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2020-03-24T22:49:02+00:00

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. 

We offer free consultations and recommendations regarding installations, please feel free to reach us via phone, email or fill out the online form: 

https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

You also can find more detailed information regarding installations from this link: 

https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation-guides

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2020-01-29T20:04:27+00:00

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:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

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:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation/

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2020-01-28T21:37:38+00:00

Well, we won't recommend to install your turf on a sandy surface. The sands are just too loose to serve as a base for artificial grass. The turf installation requires solid yet smooth surfaces, sands won't provide that. If you install artificial turf over sand, and with some usage and traffic on it, the sand underneath will start moving which will cause noticeable lumps and dents on the grass surface: This is not only give the artificial grass a terrible looking, but also can cause concerns of tripping hazard. 

Therefore, I wouldn't recommend installing artificial grass over the sand. If you can, you can remove the sand and then build up the base properly by following instructions on this link:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation/

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2020-01-26T22:28:58+00:00

It is difficult for us to answer your question without know the details of your plan, and we don’t want to make assumptions before providing any suggestions. Please fill out this form online or give us a call to speak with an expert so we can help you better, thanks:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

  2 Comments
2020-01-25T22:46:29+00:00

Normally you will need to use either 40D or 60D bright common or galvanized nails ranging from 5-7” in nail length for artificial turf installations outside as a real lawn replacement. However, in your case that you are trying to cover a chair with artificial grass, I won’t recommend theses types of nails. Instead I will suggest you to use either glues or heavy duty double sided carpet tapes or even regular staples. The regular type of nails for typical articulate grass installations would be too thick and too long for your particular project: to cover a chair with glues, all you will need is a 32 oz tube, here is the link for it:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/turf-super-glue-32oz

  3 Comments
2020-01-23T21:43:15+00:00

If you are having the artificial grass on the cement porch temporarily, and your area is rather small, you can use heavy duty double sided carpet tape to adhere the turf edges. By doing so, you can easily remove the turf once done with it. 

If you are installing the artificial turf on the cement porch permanently, you should use turf glues to adhere the grass. Depending on the size of your project, you can get glues in different packages. You might just need a tube of 32 oz., and a big glue discharging gun. If your area is a big and need more glues, you can go with our 1 gallon or even 5 gallon (which I don't think you will need as there will be a lot of glues in a 5 gallon bucket). When you are using gallon bucket glues, you will need to have a trowel of 1/4" teeth. Here are the links to our glues if you need more information regarding them:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/turf-super-glue-32oz

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/seaming-glue

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/turf-super-glue-5-gallons

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2020-01-23T21:50:24+00:00

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.

  3 Comments
2020-01-22T01:24:34+00:00

The answer is yes. All the sand infill products we carry are kiln dried. Actually most of the sand products selling in a bag packaging form are kiln dried. Most of the sand processing facilities have the capability of doing the kiln dry which is rather a simple process than the term of "Kiln Dried". The meaning of Kiln Dry is dried without moisture, if not be kiln dried and bagged and moistures trapped, sands will clumped up and present a big problem. All we offer are bagged sands products and they are all kiln dried. 

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2020-01-20T18:53:27+00:00

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: 

https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

  2 Comments
2020-01-20T16:25:53+00:00

Well, you can cut the artificial grass with regular scissors, but keep in mind that you will need a sharp and strong pair of scissors. You basically will need to cut through two layers of the PP cloth along with a layer of PU glue, so a bit heavy duty and sharp pair of scissors will work just fine. I am not sure about those "regular" office type of scissors though. 

  5 Comments
2020-01-20T00:00:21+00:00

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:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/turf-super-glue-32oz

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/seaming-glue

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/turf-super-glue-5-gallons

  2 Comments
2020-01-19T20:12:03+00:00

We had great answers for this question before, please check it out on this link: 

https://www.globalsynturf.com/can-i-lay-artificial-grass-on-soil

 
2020-01-19T01:24:12+00:00

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

  2 Comments
2020-01-18T21:19:52+00:00

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:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/benderboard

https://www.globalsynturf.com/products/benderboard-stakes

  2 Comments
2020-01-17T18:36:08+00:00

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.

