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How Long Does Artificial Grass Last?

Posted on: August 19, 2013

Been considering installing artificial grass in your yard or at your place of business? Undoubtedly you’re wondering how long it will last. In fact, “How long does artificial grass last?” is one of our most frequently asked questions.

In general, artificial grass can last for about 15 – 20 years, give or take. There is no universal answer—how long the turf lasts depends on a couple different factors:

  • How it’s used
  • Who installed it
  • The quality

Who Installed the Turf?

This is important—you don’t want just anyone installing your artificial grass! While some contractors can give you a low price and get the job done quickly, they could be sacrificing quality. Make sure you do some good research to find the best companies in the area. An experienced turf installation company will yield the best results—and the turf will last longer! Artificial grass that’s installed incorrectly or poorly is more vulnerable to damage.

Is the Turf High Quality?

What is the quality of the artificial grass? The higher the quality of the product, the longer it will last! Does the turf have a superior backing system? Does it have features that can help extend its lifespan and enhance its performance? Artificial grass installed by Capitol Turf Pros:

  • Has a heat block
  • Helps reduce static buildup
  • Features a good backing system that’s moisture-resistant and permeable

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How Is the Turf Being Used?

How you’re using the artificial grass will help determine how long it will last. Are you using it as a backyard putting green? A school playground? There are several different ways to use artificial turf. Its lifespan depends on how much you use it. For instance, if you use the turf for a courtyard that doesn’t experience heavy foot traffic and much wear and tear, it’ll last longer than turf installed for a playground that is used on a daily basis.

Turf Installation in MD, DC & VA

Have more questions about synthetic turf? Check out our FAQ page! If you want to learn more about our services or are ready to install artificial grass for your home or place of business in Maryland, Washington, DC, or Northern Virginia, contact Capitol Turf Pros!


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