Why You Should Use Weed Barrier

It’s usually all but impossible for weeds to sprout up through artificial turf. However, they can still grow along the edges of the lawn or where seams are disrupted. If you want to ensure that your new synthetic turf installation doesn’t suffer from pesky weeds each year, ask your turf installer about utilizing a weed barrier.

 

Weed barriers are installed as an underlayment beneath your synthetic turf blades. They’re strong enough to prevent weeds from taking root, yet they’re porous enough to allow all water and liquid nutrients through to properly drain. They also act as an additional stabilizer and soil separator for your synthetic grass lawn. Weeds are incredibly sneaky, but a properly installed weed barrier will help almost entirely eliminate any weeds that may pop up. If you do see weeds creep up through your turf, they will be few and far between, and they can be easily removed through weeding and an application of pesticide. Weed barrier is best for homeowners without pets, however, since pet waste will seep into the weed barrier fabric and cause odors over time.

 

Made from non-woven, sheer black fabric, Synthetic Grass Warehouse’s weed fabric is a top choice among turf installers nationwide. It has professional-grade weed and erosion control, with a 15-year warranty to support its effectiveness. It resists mildew, rotting, and insect invasion, and it’s extremely durable and tear-resistant. It has water and air permeability of up to 10 gallons per minute per square foot, and it’s UV-resistant for long-term exposure to sunlight. Sold in a 6’ x 250’ roll, SGW weed fabric is proven to have the best results in weed control.

To learn more about how to get the most from your synthetic grass, speak to your installer about proper turf care or contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse location. We can help you find the perfect synthetic grass products and installation accessories for your home or business. We’ve been an industry leader for more than 20 years, helping distributors, installers, and homeowners alike with all of their artificial grass installation needs. To find out more about our products or for guidance with your next artificial grass installation, contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse facility today.

How Does Blade Shape Play a Role in Artificial Grass?

Face weights, pile heights, thatch color, and blade shape…there’s a lot to consider when choosing the right synthetic grass product for your installation. It can be easy to get lost in the terminology and lose sight of why it all matters in the first place. Blade shape is a factor that often goes unconsidered by homeowners, but it’s one that can play a major role in the performance of your turf and its suitability for your household. From durability to natural appearance and from softness to light reflection, the blade shape you choose will dictate which artificial grass products are right for you.

 

S-Shape

S-shape is a popular choice for blade shapes because its round, dimensional curves make it appear more like natural grass than flatter blade shapes. The curves of the S reduce the flat surface area of the blade which, in turn, means they reflect less sunlight. Reflected sunlight can make turf look more white than green due to a mirroring effect, which means that S blades appear a more lush and vibrant green compared to flatter shapes. S-blade artificial grass is also very soft to the touch thanks to these curved edges. It has a moderate resilience and is therefore usually used in areas with moderate amounts of foot traffic, such as residential landscaping applications with Everlast Turf Tacoma synthetic grass.

 

M-Shape

The M-shape blade is known for its impressive durability, making it ideal for landscapes and lawns that experience heavy amounts of foot traffic, including sports fields and athletic facilities. The M shape spreads pressure across several separate points of the blade rather than just one, which means that as people and animals walk on the turf, the blade experiences pressure on multiple spots rather than just one, preventing the blade from tearing. To experience all the M shape has to offer, try the Everlast Turf Riviera Pro model.

 

W-Shape

W-shaped turf blades are both ultra-realistic and incredibly durable, with the ability to return to their original shape even after heavy amounts of foot traffic. The unique shape of these blades also helps disperse heat due to their light-diffusing qualities. Instead of absorbing sunlight and the heat that comes with it, they reflect it away which can result in a cooler lawn versus other blade shapes. As one of the newest blade shapes on the market, it utilizes all of the latest turf technology to remain at the top of the industry. It’s featured as the face yarn for our most popular synthetic turf line, TigerTurf Diamond.

 

Diamond De-lustered

The diamond blade shape is best for residential landscapes that receive low to medium amounts of foot traffic. It’s best used for installations with an emphasis on aesthetics rather than durability and functionality. The diamond shape creates a soft and luxurious feel while mimicking the appearance of natural grass. This grass blade is commonly found in the TigerTurf Marquee line.

