Ask JW: Perfecting Putting Green Surfaces – Part 1

Over the years, synthetic turf putting greens succumb to wear and tear that reduces the longevity of the surface.  Most of these surfaces have become wrinkled, bumpy, and mere impossible to maintain especially stimp meter speeds. The biggest cause behind putting green failures is often due to inexperienced installers. Getting to know your putting green materials is the first step. You don’t have to be a professional golfer to install a synthetic turf putting green, but you must learn how to install them. Many Installers feel that since they have conquered landscape turf, installing putting greens couldn’t be that difficult. They are wrong. Perfecting synthetic turf putting greens will always be an ongoing learning experience due to every golfer and every putting green installation being different than the next. In my 25+ years of installing synthetic turf putting greens, I have learned that you must have skills, patience, and knowledge of the game of golf on a putting green. I know that that sounds a little drastic, but if you want to be the best in what you do, you must put the effort in researching, learning, and practicing being the best. It may sound like I am wanting installers to become golfers, but that’s not my intention, even though it would help😊. My goal is to teach installation tips that will save your team frustration when the client/customer is very unhappy with their newly placed putting green. It happens and it will keep on happening if your team is not properly educated. I am very excited to assist you and your team to bring awareness to the pros and cons of installing Synthetic Turf Putting Greens. “And who knows?… You may pick up golf or become a better golfer”.

This month ASK JW will start a new series which will provide educational information along with tips and tricks in perfecting putting green surfaces.

 

For more information contact J.W. at askjw@sgwcorp.com or call 888.846.3598

To read more about this topic,

Ask JW: Rooftop Synthetic Turf Installation

Over the years, synthetic turf uses have become more popular than ever. Synthetic turf has served decades of service to sporting surfaces, landscapes, and putting greens. The latest craze? Synthetic turf rooftops. Taking advantage of areas that are on rooftops, balconies, and mezzanines is becoming more popular in the design stage. Many architects and designers are adding rooftop amenities to their portfolio and creating areas on upper levels of buildings for everyone to enjoy.

 

This month, ASK JW will show you how easy a synthetic turf rooftop installation can be.

 

For more information contact J.W. at askjw@sgwcorp.com or call 888.846.3598

To read more about this topic,

Ask JW: Seam Integration – Part 3 – Perfecting Seams

Throughout this series, we’ve spoken about integration, the Mohawk, and how unifying two sections of synthetic turf can be difficult. We learned that every installation is different from the next. It is your obligation as a craftsman to create invisible seams for your clients.   

 

This month, ASK JW will share tips, tricks, and special techniques that will assist you in preventing mistakes, making repairs, and creating invisible seams.

 

For more information contact J.W. at askjw@sgwcorp.com or call 888.846.3598

To read more about this topic,

Ask JW: Seam Integration – Part 2 – Manipulation

The worst thing you can do is overwork a synthetic turf seam. Synthetic turf fibers when overworked will show a different shade of color. This is primarily due to light. Mostly UV Light. 

Example; When a sample of turf is placed with its leaning fibers facing toward the focal point, there is a darker, deeper color that occurs differently as to when the fibers being placed away from the focal point.  This is due to the angle of the fiber in conjunction to light. If you witness a “shiny” surface in areas of your installs this means the turf fibers are lying flat allowing “Light” to shine off their surface and will need some assistance in getting them vertical. When it comes to installing and blending two sections of turf seams together it is crucial for you to understand how manipulation and light can have affect upon your installations.

This month ASK JW will explain why “Manipulation” can cause reoccurring havoc on your installations. 

For more information contact J.W. at askjw@sgwcorp.com or call 888.846.3598

To read more about this topic,

Ask JW: Seam Integration – Part 1 – The Mohawk

The synthetic turf industry has evolved over the past couple of decades, and with advanced technology, research, and development, synthetic turf manufacturers are producing thicker, more realistic turf. However, these changes have created more difficult installation processes. This month, ASK JW will go in detail on the dreaded “Mohawk” and how seam integration can prevent it.

This month ASK JW will teach Part 1 –  on Seam Integration, the dreaded Mohawk, and how sunlight plays a major role in visible seams.

For more information contact J.W. at askjw@sgwcorp.com or call 888.846.3598

To read more about this topic,

Ask JW: Seam Integration – Part 1 – Introduction

Seaming is the most recognized problem in the synthetic turf industry today. The synthetic turf industry has evolved over the past couple of decades and with advanced technology, research, and development synthetic turf manufacturers are producing thicker “Real Like” turf. However, these changes have created more difficult installation processes. 

This month ASK JW will teach Part 1 – the introduction on Seam Integration, the dreaded Mohawk, and how sunlight plays a major role in visible seams.

For more information contact J.W. at askjw@sgwcorp.com or call 888.846.3598

To read more about this topic,

Ask JW: Synthetic Turf, Drainage & Flooding

Every year when monsoon season is upon us, we all know that there is a chance of possible flooding. Over the last two years alone, there has been record amounts of rainfall across the nation prior to monsoon season. What does this mean to the synthetic turf industry? It means it could cost you and/or your customers thousands of dollars in damages. Just because your turf product drains 30+ inches per hour per square yard does not mean your subbase does. 

This month, ASK JW will dive deep into synthetic turf and drainage, and how a “flawed subbase” can affect your entire Installation and cause extensive damage.

For more information contact J.W. at askjw@sgwcorp.com or call 888.846.3598

To read more about this topic,

Ask JW: Nailer Boards & Synthetic Turf Part 2

The Landscape Synthetic Turf Industry has been so exciting lately with so many uses being offered than ever before. Designers, architects, and engineers are receiving more requests for synthetic turf to be placed on concrete, asphalt, balconies, mezzanines, and rooftops. They are finding themselves researching proper methods and systems that can be incorporated within the design of their projects to provide a beautiful and efficient landscape alternative. 

 

This month, ASK JW will teach you how to properly install and use nailer boards on concrete, asphalt, balconies, and rooftops and how they incorporate with underlying drainage grids. 

 

Ask JW: Installation of Nylon/Poly Putt

In the past decades, putting green surfaces have become a favorite addition to the yards of homeowners. Families are leaving the tv, going outside, and getting more involved with the newest yard games. Lawn Darts, Cornhole, and Putting Greens seem to be the latest craze.  Installing putting greens can be a challenge, so I hope you enjoy these installation procedures and methods I have written to assist you in your installations.

For more information contact J.W. at askjw@sgwcorp.com or call 888.846.3598  

To read more about this topic,  

Ask JW: Nailer Boards & Synthetic Turf Part 1

The synthetic turf industry has been so exciting lately with more uses being offered than ever before. Designers, architects, and engineers are acknowledging the fast-growing industry and finding themselves researching proper methods and systems that can be incorporated within their projects. In two decades, securing synthetic turf hasn’t changed much other than the need to do away with embeds (nails, spikes, staples) for securing sections. Securing synthetic turf embeds has been installers choice for years and still is the majority method. Nailer Boards are becoming a favorite among designers, architects, and engineers because the exterior perimeter is equally stable when installed and fastened correctly.

This Month ASK JW will explain what a nailer board is, and its many uses in the synthetic turf Industry.

For more information contact J.W. at askjw@sgwcorp.com or call 888.846.3598

 

To read more about this topic,