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Artificial Turf Articles

Protecting Your Artificial Turf from Dual-Paned Windows (Yes, Those Reflections Can Hurt!)

Posted by Troy Scott on 20 January


Dual-paned windows are extremely cost efficient when it comes to energy efficiency and raising the overall value of your home. They keep unwanted heat out of your home in the summer but allow the maximum amount of light to brighten your home in the winter. While these windows offer all of these benefits, they do have a downside, especially if you have artificial turf. The problem of the ultraviolet rays comes into play when they are reflected off of the glass and away from the home. Depending on the sun's location, those ultraviolet rays may be directed squarely towards your lawn!

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Topics: artificial turf, maintenance

Do's and Don'ts When Playing On Your Artificial Grass Lawn

Posted by Troy Scott on 18 January


Your artificial turf lawn opens up a whole new world when it comes to outdoor activities. You don't have to worry about damaging the natural grass or having to re-seed large bare spots after you have been playing for several hours. Artificial is designed to withstand the most intense type of activity. After all, 12 men constantly running a football and digging their toes into the turf to brace for a hit, has to say something for its continued durability. If synthetic turf can withstand that type of punishment on a regular basis, just think of how long it will last in your back yard.

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Topics: artificial turf, maintenance

Where To Play Bocce Ball In Silicon Valley

Posted by Troy Scott on 12 January


Bocce originated in ancient Roman culture and has grown in popularity in the United States. A low-key sport requiring little to no athletic skill, the game of bocce is enjoyable and fun for people of all ages and abilities. Bocce ball sites abound in San Francisco and the Bay Area, and sometimes they come with a generous helping of great food and drink! Explore bocce courts in your own town, or take a day trip and scout out some courts in destination towns like Sausalito or Healdsburg. Either way, you can center your group activity on a game that’s laid back, yet exciting. All you’ll need is a bocce ball set and a court.

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Topics: Silicon Valley, Playgrounds

Setting Up Outdoor Games On Your Artificial Turf

Posted by Troy Scott on 10 January


Artificial turf is the ideal playing surface for backyard recreation. It does not show wear and tear and requires minimal upkeep. The surface can be changed repeatedly without affecting the surface of play. Badminton, volleyball, flag football, croquet, and lacrosse are just a few of the games that can be played on an artificial turf surface without damaging the grass or creating a mess when it comes to clean up. If you have a favorite sport, all you need is the paint to outline the field and the right equipment to set up the game, and you will be all set for a day of fun and games with the family.

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Topics: artificial turf, Sports

Artificial Turf Infill Options: Learn About Shell-Tech

Posted by Troy Scott on 06 January


Shell Tech is a 100% natural infill product that is manufactured using the hulls of black and English walnuts. The shells are crushed and rolled to remove any sharp or rough edges. The shell-based infill is durable and can easily withstand extreme temperatures and climate changes. The materials used to make Shell Tech infill are grown in the United States. Shell Tech infill is hypoallergenic and produces no dust. The artificial turf infill will remain dry and will not harbor odors or bacteria.

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Topics: artificial turf, Infill

Artificial Turf On Flat Roofs Is The Perfect Addition. Learn Why!

Posted by Troy Scott on 05 January


Flat roofs pose unique problems for business owners who want to avoid constant maintenance and upkeep. Artificial turf is extremely versatile and diverse when it comes to how it is used and the different benefits it offers in certain situations. A flat roof can also be responsible for specific types of drainage problems. Covering a flat roof with artificial turf serves many purposes and solves a myriad of problems, including drainage and visual appeal.

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Topics: artificial grass, artificial turf

Artificial Turf Infill Options: Learn About Envirofill

Posted by Troy Scott on 03 January


The type of infill you choose when you have your artificial turf installed can make a big difference. If you have children and pets, the wrong infill will not last very long. EnviroFill is one of the best infill products on the market, especially when it comes to preventing the transfer of germs and the reduction of its impact on the environment. EnviroFill has an entire list of benefits that make it one of the wisest choices when it comes to completing your artificial turf.

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Topics: Environmentally Friendly, Infill

Will Weeds Grow Through Artificial Grass?

Posted by Troy Scott on 29 December


Artificial turf is capable of providing homeowners with a beautiful lawn that is lush, green and weed-free. The majority of brands on the market guarantee that no weeds will be able to penetrate their many levels of sub-turf and work up through the intricate, finely woven fabric backing. There are many reasons why weeds don't often appear in areas where artificial turf is present. Artificial turf is designed to prevent many of the pitfalls of a natural grass lawn that can destroy its looks. It is able to accomplish this because of its complex construction and many levels that reach below the surface of the turf.

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Topics: weeds, artificial turf

6 Drought Tolerant Grasses For A California Landscape

Posted by Troy Scott on 28 December


Living in an area that is prone to drought conditions can make it difficult to landscape your property. There are a number of shrubs, trees and grasses that are drought resistant and will thrive even in the most extreme conditions. Whether you are looking for tall, decorative grasses or ground cover, there are many different kinds to suit almost every desire and decorative taste. Different types of grasses and ground covers do better in certain situations and handle different levels of traffic. You need to know what type of activity is best tolerated and find a ground cover that meets all of your needs.

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Topics: Beautiful Lawn, Drought Tolerant Landscaping

The Downfalls Of A Natural Lawn

Posted by Troy Scott on 27 December


Natural lawns are quickly becoming a thing of the past. While they look their best when conditions are perfect, things can change dramatically in a very short period of time. Homeowners have started weighing their options and many are choosing other alternatives to resurface their lawns. From artificial turf to low-growing ground covers, homeowners have many options to choose from. Those who choose artificial turf are making a huge investment in their property, both in value and long-term maintenance costs.

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Topics: artificial turf, Natural Lawn

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