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Some Bright Green Lawns in California Require No Water

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Sitting in the sun on a patch of green grass behind his home, Paul O’Valle does not feel bad about having an urban oasis despite the state’s drought.

His yard is artificial turf.

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South Bay Schools Upgrade Fields with Artificial Turf to Conserve Water

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In a wise decision made five years ago, five South Bay high schools included artificial turf in a $70 million project to upgrade its athletic fields and the water saving is significant.

The Field of Dreams at Fremont High School is no longer grass. The grass has been replaced with artificial turf on the football field, a footprint of just over 1.6 acres. One baseball field also has artificial turf, while another is half grass and half artificial.

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Innovative Artificial Turf Solutions: More than Just a Substitute for Grass

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More than just a practical feature, artificial turf has taken on a whole new dimension in the field of design and creativity. Traditionally a replacement for grass or used as a fun feature in the yards of aspiring amateur golfers, synthetic turf has taken on an entirely new element as an accent piece.

Artificial Turf Express has made installing artificial grass so easy, that do-it-yourselfers have made an art out of the fake grass. Placed under boulders, beside ponds, or as a frame around gardens or floral designs, synthetic turf has added a new facet to the beauty of yards. For the decorator in you, cut and piece artificial turf in between pavers to add color and creativity to your walkway. For a bolder appearance, space different sized sections of artificial turf in asymmetrical patterns adjacent to tiles and pavers of different textures and colors. The result is a freeform appearance of a very colorful and artistic design that is sure to have the neighborhood talking.

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ATE-As a Source for Help and Guide to a Perfect Project

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Artificial Turf Express (ATE) recognizes that homeowners and business owners who want the beauty and low-maintenance benefits of artificial turf sometimes have other obligations that keep them from installing the product themselves. Rather than delay the installation of synthetic turf, people looking to beauty their yards have turned to hiring professional contractors to install our products for them. The benefits to the homeowner/business owner as well as the contractor are many, and ATE offers superior products, excellent customer service, and a vast selection of materials to complete your yard or commercial design. Some of the benefits include:

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Why Synthetic Turf is Perfect for Event Spaces

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Artificial grass can provide attractive, low-maintenance and functional spaces ideal for community events, concerts and more.

As of the end of 2014, 40-45 million square feet of synthetic grass for landscape has been installed in the United States, according to the Synthetic Turf Council. It is a fast growing segment of the artificial turf market, as more homeowners, businesses and municipalities realize its many advantages.

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Synthetic Grass for Hotel Playgrounds

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As someone in the hospitality industry, you know the importance of satisfying your customers. To better cater to families with young children, you may want to install a hotel playground area. You have a variety of playground surfaces to choose from: synthetic turf, rubber mulch, rubber tiles, wood chips and sand are just a few examples. Consider the characteristics that make synthetic turf the best choice.

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Going Green has Never Been Easier

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Everyone wants a green lawn. Whether you’re admiring its lush appearance from afar or enjoying the feel of the blades between your toes, a green lawn is a pleasure. Unfortunately, maintaining that pleasure can be an environmental nightmare, especially with the current drought.

As a business owner attempting to adopt “green” practices, you may be tempted to not water your grass. However, a parched lawn surrounding your building becomes an eyesore, giving onlookers a bad impression of your company. What’s a business owner to do?

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Innovative Artificial Turf Solutions: More than Just a Substitute for Grass

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More than just a practical feature, artificial turf has taken on a whole new dimension in the field of design and creativity. Traditionally a replacement for grass or used as a fun feature in the yards of aspiring amateur golfers, synthetic turf has taken on an entirely new element as an accent piece.

Artificial Turf Express has made installing artificial grass so easy, that do-it-yourselfers have made an art out of the fake grass. Placed under boulders, beside ponds, or as a frame around gardens or floral designs, synthetic turf has added a new facet to the beauty of yards. For the decorator in you, cut and piece artificial turf in between pavers to add color and creativity to your walkway. For a bolder appearance, space different sized sections of artificial turf in asymmetrical patterns adjacent to tiles and pavers of different textures and colors. The result is a freeform appearance of a very colorful and artistic design that is sure to have the neighborhood talking.

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Bay Area DIY Artificial Turf Benefits

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Synthetic grass can enhance the attractiveness of your Bay Area home or business. Adding a little patch of green is not as difficult as it seems, and the members of your household will most certainly appreciate it. Artificial grass can offer your family — or your customers, if you’re a business owner — the joys that natural grass is known to present without the inordinate amount of care that the natural stuff requires. An artificial turf patch can go a long way in making a high-trafficked area a lot more pleasant.

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Turf Talk: Learning Artificial Turf Terms

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So you finally decided to put in artificial grass and are running into terms like “Face Weight” and “Pile Height”.  Wait, what?  Time to learn the lingo and understand everything you need to know about artificial grass,  related tools, and accessories.  Artificial Turf Express has your back when it comes to all things turf.  The ATE team has complied some of the industries most commonly used artificial turf terms to help you step up your game.

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