Is It Easier to Replace Real Grass or Artificial Grass?

July 27, 2021

If you’re the type of person whose work requires you to move to different places we recommend you use synthetic lawns in Orlando instead of natural grass. Why? Well, besides the fact that synthetic grass is easy to install, it’s also much easier to remove and the good news is you can take it with you wherever you go.

Let’s check out the different methods of removing natural and fake grass. After learning about the techniques, you can decide which among the two is a better investment.  

A backyard with Synthetic Lawns in Orlando

What Are the Different Grass Removal Methods?

Natural Grass

Herbicides – you can remove your natural grass lawn by killing it using herbicides. Unfortunately, this comes with risks because there’s a possibility that some of its toxic substances will seep through your water supply.

There are other active ingredients you can use like glyphosate. It has fewer residues but the downside is it’s very expensive.

Physical Removal – if you’re in hurry, the fastest technique is to physically get rid of the sod by cutting your grass into strips using a sod cutter. This method is complex and not to mention labor-intensive. You need to spend time and a great deal of energy to clear your lawn. 

Solarization – another method of removing natural grass is through solarization. This is the ideal method to use during high temperatures. We recommend you do it in the late part of spring right when it’s about to enter summer.

In this technique, you’ll need to cut your grass and water it. Cover it with black polyethylene while securing it on the sides with metal stakes or rocks. It has to cover the area completely with no holes.

The plastic will allow the energy coming from the sun to be trapped in the soil heating it up to up to eighteen inches. When done right, the first six inches of the soil will help up. 

Leave that for one to two months depending on how hot it is. This should be enough to kill the grass. This is time-consuming and you need the sun to make it work. 

Fake Grass

There will come a time when you’ll want to change the look of your lawn. Since fake grass comes in many different styles, designs, and colors it’s understandable if at some point you’d want to replace it. 

Worn down and stained fake grass are also some of the reasons why homeowners choose to change them. The good news is that it’s easy to remove and the process is less complicated compared to removing natural grass. 

Cut Into Pieces – usually, homeowners lay whole sheets because it’s faster to install and creates a seamless look. However, if this is how your fake grass was installed, you’ll have a hard time removing it.  

To make it easier for you to remove it, you must have an access point so that it’s easy to grip and remove the grass. To do that, you’ll. Need a utility knife to cut through your grass. Slice through its entire length and create cross slices to create squares. It’s easier to dispose of when it’s done this way.  

Lift It Off – after cutting the fake grass into squares, you can now remove them. All you need to do is to pull it up with force by grasping one of the edges of the grass. 

If you wish to keep the grass, place it in storage but if you want to get rid of it place it immediately in a trash bag. If some areas are stuck, pour on hot water to loosen the grass from the adhesive.  

Continue until everything is removed.  

Remove the Adhesive – once everything is removed there will be spots where the glue used to be. If you apply a new turf without removing the traces of adhesive you won’t get an even layout. It has to be removed.  

You can do that by heating the adhesive using a glue gun. When the adhesives start to melt and soften you can then remove them by scraping them off with a towel.  

Front yard with Synthetic Lawns in Orlando

Are You Interested in Synthetic Lawns in Orlando?

If you want to switch to a new design or color, we can help you. At Southwest Greens, we take pride in our wide array of high-quality fake grass. We promise to only produce fake grass that is durable and aesthetically lifelike.

When it comes to quality, our reputation speaks for itself. Get in touch with usby visiting our website to learn more about our products and the services we offer.

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