The MG Difference

MegaGrass’ mission is rooted in providing eco-friendly artificial landscaping solutions.

QUALITY

First, there's a difference in quality. Because artificial grass is manufactured, it means the look and feel can be controlled and manipulated for your specific need. At MegaGrass our grass blades are engineered to be responsive. We have grass blades that can withstand heat, or heavy traffic, or stand up to sports use. Some blades are soft to the touch, curved to deflect light, long for extra cushioning, short for a manicured look. Read more about what makes a quality turf here.

Quality

FACE WEIGHT

Face what? To explain face weight, you have to think about it the same way you would thread count. The number, is the difference in 'lushness' if you will. It all boils down to preference. The truth is a realistic lawn isn't necessarily a 'perfect looking lawn. So, if you want something realistic looking but still reap the benefits of never having to mow or water again, then a lower face weight is acceptable. But if you want your grass to be on par with the Luxembourg, then a higher face weight is what you're looking for. Pretty cool right? It's one of the things you cannot control with real grass. Read more about face weight here.

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TRAFFIC

Depending on how your space is used, your traffic will vary. Obviously. A front yard, grass between tiles, decorative grass around a pool, typically doesn't see a lot of traffic. Backyards, playgrounds, sports fields - you can't avoid it if you tried. Traffic is the reason why real grass goes bald. It's stressed out. You keep pressuring it in the same places, it gets worn. Synthetic grass can take it. There are varying degrees of how much synthetic turf can take and usually your traffic requirements will affect how the fake grass will look and feel, but you won't need to pump fertilizers in it like Rogaine to make it grow. Read more about selecting fake grass based on your traffic needs here.

PILE HEIGHT

Selecting the perfect artificial grass for you can be really fun. With how detailed you can set your specifications, you're like a kid in a candy store! Pile height for real grass owners - is the bane of their existence. HOA will say it can't be higher than a certain point, or you want it to stay a certain length but retain its integrity. There's no way around mowing frequently to maintain that perfect length. For artificial turf owners, it's simpler. They pick how high they want their grass, they install it and it stays that way for the length of its luscious life. Like many things with artificial turf, depending on what you're using it for your actual requirement will vary. Putting turf needs a tight short pile height, pet turf is also better shorter. Read more about how to take pile height into consideration for your perfect synthetic grass, here.

INFILL

You can't skip this for fake turf. Infill isn't really a thing for real grass because it literally grows out of the ground and it will grow the way it will. You can't control it. Infill is what helps hold grass down into the ground, retaining its smooth installation, and it's also what helps keep grass blades standing. It's true, you buy fake turf and it leans to a specific side. When you're installing, the general rule is to have the grass blades point towards your eyes. Like if it's going in the backyard, it should point towards your house. At the front of the yard? It should point towards the street. Infill will help keep it so. In this day and age you can find a specific infill for your particular need to suit both function and performance. Read more about our recommendations on infill here.

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Blades

BLADES

This might be the first time you’re hearing about this being brought to the forefront in terms of artificial grass. Usually you’ll hear terms itemized in the previous section about how to determine if the artificial turf is quality, but we’ve upped the anti.

Our blades are carefully engineered to outlast regular grass and to perform in different situations. It’s part of our crusade to becoming the best quality artificial turf company we can be, in order not to be ‘better,’ but to be of better service. We have about seven different types of grass blades whose super powers range from outstanding durability, to deflecting light, or even decreasing surface temperature.

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CLUSTER

CLUSTER

How do clusters and thatches help MegaGrass’ goal of providing the best quality artificial turf? It’s all in the details. While it may not be ‘normal’ to think about grass down to its minute detail, we’ve made it our job. Before even selecting the combination of thatch and blade colors and textures to create clusters, we thought about you. Where you want it, how you will use it, how it will serve you.

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This combination is our best attempt at creating a realistic artificial grass experience. While what is ‘realistic’ to one might not be the same to another, we’ve created fifteen distinct combinations to broaden our range into what will fit your lifestyle. It’s not easy creating realistic artificial grass. To be honest it would’ve been easier to just make everything green and plastic and call it a day. But again, that just isn’t our style.

CHOOSE A CATEGORY

BLADES OF GLORY

CARSON BLADE

Resilient and withstands high traffic, the curve shape helps it to stand up straighter under pressure, soft to the touch.

VALLEY BLADE

Popular blade, diamond shape makes it look realistic and most durable.

Sahara Blade

The simple, elegant design is perfect for diffusing light in places that get a lot of sunlight.

SUMMIT BLADE

his blade is wider than most and is best used in medium traffic areas like commercial or residential lawns.

Hoover Blade

A performance blade, perfect for withstanding the demand of a sports field and playground, takes a lot wear this blade down!

