Which type of synthetic grass is right for your application? Our Product Comparison Guide explains everything you need to know.
Synthetic Grass For Homes and Businesses
Pacific Grass & Turf provides sustainable synthetic grass and golf green solutions for Northern California homes and businesses. We service all of Northern California from Sacramento and the surrounding areas thru San Francisco.
Synthetic Landscape Grass in Sacramento
An increasingly large number of residences, commercial complexes, parks, playgrounds and stadiums in Sacramento and elsewhere are opting for synthetic turf installations. The advantage of all the synthetic grass Sacramento installations is that they make the city more environmentally friendly and sustainable. An enormous amount of water consumption is eliminated, less maintenance is required, and the net cost over the long term is also significantly lower.
Pacific Grass and Turf provides professional installation of a wide selection of synthetic grass solutions. While others may say the same, the fact is that our superior quality service and products are unmatched. With this vast selection of synthetic grass products we are able to meet the need of any residential landscaping project.
You also save money and time! For most customers a new synthetic grass lawn costs less than half the cost of traditional grass over the lifetime of the product. Whether you’re looking for a durable, natural-looking lawn or if budget is your concern, we have a synthetic grass solution that will provide functionality and beauty for years to come.
Pacific Grass and Turf synthetic lawns always look bright, green and fresh-cut, even in the most extreme conditions. It’s soft, safe, comfortable, easy to maintain – and the perfect compliment to any patio or landscaping project.
Apart from the conservation aspect, other benefits include elimination of weed removal, mowing, use of fertilizers and other gardening needs. Secondly, insects and other unwanted intruders stay away, making it safer and healthier for everyone who walks and plays on the grass. With no water, there’s no dampness or mud to cause health problems and rot or rust chairs and other furniture.
Here are a few things to consider when choosing synthetic grass:
The first thing to consider before making a purchase is the amount of traffic in the area you wish to install artificial grass on. If you have pets or kids who love playing outdoor games, you’ll have to install a turf that is highly durable.
Installing less durable turf in an area that sees heavy traffic will cause the turf to wear out quickly. So make your choice depending on how you’ll be using the turf-covered area in the future.
As mentioned, quality artificial turf will feel soft to the touch; go for polypropylene or polyamide turfs, or polyethylene yarns. In addition to this, quality turf will be evenly backed, and will have well-stitched tufts and a consistent color.
Quality turf will be more expensive than the others, but since this is going to be a long-term investment, you’ll be better off purchasing the best. Look for manufacturers or suppliers that have a range of products and compare turfs with each other to see what appeals to you.
3. Pile Height
Pile height refers to the length of the grass blades from above the backing to the tip. Choosing turf that has a taller pile height may seem logical if you want a lush-looking lawn. However, longer grass blades will be heavier and due to the gravitational pull, will bend over themselves. Consequently, this will make your lawn look flat as time goes by.
Remember that brushing the turf regularly to keep the blades upright is a must, regardless of the pile height you choose.
4. Density and Weight
Turf density is the measurement of the amount of fiber or yarn per square unit of the turf. A dense turf will have more yarn content and hence, will be more expensive.
Dense turfs provide aesthetic appeal to the lawn and are also more durable in heavy traffic areas. If you can’t afford a dense turf, don’t worry; longevity and performance of turfs with lesser density can be improved with sand infill.
5. Infill and Backing
Artificial grass is designed to be infilled to keep it looking lush. Infill also helps keep the turf springy. Pacific Grass & Turf uses Zeofill, and there are options to meet any budget or preference.
Artificial grass has a backing that is either polyurethane or latex. The former doesn’t contract or expand while the latter can shrink or expand by 5-10 mm. As such, polyurethane backing will be a better choice in areas that experience extreme weather changes.
Synthetic grass comes in various shades of green- olive green, lime green, darker green, and more. Cheaper turfs come in single flat green shades and you can easily tell them apart from natural grass.
Stay away from turfs that are too perfectly green- go for the imperfect and pick a turf that has different shades of green along with some brown flecks too. While you can choose a turf of any color depending on your personal preference, do take samples outside and see which one looks great in the sun and will complement your house.
Synthetic grass needs less maintenance than natural grass. However, properly maintaining synthetic grass will increase its lifespan and keep it looking great for years to come.
