Benefits of Synthetic Turf for Property Managers and HOAs

Homeowner association executives and property managers know how challenging it can be to maintain an attractive outdoor environment throughout the year, especially the dry summer months when rain is lacking. Beautiful and well-maintained landscaping is essential because it indicates to homeowners that they live in a quality neighborhood, and it even raises property value. However, maintaining this lush, green outdoor landscaping can be costly and time-consuming, especially if you’re managing multiple large properties. Artificial grass is the perfect solution for property managers and HOAs, as it provides an evergreen appearance with virtually no maintenance. 

Synthetic turf’s most significant appeal is its ability to remain even in color and height all year long. Its uniform height, color, and thickness make it look luxurious and healthy even during the driest summer heat. Dual-tone blades give the turf a realistic appearance while ensuring that it always looks well-maintained. However, artificial grass has other benefits that are amazing as well; it actually requires very little maintenance, which is why so many property managers love it for their properties. The cost of watering and gardening large residential complexes is tens of thousands of dollars each year. With artificial grass installation, this figure is reduced exponentially. There’s no need to hire a landscaper to mow, edge, fertilize, or otherwise maintain your synthetic turf. Daily watering can also be eliminated, as artificial grass doesn’t require watering to maintain its green appearance. Without the need to invest in costly irrigation systems or gardening services, your landscaping costs are reduced to a fraction of their original price.

Increase your property values and see a significant ROI after just two years on average by switching to artificial grass. If you’re an HOA or property manager looking for landscaping solutions for your residences, consider synthetic turf from Synthetic Grass Warehouse. All of our products are non-toxic, lead-free, and backed by the best warranty in the industry. If you’d like a free sample of one of our market-leading synthetic turf products, fill out the form here or give us a call at (800) 730-2675.

TigerCool Artificial Grass Products

It’s getting warmer every day, and soon the blistering summer heat will be out in full force. When the weather heats up, clients want a backyard that provides an oasis for them and their family where they can cool off and make the most of the sunshine. With Synthetic Grass Warehouse’s range of artificial grass products featuring innovative TigerCool technology, there’s never any need to worry about the discomfort of overheated grass in your oasis.

Our TigerTurf products feature the latest innovations available in the artificial turf market, including first-of-its-kind TigerCool temperature-control technology. Through years of research and development, TigerTurf and Tencate have revolutionized the synthetic turf industry. Utilizing Tencate’s unique, advanced yarns, TigerTurf engineered a product with heat reflective color pigments and UV inhibitors that reduce surface temperatures by up to 15 percent. The heat-reflective dark color pigments used in TigerCool products reflect infrared light rather than absorb them, causing a decrease in heat buildup that isn’t possible in standard turf products. In a series of solar panel tests, it was found that TigerCool technology successfully reduced turf temperatures by 15 percent (up to 10 degrees), making it safer and more comfortable.

TigerCool is incorporated in our Diamond and Marquee series – two of our best-selling lines. Both lines offer products for a range of needs, covering light to heavy foot traffic. Pile heights range from 1.75 inches to 2.50 inches, and face weights vary from 60 ounces to 85 ounces. All of our products are safe for children and are pet-friendly so that even the smallest members of the household can safely enjoy the summer sun.

If you want to get summer-ready with TigerCool artificial grass for your clients, we at Synthetic Grass Warehouse would be happy to assist you with all of your needs. Request a free sample of

our TigerTurf TigerCool products here or give us a call at (866) 237-8873 for more information.

3 Reasons Artificial Turf is the Perfect Solution for Dog Kennels

SGW products are versatile and can benefit landscapes that experience high traffic levels, children, and pet play! Artificial grass has provided parks, kennels, boarding facilities, and residences across the nation with a safe, durable, and low maintenance landscape alternative for their pets. Synthetic turf allows dogs to play, train, and relax in a perfect environment without the worry of harmful allergies or heavy maintenance.

Durability

Unlike real grass that is prone to uneven patches, holes, and mud, synthetic grass provides a durable play surface that can handle any amount of rough play. Our TigerTurf Pet Turf is the preferred choice and is one of the highest quality pet systems on the market. Pet Turf features a propriety turf backing where each grass blade is triple reinforced through tuft bind technology, allowing for any amount of rough play! Our state-of-the-art Pet Turf also features a perforated backing that allows any liquids to drain through easily and efficiently – making clean up easy!

