October 25, 2022

It might be hard to be sure when your Asheville synthetic grass needs upkeep and refreshed as opposed to a full replacement. Don’t worry, we are here to assist you with this quick and handy guide.



Whether or not it’s a synthetic yard that can last long past its warranty or a sports turf field, it’s critical to check some of the following items to check for wear and tear. Having a synthetic turf professional assess the following is best.



One of the primary signs of inadequate drainage could be viewed with standing water on the turf. Even though this doesn’t show that the turf is needing replacement but should be looked into or correctly maintained during the lifetime of the synthetic turf, then it can be fixed during replacement. If you see puddling, this could show signs of a problem or dips with the sub-base system. More regularly you will discover that water will move around the turf infill which causes the turf to lay down as the water will mat the fibers. This could be seen where downspouts are located as well as .



If your synthetic turf is close to the end of its lifecycle, you might start seeing degradation or other damage caused by UV. Be certain to frequently check your artificial surface for damage caused by pets or wildlife and sometimes even lawn mowers. Moreover, damage from backyard fires, inclement weather, or other accidents can affect a turf’s condition.



Paint or oil spills can be especially difficult to deal with on artificial grass if not dealt with right away, leading to irreparable damage. Lead-based paint isn’t removable from artificial surfaces. If you own a pet that uses the lawn, it’s preferred to do regular cleaning to make sure it looks wonderful and stink free. Take a look at our cleaning guide here. If you are working with turf that has been neglected, replacing it may be necessary.



UV exposure for many years is one of the greatest contributors to turf wear. High-quality artificial turf is treated with UV stabilizers, but over time, these stabilizers are depleted several years after installation, you might see discoloration and areas where the grass becomes matted down From UV and frequent traffic. If the surface isn’t periodically expertly maintained as part of standard maintenance, it will be more difficult to revive the turf year after year.



Over the years, infill could start to compact, much like soil does. If synthetic turf is not frequently maintained, it can cause the surface getting stiff and compacted. Walk on the turf to feel for patches that are unusually firm. Having an synthetic grass expert test the surface hardness with a testing device like the GMAX is the only way to find out how compact the surface could be. These devices will drop a weight that includes an accelerometer from a fixed height to figure out deceleration, AKA how quickly the weight stops once it strikes the surface.



With excessive rain or pedestrian traffic, infill materials will naturally began to migrate away from the surface. It is important to maintain your infill depth over 20mm to keep the turf leaves standing upright and the artificial grass working the way it should. Synthetic grass that has lost a large amount of infill will lead to more surface matting. It’s likely you just have to have an infill refresh instead of a complete turf replacement, so ensure you talk to a pro.



Southwest Greens' earliest installations are at least 20 years old and have maintained the natural green texture and color of genuine grass. Our UV-resistant synthetic turf products look and work like new because they’re engineered to withstand heavy traffic, extreme weather conditions, and temperature swings for all-year use.

All installations come with a one-year workmanship warranty and manufacturer's warranty covering fading. Our synthetic grass is manufactured to be used and is highly recommended in heavy use areas or for long-term sporting uses. Contact Southwest Greens of Asheville today if you’re prepared to experience the Southwest Greens difference. We’re happy to provide you with a free consultation.