Edging Systems Perfect for Your Artificial Turf

Any high-quality artificial turf installation needs a suitable edging system. The edging system not only serves as an anchoring point for the perimeter of your turf installation, but it also acts as a restraint for the aggregates used in the groundworks. Without a proper edging system, your turf could sink in over time or lift around the edges — both of which are significant and costly to fix. To ensure that your installation will remain pristine and structurally sound for decades to come, make sure you choose the edging system that best suits your application and budget.

Polyboard

Polyboard is a durable plastic material that stands the test of time. Preferred in both residential and commercial installation applications, its pliability makes it ideal for a variety of projects. It looks like redwood, but since it performs like plastic, it can bend and curve to fit all of your landscaping needs with unbeatable durability. It’s waterproof, resistant to damage from lawn equipment, and resistant to cracking and splitting. It’s even eco-friendly, since it’s made from recycled materials. Installation is similar to installing other edging products, but it will last you for years to come since it’s thicker and stronger than competing products. If you want a luxury finish with unbeatable durability, Synthetic Grass Warehouse’s polyboard edging is the premier choice.

Wonder Edge

If you want to simplify the installation process, whether you’re at first-time installer or DIY homeowner, Wonder Edge is the perfect solution. It was designed to simplify the edging installation process, cutting down installation time by up to 75 percent. Wonder Edge helps to quickly create a smooth and neat appearance across both residential and commercial installations. To install, simply set the edge by hammering the nail spikes through the holes on the ground pads on the Wonder Edge. You only need to do this every two to three feet. Then, tuck the edge of the turf into Wonder Edge’s borders to achieve a seamless installation in a fraction of the time. If you want to help your teams move through a job more quickly without sacrificing quality, Wonder Edge is the perfect edging system for you.

If you need guidance in choosing the right artificial turf edging products, speak to your installer 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. 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 installation needs. To find out more about our products or to receive guidance with your next artificial grass installation, contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse facility today.

5 Ideas To Take Your Artificial Turf Edging to the Next Level

Artificial grass is one of the most aesthetically pleasing landscaping solutions on the market — that’s just one reason that it’s skyrocketed in popularity in the past few years. When homeowners opt for synthetic turf installation, they expect a neat and pristine lawn with edging to match. Luckily, the practicality of artificial grass enables installers to use more versatile and creative edging materials than might be possible with natural grass. If you want to take your artificial grass edging to the next level, try one of these five material ideas for your next project.

  1. Paving Stones

Paving stones are one of the most popular choices for artificial turf edging due to their sleek and clean appearance. Juxtaposing vibrant artificial grass with light, neutral pavers provides a contemporary look that many homeowners aspire to. Hardscaping’s durability and wear resistance also make your turf installation more hard-wearing and increase its security. 

  1. Brick Edging

Interlocking bricks offer the same neat, clean appearance as paver stones but with added intricacy. They also have a more traditional appearance for homeowners who prefer to stay away from the ultra-modern finish of pavers or concrete. Incredibly durable, bricks are a solid all-around choice, and artificial turf ensures that invading weeds will never be a problem.

  1. Concrete Curbing

Concrete curbing is a permanent edging material that is molded into a single shape or pattern. It’s typically one solid slab versus individual bricks or pavers which are built into a final shape. Concrete is designed to perform well for decades, and it’s a great option for any homeowner on a tight budget that wants a long-lasting solution.

  1. Metal Borders

For homeowners that want a minimalistic design, metal borders make the perfect edging. The thin metal lines of this finish offer a clean and simple appearance that complement any home design. They can be easily installed to match the unique shapes and contours of landscape turf, and they’re ideal for separating flower beds from front lawns.

  1. Raised Landscaping Stones

Raised stones add texture, dimension, and visual interest to any artificial turf installation. They’re a more dynamic option than the typical flat pavers, and they offer enhanced protection for any plants or flowers in an adjacent garden. If your homeowner wants a more distinct separation between the landscape turf and the flower bed or garden, raised landscaping pavers are a great option.

If you need guidance in choosing the right artificial turf products for your turf edging, speak to your installer 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. 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 installation needs. To find out more about our products or to receive guidance with your next artificial grass installation, contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse facility today.

Why Artificial Grass Is Perfect for Nurseries

Whether you’re looking for a landscaping solution for your nursery, daycare, or school playground, enhanced safety with improved aesthetic appeal is always going to be a top priority. When it comes to playgrounds, you want to ensure that kids are able to enjoy their playtime while staying as safe as possible. With Synthetic Grass Warehouse’s artificial grass Playground system, your kids can enjoy hours of play on their new jungle gym while you enjoy complete peace of mind.

