Artificial grass shedding is a common problem here in Arizona because not all synthetic grass is equal. The truth is there are steps in the manufacturing process that allow for “cheating.” Ultimately, produces lower priced, inferior products.
Causes of Artificial Grass Shedding
Artificial grass shedding happens because of adhesive cheats. Cheating occurs when adhesive for grass blades and backing is made thin. There are essentially two ways you can cheat in this manner. For residential artificial grasses recommendations are 18-20 ounces of urethane adhesive. However, some manufacturers use smaller amounts. They inject it with air to look like there is a lot of adhesive when there really isn’t. Another example involves companies using smaller amounts of urethane in their adhesive. Then they add filler to bring the weight up to 18-20 ounces. These types of business cheats affect you in the long run. Your artificial lawn will shed.
How do you combat this problem? There are a couple of ways:
- Ask who makes your grass and where the factories are located.
- Be wary of pricing that seems too good to be true.
- Find out how long the company has been in business. You want to work with an installer that has been in business a long time. One who knows the products and is willing to put their reputation on them.
- Cross shop before you choose because the products will vary.
Paradise Greens is one of the oldest artificial grass installers in Arizona and there is a reason for that. We don’t cut corners in the installation process, we don’t sell product that does not adhere to our standards and most importantly we put our customers and our reputation first. This has allowed us to stay in business long after many of our competitors have come and gone.
Do you have a story of shedding with your artificial grass installation? Talk to us maybe we can help.