Does artificial grass let water through ?

Does artificial grass let water through ?

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Does my artificial turf let water through ?

Yes, Exelgreen artificial grass is permeable to water. During manufacture, small holes are present at the level of the back every 10 cm to allow the evacuation of rainwater to avoid any stagnation of unwanted water. The permeability and drainage of rainwater is an important criterion for choosing your artificial grass, especially if you live in a rainy region. As a general rule, our synthetic grass has been designed to drain about 60 liters per minute per m2 which corresponds to very heavy rainfall.

It is nevertheless necessary to check your soil before installing your turf : does the water drain properly ? Does your floor need to be levelled ? Be careful, a well prepared, smooth and clean floor is essential to guarantee the durability of your artificial grass and will avoid many surprises.

If you want, you can put a thin layer of sand (about 5 cm) between your grass and the geotextile to ensure additional absorption of rainwater on loose soil. The geotextile is very important to prevent the regrowth of weeds under your artificial grass.

Synthetic lawn garden

How can I improve the permeability of my artificial grass ?

Beware, the permeability of your artificial grass can be altered if you do not respect some key points.

First, be careful not to plug the holes in your artificial grass with hard floor glue, which should only be applied around the edges. Always check that the water drains properly beforehand. Then, the preparation of your ground is an important element to take into account for the drainage of rainwater.

Secondly, putting a sand underlayment is a good idea but be careful with its thickness ! A sand too thin will be harmful for the permeability of your artificial grass. At Exelgreen, we advise you to use sand with a grain size of 0/4. You'll find this type of sand in many DIY stores.

Finally, to keep the permeability of my lawn, the use of a geotextile on soft soil is highly recommended. This will prevent weeds from growing and thus clogging your synthetic lawn !

Last advice : Install your artificial turf on a day without rain will facilitate the adhesion of your joints or glue used for your fixing.

Will the quality of the artificial grass affect its permeability ?

It's a fact, a poor quality artificial grass will affect the drainage of rainwater.

At Exelgreen, we want to provide you with high quality products, so we take care to test all our grass. The materials used for the base of our lawns are solid, resistant to wear and tear and allow good drainage of rainwater. Our lawns respect strict manufacturing standards and are a guarantee of quality. What's more, as our factory is located in Belgium, we can monitor the quality of our artificial grass very closely, and accompany you right up to delivery of your roll. Our collections are updated approximately every 3 years to meet the needs of the majority of our private and professional customers.

To ensure a maximum of satisfaction, we even measure the comfort and softness of our lawns under your feet! Resiliencesoftness and guarantees are also characteristics that we want to respect.Last but not least, our draining, chlorine-resistant artificial grasses are ideal for use around swimming pools. Many of our customers decide to lay artificial grass around their swimming pools. 

Our premium synthetic grass products feature "3D" yarn technology. This major innovation by Exelgreen also reflects the quality of our artificial grass. This blend of 3 threads adds an extra dimension to the realism, strength and permeability of our grass.

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What are the Exelgreen criteria ?

Resilience : This is the guarantee of having a grass resistant to trampling, so we work on the characteristics of the threads and their density (shapes and number of tufts per m2). Note that a higher strand height will require slightly more frequent maintenance, and that synthetic grass from stock is generally less resilient due to the fineness of its strands.

Softness : This is the sensation that you feel when you put your foot on the grass. We measure it according to the height of the strands and the materials used to manufacture the yarns.

Comfort : Yes, at Exelgreen we measure the pleasure you feel when you walk on one of our turfs. We measure it by taking into account the cushioning, comfort and density of the model with each step.Thanks to its comfort and cushioning properties, synthetic grass is a popular choice with local authorities for children's play areas.

The guarantee : Exelgreen artificial grass is guaranteed between 6 and 10 years against UV. The average life of a grass is about fifteen years depending on your own aesthetic criteria. Our advice ? If you live in a sunny region, choose our grass models with dark green blades : Park, Natura, Diamond 3D.

How do I maintain my artificial grass in case of heavy rain ?

Once the rain has fallen, simply let your artificial grass dry naturally ! You'll be surprised to see that permeable artificial grass dries faster than natural grass, even after a heavy rain. Plus, you won't have to worry about muddy spots or puddles ! 

For daily maintenance, straighten the blades of your lawn when it seems useful with a stiff broom,,our electric brush or use a vacuum cleaner on small areas to remove all the small debris. To clean your synthetic lawn thoroughly and remove dust, use a low pressure water jet and you're done ! Even if your artificial grass is permeable, take care not to use a water jet with too high a pressure, as this will damage the strands of your artificial grass.

When a stain a little more stubborn, generally it is simply recommended to use a little soapy water. Spray the area you wish to clean, scrub or remove excess stain if necessary, rinse and leave to dry. It's easy to clean your artificial lawn, even with a pet ! And the advantage of having draining synthetic grass is that it will wick away any liquid. I invite you to read our recommendations on how to maintain your artificial lawn.