  1. It’s Safer

The protection and safety of your children should always be the number one priority when making any decisions for your nursery, including landscaping. Children love to run, play, jump, and tumble, so minor scrapes and bruises are virtually inevitable on the playground. Synthetic Grass Warehouse’s artificial grass PlayScapes system is the ideal choice for daycares because it offers enhanced protection that minimizes impact injuries without ruining any of the fun. All of our play area turf products are IPEMA-certified and meet or exceed all standards set by the American Society for Testing and Material. They are installed with an eco-friendly foam underlayer that protects kids from impact injuries and falls from up to 10 feet high. Our foam padding maintains GMax scores, so you can rest assured that our artificial turf products are some of the safest and most durable landscaping options available on the market for children’s use. You can also pair our turf products with our EnviroFill antimicrobial infill which prevents bacteria growth and keeps your turf sanitary to reduce the number of bacteria spread. From scraped knees to flu season, artificial grass will better protect your kids all year round.

  1. It’s Less Messy

Have you ever had a kid show up looking squeaky clean, only to send them home with messy hair, grass stained-clothes, and a scraped knee or two? Messiness is a natural part of childhood playing, but it’s still best to send your kids home as clean as possible. Artificial grass aids in this by eliminating or significantly reducing the presence of mud and dirt in your play area. Artificial grass is installed with a drainage underlayer and consists of polyethylene fibers with antibacterial infill between blades, so there’s no soil to contend with. As a result, rainy days or hours in the grass are no longer a fear for teachers and parents; kids can run and play as much as they want without any mess. No more pesky grass stains!

  1. It’s More Durable

Natural grass in a playground goes through a lot — running, stomping, jumping, sliding, and even a lack of sunlight due to play structure placement. It’s almost impossible to keep your play area’s grass green and healthy with so much aggressive foot traffic, and if you do manage to do it, it’s likely at the cost of thousands of gallons of water per year, daily or weekly landscaping services, and thousands of dollars from your budget. Artificial grass is beloved by nurseries and schools because it’s incredible durable and will stay green all year long. No matter how much foot traffic it receives and no matter how little sunlight or water it gets, your artificial turf will still remain green — and save you thousands of dollars in the process.

The Growing Popularity of Artificial Grass

With a market size of almost $3 billion and with a presence in hundreds of thousands of homes across the globe, artificial grass has come leaps and bounds from its early days. Originally created in the 1960s, first-generation turf was simply short-pile fibers without infill that hardly looked or felt like true natural grass. Even as recently as 20 years ago, synthetic grass lawns were notorious for having a sharp and plastic-like finish that made it an unappealing option for many. However, recent innovations pioneered by Synthetic Grass Warehouse have revolutionized the global turf industry and transformed synthetic grass into a highly desired landscaping alternative for homes, businesses, athletic fields, and more.

 

According to the Synthetic Turf Council’s “Synthetic Turf Market Report: North America 2020”, the United States makes up more than 90 percent of the North American synthetic turf market, with the largest portion of installations occurring in the Midwest region. This is followed closely by the West and the Northeast. Demand in the South isn’t far behind, and this region is expected to experience up to 10 percent growth through 2022. 

 

Artificial grass has experienced a tremendous growth in demand over the past several years for three key reasons: improved sustainability, enhanced performance, and enhanced usability. Improved sustainability is a major driving factor in the uptick in installations across North America, as homeowners become more eco-conscious and considerate in their purchasing decisions. Due to the near elimination of watering requirements as well as pesticide and fertilizer use, artificial grass is generally considered much more sustainable than natural sod and helps preserve the local ecosystem. As climate change continues to become more prevalent in the national dialogue, artificial turf’s eco-friendly benefits will likely drive a consistent increase in installations. 

 

The water conservation that makes it popular among the eco-conscious also makes it a popular choice among homeowners seeking low-maintenance landscaping solutions. The enhanced usability of turf makes it a superior option to natural grass in virtually all climates — it doesn’t need to be watered to maintain its color, no fertilizers or pesticides need to be applied, it doesn’t need to be mowed, and it dries more quickly to allow for more hours of use. The modern American leads a busy life and is looking to cut down on chores and unnecessary maintenance wherever possible, making synthetic grass a standout landscaping alternative. 

 

Finally, rapid advancements in the synthetic turf industry related to the safety and performance of turf products are creating an improved perception of artificial grass. Turf products themselves have become much more visually appealing and realistic-looking versus the first-generation turf products of the 20th century, and application-specific materials make turf suitable for a wider range of applications, such as pet areas, sports fields, playgrounds, and many more.

