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FAQ

Do you have questions about artificial turf, or are you wondering what sets Capitol Turf Pros apart from the rest? If so, check out our frequently asked questions below. From information about our turf material to ideas for synthetic turf applications at your home or commercial property, we can help you with anything you need.

If you have any other questions or want to schedule artificial turf installation in Maryland, Northern Virginia, or Washington, DC, contact us online or call 240-454-3794 today!

What is your synthetic turf made of?

Capitol Turf Pros uses sand-filled, polypropylene turf.

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Is synthetic turf soft to the touch?

Yes, our synthetic turf has a very soft, carpet-like feel, and it’s non-abrasive. This makes it a practical solution for playgrounds, play areas, dog parks, etc.

Read more about soft synthetic turf in Maryland here.

What are the benefits of artificial turf?

For one, synthetic turf is virtually maintenance-free! It will look great all the time, without any watering, mowing, fertilizing, weeding, etc. It’s also water-resistant, which makes for a safer, cleaner environment for both pets and children.

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Is your synthetic turf environmentally friendly?

Yes. Our artificial turf takes virtually no work to maintain, conserving water and eliminating harmful effects on the environment from fertilizer.

Read more about the eco-friendly characteristics of synthetic turf here.

How long should synthetic turf last?

How long your synthetic turf lasts depends on a variety of factors, such as how often you use it, if your dog runs around on it, etc. But in general, the turf can last for at least 15 to 25 years.

Read more about the lifespan of artificial turf here.

What are the possible applications for artificial turf?

A variety of different things! Artificial turf is great for:

  • Backyard putting greens
  • Playgrounds and kids’ play areas
  • Residential pet areas
  • Dog parks, kennels, vet clinics and other pet care facilities
  • Lawns
  • Patios, decks, and balconies

Read more about common uses of synthetic turf here.

Is artificial turf weather-resistant?

Yes. It isn’t affected by extreme temperatures. Synthetic turf will also dry extremely quickly after it rains or snows, which makes it perfect for sporting fields, playgrounds, and more.

Is synthetic turf safe?

Yes! Non-abrasive and compliant with playground safety standards, synthetic turf is ideal for playgrounds at day care centers, schools, parks, etc. Our playground turf systems can also be installed with a shock absorption pad beneath the turf.

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What sports can be played on artificial turf?

All types of sports can be played on synthetic turf. Backyard putting greens are one of the most popular residential applications, but golf isn’t the only sport for which you can use artificial turf. You can play tennis, baseball, soccer, football, and more on synthetic turf. Our turf is high-quality and doesn’t affect sports performance.

How well does synthetic turf drain?

One of the best things about artificial turf is its superior draining abilities. There are small holes in the backing, which lets the water drain through to the subsoil. The subsoil comprises absorbent material, typically crushed rubble or gravel. When it rains, the base can “store” extra water, and this water seeps slowly through to the integrated draining pipes underneath.

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