Stay Active with TigerTurf Multiplay Sport

For those who love to stay active, have kids or pets, Multiplay Sport is an awesome product that will create a fun and safe landscape for any kind of activity. Multiplay Sport was designed specifically for sports application to enhance recovery so that your turf can handle the roughest of play! Each grass blade has a protective U.V. inhibitor that is incorporated within the turf’s manufacturing process, so your grass will not fade. Common uses for Multiplay Sport include sports fields, playgrounds and indoor fields, such as paintball courses or gyms.

This product’s uniquely formulated polyurethane coated backing provides greater seam strength and durability making it capable to last for years to come. With so many uneven leveled playing fields, it’s important to realize the benefits of having synthetic grass as an alternative to real grass. TigerTurf Multiplay Sport is lead-free, non-toxic and safe for all pets and children! Backed by our 15-year warranty, Multiplay Sport is a perfect drought-friendly landscape solution for any application!

Matting Disclaimer: Synthetic grass, by the nature of the composition, will have some matting possibilities. It’s important to discuss the level of use with your installer to ensure you’ve chosen the right product for your needs. Matting is not covered under the warranty.

Easy Maintenance with TigerTurf

The ease of cleaning and maintaining your synthetic grass lawn is almost too good to be true. A real grass lawn requires hard labor and too much time and money. TigerTurf provides a beautiful and easy landscape alternative that will eliminate the troublesome tasks that coincide with a natural lawn.

Artificial grass lawns that need to cope with playful pets and/or children might require a little more cleanup effort. On the other hand, yards that lack vegetation or have limited foot traffic makes maintenance a much faster process! Here are some fast and easy steps to caring for your artificial grass lawn!

· Clear debris: Use a rake or leaf blower to clear off fallen leaves, branches, and other rotting debris that may land on top of their artificial grass. This will help your grass maintain a clean and groomed look.
·  All you need is a little water: Gently spray down your lawn each week with a hose to remove dust, dirt, or pollen. Occasionally watering your synthetic grass lawn also helps prevent unequal distributions of infill. Our artificial grass is stain resistant and most spills can be washed away with a bit of water.
·  Furry friend clean up: cleaning up their solid waste is just as easy as on real grass. Following pick up, hose down the target area. Weekly rinsing will help your lawn smell fresh and odor free!

TigerTurf artificial grass allows you to enjoy your backyard with peace of mind. Say goodbye to that undesirable real grass and hello to a low-maintenance synthetic grass lawn.

Turf Terminology: Top 10 Terms You Should Know

When it comes to artificial grass, there are many valuable terms that we should be aware of when installing or overseeing a synthetic grass project. Knowing the proper terminology for a synthetic grass installation job will aid in creating and perfecting a beautiful and everlasting turf lawn! Here are the top 10 terms you should know:

· Denier: A unit of linear mass density of fibers
· Infill: The sand or rubber used on top of turf between fibers for ballast and cushion. TigerTurf features Durafill and Zeolite Max as great infill options!
· Extrusion: The process of transforming liquid plastic into individual solid fibers by pushing the liquid plastic through a fixed cross-sectional profile that is designed to form each individual blade of turf. For example: A turf can be extruded with a ‘W’ shaped profile
·  Face Weight: The weight of fibers within the product, not including the weight of the backing. The general measurement is weighed in ounces per square yard. Greater face weight means denser product.
· Gauge: The distance between stitch rows. Depending on the product’s weight, a ½ inch gauge or less is optimal
· Polyethylene: Softest of plastics and used in most face yarns
· Polypropylene: A more coarse plastic and is used in thatch yarn or sand-filled putting greens
· Polyurethane: Used as a coating on backing to lock in fibers
·  Thatch: Textured yarn used with different colors that is situated below the face yarn to enhance recovery. TigerTurf features brown & green thatch colors for a more naturalistic appearance!
·  Tuft Bind: The force that is required to pull a tufted blade out of the backing

Recommended Infills for Pet Turf Installations

There are many misconceptions about artificial turf infill and its usage. When it comes to pet turf installations, there are two main infills that help aid in odor and the spreading of bacteria caused by pet urine. Infill is an important variable you need to consider when deciding to pursue a pet turf installation as your landscaping alternative.

