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Turf Tips for Cold Weather Installations

When the weather outside is frightful, your cold weather install can be more delightful with these turf tips, brought to you by our Installation Professional, Joe Wadkins! Stay tuned for more in-depth cold weather installation tips in his January “Ask J.W.” feature story!

1.) Always store your rolls of synthetic grass so the freezing temperatures will not leave flat spots in the turf roll. If you have to store the turf outside, rotate the roll occasionally to prevent flat spots from occurring.

2.) Be sure to store all water-based adhesives in a warm environment. This will maintain the glue’s viscosity (thickness) as well as providing a more pliable substance to work with. A water-based adhesive may possibly freeze under cold weather conditions and subsequently cause seam failure. I recommend SGW SuperSeam Pro Glue for all of your seaming needs as it has been tested and approved for conditions colder than 32 degrees Fahrenheit.

3.) Before cold weather arrives, roll out your synthetic turf and allow it to lay flat on the prepped surface to remove any wrinkles. This will make your installation more efficient and prevent cold weather stretching.


For more in-depth cold weather installation tips, stay tuned for the ‘Ask J.W.’ January column! If you have any questions for J.W., please reach him at: askjw@sgwcorp.com or call 888-846-3598.

Synthetic Grass Blade Shapes: Why They Matter

There is more to synthetic grass than meets the immediate eye! From different color combinations, grass blade lengths and face weights, also consider the grass blade shape! Synthetic Grass Warehouse TigerTurf and Everlast Turf products are specifically designed to withstand all varieties of foot traffic, provide a realistic landscape alternative and imitate the feel of actual grass blades between your toes, but which one is your ideal shape and will fulfill your customer’s specific needs? While this is anything but a pair of pants or a jacket, there is a certain grass blade shape that is better “fitted” for your installation.

Bring out your magnifying glass and get up close and personal with our artificial turf with these following featured grass blade shapes:

3D Curvy “W” fiber:

This synthetic grass blade shape is featured as the face yarn for our most popular synthetic turf, TigerTurf Diamond line. From Diamond Light Spring to Diamond Supreme Fescue, this fiber shape acts like a memory foam mattress, no matter the face weight. Once the grass blade is bent by foot traffic, it will return to it’s original shape. Equipped with Tencate’s most advance TigerTurf technology, SGW Diamond turf is a durable realistic option for any landscape that experiences medium to high amounts of foot traffic!

Diamond De-lustered:

This diamond grass blade shape is designed to create a soft luxurious feel while emulating a natural grass blade appearance. This grass blade in commonly found in the TigerTurf Majestic turf line as well as the TigerTurf Marquee line. The grass blade is soft to the touch and yet can still withstand foot traffic! Many common applications for this turf blade shape are front lawns or any landscape that experiences low to medium foot traffic.

Omega:

A popular turf shape for both durability and realistic feel, the Omega turf fiber is commonly found in our popular TigerTurf Everglade synthetic grass series as well as our highly durable TigerTurf Pet Turf. Popular for a realistic grass blade appearance as well as it’s ability to handle high amounts of foot traffic, the Omega synthetic grass blade shape is a great option for durability while still maintaining a softer feel.

‘M’ shape:

This highly durable shape is a perfect option for those installations that need extra durability reassurance.The shape of the blade allows pressure to be exerted over several separate points, which diminishes the foot traffic impact. The M shape is commonly found in the Everlast Turf Riviera Pro synthetic grass model and is ideal for landscapes that experience moderate to heavy foot traffic.

‘S’ Blade:

This featured synthetic grass blade is uniquely shaped for a realistic appearance as well as added durability. We decided our Everlast Turf Tacoma synthetic grass needed a little ssssprucing up by adding the ‘S’ blade to it’s face yarn. As one of our most popular artificial turf products, the Tacoma turf only looks and feels more realistic than ever before with this grass blade shape! Our Tacoma and Tacoma Light turf with the newly incorporated ‘S’ blade is perfect for any landscape that experiences medium to heavy foot traffic.

The Origin of the Lawn and Why Synthetic Grass is the Lawn of the Future

Like many things in America, the concept of a grass lawn did not originate from this country. A”lawn” refers to a managed grass space–an area of short mown grass in a yard, garden or park.

Our need for an evergreen spread stems back to 17th century England where lawns maintained a sign of affluent landowners, according to Plant Natural. These wealthy landowners often hired people to trim and weed their lawns, in addition to incorporating sheep and cattle as part of their daily landscape maintenance. During the medieval period, the lawn was also utilized as an open space surrounding a castle or manor to sway potential sneak attacks from intruders who were otherwise shrouded in a forested.

