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Weeds Pests Protection

The "natural graffiti" of weeds is not a welcome look for the average person, especially after they’ve put in their time and money into creating the perfect outdoor landscape. Aside from being unsightly, weeds also pull out soil nutrients, overshadow other planets and slurp up water. Usually, artificial grass prevents weeds from growing, but in some cases, you may want to add extra weed protection just to be safe. Also, if you live in the area with high gopher activity, making sure these underground critters don't damage your synthetic lawn is also a good idea. Global Syn-Turf offers the best products to prevent weed overgrowth and pests infestation.

Weed Barrier for synthetic turf installation

Before synthetic turf installation, we advise using a weed barrier.

Gopher wire mesh for synthetic turf installation

Combat the destructive and very costly impact of gophers by this cost-effective solution.

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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:

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One of the key benefits of artificial grass is to eliminate the use of pesticides and other chemicals that harmful. So I will definitely not recommend using pesticides on your turf. I wonder why specifically did you ask this question, please call or email us at [email protected] so we help more after knowing your specific situations, thank you.


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:

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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:

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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:

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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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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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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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First of all, the chances of moles growing on the artificial grass is slim to none: Our turf products doesn't provide living conditions for germs and moles to grow as long as it kept free of dirt and debris buildups. In any rare cases of moles, it can be treated the same way of how moles problems treated as moles in other situations. Regardless, the moles won't damage your artificial grass. any treatments or cleaning with agents that non-abrasive won't hurt the turf either. 

Again, the key point to prevent moles in artificial grass is to keep it free of dirty items/debris buildups, even though the turf itself doesn't have the inhabit to grow moles, but moisture/dirty/debris buildups can present an issue. 

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There are basically three steps of manufacturing artificial grass products: Yarn extrusion, Tufting, Coating, on top of which is the key step of R&D. Being the innovative leader in the artificial turf industry, we are the only one of few manufacturers who engage with all aspects of artificial grass manufacturing. 

1. Yarn extrusion: At this stage, we use polyethylene and polypropylene resins as main materials along with other ingredients such as anti-UV agent, color pigments and etc., going into mixing and extruders to product all different yarns including straight fibers and thatch. Once yarns being produced and coiled up, we move to the next step: Tufting.

2. The tufting part of the production normally is considered turf making, most of the manufactures of artificial grass are mainly engaged in this process: they are purchasing yarns from other companies, only to tuft the turf themselves, after tufting, they send the tufted grass to a coating company to put on the glue and pack things up. We do all of these in house, and can have a great quality control. During the tufting stage, we put the yarn spools on the tufter's racks, and tuft the yarns on two a double layer polypropylene primary backing (like cloth), once turf being tufted, we move to the next step: Coating.

3. All artificial turf that have been tufted are piling high in continuous length, such semifinished products will be moved to the coating section where polyurethane glue to be applied onto the back the turf to secure the fibers in place, such process is called "coating". As turf being coated and traveling through a 150-200' curing oven, turf is being cut into desired length and rolled up and packed with special designed tarp, at this point, freshly made artificial grass is ready to go!

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Regardless how long you use our artificial grass products, they will never release toxic chemicals. Our turf is made of PE and PP resins as main raw materials which are not toxic. All our products have been given rigorous testings before introduced onto the market and more importantly, we are have third party testing labs to conduct testings on various aspects of toxins, permeability, flammability and etc.. Such testing results from independent labs can be found on our website under each product. Here is the link:

You always need to be careful if you are consider artificial grass products from other companies. It is a good idea to ask for all kind of proper testing results from third party or reputable independent labs, so you can have a peace of mind on the turf for your application.


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:

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.


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:

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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:

2. Use weed killers to get rid of them or simply pull them out.

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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.


Absolutely! The artificial grass is made of PE and PP, forms of plastic, therefore, the fibers are not porous, and smoother than real grass. Such materials will not provide any bases for pests or small animals to breed or grow compared to soil and natural grass. Most of the artificial grass installation requires infills, if you have pests issues in your area, we will recommend you to use antimicrobial infills which will further eliminate any possibilities of pests environment. 


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! 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.


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!


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.

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

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