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Everything You Need to Know About Installing Artificial Grass Around Trees

April 3, 2023

Have you been dreaming of adding an artificial lawn but aren’t sure how this will impact the trees in your yard? Trees are an integral element of your outdoor living space, which is why it is important to consider how an artificial turf lawn will affect your trees in the long run. When considering adding an artificial grass lawn around trees in your yard, it is important to choose good quality artificial turf. High quality turf allows water and oxygen to flow through to the soil. Also, quality turf will look more like natural grass and will complement the surrounding trees and plants beautifully.

How Do Trees Stay Healthy on an Artificial Lawn?

We all know that trees can add color, valuable shade, and enhance the natural beauty of your yard. For a tree to stay healthy, the tree roots need to gather moisture and nutrients from the soil. Even though artificial grass is made of polyethylene or plastic, it still breathes. It is engineered to ensure excellent drainage so that the soil underneath still gets water. The moisture absorbed by the soil can be reached by the roots of the trees.

Another concern you may have is whether artificial grass around trees can overheat your soil. Luckily, a UV additive in the resin prevents our artificial grass from overheating. As a precaution, it is a good idea to periodically rinse your grass and the soil beneath it with some cool water from the hose.

Choosing the  Best Trees For Your Yard With An Artificial Grass Lawn

If you are considering planting trees in your yard before installing an artificial turf lawn, it is best to consult an arborist. An arborist specializes in the care and maintenance of trees and can help you choose the best trees for your landscape. Just remember, when choosing a tree, it is important to avoid trees with shallow roots that can push up on your soil.

How to Enhance the Health of Your Trees and Natural Appearance of Your Yard

When adding artificial grass around trees, it is important to add a circle well around the tree trunk. A circle well allows the tree to access its vital nutrients. The additional space between the tree and the turf will help enhance the longevity and survival of your tree. To make the base of your tree more aesthetically pleasing to the eye, you can add shallow-rooting plants, mulch, or drought-resistant perennials. These plants will not take away moisture from your tree. Artificial turf surrounding a single tree

Learn More About Artificial Grass

Watersavers Turf has the highest quality in artificial turf options to choose from. To learn more about artificial turf, check out our Artificial Turf Resources page or head to one of Watersavers Turf’s SF Bay Area locations, including our two showrooms in San Rafael and Concord. We also offer free turf samples to help you get a better sense of which turf product is right for your goals.

You can also chat with us online or give us a call at 844-974-8873. Be sure to ask about our free estimates!

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