Global Syn-Turf offers every tool you need to cut and fit artificial grass and putting greens from nails, staples, bender boards, lawn, and shock pads, glues, seaming solutions, golf cups, flags and lights to organic infills and maintenance accessories. Aside from carrying the most exclusive synthetic turf products available, we stock every tool and accessory you can imagine to complete the job and get it done right. Think of us as a one-stop-shop for all your turf needs. Whether you are an experienced installer or a motivated DIY homeowner, we can help you get the job done faster and more efficiently.
Infill for artificial grass is used to fill the space between the blade with a filler made of granular materials. Infill adds ballast, resilience and natural feel that helps withstand typical daily traffic and activity without the added support.
Sep 25 3:14 PM
When artificial grass is installed properly, even without infills, it won’t have wrinkles. The trick is to make sure installing your turf on a rather warm day, have it “relax” under the sun for an hour or so. And when installing the turf, make sure to use carpet knee stretcher to stretch the turf (this is very similar to how carpet being stretched or installed). You will find the basic artificial grass installation guide on our website: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation-guides. Also, the YouTube channel covers a lot of installation tricks and techniques: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfhiMWU7Avyvd594wAqCt_g
Sep 24 1:31 PM
You can find our installation guide at this link which covers on how to build the sub base in detail: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation-guides. After you excavated the soil, you will need to have some drain rock at about 2” or 2-1/2” thickness, compact it at 90%, then used about 1-1/2” decomposed granite on top of the drain rock and also compacted to 90%, at this point, your sub base surface should be solid and smooth enough to lay turf on top of it. You can also find a lot of helpful installation techniques from this YouTube videos channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfhiMWU7Avyvd594wAqCt_g. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns by phone: 877 796 8873 or email: [email protected] or simply fill out this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote, thank you.
Sep 23 1:53 PM
You don’t have to really level your area to install artificial grass. Two key preparations you have to do is to build a good sub base and to make the top section of sub base as smooth as possible. If you have slopes, you don’t have to level it which can be a big project by itself, you can install turf on sloped areas, again, you need to make sure the sub base to be built properly regardless the area is leveled or sloped. To get a general idea of installations, please visit this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation-guides
You will find this YouTube channel very helpful on almost all the tricks/techniques needed for your turf installations: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfhiMWU7Avyvd594wAqCt_g
If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to reach us via phone (877 796 8873) or email ([email protected]) or simply fill out this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Sep 22 1:08 PM
For artificial grass installations, the only time that you will need wired mesh is if you have a gopher problem in your area. Gopher can dig under the turf and create issues for your turf surface, so if you have gopher issues in your area, we will recommend you to use gopher wire under the sub base to prevent them digging through the sub base and causing uneven problems for your artificial grass surface. If you don’t have any gopher issues, the gopher wire won’t be required. Please also note that the gopher wire is not exactly the same as normal wire mesh, it has much stronger gauge and works better for gophers or any small animals. Please let us know if you have any other questions by phone (877 796 8873) or email ([email protected]) or this online form, thanks: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Sep 21 1:42 PM
We don’t offer any of the bulk products that used for artificial grass sub base. People normally get such bulk products from local landscape products suppliers. As far as I know that some installers use the top soil for the top layer of the turf sub base buildup which goes underneath the turf. The typical sub base installation has two layers: drain rock and decomposed granite or sometimes top soil which needs to be coarse enough for drainage purpose, too fine of the top soil can be too dense to drain water properly.
Please feel free to let us know if you have any other questions by phone (877 796 8873), or email ([email protected]) or simply fill out this online form, thank you: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Sep 17 5:29 PM
We got thousands of these artificial grass installation pictures in the database, unfortunately, I am not 100% sure which product is this on the picture, very possibly is our Riviera Monterey-50. I will suggest you to please fill out this online form so we will get you connected with a local distributor/dealer who will provide you with samples and answer any questions you might have. We definitely have this product available in Arizona, here is the link to the form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote.
Sep 14 5:37 PM
There can be several reasons for the issues you stated. I will suggest you to please email to our claim department with some pictures of the problems along with your order receipt so that we can help you to either troubleshoot the issue or find other solutions regarding your concerns. Here is the email address: [email protected]
Please feel free to let us know if you have any further questions by calling us (877 796 8873) or emailing us at [email protected], thank you.
Sep 13 3:37 PM
It will depend on what type of commercial project you have. The artificial grass installation techniques and materials might be a bit different between landscape and sport applications. Without knowing the specifics, it will be difficult to provide you with valid recommendations on installation materials. If your artificial grass commercial project is a landscape, the installation will be very similar as residential turf, and you can find details of guidelines at this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation-guides. If your commercial project is about sport fields, please contact us by phone (877 796 8873) or email ([email protected]) or fill out this online form to get connected with one of our commercial project experts: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Sep 12 12:05 PM
You will probably only need the turf glues when seaming two pieces of artificial grass together for most common installations. Our turf glue comes in with 3 different packages: 28 oz tube, 1 gallon and 5 gallon buckets. For seaming purpose, a tube of turf glue will be able to cover a seam up to 12’ long, and one gallon glue can cover up to 40’ long of seams.
If you are installing the artificial grass on a solid surface such as concrete permanently, you will need the turf glue as well. A gallon of glue will cover an area of 40-50 square feet.
In either case, at the installation, you will put the glue onto the seaming tape or the solid surface instead of onto the turf.
Sep 9 2:24 PM
You won’t need to replace your T cool infill on a regular basis at all. If you have your artificial grass installed in a situation that it will be easily washed or slipped away, you might need to add some, but you never will need to “replace” it. For most flat installations with regular traffic, you might never need to add more during the whole life time of your turf. Such practice not only apply to T Cool infills, but also to all other type of infills, all to be case by case. You can call (877 796 8873) or email ([email protected]) us if you have other questions, or fill out this online form to get connected with an expert asap: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Sep 8 7:23 PM
Artificial grass is made of plastic: Polyethylene and Polypropylene, therefore, generally speaking, animals such as rabbits won’t eat it. We haven’t heard any of claims of that animals eating turf, even though some naughty ones might dig and pull the fibers on rare occasions. I will suggest you to take a very close look at the areas where you see the droppings and check out if your turf fibers being short or missing, if the turf looks normal, you won’t need to worry about it. Please feel free to contact us if you have further questions by phone (877 796 8873) or email ([email protected]), thank you.
Sep 3 3:41 PM
If your front yard where the artificial grass on is flat with minimum traffic, your infills should last you years if not lifetime. Here are some factors you take into consideration that might need to add more infills at certain point:
1. Yard is on a slope that rain water will wash away infills.
2. Yard with leaves or debris issues that you you to regularly blow or sweep which might lose infills given time.
3. Heavy traffic can matte down the turf and carry away infills.
Please let us know if you have any other questions by phone (877 796 8873) or email ([email protected]), thank you.
Aug 31 1:24 PM
If you are doing the artificial grass installation yourself, with minimum experiences, it might take a bit longer than the pros. If there is no seaming work involved and with less cutting, it can take you 3 days or also to get the job done assuming that you will have some help and working all day long: to excavate and build and compact the sub base will take a day or two, laying the turf and infill will be another day or two. If you need to learn more about installations, please visit this link to get a complete guideline: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation-guides
You will need to make sure to coordinate your materials ordering and deliveries efficiently: not only the turf, nails, infills, but also your bulk materials for building your sub base. Without good planing, projects can take much longer due to product delays.
Aug 31 1:17 PM
Artificial grass seaming tape is a very durable fabric and always need to work with glues. Most installers will use nails to secure the seaming tape onto the sub base then apply glues on the seaming tape surface. You can find some detailed installation/seaming tips/techniques from this YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfhiMWU7Avyvd594wAqCt_g
Aug 30 1:38 PM
The products used for the artificial grass tile can be same or similar to that of broadloom turf. Companies are buying the artificial grass in big rolls and cut them in pieces and affixing them on a rubber or foam tiles to make the artificial grass tiles: the concept is very similar to that of portable court tiles with the main advantage of being portable and ease of install and uninstall. However, not like the regular sport court tiles, the appearance of artificial grass tiles once connected all together might not be ideal: the connected seams are very noticeable. For people don’t mind if seeing all the seams the tiles can be a good choice. However, the reality is that most people getting artificial grass would prefer a natural lawn or sport field look, with big rolls of artificial grass, seams will be very minimal and not noticeable at all if installed correctly. We offer artificial grass tiles as well but with custom orders only and with minimum quantity requirements, such offering is for business only, more of custom manufacturering approach.
Aug 29 9:04 PM
Infills are always recommended for artificial grass installations, I have a previous posting which explained in details on what and why infills to be used, please check it out at the following link and feel free to contact us by phone (877 796 8873) or email ([email protected]) if you have any further questions:
Aug 26 10:56 AM
Yes, the bender board used for artificial grass installation can be cut by using a hand saw or a power saw. The bender board is a dense composite material, so a saw with medium or large teeth will work out better. Please feel free to let us know if you have any further questions by phone (877 796 8873), or email: [email protected], or simply fill out this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Aug 25 3:44 PM
The artificial ivy installation can be very easy: depends on what kind of fence you have, the installation method can be a bit different. You will always need to have some kind of anchors on your fence regardless your fence is wooden, vinyl, metal or any other materials. Once you have the anchors on the fence, you will simply use zip ties to secure the ivy onto the anchors. If you can call (877 796 8873) or email us ([email protected]) with more details of your project, we will be able to further assist you on product selections and installations. Or simply fill out this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote to get connected with one of our experts.
Aug 22 12:29 PM
You can always go back to natural grass even though I am not sure why. You won’t be stuck with the artificial turf by any means. It will be a fairly easy process to remove the artificial grass. Depends on your original installation of the sub base, you might need to remove the sub base and replace with soil before installing natural grass. We have found it is very rare that people will go back to natural grass once installed artificial grass, but it is absolutely doable and you won’t be stuck with either options. Please feel free to call (877 796 8873), email ([email protected]) or simply fill out this form if you have any further questions: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Aug 21 6:31 PM
This is a very good question. The answer to this question can be either way, so it is optional to keep the existing sprinklers when it comes to artificial grass installations. In my personal opinion, I would like to leave the sprinklers in: you can always manually turn it on to help cooling down the turf, or simply rinse off the turf when needed. It will not necessarily cost you extra from the installation standpoint, your installer can simply cut out the holes for your existing sprinkler heads, time spent on doing this can easily offset the time to cut the sprinkler heads and cap off the pipes.
Aug 20 12:32 PM
If you are on our artificial grass installation guide page, you will see a diagram showing you a full installation guideline, here is the link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation/. The two items that you don’t need to have for a self installation are weed barrier and gopher wire. Also shock pad is another optional item that you won’t necessarily need, it is not on the regular installation guideline any way. Please feel free to let us know you have further questions regarding your artificial grass or installation needs by phone (877 796 8873) or email ([email protected]), or simply fill out this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Aug 14 7:10 PM
When it comes to gopher wire installed with artificial grass, people typically lay down the gopher wire after excavation. You will find this video link on YouTube to be very helpful: https://youtu.be/cc17atVzUCk
Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions by phone, email ([email protected]).
Aug 13 6:15 PM
It depends on the size of your area and application. If you are installing the artificial grass in a room, you can do the installation the same way as carpet: no need to use glue or nails, simply floating the turf and tuck the edges, or use pin nails as needed (not the long nails people used for outdoor installations), and you can always put paddings underneath the turf for extra cushioning. If you are installing the artificial grass as an indoor sport field or similar with at a large scale, I will recommend you to use turf glue for the best results. We offer free consultations on artificial grass products and installations, please call or email us at [email protected] for any further questions.
