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DIY Advice: 5 Significant Reasons You Need to Use Sand Infill When Laying the Best Artificial Turf

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The best artificial turf is an amazing investment for both your lawn experience and property value. With some DIY skills, you can also reduce the installation expense by doing the project yourself. Yet one corner that you should never cut when laying turf is the infill selection.

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Sacramento Considers Lifting Longtime Ban on Artificial Turf

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Barry Ann Friedman’s small midtown lawn is holding up to the drought amazingly well, with grass several shades darker than some of its parched-looking neighbors.

It’s also fake, and illegal under a city ordinance adopted three decades ago that prohibits synthetic turf in Sacramento’s front yards. Sitting on her front porch earlier this week, Friedman said she didn’t know that when she paid around $3,300 two years ago to have a contractor install the closely cropped faux grass.

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A Natural Looking Synthetic Turf Lawn

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Dreaming of a lush, green lawn rather than a dry, brown patch of dirt?  Tired of all the maintenance your grass requires – the precious time you spend mowing, weeding, fertilizing and watering it, not to mention those water bills when they arrive?

Artificial turf is the natural-looking solution that will provide the perfect, lush green yard all year round. The benefits of synthetic turf lawns are even greater than the time and cost savings; you and your family are spared from the pesticides and chemicals used in their upkeep. No more itching from allergies or having to avoid the prickles.

 

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8 Artificial Grass Maintenance Tips to Extend Longevity

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Synthetic grass is much easier to care for than natural grass. You don’t have to drag a heavy bag of smelly fertilizer around. There’s no need to use harsh chemicals that could raise allergies and are harmful to mother nature. Let’s not forget the double benefit of conserving water and lowering that water bill.  And what may be the biggest bonus of all – you don’t have to waste your weekends trying to start the lawn mower!

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

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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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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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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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The Impact of Artificial Turf on the Sporting World

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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.

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Synthetic Turf Grass, the Time is Now

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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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