If you are reading this, it’s likely that you have already decided that artificial grass is the best solution for your backyard. Perhaps it’s because of poor drainage, heavy traffic, excessive shade, or simply not having the time for yard maintenance. Although it makes perfect sense for you, neighbours and members of your strata will often want to know how your changes will affect them before granting approval for your project. It is important to address these questions for everyone involved.
Many unit owners will want to know how the artificial grass installation will affect future maintenance costs. If the installation takes place in multiple units or in a large common area, it will decrease the weekly maintenance cost through the reduction of mowing, fertilizing, edging, and aerating. In single units, the small size of the area often isn’t enough to reduce the overall time and cost of the landscape maintenance team.
Homeowners in your complex often will want to know how your artificial grass installation will affect the future use of the project area. For example, while attending a client’s strata meeting we were asked “What happens if we decided to install a sprinkler system through the complex in a few years? Will the grass be ruined and require replacement?” Thankfully, we can work around situations like that. Whether installing a new fence, running sprinklers, or feeding electrical conduit through the area, Precision Greens can return to your project to move the artificial grass away from your project area and then repair the affected area once the other work is complete.
Your artificial grass installation will not affect your neighbour’s drainage. Your new surface will drain water away from the surface much faster than a natural grass lawn, thanks to the permeable aggregate base. After passing through the artificial grass and base material, the water will then follow the direction of your existing sub-soil grade.
Of course you will have the nicest lawn in your strata, however is often important for your lawn to blend in and look as natural as possible. Precision Greens has a product line with a wide variety of colours and textures to suit any landscape settings and lighting conditions, ensuring that you get exactly what’s right for your yard while taking your surroundings into consideration.
These are some basic concerns that owners in your complex might have regarding your decision to install artificial grass.