 

Omega

A more complex shape that resembles the ancient Greek letter, omega synthetic turf is often used for very high-durability applications, such as Pet Turf. It is also usually seen with shorter pile heights to further enhance its resilience. If you’re seeking an option that has high durability while maintaining a softer feel, try the Omega turf fiber in the TigerTurf Everglade synthetic grass series.

 

If you’re still unsure about which blade shape is right for you, speak to your installer about your options or contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse location. We can help you find the perfect synthetic grass product for your home or business. We’ve been an industry leader for more than 20 years, helping distributors, installers, and homeowners alike with all of their artificial grass installation needs. To find out more about our products or for guidance with your next artificial grass installation, contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse facility today.

The Benefits of AirDrain

One of the biggest reasons that homeowners and property managers switch to artificial grass is the incredibly efficient drainage. No matter how much rainfall your lawn endures, your synthetic turf will remain lush, green, and — most importantly — dry the next day, thanks to innovative drainage systems such as AirDrain. If you’re considering artificial grass installation for your home or business, speak to a Synthetic Grass Warehouse professional about AirDrain and its many benefits.

 

What is AirDrain?

AirDrain is a geocell drainage grid created by AirField Systems that provides unparalleled efficiency in turf drainage rates. The geocell grid creates a one-inch air void underneath your artificial grass lawn, which elevates it in order to allow air to circulate and water to drain through rapidly. AirDrain is made from 100 percent recycled copolymer, which means that it will withstand extreme temperatures without sacrificing performance. By creating a pocket of space between your artificial grass and the concrete below, the drainage system is able to flush away pet waste and other bacteria with unrivaled efficiency. This keeps your lawn clean and sanitary for you and your family to enjoy year-round.

 

Hygienic for Pet Applications

Artificial turf’s 100 percent vertical drainage makes it the ideal landscaping solution for kennels, dog parks, vet clinics, or homes with pets. The one-inch air void creates ample space for both liquid and solid pet waste to be flushed away, so you can keep the area as clean and odor-free as possible. You can even install an automatic flushing system for even greater drainage capabilities, if you run a commercial facility that requires more regular cleaning. The system utilizes any water source and inexpensive PVC piping, making it a low-cost and easy-to-install solution for many businesses.

 

Safe for Playground Applications

AirDrain is also beneficial for kid-friendly areas such as schools and playgrounds. For play area turf, AirDrain is placed on top of the polygreen foam pad that protects kids from impact falls. The artificial grass and infill are then placed on top of the drainage system to complete the IPEMA-certified installation. AirDrain’s playground drainage also results in a more stable surface area overall and consistent Head Impact Criterion (HIC) testing results across the area, making it safer for children. Inconsistent HIC across the playground could detrimentally affect the safety of the area and put property owners at risk for liability.

 

Durable for Athletic Applications

For almost 20 years, AirDrain has been the leading product for green sports fields, and it has been the NFL Players’ Choice in sports fields since 2006. The thickness and resin of AirDrain consistently provides uniform shock absorbency that reduces the strain on athletes’ joints and ligaments. It also helps give a consistent GMAX and HIC across the entire field, better protecting the safety of the players and reducing the owners’ liability risk. AirDrain’s 100% vertical drainage also minimizes water and mud-related injuries. The AirDrain sports field drainage system drains at a rate of 171 inches per hour, so no amount of rain or poor weather will flood the field and delay your game when you use AirDrain.

 

If you’re looking for a durable landscaping solution that can withstand any wet weather and remain beautiful year-round, look no further than Synthetic Grass Warehouse. We’ve been an industry leader for more than 20 years, helping distributors, installers, and homeowners alike with all of their artificial grass installation needs. We can help you find the perfect synthetic grass product for your home or business, as well as installation accessories such as AirDrain. To find out more about our products or for guidance with your next artificial grass installation, contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse facility today.

