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What is putting green carpet?

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What is putting green carpet, and how is it different than an artificial turf putting green?

installing putting green carpet outdoorsPutting green carpet has been installed in a variety of places including offices, homes, recreational centers and more. Most of us are familiar with the putting green carpet that we see at mini-golf facilities. They can be crafted into different slopes as well as manipulated for a variety of fun uses. At Artificial Turf Express, we’re frequently asked questions about installing artificial grass putting greens. We have experience with two specific types of putting green turf, our low-infill product and our pro putting green product.

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3 Tips to Avoid Damaging Your Synthetic Lawn

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Generally speaking, synthetic lawns are far more durable than a natural lawn. As many people know, natural lawns are subject to damage from pets, or heavy foot traffic, or the changing seasons. With synthetic grass, these are not issues, but there are some other things to consider. Despite this, artificial grass can be damaged from caustic chemicals, severe heat, sharp objects, and everything else that can damage plastic and polyethylene.

Installing a synthetic lawn is definitely a large investment. If you want your investment to be worth it, you’ll need to know how to maintain and protect your turf. Here are the things that you’ll want to avoid to maintain your synthetic lawn.

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Top 4 Creative Uses for Synthetic Grass

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Best Uses for Synthetic Grass: Honing your creativity

At Artificial Turf Express, we are always astounded at all of the creative uses for synthetic grass. We often get to see people apply their creativity into their turf installations, and we have assisted customers with many projects. Here are some of the coolest uses for synthetic grass that we’ve seen!

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The Artificial Grass Production Process

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artificial grass production processMany early models of synthetic grass gained a reputation for discoloration. The vintage artificial grass production process was far less sophisticated than what we have today. Under direct exposure to sunlight, turf fibers begin to discolor at a disconcerting rate. After a couple of years, synthetic turf will look bland and unimpressive. This eventually became the general public’s consensus about artificial turf. Because of this reputation, some people are still skeptical about turf.

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The Environmental Benefits of Synthetic Grass

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The 3 Major Environmental Benefits of Synthetic Grass

There are many environmental benefits of synthetic grass. Not only does it reduce your landscape maintenance costs, but it also benefits our environment. Let’s look at some of the ways:

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Lesser Known Benefits of Artificial Grass

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Lesser Known Benefits of Artificial Grass – Repel Backyard Pests

lesser known benefits of artificial grassA lot of people are switching from natural lawns to artificial grass. Synthetic grass has many benefits – some of which are obvious, some of them are less known. This article goes into some of the lesser known benefits of artificial grass. Some people aren’t aware that one of artificial grass’ hidden benefits is that it’s a pest repellent. Insects won’t breed in the pools of water in your artificial lawn, nor will they be attracted to the synthetic material as much.

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Backyard Artificial Grass Benefits: A Cleaner Pool

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4 Benefits of Backyard Artificial Grass

People with pools at home find many the advantages of getting backyard artificial grass installed. They find that artificial grass is very versatile and can be used on outdoor patios, as well as decks, and even for above ground swimming pools. Standard lawn systems dry out rapidly, and are tarnished and stained by chlorine or other swimming pool chemicals.

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Bocce Ball on Synthetic Turf: Why it’s better than natural lawn

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 Bocce Ball on Synthetic Turf: Why people are choosing it

bocce artificial turfAs a sport, Bocce Ball’s origins trace back to Italy. It goes all the way back to ancient Rome, and remains common within the global Italian community. Bocce ball is usually done on a standard lawn. Lately, people have began to play bocce ball on synthetic turf because it offers several advantages. Simply put, playing bocce ball on turf is far easier than natural grass.

One of the reasons for the popularity of bocce ball on synthetic turf is its low maintenance time. Bocce ball usually requires a well-manicured lawn, and because of this, turf is the best choice. Maintaining a natural lawn is expensive, resource draining, and time-consuming. Another reason that artificial turf is preferred to natural lawn for bocce is its surface consistency. Regular grass lawns can be problematic because the surface is rarely flat, which prevents the ball from rolling smoothly.

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Insects and Artificial Turf: Get the most out of your backyard parties!

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Insects and Artificial Turf: A Simple Solution

insects and artificial turfAre you tired of ants, mosquitoes, flies ruining a backyard get together? Bugs make it tough to have fun at a summertime house party. People often spend countless dollars on mosquito nets, bug traps, and other things to ward off these pests. What do you need to know about insects and artificial turf; is there solution?

You could resolve this issue by installing synthetic turf. Bugs are drawn to standing water, which can occur when natural grass is covered by shade. This prevents water from evaporating, which saturates the lawn with dampness.

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The Truth About Crumb Rubber

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Synthetic Turf Council Releases a Video Discussing the Truth About Crumb Rubber

Many artificial turf companies have received a backlash on their use of infill. This video talks the truth about crumb rubber, so that people learn more about it. At Artificial Turf Express, we sell many types of infill, including crumb rubber, silica sand, walnut shell, and a coated silica sand.

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What you need to know about the lifespan of artificial grass

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The Lifespan of Artificial Grass

By design, synthetic grass is developed to be durable as well as long lasting. It is created from polypropylene and nylon, as well as various other fibers that represent its capability to survive numerous years. With appropriate treatment as well as upkeep, synthetic grass could last upwards of 25 years with just marginal indications of wear and tear. Here are some things to consider when understanding the lifespan of artificial grass.

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Six Things to Know About Synthetic Lawns

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Things to Know about Synthetic Lawns

Artificial turf — you may have seen it in sporting arenas or in your neighbor’s yard. Maybe you didn’t even know it was synthetic. Perhaps you’re beginning to research on turf and don’t know where to start. Maybe you’re wondering if synthetic lawns are the best choice for your yard? Well, here are six things to know about synthetic lawns!

