Artificial Turf Installation and Maintenance Supplies

If you’re planning to have artificial grass landscaping installed in your Sacramento home or business, it’s important to remember that you’ll need specialized tools and supplies to properly complete the installation process. Here are some of the supplies you’ll require:

  • Infill: Used to fill the spaces between the blades of turf, infill consists of granular materials such as silica sand, rubber granules, or brands like Zeofill with their own proprietary design. Infill adds ballast, resilience, and a natural feel that lets it withstand daily traffic and activity.
  • Seam Tools: One of the most essential and most difficult parts of a good artificial grass installation is proper seaming. Seams of artificial grass need to be secured to one another in a very specific way, and this is accomplished with specialized tape and glue that prevent unraveling and delamination of turf backings and yarns. Purchase seam tools, turf adhesive, and seam tape to best aid you in the seaming process.
  • Nails and Staples: Most sub-base conditions require using specialized nails or staples that pin the turf in place. These secure the turf to the ground and keep it from being pulled up by strenuous activity. 
  • Weeds and Pest Protection: A metal mesh roll under the turf stops weeds from sprouting up from underneath. It also keeps backyard pests like gophers from burrowing up through the turf as well. 
  • Drainage: In order to allow water and other liquids like animal waste to drain away quickly, drainage mats are installed underneath the turf. Products such as AirDrain and Drain Core make synthetic turf’s drainage even more efficient and sweep away waste in record time in order to prevent the buildup of bacteria and foul odors. 
  • Project-Specific Accessories: If the artificial grass is being used for a specialized purpose such as a playground or putting green, the appropriate accessories will need to be installed as well. Playgrounds, for instance, often feature an IPEMA-certified foam underlayer beneath the grass that adds shock absorbency and prevents children from hurting themselves when they fall.

Artificial lawns are far less maintenance-intensive than natural grass, but they do need to be tended to. Luckily, SGW Sacramento carries several turf maintenance products that make upkeep a breeze. 

  • Odor Neutralizer: If you have pets, you’ll want to clean the area quickly, and you may, over time, require an odor neutralizer product such as Turf Fresh to keep your lawn smelling nice. These products are sprays that can be applied as needed to your synthetic grass lawn. They are environmentally friendly, non-toxic, and completely safe for kids and pets. 
  • Turf Rake or Brush: Once every three months, your synthetic grass should be brushed with a push broom against the grain to eliminate debris and dust and stabilize the fibers. Be sure to use a brush with synthetic bristles rather than metal, as metal can damage the polyethylene turf blades. 

If you’re a Sacramento resident or contractor looking for a wholesale source for synthetic turf, SGW Sacramento has you covered. We’re the premier synthetic grass distributor for the Sacramento area and carry everything you need to perform top-of-the-line installations. If you’re interested in learning more about our products, requesting free samples, or taking a course on synthetic turf installation, call us today at (916) 797-0682. 

Say Goodbye to Mud with Synthetic Grass

It’s every homeowner’s dream: a verdant lawn rolling out in front or behind their new home, perfect for the kids to play on. That crisp green lawn may look beautiful at first, but natural grass inevitably develops problems over the years. Organic grass ages and dies, which means paying to replace and re-sod it, and it ends up looking worn and torn. Even worse, the soil bed that natural grass requires develops dips and swales, small irregularities in its surface as people and animals walk and run over it. These irregularities develop into divots and larger holes from repeated wear and tear, and these irregularities prevent water from properly draining from the lawn after rain or gardening. This creates puddles, and these puddles create mud that gets tracked inside your Sacramento home, leaving behind a filthy mess. Pets going to the bathroom can accelerate this problem, as animal urine kills grass, leaving behind yellow patches and bare spots.

Synthetic Grass: The No-Mud Solution

A lawn made from artificial turf, however, does not suffer from these issues. While mud can still get tracked onto synthetic grass from other areas, an artificial lawn will not get muddy on its own. This is because artificial turf does not require soil to remain healthy and green, which means that there is no dirt for water to mix with to create mud. Synthetic grass lawns are designed with a permeable backing that features small holes to ensure efficient drainage, so there are no puddles, no mud, and no messes that wind up inside your home. Artificial turf also doesn’t stain clothing, enabling children to play outside without you having to worry about washing their clothes afterward. Artificial grass is also far more dog-friendly. Your pet going to the bathroom won’t leave behind holes or dead spots as synthetic turf is too resilient for them to dig through, and their bathroom excursions are easier to clean up.

Low Maintenance Requirements

Synthetic grass can still get dirty from other sources, of course. Dust and debris can get blown onto your turf, which can be a problem if your home or business is in a rural area with lots of bare dirt. Debris like leaves, twigs, and flower petals can also end up on your synthetic lawn from nearby trees, plants, and bushes. If you have parties or gatherings outside, any spilled food or drink will need to be quickly cleaned up as well. However, cleaning a synthetic lawn is far easier than tending to a natural lawn. Dirt and other stains can be quickly washed away with a garden hose without the need to worry about over-watering.

SGW Sacramento is proud to serve the Sacramento area as a premier source for wholesale synthetic turf. If you’re looking to upgrade a home, playground, or business with a brand new synthetic lawn, you can’t go wrong with market-leading turf products from SGW Sacramento. By calling us at (916)-797-0682, our team of landscaping and renovation experts can get started working with you. We hope you’ll make SGW Sacramento your first choice for an artificial grass distributor.