Charleston Blade

The sharp edges of this blade diffuse light and heat well - perfect for places where temperatures get high.

Boulder Blade

This thick curled blade can withstand medium traffic, perfect for recreational putting greens.

Strip Blade

All about the looks - easy on the eyes and touch, this blade is perfect for low traffic areas like front yards.

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CLUSTER

GOLF PREMIERE

VALLEY BLADE

Sahara Blade

LAWN PREMIERE

LAWN PRO

LAWN PLATINUM

LAWN PLUS

PORCH PREMIERE

PORCH BLADE

PORCH Blade

PET BLADE

PET BLADE

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GALLONS/HOUR

How Does Quality Synthetic Grass
Deliver Full Permeability?

If there’s one clear advantage that synthetic grass has over natural grass, that is permeability. In most cases, fake grass drains more efficiently compared to natural grass. Fake grass is also known for drying quicker, and it can be easily considered as one of the most effective landscape draining solutions around.

So how does synthetic turf deliver this promised permeability? Simple. The secret lies in the anatomy or the structure of the synthetic grass. At the backing of the synthetic grass rolls, you can find small perforated holes that allow various types of fluid to drain through the subsoil or whatever surface you installed your artificial grass on. You can further improve drainage by using a highly absorbent sub-base that allows storage of excess water and let it slowly drain, preventing any water build-up underneath.

The infill also plays an important role in guaranteeing permeability. High-quality infill weighs down the grass after installation and helps ensure that drainage remains optimal while creating a barrier that protects the turf from various activities. If you’re unsure if a manufacturer can offer you the permeability that your landscaping project requires, you can always get samples first to test its draining capacity.

What is Permeability?

This combination is our best attempt at creating a realistic artificial grass experience. While what is ‘realistic’ to one might not be the same to another, we’ve created fifteen distinct combinations to broaden our range into what will fit your lifestyle. It’s not easy creating realistic artificial grass. To be honest it would’ve been easier to just make everything green and plastic and call it a day. But again, that just isn’t our style.

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GALLONS/HOUR

Ensuring That Your Synthetic
Turf is Permeable

Quality synthetic grass is well-draining, durable, and aesthetically appealing. However, these qualities are negligible if your grass is carelessly installed by a subpar installer. The same way that synthetic grass is not manufactured in a singular method, artificial turf installations are not completed using the same standards.

To achieve maximum permeability, make sure that the proper installation process is followed to a T. If you’re hiring an artificial grass installer, make sure you do your research and check out testimonials and reviews of your chosen contractor. It is also advisable that you ask your installers regarding their process (including excavation, and other complicated processes) long before installation starts. Having all the information presented to you during the planning stage will help put your mind at ease.

It is also important that you request for a written quotation with all the possible work and costings itemized and broken down. If possible, ask that the details of the guarantee and warranties of the products and workmanship be written down on the same document for reference. This is in no way similar to a receipt or a contract but it is a great way of making sure that you have all the initial agreed terms listed down and acknowledged by both parties.

Lastly, look for a company or supplier that doesn’t hide anything. Reputable manufacturers and distributors like MegaGrass allows ordering of samples of their turf. They also offer 15-year warranties that suggest their confidence in their products. As for the installers, make sure they are quick to respond to your queries. This is indicative of how responsive they are likely to be once the installation starts.


How to Tell if You Have a Properly
Fitted Synthetic Lawn

A perfectly fitted artificial turf should be able to drain properly without issues. A simple visual inspection can give you an idea on whether the installers have done a great job on installing your turf. A good installation should show no signs of lumps in the grass and unsightly sinking areas. After rainfall, there should be no evidence of basins or stagnated water anywhere on your lawn. If you have water lying anywhere on the surface, it means that the correct base has not been installed. This can become a potential cause of recurring drainage or permeability issues.

Things to Remember About Your Artificial Grass

A permeable synthetic turf, despite its many benefits, still has limitations. To make sure you do not compromise the quality of your artificial grass, it’s important that you keep the following information in mind when caring for your grass lawn:

1

Permeable is not
equivalent to odor-free

Just because your fake grass is highly permeable and doesn’t stain, it doesn’t mean that it won’t smell. Pet urine can be difficult to remove but this challenge is made easier with the help of deodorizers or fresh-smelling infills. For good measure, it’s still best to hose down your turf or use a water-vinegar solution periodically for a solid deodorizing effect.

2

There is a limit to
permeability

The holes on the backing of artificial turf aren’t as big as you would want them to be. That being said, there are debris and wastes that you have to handpick and remove before you hose the turf down. Not getting rid of them can cause blockage that can reduce the efficiency of your drainage system.