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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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Your Guide to Installing Artificial Turf in 12 Easy Steps

12 Steps to Installing Your Own Synthetic Lawn

The look of a lush green lawn is an enticing aspect of any home. But the severe drought, water restrictions, environmental considerations, and issues with maintaining a picture perfect lawn have more homeowners looking to install artificial turf in place of grass.

Installing artificial turf grass is a simple, yet, deliberate process that when followed properly, leaves the homeowner with a beautiful end product and a feeling of satisfaction for doing it himself. The return on investment will quickly prove itself with a dramatic savings in water, fertilizers, and landscape fees. With the proper supplies, a perfect synthetic lawn can be installed following these measures:

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Teaming Up with Artificial Turf Express: A Contractor’s Best Friend

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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.

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STC Response to NBC National News Story on Health Effects of Crumb Rubber in Synthetic Turf

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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Why Fake Grass is Gaining Popularity

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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Synthetic Grass a Popular Choice for Dog Runs

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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The Best Playground Surfaces For Your Child

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Whether you are working on behalf of the local council, a school, childcare centre, or just looking at options for your own home, choosing a playground surface needs to be done with care.

There are a number of options that need to be considered including:

  • Safety
  • Durability
  • Aesthetics
  • Price

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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 uses for this natural-looking landscaping alternative. Examples range from architecture to interior design to very practical urban uses.

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Puppy Proofing Your Home With Artificial Grass for Dogs

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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 added benefits, including preserving the condition of your house and key parts of your property, including your furniture and your yard. Another significant benefit is to, of course, ensure utmost safety for your puppy. Though the process may entail several tasks, there are a few easy changes that can be done to significantly aid in creating a safe environment for your new puppy. One of these changes is the switch from a natural lawn to an artificial grass for dogs. This relatively simple task can turn your backyard into a comfortable, durable, and safe place for your puppy to play on and enjoy all year long.

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Artificial Grass Provides Year Round Curb Appeal

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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 yard can either make or break the appearance of a property. Thus, the significance of its aesthetics is great. Artificial grass is a beautiful front yard surface that is comparable to the healthiest natural grass. Its pigmentation stays throughout the seasons, but never looks overly green or unnatural.

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Artificial turf, an attractive option for drought-tolerant landscaping

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As drought levels continue to rise, home and business owners in hot, arid climates seek alternatives to water-intensive natural turf grass. Water restrictions are in place for many areas of the country, and some drought-stricken areas like here in California are offering rebate programs for those replacing their natural grass lawns with water-wise plants or artificial turf landscaping.

Lawn irrigation is one of the largest culprits of residential water usage. The typical natural grass lawn requires 55 gallons of water per square foot per year, or 82,500 gallons for a modest 1,500 square foot lawn.

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8 Tips to Maintain A Clean and Beautiful Artificial Lawn

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Synthetic grass is much easier to care for than natural grass. You do not have to drag a heavy bag of smelly fertilizer around. There is no need to use harsh chemicals that could raise allergies. And the biggest bonus of all – you don’t have to waste your weekends trying to start the lawn mower!

Having said that, there is still some work you need to do to keep your lawn clean and safe. Here are a few tips you can follow to promote the longevity of your lawn:

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Natural Grass Lawns are Not So Natural

With the Go Green movement really taking stride, it is very important to do everything you can to do your part as well. When updating your home to be more environmental friendly it is very important to consider your lawn. Many of Americans do not realize how many chemicals they are putting into their lawns to make it greener; natural lawns are no longer very natural. Now that spring is creeping up on us it is time to update your lawn, help the environment and give yourself a yard you can enjoy. Below I have listed several reasons why installing a synthetic turf lawn will make your home more “Green.”

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Even Your Pet Loves DIY Synthetic Grass

One of the biggest concerns when making the decision to purchase a synthetic green lawn is how their pets will adapt to the change. No need to worry though because you’re animal will not even notice the difference – only you will! The improvements this will add to your pet’s life are so subtle, it will not even notice that it’s been running around on synthetic grass rather than the real thing. The synthetic lawn is also very durable and will not be damaged by your animal.

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When is Synthetic more “Green” than Grass?

When it’s today’s advanced artificial turf, the green alternative to wasteful (and expensive) lawn watering, pesticide and weed poison usage and the weekly gas and oil combustion pollution added by millions of lawnmowers across the country.

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Infill Options: Where the Rubber Meets the Road, er, Grass

Among the most frequently asked questions we hear from DIYers are:

“Crumb rubber infill? What’s that?”

“What’s it do and why would I need it?”

“Where the heck do I get it?”

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Artificial Grass – Top Five Benefits of Synthetic Turf Lawns

Artificial turf – you have probably seen it in sports stadiums or even on your neighbor’s lawn and didn’t even realize it wasn’t real. Maybe you’re just starting to do the research and or wonder whether it’s a good if is it alternative for your yard? Well, just as recently as 10-years ago, the answer may have been no. However, with the advancements in artificial turf products and thanks in part to the new developments by artificial turf manufacturers, synthetic lawns are becoming an ever present alternative for homeowners around the country.

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Today’s Artificial Grass is Not, your Father’s AstroTurf

Artificial lawns are one of the few landscaping products that continue to get better and better with new technology, especially over the past few years. While pavers and stamped concrete have made small strides in product development, many of today’s artificial grass products are now manufactured especially for homeowners that care about the look and feel of the products as opposed to sports performance.

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