Common Questions & Real Answers About Artificial Turf

Feel it. Common Questions & Real Answers About Artificial Turf Why Choose a Synthetic Grass Lawn? Synthetic grass, done correctly, can provide you wi...
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Common Questions & Real Answers About Artificial Turf Why Choose a Synthetic Grass Lawn? Synthetic grass, done correctly, can provide you with a beautiful lawn without the hassle and expense of  trying to maintain a problem-plagued natural lawn.  Quality synthetic turf has become a proven  landscaping alternative to natural lawns. You  eliminate watering, mowing, fertilizing and chemicals.  There is no more pet damage, re-seeding, pests,  allergies and muddy paw prints…all for a lower  overall cost!

Where can I see FieldTurf installed? Maybe you have seen FieldTurf and didn’t even know  it wasn’t real grass! You’ve seen it if you watch sports  on TV. FieldTurf is the turf-of-choice for a variety of  facilities and businesses including: •Reed Square Apartments, Landscape Turf – Sunnyvale •The Commons Apartments, Landscape Turf – Sunnyvale • Carmel Valley Manor, Lawn Bowling/Putting Green – Carmel • Rossmoor Community, Landscape Turf – Walnut Creek • Crestmoor Apartments, Burlingame • Juniper Networks, Landscape turf/Croquet – Sunnyvale • Water World, Landscape Turf – Concord • Sonoma Lodge, Landscape Turf – Sonoma • Carneros Inn, Landscape Turf – Sonoma

 

• Santana Row, Landscape Turf – San Jose • Google, Landscape turf – Mountain View

Heavenly Greens 370 Umbarger Rd., San Jose, CA 95111 (866) 724-8873 | www.heavenlygreens.com

silica sand and rubber granules that will give years of 

There are several companies selling synthetic turf. Why should I choose Heavenly Greens?

grass-like appearance and use, without the regular 

This is our favorite question! Simply put, FieldTurf is the 

maintenance of natural grass. The installation process 

best product on the market and is the closest alternative 

includes a layer of base material, our patented polyethyl-

to natural grass. A superior product, coupled with profes-

ene and polypropylene blades and our rubber granule infill 

sional service, makes Heavenly Greens the ONLY 

system. This simple installation will provide the safest, 

synthetic turf choice for your home or business.

most effective surface. It is resistant to temperature 

There are various newcomers in the synthetic lawn market. 

extremes, drains quickly (better than real grass) and is 

None offer the level of quality and service that Heavenly 

extremely low-maintenance.

Greens provides. If you are considering a lesser product, 

What is FieldTurf, exactly? FieldTurf is a blend of polyethylene and polypropylene, 

please be certain that you are dealing with a reputable firm 

What makes FieldTurf different than other synthetic turfs?

that has trained installers, a California Contractorís 

FieldTurf is THE Professional Grade synthetic turf and is 

references and visit installations for signs of durability and 

used by the National Football League, Major League 

quality. Avoid the pain of a lawn that does not live up to 

Baseball, NCAA colleges and high school sports teams 

your expectations. As with everything else in life, you get 

across the country for their playing surfaces.

what you pay for!

License, is insured and bonded. Make sure that you check 

These organizations have done the research on the best  turf for their stringent requirements and they have selected FieldTurf for their playing surface. If it is good enough for  them, donít you think that it would be good enough for  your landscape needs?

 

Is it dog friendly? Put it this way…now you can have a dog AND a lawn!  With over 80% of our customers being dog owners and  installations in such places as the Humane Society, and  many other pet care facilities, Heavenly Greens is the  proven perfect solution for your yard if you have pets. Liquids drain right through, droppings can be picked up as  they would be with regular grass and/or washed off with a  hose, and dogs can’t dig through it. Muddy paw tracks on  your carpet will be a thing of the past!

What is the square footage price of Heavenly Greens?

How tough is it really?

Our custom installed product cannot realistically be 

used by the NFL as their playing surface. These guys are 

quoted by the square foot. Each lawn is different and 

going to be more brutal than your kids, pets and friends 

Heavenly Greens prices each project individually based on 

combined!

turf type, required ground preparation, size, and numerous 

Simple answer…consider the fact that FieldTurf is being 

other factors.

