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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I calculate the amount of grass I need?

When calculating the quantity of grass required, you need to take into account the following parameters

  • ROLL WIDTH - all rolls (except for RTP815) are 4.00 meters wide
  • DIRECTION - the different pieces must all be laid in the same direction, otherwise there will be a visual difference in color
  • BEST DIRECTION - To achieve the best effect, lay the turf in such a way that the blades of grass are facing you when you are in the position from which you usually look at the lawn.
  • NET AND gross- the amount you need is usually more than the net arithmetic area of the site. This is due to the points listed above that you should take into account.

On this PDF (insert pdf below) you can see how to proceed to calculate the quantities:

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Is it not clear, or do you struggle with it? No problem at all. Contact us and we will be happy to calculate the quantities for you and draw up the laying plan.

These tips will help you choose the right artificial grass

The very best way to choose the grass for your dream garden or terrace? That is by visiting our show garden. All the varieties we offer - and there are many - can be discovered on a large surface in our show garden (ca. 3000m²). Here you can not only see, but also feel how the end result can be! If this is difficult or if you can't come by immediately, here are a few tips to help you make your choice.

  • Use : If you walk a lot in your garden or terrace, or if your dogs or children often play in your garden, it is better to choose a grass whose use indicates 'frequent walking'. For really intensive use (several dogs / playgrounds / ...) you are better off with a grass that is indicated with 'play zones' as its use. If you choose artificial grass because you want your garden to always look its best and you make normal use of your lawn, it is sufficient to choose a grass with the indication 'little traffic'. If you aim for a sports function, choose the respective sports application between soccer, tennis, golf, play area.
  • Color & type : It is important to choose a color palette and look that you like. Our artificial grass lasts about 15 years, so you better choose the grass you like to see. Three aspects are important:
  • The pile height : The longer / higher the blades, the more comfortable it feels. If the blades are a little longer, the grass will also be a little messier and wilder, giving it a less homogeneous look and therefore a more natural look.
  • The color : pastel green, rather olive green, slightly darker or a fresh green spring lawn.

In the detailed description of each grass type, you'll find a brief description so you can get a bit of an idea.

  • Maintenance : If you live in an area with a lot of pollution (woody areas), it is best to choose a shorter grass type so that you can more easily remove leaves, seeds, etc. Read our maintenance tips here.

How do I order Resigrass artificial grass?

The sales process at Resigrass goes through different phases, depending on whether you order through the webshop or the physical store/showroom:

  • You know what you want and buy through the webshop

After buying in the webshop, we will contact you and plan the delivery or pickup of the goods

  • You do not yet know exactly how much you need and contact the physical store

1. You request a quote via the website or in the showroom (where you can view all grass types in large format), based on your chosen grass type and the dimensions of your project.

2. We provide a quote based on an installation plan.

3. If you wish to accept the quotation, please let us know.

4. We provide you with an order form.

5. You confirm this.

6. We contact you to schedule the installation or delivery.

Does artificial grass need to be cleaned?

Artificial grass does not require much maintenance, but regular cleaning will extend the life of your artificial grass.

  • Remove organic material such as leaves, seeds, etc. regularly with a (plastic) rake, brush or leaf blower.
  • The rain washes most of the dirt away, but once a year a thorough cleaning with the garden hose or a pressure washer is recommended. This can also be done with a powerful industrial vacuum cleaner.
  • Brush up long or soft artificial grass fibres now and then so that the blades of grass stand up straight.
  • Dog, cat and bird faeces do not cause discoloration. For hygienic reasons, however, it is advisable to remove them regularly if they are not washed away by the rain. However, this will not harm the artificial grass.
  • Refill grass types with quartz sand and/or rubber granules annually and carry out a major maintenance every 5 years by filtering and filling in the granules again.
  • If moss or weeds do appear as a result of organic material left behind, you can easily remove them using a normal and not too aggressive moss or weed killer.
  • You can also always call on the installation team of Resigrass for a cleaning or periodic maintenance. Ask for a quotation without engagement at info@Resigrass.com or call us 03 290 35 93

How durable is artificial grass

Depending on the intensity of use, artificial grass for gardens and other applications lasts 12 to 15 years under normal use. It does not really wear out but is usually replaced for aesthetic reasons.

For professional sports or intensive use the life span can be estimated at 8-12 years. Although the fibers are obviously not completely worn out, they will no longer meet the strict technical requirements of the federations.

Does artificial turf add value to real estate?

Artificial grass adds significant value to any real estate property and its image:

  • It enhances the image of your property through its evergreen and beautiful appearance,
  • It is attractive due to its very low maintenance,
  • Its quality, natural look and ease of use surprise every visitor.

