Artificial Grass. Frequently Asked Questions.

How long synthetic grass lasts?

Under regular traffic, artificial grass lasts up to 25 years. It won't fade or flatten over time. Global Syn-Turf has a 15-year warranty on all turf products.

What are the benefits of artificial grass?

The prime benefit is no maintenance. You don't need to mow, water, fertilize, control weeds, or re-seed artificial lawn. It always looks beautiful. For the arid west, conserving water can be the number one motivation for installing synthetic turf. For pet owners, having clean, dry outdoor space is a treat. For parents, safe, cushioned, chemical-free environment for kids is the priority.

Is artificial grass worth the cost?

Yes. For 1,000 square feet of natural grass lawn, you spend approximately $19,500 in 10 years period; $2,000 in installation costs, and $1,700 in annual maintenance (watering, mowing, sprinkler repairs, re-seeding, fertilizing, weed control, etc.) It may cost you $4,000-$6,000 dollars to install 1,000 sq. ft. of synthetic grass, but there are no upkeep expenses.

Is artificial grass safe for health?

100% lead-free artificial grass is safe. No research has shown any health risks. It's made of the thermoplastic, low-density polyethylene (LDPE). PE is widely used in the food industry. LDPE is a very flexible material with unique properties that make it suitable for synthetic turf, floor tiles, furniture, paneling, cans, bins, outdoor lumber.

How to take care of artificial grass?

Clean up the surface from debris with leafblowers or rake. Hose off pet waste. To remove any spillage, use regular cleaner, rag or brush, and then rinse with water.


Artificial Grass Installation Questions

How to install artificial grass?

1. Remove 3-4 inches of soil.
2. Lay 2.5 inches of drain rock, moisten it and compact.
3. Add 1.5 inches of decomposed granite.
4. Roll out the turf in into position and cut the edges.
5. Fasten ends and seams with 40D or 60D nails.
6. Apply infill.
7. Hand or power broom.

Please, refer to a detailed artificial grass installation guide.

Do I need a weed barrier for artificial grass installation?

No. The weed barrier is optional. Use it if weeds have strong roots at the time of installation.

How to install artificial grass on hard surfaces like concrete or wooden deck?

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.

What are the synthetic turf infill types?

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.

How to calculate the amount of infill?

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.


Synthetic Turf Terminology

What is Pile Height of Synthetic Turf?

Pile height is the height of the synthetic turf blade in inches from the backing to the tip. In specifications, the pile height can be given in fractions of an inch, for example, 3/4'', or in decimal fractions of an inch, for example, 2.625 inches. Synthetic turf pile height ranges from 0.5 inches for gold putting greens to 2.625 for landscape application. Longer, thicker grass looks more lush and natural.

What is the Gauge of Synthetic Turf?

Gauge is the distance between the yarns of synthetic turf. Technically, it indicates the number of needles per inch across the width of the tufting machine. Gauge is referred to density. The higher this number, the denser the grass.

What is the Face Weight of Synthetic Turf?

The face weight (or pile weight) is the weight of the turf pile per square yard measured in ounces. It should not be confused with the total weight as it includes the weight of the backing. Face weight is used to determine the turf durability.

What is Synthetic Turf Stitch Rate?

Stitch Rate is the number of stitches per inch in the length of synthetic turf. For example, the stitch rate of 14/10, means there are 14 stitches in 10cm.

What is the Stitches Count?

Stitches count refers to the number of stitches per square meter. To calculate the stitch count, multiply the turf gauge by the number of stitches per meter. For example, if the turf gauge is 3/8 and the stitch rate is 14/10, 105 by 140 equals 14,700 stitches per square meter.

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