Out with the old….

When installing artificial turf, you have to start somewhere.  As with a general contractor who has to perform demolition on a store space, so we, as turf installers, have to get rid of the old, live turf. We do this with a combination of tools, starting with a turf cutter.  This oversized, gas-powered “turf knife” […]

Building a Dog Run

Here is a simple recipe for a dog run.  Where it talks about the surfaces to use, consider artificial turf. http://www.ehow.com/how_2073854_build-dog-run.html “Fake grass” will survive, it won’t “rut” and it can be cleaned easily without giving Fido muddy paws.  The advantages of Artificial turf are a long list, about as long as the life of […]

Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’……

When your artificial turf is installed, the contractor puts down layers of materials to give the turf a good base.  Crushed granite, sand and sheets of liner material make up these layers. And each one has to be compacted.  That’s where the rollers and compactors come in. If you don’t have the opportunity to go […]

The backing

When choosing a turf product, be sure to turn it over and look at the backing. Is it porous to allow for drainage? Is the turf afixed solidly to it? Is the surface adequate to be glued/attached to the ground? Is it thin enough to be staked? The whole composition of the product is important […]

Playgrounds and Artificial Turf

As more and more playgrounds are built, many of them use artificial turf as the ground covering.  This does several things: Provides a clean surface that isn’t muddy Reduces stains to clothing Cushions falls Is visually pleasing Many city and private installations are incorporating artificial turf for these and many more reasons. The next time […]

Getting an Estimate for your Artificial Turf Installation

As you go out and price and select a dealer and installer for your new artificial turf project, make sure you get an accurate and complete estimate. It’s the first clue your installer knows what they are doing. Look for these elements in a complete estimate: A schedule. When do things start? How long will […]

Dog parks

If you are a dog owner, having a safe and clean place to run your dog is a daily concern.  Especially if you are an apartment dweller as well. With this combination growing in the US and around the world, many outdoor and indoor dog parks are springing up.  The indoor versions rely on artificial […]

Attention to Detail

The best installations are the ones where every detail has been considered. When a crew goes out and completes and installation, they need to do a quality control inspection before, during and after to make sure everything is clean, level and complete. At a recent installation, our lead man made sure things were all tucked […]

Back to basics: fake grass versus the real stuff

Today we are revisiting the resons to have artificial turf as a part of your landscaping plan.  Here are four good reasons: You can have a lawn in an arid or environment hostile to the growth of real grass. Artificial turf is more durable. A low-maintenance solution to weekend/holiday homes and those occupied by the […]

Artificial Turf and Your Health

Not only does artificial turf (fake grass) save water and lots of hard labor, it also reduces health risk. Remember allergy season?  Because artificial is not a living thing, there are reduced allergens: no grass seed,pollen, clippings or lawn waste. Fewer (if any sneezes and no more itching from picking up clippings and walking behind […]