Can slopes be covered with artificial grass?

As long as it is an even slope, there is no problem in laying out a site with artificial grass. On steeper slopes, it is advisable to anchor at least the top with galvanized nails that can be applied invisibly.

What happens to pet and bird feces on the artificial grass?

You don't have to worry about pet feces:

  • Small droppings break down naturally and disappear through the perforations of the tufted fabric with each rainfall.
  • For hygienic reasons it is recommended to remove larger amounts of droppings manually, or possibly with a garden hose or pressure washer as with natural grass.
  • There is no discoloration as a result of the droppings

Can artificial turf be installed around existing trees?

Artificial grass can be cut out in any shape, including around the trunk of an existing tree.

  • Just as cutouts can be provided in the artificial turf before laying, the shape of existing trunks is simply followed. The rainwater seeps through the artificial turf so that the plants do not die.
  • If the trunk becomes larger, then you cut away an extra piece of artificial grass around the trunk.

Is artificial turf fireproof?

Artificial turf will not catch fire immediately. However, melting or scorch marks can occur due to:

  • Hot coals from the barbecue when in direct contact with the artificial grass.
  • Leaving your garden hose filled with water in the grass at high temperatures, so always remove the garden hose from your lawn.
  • Avoid heat sources on artificial turf to prevent melting and scorching
  • Watch out for reflection through glass and/or windows (magnifying glass effect)
  • Resigrass also has a number of grades with fibers that are fire retardant and meet certain fire standards, ideal for real estate and events. Contact us for more information or look under fire retardant artificial grass

Does artificial turf get hot?

Artificial grass does get warmer than natural grass in high outdoor temperatures, but it stays cooler than concrete, tiles, sand, ...., etc. In addition, natural grass withers in prolonged high temperatures and drought (heat waves), leaving only a sandy layer that also gets warm (unless you spray a lot of expensive water on your lawn). Artificial grass is widely used in Southern Europe, the Emirates and other countries where average temperatures are much higher than ours. So in case of prolonged heat and drought, it's best to do something about your feet.

  • For the ordinary average Belgian summer days, artificial grass is great to walk on barefoot!
  • Artificial grass that is not scattered, such as the Resigrass qualities for landscaping, does not get as hot as the scattered varieties. This is mainly due to the fact that the rubber particles of the infill material are much more sensitive to heat and contribute more to heating. We do not use these (unless at the explicit request of the customer for certain soccer turf)
  • Most artificial grasses consist of Polyethylene and/or Polypropylene. The melting point of these plastics is between 120°C and 160°C, but it is true that their mechanical properties diminish from a temperature of about 80°C. The low temperatures as in our region do not pose a problem.
  • Do you have children or pets? Then consider an RGE01 c or RGE02 c: these artificial grasses absorb dew and moisture particles from the environment and retain them. At higher temperatures, the grass will "sweat," causing it to cool itself just as we do on hot days. As a result, the grass always feels cooler than other artificial grasses.

Is artificial turf suitable for dogs or cats

Dogs and cats are particular fans of Resigrass. Artificial grass is ideal for your garden if you have animals. You as the owner will also be extremely satisfied because there are numerous advantages to artificial grass for you and your pet:

  • Resistant to excrement of your pet
  • Unlike natural grass, our artificial turf will not discolour due to droppings but will always remain beautiful green
  • In the absence of organic material, your dog or cat will not dig anymore
  • So no more bare sandy patches and mud pools in your garden
  • In short, for a little educated pet, Resigrass in your garden is the absolute solution for an always green and beautiful lawn.

Shouldn't artificial turf be installed on a stabilizer?

"Why does Resigrass install on a sod bed?" This is probably one of the most common questions in our showroom. A lot of colleagues claim that artificial grass has to be installed on a stabilizer.

As far as we are concerned, technically speaking this is certainly possible, provided it does not infringe on the applicable legal regulations concerning the paving of the site. After all, artificial grass is a 'carpet' and can be installed on different types of surface. Stablisé, wood, concrete, tiles, soil etc. We advise you to ask your local authority for the necessary information should you wish to install artificial turf on a paved surface. But, we repeat, this is really not necessary and also makes a project unnecessarily expensive.

When it comes to the installation of artificial turf in a garden, our recommendation is to do this on a sand bed (or comparable type of sand such as crushed sand).

