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.

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.