frequently asked questions

Q:Is your artificial turf similar to carpet or astroturf?

A:No. It is is actually synthetic grass combined with sand . The fibers are 1.5″ to 2.5″ long, depending on the product. sand is spread over the top of the synthetic grass. This anchors the synthetic turf securely in place and makes it look and feel just like natural grass. Astroturf  does not have sand.

Q:Does the long-term effect of the sun harm the synthetic grass or make it fade?

A:No. Our fibers have a UV protection coating and can withstand the damaging effects of sun, heat, wind, snow and ice. We have synthetic putting greens that were installed in 1987 with no visible signs of fading. Technically, the color will fade two Pantone® colors over a ten-year period, but it is really not discernable by eye.

Q:What is the life expectancy of this product?

A:The turf comes with a limited 8-year warranty; actual life expectancy is 20-25 years.

Q:What type of maintenance should I expect?

A:An occasional brooming is recommended but not necessary. This will stand the fibers up and even out the infill material. Debris like leaves and twigs can be easily removed with a leaf blower. As long as the leaf blower nozzle is not placed too close to the turf, the sand will stay in place while the debris is blown away.

Q:What makes EcoGreen stand above the rest of the competition?

A:There are various newcomers in the artificial turf market. No one can offer the level of quality Astoturf turf in Gold Coast, and superior customer service that Ecogreen provides. If you are considering another product please be certain that you are dealing with a reputable firm that has experienced installers who are specialized in the artificial grass industry. We are proud of the fact that all of our turf is made in Australia and has been for over 25 years.

Q:Can this be installed over my existing lawn?

A:The existing grass must first be removed by either machinery, shovel , or a turf-cutter, which is available at a rental store. A thick layer of crushed rock is laid down, smoothed and compacted before the turf is installed.

Q:What about drainage?

A:Drainage is very similar to natural grass. The turf backing has small perforated holes allowing for water to drain vertically and into the crushed rock base. Additionally, the sand infill absorbs and holds the water until it can evaporate or drain.

Q:Can pets harm it?

A:No. We even sell this material strictly for dog runs. Our synthetic grass system is not much different than natural grass, as the urine and waste washes through the system and into the ground. The holes in the bottom allow the water and urine to pass through the turf system and into the crushed rock base below. Other messes clean up the same as natural grass, using a pooper-scooper or shovel. You may also spray the soiled area with a hose then simply brush the turf back into place. The real advantage is that all of the waste and urine does not kill or create dead spots in your grass.

Q:How does the cost compare to installing a natural lawn?

A:When compared with installing a sprinkler system, top soil, and the price of instant lawn, combined with watering, mowing, weeding, fertilizing, YES, it can pay for itself in a few years. You can minimize your investment if you include rock with your synthetic grass. The contrast of rock with our grass looks fantastic! We suggest installing our synthetic grass inside a landscape-edging border and bending the edging to give it rounded corners. The rock can be placed outside the edging using a variety of different colors and sizes. Call us and ask for our value comparison calculator.

Q:Where can EcoGreen be installed?

A:Virtually anywhere that natural grass would grow, plus anywhere that natural grass has trouble growing.

Q:What about flammability?

A:Generally speaking, the turf is much less flammable than natural grass. The sand infill also helps to prevent a fire from spreading, and often can extinguish a fire. Our synthetic grass is designed to meet the most stringent fire tests and has passed every test with flying colors.

Q:What about mold?

A:Natural grass actually supports the growth of mold more than synthetic grass.

Q:What happens if utility access and/or repair in my yard is required?

A:The turf is simply cut, then rolled back to access the repair area. After repair is completed, the base material is re-graded and the turf is re-seamed. This process is much easier than trying to repair or replace natural sod and recovery time is much quicker.

Q:How do you clean it?

A:It really doesn’t need cleaning, but you can wash most anything off with a hose or simply let Mother Nature take care of it.

Q:Will property values decrease?

A:If anything, your property values will increase due to lower water costs and the lack of maintenance required. The only negative impact we have encountered is that synthetic grass remains green, even in the dead of winter (is that really bad?). However, a creative combination of xeriscaping and synthetic grass provides a more natural appearance.

Q:Can I install EcoGreen Turf myself?

A:We do suggest having a certified installer perform the installation, but we do provide a complete do it yourself kit for those that feel they can.
Please feel free to contact us or if you have any questions that you would like answered call 0421955051.

Is the installation of the turf difficult?

The Installation of the Turf can be difficult . Most of the hard work is in the correct preparation. With DIY sales, we offer an instruction manual with hints and tips to help you with the installation.

Contact us for astrotuf gold coast and for Artificial Lawn in Gold Coast area.