Frequently Asked Questions About San Diego Artificial Grass

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At SYNLawn San Diego, our team has received many questions over the years about our exceptional artificial grass options and services for outdoor spaces in San Diego, CA. We share answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we have gotten. Explore them below to learn more about our products and services:

What Is Artificial Grass Made Of?

Traditional artificial grass is made from nylon, polyethylene, and polypropylene. It can include an infill system, such as sand or rubber crumb, and a backing system to hold the turf fibers. Our San Diego artificial turf from SYNLawn is the first to be composed of plant-based materials derived from sugar cane and soybean oil. It features our proprietary exclusive EnviroLoc+™ backing system made from soybean oil, and a first-of-its-kind Super Yarn™ turf yarn formula.

How Long Does Artificial Grass Last?

Traditional synthetic turf, on average, is designed to last for 15–20 years or less. This is dependent on the quality of installation and materials used as well as the kind of activity that takes place on your landscape. Cheap turf and installation services degrade quicker, can result in frequent and expensive repairs, and may even require full lawn replacement only after a couple of years of use.


At SYNLawn San Diego, our artificial turf is designed to last a lifetime with minimal upkeep. We utilize high-quality materials that provide you with superior durability, performance, and reliability. In addition, our highly trained San Diego turf installers have over 20 years of installation experience to provide you with an installation that can last longer than 20 years in San Diego, CA.

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Is Artificial Grass Safe for Children and Pets?

Artificial turf is a safer alternative to traditional grass. It does not require pesticides and can be an effective way to prevent fleas and ticks. SYNLawn San Diego synthetic grass is free of harsh chemicals, manufactured PFAs-free, and is coated with the highly effective antimicrobial by Sanitized®. In addition, we utilize an eco-friendly and pet-friendly acrylic infill called Envirofill® to minimize and control pet odors caused by ammonia and bacteria in pet waste.

Does Artificial Grass Get Hot?

Traditional artificial turf can become hot in warmer climates and during the summer. This is because it can absorb heat, much like dark clothing. Very few San Diego artificial grass options offer a technology to combat this. Fortunately, our SYNLawn turf is developed with another one of our exclusive technologies, HeatBlock™. HeatBlock combats heat buildup and is proven to help keep surface temperatures up to 20% cooler than other competing brands.

Does Artificial Grass Fade Over Time?

Competing artificial grass brands can and will fade over time, depending on its materials and the technological advancements it is developed with. At SYNLawn San Diego, our turf fibers are UV-resistant and include our DualChill™ IR reflective technology. Together, these benefits can prevent your fibers from fading for a lifetime.

Is Artificial Grass Environmentally Friendly?

SYNLawn San Diego synthetic turf is an environmentally friendly conventional grass alternative. It allows customers to eliminate gas-powered lawn equipment and wasteful watering. SYNLawn turf helps to conserve water, substantially reduce carbon emissions, and will not end up in a local landfill. We create lawn solutions that can be recycled and reused for future installations. SYNLawn is also the first turf company to be manufactured PFAS-free, USDA-certified for the use of bio-based materials, and ESG (environmental, social, governance) rated. Commercial green builders can also earn LEED points by including SYNLawn in their sustainability projects.

Are There Any New Technologies in Artificial Grass Production?

There are always innovations that are being developed for artificial turf, especially at SYNLawn San Diego. Many are designed to increase durability, quality, eco-friendliness, and more. SYNLawn has developed a long list of exclusive technologies that are the result of more than 50 years of research and development. Our advancements cannot be found anywhere else on the market and include Super Yarn™ technology, SuperDrain+™ technology, HeatBlock™ technology, EnviroLoc+™ plant-based backing, and more.

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Are There Sustainable or Eco-Friendly Options for Artificial Grass?

There are many options for synthetic turf on the market. However, very few offer the level of eco-friendliness found in SYNLawn artificial grass. With SYNLawn, between 60 and 80 percent of petroleum-based components are replaced with plant-based materials derived from sugar cane and soybean oil. As a result, we are now the first and only supplier of USDA-certified synthetic turf in San Diego. Not only do we help home and business owners conserve substantial amounts of their water consumption, but we help reduce carbon emissions by removing the need for gas-powered lawn equipment and local landfill impact thanks to its recyclability. SYNLawn is the most sustainable and environmentally friendly turf in the world.

How Does Artificial Grass Contribute to Water Conservation?

Fake grass contributes to water conservation by eliminating the need for irrigation systems. This is highly beneficial for parts of the country like California that experience extreme drought conditions and water restrictions. You can conserve an average of one-third of the water used for lawn maintenance by using SYNLawn San Diego artificial grass. Water used annually by business properties can sometimes be up to tens of thousands of gallons. In addition, our residential customers can save up to 70% on their water bills after switching to SYNLawn.

What Is the Latest in Artificial Grass for Sports Fields or Playgrounds?

Synthetic grass is becoming more and more popular for playgrounds, schools, sports facilities, and other institutions. Since traditional artificial turf can greatly increase safety and retain its aesthetic appeal throughout the year, it is a wonderful replacement for traditional grass. SYNLawn synthetic turf for playgrounds and sports fields provide surfaces that satisfy appropriate fall height attenuations, offer enhanced shock absorption to reduce common injuries, and are IPEMA certified, ADA-complaint, and abide by head injury criteria (HIC). Children and athletes are free to engage in their activities with less worry.

Contact Us Today to Learn More!

For more information, contact us at SYNLawn San Diego today; our team is happy to answer as many questions as possible about our artificial grass and services in San Diego, CA!