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Willaim Stegeman

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Willaim Stegeman answered a question What is the turf "UV" test? What does it measure?

I have a detailed answer to your question in one of my previous postings, please visit this link: https://www. globalsynturf. com/what-does-the-uv-testing-say-about-your-artificial-grass. Please let us know if you have any further

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Nov 20 2:54 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question What's the difference between Polypropylene and Nylon?

Polypropylene and Nylon resins are both raw materials can be used for making artificial grass. I wouldn’t make comments on the differences between these two materials themselves here, rather,

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Nov 11 3:19 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question How thick are you turf yarns? Same for all turfs?

Our yarns used on artificial grass products are different from one to another. Actually the term of “thickness” can be a bit misleading, some yarns can be a bit

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Nov 6 12:37 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Is there a big difference in practicality with different turf blades?

All our artificial grass has “engineered” blades which in general provide the following main advantages:1. Enhance durability and lifespan. 2. Increase resiliency3. Reduce light reflectionsAmong all these

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Oct 31 2:52 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Does glass burn from the sun apply for warranty?

Unfortunately the sun burn from glass reflections is not covered by our artificial grass product warranty. Most of experiences installers will help the end users to identify possible reflection

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Oct 28 12:56 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Are your turf drainage systems consistent throughout?

Yes, the drainage system of our artificial grass products is very consistent: all of our turf products have hole punch drains, such drainage holes are evenly punched during the manufacturing

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Oct 20 1:51 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question If I seam two pieces of turf together will the color be consistent?

The answer is yes! But you need to make sure of the following;1. The two pieces of turf you are piecing together are from the same dyelot. 2.

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Oct 16 1:15 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question What does "green on green" mean?

Most of our artificial grass products have multiple green colors on the straight blades and two colors on the thatch (the curled fibers to make the turf look more realistic

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Oct 12 1:28 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Does the Trainers Turf get the highest traction out of all the turfs?

You can get great tractions on all our artificial grass products in general, and all our products are far superior than any competitors’ on the market. Trainers Turf is

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Oct 6 5:08 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Does higher quality mean rougher feel for artificial grass?

Not at all. I am not sure why you feel that way, the higher quality artificial grass normally consists of the following factors: Higher face weight, more complicated fibers

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Sep 25 12:10 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Which blade shape results in the longest turf life span?

All our artificial grass products are covered with a 15 year warranty, and different fiber profiles all will last a long time. Theoretically, the diamond shaped turf blades tends

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Sep 15 10:55 AM
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Sep 5 5:05 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Is there an easy way to hide stitch lines?

All of our artificial grass products won’t have the stitch lines shown. You only can see the stitches when flip over the turf, once artificial turf is installed, you

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Sep 4 12:28 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Do you offer any products to deal with mold?

Typically, mold is not an issue for artificial grass, our turf products are none porous with smooth and clean surfaces that don’t provide any living conditions for mold. You

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Aug 28 1:59 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Lawnpads vs shockpads for playground turf?

When it comes to the differences between shock pad and lawn pads, function and technical requirements are the key. For shock pad, it is only 8 mm thick, all

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Aug 19 1:05 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question How do I interpret your turf flammability tests?

You are perfectly right about the flammability testing: our artificial grass is not flammable! Each test goes through 8 steps and our turf won’t catch on fire on any step

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Aug 12 6:59 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Does the Trainers turf require additional installation materials?

I don’t think you will need any additional materials for our Trainers Turf installations.  Just follow the same procedures of normal artificial grass installations, you will be fine.

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Aug 4 12:36 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question What are the differences between the different Olive grasses?

Olive is one of our key color definitions for certain artificial grass product lineup. All of our Olive grasses are actually with two colors: Olive Green and Emerald Green.

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Jul 29 4:58 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Does the Pro Putt-44 sell as the same name.

As the manufacturer of all these artificial grass, we haven’t changed any names of our product from the manufacturer level, however, some of the distributors might privately rename them products

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Jul 15 3:14 PM
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Jul 9 2:43 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question What is the difference between artificial grass and Astro turf?

This is a good question, and we have had same question before with very detailed answers provided, please visit to this link and read through the answers and feel free

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Jul 4 6:40 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question What makes thatching significant in artificial grass?

There are two key functions of thatching in a artificial grass:1. The thatching are curled fibers to help the main artificial grass blades standing up better2. Most of

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Jun 23 2:01 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Can you tell me more about the cooling effect on your artificial turf?

