ROI: Artificial Turf

Some time ago there were a lot of skeptical homeowners that did not accept the new artificial turf industry, not because of how it looked but because of the misconceptions.

Through years of innovation, artificial turf has created a name for itself in the landscaping industry. Synthetic grass has not only made lawns more aesthetically pleasing, it has aided in water conservation efforts and provides a safe and sustainable environment for children and pets.

Artificial turf allows homeowners to save money in the long run. It takes about .623 gallons of water to irrigate a square foot of a real grass lawn. With the average lawn being about 700 square feet, it would take around 436 gallons of water each time you water your lawn – that’s over 150,000 gallons a year! When calculating the number of gallons wasted on irrigating a real grass lawn, the results are shocking. In Los Angeles, about 68% of water consumption is used at the residential level.

On top of that, it is estimated that homeowners spend about $214-$322 on lawn maintenance and services! This includes cut, weeding, trimming and pesticide treatments. This number is exceptionally high, and for many homeowners that cost is hard to keep up with.

Let’s break it down:

  • It costs about $.004 for a gallon of water. So, it would cost you about $1.75 a day to water your 700 sq/ft lawn (436 gallons).
  • Multiply that cost by 365 days and the total comes out to about $635 a year that you spend just on watering your lawn.
  • Add in the maintenance and service  costs, about $300 a month, and you’re looking at at about $4,235 per year.

The average install rate to install an artificial turf lawn about $9 per square foot. Let’s say you want to install a 700 square foot lawn, total costs would be about $6,300.  So in reality, it would take you less than 2 years to get a return on your artificial grass investment.

By switching to an artificial turf lawn, the burden of maintenance costs and irrigation services will be a worry of the past. Synthetic grass provides homeowners with a beautiful landscape that requires little to no maintenance and can last for up to 15 years! At Synthetic Grass Warehouse we provide our customers with the highest quality products that can fit any budget. All of our products are non-toxic and lead free, creating a safe landscape alternative for any household, business or school.

SGW Celebrates 14 years of Service!

Synthetic Grass Warehouse is excited to welcome 2018 with the celebration of our 14 years in business!

As the largest distributor of artificial turf in North America, we aim to continue our commitment of providing our clients with the best possible customer service in the industry and continue to provide the most technologically advanced synthetic grass products in the industry. Our number one priority is our clients and the relationships we’ve made with each and every one of you throughout these fourteen years.

At Synthetic Grass Warehouse, we take pride in providing all our homeowners with a safe and durable artificial turf lawn that will last them for years to come. We plan on opening more distribution facilities which will drop down costs shipping times, directly benefiting all our clients and customers!

Again, we’d like to thank all of our loyal customers for a great 14 years and we look forward to an exciting new year ahead!

Artificial Grass is “Growing” in Popularity

Artificial turf has grown tremendously through decades of innovation and state of the art design.

Synthetic Grass Warehouse has developed into the largest distributor of synthetic grass in North America. We have been capable of providing our clients with the best products in the synthetic grass industry. The evolution of artificial turf has dramatically expanded through years of trial and error.

In the past 5 years alone, synthetic grass companies have grown at astronomical rates. Homeowners have been searching for other landscaping alternatives that are capable of providing them with low maintenance alternatives and aid in water consumption levels. Synthetic grass creates practicality, appeal, and comfort to any home or business.

Our direct partnership with Tencate, the world’s leading yarn manufacturer, allows us to supply you with the highest quality, longest lasting, most realistic artificial turf products in the industry. Through years of developmental research, Tencate has mastered the art of synthetic grass yarn advancement, allowing us to supply the most durable and technologically advanced artificial turf products.

At Synthetic Grass Warehouse, we pride ourselves on customer service, ensuring that you receive the utmost knowledge about each and every product we carry.

Why Choose Artificial Grass?

Artificial turf installations are becoming the new norm across the U.S. and it’s easy to see why – synthetic grass makes life a lot easier due to its low maintenance, not to mention its numerous environmental benefits.

