Our products come with a limited 10-year warranty, but the actual life expectancy is approximately 25 years depending on use.
QWhat is the life expectancy of synthetic grass?
An occasional brooming to stand the grass fibers up is recommended but not necessary. Debris like leaves and twigs can be easily removed with a leaf blower. It is common to have weeds appear after a heavy rain, this is most common with sand infill. This can be easily remedied by applying an herbicide of your choice. It will not fade or damage the turf in any way.
QWhat type of maintenance should I expect with Synthetic Grass?
Not at all. Our synthetic grass truly resembles natural grass. Our Synthetic Grass looks real and feels real! The fiber length ranges from 1” to 2.5" depending on the product.
QIs Miller's Synthetic Turf similar to indoor/outdoor carpet?
An infill material (usually sand) is brushed into the top of the grass that adds to the weight of the installed grass and acts as a ballast. Additionally, the edges are pinned down with 5 inch non-corrosive spikes that are spaced approximately 4-6 inches apart.
QHow Does artificial grass stay in place once it is installed?
A Miller's Synthetic Turf & Putting Greens representative can help you choose the right type of synthetic grass for your project. Call us at 844-NEW-TURF for more information.
QHow do I choose which type of synthetic grass is best for my needs?
Our Synthetic Grass is environmentally friendly: It eliminates the need for water. It also eliminates the need for harmful chemicals that leach into the soil (fertilizers, pesticides, etc.) Additionally, Our Synthetic Grass is recyclable and is available with an eco-friendly infill material.
QHow does Synthetic Grass affect the environment?
Dogs love our grass; they think it's real! Dog urine is not a problem as it flushes through the turf's drainage holes and drainage system when hosed off or when it rains. Solid waste is cleaned in the same manner as natural grass, except it is easier and less messy. Our Synthetic Grass will not stain. For heavy usage areas, such as dog kennels and doggy day care facilities, we use a different type of base below the artificial grass. We also offer anti-odor products.
Although we can't guarantee that a dog won't claw through or peel back the edges of the turf - it's extremely rare. Our Synthetic Grass has been installed in hundreds of residential and commercial dog runs around the world. Our Synthetic Grass is extremely durable and almost impossible to rip or tear due to our design and manufacturing techniques. There are exceptions: We recommend putting extra border stakes around the perimeter of the dog run to discourage dogs from digging. Additionally, building a sub-surface, composite wood border around the perimeter of the area and affixing it to the grass is recommended.
No. We don't use a topical UV treatment, our fibers have built-in UV Inhibitors that we mix into the fiber/yarn resin. Often, turf made outside of the USA will have insufficient UV protection that can cause the fibers to break down prematurely. Our Synthetic Grass is made from the highest quality materials in the USA. In rare instances we have found that Energy Efficient Windows can cause magnified reflections that may cause synthetic turf to melt if it is in the direct path of that reflection. The magnification from some Energy Efficient Windows is so powerful that it can melt sprinkler heads, kiddie pools and other plastics. If you do have Energy Efficient Windows, call the manufacture and ask them how to remedy this problem. Tinting the windows is usually sufficient.
First remove the existing sod and vegetation. Next, install a base using a special blend of crushed rock (2" – 4" depth), then smooth and compact the base. The artificial grass is then rolled onto the surface of the base and seamed together if necessary (turf widths are 15'.) Next, the infill material is is spread over the top of the grass using a fertilizer spreader and brushed to the bottom of the artificial grass. The grass product type and the type of use determines the type and amount of infill. The infill can be sand, antimicrobial infill, (or a combination of the above.) Installation for synthetic putting greens is similar but there are additional layers of base materials that need to be thoroughly compacted. Refer to our installation overview for more information.
Drainage is very similar to natural grass. Our Synthetic Grass has perforated holes in its backing that allows water to drain into the blended rock base below the artificial turf. Different blends of crushed rock are used for different applications, depending on permeability needs.
When compared to installing a sprinkler system, top soil, the price of sod, combined with frequent watering, mowing, weeding, and fertilizing, the cost of synthetic grass hits a break-even point in 3 to 5 years. You can minimize your investment if you include landscaping rocks or mulch beds in your yard design. The contrast of landscape rock with our Synthetic Grass looks fantastic! See our Natural Grass vs. Synthetic Grass comparison chart.
Yes. All synthetic grass becomes hotter than natural grass when exposed to the sun; it just doesn't have the natural cooling capacity of natural grass. There's always a trade-off for the benefits of no mowing, no watering, no weeding, no chemical applications, easier dog clean up, no mud, etc. The only real trade-off is that the surface of synthetic grass will be hotter than natural grass. But, we have never had a complaint that it was so hot that it burned a person or pet. The darker green colored fiber absorbs more sun than our lighter shades of green fiber. On really hot days, take these precautions: We recommend having at least one portion of your lawn area shaded for instant relief. If the temperature gets hot, it's always nice to have an area to go to until the sun subsides. Also, you can spray the synthetic grass with water right before you walk or play on it. Additionally, you can always wear some type of footwear. Another thing that can be done to lower heat on synthetic grass is adding an approved silica sand or other type of infill that is light in color. Many people find that the extra heat doesn't bother them as long as they keep moving. But, even if these precautions are not exercised, hot weather has not kept people or pets off of synthetic grass. Our Synthetic Grass has thousands of installations nationwide; including the Arizona desert. Complaints about surface temperature are extremely rare, but we understand people have different sensitivity levels. We want our customers to be aware that there is a slight sacrifice to overcome the increased surface temperature, but it shouldn't stop you from enjoying your lawn for years to come…even on hot summer days!
Miller's Synthetic Turf & Putting Greens provides the highest-quality synthetic turf available. We have been in the industry since 2002 and we believe in saving our water one lawn at a time. Additionally, the quality of artificial grass, customer service, competitive pricing, and fast response times sets us apart from the competition. Also, we can complete sports fields or any commercial work that comes our way as we are insured and bonded. Our contractor license # 970815. Keep in mind that all synthetic grass is not created equally! Our company has been making the highest quality synthetic turf for years. All Envylawn® Synthetic Grass has undergone many years of extensive research and development, including stability and wear-resistance testing. Most importantly, all Envylawn® Synthetic Grass products are lead-free (not all artificial grass companies can say that!) Our Synthetic Grass is made in the USA and we stand behind its warranty
There is no lead or any other heavy metals in our Synthetic Grass products. Our synthetic grass has the most stringent testing in the industry.
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