Artificial Turf Soccer Field in Vancouver, BC
Artificial grass has come such a long way over the years. From Astroturf years ago to the lush, soft, natural looking artificial grass we have today, it’s hard not to want your own yard transformed! Synthetic Turf International has the ability to create a turf for every circumstance and we were able to find just the one for this large residential project in Vancouver, BC.
This project had over 40 professionals on site at a time, working on landscaping, rock configurations, and general house renovations as well. This meant for a busy work space with a lot going on all of the time. Our team was able to work together and complete the installation right on schedule.
At first glance, this yard looks like a large open green space, but it doubles as the kid’s soccer field! If you look closely, there is also a three-hole putting green tucked away in the far corner to allow dad some fun too! We used our SoftLawn® Fine Fescue for the soccer play area, and our premium putting surface NP55 for the putting green. The two products compliment each other with their contrasting colours nicely in this project.
When our team was finished, the rest of the landscaping crew was still completing some finishing touches around the house so the yard isn’t entirely finished in our finished photos, but we look forward to receiving the proper finished photos from the client.
If you or someone you know wants to Experience a Greener World, contact us today for your free, no obligation quote 1-800-279-8873 or [email protected]
Custom Designed Artificial Grass for Multi-Sports Play Area
Our featured install this week is a unique application that we really enjoyed putting together for this client. The family was looking for a multi-use artificial grass that they could have throughout their entire outdoors space. We were able to provide them with a great option, Pro Ball Turf. This artificial turf has the flexibility for us to adjust the infill levels to create a variety of play areas. Our team designed the space to suit just about any activity! By using a multi-use turf, and playing with infill levels, we created a space for their kids to play soccer, tennis, basketball, jump on the trampoline and climb on playground structures safely.
Pet Friendly and Child Safe Synthetic Turf
Pro Ball Turf is a pet friendly, child safe option that still looks great and makes for a perfect play turf. It is one of our most versatile options, hence why we used it for this unique project.
We were so happy to see the kids playing around as soon as the turf was finished. The dog ran out and started doing laps of the yard, rolling around as happy as could be! This is the reaction we love to see after each project comes to an end.
If you or someone you know is interested in Experiencing a Greener World, contact us today for your free, no obligation quote 1-800-279-8873 or [email protected]
Record-Breaking Drought Conditions Lead to Mandatory Water Restrictions
Dry summer conditions and shortage of rainfall are two things most Canadians are far too familiar with.
With extreme conditions once again in 2015, many cities were forced to implement the highest stage of water restrictions by July. Dry conditions, low snowpack, and shrinking reservoirs all contribute to the stage of restrictions enforced city to city. Vancouver 2016 restrictions began more than two weeks earlier than 2015 to try to ensure enough water supply by the end of summer.
This doesn’t guarantee residents that water will be readily available by the end of summer though, so citizens are urged to be mindful of their personal usage. Most areas are currently in stage 1 restrictions across Canada, meaning most types of watering is restricted to specific days and times. If we reach a stage 3 again like last year, this is what it means:
- All lawn watering is prohibited
- Watering of gardens, shrubs and trees is restricted to hand watering only
- Vehicle/boat washing is prohibited
- Surface and power washing is restricted to safety reasons only.
So What Can We Do?
During these hot, dry months, residents are encouraged to be mindful of all water usage. Consider trying different ways to save water, such as collecting rain water to water gardens or shortening showers. If you must water your garden, choose to do so in the cooler times of day for the most efficient use of water.
Is Synthetic Turf a Plausible Option?
With more and more restrictions in place, for six months of the year many places, many people are looking for alternative options altogether. Xeriscaping has become a far more appealing option to homeowners and commercial properties alike. Most people can agree that staring at a dead, brown grass isn’t exactly how we picture summer vacation. Landscape companies everywhere are specializing in xeriscape to minimize the amount of water used by combining native plants and rock work to create a beautiful outdoor space. Synthetic Turf is a great option to add some green space to the xeriscape without the maintenance, watering, fertilizers or pesticides that can come with having a lawn. A well designed yard with synthetic turf and rock work can greatly increase your property value, and offset the cost of the initial installation. As you can see from these photos, there are so many different options. Synthetic Turf Canada is also able to create custom turf to specifically meet your needs if you have required specs for your design. We would love to hear from you to see if we can help make your dream space a reality this year.
Are you interested in Experiencing A Greener World?
Contact us today for free samples of our best selling turfs! [email protected] or 1-800-279-8873