According to The Synthetic Grass Store (SGS) it “is the largest stocking wholesale distributor of artificial grass in Arizona and one of the largest stocking wholesale distributors in America.” When I visited the store there were lots of artificial grasses to look at both inside and outdoors. I particularly liked the ones outdoors. I could walk on them and really get a feel for what was underfoot. And the samples inside were nice to run my fingers through. Both experiences gave me a good idea of what I’d consider if I were in the market for artificial grass.
The store stocks 18 different types of grasses, 8 of which are made in the USA and 10 which are made internationally. If you’d like a free sample, you can get one or more at the store or call (888) 750-1279 and they’ll ship you what you need. They also have a contact form on their website where you can request samples as well.
They have a price list that gives you their discount price and shows you the suggested MSRP. Toward that end, the company “will beat any local competitor’s price on the same in stock unused 1st quality products with a manufacturer’s warranty (for AZ & CA customers).”
They have DIY instruction (on the web and a handout at the store) on how to install their products. And if you have questions about any aspect of how to do it, SGS has experts on hand who can help. If you do plan to undertake it yourself, they have all tools and materials necessary to get the job done right. From rental equipment (power brooms, plate compactors and drop spreaders) to tools for sale (tape measures to utility knives, etc.) and materials (everything from sands & fillers to nails, weed fabric, seam tape, bonding cements, and more). If on the other hand you decide you want it professionally installed, SGS has partnered with Arizona Turf Masters (www.azturfmasters.com) for all their installs. Basically you would buy the product from SGS and the installation would be done by Arizona Turf Masters. SGS can help you with this whole process.
The staff was pleasant, knowledgable and helpful. There were plenty of samples to compare (both indoors and out). They even had a mocked-up putting green inside with different sample grasses around the hole/pin. That was pretty cool.
As a final note, the company is located in the back of a big warehouse. There’s a large pole-mounted sign on Freeway Rd, that you can’t miss. But when I first drove in, it was a little confusing as to their locale. Look for a banner secured to a fence on the left hand side of the drive (that goes to the back of the building). Follow the drive to the very end where you’ll see another banner sign with an arrow pointing to the right. Take a sharp 90 degree right hand turn and you’re there.