Deciding which type of artificial turf is best for your backyard or a specific sports field is not easy. You need to know why you should choose that kind of synthetic grass. In this post, we have listed some reasons why you should choose sand-filled artificial grass. Read well before you decide.
It Keeps the Artificial Grass in Place
A sand-infill artificial grass will keep your artificial lawn in place. The sand infill adds a significant amount of weight to your synthetic lawn. Like ballast, the sand infill weighs down the grass and keeps it from being raised.
The additional ballast makes it easier for the fake grass to follow your lawn’s contours. It also means you don’t have to set up an edging system. If your lawn is surrounded by a hard edge (such as a path, gravel, concrete, a patio, or fence posts), there is no need for extra edging because the sand infill will keep your lawn in position.
Artificial grass may tend to sink. Having a hard edge around your lawn can prevent such an occurrence. The laying course and sub-base should be retained to prevent artificial turf from sinking.
Artificial grass can grow or shrink depending on the season and whether it gets sun.
Your artificial grass may develop ripples or ridges due to this minor movement.
As we already know, a sand infill will provide your grass ballast, which will anchor it to the ground underneath.
This added weight will help ensure that your artificial lawn lies flat on the ground without developing ridges and doesn’t ripple when it expands and contracts.
Drainage holes on the backing layer of your artificial grass allow water to permeate and drain through your synthetic lawn. The sand infill functions as a filter when added, assisting in controlling the water flow through your lawn.
The backing layer’s water infiltration is slowed down by the sand infill. The soil underneath your synthetic grass installation will be better able to handle the water coming into it thanks to a slower drain rate.
The type of sand infill may vary. It is best to choose the one with silica sand because it is very fine. Because they are so fine, the tiny sand grains will settle on the latex backing at the bottom of the pile after being brushed into your synthetic grass. This will guarantee that the grass, not the sand, is visible and will provide your lawn with all its wonderful advantages.