How to Care for Your Artificial Turf in the Spring

For many of us around the country, the rain and snow are finally letting up and giving way to much-needed sunshine. As the weather warms and the sun spends more hours per day in the sky, you’ll likely be enjoying your backyard more and more. But, before you fully indulge in springtime fun, you’ll need to give your artificial grass lawn some TLC to help it recover from the harsh winter weather and be ready for your family to enjoy. Here are some key ways that you can care for your turf this spring to extend its lifespan and keep it in its best shape. 

Check your lawn for winter weather damage

Winters just about everywhere are infamous for their less-than-ideal weather. From snowstorms to heavy winds, the winter months bring with them all kinds of weather conditions that can damage your home’s landscaping. As spring comes around and the snow finally melts, check your artificial grass for any signs of wear or visible damage. Check for loose seams, lifted edges, broken blades, or sagging surfaces. Although a professionally-installed synthetic turf lawn won’t be easily damaged by weather, some issues can arise on occasion after a particularly bad season. If you do spot any damage, don’t worry; it is very easy to repair small patches of synthetic turf without having to replace the entire lawn.

Re-bloom your turf blades

Once you’ve determined that your artificial grass is unscathed, you’ll need to help bring it back to its full potential. Snow, ice, and debris from heavy wind can weigh down your lawn and cause your turf blades to become matted over weeks or months. To help your blades stand upright again, use a broom with synthetic blades to brush the turf against the grain. This technique, known as cross-brushing, will rejuvenate the look of your lawn and help it appear full and lush once more. Any rake or broom will do, but avoid metal prongs which may damage the turf fibers. If you want to ensure you’re keeping your lawn safe, some retailers offer turf combs created specifically for artificial grass lawns.

Get a professional turf cleaning

If your lawn needs a major pick-me-up going into spring—or if you merely don’t have the time to clean up your lawn yourself—you can schedule a professional artificial grass cleaning service for your home or business. Companies like TurFresh offer comprehensive cleaning plans that cover everything from re-blooming turf blades to topping up infill and improving drainage. TurFresh is especially useful for pet owners, as a professional service can ensure that all pet hair, waste, and odor is fully removed. TurFresh even offers their own proprietary turf deodorizer and infill products which are non-toxic and 100% safe for kids and pets.

If you’re looking for a durable landscaping solution that can withstand any weather and remain beautiful year-round, look no further than Synthetic Grass Warehouse. We’ve been an industry leader for more than 20 years, helping distributors, installers, and homeowners alike with all of their artificial grass needs. We can help you find the perfect synthetic grass product for your home or business, enabling you to have a beautiful and functional landscape during any season. To find out more about our products and find your perfect match, contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse facility today.

Benefits of Artificial Grass for Rooftop Applications

As synthetic grass booms in popularity, people are finding more and more uses for their favorite landscaping solution. One of the most popular ways to utilize turf, other than traditional landscaping, is to create a rooftop deck. One of the biggest modern landscaping trends today, especially in densely-packed urban areas, is to install artificial grass on rooftops, terraces, and balconies. By taking advantage of turf’s low maintenance requirements and lightweight properties, developers can utilize every inch of outdoor space and create relaxing guest space with unbeatable views. 

Enjoy outdoor space in the city

One of the biggest benefits of rooftop artificial grass installation is that it creates valuable outdoor space, a commodity that can be difficult to find in a big city. Places like New York, Chicago, and Boston are notorious for having densely-packed housing which make backyards and gardens few and far between. With space at such a premium, especially green space, finding new and unique ways to create usable outdoor space can improve your quality of life in the city or increase your property’s value. Allowing guests, tenants, and customers to soak in views of the city while enjoying a game of cornhole or letting their pets run around in a safe, enclosed space is a valuable commodity that will add a much-appreciated touch of luxury to any urban property.

Enhance a rooftop pool

If your new development features a luxurious rooftop pool, take it to the next level with an artificial grass pool deck. Synthetic turf is a functional decking alternative that looks great, absorbs water without issue, and is more comfortable to walk on than most hardscaping. With drainage capabilities of up to 30 inches of water per hour per square yard, SGW artificial grass products are well-suited to residential and commercial rooftop pool decks of all sizes. 

