Installing synthetic grass can be done easier with specialized tools. If you are planning to install artificial turf on your own or you are an experienced contractor, having the right tools can make your installation quicker and easier. It’s a great idea to alternate between a turf puller and a turf gripper when installing artificial turf for the best possible result.
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 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
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
please feel free to contact us for any other questions by phone, email or this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
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.
Please feel free to contact us via phone, email or this online form for any further questions or concerns: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
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
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 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
If you have further questions or need any additional guidances, please feel free to reach us via phone, email or this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
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
Or please feel free to reach us via phone, email or this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
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.
We have distributors and dealers nationwide, if you have any other specific questions and concerns, please feel free to reach us via phone, email or this online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
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.
We offer free consultations and recommendations regarding installations, please feel free to reach us via phone, email or fill out the online form:
You also can find more detailed information regarding installations from this link:
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.
We offer free consultations, so please feel free to reach us via phone, email or the online form: https://www.globalsynturf.com/free-quote
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 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:
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 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 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 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 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:
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 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 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.
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 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]
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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