 

The synthetic turf industry has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity over the past decade, and that trend is expected to continue well into the 2020s. If you’re a property owner seeking an eco-conscious, low-maintenance, and aesthetically pleasing landscaping solution for your home or business, there’s no better choice than artificial grass from Synthetic Grass Warehouse. We have been an industry leader for more than 15 years, with one of the biggest inventory selections on the market and an unbeatable 15-year manufacturer warranty on all products. If you’d like to speak to one of our representatives about the best synthetic turf product for your next project, give us a call today at (800) 730-2675 and get started.

What to Know Before Having Artificial Grass Installed

With synthetic turf’s impressive lifespan of 10-20 years, it’s important that you’re as well-informed as possible before the installation so you can make the best choices for your lifestyle and your property. From durability to ideal maintenance level, which turf product you choose can have a major impact on how your turf stands up in the long run and how happy you are with your new eco-friendly landscaping. If you’re thinking of having artificial grass installed, make sure you’re familiar with these key aspects of synthetic grass landscaping and installation.

 

How you plan to use your outdoor space

Which synthetic turf product works best for you will depend on each property owner’s unique needs for their landscaping. The best Synthetic Grass Warehouse product for a homeowner with no pets or children will be drastically different from the commercial property owner who runs a kennel or daycare. Think about how much foot traffic you expect, whether there will be kids or pets using the turf, whether it will be used for athletics, how much time you have to dedicate to maintenance, and other factors which may affect your turf’s quality and lifespan.

 

Which synthetic turf product to use

Once you know what you need from your landscaping, you’ll have to find the right turf product. SGW has dozens of varieties of artificial grass, from putting green turf to pet turf to lush showpiece landscaping. The three main specs to take into consideration when choosing a turf product are face weight, blade height, and blade color. Common blade colors include olive green, lime green, and field green. All SGW turf products feature a blend of two or more blade tones along with brown thatch to create the most realistic appearance possible. Face weight is the weight of the products within the fibers. The heavier the face weight is, the more durable and hard-wearing it is. If you plan to have high foot traffic, a higher face weight is generally preferable. Blade height is the height in inches of each individual turf fiber, with shorter fibers recommended for greater durability and a longer blade height more ideal for a thick and lush lawn that favors aesthetic appeal over durability.

 

Synthetic turf maintenance requirements

Before you have your turf installed, you should ensure that your chosen turf product will have a maintenance level that you’re comfortable with. Luckily, artificial grass is much lower maintenance than natural grass; it doesn’t require daily watering to stay green, and there’s never any mowing or edging necessary. The vibrant polyethylene fibers remain the perfect height and color for their full lifespan. All you need to do is rinse down your lawn and perform occasional surface cleaning as-needed to avoid matting, staining, or odors associated with heavy use.

 

If you have any questions about your synthetic grass installation or if you need guidance in choosing the right artificial turf products for your property, speak to your installer 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. 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 installation needs. To find out more about our products or to receive guidance with your next artificial grass installation, contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse facility today.

The Different Types of Synthetic Grass Infill

If you’re planning a new synthetic grass installation for your home or business, there’s a good chance you’ve already considered various artificial turf samples, talked to a few different wholesalers and installers, and even gotten an estimate or two. But there’s another major factor that you need to consider before you proceed with installing your new artificial turf landscaping: the infill. Infill is a granular substance poured between the turf blades after installation in order to weigh down the turf and prevent movement. Infill helps keep your turf upright, adds extra cushion, and prevents wrinkling. Certain infill products also provide unique benefits such as odor elimination. If you want to learn which infill products are best for your home’s install needs, keep reading.

 

Silica Sand

One of the most popular infill materials available is silica sand. Silica sand infill is created from quartz stones after they’ve been heavily eroded by wind and water into small granules. Silica sand not only helps your turf blades stay upright, but it also resists compaction, leading to improved drainage and preventing puddles from forming on the surface of the lawn. SGW silica sand is specially designed and blended to promote superior athletic achievement. The round particle shape reduces abrasions and injuries, and they support significant on-field heat reduction. Whether your project is a residential landscape or an athletic field, SGW silica sand is a superior choice.

 

ZeoFill

If you have pets in your home that you need to accommodate, ZeoFill is the premier dog-friendly infill solution. ZeoFill’s non-toxic, biodegradable granules trap and neutralize ammonia-based odors, such as those caused by dog urine. It can be added at the time of installation for from-the-start freshness, or added after the fact as-needed. 100% natural, 97% pure, and environmentally safe, ZeoFill is a great addition for any homes with kids and pets that need a freshness pick-me-up.

