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Does Higher Blade Count Mean Better Quality Synthetic Grass?


When you are considering purchasing a DYI or synthetic lawn project to improve your home landscaping, there are many different terms that you will come across. In previous blog posts, we offered simple definitions for many of the words you will encounter. To help you understand the terms farther; this blog post is going to apply those terms for you.


Synthetic turf comes in many different colors, durability, and measurements. Finding a synthetic turf that best fits the needs of your lawn is fairly simple, but occasionally confusing. When comparing different types of artificial grass it is very important to pay attention to the blade count, or stitch count – a higher stitch count most commonly means a higher durability and better quality.

The blade count refers to the number of blades per square inch. Thus, a higher count of blades per inch will last longer in high traffic areas or a yard for pets. Not every yard needs artificial turf with a high blade count because in low traffic areas it may be unnecessary.

Another item to consider when deciding which synthetic lawn will best fit your needs is the gauge; this is the distance between rows of blades. In simple words: tighter packed blades are recommended for a putting green for better ball travel across the green, whereas as a wider gauge might be fine for an athletic field.

With this all said, when you are in your beginning stage of research for a synthetic lawn that best fits your needs it is best to think hard about the day to day duties you want your lawn to perform. If you have pets or children who love the playing in the yard it might be best to get a lawn that has a higher blade count and a wider gauge. If you are more interested in putting a putting green in your back yard it would be best to use a synthetic turf that has a closer gauge and a higher stitch rate.

Call and ask us for advice on the materials that meet your requirements.