There’s just something beautiful and comforting about mown grass. Whether you’re throwing a ball, lying in the shade on a hot day, or sitting outside on a warm night, a green lawn is a pleasure.
Writer Wallace Stegner, having grown up in dry, wild Saskatchewan, Canada, first saw a lawn at age 11 in Montana. “I stooped down and touched its cool nap in awe and unbelief. I think I held my breath ― I had not known that people anywhere lived with such grace.”
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At first glance you might think that artificial grass isn’t a natural fit for city living. Think again, and let Artificial Turf Express show you that synthetic turf has its place in any urban landscape. In San Francisco and other great cities our artificial turf products are showing up in a number of applications ranging from rooftops and decks to artificial grass patios and more, and are helping city dwellers create wonderful outdoor spaces using a little creativity and our incredible synthetic grass.
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Jessica Calefati recently reported that homeowners associations can no longer fine residents who fail to water their lawns during droughts under legislation sponsored by a San Jose lawmaker.
Reports earlier this year that a San Lorenzo association threatened in writing to retaliate against a man with a burned lawn inspired Assembly Bill 2100. But reports of those threats — the focus of at least one television news story — might have been inaccurate.
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We know that there are many ‘would-be’ artificial grass owners who have long considered undertaking an installation at their home, only to talk themselves out of it for fear of the cost being prohibitive. Sadly, many of them have reached this conclusion without truly looking into the costs as well as the benefits. At Artificial Turf Express, we cater to contractors and the do-it-yourself crowd.
Continue reading Affordability Shows Itself In A Number Of Different Ways With Artificial Grass
Lower Canada College (LCC), a leading K-12 private school in Montreal, Canada today announced that the crumb rubber infill used in its new synthetic turf athletic field is safe for continued use by children of all ages. This comes as a result of testing that the school conducted using an independent, highly-sophisticated laboratory in Paris, France to test its crumb rubber. The analysis measured potential toxicity levels of the crumb rubber against the European Union’s EN 71-3 standards, which set strict limits for various elements in children’s toys. These standards, set in 2013 as part of Europe’s Toy Safety Directive, are widely recognized as the most advanced in the world.
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California homeowner associations would be required to allow artificial turf in front yards under a bill recently proposed by the San Diego County Water Authority.
The bill, or a version of it, is likely to be championed by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego.
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The Synthetic Turf Council (STC) and the synthetic turf industry take the health, safety, and welfare of synthetic turf users very seriously. We sympathize with those individuals who are battling a serious illness. As the industry’s trade association, it is our responsibility to address the issues raised in the NBC story in an objective manner.
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If you live in a low-water area, or if you’re just tired of constant lawn maintenance, you’re in good company.
More homeowners are saving time, water — and their backs — by switching from real grass to artificial turf.
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Many consumers now want to cover areas of their garden that dogs have completely ruined. These areas, sometimes referred to as dog runs, are significantly benefited by the use of artificial grass. It provides a safe environment, easy to clean after your pet, lead-free, non-flammable, non-toxic, resistant to extreme traffic, wear and tear. No more mud or yellow spots!
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Synthetic lawns have turned into the newest way to create beautiful green grass landscaping that requires minimal maintenance. It’s even more desirable in hot and humid areas such as Las Vegas and Atlanta. As well as providing a huge water savings solution across drought stricken California. But if you’re not a synthetic turf grass expert, you probably don’t know how to buy artificial grass.
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