WHAT IS INFILL?
Infill is the gritty material which is brushed into artificial turf. Infill can be made from a variety of materials including silica sand, volcanic ash, rubber crumb, and more!
DO I NEED TO ADD INFILL TO ARTIFICIAL GRASS
Yes! Infill keeps your artificial grass standing straight. It offers a more natural look that better mirrors the appearance of living grass. Without infill, artificial grass will become flattened and matted — a bad look for such a big investment!
Depending on the product you use, infill can also keep your lawn cooler in the summer heat and prevent it from smelling by trapping and locking pet odors. Some infills even feature antimicrobial technology to prevent the growth of bacteria and mildew.
WHICH INFILL PAIRS BEST WITH MY LIFESTYLE?
Finding the best turf infill for you!
Zeofill’s negatively charged molecular structure prevents the ammonium in pet urine from forming into a foul smelling gas. It’s made from organic materials, and features antimicrobial properties that prevent the growth of harmful molds and bacteria. Better yet, ZeoFill will keep your lawn up to nineteen cooler than lawns with silica sand infills!
Wonderfill uses a Zinc Omadine™ coating to prevent the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew. Its unique shape makes it less abrasive than other infills.
Envirofill uses silicone dioxide to keep artificial lawns cool on hot summer days. It also features a highly-rounded quartz core that resists compaction, and is infused with Microban® antimicrobial protection, to prevent the growth of bacteria. This product is backed by a 16 year warranty!
Camofill is made with a specially sourced blend of multiple colors to give your lawn a pristine, natural look. Camofill uses Zinc Omadine™ to prevent the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew.
Silica sand offers a pleasing aesthetic for yards with minimal foot traffic. It provides basic support, keeping blades stiff and upright, but lacks antimicrobial technology. For pets, kids, and heavy use, we recommend using a product with antimicrobial technology.
HOW DO YOU FLUFF UP ARTIFICIAL GRASS?
You can easily fluff up your turf lawn using infill and a drop spreader or broom!
Adding the correct amount of infill will directly impact the appearance, performance, and life span of your lawn. So make sure to double check the manufacturer’s instructions on how much infill to use!
Use a drop spreader to evenly disperse the proper amount of infill. Once the infill is in place, use a power or other stiff bristles broom to brush the turf. This will stand the blades up straight and give your new lawn the appearance of freshly mowed grass. Lastly, rinse the grass to get rid of all remaining dust.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU NEED TO ADD INFILL TO ARTIFICIAL GRASS?
This can vary from product to product, but we recommend every eighteen months.
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