A synthetic grass lawn gives you the low-maintenance, green plush lawn you’ve always wanted! Synthetic grass is used for landscapes, yards, pet runs, golf fringe, commercial property, playgrounds and so much more. It is estimated that almost 50 percent of the water used for outdoor use is wasted. It is important to use different landscape options that will help water conservation efforts and decrease water consumption levels nationwide. Synthetic grass not only saves billions of gallons of water per year, it helps reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. No more emitting toxic chemicals into the atmosphere by using costly and noisy lawn equipment!

All of our products at Synthetic Grass Warehouse are safe, non-toxic and lead-free. It is our priority to provide you with the best customer service and synthetic grass products in the industry. Our artificial turf will create a beautiful and safe environment for your family and pets. Don’t let the economic challenges of maintaining a real grass lawn burden you for any longer!

Let’s Talk TigerCool

Not all artificial turf is created equally. In a recent Penn State study, the surface temperature of poorly designed, early generation artificial turf fields often exceeded 175 degrees. This is not only uncomfortable but completely unsafe for anyone that plays on those fields.

Through many years of research and development, we have revolutionized the synthetic grass industry. TigerCool yarns have been engineered with advanced U.V. inhibitors and heat reflective color pigments to reduce surface area temperatures. A series of solar panel tests demonstrate that TigerCool technology accurately reduces turf temperatures by 15%!

Our TigerCool products are perfect for any residential, commercial or playground landscape area. All of our products are non-toxic and lead-free, making it a great landscape alternative for any household with children or pets.

This graph below depicts just how TigerCool technology works:

TigerCool technology is featured in our Diamond and Marquee Series.

Artificial Turf and Your Kids

When it comes to your little ones running around, it’s important to create a safe and reliable area for them to play freely. Kids require a dependable and durable surface that will allow them to enjoy themselves and fully take advantage of the area around them. A synthetic grass lawn is a great landscape alternative that guarantees your kids safety.

Say goodbye to uneven and patchy areas that require caution and worry. Artificial turf supplies an enjoyable landscape that everyone in the family can enjoy, even your pets!

All of our turf products are kid and pet friendly, non- toxic and lead free! Synthetic Grass Warehouse provides products that are soft, realistic and non-abrasive, creating a safe and dependable play area. Unlike real grass that releases allergens and lacks cushioning, artificial turf rids the fear of your little ones getting injured. With our Diamond and Everglade Series being IPEMA certified, Synthetic Grass Warehouse products provide a dependable play area for your kids. IPEMA testing certifies that each of these products achieve the criteria for G-Max (shock) in addition to the Head Injury Criterion score, which measures the impact severity quantifying the risk of head trauma.

At Synthetic Grass Warehouse, it is our priority to ensure the safety of your kids with the revolutionary precautions our artificial turf provides.

SGW’s Pet Photo Contest! – Winners!

WE FINALLY HAVE OUR WINNERS!

Our first official #PetPhotoContest has finally come to a close. Thank you all so much for sending in your photos. We have enjoyed every second of this campaign and loved seeing all your beautiful pets enjoying artificial grass!

As with all contests, we do have to pick our winners, so here is our final puppy lineup:

 

THIRD PLACE – WINNER OF $20 TO PETCO

DAWN

Installation by: Save Pro Turf

2ND PLACE – WINNER OF $50 TO PETCO

BONNIE

Installation by: GL Landscaping

& 1ST PLACE – WINNER OF $100 TO AMAZON

GLENN

Installation by: Xeroscapes

 

Congratulations to all three of our winners!

 

We will be sending out emails to all three winners so we can mail out your prizes. If you do not receive an email, please feel free to reach out to us on Facebook to make sure we have the correct contact information.

Again, thank you for participating in our contest. We hope you had a great time hanging out with your pets this summer! Feel free to send us photos of your pets anytime through our social media channels. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Artificial Turf for Sports

One of many reasons artificial grass is such a great alternative landscape is its versatility and its ability to withstand any amount of foot traffic without the wear and tear. Artificial turf is used for many different landscape areas including, residential, commercial, playgrounds, golf courses, and sports fields.

