Artificial turf is becoming more and more popular in Calgary. Especially for homeowners who are with busy lifestyles who don’t want to worry about making sure their lawns get enough water. Artificial turf has come a long way in the past several years. When it first came on the market it was available in limited styles and textures and most of the product on the market looked very fake or would look fake after a couple years of enduring our harsh Calgary winters. There has definitely been a huge improvement in artificial turf quality as well as options to choose from. You can find artificial turf in many different styles and textures. From light to very dark green these options do mimic the look of real grass quite well. For pet owners, there are multiple choices that resist absorbing pet odours if your pet chooses to use the turf as the place to go potty. The quality of artificial turf has greatly improved if you choose a high quality turf, it will withstand the Calgary winters and maintain its natural look for many years. If you are considering artificial turf you will need to consider the costs as it can be quite costly. Artificial turf requires the same compacted base as paving stones or concrete in order to resist frost heaves and maintain a level look over the years. Costs can vary depending on the style of artificial turf you choose but count on a minimum of 20.00/square foot for materials and professional installation. Chinook Landscaping can provide you with a no cost estimate for your artificial turf so contact us today to learn more.
Many of our customers ask us what is the best way to establish a new lawn. Do you use new sod or simply seed over loam? The fastest way to a new lawn is definitely by sodding over fresh loam. Sod is instant green and takes far less maintenance than seed. Seeding a new lawn can be very tedious and the seed requires a lot of water at regular intervals throughout the day. If the seed is allowed to dry out it will not germinate. The one advantage to seeding a lawn is cost. Seeding is much less costly than sodding. Like seed, sod requires regular watering but it will not die out as quickly as seed will. If you have the budget for sod then sodding your new lawn is the way to go. Regardless of whether you use seed or sod for your lawn you should always make sure to have a good layer of quality screened loam on your property. Rolling and grading the loam is also important so you are left with a smooth level surface. Always remember to create a positive slope away from your property to allow for good drainage. Chinook Landscaping and Design.
See our estimates page to book your free sod estimate. Or call us at 403-452-8552
Chinook Landscaping and Design was recently awarded the Consumers Choice Award for the third year in a row. Since 2015 Consumers Choice has won the distinct award of being the top Landscaping company in Southern Alberta. We work very hard to make sure our customers are happy and we are proud to have our hard work recognized in the industry. Built on Trust, Chinook Landscaping and Design always puts our customers first!