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Hidden Pet Hazards Eliminated by Top-Quality Artificial Grass for Dogs

Posted by Troy Scott on 20 November

A grass-covered backyard is one of the best amenities you can give your dogs. However, think twice about giving your canines free rein over your lawn. Natural grass tends to hide many dangers to pets, some of which can warrant a trip to the vet. Eliminate most of such hazards when you cover your grounds with artificial grass for dogs.

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Topics: grass for pets, pet grass

Does Your Lawn Look Sick? Maybe It Is

Posted by Troy Scott on 03 March

Natural grass is susceptible to all sorts of diseases and other issues that can turn your lawn from a lovely landscaping element into an unsightly and frustrating challenge. Not every disease affects every type of grass, and some diseases are less likely to be a problem here in northern California. Nonetheless the list of things that can sicken your lawn is pretty long. [Sigh.]

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Topics: health, Chemical Treatments, maintenance, Natural Lawn, pests, natural grass problems

What Should I Do if My Artificial Grass is Old

Posted by Troy Scott on 27 February

You’ve loved your artificial turf lawn for years, but nothing lives forever, not even fake grass. It can last 10-15 years or more, but eventually even time can take its toll:

  • Infinitesimal fading finally becomes noticeable
  • Seams begin to fray and separate
  • Mold or smelly bacteria have built up, especially in pet-popular spots
  • Highest traffic areas look tired and don’t rebound as well with brushing
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Topics: artificial grass, artificial turf installation, install grass, Beautiful Lawns, Artificial lawn

What To Do If a Skunk Sprays Your Artificial Turf

Posted by Troy Scott on 25 February

Skunks. Cute little things, but they are the last guests you want to entertain on your artificial turf! If something startles or annoys them – your kids, your dog, or something else – their natural response is to spray. They can launch that infamous spray as far as 10 feet, and as we all know the smell is beyond awful. What if it gets on your artificial turf? Is your lawn doomed to stink forever?

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Topics: artificial grass, Chemical Treatments, grass for pets, maintenance, pests

4 Reasons Why Artificial Turf holds Up Great in Rainy Weather

Posted by Troy Scott on 28 January

 

We Californians have a love-hate relationship with rainy weather. On the one hand, boy do we need the rain! After years of intense drought, we are painfully aware of the problems caused when there isn’t enough water. We’re now well-conditioned to conserve wherever we can. Smart and concerned homeowners have stepped up, many replacing their water-greedy natural grass lawns with artificial turf.

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Topics: Heavy Rains, drainage, Superior Drainage, Home Lawn, Natural Lawn

What To Do If Your Artificial Turf Gets Damaged

Posted by Troy Scott on 24 January

 

Installing artificial turf is a major investment-- and a beautiful one. No one wants to see their gorgeous grass damaged in any way, and considering how durable artificial turf is, that’s not often an issue. But tough as artificial turf is, it’s not bullet-proof. So what if something does damage it? Let’s look at your options.

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Topics: Home Lawn, maintenance, Natural Lawn

How to Care For Your Artificial Turf Putting Green

Posted by Troy Scott on 22 January

 

Isn’t it nice that you can use your at-home putting green virtually all year round? With just a little care, your artificial turf green maintains its pro-quality good looks, the performance traits you specified when it was installed, and its tempting allure. Come play with me.

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Topics: golf artificial turf, Putting Greens

How To Keep Your Artificial Turf Looking Great in the Rain

Posted by Troy Scott on 20 January

 

Uh, oh, the weather forecast calls for rain. What should you do? Don’t touch that grass! It will continue to look its exquisite best no matter how hard it rains or how much rain we get. As long as your grass is artificial turf, that is. Natural grass? You’ve got problems. But we’ll get to that in a moment.

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Topics: Residential Artificial Grass, Heavy Rains, Artificial Turf Grass, Artificial lawn

How To Avoid Muddy Paw Prints On Your Floors

Posted by Troy Scott on 17 January

 

Most pet parents are the ultimate in devotion when it comes to their cats and dogs. We love their purrs and wags and all the silly things they do. But that doesn’t mean they’re perfect, and one of their less charming traits is their ability to track mud, grass clippings and other yard debris, and heaven-knows-what-else into the house. A clean house is a nice thing. Muddy paw prints all over the floors? Never.

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Topics: artificial grass, grass for pets

Frost and Your Artificial Turf

Posted by Troy Scott on 15 January

 

Despite the considerable time we spend talking about how tough and durable artificial turf is, some folks still find that hard to believe. After all, synthetic turf is made from plastic, right? How can it possibly have what it takes to withstand truly difficult conditions? Take frost, for example. Frost can damage natural grass under some circumstances.

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Topics: Residential Artificial Grass, winterize your lawn, Artificial Turf Grass, synthetic grass, Artificial lawn

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