Below are two of the best-recommended infills:

Durafill is an acrylic coated silica sand that contains Microband, which helps stop spore growth and migration of bacterial enzymes. This antimicrobial technology is infused within the coated sand, adding a level of protection to stray from mold, mildew, stains, and odors. Durafill is a non-toxic coated sand that will not absorb urine and can be rinsed or disinfected. This infill comes in natural earth and green tones made of silicone dioxide granules and stays relatively cool during those hot sunny days!

Zeolite Max is a granular that helps take ammonia levels out of pet urine. Installing it under the turf is highly recommended! Zeolite Max uniquely carries negatively charged ions which is the key ingredient that aids in preventing ammonia from turning into a gas, thus terminating any odor. Zeolite Max is also non-toxic and perfectly safe for pets and children.

Choosing the correct products is crucial for any artificial turf lawn. Prevent future unfortunate odors by adding Durafill and Zeolite to your pet turf installation!

Spiders, Rabbits, and Bugs – Oh My!

Rabbits, moles, mice, spiders, and bugs. They make maintaining a traditional lawn painful.
All that heavy use of pesticides to keep them out, and your lawn perfect, is taking a toll on your wallet and spare time.

That maintenance can be thrown out the window with artificial grass! Pests can’t thrive on synthetic turf. They have limited access to soil, little or no plant-based food, and artificial grass is bacteria resistant.

And what about all that standing water? When a yard is being prepared for installation, the ground is leveled as much as possible to reduce the amount of dips and valleys. The soil is then covered with a fine layer of decomposed granite or class II road base (crushed concrete) to evenly fill in the soil. A drainage system is put in place which helps to eliminate any standing water, preventing a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other insects.

Small animals like rabbits, moles, and mice feed on the tender shoots of grass as they emerge from the ground. By cutting off the access to soil, your lawn will no longer be in danger of thinning out or becoming barren.

Synthetic grass can give you a low-maintenance, pest-free lawn without the baggage of a traditional one!

Pairing Drought Tolerant Plants with Artificial Grass

While many cities have lifted the water restrictions placed on residents in areas affected by the drought, many are still looking into ways to save water. This trend isn’t just happening in California – many residents in the midwest and east coast are starting to pair native plants with artificial grass for a garden that would make Mother Nature jealous.

There are many other benefits from a water-saving lawn. By adding drought-tolerant or native plants to your garden, you can save time and money spent on the maintenance of the traditional lawn. These low maintenance lawns mean no fertilizer, pesticides, or mud.

Because artificial grass is so versatile, it leaves room for creativity. Many native plants are very colorful, which can be the perfect accent to any lawn!

Installing artificial grass will improve our air quality. One lawn mower emits as much pollution as 11 cars traveling for one hour, which contributes up to five percent of our pollution in the United States. The average lawn maintenance cost anywhere from $106-$310 a month-adding up to $1272-$3720 annually.

Your garden can still thrive with a combination of artificial turf and live, drought tolerant plants and flowers. Don’t worry about a contrast between your year-round green synthetic grass and live plants. Many of these plants are evergreen, so they’ll match your artificial turf all year round!

TigerTurf Pet Turf – Comfortable and Durable

Anyone who has a pet understands that they come with a separate set of responsibilities. One of those responsibilities is keeping our furry friend safe. Our Pet Turf is designed for comfort and durability, able to withstand any sized breed. Our TigerTurf Pet turf features field and lime green grass blades, a 1” pile height, and a drainage system that can drain 30” of water per hour, per square foot – making it specifically designed to truly replicate real grass.

