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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

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.

10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ARTIFICIAL GRASS

One of specs of artificial grass is Detex. Detex is basically the weight of yarns used to make the grass. Higher Detex means better durability and higher quality.

  • Check if you can see the black backing at the bottom when you brush the grass with hand – do you see gaps a lot or the grass is more dense (closely compacted)? 
  • Check under the natural light and see from the distance 
  • Check the specs of the product – ie. Density, Detex and Stitch rates etc 
  • Check the drainage holes at the back – interval and sizes 
  • Thickness of the backing – bend with hands 
  • Ask whether the products are properly tested and meet official standards 

Artificial grass is not light weighted. Generally, it weights 2-2.5kg per m2, therefore one long roll of artificial grass (i.e. 4M wide x 25m long) can be 250kg. To lift up the rolls a special attachment to the forklift is required, so this should be taken into account for loading, unloading and logistics. 

           Shape of Yarns

W-shape / Wave

  • Wave-like structure allows the grass blade to stand up straight for heavy traffic. Excellent bounce-back to original state 
  • Best blend of performance and texture 
  • Highly durable 

Diamond

  • Incredibly soft but very solid 
  • High-end. More pricy

C-shape

  • Natural look and soft touch 
  • Can be applied on any installation. Often used for landscape use 
  • Often the yarns are thinner. Less reflective

If artificial grass doesn’t drain properly the stagnant water can attract insects, mould and smells. Water permeability of quality artificial grass is minimum 2000L per hour per m2. When you chose the artificial grass, make sure the drainage hole are 3-5mm and it has 80-100 holes per m2. 

  • You will not be saving money even you may have paid less
  • Artificial grass can shrink 
  • Artificial grass can fade or change the colour 
  • Artificial grass can small – can smell like burning rubber on hot days 
  • Have water flow or drainage issues, or get mouldy or moss or weeds 
  • Look extremely plasticky and not-authentic 
  • Can contain lead or toxic substances (some poor-quality artificial grass is made with recycled materials) 
  • Making uneven surface or you see yarns are not running straight 

Do not put price before quality, and it will cost you more down the track.

Knowing whether the manufacturer is the world leading manufacturer in the industry and whether they are conducting significant research & development is critical. Don’t grab a manufacturer who produces variety of household products and suddenly swaps to artificial grass without proper research & development. 

Also do not just assume import products are bad and Australian made products are good. Vast majority of producers use the same materials from overseas, from the same manufacturers, and assemble them in Australia. 

Don’t be caught with the “Australian Made” logo. In fact, some businesses put the “Australian Made” Logo on the imported products unethically. 

The most important thing is not the country of manufacturer – whether from China, Europe or Vietnam. The important points are whether the products are properly tested, whether the manufacturer is a specialist in the industry who spends money on research & development to produce quality products.  

When it comes to the maintenance of artificial grass, it is so minimum, yet it’s important to know how to clean artificial grass to keep them look lush green all year round and last longer.

  • Brush Regularly

A sand infill ensures the artificial blades stand up in an upright position. Brushing artificial grass will help the infill sand to be re-distributed and keep the fibers in an upright position. Using a stiff artificial bristle broom is recommend for brushing the artificial grass. Do not use metal or wire bristles as these can damage the grass fibres. 

  • Wash with a Hose

Hose around artificial lawn will remove dust, dirt, pollen and other airborne pollutants. If it necessary to clean heavily affected areas, use a 5 percent solution of household detergent in hot water, applied with a sponge mop to clean and then rinse with a garden hose. Do not use a jet washer or pressure cleaning hose as it will blow away the infill sand that sits between the blades of artificial grass. 

  • Remove Leaves and Weeds

Majority of weeds are caused by external factors such as trees around there and airborne seeds. During autumn, more leaves and twigs will blow on an artificial lawn which could encourage weed growth. Remove the debris regularly with the stiff broom, grass rake or a leaf blower. Do not use metal.

If you see weeds along the edges, simply remove them by hands. Any weeds that germinate will be on the surface level of the lawn, they can be easily removed by hand.

If moss is grown along the shady edges, apply a water-based weed killer.

  • Clean up food spills immediately

Coffee, wine, BBQ sauce spills on artificial grass can be easily cleaned if you clean up immediately. Absorb it with a paper towel, and use a mix of detergent and water, and rinse it with water. You can remove any stains left ingrained with a toothbrush.

Artificial grass are well-equipped to handle animal toilets with regular cleaning. Follow these easy steps to clear up after your dog:

  • First remove and dispose of any hardened wastes.
  • Fill a bucket with lukewarm water and mix with a teaspoon of detergent. 
  • Rinse the affected area straight away to clean the stain.
  • Hose the area down further with water hose to remove remaining odours and wash away the detergent.

If the odour is strong,

  • Use a bucket of soapy water, vinegar, enzyme cleaner or baking soda
  • Use Zeolite or similar products to sprinkle

Do not use harsh acids, cleaning products contain alcohol or chlorine bleaches, pressurised water.

Artificial grass’s long blade (25mm to 40mm) needs support to stand up straight and therefore infill sand is necessary for most type of artificial grass. 

Infill sand has several functions and benefits, such as:

  • Adds wear resistance 
  • Cool down the artificial grass 
  • Put the weight down the grass and help the grass stays in place 
  • Keep the yarns upright so the grass looks nicer 
  • Provides stability and protect yarns and grass fibres  – increases the lifespan of artificial grass

It is also used quite effectively during the installation process when the installation day is very hot and artificial grass material starts wrinkling. 

We highly recommend using Kiln Dried Sand (not washed white sands). Kiln Dried Sand is a fine sand with a granular 1mm at maximum. This does not contain moisture (as it is dried few times in the process) or small rocks, and therefore this perfectly spread evenly, and it keeps the blades upright constantly. It costs more, yet it’s highly worth it and it provides a beautiful look of the artificial grass for a long time. 

We also highly recommend applying at least 12kg of Kiln Dried Sand per m2.