Aug 13 6:05 PM
If you are installing the artificial grass permanently on your patio, the best way to go is gluing it down. The drawback is that glues will leave residues and marks on your patio concrete when you remove the turf. If you are not looking for a permanent installation, I will recommend you to use heavy duty double sided carpet tape: the tape might work out ok if you have a small area, but again, I am not sure about how long these tapes will last. Please let us know if you have any other questions by phone or email: [email protected], or simply fill out this online form to get connected with one of our experts: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Aug 7 12:57 PM
You only need to use the gopher wires if you have gopher issues, otherwise, it is not necessarily. However, the gopher wires are only sold by rolls, not cut sizes. The common sized roll of gopher wires is 4’x100’, you can see the details of this product at this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/gopher-wire
Aug 4 12:36 PM
I don’t think you will need any additional materials for our Trainers Turf installations. Just follow the same procedures of normal artificial grass installations, you will be fine. To answer your question about holding the turf in place: First, you will need to make sure having the parameters of the turf to be secured with nails, every 4-6” apart for nailing schedule; Secondly, you will need to add at least 2 lbs of infills per square foot throughout the turf surface, you might need a bit more if you are using the turf for sport applications: the more the better. Trainers turf is a short blade product which is not necessarily with professionally required GMax ratings with regular infills, so you might want to add paddings underneath the turf to provide sufficient cushions and achieve the fall rating requirements. If you have a designer or architect for your project, he or she should have all these specs and requirements spelled out for the project, and you can always feel free to send such information directly to us at [email protected] so we can better assist you, or please just fill out this online form to get connected with one of our experts: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Aug 3 12:04 PM
The sunlight reflections from a window will burn or melt your artificial grass. The best way to avoid such problem is to tint your windows. There is a special window tint film made by 3M will dramatically reduce the heat and won’t get your grass burned. Unfortunately, artificial grass warranty won’t cover the window burns or melt, so you will need to make sure taking actions on the window tinting as soon as possible before it is too late. You can always feel free to call or email us at [email protected] with any additional questions, or simply fill out this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Aug 1 4:20 PM
It will depend on the type of wall you have. If you are installing the artificial grass on a regular interior wall with sheetrock, you can find the studs and simply nailing the turf on it. If you are installing the turf on a concrete wall or outside wall with stucco or bricks, you can either use anchors and nail or use glue to be easy. If you can email us with your wall picture along with the size of the artificial grass you want at [email protected], we will be able to help you better.
Jul 28 3:57 PM
The gopher wire installed underneath the artificial grass definitely can prevent small animals like rabbits to break through, the meshed wires won’t be able to prevent moles or germs though. You can find more detailed product information from this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/gopher-wire
Jul 24 3:54 PM
The only two edging materials we carry are bender board and Wonderedge, please see the link for these two materials below, when getting the bender board, you will need the stakes to go with it:
I am not sure what exactly are you referring to as “white” edges which I don’t think we ever have, nor any white rocks. The best approach to your question is that for you to email us a picture of the item you saw at [email protected], and we will get back to you with accurate answers ASAP, thank you for your question.
Jul 23 2:34 PM
Once you placed your order though one of our local distributors/dealers, you can stop by any of our distribution centers to pick up your order: please make sure to bring your order information for the pick up.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us by phone, email or this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Jul 23 11:03 AM
You can use any infills on our Cashmere turf knowingly that the purpose of infills are providing extra weight on the artificial grass to minimize expansions and contractions and also helping the turf to stand up better. In any cases, you won’t need to worry about infills will take away the softness of your Cashmere turf. We do offer different type of infills for different purposes, the following summary will help you to decide what kind of infill will be best to fit your needs:
1. Regular silica sand: least expensive, brown color, serve the general infill purpose.
2. Green Colored Sand: with dark green color coating over regular silica sands, this will blend in better with your green artificial grass.
3. Zeolite infill: it is a natural mineral which can help neutralizing the pet odors, so if you have dogs, this might be your best choice.
4. Wonderfill: this is green colored coated sand with antimicrobial agent to minimize the germs and bacterias.
5. TCool: this is a product with cooling agents coated over sand which can dramatically reduce the heat of your artificial grass especially during hot days.
We offer free consultations on all your product and installation needs, please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions by phone, email or this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Jul 22 2:02 PM
You definitely can use the vacuum cleaner on the artificial grass, especially in your situation. Please just make sure not to use the vacuum designed for low pile carpet or bare floor, you should use either the “Shop Vac” type or carpet vacuum can handle high piles. Or you can use a portable blower to clean up your artificial grass as well. Please let us know if you have any other questions by phone, email or this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Jul 21 1:53 PM
Technically, you can use any of our artificial grass product for your daycare application. I would like to know a bit more of the usage of the to be turfed area, are you plan to use the artificial grass for playground? General landscape or any other purposes? Knowing these details will help me to provide you with better recommendations. Please call or email us with the details, or simply fill out this online form so we can help you out better, thanks: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Jul 20 12:27 PM
The best approach to your question is for you to please fill out this online form (so everything is private), and we will get back to you ASAP with the distributor/dealer/installer information in your area, thank you: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Jul 17 7:26 PM
Well, you never use nails on the surface of artificial putting greens! I only recommend you to use sand infills on the artificial putting greens to provide extra weight holding the turf down and help with increasing of ball speed, but not to use any nails. You do need nails to secure the artificial putting green’s edges onto the anchor boards at the installation. To learn more techniques and tricks on how to install artificial putting greens, please check out this YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfhiMWU7Avyvd594wAqCt_g
Please always feel free to contact us by phone, email or this online form for any other questions: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Jul 17 1:23 PM
It all depends on the size of your artificial grass installation area. If you have a rather small area (300 sf or less), you don’t necessarily need infills if you can make sure to secure the edges of the turf at your installation. The purpose of using infills ok artificial grass are: helping the turf blades standing up better and also providing extra weight to hold the artificial grass down to minimize expansions and contractions. Small areas normally requires just one piece of turf and chances of failing edges and seams are much less if any, and you can always choose a dense and thick engineered blades product from our lineups so not need to worry about to help fibers standing up as such products will Glauber great resilience and standing up nicely on their own. However, for bigger installations, I will always recommend to use certain type of infills. Please feel free to reach us via phone, email or this online form should you have any further questions: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Jul 16 2:14 PM
It all depends on the type, size and scope of the artificial grass sport field projects. But in any case, I don’t think the installation can be done within a day. Sport field applications can be for residential, communities, schools or professional sport facilities, even within the same category, sizes and requirements can vary from project to project. Please call or email us with your project details so we can provide better help, or simply fill out this online form and we will be in touch shortly: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Jul 10 1:24 PM
There are some pros and cons for each type of artificial grass when using it for playground applications. Here are my opinions:
1. Using artificial grass with shorter blades: reality proves that shorter blade turf will be better for playgrounds due to heavy activities and usages.
2. Using artificial grass that can resist better on wear and tear.
3. It is a wrong expectation for grass that never will lay down, such expectation shouldn’t be for a playground turf. More importantly, regardless the turf will lay down or not given heavy traffics and usages, you want the fibers to be acting consistently.
4. Infills is needed not only for help to stabilize the artificial grass, but also increase the resilience of turf fibers while providing additional cushions. In order to easily blend in infills, lower weight (or less dense) turf is preferred.
By what said above, a lot of our products with face weight less than 60 oz will fit the bill. To learn more details about our products, please visit this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/artificial-grass-specifications-specs
We are here to help by providing free consultations on our artificial grass products and installations, please feel to call or email us or fill out this online form if you have any further questions: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Jul 8 2:20 PM
Roof top installations of artificial grass can be complicated. I will strongly suggest you to contact us by phone, email or this online form (https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote ) with the answers to the following questions so that our experts can help you further on your project:
-Is the roof pitched for drainage and are there exposed drain grates?
-What is on the roof now? rubber membrane? stone tile? Need to know if you can glue to roof top or now. Glue could chemically damage the roof if products don't jive.
- Drain tile might needed so there is a gap for water to exit and air to flow.
- Access to roof: need a crane?
Jul 7 3:37 PM
This is a rather difficult question to answer. Prices for base materials and installations of artificial grass can vary from areas to areas. To look at a complete artificial grass project, the major costs go to the installation labors which typically 50-75% overall project cost. To have a better idea on exactly how much savings you will have by doing installations yourself, I will suggest you to have some estimates from professional artificial grass installers and ask them to break down the material costs from installation costs if possible. By doing so, you will be able to tell clearly how much savings you will have. But please keep in mind that it is not always easy to do the installation yourself especially if you have a rather big project (600 sf or over) and with seams to work on. We can provide you with any consultations related to your artificial grass products and installation needs, simply call or email us or just fill out this online form, we are here to help: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Jul 6 3:49 PM
I personally always like to use nails for artificial grass installations. The staples will work ok on the seaming part of the installation from time to time to certain installers, but overall, nails will do the job just fine in a much more quick way. I have found it is easy to use nails and much quicker than staples: staples can be more difficult to be driven through the artificial grass backing and into the sub base, and the flat U shaped head can catch the turf blades and drew them down in which situation you will need to spend time to pull out the fibers caught by the stapes head which can be very time consuming and frustrating. Therefore, my personal advice is to use nails whenever you can for all your artificial grass installations, please do not hesitated to contact us by phone, email or this online form if you have any further questions: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Jun 30 2:18 PM
The process of installing artificial grass for a playground is pretty much the same as regular artificial grass lawn expect that all of the public playground projects require cushioning pads under the grass. Many residential playground applications don’t have lawn pads under the grass as no special rules or regulations apply, however, all public playgrounds will require the lawn pads to achieve fall ratings for public safety. Let’s look at this in two parts:
1. For general artificial grass installations which will also apply to playground, please check out this link for details:
2. To install the lawn pads under the artificial grass for a playground application, you won’t need any other special tools, but you will need to take consideration of the thickness of the pads while you are building your sub base. The following is a general reference:
1-1/4” pad can take a 5’ fall.
2-1/4” pad can take a 8’ fall.
If higher fall ratings needed, you will need to stack the pads together to achieve that. Please feel free to contact us by phone, email or this online form if you have any further questions: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Jun 29 3:00 PM
Weed barrier is an optional item for artificial grass installations. In general, weeds wont grow through turf or at least won’t be much of an issue. Occasionally, you will see them coming through the edges and seldom to see them grow on the surface of the artificial grass. Some people won’t mind minimum weeds here or there along the turf as it make the entire artificial surface look more realistic, for people who has a problem with weed and prefer a almost perfect artificial grass surface, and have some extra budge, using weed barrier will definitely take care of the concern. The weed barrier goes in place after before you lay the turf, on top of the sub base, it is very hard to suggest if you should do it yourself or by an installer. If you are doing the entire installation yourself, the weed barrier will be a simple step extra. The weed barrier is a polypropylene fabric comes in as rolls which make it relatively easy to install, you will need a few nails to secure the weed barrier onto the sub base, won’t need much, just enough to prevent the fabric from moving or shifting. You can find more information on weed barrier from this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/weed-barrier
For further free consultations on our products or installation process, please feel free to contact us by phone, email or this online form:https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Jun 27 11:56 AM
We use polyurethane glue to secure artificial grass fibers into the polypropylene primary backing, it is very strong to hold both the straight yarn and the thatch in place. All of our artificial grass products have gone through the tuft bind test which shows how strong the glue rose hold the fibers, and our grass performs very well and all exceeding industrial standards. You will be able to find all the tuft bind tests under each product’s page, or you can see the testing information on all of our products: https://www.globalsynturf.com/artificial-grass-specifications-specs
We offer free consultations on all our artificial grass products and installations, please feel free to contact us by phone, email or this online form if you have any further questions: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Jun 22 2:40 PM
I assume that you are installing the artificial grass indoors. If it is the case, you can simply treat the turf as indoor carpet regardless installing it at ground level or upstairs. The turf is very similar to carpet when it comes to handle and move them even though they are typically heavier than regular carpet, it is flexible enough that you can bend them to move around the tight spaces.
