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National Greens Artificial Grass FAQs

Here are frequently asked questions by most homeowners, business executives, and artificial grass contractors. For specific questions unanswered by the following FAQ, please contact National Greens today.


  • What are the Advantages of working with National Greens Synthetic Grass?

    National Greens offers the best synthetic grass products available with fast and friendly service. Financing and flexible payment plans are available to installers. We offer financing through John Deere Credit to your customers for most projects. We stock material and offer fast, affordable shipping. We provide training, technical support, and on the job training for National Greens synthetic grass installers
  • Has National Greens Synthetic Grass undergone testing?

    Yes, the components used in the production of National Greens synthetic grasses have undergone extensive research and development, including extensive UV stability and wear resistance testing. The fibers we use have been installed on over 800 million sq. ft. of sports fields worldwide over the past 35 years. Our synthetic grass products have undergone lead testing and our infills have undergone heat/temperature testing and gmax ratings tests.

  • Does National Greens Synthetic Grass have a warranty?

    Yes, National Greens synthetic grass comes with a standard 8 year limited warranty against fading and workmanship. The product has a life expectancy of 20 years depending on use and weather.

  • Will the long-term effects of the sun harm National Greens Synthetic Sod?

    No, our fibers will resist the damaging effects of the sun and extreme weather.

  • What is National Greens Synthetic Sod made of?

    National Greens Synthetic grasses are made from polyethylene and nylon yarns. We use latex and polyurethane backings.

  • Who can buy National Greens Synthetic Sod?

    Homeowners, landscape contractors, home builders and developers, and business owners have access to our artificial turf products through a variety of distribution channels.

  • How do I pay for National Greens Synthetic Sod?

    Our distribution channels offer a variety of payment methods.

  • Can National Greens Synthetic Sod add value to my home or business?

    Yes, an attractive low maintenance landscape design that has an artificial lawn can easily add 15% or more to a property's value. National Greens Synthetic Sod will eliminate annual lawn maintenance fees and significantly decrease water consumption.

  • Is National Greens Synthetic Sod similar to patio carpet?

    No. Patio carpet is a first generation synthetic grass product. Our synthetic grass products are so realistic that it is difficult to distinguish from natural grass. Our synthetic grass fibers are manufactured with an advanced blend polypropylene, unlike first generation patio carpet. Our synthetic grass is durable yet soft enough to offer a realistic look and feel.

  • How much does National Greens Synthetic Grass cost?

    National Greens Synthetic Sod is priced by the square foot and installation costs vary in each area. Typically it will pay for itself in 3 years compared to the installation of natural grass with an irrigation system.
  • What about drainage issues?

    National Greens Synthetic Sod has perforations in the backing which allows for proper drainage. The drainage is similar to natural grass. The sub base for your synthetic grass installation base should be constructed with a 1% grade to assist with drainage. Putting greens and fringe do not have perforations in the backing so proper grading is essential for effective drainage.

  • Is National Greens Artificial Grass "pet friendly"?

    National Greens Synthetic Sod is pet friendly. Cleaning up after your pets would be the same as natural grass – simply use a rake, scooper, and water to clean. National Greens also recommends a quarterly or semiannual cleaning and maintenance program that can be done for less than $100 per year. Call us to find out more about it.

  • How do I remove yard debris from my artificial lawn?

    Use a rake, leaf blower, or yard vacuum to remove leaves and debris from your artificial lawn.

  • Is National Greens Synthetic Grass flammable?

    National Greens Synthetic Sod is Non-Flammable. Cigarette burns will melt the fibers and can be clipped away.

  • Does National Greens Synthetic Grass get warmer than natural grass?

    Yes, on average synthetic grass is approximately 5-10 degrees warmer than natural grass. However, this can be minimized by the use of our tan, rubber coated infill products in your artificial lawn. This infill product has been heat tested.

  • What type of infill material do you recommend?

    We offer round grain silica sand that is then coated and thermally bonded with polyolefin elastomers. The process completely coats and bonds the elastomer to the sand grain through the manufacturing process. We also offer a premium double rubber coated infill product for better GMax results and playability. The elastomer coating used on is thermally bonded to the quartz. Extensive wear and abrasion tests have proven the product’s outstanding durability and reliability. It is completely UV stable and has a high melting point under the temperatures that can be found on the surface of synthetic fields. At the end of their useful life, the elastomers in our infill can be reprocessed and recycled.

  • Are there chemicals or metals found in your infill like that found in black crumb rubber infills?

    No Chemicals or metals are found in the infill we offer and recommend for our artificial lawn installations. We use an FDA approved food grade elastomer in the coating process. Thus, the elastomers that we use in the product have been approved for use around food preparation and are some of the safest materials available.

  • What about your authorized installers?

    Our installers:

    Are licensed contractors, properly insured, and bonded.

    Follow the National Greens installation guidelines.

    Are members in good standing with ASGI.

  • What makes National Greens different?

    National Greens is constantly exploring eco-friendly alternatives. We train our partners to use new products, services, and tools. Current research and development products include:

    1. Synthetic turf cleaning and disinfecting services and products
    2. New infill products
    3. Lead safe and lead free synthetic grasses and putting greens
    4. New line of specialty tools and equipment
    5. Rejuvenation and extraction for prior generation turf products that contained lead, silica sand, and/or black crumb rubber.

National Greens Headline News

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  • Synthetic turf installed in North America annually conserves more than three billion gallons of water, eliminates nearly a billion pounds of pesticides and fertilizers, and recycles more than 105 million used tires.  It has also empowered millions of individuals as well as businesses to reduce their carbon footprints.

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