Titan installs turf for front and backyard home installations. Artificial turf is a synthetic plastic that is manufactured to look and feel like real grass, with different lengths on the same piece (blades ranging from 2 inches to 4 inches). In California, where droughts are frequent, it is a good alternative to water-intensive natural grass, because it requires no mowing, watering, fertilizers, or pesticides. Therefore, exchanging natural grass for turf will reduce electricity use, and save you money. Some of it’s many benefits include: low maintenance, durable, allergy-free, weed-free, and available in many different styles and colors. In times of drought, real grass requires regular heavy watering to stay green. As a result of water restrictions imposed by local government, natural grass can wither and die off, or go to weeds. In addition, dogs like to dig holes or use natural grass for excreting. However, turf doesn’t need to be replaced because of damage due to heat, weeds, dogs, or lack of watering. Another advantage, is that it produces no mud during the rainy season. But turf does have its downside: limited life, periodic cleaning requirements, and use of toxic materials (recycled rubber on the mat and silicone lubrication on the blades). It can also create a “heat affect” in the sun and increased storm water runoff. It is cleaned with water and sanitizing agents.