Why You Shouldn't Purchase Artificial Turf From Big Box Discount Stores?

Fewer choices
The box store has a huge stock. But if you look closely, you'll see that the options are very limited. There is a wide variety of products, but only a few options for each product. Chances are, they won't provide what you really need. At Heavenly Greens, we offer over two dozen different styles of artificial grass, all of which are top quality products.

Limited information
If you're looking for detailed information on something as specialized as artificial grass, the general discount store is not the place to go. Different products are made from different materials and constructed differently to meet specific aesthetic and performance requirements. For knowledgeable, experienced advice on today's artificial turf options, you'll want to consult a qualified landscaping contractor or a company that specializes in the sale and installation of artificial turf.

Lower price, lower quality
Items sold in big box stores move fast and bring the highest rate of return. Unfortunately, the lowest price usually means the lowest quality, and this is especially true when it comes to artificial grass. Unless you're picking up some fake grass for decorative purposes, you should expect anything you buy to withstand years of heavy use without scuffing or other issues. You don't get that from low end products. In the end, you'll pay more due to repeated repairs or even a premature lawn replacement.

For most homeowners, one of the main reasons to switch to artificial turf is to virtually eliminate the headache and additional expense. So when investigating different types of artificial turf, be sure to ask about warranties. Better quality products come with better warranties.

No professional installation required
Discount stores cater to DIY enthusiasts, so they hope you'll want to install the artificial turf you've purchased. If not, they can connect you with someone on their list of third-party contractors. However, unlike installing flooring or other common home improvement services, artificial grass is very complicated to install. It's a multi-step process that starts just below the surface. It must be adjusted for soil and topographical conditions as well as the type of grass product and its end use.

A professional artificial turf installation ensures that your investment will perform as you intended it will perform, look great and last without any issues. Year after year. Decades, even. In other words, you will get the maximum return on your investment.

But there is another important reason to choose a professional installation. Without it, your warranty may be voided as there is no way to verify that the grass was installed properly. If something goes wrong down the road, you could be out of luck. This is a costly risk.

Why do you want artificial turf?
If you don't really care about durability or longevity, a low-cost artificial turf might be just what you need. But if your goal is to upgrade your home's landscaping, extend outdoor livability, or provide a safe, soft play surface for children or pets, you need products designed specifically for the purpose. You can rely on it year after year. If you are cheap, your "bargain" will not be a good deal after all.