Allergen Free

Many pet owners are wary of natural grass lawns and kennels due to their pet’s allergies. Feeling comfortable and knowing that your pets are playing on a safe and clean surface is what every pet owner wants. Many real grass lawns need pesticides and fertilizers to stay alive and green which can potentially hinder your pet’s health and aggravate any allergy your pet may have. Installing artificial turf provides residential and commercial dog kennels/runs 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. Let your four-legged friends play all day on our synthetic grass. You also don’t need to worry about patching up mud puddles or holes. Your pets can’t dig through the turf backing and mud is a thing of the past! Save yourself time, money and water with an SGW pet system!

Our highly rated Pet Turf system ensures a safe, fun, and low maintenance environment for pets of all shapes and sizes! Our pet turf is backed by the strongest warranty in the industry, ensuring that your pet system will last you for years to come. To read more about our Pet Turf System, click here.

The Benefits of AirDrain

Through years of technological advancements in the synthetic turf industry, drainage systems have come a long way in their performance and design. AirDrain is a new design that showcases these advancements and something that everyone should have for their turf. It is an economical, easy to install, Geocell drainage grid that creates a 1-inch, 92% air void underneath your artificial grass installation.

What is AirDrain
AirDrain is made from 100% recycled copolymer which has the impact modifier “metallocene” added to it, making it qualify as a “No Break” plastic. This impact modifier allows AirDrain to withstand extreme heat and cold temperatures while still maintaining its performance. Since AirDrain also allows a continuous movement of air to flow through the turf, the surface temperature will always be cool. Like any artificial turf installation, proper drainage is a crucial factor in executing an efficient and functioning synthetic grass installation. AirDrain’s optimal drainage capabilities include holding .576 gallons of water per square foot while elevating the artificial turf above the subgrade to allow air to circulate and water to pass through efficiently. It’s vertical and lateral drainage eliminates standing water and unwanted moisture that could be trapped underneath the artificial turf. Not only does it work great for residential installations but it’s ideal for pet areas/kennels, playgrounds, and rooftops.  

AirDrain for Pet Areas
With pet installations, AirDrain separates the synthetic grass from the concrete and directs the waste to a predetermined drainage exit to reduce odor levels and prevent a buildup of any bacteria. AirDrain helps provide pet facilities, dog parks, and vet clinics with a surface area that is economical, easy to install, and reliable!

AirDrain for Playgrounds
Playground installations require permeable surfaces to allow for proper and safe drainage. AirDrain offers 100% vertical drainage and has a 92% void which allows water to be collected and drain effectively. Additionally, AirDrain raises the entire profile a full inch, allowing gravity to remove the water from the whole playground quickly and efficiently. This combined effect provides a more stable surface area, reduced expenses for repairs, and more play time for kids!

AirDrain for Rooftops
The AirDrain Geocell is extremely lightweight at only 3.1 pounds per 7 square feet, making it the ideal drainage medium for green rooftop applications. AirDrain Geocell has patented expansion and contraction connectors built-in and can add valuable LEED points to any green roofing project!

At Synthetic Grass Warehouse, we make it our priority to provide our clients with the highest rated artificial turf products in the industry. We continue to be innovators in the field of synthetic grass, and strive to create products that push the boundaries of what synthetic grass can do.

To learn more about AirDrain, click here.

The Best Pet System Products for your Pet Installation

When it comes to pet systems, you want to make sure that you provide your four-legged friends with the safest area to lounge and play. At Synthetic Grass Warehouse, we offer every homeowner and installer with the leading pet turf system in the industry. The pet system products work together to create a beautiful, fresh smelling synthetic grass lawn. Our system products include Envirofill, Zeolite Max (an antibacterial, urine neutralizing turf deodorizer), UV stabilized Pet Turf that will never fade, and Turf Fresh.

TigerTurf Pet Turf

Our TigerTurf Pet Turf is one of the highest quality pet system products on the market. Pet Turf features a 1” inch pile height with a sturdy 60 ounce face weight that allows for high durability levels and easy cleanup. This turf is equipped with our proprietary turf backing where each grass blade is triple reinforced through tuft bind technology – making it incredibly resistant to pull force, allowing for any amount of rough play! Pet Turf also features a perforated backing so liquid can drain through efficiently.