  4 Comments
2020-01-17T18:24:44+00:00

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.

  3 Comments
2020-01-17T03:53:52+00:00

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.

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2020-01-16T05:37:42+00:00

At currently stage, we only manufacture the bigger pieces of artificial grass at 15’ wide and 100’ long, people buying our products at 15’ incrementally such as 15’ by 1’ and 15’ by 2’ and so on and so forth. Unfortunately we are not finishing up the edges of the artificial grass pieces.

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2020-01-16T00:16:44+00:00

Absolutely! If you have a small piece being placed in the middle of your patio, you would like to secure the edges by using double sided carpet tapes. 

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2020-01-15T23:57:16+00:00

Depends on the size (or diameters) of the crushed rock. Bigger sized crushed rack can be used as a drainage base and finer crushed rocks (less than 1/4” in diameter) can be used for compacted smooth bases for the artificial grass to be laid on. You do not have to use the exact materials we specified as certain areas don’t offer those base materials, anything similar to our recommendations will work just fine. More importantly is the purpose of using such materials: for drainage and solid smooth surface preparations.

  2 Comments
2020-01-15T23:52:12+00:00

You will not use sand as a base for artificial grass installations. Sand is not solid enough to serve a good purpose for artificial turf. We always recommend to use couple inches of drain rock and couple of inches of finer materials such as decomposed granite to quarter minus which to be compacted and solid to provide a smooth surface for artificial grass to be laid on. Here is the link to our installation instructions: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation-guides

  2 Comments
2020-01-15T23:18:25+00:00

All artificial grass installation need sand or other type of infills. Tow main reasons to use infills on artificial grass: to help the fibers standing up, and to help holding down the turf with enough weight to prevent turf from expanding and contracting as temperature changes.

On average, we recommend to use 2 lbs of infills per sf on artificial grass.

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2020-01-15T23:15:37+00:00

Not directly because the gravels might be too big of articles as for the base of artificial grass. When it comes to artificial turf installation, the base is very critical, we need both drainage layers and finer smooth surfaces for turf to go on. If you are considering a permanent installation, please go to this page to get detailed instructions:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation/

If you are thinking about simple put artificial grass on gravels temporarily, as long as the gravels don't have sharp edges can cut into turf's backing, it will be ok, again only temporally, and please make sure your gravel surface to be as smooth as possible.

  2 Comments
2020-01-15T20:52:04+00:00

If you are referring to a permanent installation, you will need to secure your artificial grass down with nails along the perimeters, such nails can be found on our website, here is the link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/hardware

Then you will need infills to help holding the artificial grass down, and you can find all different type of infill materials from this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/artificial-grass-infills

If you are doing a small piece install or a temporary install on dirt or soil, you can still use nails. If your installation to be temporary and on a solid surface, I will recommend to use double sided tape or velcro. To further discuss your application, please fill out this form and we will get connected with you asap, thanks: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

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2020-01-15T18:28:41+00:00

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.

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2020-01-15T19:08:02+00:00

There are some general guides on how to install artificial grass at what directions, but installers need to have the flexibilities based on every unique layouts or designs. All artificial grass come in rolls, so the fibers been pressed down and facing to one direction when you first roll it open. If you are installing the artificial lawn in your front yard, you always want the tips of fiber to face the street if possible. When you are installing the turf in your back years, you want to tips of turf to face the house. Again these are general practical guides, you might find some of the yards’ sizes or shapes prevented you from following such guideline, or you try to minimize the seams, in such situations, you need to use your best judgments and be flexible. You can always reach us directly by talking to one of the experts here and we are always available to help. The best way to reach us is to fill up this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

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2020-01-15T17:20:12+00:00

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.

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2020-01-15T02:03:30+00:00

To replace a piece of turf, you need to be aware of the followings:

1. If you have multiple pieces of turf from your original installation, and only to replace one piece, you need to know that the new pieces of turf might not match up completely with the rest. Artificial grass is made by dye lots, exactly the same as carpets. Even though the product is the same, but different production runs will have different shade to it. By looking at the products themselves, you won't see any differences, but when you put together two pieces of the same product from different product batches, you will notice the dye lot variations. So it is always the best to use the product from the same dyelot for replacement. People normally keep some extras from the installation only to use them to make patches and replacements when needed at a future time. Even using the product from the same dye lot for replacement, you might have issues of variations if the original turf has been installed long time ago: pretty much like carpet, the originally installed piece has its wear and tear during the usage for a long time, now you put a brand new piece next to it, it won't look just right. 