How well does it drain?

Any turf company that randomly provides a square footage 

Four wordsÖ better than real grass! FieldTurf’s patented 

price over the phone or on the Internet is simply selling 

installation process provides five inches of product being 

outdoor carpet, and not selling the same custom installed 

installed that drains 40-60 inches per hour. Now with 

projects that we are well known for. In addition, other turf 

MaxxFlow the drainage is even better.

companies frequently charge for the entire amount of turf  that will be brought to the job site, including waste,  whereas Heavenly Greens only charges for the actual  square footage to be installed. Simply receiving a square  footage price without a site visit is not a realistic or cred ible estimate of the true cost. That is why Heavenly Greens is happy to offer a FREE  Design Consultation to provide exact pricing for your  commercial or residential landscaping project. Heavenly Greens’ MaxxFlow system drains much better than real grass.

How long does it last? FieldTurf is expected to have a 20-25 year life expectancy.  Our warranty guarantees that it won’t fade or fall apart,  and that it will look great for years to come!

Is it important to work with a company that has a California Contractor’s license? When you contract to have work performed in your home,  remember that to do any project that totals over $500, a 

What about my kids playing on FieldTurf? Kids love it! FieldTurf is softer and safer than real grass  and they have loads of fun playing on it. Some consider it  their own personal sports field! Parents love the fact that  there are no more stained pants, scraped knees or grass  allergies. Fieldturf is the turf-of-choice of hundreds of daycare  centers around the nationÖ many of them are right here in  Northern California.

company must have a valid Contractor’s License. They are  required to include this number on any materials they use  to market their work, on their contracts, etc. By using a licensed contractor, you are assured that they  are covered by the necessary bonding, insurance and  worker’s compensation to protect you, the homeowner.  Without a license, you become liable. Heavenly Greens is licensed and bonded. Our California  Contractor’s License number is 923094. You can check  on a Contractor’s license status at www.cslb.ca.gov.

What about Gophers? Rabbits? Bugs?

fade at a rate of less than 1% per year. This means that after 

Say goodbye to pesky critters! Heavenly Greens will

ten years in direct sunlight, any color change will still be

eliminate any troubles you have with rabbits and gophers.

imperceptible to the human eye.

Rabbits will no longer ruin your lawn by eating your grass and gophers cannot come up through the turf! Your new

What kind of maintenance does it require?

lawn will be safer because you will no longer have a need

More a matter of keeping clean than maintaining…remove

for pesticides. Bugs and insects are history!

organic materials from the surface, typically by using a leaf blower. Rakes may be required for removing heavier objects;

Why does Heavenly Greens Use Black Rubber Infill? Heavenly Greens utilizes a combination of silica sand and crumb rubber infill for our installations because this method provides a comfortable feel underfoot and is the most effective means known to keep the synthetic blades upright. In many ways, it functions as a synthetic dirt.

however, the leaf blower is the ideal tool for general upkeep. A stiff, natural bristle broom can be used to “fluff” high traffic areas.

Does Heavenly Greens offer financing? Heavenly Greens offers a variety of financing options to fit your budget including a deferred payment plan!

Other turf companies claim rubber infill is toxic or hazardous. This is a falsehood. Test after test has verified that  rubber infill is completely safe and harmless. They make these claims because they employ different infill systems or none at all. The result is turf that mats down with even a small amount of foot traffic. FieldTurf synthetic grass remains the turf-of-choice for thousands of athletic teams and homeowners and has proven to be the highest quality turf installation available anywhere.

What about the warranty? More a matter of keeping clean than maintaining…remove organic materials from the surface, typically by using a leaf blower. Rakes may be required for removing heavier objects; however, the leaf blower is the ideal tool for general upkeep. A stiff, natural bristle broom can be used to “fluff” high traffic areas.

Does it mildew? Due to its extremely porous design, typically mold and mildew

Why doesn’t it fade?

are not a problem. However in some unique outdoor environments and under the right set of circumstances, it can develop.

