Drought Tolerant Artificial Grass’ New Legislation
California’s historic drought has continued for many years now, and many legislators are now looking into updating old laws regarding artificial turf. Historically, installing artificial turf was not always easy for homeowners. There were many provisions surrounding the installation process, and some locales were flat-out banning artificial turf. Metropolitan code, HOAs, as well as various other ways of oversight have protected homeowners. Recently, California State Assembly member Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) has been pushing for drought solutions and water savings. Through Assembly Bill 1164, which declares a state of urgency for the drought, Gatto has sought solutions to this potentially devastating problem. If passed, AB 1164 would forbid a city, or region from passing or implementing any type of statute that forbids the setup of artificial turf on property.
In our state’s capital, the UC Davis Medical Center installs synthetic grass. They selected artificial grass as the centerpiece of their massive aesthetic renovations to their main campus in Sacramento. The work was done by Heavenly Greens, another artificial turf installation company in San Jose. The entirety of the turf installation is approximately 7,500 square feet, and includes their main traffic circle, and two other small lawn areas in front of their lobby.
Synthetic Grass in Small Spaces: Creativity and practicality for urban environments
Some people believe that the American dream is all about owning a big property with a large backyard and white picket fence. In the present day, this is becoming increasingly less desirable, because people are opting to live less extravagant lives by favoring smaller spaces. The suburban areas are running out of space to build homes, so people are more interested in keeping things simple and economic.
We’re seeing trends where people are building tiny homes out of shipping containers, and collectively grouping themselves into their own communities. Some city-dwellers still prefer apartments and condos, but are applying creativity in their interior and exterior designs. Naturally, this means that there is becoming less of a demand for landscaping tools and services. This allows people to focus more of their time on being physically active and engaged in their family and community. The newfound desire for personal freedom has resulted in many home owners exploring the use of synthetic grass in small spaces, as well as many other contemporary landscape products.
Installing your own artificial turf is easy…as long as you have detailed instructions, all the proper tools, and some real experience working with artificial turf. We can give you the installation guide, and recommend some tools, but since you can’t get experience off the internet, we can give you the next best thing: some common turf installation mistakes to avoid. Keep these in mind as you start your artificial turf installation project for a much smoother artificial turf installation process.
The association’s new officers were chosen during the annual membership meeting in Atlanta
ATLANTA, Ga. – During the Synthetic Turf Council 2015 Annual Membership Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia on Oct. 5-7, the association elected its new Board of Directors. Amy Brackin of Liberty will serve as the chairman of the board, which provides leadership and direction for the 216 member company organization.
The demand for artificial grass for landscaping is growing at 10 to 15 percent per year. This has been stimulated by several factors, including the desire for lower maintenance, an all weather surface, and the recent droughts in the country that have led to a serious water shortage.
Modern artificial turf offers high quality surfaces, a realistic appearance, and long life which is why it makes perfect sense for gardeners who are strapped for time. That’s because artificial grass requires minimal maintenance and frees gardeners to focus on other tasks such as tending to flower gardens, home maintenance, and business. It’s a smart choice that saves both time and water, and it looks good too!
In 1966, the Astrodome made history when artificial turf was installed in the stadium as a solution to replacing dead and painted grass. Since its inception, “Astro Turf,” as it was originally called, has advanced through three generations. The first generation was made up of short-pile fibers without the infill, the second generation included sand infill, and the current and third generation of synthetic turf systems features a combination of sand and rubber infill. With today’s synthetic grass looking and feeling more like natural grass, requiring less maintenance, providing better drainage, and allowing for multi-purpose sports programs, the appeal is evident.
Contractors and landscapers filled with the task of redoing a back yard or a commercial property need to look no further than Artificial Turf Express (ATE) for their ideas, helps, accessories, and supplies. As a professional hired to design a yard, having a one-stop shop to acquire all of the necessary supplies is a landscaper’s gold mine.