2. You need to follow the same procedure on replacing a piece of turf as you normally do with installations, here is the link on our suggestions on how to: 

https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation/

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2020-01-15T01:52:37+00:00

We only recommend to use nails along the edges of artificial lawns at the installation, so you don't need to calculate on how many nails to be used by the areas, rather you need to measure up the perimeters of your lawn and make sure to have nails every 4-6" going along the entire edges. For an example, if you have 300 ft of edges, you will need roughly 900 pieces of nails (300 ft x 12/4). The nails come in as 50 lb. boxes, and each box has about 500 pieces of nails in it. Here is the link for our nail products: 

https://www.globalsynturf.com/hardware

  4 Comments
2020-01-15T01:35:36+00:00

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/

  2 Comments
2020-01-15T01:32:00+00:00

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.

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2020-01-15T01:29:52+00:00

This is a great question. It is ok to install artificial grass at any time of the year as long as weather permits. However it is the best to lay turf during warm and sunny days. Here are the reasons:

1. In the warm and sunny day, you can open up the turf let it acclimate and relax. When sun hits the turf it will also make it softer and easier to handle and maneuver, the cutting will be also becoming easier. Once turf get relaxed completely, the chances of have ripples or wrinkles at the installation will be greatly reduced, and you can always expect a perfect installation in such conditions. 

2. After turf being installed, the fibers will be automatically standing up without much of extra efforts of power brooms or power washers.

3. During cold and cloudy time of the year, the installation of artificial grass will become more difficult even though it is still doable. Turf will become more rigid and less relaxed which takes extra strength to maneuver and cut. You will also spend extra time and efforts to stretch the turf sometimes might need the help from external heating sources to make rigid turf softer to work with. Once installed under such cold conditions, you will definitely need the power broom to brush up the fibers or use power washer if the temperature is not at the freezing point.

  3 Comments
2020-01-14T22:47:48+00:00

We do not recommend people to put rubber in artificial turf, and we have never carry rubber infills on our product lineup. For sport fields, people use rubber infills to achieve Gmax rating which have been a so-called "standard" for many years. But Global Syn-Turf never recommend to use rubbers as infills for our products and we suggestions to using paddings to achieve GMax requirements. So in short, we don't recommend to put rubber on our products.

  3 Comments
2020-01-14T17:15:37+00:00

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

  2 Comments
2020-01-14T19:16:54+00:00

We recommend to use nails staples to anchor down the edges of artificial lawn at the installation. To have a proper installation done, you need to prepare nailing boards along the edges of the artificial lawn: some people use pressure treated lumbers and sticks to prepare the nailing bases along the perimeters of the lawn, others use concrete anchor bases to secure the nailing boards. Once you have nailing boards ready along the edges, you can start with one end by nailing the turf onto the boards and start your installation of turf. We recommend to use 5-7" of nails, both bright common and galvanized will work just fine, you can find the details information regarding nails here:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/hardware

For normal installations, we don't require putting nails throughout the turf but only along the edges. To our knowledge,  certain installers will put some nails throughout of the lawn except for the perimeters, such practices can be case by case and more of experiences related.

As far as putting green installations, regular nails can't be used, we will recommend to anchor in the edges onto secured edge boards by using finished nailers which will not show the nail heads yet still provide tight anchoring for the installation.

