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Applications for Artificial Turf That May Surprise You

Synthetic turf is often associated with using it on sports fields, putting greens, and other commercial places such as that. However, it can be used in many more instances than just that. Here are a few options you have when considering where to place your artificial turf.


Artificial turf can be used in more than just rectangular or circular places. Playground are always oddly shaped and are also always a great place to install synthetic turf. Because playgrounds see a lot activity, it’s great for the durable, soft, clean surface kids can play on. Picture your kids sliding, playing, jumping, and running on synthetic turf today!

Pet Turf for Dog Parks

Synthetic turf is often used in dog parks for a number of reasons:

1) There is now dirt or mud and all dogs stay clean… except for maybe a bit of slobber!

2) No bacteria can form which means your dog stays safe

3) The surface is dog-proof which means no digging, scratching, or pawing through it


If you’re looking to improve the look of your property, synthetic turf is a great option. There are so many different sizes and styles to fit the needs of your back or front yard. It looks just like a natural lawn but with all of the benefits of synthetic grass. It will improve your curb appeal or beautify your backyard.

Sports Fields

You’ve probably seen synthetic grass on football fields but few realize how many different types of sports fields are good for artificial turf. It’s used mainly because of it’s consistency and durability but also because it’s easily customizable with paint and logos. It provides a clean, even surface with is the best for a fair game.


Synthetic turf provides a great surface and experience whether you’re kicking a ball or laying in your hammock. It’s made from recycled tires and conserves water so it’s also very environmental friendly. Get in touch with us today to learn more 408.606.9550.


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Turf Backing: The Difference Between Hole-Punch and Flow-Through

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What you need to know about turf backing

People often come into our showroom and ask questions about turf backing. For people unfamiliar with turf lingo, turf backing is the material that holds the blades in place. The backing is made out of several different types of material. Its main function is to filter water through the turf. Naturally, this occurs if it rains, or if your turf is near a sprinkler system, or if you have pets. In the next few paragraphs, we will explore the different types of backing.

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Synthetic Grass in Small Spaces: What you need to know

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Synthetic Grass in Small Spaces: Creativity and practicality for urban environments

synthetic grass in small spacesSome 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.

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Lawn Becomes Putting Green, with Fake Turf, to Save Water

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Since water conservation became the new California imperative, local nurseries and landscapers have had to adapt along with gardeners.

Napa local Mimi Glavin recently converted her front yard from simple turf to a more dramatic landscape with a dry creek made of rocks, strategically placed boulders and drought-friendly plants.

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Bill to Protect Fake Grass in HOAs Advances


A bill that would allow Californians who live in homeowner associations to replace their lawns with artificial turf, without fear of fines, easily passed its first hurdle in the state Assembly on Wednesday.

By a 7-0 vote, the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee approved the legislation, which is authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, and sponsored by the San Diego County Water Authority.

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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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Short on Time? Artificial Grass may be the Solution.

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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!

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Is it time for a fake lawn?


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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New California law protects brown lawns from homeowners associations

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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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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 football fields either.

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