Be more eco-friendly

Opting for synthetic turf for your rooftop versus natural greenery or hardscaping will help you to be more eco-friendly and save money in the long-run. Whereas natural grass requires daily watering, weekly trimming, and other regular maintenance, synthetic turf for your roof deck is a low-maintenance option that will significantly reduce your landscaping costs each month by saving hundreds or thousands of gallons of water. Conserving water in this way—not to mention eliminating the use of harmful CO2-emitting maintenance tools—will help you do your part to save the planet (and your wallet). 

If you’re in the process of turning your rooftop into a usable deck space for your guests or clients, Synthetic Grass Warehouse artificial turf is the premier choice. Synthetic turf has countless benefits for rooftop applications, including saving you significant money each year. Synthetic Grass Warehouse has been an industry leader for more than 20 years, helping distributors, installers, and homeowners alike with all of their artificial grass needs. We can help you find the perfect synthetic grass product for your home or business, extending the life of your rooftop turf installation. To find out more about our products and find your perfect match, contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse facility today. 

How to Extend the Life of Your Artificial Turf

Artificial grass is more than just landscape design; it’s an investment in your home. When you choose synthetic turf, you’re choosing a landscaping solution that promises longevity and durability. However, like any home investment, the lifespan of your turf is, in part, dependent on the quality you choose and the care you take after installation. Here are a few key ways in which you can extend the lifespan of your artificial turf and get the most for your investment.

Choose the Best Artificial Grass Product

The term “you get what you paid for” is a well-known adage for a reason; it’s often true. If you pay for the cheapest turf on the market, you’re likely to get the cheapest quality which will, in turn, wear much more quickly and need to be replaced sooner. Synthetic Grass Warehouse has become the leading synthetic grass distributor in the country because our turf products are high-quality and long-lasting, promising you better cost-effectiveness in the long run than cheap alternatives that need to be replaced in just a few short years. We believe in the quality of our products so much that we even offer a generous 15-year warranty on all landscape turf and an 8-year warranty on all putting green turf. Pairing the best turf products on the market with the best warranty in the industry guarantees you a worthwhile investment that will improve the quality of your home for decades to come.

Use a Reliable Synthetic Turf Installer

Once you have the best turf product on the market, you need to find someone to properly install it on your property. Even the best turf will wear quickly if it’s installed incorrectly, which is why it’s important to choose a reliable synthetic turf installer in order to maximize your artificial grass’ lifespan. When researching, look for installers who have 5-star reviews and many years in the business. Some landscapers think that artificial grass installation is something that anyone can do. However, proper installation requires specialized knowledge. Take the time to invest in an expert synthetic grass installer, and you’re sure to add additional years to your synthetic turf’s life.

 

If you’re looking for the nation’s leading supplier of top-tier artificial grass products, Synthetic Grass Warehouse is the premier choice. We help distributors, installers, and homeowners alike with all of their artificial grass needs, which has made us an industry leader for more than 20 years. We can help you find the perfect synthetic grass product for your home or business’s unique needs, extending the life of your turf installation. To find out more about our products and find your perfect match, contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse facility today. 

How to Care for Your Artificial Turf in Winter Weather

No matter how hard you try, it’s nearly impossible to maintain a perfectly green lawn year-round, especially during the height of winter. The frigid temperatures and stormy weather can snap brittle blades and turn your once-green paradise into a brown wasteland overnight. One of the only exceptions to this winter rule, however, is artificial grass landscaping from Synthetic Grass Warehouse.

Artificial grass is made with a synthetic polyethylene material that remains perfectly green all year long despite any weather or maintenance conditions. Whether your home has been caught in a blizzard or a thunderstorm, your lawn can come out the other side looking almost as good as the day it was installed. If you want to care for your turf properly in winter weather and keep it in peak condition, follow these simple tips.

Shovel Snow Regularly

While a light snow won’t damage your artificial grass blades, it can be dangerous to allow snow to pile up. Not only does it become a slip hazard for you and your family, but the layers of compacted snow could turn to ice and make your blades brittle. In order to avoid broken blades, remove packed snow with a plastic shovel. You may notice that your turf has become matted from the weight, but cross-brushing it once the snow melts will bring it back to life in no time.