 

Envirofill

Envirofill is another infill product great for properties with kids and pets around. Made up of green silicone dioxide granules, Envirofill is most popular for synthetic turf lawns where the transmission of bacteria is a concern, such as playgrounds and sports fields. Using Microban’s antimicrobial technology, Envirofill creates a sterile environment that prevents bacteria, mold, and mildew from growing or reproducing in synthetic grass. The end result is a turf solution that is inhospitable for microbes, but still clean and welcoming for pets and people. 

If you need further guidance in choosing which artificial grass installation products are right for you and your property’s needs, speak to your installer or contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse location. We can help you find the perfect synthetic grass products, including infill, for your home or business. Synthetic Grass Warehouse been an industry leader for more than 20 years, helping distributors, installers, and homeowners alike with all of their artificial grass

Benefits of Artificial Grass for Kids & Pets

If your household is filled with kids and pets that love running around and playing outside, artificial grass is a perfect landscaping solution. Natural grass lawns can easily brown with excessive use, especially by pets, and maintaining a clean and beautiful yard can be virtually impossible. Synthetic Grass Warehouse artificial turf, however, remains lush and evergreen year-round while actually offering safety benefits for all of the little members of your household.

Safe for Play

If you have kids at home, then their safety while playing outdoors is likely one of your top priorities. Protecting your child from harm in any way you can is always a valuable investment, and investing in synthetic grass is one way to better protect your children from harm while outdoors. SGW’s Playground turf is specially made for kid-friendly play area applications, and all SGW turf products can be installed with an eco-friendly foam underlayer that protects kids from impact falls from up to 10 feet high. It’s IPEMA-certified and non-toxic, so parents can rest assured that there’s no better backyard landscaping solution for their kids’ safety than synthetic turf.

Reduced Allergies

Do your kids or dogs suffer from hayfever? The odds are that at least one member of your household does. Luckily, synthetic grass landscaping is made with a polyethylene material that doesn’t attract pollen in the same way that natural grass does, reducing the number of allergens in your yard and easing your family’s symptoms of hayfever. Now your kids and pets can enjoy the backyard all through spring and summer without any sneezing, coughing, wheezing, or other unpleasant side effects.

Easy to Clean

Kids and pets have one thing in common: messes. With such messy creatures in the house, it can be difficult to maintain your lawn and keep it looking and smelling as fresh as it once did. Synthetic grass, however, is extremely low-maintenance and easy to clean, so it’s perfect for even the busiest families. Its superior drainage system allows you to quickly and easily wash away pet waste and other messes for reduced odors, and your lawn never needs to be mowed, edged, or weeded to stay looking beautiful and lush.

If you’re struggling to find a landscaping solution that’s beautiful and verdant while remaining functional for all of your family’s needs, consider Synthetic Grass Warehouse artificial grass. To learn more about synthetic grass for homes with kids and pets, speak to your installer 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 to receive guidance with your next artificial grass installation, contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse facility today.

3 Unique Ways to Use Synthetic Grass in Your Yard

With artificial grass, you can amplify your backyard and create a dynamic space that’s perfect for relaxing, playing, and showing off your property. Whether you want to create a family-friendly play space or a personal oasis in the city, you can use synthetic grass in several unique ways to create the low-maintenance landscaping you’ve always dreamed of.

 

  1. Custom Synthetic Grass Putting Green

One of the most popular ways to utilize artificial grass outside of standard landscaping is to install a custom artificial grass putting green. SGW’s putting green turf products are professional-grade and have been tested for everything from quality and wear to bounce and roll. All of our putting green turf styles meet the standards of professional golfers, so it has the most authentic feel possible. Putting greens can be completely customized to accommodate any size, shape, or terrain you have to work with, so any backyard can enjoy a custom putting green with SGW turf.

 

  1. Artificial Turf Pool Deck

Most people think of hardscaping when they think of pool deck materials, but artificial grass is a premier pool deck solution. Synthetic turf’s efficient drainage system ensures that spilled water never pools on the surface of the grass, so there’s never any flooding, mold, or mildew to worry about like there can be with natural grass. It also remains cooler and more slip-resistant than hardscaping tiles, making it a safer and more family-friendly option. Our TigerCool synthetic turf products stay up to 15 percent cooler than other artificial turf products and much cooler than natural stone, so bare feet can be comfortable when enjoying the summertime poolside.

