Frequently Asked questions

Artificial grass was originally introduced in the 1960s as ‘Astro Turf’ and was made of nylon fiber filled-in carpets. It was developed specifically for playing fields. In the mid 1990s, a new generation of synthetic turf was developed and made of polypropylene yarn which helped to improve the look and feel of the turf. Infill material was also introduced to secure and stabilize the turf while increasing the safety and durability. In the late 1990s, a third generation of synthetic turf was introduced and is the turf currently being used in the marketplace today. It is made of polyethylene yarn and showcases more natural colors and blade shapes.

Yes, Coastal Turf uses products that are safe for children and pets; including infill products. For more information on synthetic turf safety and proper installation practices, please visit
Artificial grass saves precious time, environmental resources, and return on investment. From public parks and recreations, to schools, businesses, and homes, many have been able to obtain the benefits of a low maintenance yard alternative that requires no water. It is the ideal solution for saving time, effort, money, and precious resources.
While the cost can vary greatly depending on type of grass and size of area, when considering the maintenance for a natural lawn, an artificial grass lawn actually saves much more money and is less costly than many people think. Aside from being an asset that raises property value, it lasts more than 15 years if used properly, and saves money on your monthly water bill.
Since artificial turf lowers maintenance and water costs, it is very attractive to potential homebuyers and is viewed as an eco-friendly property feature. Much like solar panels, any type of property feature that is eco-friendly can raise the property value.
All of our products offer a limited product warranty with most products offering a 15 year term.
While mowing and fertilizing is not required, the occasional grooming and / or cleaning is required to ensure a sanitary and natural looking lawn.
Coastal Turf utilizes synthetic turf which features strategic perforations on the backing which allows natural drainage to occur. This provides superior drainage over natural grass for all weather conditions. With proper installation, as much as 28 inches of rainfall per square yard per hour and drain efficiently.
Yes, but it does require maintenance in order to keep the area sanitary, clean and fresh. Suggested maintenance for pet owners with synthetic turf includes removing solid waste daily (do not use a hose for this) and sanitizing occasionally with a synthetic turf designed cleaning solution (ask us about our favorite options). Approximately 65% of all residential households with artificial grass are dog owners. It is also commonly used in humane societies, veterinary clinics, pet hospitals, and dog shows.
Most yarns contain high grade UV inhibitors preventing fading and deterioration; however, if you have windows that reflect sunlight directly onto the turf, we recommend installing sun shades to keep your artificial turf safe from magnification which may result in damage.
No, existing grass will need to be removed and a base material installed.
In our experience, artificial turf in direct sunlight will heat in a similar way as concrete patios and decks. If the temperature exceeds 90 degrees and is in direct sunlight all day, simply misting the turf with water will cool it down quickly.
For the most part, there are very few problems concerning the use of artificial grass and most HOA’s support it. If you need assistance obtaining approval from your HOA board, please contact us for guidance. Coastal Turf can offer photos and samples to assist you in the submission process.
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