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2020-01-14T17:17:30+00:00

We have a same posting with detailed answers regarding this particular questions, please visit this link, thank you: https://www.globalsynturf.com/can-i-lay-artificial-grass-on-soil

 
2020-01-14T18:58:08+00:00

You don't put any sand under artificial grass, as the sands are too loose, if you use sand in your sub base, you will lose the solid integrity. Instead, we recommend using sands on top of the turf as infills which will hold the turf down with extra weight and also help turf blades to stand up better. For your base under artificial grass, you will need to have 2-2-1/2" drain rock, on top of which you need to use 1-1/2" decomposed granite or equal, compacted at 90% so you will have a solid yet smooth base to work on. Again, we don't recommend to use any sand under artificial grass. For installation details, please visit this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation/

  4 Comments
2020-01-14T01:31:28+00:00
Generally speaking, you never need to cut artificial grass. At the installation stage, installers will use carpet knife or scissors to trim of blades. Once turf is installed, you should never need to cut the grass any more. If you ever need to, all you need is a razor blade or a pair of scissors to cut, fairly simple. 
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2020-01-14T01:07:41+00:00

In short, you need seaming tape and glues to join two pieces of artificial turf together. The seaming application is very similar with how carpet seams to be joined which clearly needs experiences and skills. Typically there are two different types of turf joins: side by side and end to end. All our turf products come in at 15' width, to join two pieces together next to each other (add 15' next to another 15' wide piece) named side by side joins: you will see most of the seams are side by side seams in reality as most of our turf comes in at 100' long which is more than most of yard length configurations. The main requirement for the side by side joins from manufacturer standpoint is that when you bring two pieces together, you need to have the fibers on each piece to face the same directions. 

The other joint called end to end joins: such joins are not as often, we also call it "butt joint". For an example, your yard is more than 100' long, you will need to do a butt joint to connect two pieces of turf from end to end. Such joints can be more difficult to work on as you need to make sure that all stitch lines to be lining up properly otherwise the joining seam can be rather more visible. Again, the seaming work is probably one of the most difficult aspect of installing artificial grass lawns, you always want to get professionals to do it. For many installations companies, they will put their best and most experienced guys working on seams. 

  2 Comments
2020-01-12T19:36:28+00:00

Well, this is a very good question. We will recommend the ground or prepared base to be smooth and compacted, but not necessarily leveled. People install artificial grass on slope areas all the time, so ground doesn't have to be level for installations. Actually sloped areas can be a good thing for some installations as it will drain water side ways, in certain cases of slopes to be steep, you might not need much of sub base to be built for the drainage concerns as water will fallow the slope the runs away. However, regardless the level or slope grounds, you always need to have the ground or sub base to be smooth and properly compacted for artificial grass installations.

  2 Comments
2020-01-12T18:49:48+00:00

Yes, you can cut or trim your artificial grass by using either a carpet knife or scissors when needed. When we make artificial turf products, we use a technology called "variable height cut" to make the surface of the grass less even, by doing so, the finished products will look much more realistic and close to the real lawn in overall appearance. At installation, carpet knives and scissors are necessary tools for professional installers, from time to time, they will need to cut and trim off grass. I don't see any possibilities of doing cut or trim on grass at a large scale, rather than cutting or trimming a few fibers if needed.

  4 Comments
2020-01-10T17:03:09+00:00

The answer is yes. There are two main purposes for having a sub base for artificial grass:

1. To have a proper drainage system underneath the grass

2. To provide a solid (compacted) and smooth surface to lay grass

In the turf industry, there is a saying: Your turf is as good as its base gets. So building a good sub base for artificial turf is considered one of the most important steps. Laying turf on soil or unprepared bases can cause a lot of problems such as water not draining well, turf wrinkles, bumps and dents throughout the turf surfaces: such results make your lawn look terrible and people might blame artificial grass itself without understanding those are installation related issues. 

To learn how to prepare a good sub base for artificial grass, please visit this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation/

 
2020-01-09T17:33:49+00:00

The reasons for preparing the ground before laying artificial grass are to provide proper drainage and smooth solid (compacted) surface. In order to achieve that, the followings needs to be done as a summary:

1. Excavate the existing lawn or ground by about 3-4" 

2. Lay drain rock and compact

3. Lay decomposed granite or similar and compact

4. As options, you can add weed barriers or gopher wires or even zeolite materials (for neutralizing pet urine)

You can always find the detailed installation information at this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation/

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2020-01-09T17:03:49+00:00

There are two main technical reasons for putting sand in artificial grass:

1. To help the turf standing up better.

2. More importantly to hold the grass down with weight: Law of physics, the artificial grass carpet expands and contrasts at temperatures changes. Certain areas in the United States, the temperature difference between day and night can be dramatic, up to 30-40 degrees F. To prevent or minimize the artificial grass from moving, adding sands or other type of infills will help a great deal.