3

It does not hold water,
therefore, it is not
heatproof

Some homeowners believe that high-draining artificial turfs have locked in moisture that renders them fire-proof. This is a common misconception that has to be corrected for safety purposes. Artificial grass is made of a specially formulated type of plastic that is flammable under the right circumstances. This means that when exposed to high temperatures, there is a chance that the turf will melt.

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Artificial turf will only be
functionally permeable if
installed correctly

The permeability of your synthetic turf is not dependent on the grass alone. How the artificial grass was installed plays an important role as to how permeable the turf will be. To guarantee that you have a working drainage system, work with an installer that’s known for delivering quality results and offering exceptional customer service.

How to Achieve a Satisfactory End Product

A knowledgeable synthetic turf company can help you select the right type of artificial grass for the landscaping project you have in mind. Top-notch fake grass should offer drainage that’s significantly better than natural lawns. Its blades should be conducive to achieving complete permeability and ensure that the draining process is uninhibited.

Possible Causes of Drainage Issues

There are a lot of reasons that can cause drainage issues on your synthetic lawn. We list them down below as a good resource especially for when you start looking for a contractor. You may ask your prospective installer how they would deal with the following issues to better gauge their capacity to respond to these mishaps.

1

Poor Installation

As sad and as awful as it sounds, there are some contractors that do not follow the proper processes when installing artificial turf. It is very easy to spot these companies because they usually offer their services at a much, much lower rate than others. These poor installations lead to costly drainage issues that will also eat up a lot of your time.

2

Broken water or sewer pipe
under your lawn

Just because some old broken sprinkler systems on your property look dry or rusty on the outside, doesn’t mean that there are no leaks underneath. A simple request for a shallow excavation can help check to see if there are leaks that are just not visible on the surface. Have your installers address this concern before starting your landscaping project.

3

Old and abandoned broken
sprinkler system

Just because some old broken sprinkler systems on your property look dry or rusty on the outside, doesn’t mean that there are no leaks underneath. A simple request for a shallow excavation can help check to see if there are leaks that are just not visible on the surface. Have your installers address this concern before starting your landscaping project.

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Installation of artificial grass
over hardscapes such as walk-
ways or concrete patios

If you are installing your synthetic grass over a sub-base that does not hold water well, there is a big chance that the turf’s overall permeability and performance will be found to be lacking. Learn more about hardscapes and how they affect permeability before you install your synthetic grass. This way, you can set the proper expectations when it comes to drainage or better yet, make last minute changes and use a more appropriate sub-base for your property.

Permeability is an important factor to consider when searching for the best artificial grass lawn for your space. To make sure you get access to the best synthetic grass products on the market, work with a company with a good reputation. Enjoy your time with your family and friends as you lounge about on top of low-maintenance and high-quality artificial grass. We guarantee you’ll have a blast and not even have to worry about cleaning up after.

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We Approach Creating Our Products in a More Modern Way

With our mission of sustainability anchoring everything we do, but embracing the technological advances of today. Synthetic turf has come a long way since its first emergence in the 60’s. Today’s high-quality turf is de-lustered, it can feel soft to the touch, and can fool the naked eye. The technology of MegaGrass’ products will depend on the types of artificial grass you are looking at.

Because we’ve created special grass for individual needs, we’ve injected each with technology that surpasses anything natural grass could even dream of becoming despite all the fertilizers, chemicals and scheduled up keep it could have. Technology is what allows our friends in Arizona and Nevada to have grass that won’t bend and melt; it’s what helps our dog owner friends have the cleanest turf even with the biggest dogs; it’s what places hypoallergenic grass beneath your feet; and what reduces our carbon footprint as a whole.

WHAT WOULD GOLDILOCKS DO?

With the multitude of artificial grass suppliers out there, you have the entire industry at your feet (pun intended).
Depending on what you need, there’s a long string of search results that will be served up to you, and
what ends up installed or used for your project is only a few strokes of the keyboard away.

ARTIFICIAL GRASS VS. REAL GRASS

First, the obvious - how is our product different from real grass?

Blades & Clusters

Blade

Cluster

How do clusters and thatches help MegaGrass's goal of providing the best quality artificial turf? It's all in the details. While it may not be 'normal' to think about grass down to its minute detail, we've made it our job.

Blades Clusters

Permeability

Also known as drainage, this is the amount of water that can flow through your grass patch. Most of our products flow at a steady 23 gallons for every square foot per hour - that's a lot of liquid!

Technology

We approach creating our products in a more modern way, with our mission of sustainability anchoring everything we do, but embracing the technological advances of today.

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At Your Service

While we at Megagrass pride ourselves with the products that we produce, we're much more than that. We always think to ourselves - how can we make our friends and families lives easier?