Frequently Asked Questions
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Yes. Product development has resulted in synthetic turf no longer being the abrasive carpet that used to be found on school hockey pitches. New artificial grasses use soft polymers engineered to replicate the characteristics of real blades of grass. The TigerTurf landscape range has been specifically designed to be aesthetically pleasing as well as functional.
No as it is produced on a very strong backing and we install the grass with a weed membrane underneath. The roots of the weeds have no chance of penetrating it; this also applies to moles and rabbits trying to burrow through the surface.
For the products that require an in-fill to hold up the fibres a light brushing is required from time to time to stop the in-fill from settling. The products with no in-fill will just require the removal of leaves or debris to prevent any kind of moss build up which will affect drainage.
Yes. TigerTurf grass is made from the highest quality yarns which have no toxic properties. All coatings, backings, glue, etc. that are used in the production process are also non-toxic, suitable for use by children, animals. Any dog or cat mess can be scooped, brushed or hosed away easily.
In short, yes. If you allow your pets to use the artificial grass as a toilet then it will smell. However there are some measures that can be undertaken to reduce this problem. First and foremost wash the area down after each use. If a more substantial treatment is needed then you can use a warm soapy solution. There are also pet-deodorisers available. Be careful not to buy a masking agent which will just try to cover up the smell. Get a product that ‘eats’ away at the smell causing particles.
No, TigerTurf manufactures its grasses using the finest polyethylene fibres which have been UV tested against colour fade for up to 15 years; other products on the market have been known to turn a blue/grey colour after a few years out in the sun. Also pet urine will not discolour the grass.
Yes, the grass has perforated latex backing which we install over a graduated hardcore and sharp sand base allowing the base to be firm and the water to drain away freely.
No. Once the lubricants used in manufacturing have washed out, the yarns used are designed to give excellent traction in both the dry and the wet making it ideal for pool areas.
Artificial grass is environmentally friendly; requiring no water, no pesticides, no fertilisers or the use of energy or fuel to maintain it. With the way the climate is changing having the perfect lawn without the use of water is a great benefit.
Artificial grass can be installed in a variety of places where natural grass is desired to grow, such as problem shaded areas to those really difficult to maintain areas where mowing may be a hassle. Some examples are: domestic lawns, garden golf greens, office building lawns, show homes, children's nurseries, shops, hotels, exhibitions & decoration, swimming pools, roof terraces, verges & much more.
When it comes to selecting which artificial turf is right for you TigerTurf offer two bits of advice:
1. Feel the difference - Always request a sample and feel the difference between the options in front of you. The best quality yarn will be soft to the touch but also be able to recuperate after pressure has been placed on the sample
2. The more grass the longer it lasts - Look at the product weight, this with tell you how much yarn (grass) is in each product. Therefore the heavier the product the better it should perform over time.
The yarns used are similar to that used in sports applications where the average life span of a pitch is 8 years. Therefore you would expect to see a life span between 15 to 20 years in gentle leisure environments like residential gardens. All products are guaranteed for 8 years with correct installation and upkeep.
Yes, we provide a full step by step installation guide here and can supply you with all the help and materials necessary for you to install your very own artificial lawn.
Terms and conditions for both installation and maintenance can be found here.