Plastic Grass in Florida | Common Mistakes to Avoid

November 3, 2016
November 3, 2016

There are many things to consider when you’re contemplating whether or not to install synthetic grass for your business or home. Like anything, you must do your research when choosing plastic grass in Florida to ensure you avoid any potential mistakes.

When it comes to artificial turf, mistakes are most likely to occur during the installation process. Installing synthetic grass is a very labor-intensive process, involving a variety of steps and highly specialized equipment. For all you do-it-yourselfers, try to only tackle small, simple jobs without seams. For most installations, it really is a construction job, so making sure you hire the right, professional, installation company is crucial.

To ensure that you’ve hired the right company to install your artificial turf, you will want them to cross a few things off the list. Make sure the company is prepared to:

  • Remove sod
  • Install a minimum of 3” of compatible base material
  • Grade the base material so it can handle any and all drainage issues
  • Cap or re-route sprinkler heads
  • Lay out synthetic turf in way a way that minimizes seams and small pieces
  • Professionally seam turf panels to avoid any visible seams
  • Infill the turf with silica sand to support the fibers.


If the company being considered isn’t prepared to execute the above steps, you may want to consider using Southwest Greens. We’re committed to installing premium turf and doing it right.

No matter how beautiful the turf sample looks, if installed poorly, artificial turf will not look good. The process of installation is just as important as the sample. It is a good idea to go to properties where the company you are considering using has installed artificial turf to ensure the quality of installation.

Many people make the mistake of thinking synthetic grass stays cool all year round. In the hot Florida sun, artificial turf can get hot! There are cooling systems available, however, to keep your lawn cool and enjoyable. HydroChill turf cooling system from Southwest Greens will keep your artificial turf between 30 and 50 degrees cooler in the summer months.

If you’re considering installing plastic grass in Florida or have any questions, we can help you every step of the way. Contact our synthetic lawn professionals today!

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