Please feel free to let us know if you have any further questions by phone, email or this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Jun 17 5:13 PM
When you are installing artificial grass to replace your existing lawn or for a new landscape application, you will need quite a few materials for a complete installation.
A. Materials for sub base:
1. Drain rock or equivalent
2. Decomposed granite or equivalent
B. Materials needed for turf installation:
1. Seaming tape
2. seaming glue
5. Edging materials such as bender or wonderedge
C. Optional materials:
1. Weed barrier
2. Gopher wires
Besides above materials, you will also need certain tools or equipment (for larger projects) to get the job done.
We offer free consultations on products and installations, please feel free to reach us by phone, email or this online form if you have any further questions or concerns: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Jun 17 12:07 PM
You can use either of our nails for your pet turf or any other artificial grass installations. In another word, there is really no specific requirements for nails for different type of artificial grass installations. We carry two different type of nails to be used for artificial grass installations: Brite Common (regular steel) or Galvanized. You can find the details regarding both nails on this page: https://www.globalsynturf.com/hardware
We are here to help, please call, email or fill out this online form if you have any other questions: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Jun 16 1:34 PM
Seaming tape is for piecing two pieces of artificial grass together. Normally the seaming tape is made of very durable poly materials and can last for a long time if not longer than artificial grass. It normally comes in with the width of 12”, from time to time, people can special order the 6” width versions as well. In order to join two pieces of artificial turf together. You first will need to lay the seaming tape down and making sure it is right centered at the turf joint, then you will apply the turf glue on to the tape, finally to press the two pieces of turf onto the tape with glues on it.
You might have already looked at our website for the seaming tape information, here it is again: https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/seaming-tape
You might also find this YouTube channel helpful for how to seam artificial grass: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfhiMWU7Avyvd594wAqCt_g
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Jun 15 2:25 PM
There are several reasons for using infills on artificial grass installations, couple of them are for general purposes, some of them are for specific purposes.
General purpose of using infills on artificial grass:
1. To add extra weight to the turf to minimize the expansions and contractions due to the temperature changes: for many areas that have big temperature differences during day or from season to season, without extra weight on turf, the expansions and contractions can create issues such as turf seams and edges separations or wrinkles on the surface.
2. To help the turf fibers standing up better. With infills on turf, the artificial grass blades will stand up better and more resilient to matted down.
Specific purposes of using infills on artificial grass (you don’t have to use two different types of infills, the following infills will serve the two general purposes above as well along with their special functions);
1. To neutralize the pet urine odor: Zeofill
2. To help keep your artificial grass cool during hot days (TCool)
3. To prevent germ/bacteria from growing: wonderfill (antimicrobial coated green colored sands)
4. To simply feel better psychologically and make entire product more uniformed: Green colored sand
Hopefully the above points make sense to you, and please let us know if you have any further questions by phone, email or this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Jun 12 7:47 PM
Generally speaking, you can install artificial grass in areas where real grasses are. Artificial grass is considered the replacements for real grass, occasionally creative designers and architects have been using artificial turf for indoor applications such as entertainment areas and wall decorations. There is really not much of concerns or precautions as long as artificial grass is used for replacements of real grass, it is perfectly safe for human and animals and very environmentally friendly. You will love the results!
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Jun 10 8:28 PM
Installing artificial grass won’t affect any plants or crops growing around the turf area at all. Many landscape designs in today’s market incorporates both artificial grass along with real flowers and trees, never experiences any issues. Please feel free to reach us by phone, email or this online to get connected with one of our experts should you have any further questions, thank you: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Jun 3 7:46 PM
I will suggest you to go with our Pet Turf: this product is engineered dog applications. It is very durable, the fibers are “U” shaped with great resilience; it is also short so make it easy to pick up the solids on it. The permeability is absolutely excellent with a drainage capacity up to 120 inches per hour! However, please be aware that the consistent digging still can damage the turf, all artificial grass products on today’s market are made of plastic materials, strong abuse will damage it. Also, you will need to train your dogs not to chew or eat the turf, even though our products are perfectly safe for dogs to play on, but they are not meant for being swallowed or eaten which can hurt your dogs.
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May 29 2:47 PM
The polyurethane glue we use for our artificial grass products are very strong! We call the glue layer of artificial grass “secondary backing” which serves the purpose of not only holding the grass fibers together, but also provide extra stability. The polyurethane glue won’t react to moistures, so it will last you a long time even it directly touching the ground. To measure the strength of the polyurethane glue on artificial grass, the industry has a specific term for it: Tuft Bind. The higher the tuft bind number, the better holds it provides. You can find the tuft bind testing data on all our artificial grass products on our website at this link, once on this page, click on the product name and you will see a window with all categories showing up and you can click on the tuft bind testing: https://www.globalsynturf.com/artificial-grass-specifications-specs.
Our average tuft bind is about 10-12 lbs which is really way above the industry standard (The industry standard is at about 7-8 lbs).
To answer your second part of the questions, the polyurethane glue does get a bit stiffer during the cold weather and softer during hot weather, but once installed, the glue will be underneath facing the ground, you won’t really see any of such physical changes. More importantly, temperatures changes won’t affect the functions of the glue.
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May 17 3:31 PM
In my opinion, both sizes nails will work just fine. However, I do see in reality most people will go with 6” nails as the price differences between the 4” and 6” are marginal and theoretically the longer nails will provide better holdings. There are also two different types of nails you can choose from: regular steel and galvanized. The main difference regular steel and galvanized nails is that steel nails will rust and galvanized nails won’t. Most people will ask the question: is rust of nails a good thing for artificial grass installations? The answer is probably not. I have found that when the steel nails getting rusted a bit, it holds the turf in place remarkably strong, and if installed with regular length grass, such rusting never even noticeable. For most installers, they might prefer to galvanized, not necessarily because it won’t rust, more important to them is that galvanized nails are sharper and easier to drive into the artificial grass and sub base which makes installation process more efficient and faster. You can find more detailed information regarding different nails at this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/hardware
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May 15 7:45 PM
You should be able to reinstall the artificial grass by moving it from one location to another. Artificial grass is just like carpet:
1. Make sure the area you move to is smaller than the from area so your original piece is big enough to cover the new area.
2. You need to know how the initial installation was done so you know what to remove such as nails or infills: when you are removing the turf you don’t damage it.
3. You need to follow the installation guide when reinstalling the turf: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation-guides
4. Here is a very useful link for all installation related short videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfhiMWU7Avyvd594wAqCt_g
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May 15 4:29 PM
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May 15 10:46 AM
There is a big difference between woven back and regular back: The woven back is actually just the grass fibers knitted together, then apply glue coating on them to hold fibers in place; regular artificial grass backing is layers of Polypropylene cloth on which fibers being tufted, then glue coating to be applied on. So Technically they are two totally differently types of production procedures: Knitted vs Tufted, normal people only see the differences on the backing part and not knowing the two products are actually made differently. Knitting is an old way of making carpet, the production rate is super low, as far as I am aware of that the machines are using to make artificial grass on today’s market are at least 30 years old which is the main reason the pricing for such products is really high, not necessarily a better products but just time consuming to make them. Knitted artificial grass has full permeability which is the only selling point for such product, however in reality, tufted artificial grass can drain just as well. Tufting is the new technology to make artificial grass and productions can be way faster and efficient than knitting, and tufting is the trend of today’s industry.
As far as installation goes, knitted artificial grass is much harder to install, as it doesn’t have a solid backing, the entire product are wavy, flimsy as a piece of cloth. When it comes to installing it, a lot of holding and stretching have to be done to ensure the results, otherwise the turf surface will look like a piece of soft cloth with wrinkles all over it. Therefore, knitted artificial grass is not only costly to made but also much more expensive to install. Again the only selling point of such old knitted artificial grass is its full permeability which in my mind is just a marketing approach than actual functionality.
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May 11 2:19 PM
It is not difficult to move an installed artificial grass from one spot to another, as long as you are aware of how the original installation was done: with nails along the edges and infills, and other details. Relocating artificial grass is very similar as removing and reinstalling carpet. If your original installation was done normally, the following steps will be my suggestions on how to relocate your artificial grass:
1. Make sure to measure the area where you would like to move the artificial grass to and your current artificial grass size: by doing so, you will know if your current artificial grass piece will be enough to cover your new area.
2. Once determined that you will have enough artificial grass, you will need prepare the sub base for the new area, you can find detailed how to information from this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation-guides
3. Start removing your existing turf, this task can be a bit tricky. It won’t be too bad if you know how your original artificial grass was installed: you might need to remove the nails along the edges, remove any other items that securing the turf in place. If you have infills on the turf, and the piece are not too heavy to handle/move, you can leave the infills inside the turf, otherwise, you will need to flip the turf over so to dump the infills on the ground and save it for later.
4. Cut and install the artificial grass onto the new area, again, you can refer to the installation guide link for details: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation-guides
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May 7 1:10 PM
We are the manufacturer of artificial grass, and selling our products through our distributors nationwide. Unfortunately we don’t offer any installation services, therefore, we don’t have installation pricing in our artificial grass products. However, we do offer manufacturing suggested installation guides, and we also have a referral program to get you connected with professional installers in your area, so if you can fill out this online form so we can get you the information immediately: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
May 6 5:37 PM
Thank you for your interests, are you a current distributor of ours or this is for a one time purchase? Also, are you interested in ordering the turf from us as well? If you can please fill out this online form, so we can reach out to you directly, thank you: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
May 4 2:42 PM
The beauty and big advantage of having artificial putting greens is that will need minimal maintenance if any! If you have your artificial putting green installed in a area that consistently have debris or leaves, all you might have to do is to blow off these when such things presented. Other than that, there won’t be anything else. From time to time, if you would like to increase the ball speed, you might want to add some more sand infills onto your artificial putting green, but such adding infills happen will be in an intervals of months if not years.
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May 4 1:32 PM
There is a saying in the artificial grass industry: “If you can walk it, we can turf it!” In another word, if the slope of the area is walkable, you should be able to install artificial grass on it. However, I will always suggest to have professional installers to perform the installation rather than trying to do it for yourself. Installation of artificial grass on a slope can be tricky and require experiences especially for sub base preparing which you not only need to make the surface smooth but also have to make sure the contours will work with laying the grass. There also might be sophisticated cuts required when you laying the turf given the fact of some irregular slopes. One thing you need to be aware that if the slope is mild with more usage/traffic or you are in an area with often rains, the infills on such artificial grass might lose away easily so from time to time, you might need to add more infills
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Apr 30 12:50 PM
We always recommend to use infills for all artificial grass installations for two main reasons:
1. To help turf to stand up better
2. To give more weight on the turf surface so to minimize expansions and contractions when temperature changes.
You might have seen some advertisings of none infill turf on the market from some artificial grass companies, but it can be false. Most of our artificial grass products are with engineered blades which mean they all have excellent resilience and requires no infills to help the fiber standing up, but the law of physics on expansions and contractions will work its way on turf when temperature changes. When such expectations and contractions happen, you will likely be seeing the separations of seams or edges, even wrinkles can develop. To minimize or avoid such problems, especially in areas that have big temperature differences during a day, infills are always recommended.
