Beyond the Back Yard, Artificial Grass Goes Places Natural Grass Can’t

 

 The most obvious uses of artificial grass are becoming clear: conserving water, reducing the use of fertilizers and pesticides, eliminating yard work, and having a natural-feeling green lawn for year-round use in backyards, front yards, play areas, kennels, and general commercial landscaping. But inventive customers of synthetic grass and other artificial turfs have discovered myriad novel […]

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Removing a lawn? Check out synthetic turf

 

 It was often considered the bad toupee of the landscaping world by people who observed the glaringly fake grass that started appearing in the 1960s. Back then, it could even give football players the equivalent of rug burns if they were tackled on the stuff. Though scoffing might still be a frequent response today when […]

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Artificial Lawn Popularity Continues to Grow During Drought

 

 Companies that manufacture, sell or install artificial lawns are experiencing a boom in business, due to the drought-like conditions and watering restrictions in many California cities. But the synthetic lawns today aren’t the same plastic AstroTurf made popular in the 1970s. The products on the market now, are not just used for putting greens and […]

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Battle over artificial turf heats up in HOAs

 

 Artificial turf has gained grudging acceptance on front lawns from Sacramento to San Diego, driven by years of drought and residents’ shrinking patience for water-guzzling natural grass. But inside the world of California’s private homeowner associations, the battle over whether synthetic turf should be allowed is still very much alive —- and heating up, month-by-parched […]

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5 Cool Ways to Use Synthetic Grass to Improve Your Landscape

 

 You may like the idea of synthetic grass turf, but have no idea how to use it in your outdoor space. While you can obviously replace your patchy yard with this eco-friendly option, there are also a number of fun uses for this product. Whether you want to enjoy your outdoor space year round or […]

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The History and Evolution of Artificial Turf

 

 Artificial grass has come a long way since fall of 1966, when The Houston Oilers AFL football season began on more than 125,000 square feet of removable Astroturf. Installed in the Houston Astrodome and used for both football and baseball fields, this marked the first time that synthetic turf was used in pro sports. The use of artificial turf became […]

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Puppy Proofing Your Home With Artificial Grass for Dogs

 

 From those big brown eyes to those giant paws, the newest addition to your home can become an added challenge. “Puppy-proofing” can potentially be a long-winded process that takes up much time, effort, and money. In fact, some may even compare it to the excruciating process of baby-proofing a house. However, it definitely has its […]

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Ready to Retire the Lawnmower – Synthetic Grass May be a Cut Above

 

 When you look at your backyard do you see a lush lawn — the kind that your children can romp around on, the cat can graze on and the dog can lie on while basking in the sun? The kind of lawn that’s freshly mowed, that’s ever green and never spotty? Perhaps it’s the kind […]

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Sticking It – 10 Adhesive Tips for Synthetic Turf Installation

 

 Synthetic turf, playground, landscape, and other recreational surfaces are installed at hotels, office buildings, shopping malls, traffic islands, apartments and condominiums, patios, sun decks, terraces, swimming pools, golf courses, golf tees and putting greens, etc. A good appearance and long term durability are required by these installations. Additionally, synthetic turf is also increasingly being used […]

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Time to bury the artificial debate over synthetic turf

 

 For a city famous for innovation, things move slowly in San Francisco. Haven’t we been debating the proposed soccer fields at the Beach Chalet in Golden Gate Park for eons? We have. A search of The Chronicle’s archives finds a soccer field improvement proposal from 2001. Now, finally, the November election seems likely to settle […]

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Synthetic Lawn Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

 

   Is synthetic lawn pet friendly? Absolutely! The drainage holes allow the urine to drain through the product to the base. Depending on the amount of rain in your specific area, homeowners may need to hose off these areas to help the drainage process. With dogs, it is also recommended to use something like Simple Green® […]

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Artificial Grass Provides Year Round Curb Appeal

 

 Artificial grass has been used for several landscaping areas because of its many benefits. With its realistic and durable nature, artificial grass can be used not only for backyards, but also for front yards. For many homeowners, their front yards are their pride and joy-something they look forward to maintaining for several years. A front […]

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