At Synthetic Grass Warehouse, we have products that cater to all applications. Specifically for sports fields, we suggest our amazing TigerTurf MultiPlay Sport. If you are looking for a turf that is durable enough for any weather condition, this turf option is for you!

MultiPlay Sport features dual olive and field green grass blade color combinations for an added natural appearance. A 1.5” pile height provides a perfect height for any and all sports fields, so athletes have no worry of injury that can result from playing on unleveled fields. TigerTurf Multiplay Sport was specifically designed for sports fields and agility training surfaces to enhance recovery, so your turf will handle any level of play.

The latest in tuft bind technology ensures that your turf will stay secure and durable through any amount of foot traffic. TigerTurf Multiplay guarantees that the game will go on, rain or shine! With a perforated backing, this turf will drain at a rate of approximately 30+ inches of rain per square foot per hour.  Multiplay Sport is lead-free with no harmful environmental effects so that your teammates can stay safe on and off the field.

SGW’s Pet Photo Contest!

Can you believe that summer is just around the corner? The weather is getting nicer and the barbecues are kicking off. To celebrate the new season, everyone here at SGW wanted to do something fun that would encourage everyone to go out and enjoy their own artificial turf.

We bounced some ideas around and decided to start up our very first

PET PHOTO CONTEST!

For this contest, we want to see your pets enjoying the artificial grass you’ve put into your home, business, playground, dog park, or wherever you’ve decided to install your turf.

Here’s what you have to do:

  1. Take a photo of your dog, cat, or any other pet enjoying artificial turf products.
  2. Follow/Like us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  3. Submit your photo IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING WAYS: Posting it to our Facebook wall, tagging us in your post on Instagram (@sgwcorp), tweeting us (@sgwcorp) with the #sgwpetcontest, OR uploading it on the blog post using the form below.

Whether you’re a homeowner or installer, your photos are welcome and encouraged. Feel free to tell your clients and past clients as well! You can download an emailable promo card for the contest on our blog if you want to send it to clients.

 

And of course, what fun would a contest be if there wasn’t a little healthy competition? THERE ARE PRIZES! We will pick our top 3 favorite pet photos and ALL THREE will be winners.

3rd Place will win a $20 gift card to PetCo.
2nd Place will win a $50 gift card to PetCo.
and
1st Place will win a $100 Amazon gift card!

Photos will be judged on your level of fun and creativity so put your best paw forward. The contest starts RIGHT NOW, June 13th, and will be open for submissions every day until July 4th at 7 PM Pacific Standard Time. Our winners and their photos will be announced on all of our social platforms as well as July’s newsletter the following week. We will also be contacting the winners directly.

We hope you all have fun with this contest and enjoy spending time with all your furry family members. Happy photographing and good luck!

Must be 18 or over to enter. Multiple submissions are welcome. Photos submitted will likely be used in our promotional material including brochures, social media, and in-house visual content. By submitting your photo, you acknowledge that your photo may be used for marketing purposes and are giving Synthetic Grass Warehouse the permission to do so.

 

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Choosing the Best Turf for Your Clients!

When the burden of a natural lawn becomes overwhelming and stressful, consider the advantages of a synthetic grass lawn. It is very important to take into consideration the different requirement and needs for each unique artificial turf installation. Your clients all live in different areas, experience different climates and have different lifestyles.  It is essential to consider the activity and specific area(s) before choosing any product.

Customize your customer’s home with the perfect type of synthetic turf that suits them best by asking them these questions:

  • What is the general type of usage your turf will need to endure?
    • Aesthetic, entertainment, pet, playgrounds
  • Will there be a lot of foot traffic? Light, Moderate or Heavy?
    • Based on their response, you can recommend what face weights, pile heights and blade shapes would work best!
  • Do you own pets or have kids?
    • Assure them that ALL of our products are non-toxic, lead-free & kid and pet-friendly!
  • What is your surrounding environment like?
    • This will be important in differentiating between a Fescue or Spring product.

Put your clients first and make sure you adhere to each and every need they have! As a  professional installer and an ambassador of artificial turf, it is important to educate homeowners and give the best information possible.