Product Spotlight: Majestic Pro Brown Thatch

If you’re looking for a synthetic grass solution built for heavy usage, Majestic Pro Brown Thatch is your ideal choice!

With an approximate 80 ounce face weight and 1.75” pile height, the Majestic Pro Brown Thatch line is one of our most durable and realistic products at SGW. Vibrant dual field and olive green yarn color tones paired with a brown thatch produces an exceptionally realistic appearance, virtually indistinguishable from real grass. The model also features a diamond de-lustered grass blade shape, creating a soft plush feel and exceptional realism that will last for years to come. Majestic Pro Brown Thatch is ideal and safe for children and pets, and like all of our products, certified non-toxic, lead free, and comes with our industry leading 15 year warranty.

Ask JW: Getting to Know Your Turf

There is never enough time to do the job right…but always enough time to do it over.”

Don’t be one of these Synthetic Turf Installers – “Ask JW”


You want to be successful in the synthetic turf industry… Then get to know your turf. I receive calls every week from installers asking me questions in regards to their turf problems. During these conversations I get baffled by the questions that are asked mainly because they have no knowledge or not enough knowledge about their products that they are using. You can be one of those “Live and Learn” contractors, or you can get educated about “What you do”, how you do it and why. Don’t be one of those installers that never has enough time to do the job right but always enough time to do it over. I have witnessed installers spending countless hours and money repairing poor workmanship all because they were chasing the dollar and not getting to know their turf. Get all your products that you install and sit down with them and get to know them like you do friendships.

While the majority of synthetic turf may look identical to your average homeowner, there are many differences in the way they are manufactured. First and foremost you should be educated to the client’s needs. Is it a high traffic area? Do they have pets? How many pets? Is the area going to be for child play? Choose the turf that is right for your clients’ needs.

Product Spotlight: Diamond Supreme Spring

Our Diamond Supreme Spring is one of the highest quality synthetic grass products in the industry. Carrying the second highest face weight in our inventory, Diamond Supreme Spring provides you with an unbelievably realistic lawn.

With an approximate 90 ounce face weight and 2.50 inch grass blades, your lawn will endure any amount of foot traffic and create a safe haven for any pets. With lively dual shades of lime-field green grass blades along with a brown thatch, Diamond Supreme Spring showcases a vibrant and realistic appearance that compliments any landscape area. A “W’ blade shape coupled with memory foam action technology helps keep the grass blades standing upright.

Diamond Supreme spring comes with a 15 year warranty, guaranteeing a beautiful plush lawn for years to come!

Ask JW: Cold Weather Artificial Grass Installation

Cold weather synthetic turf installation can be more challenging than warmer install conditions. In this months “ASK JW” Column, you will be provided installation tips that will make your cold weather installations efficient and less stressful.

Lets Begin

Always store your rolls of synthetic grass so the freezing temperatures will not leave flat spots in the turf roll. If you have to store the turf outside, rotate the roll occasionally to prevent flat spots from occurring.

Cold weather “Flat Spots” in rolls of synthetic turf

To be a successful synthetic turf contractor, I recommend SGW Superseam Pro Adhesive for all of your seaming needs as it has been tested against the leading competition. SGW Superseam Pro Adhesive has been physically tested and approved in below freezing temperatures. If you happen to purchase your seaming adhesive at a hardware store, understand a majority of hardware store adhesives are water based and contain high percentages of fillers. These inexpensive water-based adhesives may freeze under cold weather conditions and subsequently cause seam failure when ambient temperatures arise causing seam rupture due to thermal expansion and contraction. Store SGW Superseam Pro Adhesive in a warm environment prior to use, it will maintain the glue’s viscosity (thickness) and provide a more pliable adhesive to work with.


Roll out your synthetic turf and allow it to lay flat on the prepped surface to remove any wrinkles. In freezing temperatures you may need to have an external heater available to expedite this process. This will make your installation more efficient and prevent aggressively stretching the turf to reach its flatness on the compacted subgrade.

With the rise in temperature throughout the day, the synthetic turf will expand and/or contract. Make sure you secure each side of the connecting seams with nails, spikes or staples to prevent the seam from moving prior to placing the SGW Superseam Pro adhesive.

When seaming in cold weather, the two edges that are to be seamed may be stiff/hard and achieving a successful seam will be more difficult. After adhesive placement and adjoining the two sections of turf together, place SGW infill bags on the center of the seam to ensure the cold edges don’t lift. Make sure that a 1/8 inch of SGW Superseam Pro Adhesive is placed. Excessive amounts of adhesive may seep up and through the seam and drainage holes due to the placement of bag weight.

When the seams are cures you may need to use a wire brush and fibrillate the fibers back to their original state prior to placing the infill.

When placing the infill the surface must be dry in order for the infill to reach the base of the fibers. If the surface has any moisture the infill will stick to the top and will have to dry out or be removed to complete this process. Make sure all infill is stored in a dry controlled area at all times.

