FAQs

Artificial Grass FAQs

Artificial Turf Maintenance

Whether you’re looking to install an artificial lawn in your garden that make your neighbours green with envy, or give a new lease of life to a commercial space, we have the artificial turf products for you. No doubt you have a few questions for us, first – and we’re happy to answer some of the most popular ones here. Feel free to contact us, too!

Does it look fake?

No! Don’t be put off by the name ‘fake grass.’ It’s somewhat misleading, as our synthetic turf products are very realistic, thanks to advanced technology.

Can I see samples?
Yes! You can find all the types of artificial grass we provide on display at our O’Connor showroom. Samples are also available for you to take away, so you can see how the grass will look in your garden or commercial space.

Is it made for WA conditions?

There’s no doubt WA’s climate can be harsh, which is why our synthetic grass is made of tough stuff. It’s UV stabilised and can more than handle the hot summer sun, making it the ideal choice for locations where grass is unable to grow due to lack of water, poor soil or high temperatures.

What is the life expectancy?

The life expectancy of synthetic turf varies depending on the product type and its usage. If you follow our artificial turf maintenance instructions, you should expect to get as much as 10 to 15 years of wear out of artificial grass in low traffic areas.

What if it rains?

No worries! Our synthetic turf has excellent drainage capabilities, with over 100 drainage holes per square metre, allowing for the same rate of drainage as natural grass. Rain is an excellent way of keeping your artificial grass clean, but unfortunately can also wash away the infill white sands over time. To counteract this, we recommend topping up the white sands to the right level every 2 to 3 years.

Is it safe for my family?

All our products are lead free and safe for kids and pets. Many of our products are manufactured by companies with ISO14001 and/or ISO9001 certification.

Will pet waste cause damage?

You can easily clean up after your pet. Pet waste will not decolour the turf and any staining which occurs can be spot cleaned and urine will go straight through, although we recommend a regular rinse. Household cleaning products can also be used to neutralise any odour as well as ensuring good drainage.

Can I buy a residential product wholesale?

Please be aware our wholesale prices are only available to eligible ABN holders.

How do I clean it?

Although artificial turf maintenance is easier to carry out than normal grass, your lawn will need regular care. Rain will clean dust and other pollutants from your lawn. If rainfall is low, a water flush may be needed. When you purchase your product, Turf Direct will provide you with a care manual on how to perform your artificial turf maintenance.

Does it get hot?

Synthetic turf can be hotter than normal grass, but it cools quickly once shaded and will not retain or reflect heat the same as paving, which takes longer to cool in hot conditions.

Can I park my car on it?

Yes. Discuss with Turf Direct how you intend to use your turf and we can recommend the best installation to match your purposes.

What does the warranty cover?

The warranty covers any damage which may occur outside normal wear and tear.

Find Out More about Our Products & Services

If your question isn’t answered above, we can help. Contact Turf Direct on (08) 9337 7715 or send an online enquiry and one of our helpful team can assist.

Contact Turf Direct to Find Out More

Our friendly team can help you make the right selection for your project. Visit our O’Connor showroom to view and take away samples or discuss your landscaping project with us on (08) 9337 7715 or submit an online enquiry.