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Pins for Tarps and Synthetic Grass

Hello everyone, I'm Marco from Fenceshop, the e-commerce specialized in meshes and fences. Today we want to talk to you about pins, which are the best system to keep various types of tarps in place on the ground. We will discuss in detail three types of pins that we have chosen to keep in our catalog. There are many variants of pins, but we will focus on those that we consider most suitable for our sector.

Uses of Pins

Pins are extremely versatile and can be used for various purposes, including:

  • Synthetic grass
  • Mulching
  • Hail netting
  • Agricultural fleece
  • Irrigation tubes
  • Greenhouse film
  • Lightweight fencing meshes

These are just some of the main uses, but the applications can be many.

Types of Pins
1. Special Model

The first model we cover is the Special Model, produced by Tenax. This pin is flat and made of galvanized metal, with tips at the ends to facilitate insertion into the ground. It is ideal for situations with foot traffic, such as mulching tarps in the garden or synthetic grass, because its flat part prevents tripping over it.

2. Plus Model

The second model is the Plus Model. This pin is also made of galvanized metal and has tips at the ends, but it is distinguished by a bend that makes it particularly suitable for securing tubes or tension wires for fences to the ground. Being smaller, it is easier to plant in the ground, encountering fewer obstacles.

3. Nail Lockpin

Finally, the Nail Lockpin is a pin made of robust plastic (polypropylene). It is hammerable and has a flat top part and retaining flanges at the ends to prevent it from being easily extracted. It is very suitable for foot-traffic areas such as synthetic grass or mulching tarps, although the black part might not be aesthetically perfect.

Installation of Pins

When it comes to planting pins, it's important to consider the type of soil. If the soil is too rocky, avoid using pins because you won't be able to plant them correctly. If it is too sandy, the pins won't hold well. In intermediate soils, pins are easy to plant. Personally, in my rocky garden, I found that moving a few centimeters can help avoid rocks and plant the pins more easily.

Final Considerations

It's important to note that these pins are suitable for more "DIY" use and not for professional or heavy-duty applications, such as keeping a fence stable in a forest frequented by wild boars. In such situations, it is necessary to use much longer and more robust pins, like rebars bent into a shepherd’s hook shape.

You can find all these models of pins on our website We invite you to subscribe to our channel and our Facebook community to discuss your specific needs in more detail. If you have comments or questions, don't hesitate to leave them, we will be happy to answer them. See you next time, goodbye!

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