When the temperatures warm up and the snow or ice has melted, most of the melted snow and ice will drain through the drainage holes. Use a leaf blower and clean the top surface. After cleaning, I recommend using a power broom to rejuvenate the fibers to bring back the esthetics of the synthetic turf.

Stay tuned for next month’s “Ask JW” column for synthetic grass install tips and tricks! For more information or to contact J.W.: askjw@sgwcorp.com or call 888 846 3598.

Plush is Back!

Create the most realistic lush front lawn with Synthetic Grass Warehouse’s Everlast Turf Plush artificial grass! Rich emerald and lime green color tones paired with a brown thatch in an astounding 100 ounce face weight give this landscape an added “curb appeal.” The oval shaped synthetic grass fiber gives this turf a soft-to-the-touch feel and is perfect for a client who wants a realistic lush front lawn. Show clients why Plush is so incredible for their landscape! We are stocked up, so order your free samples you’re your SGW rep today!

Popular TigerTurf Products are now IPEMA Certified!

Seven popular TigerTurf products are now certified by the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association under the American Society for Testing Materials F1292 certification! Through rigorous independent third party testing, these products have been tested under two different criteria: G-Max (shock) as well as the Head Injury Criterion score—this measures the impact severity qualifying the risk of head trauma.

“We couldn’t be happier,” said SGW Co-owner Victor Lanfranco. “As the synthetic grass industry’s leading distributor of artificial turf, this certification is just one more step we take to ensure the safety of our products and to keep those products on the forefront of technology.”

The following TigerTurf products now feature the IPEMA ASTM F1292 certification:

According to IPEMA test results, each TigerTurf product can withstand at least 200 g max and a HIC of less than 1,000.

These products are distributed exclusively through Synthetic Grass Warehouse for the North American region, so call for your free samples!

Ask JW: Incorporating Tree Wells Into Your Install (Part 2)

I forgot to place irrigation to a tree under my newly placed turf, what do I do?

As I stated in my November 2015 column, trees, plants and shrubs require carbon, hydrogen and oxygen from the air and water to survive. There is little turf installers can do to control how much of these necessary elements plants will receive. Enclosing and placing synthetic turf directly up against a tree, plant or shrub will decrease the tree’s chance of survival. Without a supply of water, it is a definite that the plant will die.

This month I will explain how to place irrigation around a tree after the synthetic turf system has been installed.

Terms to Remember:

Crown/Flair– The root flare area (also called the crown or root collar) is the area where the main stem tissue transitions to root tissue.

Roots– anchors the tree to the ground and gathers water and nutrients to transfer to all parts of the tree. They are also used for reproduction, defense, survival, energy storage and many other purposes.

Canopy – The above-ground portion and collection of individual plant crowns.

Carpet Kicker – A tool that assists in stretching synthetic turf.

Push Cutter – A tool used to cut synthetic turf from the bottom backing without harming the turf fibers.

STEP 1:


Measure the distance from the base/crown/flair of tree that aligns with the canopy of the tree. Use chalk or white silica sand and mark the perimeter line around the tree to establish the “cut line” of the synthetic turf. Keep this measurement written down for the next steps until synthetic turf is cut open.

STEP 2:


Take a shop vacuum and remove infill from the turf approximately two feet on each side of marked line. This will allow the synthetic turf to be cut efficiently and will also prevent a ridge or bump to be left after the replacement is done.

*Remember: If the infill is not removed past your working area, this ridge/bump is very hard to remove after the turf is placed back in its original state.

STEP 3:


After the infill is removed, re-mark the perimeter line around the tree just as you did in Step 1. Take a push cutter tool and cut the marked line to open up the synthetic turf. The push cutter tool will cut the synthetic turf from the bottom of backing and will not jeopardize cutting the turf fibers.

STEP 4:


Take both sections and fold them open to allow the subgrade to be exposed for the next steps.

STEP 5:


When the turf is folded and open to the subgrade, re-mark the canopy measurement as in the previous steps. Excavate approximately 10 inches and carefully place the excavated soils to the side.

STEP 6:


Place newly connected irrigation and secure with staples to ensure the Irrigation heads remain vertical. Test the irrigation for any leaks prior to the next step. Place a collar around the irrigation heads, backfill, and level. The collar will have a cover that will be placed on top after the repair is completed. This will allow for future maintenance and visual inspection of the irrigation heads.

It is important to compact the soils to a minimum of 80 percent–this will ensure the excavated soils will not settle due to foot traffic.

STEP 7:


After the irrigation is complete, fold the synthetic turf back to its original position. Place seam tape at center of seam. Place SGW Superseam Glue and with a carpet kicker join both sections together.

STEP 8:


After the glue is cured, replace the infill and fibrillate the fiber to hide the seam. Place a green cover on top of the collar to allow for an even surface.