Avoid Using Salt

One common way for homeowners to clear areas of snow and ice is by using salt or chemical anti-freeze products. However, neither of these should be used on artificial grass products, and it’s recommended that you let any snow or ice melt on its own. Chemical products could have harmful side effects on your turf and your pets, and salt can clog your turf’s drainage system. This can be more hassle than it’s worth to clean out, so we recommend avoiding salt altogether if possible. If you must use salt, use it sparingly and only on rare occasions.

Tread Carefully

Synthetic grass is renowned for its extreme durability, especially in comparison to natural grass lawns. However, turf isn’t completely indestructible. As mentioned before, ice on your turf can cause the blades to become brittle and therefore prone to breaking. You shouldn’t have any issues if your turf becomes covered in ice that melts on its own, undisturbed. However, walking over frozen turf blades can cause them to snap if they’ve become too brittle and weak. Try to avoid walking on your lawn while it’s frozen in order to keep it in its best condition. If you must walk across the grass, take extra care when crossing in order to avoid damage.

Whether your winters are as hot as desert summers or as freezing as the Arctic, artificial turf products from Synthetic Grass Warehouse are the perfect landscaping solution. Our evergreen lawns will make your home the envy of the neighborhood, when the winter storms have turned your neighbor’s front lawns into nothing but brown, broken blades. We have one of the biggest inventory selections in the industry, and all of our products come with an unbeatable 15-year warranty. If you’d like to speak to one of our representatives about the best synthetic turf product for your home, give us a call today and get started.

Why Artificial Grass is Great for Outdoor Gatherings

There are dozens of reasons why artificial grass is beneficial for homeowners: a beautiful lawn year round, low maintenance, and lower water bills, among others. Synthetic grass is surging in popularity at outdoor venues and festivals because of its distinct advantages over traditional grass. For outdoor functions, more and more people are discovering that artificial grass will always give you the competitive edge.

 

Here are some reasons why artificial grass is great for outdoor gatherings:

Easy to Clean

Constant and heavy foot traffic puts major wear and tear on natural grass. Additionally, with large crowds comes spills, stains, and debris. With artificial grass, this is a non-issue. It’s very easy to clean up after outdoor events. All it needs is a rinse and a quick fluff with a broom.

Comfort & Safety

One of the advantages of artificial grass is that it drains water more quickly than natural grass. It’s also safer than natural grass. Synthetic grass is designed to stay flat and even more easily. A dry and flat surface means guests are less likely to slip and fall. 

Artificial grass is also beneficial because of its comfort. It’s perfect for guests who may want to sit on the lawn during outdoor events.

Beauty & Amenities 

First impressions and details matter for guests. Synthetic grass retains its beautiful green look without ever having to water it. Artificial grass will always look green, vibrant and picture perfect, and there’s no need to worry about your guests getting grass or mud stains on their clothing.

Save Time & Money

Natural grass needs constant upkeep to maintain a healthy, green look. This is not the case with synthetic turf. You’ll never need to spend countless hours mowing and watering artificial grass, and there’s no need to spend hundreds or thousands on expensive lawn maintenance equipment. In the long run, you’ll save a lot of time and money. 

Thinking about artificial grass for your outdoor gathering? At Synthetic Grass Warehouse, our large selection of artificial grass ensures that we have something that suits your needs for any outdoor function. All of our products are non-toxic, lead-free, and backed by the best warranty in the industry. Give us a call today to find out more about our available synthetic grass options for your next project: (800) 730-2675.

Things to know about Artificial Grass When You Have Pets

Artificial grass is surging in popularity among homeowners looking for an alternative to a traditional lawn. Synthetic grass requires less upkeep and maintenance and looks beautiful year-round. Many pet owners wonder about the safety and benefits of artificial grass, and how their pets will react to a switch to artificial grass. It’s important to know that artificial lawns are safe for pets and much more durable than traditional lawns. SGW’s Pet Turf systems are safe and versatile and will benefit you and your four-legged friends. Here are a few more things to know about artificial grass when you have pets. 

