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Put Down Your Smartphone - Get Outside - It's Spring!

Posted by Troy Scott on 06 April

 

In case you haven’t noticed, spring is finally here! And if you haven’t noticed, it’s probably because you’re spending way too much time glued to your smartphone or some other tech device. This might be Silicon Valley, but it’s time to get offline and get outside.

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Topics: Silicon Valley, Artificial Grass Installation

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

Enjoying Shakespeare in the Park (and Grass, Bugs, Allergies, etc.)

Posted by Troy Scott on 11 May

What are you doing this summer? If you live in Northern California, we really hope you’ve got some outdoor-centric activities on the calendar. With the gorgeous, temperate evenings and roasting hot days we enjoy here in the San Francisco Bay Area, the options for activities that are both fun and culturally enriching are endless. From Shakespeare in the Park to outdoor concerts to weekend getaways, it’s guaranteed there’s something fun you’d like to do outdoors.

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Topics: Silicon Valley, Residential Artificial Grass, Commercial Synthetic Turf, Unique Artificial Turf Design and Uses, artificial grass, green grass, benefits

Where to Play Bocce Ball in San Francisco

Posted by Troy Scott on 03 April

A low-key sport requiring little to no athletic skill, the game of bocce is enjoyable and fun for people of all ages. 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.

Bocce is a great activity for group gatherings like family parties, corporate events, and weekend outings with friends. The San Francisco Bay Area boasts parks, restaurants, bars and more that have bocce courts installed for guests. We’ve compiled a couple ideas here to get you started. This list is in no way exhaustive—check out your town’s local courts today!

Bocce Courts In Outdoor Parks: For a casual family get-together that’s kid-friendly and free, nothing beats outdoor bocce courts in local parks.

-Aquatic Park – Rated the Best Bocce Ball Court in 2007 for the SF Weekly Best Of Award, Aquatic Park Bocce Ball Court boasts spectacular views of the Municipal Pier and San Francisco Bay. You’ll find comfortable benches here where you can relax while waiting your turn. Located on Hyde at Beach, San Francisco.

-Joe DiMaggio Playground – Boasting two bocce courts open to the public, this North Beach Park is perfect for a family outing. The park’s Clubhouse can even be reserved for parties and special events! Located at 651 Lombard Street, San Francisco.

Bocce Restaurants & Bars: You’ll find restaurants and bars offering delicious food and drink along with bocce courts sprinkled around the Bay Area and in San Francisco.

-Make Westing – Think house cocktails, inventive cuisine, a daily Happy Hour and indoor bocce courts open 7 days a week. The cool vibe of this Uptown Oakland spot makes it perfect for enjoying a few drinks while you play a round. Located at 1741 Telegraph Ave., Oakland.

- Bar Bocce – Located on the gorgeous Sausalito waterfront, Bar Bocce’s got it all: homestyle food, from pizza and fudgesicles to beers and cask wines, a covered bayfront patio and bocce courts. While reservations aren’t accepted, you can buy out the restaurant on weekdays, making it great for company events or rehearsal dinners. Located at 1250 Bridgeway, Sausalito.

- Campo Di Bocce – With locations in Livermore and Los Gatos, this Italian restaurant-cum-bocce court site is great for family gatherings, birthdays, office parties and more. Enjoy delicious Italian fare with a few rounds of bocce on the side. Located at 175 East Vineyard Avenue, Livermore; and 565 University Avenue, Los Gatos.

Bocce Wineries: There are nearly thirty wineries with bocce courts between Sonoma and Napa alone! The California coast has thousands of amazing wineries, and in our opinion, the best of the wineries have bocce courts. You can find an extensive list of bocce wineries here.

As you scout around for great local bocce courts, keep in mind the type of surface you will be playing on. At Heavenly Greens, we know all about the pros and cons that come with traditional clay, crushed oyster shell or asphalt courts. For an optimal family-friendly experience, Heavenly Greens recommends artificial grass bocce courts. Not only are they soft, lush and more attractive than drab brown courts; they are faster draining and cleaner too. You, your friends and your kids won’t get dusty or dirty with artificial grass bocce courts, and you don’t need to worry about rough ground for little ones.

If you find yourself getting a little addicted to bocce (Trust us, it’s easy!) Heavenly Greens offers commercial and residential installations of artificial grass bocce courts. Visit our San Jose showroom today to find out about the many options we have for your artificial turf installations at Heavenly Greens.

 

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Topics: Silicon Valley, Residential Artificial Grass, Commercial Synthetic Turf, FieldTurf, Heavenly Greens, bocce ball courts

Don't Let Rainy Days Interrupt Sports Games – Try Synthetic Grass

Posted by Troy Scott on 23 March

While athletes on the sports field certainly take their fair share of beatings, it could be argued that is the sports field itself that truly takes the brunt of the battle. Take football. Athletes pushing well over 200 pounds, all wearing equipment that weighs 13 pounds each, dig their cleats into the beautiful, manicured green turf, racing around and pounding each other into the ground. Think delicate grass could stand this kind of wear and tear? Not a chance.

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Topics: Silicon Valley, Commercial Synthetic Turf, synthetic turf, drainage, durability

Artificial Grass for Dogs at Pet Facilities

Posted by Troy Scott on 20 February

When you go on vacation and have to leave Fido behind, what do you look for in a dog care facility? After cleanliness, a safe environment and a friendly and helpful staff, pet care places should always provide a great yard for their canine charges to enjoy. Give a dog a nice green lawn, and they can sniff, scratch, dig, nose, race, romp and rumble. They can lie in the shade, chase squirrels, bark up trees and more. A large expanse of lawn makes for very happy puppies! 

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Topics: Silicon Valley, Residential Artificial Grass, FieldTurf, artificial grass, grass for pets

A Healthy Green (Artificial) Lawn in the Silicon Valley

Posted by Troy Scott on 17 February

What do you look forward to doing on this weekend? Sleeping in? Sipping coffee at your favorite cafe? Taking long bike ride on the coast? Relaxing in the park with a good book, your dog, a friend—or all three?

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Topics: Silicon Valley, Residential Artificial Grass, FieldTurf, synthetic turf, artificial grass

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