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Re: Fake grass

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Ware wrote:
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:32 am
I'm curious what happens when you get some mole or gopher activity under it...
I would think this would be a rare occurrence since the soil would be devoid of any living things with carpet on top of it and plus they would have a hard time getting through the fake grass.
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Re: Fake grass

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Mightyquinn wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:49 am
Ware wrote:
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:32 am
I'm curious what happens when you get some mole or gopher activity under it...
I would think this would be a rare occurrence since the soil would be devoid of any living things with carpet on top of it and plus they would have a hard time getting through the fake grass.
I've seen them burrow under sidewalks and driveways, and I've heard of moles and gophers undermining things like above ground pool liners. I wouldn't worry so much about them getting up through the fake grass as I would their tunnels underneath it eventually collapsing and creating a bumpy fake lawn. I wonder what kind of base/sub-base is recommended for fake lawns?
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I Noticed some fake grass at a park this week and took a few pictures. The Grass first caught my eye because of how amazing it looked from 100ft away, I thought it was real grass! I have no idea how long it's been installed, but it's a high traffic park and I'm sure it's getting abused!

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I think it's a big deal in California. A lot of the water districts there actually offer rebates for replacing your real grass with synthetic turf.

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Ware wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:36 am
I think it's a big deal in California. A lot of the water districts there actually offer rebates for replacing your real grass with synthetic turf.
Yup. I was in the Bay Area at the beginning of May. Many residential and commercial lawns are artificial turf. I don't remember seeing nearly as much when I was there in back 2008.
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The products these days are made to hold up to heavy traffic and offer heat block technology in the blades and the infill materials. There are many rebate programs offered on the west coast but not many anywhere else. The process for the installation is excavating 3" to 4" of existing sod and dirt, bringing in gravel and decomposed granite to fill the void, compacting level, laying out the turf, trimming it to fit the edges and then cutting and gluing the seams. That is the tricky part if you survive all the wheel barrels of base that is brought in and the dirt and grass that was taken out. The seams will show if you do not have experience with or carpet. You can find all the information online if you are looking at installing it yourself. You can find good information on our website as well, www.syntheticturfexperts.comor our blog, http://artificialturfplace.com
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