 

  1. Turf Ribbon Driveway Design

Synthetic grass is great for functional applications, but it also can be used to increase your home’s aesthetic appeal. More than just family-friendly, turf can be used as a design showpiece in your backyard, front yard, or driveway. Contrast verdant artificial grass with sleek stone hardscaping to create lattice designs, pathways, and other striking visual features that will impress any guests and make your home the envy of the neighborhood. If you want an upscale, luxury feel for your home’s exterior landscaping, artificial grass is the ideal choice for any budget.

To learn more about how to utilize synthetic grass on your property, speak to your installer 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 to receive guidance with your next artificial grass installation, contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse facility today.

How Does Artificial Grass Save Money?

One of the biggest benefits of switching to synthetic grass landscaping is its long-term cost saving benefits. If you’re considering artificial grass, then you likely already know this. However, what we’re more often asked about is how exactly artificial turf saves you money. After all, the initial investment is more than with natural sod. While it is true that the initial cost of turf installation is greater than that of natural grass, over time, you’ll see a significant return on investment thanks to artificial turf’s low-maintenance nature.

 

Irrigation

One of the main ways in which artificial grass landscaping saves you money is by reducing your monthly water bill. For most homeowners, 30 percent of all water usage comes from exterior landscaping. By switching to synthetic turf, you’ll significantly reduce, if not eliminate, up to 30 percent of your water use and therefore save up to 30 percent on your water bill. This is because synthetic grass landscaping doesn’t need to be watered in order to remain green. The synthetic polyethylene fibers are designed to remain steadfast in their color; they’re even UV-resistant. Whereas natural grass requires daily watering in order to avoid browning, synthetic turf will look lush and vibrant all year long with no irrigation required. An occasional rinsing is recommended to remove any debris or dirt, but the lack of watering leads to enormous savings on your monthly water bill.

 

Lawn Maintenance

Another way in which artificial grass saves you money is by reducing lawn maintenance costs. The average monthly cost of maintaining real grass is about $300, or $3,600 per year. Even if you don’t employ a gardener, the price for maintenance supplies like fertilizer, weed killer, insecticides, a lawn mower, and gasoline can add up quickly. With synthetic grass landscaping, all of these supplies are rendered unnecessary. Since the synthetic blades never turn brown or grow long, there’s no need to mow, trim, fertilize, or re-sod. Simply rinse and cross-brush your turf on a regular basis and it will remain as lush and beautiful as the day it was installed. That’s thousands of dollars saved each year, plus more time for you to enjoy the green space with your family.

 

To learn more about how much you can save by switching to artificial grass, speak to your installer 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 to receive guidance with your next artificial grass installation, contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse facility today.

Choosing the Best Artificial Grass for Your Foot Traffic

Many homeowners and business owners throughout the country are turning to artificial grass as a landscaping alternative for their homes and businesses because of turf’s ability to stay looking perfect without the extensive ongoing maintenance of a real grass lawn. However, before purchasing your artificial grass product, it’s important to consider the amount of foot traffic your property will receive. Choosing the right artificial grass for your foot traffic will help you ensure that your turf lasts as long as possible and stays looking lush and well-kept year-round.

 

Artificial Grass Backing

The backing of your artificial grass is the part of the product that secures the fiber tufts into place. It’s a major factor in a turf product’s durability, as the most hard-wearing turf backings can resist thousands of pounds of resistance per square inch. There are two layers to Synthetic Grass Warehouse turf’s polyurethane backing: the primary backing, where the blades are looped through, and the coating where the tuft bind is glued in. Tuft bind alone can withstand up to ten pounds of force, and when combined with the primary backing, SGW turf is exponentially more resistant to pull-force than natural grass. 

 

Synthetic Turf Face Weight

Another factor in your turf’s durability is the face weight. A turf’s face weight refers to the weight of the fibers within the product, not including the weight of the backing. A greater face weight means a denser product, which translates to a more durable turf product. If you expect moderate to high foot traffic at your property, choose a product with a face weight of 70 ounces or above. For lighter foot traffic areas, such as residential or showcase landscaping, a face weight below 60 ounces will be sufficient.

 

Artificial Turf Pile Height

The measurement of the fiber length, referred to as the pile height, is another factor in how well your artificial grass will hold up to high foot traffic. The shorter your turf’s pile height is, the more durable it will be. Longer blades of grass provide a more luxurious look and feel, but they can become matted and unsightly if overused. It’s important to strike the right balance in order to achieve your desired look while selecting a product that can withstand the appropriate amount of foot traffic. If you expect kids, pets, or athletes to utilize the turf on a regular basis, a shorter pile height will be more suitable and increase the lifespan of your artificial grass landscaping.

 

To learn more about which synthetic grass product is right for you and your foot traffic level, speak to your installer 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 to receive guidance with your next artificial grass installation, contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse facility today.