Artificial grass technology has advanced so much over the last two decades that most people are not aware of the intricacies of grass design. In the past, there were limited options that did not always compare well to natural grasses and that left a lot to be desired. However, today’s synthetic turf has come a long way from what your grandmother had in her backyard.
Now there are many products from which to choose, which allows you to choose the face weight, drainage rate, color combination and other properties that work best for your installation. One characteristic with which you might not yet be familiar is blade shape.
Artificial grass blade shape, which you will also see referred to as blade profile, is incredibly important in achieving the look and function you want in your lawn. Blade shape is part of what makes fake grass look like real grass, is the reason some turfs hold up better to traffic than others, and can even keep your lawn cooler on hot days.
Choosing the right blade shape is so important to the look, function and longevity of your lawn that it is safe to say that this one characteristic could be the determining factor in whether or not you love your lawn for years to come.
When installing manufactured turf in a residential, commercial, institutional or recreational setting, your design consultant will help you choose the right artificial grass blade shape for your particular project. Therefore, this is not something you need to spend weeks researching or have weighing heavy on your mind while trying to decide which product is right for you.
To help you begin to think about which blade shape is best for you and to better prepare you to discuss your options with your synthetic turf design consultant, read on for the basics of what you need to know about blade technology.