If you want 100% American made and assembled artificial grass, then the Artificial Grass Superstore (AGS) is surely a place you’ll want to visit. As AGS says, “We believe that quality starts here in the USA. For this reason, we have partnered with one of the leading U.S. manufacturers of synthetic grass who has been in business for more than 40 years. All turf products are made and assembled here in the United States using today’s most advanced equipment and raw materials.”
When I walked into the showroom I was greeted by a very friendly receptionist who put me in touch with a knowledgeable salesman. He explained the different types of turf, what makes putting green’s different from landscape turf, why turfs are priced differently, and so on. I got a real artificial grass education. One of the things he stressed was to use American made turf and not imports. He said his company rips out inferior quality imported product at a rate of one lawn per week (and replaces it with AGS’s). He also mentioned that much of the imported stuff doesn’t have the same UV protectants engineered into their products vs. what AGS offers … and we all know the damaging effects of UV especially living in Tucson where color fading and material breakdown is a real problem. I’m not a chemist or engineer, so it’s hard for me to comment on the quality and longevity of US manufactured products over those made overseas, but its worth doing your research before making a decision. Toward that end they have a very comprehensive guide (available as a download off their website) on everything from how artificial grass is made to the quality differences between American and overseas products, from DIY installation to care and maintenance, etc. It’s worth a read.
AGS offers 20 different types of artificial grass for a variety of applications. Many of them are in the store for you to see and feel. I went through their showroom display and was amazed by the number of different grades, the color variations between types, and the specific grass designs for certain activities. If you need samples, the store is more than willing to provide them.
The company offers free estimates and design consultations. All you need to do is schedule an appointment and they’ll take care of the rest. A turf specialist will come to your home to help you with everything from the projects design, selection of the grass that’s right for you, and installation options. Depending on whether you need the material installed by them or you’re a DIYer, they’ll provide the appropriate quote. And if you decide to install it yourself, AGS offers a “complete rental program on turf accessories and all the necessary installation equipment.” You’ll also find helpful DIY installations videos on their website.
There’s plenty of information about the products, services, and warranties that the Artificial Grass Superstore offers (both online and at the store). Once you’ve had an opportunity to digest it all, I think you’ll find this company is a real contender for your business, especially if you want an American made product.