Stay tuned for next month’s “Ask JW” column for synthetic grass install tips and tricks! For more information or to contact J.W.: askjw@sgwcorp.com or call 888 846 3598.

Turf Tips for Cold Weather Installations

When the weather outside is frightful, your cold weather install can be more delightful with these turf tips, brought to you by our Installation Professional, Joe Wadkins! Stay tuned for more in-depth cold weather installation tips in his January “Ask J.W.” feature story!

1.) Always store your rolls of synthetic grass so the freezing temperatures will not leave flat spots in the turf roll. If you have to store the turf outside, rotate the roll occasionally to prevent flat spots from occurring.

2.) Be sure to store all water-based adhesives in a warm environment. This will maintain the glue’s viscosity (thickness) as well as providing a more pliable substance to work with. A water-based adhesive may possibly freeze under cold weather conditions and subsequently cause seam failure. I recommend SGW SuperSeam Pro Glue for all of your seaming needs as it has been tested and approved for conditions colder than 32 degrees Fahrenheit.

3.) Before cold weather arrives, roll out your synthetic turf and allow it to lay flat on the prepped surface to remove any wrinkles. This will make your installation more efficient and prevent cold weather stretching.


For more in-depth cold weather installation tips, stay tuned for the ‘Ask J.W.’ January column! If you have any questions for J.W., please reach him at: askjw@sgwcorp.com or call 888-846-3598.

Synthetic Grass Blade Shapes: Why They Matter

There is more to synthetic grass than meets the immediate eye! From different color combinations, grass blade lengths and face weights, also consider the grass blade shape! Synthetic Grass Warehouse TigerTurf and Everlast Turf products are specifically designed to withstand all varieties of foot traffic, provide a realistic landscape alternative and imitate the feel of actual grass blades between your toes, but which one is your ideal shape and will fulfill your customer’s specific needs? While this is anything but a pair of pants or a jacket, there is a certain grass blade shape that is better “fitted” for your installation.

Bring out your magnifying glass and get up close and personal with our artificial turf with these following featured grass blade shapes:

3D Curvy “W” fiber:

This synthetic grass blade shape is featured as the face yarn for our most popular synthetic turf, TigerTurf Diamond line. From Diamond Light Spring to Diamond Supreme Fescue, this fiber shape acts like a memory foam mattress, no matter the face weight. Once the grass blade is bent by foot traffic, it will return to it’s original shape. Equipped with Tencate’s most advance TigerTurf technology, SGW Diamond turf is a durable realistic option for any landscape that experiences medium to high amounts of foot traffic!

Diamond De-lustered:

This diamond grass blade shape is designed to create a soft luxurious feel while emulating a natural grass blade appearance. This grass blade in commonly found in the TigerTurf Majestic turf line as well as the TigerTurf Marquee line. The grass blade is soft to the touch and yet can still withstand foot traffic! Many common applications for this turf blade shape are front lawns or any landscape that experiences low to medium foot traffic.

Omega:

A popular turf shape for both durability and realistic feel, the Omega turf fiber is commonly found in our popular TigerTurf Everglade synthetic grass series as well as our highly durable TigerTurf Pet Turf. Popular for a realistic grass blade appearance as well as it’s ability to handle high amounts of foot traffic, the Omega synthetic grass blade shape is a great option for durability while still maintaining a softer feel.

‘M’ shape:

This highly durable shape is a perfect option for those installations that need extra durability reassurance.The shape of the blade allows pressure to be exerted over several separate points, which diminishes the foot traffic impact. The M shape is commonly found in the Everlast Turf Riviera Pro synthetic grass model and is ideal for landscapes that experience moderate to heavy foot traffic.

‘S’ Blade:

This featured synthetic grass blade is uniquely shaped for a realistic appearance as well as added durability. We decided our Everlast Turf Tacoma synthetic grass needed a little ssssprucing up by adding the ‘S’ blade to it’s face yarn. As one of our most popular artificial turf products, the Tacoma turf only looks and feels more realistic than ever before with this grass blade shape! Our Tacoma and Tacoma Light turf with the newly incorporated ‘S’ blade is perfect for any landscape that experiences medium to heavy foot traffic.

Keepin’ It Real with Diamond Fescue

Get ready for an upgrade! In conjunction with Tencate, Synthetic Grass Warehouse has taken turf color to a whole new level…color level, that is.

One of our most popular TigerTurf series will now have a more realistic appearance than ever before! The TigerTurf Diamond Fescue turf line showcases a more vibrant green color tone that exemplifies natural grass at its best! The dynamic dual color tones coupled with the strongest yarn durability will make your customers find an excuse to “turf” something. See the color difference for yourself today and call your SGW representative for free samples of the nation’s most popular synthetic grass!

Available now in our standard Diamond Supreme Fescue, Diamond Pro Fescue and Diamond Light Fescue products! Call for your free samples today!