Choose a turf depending on the amount of time you can put in to maintain it. Take the weather conditions in your area into consideration too- falling debris from trees or other sources will mean more maintenance!
Don’t forget maintenance costs- if a cheaper turf requires you to spend more money on regular maintenance, you should rather purchase the costlier turf that won’t require you to spend or do much to keep it looking amazing.
Synthetic Putting Greens in Sacramento
Golf as a sport is increasing in popularity over the past last few years. Synthetic putting greens for private residences are also becoming more popular. As a result of these increases, installation of synthetic putting greens have become more affordable and accessible for homeowners. For people who love to play golf, a synthetic putting green is a must, and will help you improve your golf game.
Every Pacific Grass and Turf synthetic putting green is installed using the highest quality synthetic grass, providing the most realistic appearance and texture, and providing increased life expectancy so you can practice your swing endlessly, shaving strokes off of your short-game. Our talented designers and experienced installation teams work with you creating elevations, custom breaks, bunkers and hole placements to create a spectacular interactive work of art for your ultimate putting experience.
Pacific Grass & Turf offers the right synthetic surface for every game and golfer. Manufactured to perform perfectly every time, our putting, chipping and target greens are used by professionals, amateurs and golf instructors worldwide. We recognize that the most important aspect of the game is putting. That’s why our putting greens are designed to produce results-oriented practice and reinforce the underlying mechanics of good putting. Extremely durable, Pacific Grass & Turf synthetic putting greens have a high performance signature “true roll” characteristic that makes it a favorite among low handicappers, and touring and teaching professionals like David Leadbetter, the top ranked teaching professional in the world. We offer texturized nylon and polypropylene sand-filled putting greens as well as a comprehensive line of synthetic target greens, range turfs and tee line surfaces.
Synthetic Turf Backyard Putting Greens
Want to improve your golf game from the comfort of your home? The best way to improve your golf game is to work on your short game, and what better way to do this than installing your very own backyard putting green? Backyard putting greens are becoming increasingly more popular all across the nation, and it is easy to see why. Synthetic turf putting greens provide golfers with a convenient way to practice and a fun addition to any home that friends and neighbors will love.
Indoor Putting Greens
In addition to traditional outdoor putting greens, Pacific Grass & Turf produces indoor putting and golf greens. Our team can also enhance aesthetics and impact by installing sand bunkers, chipping stations and fringe grass chosen from our array of indigenous and native grass turfs.
Why Choose a Pacific Grass and Turf Golf Green?
- All the artificial grass putting greens we install are customized to your specific functionality and special needs
- We set the speed of your artificial turf putting green to match your style of play
- Fringe can be included around your putting surface for added realism and appeal
- We use aluminum cups instead of plastic – this eliminates cracking and expensive hole repairs
- To help your chipping game, a longer artificial putting green turf can be included and provides a more organic “3 or 2-cut” look
- Synthetic putting green contours are designed during the sub-base installation for a variety of putting breaks and angles
- Professional putting green design assistance helps you nail it right the first time
Sacramento Dog Run Installation
Synthetic grass is rapidly growing in popularity among homeowners who are seeking a drought-resistant alternative to a natural grass lawn. Synthetic grass requires much less maintenance and upkeep, requires no watering, and can be enjoyed all year-round. At Pacific Grass & Turf, we are realize many people have concerns or questions regarding their pets and how they might be impacted by changing to a synthetic grass yard.
One of the biggest benefits of synthetic grass is much more resilient than natural grass for pets, holds up to paws, claws, and hooves, and is a safe alternative for any animal, big or small. Having said this, there are a few things to consider before introducing your furry friends to your new synthetic grass lawn.
It’s Resilient to Rough-housing, Yet Built for Easy Living
We know pets can wreak havoc on your lawn, digging, chewing and play can all tear a traditional lawn to shreds. Installing a new, synthetic grass lawn, designed with your particular pets in mind can make a safe, comfortable and durable surface for your pets.
Your Doggy’s Doo-ings Won’t Damage it
Typically the first question we get asked is whether or not their dogs should use the synthetic grass as a potty area. Pets usually “go” in a familiar spot, be it a patch of grass in the back yard, a little box, or on those blue wee-wee-pads. Most dogs transition to synthetic from natural grass relatively quickly, and without much fuss.
