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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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Weeds can sometimes find their way to grow through the drainage holes or along the edges where turf meets driveway or pavements. You can definitely use weed/grass killer to get rid of them without damaging the turf, try to spray weed killer to the affected area only though. Please feel free to let us know if you have any further questions, thank you.

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Most likely so. Artificial grass is made of plastic and don’t provide any inhabited environment for mole to grow on as long as you keep dust from accumulating. Most artificial lawn will give you a super clean surface free of mole, pests or bacteria (when infilled with antimicrobial sand). For any further questions, please feel free to call us at 877 796 8873 or email us at [email protected], thank you.

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Gopher wire is an optional items when it comes to artificial grass installations, to use it or not will not depend on the type of turf, but depends on if you have gopher issues in your area. In another word, if you don’t have any gopher problems, there is no need to use gopher wire regardless you are installing artificial lawns or putting greens. The purpose of using gopher wire is to prevent gophers from coming through underneath the soil of your turf surface to create uneven or soft spots. If you have any further questions, please feel free to call us at 877 796 8873 or email us at [email protected], thank you.

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The short answer is absolutely NO. For the artificial grass installation, gopher wires to be an optional only needed if your area has issues with gophers. When being installed, the gopher wire will go in right after the excavation and before the sub base. Therefore, the gopher wire will be buried under the crushed road base and decomposed granite on top of which will be the artificial grass. Please feel free to call us at 877 796 8873 or email us at [email protected] if you have any further questions, thank you.

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Once installed, the weed barrier will last just as long as your artificial grass. Since it will be under the turf with no exposures to sunlight, it won’t need to be replaced at all. For any further questions, please call us at 877 796 8873 or email us at [email protected], thank you.

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From functionality standpoint, the weed barrier will work the same for playgrounds as it will for regular artificial grass lawns. Installation will be identical as well: the weed barriers typically is installed right underneath the turf and over the sub base. For any further questions or to share your project details with us, please feel free to call at 877 796 8873 or email us at [email protected], thank you.

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That is a good question. Weed barrier is used only for areas that have weed problems, and it is very rare for weed to grow through the drainage holes of our artificial putting greens, and it is not common at all that weed will grow on top of the greens. By that said, most of putting green installations won’t include weed barriers. However if weeds are your top concerns and for a little extra, having weed barrier installed is not necessarily a bad idea. For any further questions, please feel free to call us at 877 796 8873 or email us at [email protected], thank you.

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Weed barriers used for artificial grass are made of PP (polypropylene), it is a fabric and flexible to work with. We recommend to install the weed barriers underneath the turf, therefore, it will not be exposed for human’s contact. Like many plastic products on the market, weed barriers are not harmful to kids, since it will be buried under the artificial grass and won’t be exposed to kids, so you can certainly have a peace of mind on using it. For any further questions, please feel free to call us at 877 796 8873 or email us at [email protected], thank you.

Our gopher wire will definitely work for wild rabbits once installed under the artificial grass. Any animals that can dig underground and potentially damage the foundations of turf base will be prevented by using gopher wires. However, it won’t do anything to animals that don’t dig such as squirrels. Please let us know if you have any other questions by calling us at 877 796 8873 or emailing us at [email protected], thank you.


Well, weed can always find ways to grow anywhere, ideally I will recommend to use weed barrier under the artificial grass if people bothers by weed. Some people might care less about weed problems if they are not over growing. With artificial turf, even weed sometimes pops up along the edges or very rarely through the drainage holes, but they will be very minimal and some people would think a few weed makes the artificial turf look even more realistic. For people like me who would like an absolute clean turf surface, weed barrier will definitely help. Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions, you can call us at 877 796 8873 or email us at [email protected], thank you.


No, gopher wire installed underneath the artificial grass will only prevent gophers or other animals from digging through holes, it will not work on moles at all. Typically moles won’t grow on turf, however when there are debris or dirts on the turf surface, moles might have a chance to grow, therefore, rinsing off the artificial grass with a garden hose will help to prevent moles from growing. Please let us know if you have any other questions by phone: 877 796 8873 or email: [email protected] if you have any other questions, thank you.


We carry two different type of weed barrier to be used with artificial grass installations. The cheaper version of the weed barrier has an eight year warranty and the 15 year warranty version cost a bit more. These weed barrier products are designed to be installed under the artificial turf so have minimal or none exposures to sun and tends to last a very long time. You can find the details of our weed barrier products at this link: If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us by phone: 877 796 8873 or email: [email protected] or fill out this online form:


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.

You can always reach us via phone or email should you have any further questions or concerns, we are here to help!


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