Our artificial grass is designed and made with technologies to keep the turf cool as much as possible in a hot day. However, being plastic material, we can only

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Jun 18 12:10 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Does your pet grass have a smell?

Our artificial grass products are odorless, when you first get the product, there might be the “new product” smell very much like new car, but will be gone pretty soon.

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Jun 4 9:28 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question What should I do if my pet is chewing on artificial grass?

Well, this is really a tough question even though the answer can be obvious and easy. Please understand that as the manufacturer of artificial grass, we are not responsible

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May 27 4:35 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question What does the UV testing say about your artificial grass?

UV testing on artificial grass is a very length process which is normally done at our factory. In order to achieve the results of having turf to withhold its

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May 20 2:08 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Which artificial grass series has the best cooling technology?

Our WBlade and Riviera Monterey series offer the best cooling technology. On an average, artificial grass from these two series can be cooler be 5 degrees F. However,

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May 13 11:49 AM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question How is artificial grass made?

The process of making artificial grass is a lengthy and completed one. Not many manufacturers in the world can do what we are able: to manufacture the artificial grass

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May 5 12:30 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question What is the face weight of the artificial grass?

Face weight is a technical specification term from carpet industry. Since artificial grass was invented by carpet industry and the constructions of turf is almost identical as carpet, many

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May 1 3:33 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question What does the backing weight tell me about artificial turf?

The artificial grass consists of four major components: Straight finer blades, thatching, primary backing and secondary backing. When people are referring to backings, normally the combination of primary an

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Apr 28 3:10 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Does your artificial grass offer a high stitch count?

The stitch count for artificial grass is a combination of tufting gauges and stitch rates, it is often referred the total stitches per square meter or square yard. In

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Apr 21 12:33 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question What is your artificial ivy made out of?

Our artificial ivy products are made with PE and PP resins: Polyethylene and Polypropylene. While PE and PP are the main components of the artificial ivy products, there are

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Apr 20 12:52 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Does Artificial grass smell like plastic at all?

Artificial grass doesn’t have any odor to it even though they are made of plastic resins. However, like any products, there might be some smells from the packing when

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Apr 14 11:59 AM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Why are some of your products defined by the shape of the blade?

Global Syn-Turf is the pioneer of the artificial grass industry and we are the first company to introduce engineered blades by naming our products with the shape of the blades.

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Apr 2 2:40 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question What makes Pet Grass a good choice for pets?

This a good question! Here are the main advantages of Pet Grass besides it is specially designed for pets:1. Pet Turf has excellent drainage capacities, 2-4 times more than

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Mar 18 3:06 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Does your artificial grass come with acceptable terms on warranty?

Our artificial grass products come with a limited 15 year warranty. To find out more details regarding our warranty, please visit the following link, and click on each product

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Feb 25 3:21 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question How is artificial grass produced?

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

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Feb 17 1:53 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Which artificial grass is best for dogs?

In my opinion, all of our artificial grass products are suitable for dogs, you can use any type of our turf products for you lawn applications which will be good

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Feb 15 11:15 AM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Are your artificial lawn products covered by a warranty or guarantee?

Our general limited warranty covers our artificial grass products for up to 15 years, there are some exceptions for extremely hot weathered areas, I will encourage you to read our

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Feb 12 10:55 AM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Can artificial grass be applied to a roof?

Artificial grass is the only best solutions for rooftops as the real grass won't grow. If people want to have lawn settings and landscape on a rooftop, the artificial

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Feb 12 10:53 AM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question What is the lifetime of an artificial grass surface?

Typically under normal weather, artificial grass can last up to 25 years. We offer an industry best 15 year limited warranty on most of our turf products. You

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Feb 5 1:35 PM
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Feb 4 12:42 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question What is the difference between astroturf and artificial grass?

The short answer to your question: AstroTurf was artificial grass! AstroTurf is more of ancient name, it is known because of astrodome. Astrodome was built in 1965, the first indoor

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Jan 31 9:19 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question How do I stop my artificial turf from melting?

In your situation, the only solution is to tint your windows. There are specially made window tinting products from certain reputable companies such as 3M which dramatically cut down

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Jan 29 4:32 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question How often does artificial turf need to be replaced?

Once being installed properly, your artificial grass should last you a long time. Average time of homeowners owning their houses for about 7 years, and your grass will last

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Jan 24 9:27 AM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Can my dog pull my artificial grass up at the edges?

Training the dog not to pull on the artificial grass or the edges will be my suggestion.