Even though there are many different types of infills are available and pricing all differently, the good news is that the most basic silica sands infills are relatively cheap and only be considered as a very small fraction of the overall artificial grass project. To find out more about our infill product offering, please visit this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/artificial-grass-infills
We provide free consultations on artificial grass and installations, if you need to find out about how and where to get our infill products, please feel free to reach us via phone, email or this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Apr 28 12:24 PM
I don’t think dog will ruin any artificial grass as they are all designed to be pet friendly. However, for artificial grass putting greens, you will need to be careful with the dogs on it for the following reasons:
1. Artificial grass putting greens are designed for golf putting, a rather dedicated surface to simulate the real putting greens which has functions of ball speed, smoothness and consistencies. For dogs to play on it, especially when dogs are digging or chewing on it, it might destroy the original functions of a putting greens. I don’t see any issues for dog walking on it though, which is the same as normal human traffic.
2. It won’t be a good idea for dog to do their business on an artificial grass putting green surface either. Even though all our putting greens have drain holes, but to keep the it hygienic and clean is equally important for the purpose of having a putting green.
3. Larger dogs with big and sharp nails can catch on the fibers of artificial grass putting greens which can cause the inconsistency of ball movements once fibers been tore. This is also echo my previous point.
We have the best artificial putting greens on the market, and offer free consultations, please feel free to reach us via phone, email or fill out this online form for any further questions or concerns: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Apr 27 12:24 PM
This is a very good question. The short answer is NO, the sand infills won't be messy once applied onto the artificial grass. On average, we recommend to use 1.5-2 lbs of infills for all artificial grass installations. Such amount of infills will sink straightly to the bottom part of artificial grass surface, under normal circumstances, the infills will be barely visible at all. Most of installations of artificial turf, it will be hard to see and feel the infills unless you spread the fibers and look for the infills. By that said, there is no concerns whatsoever that infills will make your artificial grass messy. One point I would like to make here is that if your installation is on a rather steep slop, from time to time, your infills can be washed out down the slope in such case, you might notice infills toward lower end of the slope. I always recommend to add additional infills if such washed away situations happen. However, if your installation is on a slope without much of usage or traffic, you can less worry about adding infills periodically. We offer free consultations, please feel free to contact us via phone, email or this online form should you have any further questions: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Apr 25 5:51 PM
As far as I am aware that most of HOA won’t bother to regulate artificial grass installations. Some more restricted HOA might have some rules or regulations for your front yard landscaping, but I haven’t heard any cases that HOA regulate homeowners’ backyards. For state of California which is considered the most regulated among the entire nation, previous governor Jerry Brown has singed a las to prohibit HOA from restricting artificial grass installations. Artificial grass is considered as drought tolerant landscaping options, therefore it is encouraged to be installed with government rebates incentives. Similar incentive programs are also offered in many other states.
Regardless, I will recommend you to double check with your own HOA to find out details. Should you need any further help such as products eligibility or other documents, please feel free to reach us via phone, email or this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Apr 24 12:33 PM
The seaming tape for artificial grass is used to join two or multiple pieces together. We do not manufacture our own turf seaming tape, we are distributor of other manufacturer’s seaming tape product along with glues under GST’s private label. The seaming tape comes in two different width, 6” or 12” and viable length to fit different sized applications. The seaming tape is normally made of PP which is extremely strong and durable. When used with recommended glues, you can be sure that your seams will be secured and last for a long time. Please visit the following link for more details on the glues and tapes:
If you have any questions regarding have to use the tape, please visit this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation-guides
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Apr 15 1:42 PM
I will assume you are planning to replace your existing real grass lawn with artificial turf. If it is the case, you will need to excavate the existing lawn along with some soil up to 4” deep. By doing so you are creating enough depth for building a sub base for the artificial grass. The soil or dirt preparation doesn’t have to be perfect as you will put a layer of drain rock right over the soil, after compacting, you will need to put a layer of decomposed granite or equal before installation of your turf: you will need to make sure the layer of your decomposed granite to be perfectly compacted and smooth.
For more detailed step by step instructions on sub base and artificial grass installation, please visit this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation-guides
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Apr 12 3:39 PM
In general, there are four unique functions of infills for artificial grass even though all of them share a common purpose of holding artificial turf in place to minimize the contractions and expansions and helping grass blades standing up better. Regular kiln dried silica sands serve the purpose of the common point above, and it is the least expensive option. Here are the four unique functions for different type of infills of artificial grass:
1. Green colored infills which are silica sands coated with green color to blend in well with the grass.
2. Pet neutralizing infills, namely zeolite which help to neutralize dog urine smells.
3. Hygienic infills, or antimicrobial green colored sands coated with antimicrobial agent, such infills provide a clean and antibacterial solution for your artificial grass.
4. Heat reducing infills, namely TCool, such infills are sands coated with special cooling agent to keep your artificial grass cool during a hot day.
To find out our more details on infills, please visit this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/artificial-grass-infills
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Apr 11 3:06 PM
It will be very easy to replace the existing artificial grass with new, especially if your original turf installation was done correctly. The original sub base and the size of your turf will be the key factors for me to make a suggestion on if the replacement can be done by yourself. If your sub base is in great shape, and your area doesn't require seaming or you have confidence to handle the seaming part of the replacement, you then can try to do the replacement by yourself. The process will be as simply as following:
1. Remove existing turf: To make it easy, you don't have to try get old turf out as a big piece, you might find it easier to cut the turf up into several smaller pieces at removal.
2. Make sure the sub base is in good shape: compacted well and smooth.
3. Disposal of old turf.
4. Lay new turf by using nails along the perimeters, infills on the turf.
You can also get more detailed installation information from this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation-guides
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Apr 5 2:10 PM
Artificial grass doesn’t provide any good conditions for the pests or snails to live within, therefore, you shouldn’t concern about such animals or pests will present any problems. Compared with real grass lawns, artificial grass is much “cleaner”! We have never had any complaints about such issues before.
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Apr 4 4:24 PM
From time to time, you can see weeds grow from the edges of your artificial grass or even through the drainage holes. Weeds are very stubborn and can grow anywhere possible. To avoid weeds growing through your artificial grass, I will recommend you to use the weed barrier on top of the sub base, under your artificial turf. If you have your artificial grass installed and didn’t use any weed barrier, to get rid of the weeds can get very easy: first of all, you won’t have much of weeds grow through artificial grass at all, the weeds will be very spotty, you can simply pull them out or use weed killers like roundups, but when using the weed killers, you need to be careful and I always recommend you to wear gloves and masks to protect yourself or use organic (non-chemical) weed killers.
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Apr 3 2:43 PM
Artificial grass requires minimum maintenances if any, depending on the applications and usages. Typically for people’s front yards with minimum traffics or usages, you might not to do anything for years besides to remove leaves or debris from the lawn surface. Some heavy used areas, you might need to brush/rake up the fibers from time to time and adding some infills when needed.
To find out more about this topic, please visit our product specification page and take a look at our suggested maintenance guide: https://www.globalsynturf.com/artificial-grass-specifications-specs
Mar 31 1:28 PM
It depends and can be different from state to state. As far as I am aware of that HOAs in most of the states are careless about restrictions on artificial grass if the installations to be in the backyard. Some of the HOAs might have rules for front yard artificial grass installations, but in state of California, it is illegal for HOA to restrict artificial grass as it is considered as drought tolerated landscaping and California Law prevents HOAs to set any of their own rules to stop drought tolerated landscaping. I haven't heard HOAs in any other states not to accept artificial turf, but the best approach will be for you to fill out this online form, and we will help you to find out more information regarding this matter, or you can reach out to your HOA to see if there is any specific rules they might have toward artificial grass.
Mar 29 12:40 PM
This is a really good question. Like carpets which has been around for a long time, of which installation methods haven’t been changed much at all. And I am not sure new methods of artificial grass will have revolutionary changes any time soon. We need to know why the current installation methods make sense for artificial grass:
1. Drainage of water or dog urines is a primary concern for artificial turf installs, which will require a good sub base to be built.
2. A perfectly smooth surface is critical for artificial grass to be laid on to ensure proper looking of your artificial grass, this is a part of sub base building as well.
3. Glues and nails are needed for secure the artificial grass in place and seams.
4. Infills are also required to minimize the expansion and contractions of your artificial grass due to the temperature changes.
Unless we can find ways to resolve reasonings above, I am afraid that the current installation ways will be here to stay for a while. However, being an pioneer of the industry, we have been introducing some easier installation alternatives such as using drain boards but nothing major or revolutionary so far.
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Mar 24 3:49 PM
The usage of nails and glues are different for artificial grass installations, you will need both to get the proper job done, not necessarily one is better than the other. In general, you will need to nails to secure the perimeters of your artificial turf, and also to be used along with seaming tape and glue to secure the joints of two pieces together. The turf glues are mainly used to bond the artificial grass seams together.
The seaming job can be a bit tricky and does require skills and experiences for a perfect result.
I personally always want to recommend professional installers to perform artificial grass installation work especially when it requires more than one piece and have some complications such as slopes, off shapes and etc.
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Mar 22 6:46 PM
Seaming is one of the most important tasks for artificial grass installations which requires skills and experiences. Seam starts to separate is a sign of installation wasn’t done right. My suggestion is to reach out to your installer and have them fix it. For professionals such fix won’t be a difficult job, make sure you ask them to have their best seaming installer on your repair.
However, if you did the installation yourself and you need to fix it, you need to make sure follow the seaming instructions:
1. Use seaming tape
2. Use seaming glue
3. Use carpet stretcher
4. Use nails
You can find all of these materials on this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/catalog/supplies
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Mar 20 5:48 PM
Under normal weather, usage and traffic, artificial grass can last as long as 15-25 years! We offer a limited 15 year warranty against any manufacturing defect. We go through very rigorous testings on all of our products on anti-UV, discolorations and wear/tear before we introduce our products onto the market, you should have a peace of mind by having our artificial grass.
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Mar 18 1:22 PM
There is very minimum maintenance involved for your artificial grass. You might not need any maintenance at all if your artificial grass installed in areas not much getting used such as front yard, for none or less traffic/usage areas like most of front yards, you might just need to blow or brush off leaves or debris from time to time. Other areas where your artificial turf installed being used a lot or with a lot of traffics such as back yard, from time to time, you will need to clean if off by simply rinsing with your garden hose or add some additional infills once a year. For some of the heavy traffic areas, you might want to brush up the flattened blades from time to time. We have a recommendation document for minimum maintenance for your artificial grass, please visit this link for nore details:
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Mar 15 12:02 PM
Great! We have thousands of distributors and dealers nationwide who can provide you our very best artificial grass products along with all necessary accessories locally. And most of our national distributors will be able to make recommendations and provide guidelines for your installations as well. The best way to find out about your local artificial grass suppliers is to call or email us directly, or simply fill out this online form and we will get back to you with your local distributors/dealers immediately:
Mar 13 11:30 AM
You can use any weed killer available at your local hardware store or on Amazon. Most of the weed killers on today's market won't hurt artificial grass. Please make sure to take precautionary measures when using the weed killers: I will suggest you to use face masks and gloves when applying such onto your artificial grass lawns. If you haven't installed the artificial grass yet, I always recommend to use a layer of weed barrier at the installation if weed a problem knowingly.
