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Frequently Asked Questions

Artificial Turf is a long-term investment.
We can help you find the best Artificial Grass for your property, needs and conditions.

Yes artificial grass has environmental benefits. This includes a reduction in water consumption, pesticides and noxious emissions (i.e. gas-powered mower), having artificial grass is more eco-friendly option.

High quality artificial grass can last 15 years, depending on the climate and traffic. 

Regular simple cleaning to remove debris is  recommended to keep the artificial grass nice & fresh.

Rinse with fresh water with garden hose.  You can use household products such as natural dish detergent to make a soapy water. 

Most artificial grass is made from polyethylene and will not absorb stains. However, to remove stains, soapy water or diluted ammonia can be used. 

Please do not use any harsh acids, chemical cleaners containing alcohol or bleach, or bore water. 

Driving on artificial grass is not recommended. When the wheels turn it tears the yarns and the damage is not covered by warranty. Engine oil can stain the grass. 

Don’t just look at the surface of the grass, check the backing material for toughness, thickness and drainage holes.

Check the density and detex of each grass – higher is better quality, better performance.

Check whether the grass has been tested.

Look at the artificial grass under the natural light, from distance and importantly from the right direction. Most artificial turf has the correct direction (eg. stitches running), so make sure you are looking at from the right direction. 

Yes. There are a number of different applications for artificial grass such as the rooftop, balconies and cruise ships

All fake grass looks identical, but the difference between low-quality synthetic grass and high-quality product is substantial.

Low-quality artificial grass generally uses lower-quality raw materials, poor backing and drainage system.  It may have lower density and detex (weight of yarns).  These can impact the quality, durability, and aesthetics of the artificial turf.  Good-quality synthetic grass, on the other hand, can last a lot longer. It looks more authentic and it is tougher.

Once installed it’s there in your yard!  We highly recommend that you select the best quality artificial lawn and installation for a long-term investment.

 

 

Typically the steps followed are:

  1. Dig out 80mm at least to remove the soil, existing natural turf. 
  2. Level out and screed. 
  3. Lay the cracker dust (blue metal sands) over 50-70mm at minimum.  (Use a “soil calculator” to work out how many cubic you need). Compact with compactor the entire area to make a solid hard base.
  4. Installing the artificial grass. Make sure the direction of the grass material / yarns are all facing the same way. Joint as necessary.
  5. Use pins and pegs on edges, as well as on the joint parts. 
  6. Install infill sands (minimum 5kg per m2) over the artificial grass. Super fine silica sands or Kiln Dried Sands are highly recommended. Use a broom or power brush to shake the sand into the bottom of yarns to hold the blades upright and provide the grass with more weight.
  7. Final brushing

It’s really depending on the quality and the pile height. Around $28-$30 per sqm may be the median price (as the grass material only). 

Generally no. Most weeds do not penetrate artificial grass backing. However, weeds grow around edges particularly in winter due to external factors. 

Pull weeds out before they spread. Vinegar also works to remove the weeds. 

Yes.  Artificial lawn is well equipped to handle pet wastes, with simple regular cleaning.  Rinsing with your garden hose will wash away bacteria and eliminate odours. 

Artificial lawn gives no worm, insects, fertilisers or additional chemicals which can be harmful to your pets. 

No mud from the backyard after the rain!

For poo, just pick up and rinse with natural water regularly. For urine, rinse with natural water or a bucket of warm soapy water. 

For pet odour, household products such as vinegar or baking soda can be used. You can also use enzyme cleaner to kill bacteria. 

Please do not use harsh acids, cleaning products containing alcohol or bleach, pressurised water and bore water. 

Superior Artificial Turf Supplies can help you choose the best artificial grass for your needs.