Another wonderful attribute of synthetic grass is that it will not be damaged by your pets bathroom visits, and its simple to clean. Tight, but permeable backing allows urine and other fluids to drain through the turf. In fact, smaller sections are often used for designated pet potty-areas. Just as these can be lifted to clean throughout, your synthetic grass lawn can be customized with dog-friendly features for maximum absorption and draining.
It’s Easy to Clean and Deodorize
Synthetic grass is simple and easy to clean when it comes to pet droppings. It’s just a matter of scooping up the waste, then hosing off your synthetic law. And while polyurethane and latex backing are built to let fluid pass through, urine odors sometimes can present a challenge. Just like other stainless synthetic household surfaces, synthetic grass can trap odors that are hard to get rid of. We can advise you on caring for and maintaining your synthetic grass lawn with your pets in mind.
Some dogs or cats simply can’t resist the urge to chew or lick a synthetic grass surface, especially a newly installed one. This is typically fine, as synthetic grass is less toxic than chemically treated natural grass. Pacific Grass & Turf only installs the highest-quality products, all made in the USA, and lead-free. Our Zeofill infill material not only controls moisture and odors, but it’s non-toxic to humans and animals alike.
The bottom line is that synthetic grass can be safely enjoyed by every member of your family, even four-legged ones! Synthetic grass for dogs and other animals eliminates ugly bare spots, yellow patches, and holes. Allow yourself a break with beautiful artificial turf that’s essentially maintenance free. And give your pet the weather-proof, year-round play area they deserves.
Pacific Grass and Turf installs artificial grass for dogs that remains clean, only requires minor maintenance and is durable enough to endure any pet’s abuse, and the best part it’s always available every day of the year.
Sacramento Synthetic Grass Playgrounds
More and more schools and recreation departments are installing artificial grass to replace natural sod playgrounds and ball fields. Communities like that artificial grass playgrounds require less maintenance and are built for durability and high foot traffic. Natural playgrounds can get worn down easily and require regular maintenance to keep them in top form. Playgrounds get more play than household lawns and need to be durable and long lasting. When synthetic grass is installed it provides a safe foundation for kids and encourages active play with less injuries and allergies.
Synthetic grass is what the safest and strongest playgrounds are made of. Learn how synthetic grass is making playgrounds safer in communities near and far.
LESS ALLERGIES AND MORE PLAY
Kids who have bad allergies can find it hard to thrive and stay active on an outdoor playground. Natural grass is full of allergens and pollen. Synthetic grass playgrounds produce no pollen. The only pollen exposure for children would be from nearby trees that may be close to the playground.
NO TOXIC CHEMICALS
Normal sod lawns are kept thriving up by using pesticides and fertilizers. Some of these chemicals that used to help your grass thrive and kill weeds and insects can be potent.
Synthetic grass playgrounds do not require and pesticides, fertilizers or chemicals to stay healthy. Weeds do not grow in synthetic grass and ants do not thrive within the grass foundation fibers.
Synthetic grass is perfect for ball fields and playgrounds because it equipped with optimal drainage. Natural playgrounds can remain soaked for days after a big rainstorm, but synthetic grass dries fast with no worries of standing water or puddles. Kids can play more safely because they won’t be slipping in mud puddles or wet grass.
Synthetic grass allows your kids to play on a traditional looking playground and still get a more durable play experience. The durability of a synthetic grass playground is unmatched with it’s shock absorbing infill materials that have proven fall safety capabilities. The severity of the falls is lessened by the infill systems. That means less bruises, scrapes and cuts for your kids.
Parents know that no play foundation is going to be accident free. A lot of natural grass accidents occur because of uneven terrain. Grass can wear thin with heavy foot traffic and divots can appear. Play areas experience heavy foot traffic and can result in uneven or eroded ground.
LESS ACCESS TO BACTERIA
Playgrounds are full of bacterial agents. Depending on the size and popularity of your playground will determine how much exposure your kids may come in contact with. Synthetic grass has less potential for bacterial growth because its grass fibers contain anti-microbial agents.