Interestingly, some people simply leave the weeds alone which makes the overall artificial grass lawn look even more realistic, however, I am not necessarily recommending that.
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Mar 11 10:57 AM
We offer different type of infills including some sands for artificial grass installations, to address your question properly, we need to focus on the functionalities of the infills/sands. There are two basic functions of infills/sands for all artificial grass installations: to provide extra weight on turf to minimizing the expansions and contractions; to help artificial grass standing up. There are also other functions that infills/sands can achieve such as to minimize the dog urine smells, to avoid bacterias and to blend in better with coated colors. It will all depend on your intentions and usages of artificial grass to determine the best value of infills/sands:
1. If budget is your main concern, I will recommend the most inexpensive sands which can take are of the most basic functions for your artificial grass functions.
2. If color is your main concern, I will recommend the green color coated sands so they will provide all the basic functions of a sand infill yet blend in very well with your turf.
3. If you worry the most about your dog urine smells, Zeolite infills will be your top choice as it will help neutralize the smell.
4. If you want to minimize the bacterias on your artificial turf, the top choice will be our antimicrobial coated sand, it is coated with green colored antimicrobial agent to provide the most hygienic results.
5. If you want to minimize the heat on artificial grass, TCool infills will be my top recommendation: it is a sand product coated with cooling agent to dramatically reduce the heat on turf.
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Mar 8 8:11 AM
You can install artificial grass on any sized areas without a problem. Artificial grass is like carpet which can be cut, shaped to whatever sizes to your desire, regardless your area is small or large. Artificial grass is very customizable when it comes to installations, I have seen so many creative designs with artificial turf which you can find t our online gallery: https://www.globalsynturf.com/gallery
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Mar 7 10:27 AM
Such a great idea to use artificial grass on a wall as a back drop. It depends on what kind of wall you are planing to install the artificial onto: if your wall is regular Sheetrock interior wall, you can regular anchors and staples to tight the grass onto the wall; if you are installing artificial grass on a brick or concrete exterior wall, you will need to use much stronger concrete anchors to get the job done. Since the turf will be hanged vertically, you will need to choose the turf with lighter weight and with only green thatch only.
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Mar 6 9:53 AM
I won't recommend you parking your car on top of artificial grass. The tire spins will very likely to damage the turf. However, people have designs to use artificial turf between pavers will be fine.
Mar 3 7:32 PM
Well, the artificial grass applications can be many, not necessarily only limited to four. Here is my summary of artificial grass usages:
1. Sports fields: Most of today’s sports fields have been using artificial grass for its low maintenance and superior functions.
2. General landscape: Compared with real grass lawns, artificial grass saves water and require minimum maintenance and has been becoming a solid replacement of real grass.
3. Golf putting greens: It is impossible to have real putting greens in your back yard, with artificial turf, your dream becomes true.
4. Pet applications: artificial grass is perfect for dogs, it provides excellent drainage, easy to clean and not getting muddy or messy regardless the weather!
Again, there are many other other applications for artificial grass, the list can go on and on. Please feel free to reach us via phone or email to discuss about your specific applications.
Feb 28 1:47 PM
Generally speaking, you won't have any insects issues after your install artificial grass. Our product is made of plastic materials which provide no living environment for insects like real grass does. Therefore, you can have a piece of mind on this concern.
Feb 27 4:40 PM
Yes, artificial grass can be removed after installation. Depends on what kind of surfaces you are installing the artificial turf on, if it is a temporary installation, you won't need to build sub base, nor should you use any glues or infills. You can treat the turf as an area rug, which can be laid down and double sided tape them, and remove and pack them up after usage, and you can always resume them as well. Again, it will all depend on the sizes of your installation area. You can always feel free to reach us for more expert guidelines by phone or email.
Feb 23 9:42 AM
Technically you can install artificial grass any time of the year as long as weather permits: no rain or snow. However, it will be ideal if you do your installations in a warm day, as artificial grass will be better telexed and more flexible to work with in a warm temperature.
Artificial grass is made of plastic, warm temperatures will make the turf softer and easier for installations, especially for people with limited or no experiences. Experienced professionals have done installations under all different weathers, eve though it can be challenging but turf can still be installed properly.
I encourage you to take a look at the installation page on our website to get general ideas of installation by visiting this link:
If you need further suggestions, simply fill out this online form and one of our experts will reach out to you:
Feb 22 3:41 PM
Generally speaking, artificial grass is fairly easy to install. However, depend on the size of your area, I will always recommend to have a professional installer to do the installation for you so things won’t go wrong. If you let installation doesn’t involve any seaming and you are able to excavate and handle bulk materials such drain rock and decomposed granite, you might be able to give it a try. To find out the suggested artificial grass installation procedures, please visit this link:
Or if you like us to help you to connect with an installer, please simply fill out this online form:
Feb 19 11:38 AM
We are the manufacturer of artificial grass and distribute our turf products through our distributors and dealers nationwide. Even though we do not offer installation service ourselves, we can definitely connect you with one of our distributors or dealers nearest you who can help with the installation services you required. The best way is for you to fill out this online form, and we will be in touch with the information you need:
Feb 18 1:28 PM
Technically you can install artificial grass all year long when it is not snowing or raining, even though it can be easier when the weather is sunny and warm. Artificial turf is made of polyethylene and polypropylene, the nature of such products (plastic) is it will reacts to temperature changes. When it is warm, the artificial grass will be softer and more “relaxed” which can make it easier to handle and install. During the winter month or cold weather, artificial grass can be a bit more “stubborn” and rigid to work with, but by no means you can’t install artificial grass in cold weather as long as it is not snowing: the fact is that the installation will be a bit more difficult. Even warm or hot temperature works the favor for articulations grass, but a more comfortable weather is still preferred for your installation crews to work properly. Certain desert areas the temperature can reach way over 100 degrees F, no one should be working outdoors under those extreme hot conditions.
In summary, you can get your artificial grass installed pretty much any time you wish as long as it is not raining or snowing, ideally, if you can plan well, mild warm days with sun shine shall work out the best.
Feb 16 10:23 AM
Our artificial grass is perfect for your dog run, it is safe, clean and requires minimum maintenance! The dog run areas normally is small, and I can't imagine dog owners to leave dog on dirt, or plant a small part of real grass for dog runs given the fact of water it and maintain it: You have your dogs on it after you water the real grass as when it is wet, it is muddy and messy; for such a small area, you still need to bring in your big lawn mower to cut the grass periodically: what a hassle! If you ever forgot to keep up with the grass, it will grow tall and messy making it so difficult to pick up dog's droppings. Artificial grass will eliminate all the above issues if you use it for dog run: you always have the green area for your dog, easy to clean and pick up dog's poos, and simply garden hose off when you need to really clean it. To get rid of smells, you can use vinegar or our Pet Deodorant that you can find on this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/pet-odor-neutralizer
Another tip is that when you are installing your dog run with artificial grass, use our zeolite infills which can help neutralize the dog urine smells from time to time. Here is the link:
Feb 14 1:23 PM
It will depend on the size of the area that you want to install the artificial grass. I would not recommend you do the installations yourself if it requires seaming of the turf that covers rather big area. It will requires experiences for installations: you will need to excavate the soil/existing real grass, then build the sub base which will need to provide good drainage and a smooth compacted surface to lay the turf. When laying the grass, knee stretcher needs to be used along with nailing the edges and seaming the pieces together if your area is big that requires multiple pieces.
Here is the link for installation instructions: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation/
Feb 14 9:02 AM
If your flooding problem is from the rain, having artificial grass installation should take care of this issue for you. By installing artificial grass, you will need to first create a good sub base for the drainage purpose: You will need to excavate about 4" of soil and put drain rock and decomposed granite. Once such permeable sub base is built properly, your should never have the flooding issue again once rains. Our artificial grass can drain 50-100" of water within an hour itself.
For more detailed information on how to build a good sub base, you can visit this link below or feel free to reach out to us via phone or email:
Feb 13 12:17 PM
Yes, you can. I assume you want to have it to wash/clean your artificial grass lawn periodically which can be a good idea. However, it can be difficult after your artificial grass lawn have already been installed unless you don't mind to have a water line laying around, here are some scenarios I can imagine:
1. You already have the artificial turf installed, and you want to have the rotary washing head installed. In this case, you will have to connect your washing head to a hose and place it on the turf, this will be the easiest way and you will have all the flexibilities of having the washing head out or put them away. Only drawback is your hose will be laying around and can be visible while you are using it.
2. If you haven't installed your artificial turf yet, and you are placing your existing real grass lawn with artificial. Mostly likely you have already had your sprinklers in place for your real grass lawn before, you can leave them in, and manually turn them on when you want to clean your artificial lawn while leave them off when you are not using it. In this case, you don't need to install a rotary washing head at all. Or you still prefer the rotary washing, you can have your plumber to tap the line with your existing sprinkler system to make it work.
If you don't have any sprinklers to start with, you will need to have a plumber or your landscaper to run a line for you before you start building the sub base for your artificial grass lawn.
You can always reach us via phone, email or filling out this online form should you have further questions:
Feb 12 10:53 AM
Artificial grass is the only best solutions for rooftops as the real grass won't grow. If people want to have lawn settings and landscape on a rooftop, the artificial grass is the only way to go! For the rooftop artificial grass installations, since you can't do excavations to create and build a sub base for an effective drain system, you will need to use drain boards instead for your base so the water will drain properly, therefore installation of artificial grass on a rooftop requires special expertise and need to be performed by professionals with good experiences and skillsets.
I won't recommend people to DIY on rooftop turf installation as you would want to have a beautiful installation yet not damage your roof which can be a big disaster.
We have experts can answer any of your specific questions regarding the rooftop artificial grass installations, you can reach us via phone, email or simply fill out this online form:
Feb 11 9:55 AM
This is a good question, the answer is NO: the sands infills on the artificial grass won't get in the house. On average, we suggest to use 2 lbs of infills per square foot on artificial turf, once infills applied onto the artificial grass surface with proper brushing, the sands will find its way to the bottom of the artificial grass, you will not see them or feel them once infill is done. So when you are walking on the infilled artificial grass surface, you will not make contacts with the infill sands, and they will get in the house.
Feb 11 2:22 PM
In my own opinion, yes, all artificial turf needs to have proper infills and an installation with infills will perform better and last longer than any non-infill artificial grass surfaces in general. The infilled artificial grass surfaces provide the following benefits:
1. Hold the turf in place with extra weight to minimize the expansions and contractions of the grass surface due to the temperature change. In a long run, infills will help to prevent the failure of edges or joint seams as the turf won't move as much as temperature changes.
2. For putting green artificial grass surfaces, infills will help to increase the ball speed, the rule of thumb is the more of the infill, the faster the ball travels (stimpmeter).
3. Infilled grass will also help artificial grass to stand up better.
You might see some marketing promotions out of there saying some of the artificial grass requires no infills, do not fall to it. Such products will not be able to provide the benefits of above for you.
Feb 9 9:09 AM
Infills are always important for artificial grass installations as it will not only help turf fibers standing up but also minimize the expansions and contractions of the grass to prevent wrinkles, seam and edge failures. To your specific question, in my opinion, sand is not the best infill, but the most expensive option. Most of people choose sand infills as it does the job without breaking the budget, there is nothing wrong with sand being an infill product, all other options such as green color and antimicrobial coated products will give you extra upgrades and also cost more.