Designed never to fade, TigerTurf Pet Turf is equipped with U.V. inhibitors during the manufacturing process to ensure that your pet turf landscape will stay vibrant and green all year long.

Zeolite Max

Zeolite Max is an odor controlling pet deodorizer that contains non-toxic, biodegradable granules that trap and neutralize ammonia-based odors by direct contact or air. Zeolite Max is the only infill of its kind to carry a negatively charged ion – creating the critical variable that prevents ammonia from turning into a gas, thus eliminating any unpleasant smell or odor.

Zeolite Max is primarily used as a supplemental infill, which is placed under the turf as well as the base of the fibers to manage odor control. We recommend pairing Zeolite Max with Envirofill for the best results.

Envirofill

Envirofill is a lead-free product that does not absorb heat or unwanted bacteria and odors from pet waste. During the manufacturing process, Envirofill is infused with Microban antimicrobial protection, which helps stop spore growth and migration of bacterial enzymes. This state-of-the-art antimicrobial technology is engineered within the coated sand, adding a layer of protection to deviate from mold, mildew, stains, and odors. Durafill is non-toxic, will not absorb urine, and can be rinsed or disinfected.

Turf Fresh

Turf Fresh 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. Turf Fresh will be sure to leave your synthetic grass smelling clean and fresh!
Our durable Pet Turf system ensures a safe, fun, and low maintenance environment for pets of all shapes and sizes! Our pet turf is backed by a 15-year warranty, ensuring that your pet system will last you for years to come. To read more about our Pet Turf System, click here.

SGW Celebrates 15 Years of Service

Synthetic Grass Warehouse is excited to welcome 2019 with the celebration of our 15 years in business!

As the largest distributor of artificial turf in North America, we aim to continue our commitment of providing our clients with the best possible customer service in the industry and continue to provide the most technologically advanced artificial turf products in the market. Through years of research and development, TenCate has mastered the art of yarn development, allowing us to create the most reliable synthetic grass products in the world. Their contribution has allowed us to push boundaries and set the standard in the artificial turf industry.

Our number one priority is our clients and the relationships we’ve made with each and every one of you throughout these fifteen years.

Again, we’d like to thank all of our loyal customers for a great 15 years and we look forward to an exciting new year ahead!

Unique Ways To Use Artificial Grass

One of the most significant advantages of artificial grass is that there is a variety of ways it can be used. Synthetic grass doesn’t only have to be for your front or backyard – it can be utilized inside your home, gym, office space, or as an accent in any event or party. Artificial turf can transform these spaces into luxurious and functional areas.

Indoor Home Decor

If you have an extra room in your house that could use a bit of lively decor, artificial turf is the perfect option. From accenting the walls or floors of a room to even updating your man cave with an indoor putting green, artificial turf allows your creative ideas to come to life without the hassle of maintenance.  Creating a fun and unique room in any home will provide a one-of-a-kind feature that the whole family can enjoy!

Gym flooring

Artificial grass allows you to take your workouts to the next level. From strength training to stretching, you can surpass your workout expectations with a durable and sustainable surface. Because of artificial turf’s resilience and versatility, it has become a favored landscape solution for gyms, fitness centers, and workout facilities. Whether you’re a newcomer to the fitness world or training for a Tri-Athalon, artificial turf provides a non-abrasive, low impact surface that will allow you to reach any fitness goal.

Liven up Your Office Space

From first impressions to a relaxing atmosphere, artificial grass can add the “it” factor to any office space. Think of how many times you’ve walked into an office and thought about how mundane it looked. By adding a fresh and updated look to a lobby or conference room, you’re showing potential prospects, clients, and your staff that you care for the appearance of your company. Why delay the change of a generic office space when you can enhance the aesthetic appeal of your organization with artificial grass!

Whether you’re looking to update the landscape of your home, gym, or office space, synthetic grass can transform these and other spaces into practical, unique, and functional areas!

Creating Safe Landscapes with IPEMA Certified Turf Products

At Synthetic Grass Warehouse, we take pride in providing the best artificial grass products in the industry. Our artificial grass products not only visually enhance residential and commercial properties nationwide, but they also offer a reliable landscape alternative that every household deserves.

In 2015, we took steps to ensure the safety, dependability, and sustainability of our artificial turf products. As of now, seven TigerTurf products are certified by the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) under the American Society for Testing Materials F1292 certification. As a non-profit trade association, IPEMA tests the safety of surfaces and equipment and provides certification for products that meet or exceed required safety levels.

