More About Golf and Artificial Turf

We can’t emphasize enough the tie between artificial turf and the game of golf.  From water conservation to lowered maintenance costs, golf has gained a lot from being tied to fake grass–and fake grass owes a lot to the game. Consider these facts: Backyard putting greens are more popular than ever. More golf courses and […]

What is LEED Certification?

LEED Certification means that products have been certified as “green” (environmentally friendly) by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a program developed and implemented by the U.S. Green Building Council. What does this have to do with artificial turf? Since artificial turf is a building material rather than a natural product, it falls in […]

The Color of Turf

Ok, so you won’t want a blue lawn (unless you are a Boise State fan), but it is nice to know that artificial turf has options. The accompanying photos shows the variety of colors that are typically used on sports fields. The turf is pre-dyed before it is assembled and it comes in rolls just […]

The game of golf and artificial turf

Did you know that some of that green grass you see at your favorite golf course and driving range is artificial? Really. For example, the tee boxes at several local North Texas country clubs are fake grass.  Well, let’s be more elegant: artificial turfgrass.  They have helped do the following: Last longer than traditional turf […]

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Reclaiming an area with artificial turf

Have you looked around your home, office or school and seen unused space in the yard or around the outside of the buildings? Maybe you should consider a reclamation project. “We recently completed a project that did just that,” Tim Dvorak said. “A local private high school came to us and needed an unused courtyard […]

Consider a putting green

Really, if you are an avid golfer and your short game is in need of help, why not have a putting green installed in your yard? It isn’t all that much of an extravagance.  For about the price of a year’s worth of greens fees you could have a crisp, clean, useful putting surface at […]

I am a rock…..

But not an island.  Among the layers of a good artificial turf installation is crushed granite.  The crushed rock allows for sure footing and a solid base, while also giving good drainage.  The combination of all of those features makes sure your artificial turf installation will be a long-time part of your landscaping. As we’ve […]

Drainage and Artificial Turf

Choosing to use artificial turf as a part of your landscape plan has many positive aspects.  Beside the long-term low maintenance, it is also a way to improve drainage. The layers beneath the turf installation are usually configured to allow water to leach down unimpeded. The backing of the turf itself allows for drainage below […]

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 […]