It will be perfectly fine for you to use sand as infills as it will get the job done. However, if your budget allows, you can go with upgraded version of infills such as green sand, antimicrobial coated sand, zeolite or TCool. Here is the link to all our infill products:
Feb 7 1:24 PM
Yes, you can lay artificial grass on decking. If you are doing this because your decking is getting old, I would suggest you to make sure that your decking is structural sound. Once covered with artificial turf, you won't see the decking surface and you need to be cautious about it if your decking is getting old. Other than that, all you need is either the turf glue or nails to install the turf over decking. If you are dealing with a large decking area, I will recommend you to have professional installers to help out. Here are the links for our turf glue and nails, and please feel free to reach to us if you have any other questions:
Feb 6 12:03 PM
Our artificial grass requires very minimum maintenances if any. Here are some of scenarios when it comes to artificial turf maintenances:
If you are installing the artificial grass in a busy area with a lot of traffic and usage, you will need to periodically brush or rake up the grass as they fibers will lay down faster than less traffic areas. However, if fibers laying down doesn't bother you, you can leave them as it without worrying about it.
If you have your artificial grass installed in slope areas or your turf with short blades, from time to time you might want to add some infills as after a long while, your original infills might get wash away.
In most of cases that there is limited traffic and minimum usages such as most people's front yard, there is almost nothing to be done on your artificial grass once installed. We have so many customers that never have done any maintenance on their artificial grass lawns years after they were installed. Maybe just to blow off the leaves on it and that is it.
For more information regarding your question, you can always visit this link on our website, under each product there is maintenance page on it;
Feb 6 9:45 AM
We have a great answer to a same question of yours in the previous post, please look into this link for details and always feel free to reach out to us should you have any further questions or concerns:
Feb 5 9:53 AM
Well, we don't make crumb rubber infills, nor we carry any crumb rubber products. We are the artificial grass manufacturer and not sure if and how crumb rubber infills is safe or harmful to be honest. We don't recommend to use crumb rubber infills unless independent testings been done to prove no harm.
As far as sport fields, I know that people are using crumb rubber for infills to achieve GMax fall ratings (to provide enough cushioning so to minimize the chances of people getting hurt while playing on the artificial grass surface). Up until now, crumb rubber is still widely used in the sports fields. Again, we don't recommend it for our turf unless projects are spec'ed with crumb rubber infill, we will require all the independent testings done on such products to go inside our artificial grass surface before approving it.
For all of residential and commercial landscape applications, we do not recommend crumb rubbers for our artificial grass. If people needs more cushioning for their artificial lawns, we will recommend to use shock pads or lawn pads instead, here is the link for our padding products:
Feb 3 10:10 AM
It depends on the size of your installation. If you only need a small piece installed with a width not exceeding 15', you might be able to do it yourself. But artificial grass is more like carpet, installation of turf does require some experiences and skills. For large installations that need turf to be seamed, you will need to consider to have professional installers. Here is the link for installation instructions:
You can always feel free to reach us if you need to find a local installer for your project by filling out this online form, and we will be more than happy to assist:
Feb 2 11:26 AM
Artificial grass will hold up very well in traffics, the traffic won’t affect the integrity of the artificial turf, however you need to anticipate turf blades to lay down after a while. This is the law of physics, you give constant pressures on anything, you will see the impact of such constant force, the same apply to artificial grass. No need to worry though as the turf is designed to take regular wear and tear, being matted down is not necessarily a quality concern rather visual changes from users’ perspective.
We will be more than happy to discuss with you on your applications and help you set up proper expectations on how your artificial grass will perform before you make any comments, please simply fill out this online form to get connected with us:
Jan 31 3:21 PM
There is no specific infills to be used just for concrete areas, in another word, all infills can be used for concrete area the exactly the same as they would for regular artificial grass lawns. There is no differences or concerns for using any type of infills for artificial grass on concrete surfaces. I am not sure if you would like to add any cushioning feel with the artificial lawn installation, if so, you can always consider to use either shock pad or lawn pad under the artificial turf which will give you the cushioning,.
To find out about details on the infills and pads, please check out the following link:
Jan 29 12:04 PM
We would always want to recommend you to use professional installers for your type of projects involving special shaped cuts which can be tricky and require experiences and skills. You can please fill out this online form with your address so we can help you finding the nearby installers:
I would like to give you a general guideline on how to cut turf here, and you can always refer to the link at the bottom of this paragraph for more details:
1. Always measure twice before cutting
2. The cutting itself should have to be done in two steps.
First you need to do a "rough cut": Laying out the turf completely cover the area, and do a rough cut by leaving at least 3-6" of edges along the shape of your lawn, so the turf is "over" your lawn area by about 3-6" all around the edges.
Second, your final cut: you need to place your "oversized" and already "rough cut" turf in place covering the entire lawn, double check along the edges, then start your finish cut slowly and carefully: It will be a good idea to drive some nails on the turf into the base just to temporarily hold the turf in place when you are cutting.
Again, cutting into shapes needs experiences and skills, we strongly recommend you to have professional installers to help with projects like this.
Here is the link to our installation instructions:
Jan 29 10:39 AM
Artificial grass is getting really popular in the sunshine state of Florida! There are more and more homeowners adapting to the turf products as artificial grass makes a great sense for Florida:
1. We have a lot of rain/water in Florida, which make the real grass grow very fast: homeowners or landscapers have to cut the lawns so often otherwise the grass will grow out of control within weeks. Using artificial grass will absolutely eliminate this headache ultimately!
2. We have a lot of "snowbird" residents in Florida with properties. Living just a few month and flying back to the north leaves their properties unattended: it doesn't make sense to keep maintaining the real grass lawns when not even living there. Artificial grass provide a perfect solution for the "snowbird" properties!
3. With rains too much, the real grass lawns can become muddy and messy. Such problems will be gone when using artificial turf for your lawns.
4. Our products are so well made and realistic, it looks and feels much better than real grass which add real values for your properties.
5. You will always have the best lawn in your neighborhood, all year long!
Jan 23 1:50 PM
You should never have the muddy problem any more if you install artificial grass properly. One of the key benefits of having artificial grass is that it is clean and not become messy or muddy, you can get on the artificial grass immediately after rain as there won't be muddy or messy as soil or real grass will get.
You want to be sure your installation gets done correctly, to have your based properly prepared with about 2" of drain rocks and 1-2" of decomposed granite or equal compacted to provide a solid and smooth surface to lay the artificial grass, stretch the turf properly, and secure all the edges and infill it.
You will be very happy as you will never need to worry about the muddy mess any more.
Jan 22 10:20 AM
We do offer nails and glues through our distributors/dealers as we do for our artificial grass products. However, such items don't automatically come with artificial turf purchases, you will need to order them separately. The local distributors/dealers will advise you on what kind and quantities to get when you provide the size of your artificial grass. If you need further help on this, the best way is to fill out the online form and we will get the local distributors/dealers contact you immediately:
Jan 20 2:07 PM
At the installation, you do need to brush sand into artificial grass, and this will not ruin the products, it is actually a good practice to have. Most of professional installers are equipped with power brooms as a necessary tool for artificial turf installations. When artificial grass installations being done during warm or hot weather, leaving the turf out under the sun for an hour or so, you will find that turf blades will almost automatically standing up without any brushing help, it will not be the same case if you perform installations during a cold day or without sun shines. Therefore it is always important to have either regular garden push broom or power broom handy with installations, you will need the brooms not only for brushing up the fibers, but also to brush infills into artificial grass. Some of our turf products can be very dense and after you drop infills on them, the sands won't be easily find its way down, but blooming the turf, the infills will work its way down and there won't be floating on top of the lawn. Even with proper brushing, you might not get the sands completely down, it still will take some extra time for sand to completely settled inside the artificial grass given time and traffic. During the lifespan of artificial grass lawns, people can add more infills and brush it multiple times without damaging or ruining the turf.
If you have any further questions, please fill out our online form and our installation expert can help you out directly:
Jan 20 10:53 AM
Global Syn-Turf is the leading artificial grass manufacturer, we make all the turf products and sell them through our distributors and dealers nationwide. However, we do not offer installation services. We are operating with the largest installer network around the country and will always be able to connect you with the proper distributors/dealers for your turf purchase and installations. The best starting point is to fill out this online form with your address, and we will be able to make our recommendations for your applications immediately, you can always call us or email us with detailed information as well. Here is the link:
Jan 19 4:00 PM
It depends on what kind of surface you are planing to install the artificial grass. Regardless the surface, if you are putting more than two pieces of turf together, you will always need the glues for seams. You definitely have to build a good sub base and smooth compacted if your turf will go on soil ground. You will need to glue down the turf if you are permanently installing it on a solid surface such as concrete. Our artificial grass glues come in three different type of packages: 32 oz tube, 1 gallon bucket and 5 gallon bucket. If your installation area is small and all you need is tube, you will need a large glue discharge gun; if you go with the bucket glues, a 1/4” trowel will be needed to apply the glues. Here are the links to our artificial grass glues:
Jan 18 5:24 PM
The best way to find good artificial grass installers in your area is to fill out this online form, and we will get back to you asap with recommendations. On this form, you will need to make sure putting your address so we can give you move accurate installers' information. Of course you can always email us or call us with your address. Here is the link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
Jan 18 1:19 PM
You can use couple of different products to finish up the edging on your artificial grass lawn installation. If you use wonder edge which is specifically designed for artificial turf edging, you will not need anything else. To find out more information on wonder edge, you can visit this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/the-wonder-edge
Or there is a traditional way of finishing up the edges by using bender board and stakes. Bender board product is widely used in landscape word to finish up all different type of landscape edges. They normally come in as either thinner version or thicker version, and they all can be bended to form shapes along the edges. You will need the stakes as crew base to secure the bender boards. For more information on bender board product and bender board stakes, please visit the following tow links:
Jan 17 10:36 AM
It is always a good idea to use shock pad under the grass, for kids or not for kids. The shock pad is about 1/4" thick and comes in a roll of 5'x200', they are relatively easy to install, and to be joined with duck tapes. One of the tricks of installing a shock pad is to always leave 6 inches of gaps along the perimeters to allow it to expand and contract during temperature changes.
The benefit of having the shock pad is providing the additional cushions, with it underneath the turf, the feeling when you walk on it is absolutely awesome! Everyone including your children will love it. I think the main reason for people not to go with shock pad on their installation is the extra costs, the materials cost are actually not that bad, but adding additional installation charge might make some of the homeowners shy away from it. Other than that, having a shock pad would be a great option to have for all artificial grass lawn applications.
Jan 17 10:24 AM
You can install artificial grass almost anywhere, including muddy area. As you might know that some areas are not suitable for real grass to grow such as muddy areas or shaded areas, artificial turf will be your perfect solution! Regardless what areas you install the turf, you need to make sure to follow the installation instructions: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation-guides
In most cases, if your installations are done properly, you will never have issues for years to come.
Jan 17 2:14 PM
Not really, You can always choose more dense artificial grass if you would like to feel less solid: with the blades and curled thatch, most of our products won’t give you too solid of the feel.
I will suggest you to get some samples and lay them on the surface and get a feel of them before making your final decision. If by any chance you can’t find any turf that meets your satisfaction, I will recommend you to use shock pad or lawn pad underneath the grass which will provide different levels of cushions make the feel much better. To find the details on such shock pad or lawn pad products, please visit the following links, and keep in mind that the thicker the pads, the more of cushions:
Jan 17 1:52 PM
It depends on the applications.
Typically most of sport fields which being used on a daily bases can last between 5-10 years. Similar lifespans for heavily used playgrounds. Therefore most of sport field artificial grass warranties cover usage time rather than just time.