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Jan 24 9:23 AM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question What is the back of the artificial turf made of?

There are two components for artificial grass backing: 1. Primary backing: this is the cloth that artificial grass fibers to be tufted onto. We use polypropylene primary backings for

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Jan 24 9:19 AM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Does artificial turf release toxic chemicals if used for long time?

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

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Jan 22 8:20 AM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Is this flexible enough to fold up and fit into a plastic tote?

It will depend on how big of the piece you would like to fit into a plastic tote and how big is your tote. I don't think it is

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Jan 21 9:27 AM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Does artificial grass feel too solid on a hard floor like concrete?

Not really, You can always choose more dense artificial grass if you would like to feel less solid: with the blades and curled thatch, most of our products won’t give

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Jan 17 2:14 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Are different synthetic turf have differences from each other?

Yes, the reasons for us to make many different type of synthetic turf are the followings:1. To fit different budgets: different products come in different pricing and a wider

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Jan 17 12:31 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Can I install artificial grass in a muddy area?

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

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Jan 17 10:24 AM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question What is the density or the stitch count on these?

Since a density can refer to many different aspects of artificial grass, I would like just to emphasize on the stitch count to analyze and answer your question  here.

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Jan 16 1:03 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Is there a way to seal the edges to prevent shedding?

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’

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Jan 15 9:37 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Will dog pee alter/change the color of my artificial grass?

Artificial grass is made of polyethylene and polypropylene materials, and the fibers are not porous, so the dog urine won’t be absorbed into the fibers therefore turf won’t be discolored

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Jan 15 7:59 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Would this be durable enough to use as Volleyball court grass

Yes, our artificial grass yarns are all engineered to be very durable and for sport applications. When using the artificial turf for valley ball court, you would like to

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Jan 15 7:52 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Can this be folded?

Yes, you can fold the artificial grass. But you have to be careful about the crease marks when folding the turf. Folding the artificial grass won’t make any

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Jan 15 7:41 PM
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Jan 15 9:08 AM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question What are artificial turf made of?

Our artificial turf is made of Polyethylene and Polypropylene mainly, and Polyurethane glue. There are basically 4 main components of most our artificial grass products:1. Straight grass fibers

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Jan 15 8:28 AM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question How do you replace a piece of turf?

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

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Jan 14 6:03 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Can you use artificial grass as a driveway?

Unless using artificial grass in between pavers, we won't recommend to put artificial grass in a driveway, the twisting motions of car tires will damage the turf. So please

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Jan 14 2:43 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Can you get cancer from artificial turf?

No, artificial grass won't cause cancer, period! Since artificial grass being introduced, many studies and testings have been done by governments, industry experts and many others. None of such

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Jan 14 2:42 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Does artificial grass melt in the sun?

Under normal weather, artificial grass will not melt in the sun. Our artificial grass products can withstand up to 200 degrees F before getting melted. Even though artificial

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Jan 13 8:05 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Would this be good for a kids outdoor play area on top of paver stones

If I understand you fully, I assume you are considering to put a loose piece of artificial grass on top of paver stones? You absolutely can. Here are my

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Jan 13 6:02 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question What's the best artificial grass?

In general, Global Syn-Turf makes the best artificial grass on the market, period! In order to answer your question more specifically, here are some categories I would like to emphasize:1.

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Jan 13 11:41 AM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question What sizes of artificial grass are there?

Our artificial grass comes in as a roll, very much like carpet. Most of our products are 15' wide and 100' long depending on the thickness of the fiber,

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Jan 13 10:04 AM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Is artificial grass fire-resistant?

Yes, all of our artificial grass products are fire-resistant. Being products made of Polyethylene and Polypropylene, the product can be melted but won't catch on fire. The wild

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Jan 12 11:08 AM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Can you cut or trim your artificial grass if needed?

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

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Jan 12 10:49 AM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Does artificial grass fade in the sun?

Our artificial grass won't fade in the sun. Designed to be used outside to replace real lawn, our engineers have put a lot of efforts on developing products with

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Jan 10 8:28 AM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Can you pressure wash artificial grass?

Absolutely! Some experienced installers have power washer as their standard installation equipment, after they install the turf and add infills, they will do a power wash on the finished product,

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Jan 9 9:11 AM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Why do you have to put sand on artificial grass?

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

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Jan 9 9:03 AM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question What goes under artificial turf?

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

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Jan 7 9:21 AM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Whats the specs for tuft bind and water permeability of S Blade-90 ?