There was something about that evergreen look that stuck with early settlers who transplanted the concept to the colonies of the newly discovered North America. Although the North American native grasses weren’t as appealing as the grass from English manors, a hybrid was eventually derived which proved to be more suitable for drier North American climates.

Featured product: Everlast Turf Plush synthetic grass installed for a front lawn.

Featured product: Everlast Turf Plush synthetic grass installed for a front lawn.

Flash forward about 300 years to learn that the modern day lawn demands over 125 gallons of water for every 1,000 square feet on a hot sunny day, according to a Lowe’s ‘Making Watering Easier” article. If the average household uses 320 gallons of water on a daily basis and 192 gallons is dedicated to outdoor lawn care, an estimated 12.5 million homes in California alone are using over 2.4 billion gallons of water every day for their lawns!

With invention of synthetic turf, any landscape can now appear evergreen and lush year-round without wasting thousands of gallons of water! From spring color tones to deep emeralds and beautiful fescues, Synthetic Grass Warehouse will supply your landscaping project with the richest green color tones and softest grass blades in North America! Expensive water and maintenance bills are a thing of the past–but owning a beautiful rich evergreen landscape is not! Contact us for free estimates and samples of our latest SGW products!

The Top 3 Reasons Why More Pet Resorts Choose Artificial Turf

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American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) volunteer plays with dogs at the Oceanside location. Turf pictured: 6,000 square feet of TigerTurf Pet Turf

 

Synthetic Grass Warehouse products have multi-purpose uses and can benefit landscapes that experience high traffic, children and pet play! Artificial grass helps ease the everyday chores a lawn might bring. More pet resorts across the nation are choosing synthetic turf for their furry friend’s landscape. The SGW Pet Turf System is a safe and non-toxic option for any pet application.

1.) Durability:

TigerTurf products feature the strongest backing in the industry. Grass blades are triple reinforced into the turf backing through tuft bind technology which creates a strong resistance to pull-force motion. No matter the amount of foot traffic or play, your pet is guaranteed to have a strong synthetic turf surface that is safe and will stay strong for years to come.

2.) Stain and Fade Resistance:

Never worry about brown spots again! Each turf blade is coated with a U.V. inhibitor, will never fade and is backed by our 15 Year Warranty. All of our products are very easy to clean and will resist stains from  your four-legged friends.

3.) Low Maintenance:

How often do you have to mow the lawn with synthetic grass? Forget the gardening equipment, brown spots and buried pet toys! SGW products require a simple easy clean up and are non-toxic. Let your four-legged friends play all day on our synthetic grass! Save yourself time, money and water with SGW pet system!

The Barkley pet resort in Beverly Hills, Calif. Installation and photo courtesy: Waterless Turf

The Barkley pet resort in Beverly Hills, Calif. features 4,000 square feet of Tiger Pet Turf. Installation and photo courtesy: Waterless Turf

SGW Clients Weigh In: What’s Your Favorite Turf Product?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We all have favorites. At Synthetic Grass Warehouse, we have 47 options for you to choose yours as your “go-to” synthetic turf for your residential or commercial installations. From TigerTurf’s popular Diamond turf line to Everlast Turf’s Tacoma-mania, the options are endless! SGW brands feature top quality synthetic turf that will stay green, no matter the amount of sun, wind, rain or snow. As the exclusive distributor for TigerTurf North America and Everlast Turf, SGW has the perfect artificial grass for your installation!

[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”We caught up with a few of our clients to find out their turf preference:” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:18|text_align:left|color:%2347b701″][vc_empty_space height=”18px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”13255″ img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]Five Star Turf Commercial:

“We prefer a turf that is ideal for our industry, namely hospitality and commercial properties. The TigerTurf Diamond Supreme line is our ideal synthetic grass because of its realistic appearance and lush look. Because of the delustered turf fiber, there is no shine and it appears very natural.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”13256″ img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]Grizzly Turf:

“I’d have to say that TigerTurf Diamond Pro Fescue does the best job of combining seamless construction with textured blades that make it look like lush, natural grass. Best of all–it’s a great multi-purpose turf that is perfect for homes, businesses, and pets.”

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“My favorite products are the TigerTurf Diamond Light Fescue and Diamond Light Spring synthetic turf because they are very responsive to traffic. The Diamonds perform really well for high traffic situations and are very natural looking.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space height=”18px”][vc_single_image image=”13258″ img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]OC Turf and Putting Greens:

TigerTurf Diamond Light Fescue is one of our preferred SGW synthetic turf products because the colors are very lifelike and it is easy to seam. TigerTurf True Putt and Diamond Pro Spring is also a great combination if you want a realistic-looking putting green.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]