For residential and commercial lawns, our artificial grass will last you as long as 25 years! Our general product warranties for such applications is 15 years, and you can find details about our warranty on our product specification page: https://www.globalsynturf.com/artificial-grass-specifications-specs
Jan 16 7:53 PM
I have posted an answer regarding this question before, please go to this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/how-long-does-it-take-to-install-artificial-grass
My answer to the question was for a 800 sf. artificial grass installation:
For your project particular, an experienced installer will take about 3-5 days, here is the procedure:
Remove the existing lawn will take about a day or less. Building the base should be another day, then laying the turf. Typically your project size will require 3-4 people crew, depending on how well the coordination of materials and no complications of electrical work (yard lights) and irrigation work (cap off and re-routing your existing irrigation system), highly experienced crew can easily complete such project really quickly. Always allow couple of extra days when trying to budget your time though, as reality is always not necessarily perfect when it comes to any landscaping projects, sometimes, the installation can take longer due to many cuts, seams, and edging work, regardless project like yours won't be more than a week.
Jan 16 10:36 AM
Yes, our artificial grass can be moved later on. If your initial installation is permanent, you will need to first remove the nails, and simply pull out the turf from the base. There might be infills inside your already installed turf, if it is the case, you will need to flip the turf to let infills out before you start rolling the turf back up so you can move it.
Jan 16 11:46 AM
Yes, absolutely. I will recommend you to rinse and sanitize the turf as often as possible if your toddler will urine on it, you need to keep the turf clean at all times if having your toddlers on it. I would have couple of suggestions for you:
1. Watch your toddler to make sure he/she not to pull or chew or eat the grass
2. Use antimicrobial infills which will prevent bacteria or gems from growing on your turf
Jan 16 7:35 PM
Well, the artificial turf will withstand heavy rains and strong winds. To resist a hurricane, it will have a lot to do with the installations. If the installation was done properly with nails along the perimeters and sand infills average 2 lbs per sq., it will definitely hand the downpours without a problem as all of our products have permeability of 50 inches per hour, there never have been hurricane on record can dump this much of rain in a hour in history. by that said my personal opinion is that our artificial turf will be resistant to a hurricane.
To find information on proper installation of artificial grass, here is the link:
To find the permeability of each product, please visit our product specifications page:
Jan 16 9:02 AM
There is really no specific correct height for golf putting greens, we make our artificial greens ranging from 1/2” to 3/4” in the pile height. For putting green, regardless real grass or artificial, the height of fiber is not a set state, more importantly factors are the consistency of how golf balls rolling and the speed. Global Syn-Turf offers the best artificial putting greens in the market! Professional golf champion, Bernhard Langer has several of our putting greens at his properties! Our putting green products offers the best ball rolling consistency and provide the most optimistic speed at individual’s preference. For more detailed information regarding our putting green products, please visit: https://www.globalsynturf.com/catalog/golf
Jan 16 7:16 PM
Weeds can almost grow from anywhere, so it is possible for it to grow from underneath the artificial grass. There are couple of things you can do:
First, you can prevent weeds from growing by putting a layer of weed barrier under the artificial grass. You can find the details about weed barrier at this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/weed-barrier
If you didn't use weed barrier at the installation and having weeds issues, you can use weed killers such as Roundup to get rid of them. Just be careful when applying the roundups, always wear face masks and glues to avoid inhaling or contacting with it.
Jan 15 8:45 PM
You can get a garden hose attached bottle and fill it with vinegar to spray rinsing the artificial grass to sanitize. Or you can have sanitizer filled into a garden hose attached bottle to spray and sanitize the turf. As you can see that the best way of sanitizing artificial grass is to use garden hose spraying.
Jan 15 4:51 PM
Our artificial grass do have non skid backing. When you flip the turf and look at the backing, you can see the stitch knots sticking out of the backing surface which provide great frictions when making contact with other surfaces.
Jan 15 12:40 PM
It depends what caused the wrinkles. Most of the wrinkle issued caused by improper installations, to completely get rid of the wrinkles you will need to have your installer to pretty much reinstall the turf by provide solid and secure edging anchors, and stretch the turf correctly and add sufficient infills. If installations not done properly, you might see wrinkles during certain time of the day or during certain month of the year: this is because the turf is moving (expanding and contracting) along with temperature changes. Such movements can be minimized by secured lawn edges, proper stretching and sufficient infills.
Jan 15 10:28 AM
Yes you can. I have personally seen such applications before. Believe it or not, there all a lot of arrival grass being used in horse training facilities, barns and stalls: people find artificial grass to be one of best solutions around these areas as it not only looks good but also provide a much cleaner surface to walk and work on. Depend on the sizes of the turf area, you always need to make sure to do proper installations, securely install turf will not only give your the best possible appearance but also prevent any hazardous issues. Please feel free to reach us on your applications and we can help to guide you through your questions and concerns.
Jan 15 9:20 AM
Yes, you can. Depending on what type of staple gun you are using, you have to pay attention to the following:
1. You would like to use the narrower staples as they won't crush down the fibers as much
2. You need to make sure not to drive the staples into plywood too tight as the top cross section of staples will catch some fibers and press them down, if your staples are too tight into the plywood, you won't be able to flip the fibers out of the staple heads.
3. You will need to have a pin to pinch out fibers pressed down by the staples otherwise, you might notice the denting areas where staples been used.
Jan 14 5:35 PM
We always recommend to use a Drop Spreader to apply infills onto the artificial grass. You can find such spreader from most of home improvement centers or hardware stores or landscape suppliers. It is the same spreader people use to spread the seeds. You can find a picture of such spreader at this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation/
Jan 14 5:32 PM
You can starting using the artificial grass lawns as soon as installation is done. The artificial grasses are designed to be used outdoors, you can work on them anytime you like to and you are not going to mess it up.
Jan 14 2:36 PM
There are several factors for people to consider when choosing artificial grass products:
1. Pricing: this is the most important factor for people shopping for artificial grass. Given the fact of artificial turf cost more than real grass, a lot of potential artificial grass buyers are very price concise and always look for the best value available on the marketplace. At Global Syn-Turf, we offer a full range of products priced range from very low to the best you can get.
2. Realistic look and feel: Most of artificial grass users are to replace their real grass lawns with artificial grass, so the realistic look and feel that best simulating the real grass is a factor people are looking at. Our artificial grass offers the most realistic looks and feels in the industry. You can't tell from artificial to real from most of our grass on the ground!
3. Functionalities: People are using artificial grass for specific purposes, either general landscaping, pets, patios, playgrounds, golf or entertaining, our wide range product lines cover them all. You name it and we have it!
Jan 14 2:43 PM
Unless using artificial grass in between pavers, we won't recommend to put artificial grass in a driveway, the twisting motions of car tires will damage the turf. So please be cautions and not using artificial grass on a driveway.
Jan 14 1:49 PM
While snakes might be found traveling through artificial grass depending on what areas you live in, but "do snakes like artificial grass" can be an interesting question. We are in turf business for years, and have never heard issues with snakes live in artificial grass. It is hard for me to think a good reason for snakes to like artificial turf: the artificial grass are normally short ranging from 1-1/4" to 2" high, and surface won't give enough for snakes to hide themselves, again, they might travel through, but we just don't see they can live in the artificial grass,
Jan 14 12:58 PM
Like anything else, artificial grass will expand and contract when temperature changes from cold to hot or vs, this is the law of physics. However, we do have solutions for that. When we manufacture our artificial turf products, we use two solid layer of primary backing materials which dramatically increase the stabilities of our products. At the installation stage, we require installers to anchor all the edges of the artificial lawn by using 5-7" nails, proper stretch out the grass during the installation, and put average of 2 lbs of infills per sq ft. Combinations of having products made with best stability and manufacturer required installation procedures will significantly minimize the expansions or contraction issues.
Jan 14 12:09 PM
We offer special glues just for artificial grass, such glues are available in different packages. If you have a small job, you can get a tube, using any generic tube dispensing gun to apply on the seaming tape. If you have more than 20 liner feet to glue, you can get a bucket of one gallon glue and using 1/4' trowel to apply the glue. Some bigger projects you will need to get 5 gallon glues. Here are the links to the artificial grass glue products for your reference:
Jan 14 12:37 PM
Installers use artificial grass seaming tape to put two pieces of turf together. To summarize the basic steps of using artificial grass seaming tape:
1. Bring two pieces of turf together, and cut to the stitches and lining them up before doing any seaming work: you need to make sure the turf looks correct by piecing them tougher without securing them or gluing them.
2. Once your cut is done, and two pieces of turf looks right jointing together, you flip both pieces or turf open so your sub base exposed.
3. Lay down the seaming tape along the joints of the two pieces onto the sub base, make sure you position your seaming tape right down the middle of the joint.
4. Use bright common or galvanized nails to nail the seaming tape onto the sub base, you need to space the nails every 4 -6".
5. Flip back the two pieces of turf after nailing the seaming tape onto the sub base, to make sure the seaming tape is positioned right down the middle of the joints, then flip open the two pieces of turf to have the seaming tape exposed.
6. Now you can apply glues onto the seaming tape, then close off the two pieces of turf to make sure they have good contacts with the glues.
7. We also recommend to use either nails or staples on the grass into the sub base after the seaming glue process finished, spaced at 4-6". This will ensure your seam will never fail.
Here are some very helpful links regarding this topic:
Jan 14 9:15 AM
We have the same posting with detailed answers regarding this particular question, please visit this link, thank you: https://www.globalsynturf.com/how-do-you-join-artificial-grass
Jan 13 12:15 PM
Gophers won't be likely to destroy the artificial grass, but can definitely cause damages and ruin the installations: In areas where gophers is a known issue, we recommend installers to use gopher wires as a layer of installation underneath the grass. Not often that gophers will get through the turf itself, but they will dig out holes under ground and create lumps and dents on the artificial lawn surface which will make your grass looks bad. I haven't heard any cases of gophers come through the turf, but I do see issues of gophers' activities under ground create terrible looks on artificial lawn surfaces. When installing the gopher wires, you would like to put it before you are building your sub bases to prevent gophers from going into the sub bases. For more details and how to install gopher wires with artificial grass, please go to this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation/
Jan 13 11:41 AM
In general, Global Syn-Turf makes the best artificial grass on the market, period! In order to answer your question more specifically, here are some categories I would like to emphasize:
1. Most realistic grass: Our SuperNatural lines present the best looking/most realistic looking among all. It has many colors and different shapes of fiber in it which simulates the real grass almost perfectly. If the realistic looking is what you are looking for, SuperNatural artificial grass is clearly the best you can find on the market!
2. Best value: Most of our products with faceweight at between 60 and 80 oz. are considered the best value for the buck. For an example, S Blade-66, Riviera Monterey-65, All Natural-75 and etc., these products have a moderest price tag and functions perfectly.
3. Best priced: Global Syn-Turf-Turf offers some price point products such as S Blade-50, StarGrass, and Riviera Monterey-50. These turf is made of the same fibers as higher configurations with lessor faceweight, we price them very aggressively to meet the customers needs of tight budgets.