Artificial grass maintenance

Permeability and soil type : Is there an ideal soil for laying artificial grass ?

The good news is that there is no ideal soil for laying artificial grass : it can be laid on all types of soil ! Garden, terraces, balcony, soft or hard ground, only the preparation of the ground and the accessories will be different. As far as loose soil is concerned, bear in mind that soil that is too compact may hinder the drainage of your artificial lawn, but you can also install it on clay soil. To ensure proper drainage, it may be useful to add gravel or sand that is not too thick. For hard soils, it's important to check that water drains properly before proceeding with your project.

In short, if you take the right measures when laying out your surface, you'll be able to install your fake lawn just the way you want it. Don't forget that draining or non-draining grass must be laid in the right direction to achieve a natural result.

Moreover, initially created for sports facilities, artificial grass is now widespread for ornamental use, to the delight of individuals. At Exelgreen, we offer a wide range of hard-wearing products to meet the needs of our customers. As with all our grass manufacturing criteria, permeability is one of them.

For many years now, we strive to manufacture and offer you exceptional artificial grass. Our factory located in Belgium allows us to have a great control on our products, from manufacturing to delivery.

Are there any differences between laying artificial grass on soft and hard ground ?

Whatever the surface, you must clean it, weed it and make it smooth before any installation.For a better water drainage on soft ground, you will have to fix your artificial grass on all its periphery, with the help of fixing grapples and to use a geotextile to avoid the regrowth of weeds. For optimum drainage, the geotextile can be attached directly to your artificial grass. If you need to add sand to make your laying surface uniform and flat, so as not to impair rainwater drainage, we recommend using sand with a grain size of 0.4. The use of sand is not always necessary, depending first and foremost on the condition of your soil.

On a hard ground, check the slope of your ground and proceed to a leveling if necessary. Then, use joining strips to fix your artificial grass. This fixing will remain removable if needed. You can also choose to add patches of fixings to consolidate your installation. With this type of fastening, you can always move your lawn if you need to clean the ground, or if you want to shelter it during the winter. Our tip : to achieve virtually invisible joints, assemble the strips of grass closest to each other before fastening. Trim off any excess and, once you're sure of the desired result, unroll the joint strip between the two strips and apply strong pressure.

For a more permanent fixation, you can use resin, your artificial grass will be solidly fixed to the ground. You can also use resin to create very strong joints. To do this, in addition to our resin, you'll need to provide yourself with blank splice strips. Once you've mixed the resin to obtain the right texture, you'll need to apply it to these blank strips using a notched spatula. We recommend using our resin mainly for large surfaces. For full details on how to use our resin, please click here.

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Why should you consider artificial grass ?

A quality artificial grass is associated with well-being, a lot of comfort and a very natural result. It is an economical covering on the long term because it requires very little maintenance (forget the chores of watering or mowing your lawn). Permeable, they have been designed to resist very heavy rains.

A whole palette of greens is available to you : we like to create varied tones by playing subtly with the color. Lighter or darker greens, adapt the color of your artificial grass according to the environment in which you live.

Choose to install artificial grass is also choose peace of mind : forget the chores of gardening, the time waiting for the growth of your natural lawn or the hours spent mowing your lawn. Once installed, you can directly enjoy your artificial grass without waiting !

It is a real saving of time and energy. In addition, its maintenance is minimal, an artificial grass is also an economic investment in the long term, our rolls are available in cut to size : you will be able to order very precisely the exact length you need.

Installer du gazon artificiel est tout à fait possible si vous avez des animaux ou des enfants ! Ce sont des revêtements sûrs, souvent utilisés pour amortir les chutes des enfants sur les terrains de jeux. De plus, ne nécessitant aucun usage de pesticides, ils sont également sans danger et limitent les risques liés aux allergies. Alors, convaincu ? 

Is it possible to lay artificial grass yourself ?

You won't need to call in professionals to lay your synthetic grass. Most of our customers do it themselves. However, if your surface is very large, or requires endless cutting, we can put you in touch with professional installers for your convenience. Our landscaping partners will then propose turnkey solutions and offers tailored to your project.

The cost of professional installation is often higher than if you were to do it yourself, but it's also synonymous with peace of mind. Please note that landscaping professionals often work on large surfaces, and this often involves preparation of the site beforehand. Our network covers the whole of France, and our professionals are used to handling our products. Finally, if you're looking to hire a landscaper, it's sometimes important to consider the timing of your project. Indeed, it's sometimes more difficult to find a professional available in spring than in winter, for example. We therefore advise you to make arrangements in advance to be sure of calling on the right person. 

Landscaping with synthetic grass also means creating a space for relaxation and well-being, getting in on the green trend and bringing color to places that are sometimes dull and drab.

Most of our customers install their own artificial grass, and our teams of experts are always on hand to help you realize your dream project.

artificial lawn and terrace

Exelgreen artificial grass is permeable and has been designed to drain rainwater throughout its use, even in heavy rain. They can be used on all types of surfaces and allow you to create unique and vegetated living spaces for your greatest comfort !

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