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Emerald 46

46OZ.

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Olive 70

70OZ.

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Olive 92

92OZ.

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Putt Bicolor 46

46OZ.

Smith Pipe & Supply, Inc. cares about the environment and we are proud to contribute to the greening of our planet earth. Our lead-free synthetic turf products are safe for both humans and animals and idea for residential and commercial landscapes, pets and sports fields. Our products have passed vigorous tests and far exceed government standards (Test results provided upon request). Our product line ranges from 40oz to 102oz (face weight) with variable color/shade selections. We provide 10-year warranty (turf only) with a 20-25 year projected life under normal u.se

Facts You Need to Know

Weather

Our turf gets installed in the mountains, where rain and snow drain very well with no flooding issues. Wind is not a worry if the installation has been done property. In the hot Southwest part of the US, the grass can get quite warm to the touch during the midday direct sun. The grass does not retain head 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.

Pet Odor

The best solution for getting rid of pet odor is to use Zeolite. It works as a molecular sieve creating a cation exchange which occurs when two or more positively charged compounds or elements exchange places on a negatively charged host. This exchange process removes charges and essentially removes ammonia in pet waste.

There are some premade Zeolite products available on the market. They can be purchased from Smith Pipe & Supply.

Hosing down an odorous area with vinegar is also an effective way to eliminate pet odor.

Reflection of Sunlight

Beware of highly reflective windows on the south or west side of your home. In certain conditions, sunlight hitting these windows has created a “magnifying glass effect”, which acts much like a laser and will melt your turf. A coating on the outside of the window will prevent this.

Site Base Preparation

  • Remove 3 -4 inches of existing sod and/or dirt. Cap and.or remove any sprinkles. Be sure to set a rough grade for drainage.
  • Lay 2 -2 1/2 inches of drain rock, hose down, then using a vibrating plate compactor, compact to 90%.
  • Lay the barrier fabric over compacted rain rock.
  • Lay 1 – 1 1/2 inches of either class II road base or decomposed granite.
  • Hose down and then use a vibrating plate compactor to compact to 90%
  • Make sure base surface is as level and as smooth as possible
  • Create a slight grade for optimal drainage.

Synthetic Grass Installation

CAUTION: Turf should be rolled out under the sun with blades facing down at least 1 – 2 hours before installation. This will allow the turf to acclimate and as a result make it easier to work with.

  • Lay out turf onto base and position where needed. Using a carpet knife/razor knife, cut off excess turf on the backside (3 stitches in from sides). Cut turf (on the backside) to fit area.
  • Fasten one end with 30-D nails or landscaping spiral nails of 6 – 7 inches in length, spaced 3 -4 inches apart along the edges. Stretch turf and fasten with nails as you move across to the opposite end. Place a nail every 12 – 24 inches throughout center and every 3 – 4 inches along the perimeter.
  • Fasten together any seams using 40-D galvanized nails spaced 1 -2 inches apart. Do not counter sink nails along seams. Seaming tape should be used to secure seams. Apply tape lengthwise to the bottom side of turf, leaving 3 inches (if using 6 inch wide tape) stuck to turf and 3 inches hanging off. Lay turf back down (Tape should be stick side up. Do not peel away the liner until the seam looks acceptable.) and secure opposite piece of turf to tape.
    Note: Be sure the seams are taut and precise, the grain of the turf is all facing in the same direction, and the space at seam is the same as the stitching gauge.
  • After turf  is installed, power broom before applying infill. Apply infill onto turf using a drop spreader. Spread infill as evenly as possible with a grading rake or broom until infill settles into the base of the turf.
    Note: Never use regular sand for infill.
  • Power bromm again so that the blades are standing straight up. Use carpet scissors to trim off the excessive turf blades. Clean the surrounding are with a blower or a broom.

Tips For a Professional-Looking Install

  • Prior to installation lay turf out under the sun for at least 1 – 2 hours to allow truf to acclimate. This will make the backing less stiff and the turf easier to be power broomed. Always stretch and install turf taut. One yard of base material will cover 90 square feet at 4 inch depth (1 Yard = 1 ton). Do not overlap seams. Never drive nails too far into base because this will create a noticeable dip.
  • Always power broom prior to filling.
  • Always run grain of turf in the same direction. Use a 2 x 4 (straight line installation) or a 1 x 2 (curve line installation) of a synthetic or pressure treated wood bender board around the perimeter of the turf area to frame and protect the turf from soil and debris.
  • Use only Kiln Dried Sand, crumb rubber or acrylic sand for infill when needed. Infill amount will vary. An 80lb bag of sand will typically cover a 40 sf. of turf.

Tools Required for Synthetic Grass Installation

Materials Required for Synthetic Grass Installation