For all detailed products information, please visit this link and click on each product individually:
Jan 13 9:26 AM
Technically speaking, all of our artificial turf products are good with pets. We design and manufacture turf products with pets in mind! All fibers are strong and resilient and most of drainage designs can can handle dog urine effectively. Just to name a product would be easy: Pet Turf. This is a product with shorter blades, which make it easy to clean up and a bit difficult for dog to pull and chew on. The shape of the fiber is "U": one of most durable engineered blade design, drainage on this turf is superb for urine discharge. If installed with zeolite infills, nothing can go wrong with this product for your pets. Here are the links for Pet Turf and Zeolite infills:
Jan 10 8:45 AM
Weed can grow almost anywhere, however, it is very rare for weed to grow on top of artificial grass as the turf surface itself won't have the inhabitants for weeds. Most of our artificial grass designed with drainage holes, sometimes weeds will find their way to grow through the drainage holes also along the edges of the grass, in any case, it won't be nearly as bad as weeds growing in the real lawns. Even though weeds grow through the turf or on the edges, they are very spotty and never in a massive way. Couple things we can do to prevent and dealign with the weeds:
1. Install a layer of weed barrier under the turf at the installation. You can find details here: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation/
2. Use weed killers to get rid of them or simply pull them out.
Jan 9 9:54 AM
You can use any regular weed killer such as Roundup: just make sure to use mask when using chemicals such as Roundup, it won't hurt the artificial grass, but such weed killers might be harmful for human, so to avoid inhaling or skin contacting of Roundups while using it to kill weeds. It is very interesting that we find more and more people tends to leave the weeds alone as they sometimes present more overall "realistic lawn" look.
Jan 5 5:33 PM
The most realistic looking artificial grass on the market is our SuperNatural series: we have two different configurations on this product line, 60 oz and 80 oz. Both look as natural as it can be, so I personally won't have a preference. However, if budget permits, SuperNatural-80 will be the choice, given the fact of heavier and denser, theoretically will hold up longer. If not, SuperNatural-60 will be just fine, you won't go wrong with either one! Here is the links for both products and specifications:
Dec 30, 2019 12:43 PM
For your project particular, an experienced installer will take about 3-5 days, here is the procedure:
Remove the existing lawn will take about a day or less. Building the base should be another day, then laying the turf. Typically your project size will require 3-4 people crew, depending on how well the coordination of materials and no complications of electrical work (yard lights) and irrigation work (cap off and re-routing your existing irrigation system), highly experienced crew can easily complete such project really quickly. Always allow couple of extra days when trying to budget your time though, as reality is always not necessarily perfect when it comes to any landscaping projects, sometimes, the installation can take longer due to many cuts, seams, and edging work, regardless project like yours won't be more than a week.
Dec 27, 2019 10:49 AM
Artificial grass market in Texas is several years behind the west coast and eastern states like Florida. However, it has been growing rapidly in recent years. The fastest-growing market is the Dallas/Fort Worth area where Global Syn-Turf has a distribution center. Most of the key general benefits of artificial grass apply to Texas:
1. Low maintenance, no more mowing, fertilizers, chemicals, landscapers: given the larger than national average yard sizes, such benefit can be very a great deal for Texans.
2. Some parts of Texas have real winters: it can get really cold to prevent real grass growing, brown-colored lawns are what we have in Texas during wintertime. Artificial grass will be green all year long which to enhances the appearances of properties and communities. Even in other seasons when it gets really wet, the turf will hold up much better and readily available for use right after rains or storms.
3. Your pets will love it: regardless of the seasons, artificial turf is always ready for your pets, real grass just can't offer that functionality all year long to your pet.
4. There are no other good options for private golf putting greens in your own yard than having artificial turf and you can play and practice on it any time you like.
5. Without pesticides, chemicals and lawnmower noise/emissions, we protect our soil and air. Never need to worry about our soil to be contaminated by treating real grass. Study shows that the lawnmower emissions surpass car's emissions, by cutting back lawn mower usage, we can have better and fresh air back!
There are more benefits than I can list here, and please always feel free to reach out to us directly and we will be happy to answer all your questions.
Dec 24, 2019 3:22 PM
The cost of artificial turf project normally includes three sections: turf materials, installation materials such as infills, base materials, pads and other accessories and installation labor. Depends on where is the project, the overall project pricing can vary dramatically within a range of $5.00-$18.00 per sq ft. In dry climate areas, the supply of artificial turf is high and because of the drought and less rain, the requirement for a base building is minimum and the market becomes very competitive. Other areas that artificial turf is not very popular and not many professionals available or areas have a high cost of living, an artificial grass project can be on the more expensive side. It is always our suggestion to shop around and get at least 2-3 bids from different companies so you can choose from the best one. If you need help to find such distributors/dealers/installers in your area, we are here to help. You can reach us via the form online or email 24/7, we will be able to get you the best resources to choose from.
Dec 19, 2019 8:12 PM
Hi, there, unfortunately our warranty is not transferable. If you have further questions regarding our warranty details, you can always visit this link and click on the artificial grass product, and click on the warranty: https://www.globalsynturf.com/artificial-grass-specifications-specs
Dec 18, 2019 9:12 AM
You might depending on the scale of your project: if your artificial turf coverage area is small which doesn't require any tricky layout design and no seams, you should be able to do it yourself, and all you need is the turf and turf glues: you will need to start from one end and gradually working toward the other end when it comes to applying glues, do NOT try to put the glue down for the entire area then laying down the turf.
If your turf area is big and require complicated design and seams, I will suggest you to have installation professionals to do the job for you.
Dec 18, 2019 9:08 AM
This is a tough question, as we are very familiar with HOAs rules in state of California, but not necessarily all other HOAs throughout the the country. Most of HOAs are very strict with the front appearance of the houses in the community, and can be easy with backyards: so it will be a good idea for you to find out more detailed information and requirements from your HOA, and you can always feel free to send us those requirements at info!globalsynturf.com and we will be very happy to help you to provide necessary information and answer any questions from HOA. In cases that we have our service team in your area, we can even visit your HOA at their meetings to present our company and products.
Dec 17, 2019 4:52 PM
Yes, you can! It is very common that weeds grow at the outer edge of synthetic grass, the interesting fact is that many people leave those small weeds alone, as such weeds make the entire artificial lawn look more realistic!
Dec 16, 2019 2:01 PM
Yes, as long as you can walk it, you can turf it! If the slop gets steep, you will need to watch out for the infills as it tends to be washed away easily, so you might not to want to put much of infills for such installations: by doing the installations without infills, you will need to minimize the seams and try to secure the edges as tight as possible by nailing firmly on the edge boards. As far as drainage, water will simply dispensed sideways.
Dec 13, 2019 3:21 PM
Lines on certain products can be more visible than others; such lines can be seen only from certain angles and non-visible from other angles. Replacement with the same turf will show the similar lines. Different products can look different, depending on the angles of the lights, and shading, same product can show no lines while be showing lines in another application: this is almost exactly like carpets, where you can see patterns/lines when you are paying attention.
Please understand that visual lines on turf products are normal: such lines are not considered as “defective”, therefore are not covered by our product warranty.
Dec 12, 2019 3:27 PM
Congratulations on your new artificial grass lawn!
You can always find our warranty details by clicking on this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/artificial-grass-specifications-specs
Here are my suggestions for you:
1. Keep a copy of your contract between you and our distributor/dealer: which should have turf product names, date of purchase, date of installation.
2. We, as the manufacturer will warrant the artificial turf products against any manufacturing defects, but not cover any labor related items.
3. You can always reach us via phone or emails listed on this site.
Dec 11, 2019 11:53 AM
You can always go to this link for installation instructions: https://www.globalsynturf.com/artificial-grass-specifications-specs
It depends how handy you are when it comes to installing artificial grass. In your particular case, you don't need to worry about seaming pieces together which can be one of the most difficult part of an installation. Our products come in at 15' width, and for your application, you will need to get a piece of 15' x 20' as we don't cut the width down even though you can order at 1' incremental of length: for an example, you can order 15' by 1', 15' by 2' and so on... If you live in a area with a lot of rains, you have to make sure to build your base properly so the artificial grass will drain well when it rains. The turf will drain both directly through or side ways, for rainy areas, we always recommend to do the base by following above link. However, for dry areas, side way drain might be just enough. Regardless of rainy or not, you need to make sure have a perfectly compacted and flat base to install our artificial grass. Depends on your yard confirmation, you might need bender board to finish off your edges, here is the link to the bender board product: https://www.globalsynturf.com/artificial-grass-edging. You will also need nails and infills to finish up your installation, and you can find all of these needed products on our accessories page: https://www.globalsynturf.com/catalog/supplies
More importantly, we recommend you to fill out the "Get Free Quote" or "Find a Local Dealer" buttons on our website so we can connect you with one of artificial grass distributors in your area, from where you can purchase our products and getting more face to face help when it comes to your turf installation need.
Jul 15, 2019 4:11 AM
Hi Linda! Thank you for your question. No need to use any chlorinated products, disinfectants, bleach, or high acid or alkaline chemicals on synthetic turf. Just rinse it with water. To neutralize smells, you can use Pet Odor Neutralizer. It's a live liquid enzyme, non-toxic, has over 150 billion microorganisms per gallon and quickly dissolves odors/bacteria. Pre-wet surface; shake the bottle well before use. Attach the nozzle to the water house, and rinse the surface; it dilutes 2 oz per gallon of water.
Jun 12, 2019 1:27 AM
You can find the two-part artificial grass installation videos in the "Installation" section on the website:
Or watch videos on youtube:
Here are our installation guides for installing turf of different types and for different applications:
Dec 11, 2019 1:42 PM
When it comes to the question of "holding up to the heat", there are two terminologies associated with it: dis-forming point and melting point. Everyone in artificial grass industry is using the "melting point" as the main reference to holding up to heat.
The dis-forming point is at what temperature the turf starts to dis-form: at this point, the shape of the artificial grass fibers start to change its form by curling, and the integrity of the turf start give away a bit, but not necessarily deteriorating except for the visual appearances. For S Blade-90 product, the dis-forming point is averaged at about 180 degree F.
The melting point is at what temperature the turf starts to melt: at this point, the artificial grass fibers will be melted down and part or all of the fibers will melt away leaving only the brownish appearance on the turf surface. For S Blade-90, the average melting point is 190-200 degree F.
Dec 11, 2019 12:56 PM
Please go to this page, you should be able to find the information you need. If not, please don't hesitate to call or email to us at: 1-877-796-8873; [email protected]
Dec 28, 2018 5:11 PM
Technically you can. However, the roundup won't be as effective if it can't get through the turf backing to kill the roots. You can pull out the weeds and spray the roundup at the hole where the weeds come through: hose it off if the roundup gets on the turf.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, thank you.
Oct 24, 2018 10:56 AM
To calculate the amount of infill for synthetic turf, divide the pile height of turf by two, multiply it by the square footage of your area and 0.0833333; you'll get the number of required cubic feet. Multiply this number by the infill weight per cubic feet, and you receive the infill weight in pounds. Silica sand, for example, weighs 80 lb/per cubic feet.
Oct 24, 2018 10:59 AM
Please, refer to a detailed artificial grass installation guide.
Oct 24, 2018 11:05 AM
The cheapest types of infill are silica sand and green sand. You can use eco-friendly Super-Fill sand coated with Arch Biocide known for its antimicrobial properties. Zeolite organic infill controls odors and is ideal for pet areas. TCool infill helps to keep the turf temperature down 50% on hot, sunny days; it also adds the benefit of the anti-microbial addictive, BacShield.
Oct 24, 2018 11:07 AM
Cut the turf to fit your area. Clean the surface with soap and warm water to ensure the adhesion. Glue around the edges and seams. Lay out the grass. Stretch it. Trim off any excess turf. Compress glued areas. Allow 24 hours for adhesive to set.
Oct 24, 2018 11:10 AM
No. The weed barrier is optional. Use it if weeds have strong roots at the time of installation.
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