All of the products in our system have been tested and are safe, not only for your pet, but also the environment, and most importantly you. Clean up is just a spray with the hose! Pet Turf means you won’t have to worry about brown spots caused by pet urine or mud tracked in from the yard.

Our 15-year warranty ensures that you and Fido can play on a lawn that will stay safe, green, and low maintenance!

Product Feature: Everglade Spring Pro

Everglade Spring Pro is a top turf choice among certified landscape contractors across the nation! Featured in dual field and lime green color tones, the polyethylene grass blades are soft to the touch but tough enough to last in heavy foot traffic. This product features a 75-ounce face weight and stands at 1.75 inches tall providing a picturesque plush lawn!  Each omega fiber grass blade is triple reinforced within the backing through state-of-the-art tuft bind technology, so no matter where children and pets play on the yard, Everglade Spring Pro can handle their foot traffic, thrills, and spills!

The perforated backing makes cleanup simple and fast! A simple water spray will clean up general foot traffic residue! Each grass blade has a protective U.V. inhibitor that is incorporated within the turf’s manufacturing process, so your grass will not fade!

Backed by our 15-year warranty, Everglade Spring Pro is a perfect drought-friendly landscape solution for any application!

Matting Disclaimer: Synthetic grass, by the nature of the composition, will have some matting possibilities. It’s important to discuss the level of use with your installer to ensure you’ve chosen the right product for your needs. Matting is not covered under the warranty.

TigerTurf Blade Shapes

One of the most important factors in choosing synthetic grass for your landscaping project is determining a blade shape that best fits your needs. The blade shape of synthetic grass yarn varies in order to account for different conditions, everything from a front yard with pets to a commercial landscape with minimal foot traffic.

Here’s an overview of the different blade shapes and their characteristics:

3D Curvy “W” Fiber

This synthetic grass blade shape is featured on our most popular turf line, the TigerTurf Diamond series. The curvy “w” blade acts as a memory foam mattress for synthetic grass blade shapes. Once walked on, there will be no trace of footprints as this blade shape will return back to its normal state.

From Diamond Pro Fescue to Diamond Supreme Spring, no matter what the face weight, this blade shape offers the best option for any landscape that deals with moderate to heavy foot traffic, the perfect option for any installation.

Diamond De-lustered

Featured on our Majestic and Marquee TigerTurf lines, this synthetic grass blade shape is meant to imitate the shape of a natural grass blade and its appearance.  With a soft and luxurious feel, the diamond shape is perfect for any front lawn or area with low to moderate foot traffic.

 

Omega:

This unique blade shape is designed for both extreme durability and realism. The omega blade shape is featured on our Everglade and Pet Turf lines, so if you own pets or have a landscape area that manages high levels of foot traffic, the omega blade shape is the perfect choice for your synthetic grass installation.

Tuft Bind’s Special Force

TigerTurf supplies the most technologically advanced synthetic grass in the industry. While partnered with Tencate, we are able to provide you with the best possible landscape products! TigerTurf synthetic grass has a tuft bind which enables it to be highly durable and withstand any kind of weather or activity.

 

Tuft bind is the force, measured in pounds, that is required to pull a tuft from the turf backing. 10 pounds or more of force is the typical tuft bind measurement for synthetic grass to pull the monofilament from the backing. An excellent tuft bind creates a rooted relationship between the synthetic grass yarns so the grass blades don’t detach.

 

During the synthetic grass construction process, urethane is coated to the back of the turf. In order for synthetic grass to have a secure and durable backing, the coating must be done with the right elements! It is important to understand that the tuft bind ensures the synthetic grass from disengaging!

 

The tuft bind is a vital process that makes TigerTurf synthetic grass one of the best and most resilient products in the industry. TigerTurf only uses Tencate yarns, which are crafted to be the most durable optimal choice for any synthetic grass landscape, making our products the leaders in quality!