 

Safe and Allergen Free

Synthetic Grass Warehouse’s artificial grass is specifically developed for the safety of your pets. Our  Tiger Pet Turf, and other turf products for your pets such as Everlast Pet Turf allow dogs to play, train, and relax in a perfect environment without the worry of harmful allergies or heavy maintenance. Installing artificial turf provides homeowners with a fun and safe landscape alternative that will make any pet and owner happy. At Synthetic Grass Warehouse, all of our Pet System products are non-toxic and lead-free.

 

Low Maintenance 

Not only does artificial grass provide a safe and durable landscape for pets, but it’s also a low- maintenance landscape alternative. Picking up solid waste is just as easy as real grass – so plastic bags and pooper scoopers work just fine. You can let your dogs play all day on our synthetic grass, and you don’t need to worry about patching up mud puddles or holes. Your pets can’t dig through the turf backing, and you won’t have to worry about mud! You will save yourself time, money and water with an SGW pet system. 

 

Easy to Clean

SGW’s Pet Turf products are easy to clean when it comes to pet wastes. You simply scoop wastes as you normally would on natural grass and then rinse the grass off. Our TurFresh is an organic, biodegradable solution that eliminates any lingering odors within your pet turf system. Its active enzymes break down odor-causing bacteria hiding in the turf. TurFresh will be sure to leave your synthetic grass smelling clean and fresh!

 

Synthetic Grass Warehouse’s Tiger Pet Turf, Everlast Pet Turf, and Pet Turf are the highest quality pet system products on the market. All are highly durable, and capable of withstanding any rough play from pets of all shapes and sizes. Our Pet Turf systems are also backed by a 15-year warranty, ensuring that your turf will last you for years to come. 

 

How to Maintain Your Artificial Grass In The Fall

Maintaining synthetic grass is very simple. It is far less involved than maintaining natural grass, but it’s important to know that at least some maintenance is required. One of the many benefits of artificial grass is that you will save plenty of time and money by not having to mow, fertilize, or heavily water your lawn to have a lush, green yard. Synthetic grass clean up is easy, effective and fast!

The amount of maintenance required depends on your specific situation. If you have a landscape that experiences pets and/or children or are surrounded by trees or live in a dusty area, your landscape might require a little more cleanup effort. If you have a landscape that does not include as much vegetation or does not experience much foot traffic, maintenance will be a faster process.

As with any landscape, a little TLC does go a long way when it comes to caring for your artificial lawn. Here are a few activities required to keep artificial grass looking great and performing well not only in autumn but year-round:

Clear Leaves and Debris
Take time out to remove the debris on your grass often. This will keep your lawn in top shape. Removing debris regularly is especially important during the autumn because it’s the time of the year that leaves begin to fall. Use a rake or leaf blower to clear off fallen leaves, branches, and other rotting debris that may land on top of their artificial grass. This will help maintain a clean and groomed look and extend the life of your turf lawn.

Introduce Some H20
Gently spray down your lawn each week with a hose to remove dust, dirt, or pollen. Be sure not to use too much pressure. Occasionally watering your synthetic grass lawn also helps prevent unequal distributions of infill.

Clean Up After Any Messes
Your lawn is meant to be used and we encourage everyone to enjoy it to the fullest. Don’t worry about staining your yard with spills of any sort. Our artificial grass is stain- resistant and most spills can be washed away with a bit of water. For tougher stains, use a mild soap with lukewarm water or use equal parts vinegar and water to scrub it out. The faster you tend to a spill or stain the better. Tending to a spill right away will help prevent any permanent staining and preserve the long-term cleanliness of your yard. Synthetic grass allows you to enjoy your backyard with peace of mind, so feel free to enjoy regular family barbecues or invite some friends over for a cocktail party.
Artificial grass is safe for pets and cleaning up their solid waste is just as easy as on real grass, so plastic bags and pooper scoopers work just fine! Following pickup, hose down the target area. In addition, weekly rinsing will help your lawn smell fresh and odor-free. Synthetic Grass Warehouse also offers TurFresh and Zeolite Max to further eliminate any unpleasant odors caused by pets.

Contact Us
We take pride in providing high quality, low-maintenance, and realistic turf to thousands across the nation. Synthetic Grass Warehouse is dedicated to advancing artificial turf technology to continue making life easy for everyone. Call us today to find out more about our products and learn more tips: 800.730.2675