needing little more than an occasional sweeping or once over with your leaf blower to remove debris. If you have pets, you may need to occasionally hose down often-used or soiled areas to keep your artificial turf looking new, or use a bristle broom to refresh high traffic areas.


Artificial turf does not need fertilization, pesticides, or weed killers to retain its beauty, all of which can be toxic to wildlife, plant life, and humans. You can further reduce your environmental footprint by eliminating the need for fossil fuels to operate lawn equipment, and reducing water usage necessary to maintain live grass.


Polypropylene turf can withstand all types of weather and is ideal for recreational areas such as playgrounds, tennis courts, putting greens, and more. Our premium artificial turf is highly resistant to wear and tear and built to withstand everyday use and heavy volumes of foot traffic. With our high-quality products and expert installation, you can expect your Capital Turf Pros artificial turf to last between 15 and 20 years, making it a great long-term investment for your residential, recreational, or commercial property.


Artificial turf provides superior drainage, eliminating puddles or waterlogged areas in your yard or field. As part of the installation process, the ground is leveled and prepped to eliminate peaks and valleys, and we lay down a four-inch base layer of crushed stone to ensure water is channeled away from the surface. Artificial turf drains and dries quickly, thanks to a built-in backing system that is both permeable and moisture-resistant.


While the initial investment may be higher than live grass, your artificial turf will quickly pay for itself through increased property values, cost savings on traditional maintenance including mowing, aerating, fertilization, and pest control, and exceptional life span.


Artificial turf can be used for a variety of applications, including:

  • Front and back lawns
  • Walkways
  • Play areas
  • Sports fields
  • Schoolyards
  • Backyard putting green
  • Underneath decking
  • Dog runs
  • Balconies
  • Courtyards
  • And more!

No Weeds

Weed control is an ongoing concern with live grass, and once weeds take hold they can be difficult to eradicate. Artificial turf looks great from the moment it is installed throughout its lifetime, with a lush, green, weed-free appearance.

Great for Pets

Our polypropylene turf is safe for children and pets and stands up to daily use, with no brown patches from pet urine, or muddy messes or paw prints when pets return to the indoors.

Schedule Artificial Turf Installation Today!

Capitol Turf Pros is the premier installer of artificial turf in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery County, Maryland. In addition to our high-quality products, we offer exceptional design services to help make your backyard dreams a reality.

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