FieldTurf has a built-in UV protection solution that will

This is usually a result of standing water or other liquids. This

allow it to hold its color even under the most dramatic

problem can be eliminated with simple treatments with common

conditions. Independent studies show that FieldTurf will

house hold products or even by using vinegar applications to the affected area.

Will weeds grow through it?

two decades, both from a manufacturing and distribution

On some occasions, you may see some popping up

standpoint. Nowadays the end user has access to multiple

along a border, or under the right conditions, weeds have

purchasing options, all of which offer various degrees of

been known to sprout from the top of the turf (inside the

product quality, installation experience and post installation

sand & rubber infill) which appear to be growing up from

support/guarantees that can make or break the clients

the bottom. Both situations can be treated with common

investment.  

weed killers such as Round-Up™ or any other weed

Choosing a trusted artificial turf contractor is an important

deterrent you prefer as these chemicals will not damage

aspect to making a confident investment. This is someone

the turf.

that has a minimum of 5-8 years of legal, licensed experience specializing in the installation of artificial turf products for the application you are seeking. When dealing with a reputable turf contractor such as this, you will likely see total project pricing ranging from $8-$25 per square foot, on average. Key variables that could shift this number one way or the other are: -

•Size of the area (volume) •Ground preparation requirements •Access to the project site •Quality of product •Application type (regular landscape turf, putting green, bocce court, etc). Most of the time, recreational applications such as putting greens will be on the higher end of the scale.

How does it affect my property value? How long does it take to install? An average landscaping area might take two to three days. Each installation is customized, so it is sometimes hard to determine this without a site visit.

How much does artificial grass cost? Think of artificial grass as an investment, not a cost! This investment will increase the value of your property and save you money for years to come. Best of all, unlike most expenses you put into your home, Heavenly Greens will pay for itself over a matter of a few years. For example, if you spend $200 per month on landscaping and water costs, that equates to $2,400 a year. Over five years, your cost is $12,000. The average Heavenly Greens lawn is less expensive than that in the long run! Artificial turf products have come a long way in the past

Done correctly, 100% to 200% of any investment in quality landscaping will go directly toward the value of your home, according to GE Finance. This does not include the curb appeal which is immeasurable. Several of our customers have sold their homes and reported that their Heavenly Greens lawn helped tremendously with the sale of their home. Potential buyers were very excited about the prospect of purchasing a home with a beautiful lawn that required no water or maintenance.

Can it stain? We haven’t come across anything that can stain it yet. Sticky spills should be hosed off to prevent them from attracting dirt and bugs. Even paint can be softened with paint remover and then rinsed off.

How hot does it get?

About Heavenly Greens

The grass does not stay as cool as natural grass which

Heavenly Greens is Northern California’s leading provider of 

has water running through it, but it does not absorb and

artificial grass and synthetic turf systems for both 

radiate heat like pavement, rock or brick. Even through

residential and commercial artificial turf landscaping. 

summer heat, your lawn will remain pleasantly functional.

Founded in 2001, our focus is providing only the highest 

On those days that are exceedingly warm, simply hose

quality synthetic turf products available to the market. 

off your lawn to cool it down.

Artificial grass applications include; homes, business, golf  courses and putting greens, dog facilities and day cares, 

Will the sand and rubber infill harm my children or pets?

sports fields and more. To learn more about Heavenly  Greens and artificial lawn, visit HeavenlyGreens.com 

Our infill is non-toxic and will in no way harm either children or pets if swallowed. We could not have installed Heavenly Greens in the many day care centers and pet facilities, including SPCA and the Humane Society, if there was any concern about toxicity.

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Will the turf catch fire? No. However, the turf is not fire-retardant, but does not have a flash point, it simply melts. In fact, FieldTurf stood up to the challenge of the recent fires in Southern California suffering only minor damage from the heat and embers.

Does the turf mat down? In high traffic area’s the turf can show signs of flatting out, this is common with all artificial turf products. Matting is a common issue with high traffic area’s or repetitively walked on area’s.

Heavenly Greens 370 Umbarger Rd., San Jose, CA 95111 (866) 724-8873 | www.heavenlygreens.com