Everything you need to install artificial grass (Part 3)
At this point, you already know there are different types of artificial grass, sand, tools for maintenance, and much more.
In part 1 of this series we teach you the mandatory requirements that must be met before installing synthetic grass , and in part 2, we shared the products and tools you need for the final assembly of the artificial grass. In this last part, we will show you what is needed to finish the project like a professional.
1- Infills and accessories
Silica sand is the last product needed to complete a successful and correct artificial grass installation. The sand is a protective and stable upper layer for the fibers of the grass.
There are several types of sand for different usage of the lawn. And there is even one that can lower the temperature if it is placed in a very hot area.
- You can learn more about the different types of infill and their benefits in the article Silica Sand or Infill, is it really necessary in projects of artificial turf?
Infills available at Diamond Artificial Grass:
It is silica sand that works perfectly for general use on any type of artificial grass and in any season
This sand is specific for golf courses or other sports areas because it has much smaller grains.
It is a special litter for pet areas because it has components that filter the urine so it does not turn into ammonia. Therefore, it controls odors from organic animal waste.
This infill can cool the grass up to 50 degrees from the initial temperature in very hot areas or in general in the summer season.
It is special sand with antibacterial Microban brand that guarantees the elimination of any attempt to reproduce bacteria. In addition to offering a bacteria-free area, it works to control odors produced by organic waste from animals. It is sold by prior order.
- Add-on for pet areas
It is a special deodorizer for grass areas used by pets that control and neutralize odors and microbes, is biodegradable, and is non-toxic.
2- Tools and support machines (available for rent)
It is a large wheeled metal dolly for transporting grass rolls up to 500lb capacity.
Aluminum hand rake for leveling and settling soil before installation, as well as for shaking fallen tree leaves and other debris from the ground.
It is a light and comfortable sand spreader with large wheels that allows its rapid and uniform distribution (it does not leave lumps) throughout the entire surface of the lawn.
At the end of the installation, the artificial grass surface must be covered with sand. Then, with this broom that has a gasoline-powered engine, the grass blades are brushed so that the fill settles on the base, in addition to removing leaves and debris from the surface and lifting the grass fibers that were imprisoned with the sand. This tool is also very useful for maintenance
This lawn rake performs the same function of clearing leaves and settling infill at the base of the lawn but manually.
It is a lightweight, hand-held device used to stretch and help stick synthetic grass during installation in small spaces.
It is used to stretch and join large, heavy pieces of synthetic turf as much as possible during installation to avoid wrinkles or warping and unnoticeable seams between turf lines.
It is a truck with a Honda engine and four-wheel drive, very resistant, safe, and adapted to support and transport up to 1/4 ton. Very useful for all phases of the project where heavy materials need to be moved with less effort and safety.
3- Golf accessories
This is a universal UV-protected plastic golf hole cover to fit regulation size 4", 5 or 6" tall golf cups.
Very light and durable white nylon flag. Moves easily in a light breeze to give golfers better wind direction determination.
These 30-inch white putting greens poles are made of fiberglass and aluminum. They have a built-in ball catcher.
Durable, hard plastic golf cups with drainage holes designed to be used with or without a ball recovery flagpole and conform to all USGA and PGA requirements.
4- Other equipment and accessories
It is a lightweight, die-cast aluminum hand tool used to grab artificial grass (bite it) without having to use your hands because it can be very heavy and also to avoid finger injuries.
The following assorted items are also available at all Diamond stores and are important additions to the installer and artificial grass project in general:
Green Zip Ties-8"
- Contractor Bag-3 MIL-42 GL
- Metal Display For Turf and Ivy sample
- Expandable Lattice Frame
You can see all of them at the following link : Collections
If you want to know all the equipment and products in person and check their quality, you can always visit us at any of our showrooms from Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. We are located in South Florida. You can also contact us by phone, email, or social media to request more details or clarify any doubts. We're looking forward to talking to you!