There are products on the market called themselves infill-free which is more a marketing approach than a practical statement, most of our products won't need sand infill to stand up nicely and resiliently, but the grass itself won't be able to manage the expansions and contractions well regardless.

There are also other reasons for adding infills such as antimicrobial which prevent germs from growing, and zeolite which have to neutralize the pet urine smells. A direct upgrade of regular sand will be green color coated sand which will be less visible and blends in well with the artificial grass than regular brown color sands, other than that, the green sand works the same as regular brown color silica sand.

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2020-01-07T17:21:14+00:00

You can always find the detailed installation instructions on this link: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation/

To summarize an answer to your questions:

For drainage and surface preparation purposes: you need to have a couple of inches of drain rock, on top of the drain rock, you should have 1-1/2 inches of decomposed granite or equivalent which need to be compacted only for the purpose of providing a perfectly smooth surface to lay turf on.

As options, you can always add gopher wire, weed barrier, lawn pads or even zeolite underneath the turf, again, these items are meant specific purposes and at your choice of using them or not.

  2 Comments
2020-01-07T01:29:08+00:00

The answer is Yes and No. Here are my explanations:

1. Yes, our artificial grass can be laid directly on the soil, by doing so, you won't cause any harm to the turf product. However, you need to know why we don't recommend installing artificial grass directly on soil:

2. The reasons for us to recommend installing turf on a prepared base are mainly two: Turf won't look right if installed on an uneven and not compacted surface, you might have seen some very poor installations most of which are because of bad base preparations. In order to have a perfect turf installation, you need to have a perfect base to start with. The second reason for having a good base prepare is the drainage concern. In order for water to drain properly, a good base is required. Some types of soil can be very dense and sticky and won't drain well. The turf won't drain well if the bottom is solid, water will go through turf quickly and then has nowhere to go unless the area is properly sloped for drainage purposes. 

To summarize above, if your soil is perfectly smooth and even, not sticky, not too loose and your installation area has a certain slope for water to go, you can install turf on it directly. Otherwise, we always will recommend you prepare a good base for your artificial grass. Here is the link for how to install artificial grass properly: https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation/

  3 Comments
2019-12-30T20:43:13+00:00

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.

  4 Comments
2019-12-20T18:43:43+00:00

Global Syn-Turf has a distribution center in Denver and we have inventories there. During the wintertime, our inventories might be light, so it is always a good idea to check with our local distributors/dealers on the inventory and place your order with them. The best way to get connected with someone quickly is to fill out our online free quote form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote

For turf products that we have in stock, you can will call the orders the same day if order placed before noon, or next day. If products have to be shipped, we will recommend you to check with our local dealers on their delivery schedule. We normally get shipments to our distributors/dealers within a day or two and most of our distributors/dealers provide local deliveries services to get turf to you. 

  10 Comments
2019-12-18T17:12:54+00:00

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.

  10 Comments
2019-12-16T22:01:44+00:00

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.

  13 Comments
2019-12-13T23:21:53+00:00

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. 

  11 Comments
2019-12-11T19:53:32+00:00

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.

  14 Comments
2019-06-12T08:27:29+00:00

You can find the two-part artificial grass installation videos in the "Installation" section on the website:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation/

Or watch videos on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LW0eJyudxYc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMIl0-g_a4U

Here are our installation guides for installing turf of different types and for different applications:

https://www.globalsynturf.com/installation-guides

  8 Comments
2019-01-03T19:55:44+00:00
No, the product is not 100% permeable, the rate of flow is about 20-26 gallon per minute with drain holes on the turf.
  7 Comments
2018-12-27T21:37:16+00:00

Yes, absolutely and we would recommend putting a shock pad underneath.

  7 Comments
2018-10-24T17:56:22+00:00

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.

  11 Comments
2018-10-24T17:59:30+00:00
  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.

  10 Comments
2018-10-24T18:05:45+00:00

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.

  9 Comments
2018-10-24T18:07:03+00:00

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.

  6 Comments
2018-10-24T18:10:22+00:00

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

  5 Comments
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