This certification provides validation that each product will perform well below the G-Max (shock) and Head Injury Criterion (HIC) limits that are stated within the ASTM F1292 standard. Through rigorous testing here at Synthetic Grass Warehouse, our IPEMA certified artificial turf products have achieved the criteria for G-Max and HIC scoring.

SGW IPEMA Certified products:

For us here at Synthetic Grass Warehouse, an IPEMA Certified installation provides the opportunity and confidence to offer consumers the safest and most reliable playground and surface solutions in the artificial turf market. We understand that safety is an essential factor in artificial turf, which is why we continue to improve and develop innovative designs that push what safety means in artificial grass, while still providing the highest quality of products for consumers.

Weeds & Artificial Turf

Artificial turf is a low maintenance landscape alternative that provides you with a perfectly green and pristine lawn through each and every season. Though a synthetic grass lawn comes with a long list of benefits, there can be an issue of weed growth. Being preventative and ensuring your artificial turf installation is done properly is important. There are some tips to take into account when dealing with those pesky weeds.

Though it is rare for weeds to grow back after having artificial turf installed, there are always possibilities along the edges of the turf or seams that weren’t properly established where weeds will be more inclined to pop up due to exposure.

Here are some common lawn weeds that may appear on your artificial turf lawn

  1. Crabgrass

Crabgrass primarily grows in lawn/landscape areas and can rapidly take over someone’s lawn. It usually sprouts in sunny or shady areas during the late Spring and early Summer seasons. Crabgrass is also known as finger-grass or fonio and can grow up to 12 inches in diameter.

  1. Broadleaf

Broadleaf weeds grow in dry or wet soil and can grow as much as a foot in diameter. Because of it’s dissimilarity to natural grass, these weeds are more obvious to point out in any landscape setting. When Broadleaf is left unattended, they can become tough and aggressive that can spread rapidly.

  1. Nutsedge

Nutsedge has shiny, long thin leaves that can sprout to about 2 feet tall. The weeds can become a nuisance because it grows two times the rate of natural grass.

Solutions:

Applying Herbicide or any weed killer to the soil is always a good option as a pre-installation step to kill off any pre-existing weeds or seeds.

For residences whose backyards or front yards are not occupied by pets, applying weed fabric underneath your artificial turf lawn is also a great option. The weed fabric is a weed suppressor that is designed to prevent weeds from creeping their way through your turf, creating an added layer of protection. Weed fabric isn’t ideal for homes with pets because urine that seeps down into the fabric can cause unpleasant odors over time.

Below are some advantages of using weed fabric:

  • Effective in weed and erosion control
  • UV resistant for sun exposure
  • Water permeability – up to 10 gallons per minute/sq. Ft
  • Resist mildew, rotting and insect invasion
  • Eco-friendly
  • Durable & tear resistant

Artificial turf is manufactured to create a beautiful landscape alternative that eliminates the laborious routines and expenses that burdens households with natural grass. Don’t let those pesky weeds deter you from enjoying your beautiful synthetic grass lawn.

Utilizing Putting Greens on Residential and Commercial Properties

Finally, a place where your short game can meet your A-game. Synthetic Grass Warehouse offers putting green products for every skill level, all of which are great for residential or commercial property transformations. Getting a golf swing in for the day has never been easier with SGW’s professional-grade synthetic putting greens.

With 8 different options for putting green installations, there’s a perfect and customizable option for everyone. From mini golf applications fit for the entire family, to PGA level practice sessions, there’s a product that will allow golfers to play at their desired skill level. Homeowners and business owners are finding their personal putting greens the perfect place for relaxing and taking a quick stretch break!

For golf sessions at the PGA level, True Putt’s tall polypropylene synthetic grass blades allow your golf ball to react like it would on professional golf courses. On other side of the skill spectrum, AllPlay Nylon Putt 1-Tone and AllPlay XP are great as putting greens, kids’ play mat, or for any other active play. All of our putting greens are guaranteed to never fade and is backed with an eight-year warranty.

Putting greens installation are great for any small, large, residential, or commercial properties. At Synthetic Grass Warehouse, we pride ourselves on not just having the best artificial grass and putting greens, but also having the best customer service. Feel free to give us a call and get connected with our in-house designers for a build and design consultation.