How to decide which artificial grass will work best for your landscaping project

Why are there so many different varieties and styles of artificial turf? How can you decide which will work best for your landscape project?

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Our team of experts at Arizona Turf Depot have those answers, and in this blog, we will share with you the differences between styles and other variables that factor in to choosing the best product for a business, sports facility, home, or commercial property. Synthetic grass has a place in the landscaping for all of these, but each project requires the correct type of turf to ensure it wears well and looks beautiful for many years to come.

Let’s discuss styles. Today’s technology allows manufacturers to create realistic-looking turf that closely mimics nature. From Bermuda grass to our Austin series, there is a look and feel with artificial grass that will work for your landscaping project. Here are the various styles we offer at Arizona Turf Depot:

Austin – Named for the Texas plains where this type of grass grows natively, Austin turf looks like the thick, cushiony grass its style is based on.  We have three versions of Austin with dark green blades, and even slightly brown edges near the roots that imitates nature so closely you will have to touch the turf to see if it’s synthetic. We also offer three Austin fescue blends.

AZ Blend – Developed to match the few natural lawns that exist in our desert state, the Arizona blend is a shorter turf variety with lighter green shades and yellow thatching. We have two versions of this synthetic grass to choose between.

Bermuda Series – Bermuda grass is a popular turf that grows worldwide. It is light green with a slightly coarse blade texture. Natural Bermuda grass can be invasive and difficult to control without a lot of maintenance, but the synthetic version has all the advantages of strength and durability without the worry that it will overtake flowers, shrubs, and other plants.

Bravo Series – Bravo grass is an artificial grass known for its softness. It features two-tone straight and textured blade fibers for greater realism. Blades are mid to light green, with shorter stalks.

Fescue Series – A well-known grass with wide leaf blades, fescue is often planted in drought-prone areas due to its deep roots and its hardiness. Fescue artificial turf is better than drought resistant as it synthetic grass requires no water, and has a life expectancy of 15 years. Our two fescue options are popular in Arizona as it blends naturally with areas planted with natural grass.

Libra Series – Libra turf combines a trio of three realistic green tones with a soft, lush texture that makes it springy and soft underfoot. It is ideal for gardens and lawns, but also good for pairing with pavers and using on balconies, terraces or roof gardens.

Pet Turf – Puppy Paw Spring, as the name implies, is designed specifically with pets in mind. This blend of synthetic grass is designed for use in dog runs and features odor resistance and easy to clean materials that your pet will love.

Putting Green Series – At Arizona Turf Depot, we know landscaping architects and companies frequently are asked to include a putting green in designs for businesses and homes. Our putting green turf is designed to give golf-lovers plenty of practice on sinking the perfect putt.

Vista – This version of artificial grass combines some of the best technology from several turf variations to create a commercial grade, durable lawn.  A V-shaped fiber is used for this commercial grade of synthetic turf, which has a “memory” that helps it retain shape, even in high-traffic areas. It comes in a bio-tone combo of light and dark greens.

The best way to determine which of these synthetic grass options works best for you is to visit our show rooms in Mesa or Peoria, and walk on them, touch them, and get a feel for how the different artificial turfs will work for your landscaping projects.

Visit or call Arizona Turf Depot at our West Valley showroom, 14131 N. Rio Vista Blvd., Suite 9, Peoria, AZ 85381 (623) 388-3389, or contact us at our recently opened Mesa location, 7645 E. Ray Road, Suite 101, Mesa, AZ 85212, (480) 690-5591. Our experienced team is happy to help you find the right synthetic grass for your needs.

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