We are happy to explain why:

  • No planning permission is required, whereas stabilization (considered as paving) requires a building permit
  • Reversibility - if you want to plant a corner, for example, you can simply cut off a piece of artificial grass, replace the top layer with soil and start planting. With stabilization, you need to do some demolition work.
  • A sodding bed is cheaper than a stabilizing bed
  • Stabilization is not necessarily needed in a garden. A natural lawn is also laid on black sand, which is even less stable than the top layer of sulfur, which is also finely leveled (taut) and compacted. In other words, it is an excellent compromise between black sand and stabilized soil and offers sufficient stability for the normal use of a lawn.
  • Water permeability remains guaranteed - the sub-layer is sand and our artificial grass lets through 30 to 60 liters of water/minute/m².
  • If after a number of years some subsidence does occur, you can simply loosen the grass mat, fill up the subsoil and re-prime it, reattach the mat and you're done! With a stabilizer, this process is a lot more difficult.

A substrate in sulfur therefore only has advantages over a stabilizer and is also more environmentally friendly. We have been installing artificial turf in this way for almost 20 years to the satisfaction of our customers!

Cost of artificial turf versus natural grass

Is it expensive to install artificial turf? Having your lawn installed in artificial grass is an investment. This is because at the beginning you pay the full amount that artificial grass will cost for the rest of its life. The average lifespan is about 15 years. It is therefore often said that artificial turf is more expensive than natural grass. But is that really the case?

The calculation example below shows that this is not the case. To do the comparison correctly, you must take into account that the maintenance of a natural lawn is done in a way that produces a similar end result as an artificial lawn. That is, a well-maintained lawn that is done according to the rules of the art so that it always looks good and beautiful. No bare spots, moss, weeds or burnt grass, but a fresh green lawn that looks healthy.

In our example, we have based ourselves on a number of cost price parameters that you can find on various platforms and have taken average values from them.

For a 150 m2 garden, including the full installation, you pay on average €73 / m2 (in our example we base ourselves on RGP517). The lifespan of an artificial lawn is on average 15 years. So that comes down to an average investment cost of €730/year.

Cost of a beautiful and well-maintained lawn in natural grass

The installation of a natural lawn costs an average of €7.00/m2 and you may assume that you will need to renew it at least once every 15 years. So you have to take into account a cost of €140/year.

You must also include the cost of maintenance (mowing, fertilizing, scarifying, annual major maintenance, watering, waste disposal, weedkillers or pest control, ...). If you do this properly to achieve the desired result, you will spend at least around € 3000 at the end of the year. Lawn is not a natural but a cultivated material and therefore requires a lot of work and care (money). Thus, a natural lawn, well maintained, with a nice result will cost you about € 3140, - annually.

Conclusion

Based on the example above, you have recovered the investment of an artificial lawn in 3.5 years while its lifespan is on average 15 years.

How to install on different surfaces.

Installation

Best practices for your products

Where do you need to pay attention when you have installed artificial grass?

Before installation

  • Carefully remove all roots, plants, greenery, weeds and the like. Pay special attention to invasive vegetation such as bamboo, reed, and similar varieties. Make sure that these are completely dug out.

  • If you are in an area where there are moles, voles or other burrowers, you should ensure that there are systems installed to keep them away. For more information, you can contact our employees. In any case, Resigrass cannot be held responsible for subsidence of installed artificial grass caused by natural phenomena, by animals rummaging the surface, storm damage and so on. For this purpose, we refer explicitly to our General Terms and Conditions.

  • Fill subsidences, cavities, uneven areas and make sure that the ground is at the proper level. Keep in mind any border stones.

  • Make sure there are no pipes, cables or roof covering that can be damaged when securing the turf and clearly indicate which space is available for the use of nails or other attachment material. Resigrass is not responsible for any damage to the surface if you have not informed us in writing of the presence of infrastructure that can possibly be damaged and/or the precautionary measures to be taken in that context.

Right after installation

  • Avoid walking on the artificial grass for a minimum of 24 hours after the installation so that the glue can harden and to prevent the seams from coming apart.

  • One week after the installation, brush against the blades of the artificial grass with a hard brush.

In order to prevent damage

  • Do not leave any garden hose filled with water lying on the grass during hot summer days. Be attentive for reflections of sunlight caused by windows, glass domes etc. Those might cause melting of the fibers due to the magnifying-glass effect when the melting point (75° - 80°C) is reached.

  • Do not push chairs and tables over the turf. This action can work like "knives" and cut off the blades of grass, just like natural grass would also become damaged.

  • Be careful when using BBQs or other sources of heat. Place sources of heat preferably elsewhere and not on the artificial grass in order to avoid melt spots.

  • Ensure regular and appropriate maintenance according to the use and the application.

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