From duck-duck-goose to kick ball, children of all ages and sizes love the Pacific Grass and Turf’s playground systems! Pacific Grass and Turf products are a tidy, durable and safe alternative playground surface. Our padding options can cushion falls from over six feet and meet American Society for Testing and Materials standards. Pair one of our synthetic grass options with anti-microbial padding and your playground will look brand new and maintain a hygienic, fun and safe environment for your kids for years to come! All of our synthetic grass products are designed to be superior to traditional grass, and will hold up to the most intense play.
Pacific Grass and Turf playground systems are designed to provide a safe and natural looking surface for any playground. Pacific Grass and Turf can provide a contemporary, clean and soft surface any child would appreciate, surpasses all of the industry safety and quality standards.
Synthetic Grass for Sacramento Sports Fields
For decades synthetic grass has been replacing natural grass in athletic fields across the world in everywhere from Olympic stadiums and professional league arenas to grade school sports fields. From its outset, synthetic grass athletic fields have offered a number of benefits and advantages that natural grass fields can’t compete with.
Natural grass fields will turn to mud in a moderate to heavy rain. If you play on a natural field while it’s raining, you can say goodbye to the grass and look forward to a good deal of replanting later on. For an synthetic grass field, however, rain or shine, players will leave a perfect field behind every time. The all-weather properties of these fields make them particularly ideal for wetter areas or playing during rainy times of the year.
Versatility and Preparation
SYnthetic grass athletic fields are versatile and can endure heavy use. After events, natural grass will need a period of recovery before another game can be played on it. However, while natural grass fields are able to withstand about 100 event hours of use, synthetic grass fields can endure well over 500 event hours. For a multi-purpose field with frequent events and games, synthetic grass is often the best solution. It requires no recovery time and is ready to go as soon as your team is.
No Growing Required
After installation, synthetic grass is ready for use. Preparation for natural grass takes much longer and requires significant attention and care as the seasons change. As time passes, certain areas will wear down more than others, leaving the look of the field patchy and inconsistent. Every few weeks it must be mown and the grass trimmings collected. To keep away bugs that can damage the field, it is often necessary to use pesticides, which can spread into surrounding areas and leach into nearby water sources. Fertilizer can have similarly harmful effects on nearby areas in addition to consuming a considerable amount of time. With every spring, you can also look forward to the replanting you will have to perform to thicken the grass again to meeting playing and aesthetic standards. None of these problems associated with growing and maintaining grass are present in an synthetic grass field.
To accommodate unforgiving or unpredictable climates, some sports moved their stadiums indoors, but indoor arenas pose additional challenges for growing traditional grass. Artificial grass does not have the standard growth requirements such as sunlight or watering, so the synthetic alternative is well-suited to indoor spaces. Artificial grass is also useful in climates where natural grass is prone to burning or difficult to grow because of lack of rain. Synthetic grass requires a fraction of the water that natural grass needs, which is an ecological incentive.
Impact on Game Play
Artificial grass fields allow groundskeepers more control over field consistency. Every fiber of an synthetic grass field is manufactured to be a replica of the one next to it, so no areas are uneven or differently textured to alter the speed of a ball or the ability of a player to find footing. Natural grass creates more friction than synthetic grass, a factor that accelerates rates at which objects move across its surface. In a game such as baseball, reduced friction means ground-based plays that may be easy catches on natural grass are more difficult on synthetic grass.
Newer varieties of synthetic grass that use polyethylene fibers produce significantly less friction between the playing surface and players’ skin compared to both natural grass and older versions of synthetic grass. However, synthetic grass manufactured from other fibers typically produces more friction than natural grass, increasing the likelihood of abrasions or friction-based injuries
Never in a million years did I think I would fall in love with #artificialturf but @PacificGrass made me do just that! The look and more importantly, feel of our new lawn is amazing. The kids love it, the dogs love it, and I no longer have to mow or water! — Max Von Bon (@MaxVonBon) December 29, 2017
Wow! Just Wow, is all I can say about my experience with @PacificGrass. They cleaned up every scrap after the install, and were careful not to damage my plants Other than my beautiful yard, you’d never know they were here! #syntheticgrass #artificialturf — Ben_Peders (@360roofingDFW) December 19, 2017