We often visualize about a garden and landscape that look like those in the magazines and TV shows. Visualization is important, because we would know what we will get. A good garden contains different landscape elements and one of the evergreen alternatives is artificial grass. We often ask helps from professionals to do the excavation, drainage and the actual installation tasks for our artificial grass. Renovating our lawn with artificial grass may represent a challenge, because the removal costs alone can add dollars in containers, hauling, labor, time and dump fees.
In this case, we should reduce our out of pocket expenses and try to invest time to make some researches. As an example, we should know about the ideal artificial grass material. Howe they are manufactured and whether there are special installation guidelines that we need to consider. For starters, we should check with our suppliers and see if they could offer rebates for local property owners. Artificial lawn materials could be more expensive than natural grass, but they are essentially drought and pest resistant. At the moment, there’s no restriction in the use of artificial grass for sports and landscape use, so we shouldn’t be worried with legal issues. We could also check with the local home owners’ association to know if they have specific guidelines on artificial grass. It is generally important to get ourselves familiar with any guidelines for artificial grass and any synthetic materials for uses in lawns.
Artificial grass is usually marketed and sold by professional contractors and installer. Whatever material we choose, it should provide the final function, form and look that we need to achieve our project’s goals. As an example, areas where artificial grass will be positioned should be properly specified and engineered with different types of equipments. Professional installers should be able to advise us on the most ideal locations, where the soil, weather and environment are ideal. We should always make sure that the contractor or the designer is fully familiar with the proper installation of artificial grass. We may invite a few professionals to our site so we could have different opinions and information on how to complete our project. Installers may also need to provide their active licenses to install artificial grass legally.
We should also ask other homeowners for recommendations. They may know installers who did a good job with artificial grass installations.
We should ask for contact information and meet the installer personally. We could also arrange onsite visits at places where artificial grasses are installed. Checking references should help us to reduce costs.
After agreeing to work with a contractor, we should get all our agreement written, dated and signed by both parties. Verbal agreement and handshake are not legally binding and it would be very hard to remember agreed details in the head of a fierce dispute. It would be nearly impossible to prove anything if it isn’t written. Written documents are also great reminders on important things that we should have.