To simply answer your question:The tuft bind for S Blade-90: averaged at 40-45 newton or 9-10 pound-force. You will be able to find the water permeability test on the spec

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Jan 1 7:12 PM
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Jan 1 6:42 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question How well does artificial turf drain?

This is a good question. Our artificial grass products are all designed to drain exceptionally well. The permeability of our turf is ranging from 50 inches per hour

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Dec 30, 2019 5:35 PM
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Dec 30, 2019 4:14 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question What turf looks like the St. Augustine grass?

The first product I recommend is our High Sierra, you can find the details at this link:https://www. globalsynturf. com/high-sierra.  This is a product with color very close to St.

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Dec 27, 2019 5:31 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question What the difference between your turf and others?

There many artificial grass products on the market, being an industry leader, Global Syn-Turf's products have the following advantages over the competitions:1. Most innovative products: Global Syn-Turf is leading

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Dec 26, 2019 6:22 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Is there a water rebate for replacing my lawn with artificial grass?

Thanks for asking this question! The answer is Yes, there is a rebate of $3. 00 per sf if you live in Las Vegas, NV. 60% of a household's

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Dec 22, 2019 3:47 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question What is the face weight for regular real grass?

It is a very question. Most of the real natural grass' face weight is right about 60 oz. , hopefully this can help you to make up your mind:

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Dec 18, 2019 9:22 AM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Can Round Up be used to kill weeds at outer edge of Synthetic Grass?

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

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Dec 17, 2019 4:52 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question What is an engineered blade?

Artificial grass engineered blades are the invention of Global Syn-Turf! We are the first manufacturer to bring engineered blades into the market: That is why we have named a lot

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Dec 17, 2019 4:14 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question What turf looks like the real Kentucky bluegrass?

My suggestion will be GST's Emerald-92Stemgrass. You can find the details on this particular turf at this link: https://www. globalsynturf. com/products/emerald-92-stemgrassIt is a premium grade artificial grass product with very

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Dec 17, 2019 10:10 AM
Willaim Stegeman commented on review Pet Turf

The dog is really enjoying the artificial grass, I can sure tell!

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Dec 16, 2019 6:04 PM
Willaim Stegeman commented on answer Which putting green Bernhard Langer has at his house?

From the functionality standpoint, both putting greens will work perfectly!

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Dec 16, 2019 5:55 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question What is the benefits having artificial grass In Florida?

One of the best benefits for using artificial grass in areas that have a lot rain and grass grow fast is that you do NOT need to mown your lawn

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Dec 16, 2019 5:54 PM
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Dec 16, 2019 5:45 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Can I drive on the artificial grass?

The answer is "NO", even though artificial grass can take great pressures, but the twisting motion and rolling will definitely cause damage to the turf.

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Dec 16, 2019 2:04 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Can I install the artificial grass on a slope?

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

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Dec 16, 2019 2:01 PM
Willaim Stegeman commented on review Putt-60 Bicolor

Thank you for sharing the picture! Looks nice. . . . .

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Dec 16, 2019 1:56 PM
Willaim Stegeman commented on answer How do I register my artificial grass warranty with your company?

The warranty in artificial turf industry works as "pro-rated" which is similar with tires, people needs to pay attention to read our warranty page for all the details.

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Dec 16, 2019 11:27 AM
Willaim Stegeman commented on review S Blade-90

Thank you for letting us know!

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Dec 13, 2019 5:15 PM
Willaim Stegeman commented on review Super Natural 80

Soooo nice!

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Dec 13, 2019 3:25 PM
Willaim Stegeman commented on review Super Natural 60

My favorite!

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Dec 13, 2019 3:25 PM
Willaim Stegeman answered a question Some of turf I installed showed lines, are they normal?

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

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Dec 13, 2019 3:21 PM
Willaim Stegeman commented on answer How long synthetic grass lasts?

It really depends where you live and the weather, extremely hot areas such as Arizona and Las Vegas, the grass won't last as long. Under normal weather, the product can last more than 25 years. However, keep in mind that we offer limited 15 yrs warranty, and you can always find out the details on our warranty at: https://www.

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Dec 13, 2019 3:16 PM
Willaim Stegeman commented on answer How to take care of artificial grass?

You can always go to this page and find the maintenance information by clicking on the product applicable to you: https://www. globalsynturf. com/artificial-grass-specifications-specs

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Dec 13, 2019 3:13 PM
Willaim Stegeman commented on answer Are you able to offer samples?

We do offer free samples through our distributors and dealers.

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