FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FAQs of Artificial Grass, Synthetic Turf, Putting Greens, Golf Accessories
Will the weather affect the turf?
We install turf in the mountains, where rain and snow drain very well with no flooding issues. Wind is not a worry since the turf is secured to the ground so well by our installers that it doesn’t affect the turf or move at all! As you know, our Central Coast sun can get very hot, so during midday direct sun, the grass may feel hot to the touch. The grass does not retain heat in the shade or darkness like rock does. The turf can easily take even the hottest direct sunlight without damage providing that there isn’t any strong reflection or sun magnification.
What about maintenance?
When leaves, twigs or pine needles fall, simply rake up or use a leaf blower to clean them off. And in high traffic areas, use a rake or broom to refluff.
Are weeds a problem?
Periodically a weed will try to come up, most commonly on the edges near concrete. It is possible to see one come up in a drain hole. If that happens, simply pull up the weed and spray the area with a little weed killer. It will stop the weed from coming up again and won’t harm the turf.
What kind of warranty does this have?
An 10 year limited factory warranty from the manufacturer is included. Our process of installation resists mold, rot, and mildew. We offer a 2 year guarantee on our workmanship.
How safe is it for my kids?
Not only is it safe but it eliminates allergies and research shows children have fewer injuries when playing on turf compared to other ground covers. We install at schools and day care centers. Our turf meets all state requirements for safety. The Super Fill also helps keep the turf cooler in the summer. And when done playing, the kids don’t itch like with regular grass. They love it!!
Is there “Lead” in synthetic turf or artificial grass?
CPSC Staff Finds Synthetic Turf Fields OK to Install, OK to Play On WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff today released its evaluation (pdf) of various synthetic athletic fields. The evaluation concludes that young children are not at risk from exposure to lead in these fields. CPSC staff evaluation showed that newer fields had no lead or generally had the lowest lead levels. Although small amounts of lead were detected on the surface of some older fields, none of these tested fields released amounts of lead that would be harmful to children. Lead is present in the pigments of some synthetic turf products to give the turf its various colors. Staff recognizes that some conditions such as age, weathering, exposure to sunlight, and wear and tear might change the amount of lead that could be released from the turf. As turf is used during athletics or play and exposed over time to sunlight, heat and other weather conditions, the surface of the turf may start to become worn and small particles of the lead-containing synthetic grass fibers might be released. The staff considered in the evaluation that particles on a child’s hand transferred to his/her mouth would be the most likely route of exposure and determined young children would not be at risk. Although this evaluation found no harmful lead levels, CPSC staff is asking that voluntary standards be developed for synthetic turf to preclude the use of lead in future products. This action is being taken proactively to address any future production of synthetic turf and to set a standard for any new entrants to the market to follow. As an overall guideline, CPSC staff recommends young children wash their hands after playing outside, especially before eating. Original Website Documentation from: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08348.html