Artificial Grass Can Protect Your Yard

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With the seasons starting to change across Canada, most neighbourhoods start to see the wildlife adjusting to new temperatures. Bears begin to scavenge for food before hibernation, and birds fly south. A large draw to synthetic turf backyards is the fact that it’s now a non-organic space, so it won’t attract deer, bears, or the occasional wildlife we’ve grown to see wander through our neighbourhoods.

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Artificial Grass Doesn’t Attract Animals

There is no research to suggest that animals are drawn to synthetic turf more than natural grass. Any suggestion that they are is a long-held myth. Many employees of our company and our customers can attest to the fact that it will not be a problem. When the backyard synthetic turf is kept free of garbage and debris, there is no longer anything to attract wildlife. In Western Canada, wildlife is most commonly drawn to berry bushes surrounding people’s backyards, often when backing up to a uninhabited wetland. If you have a berry bush, a simple way to keep the wildlife out is by putting up a fence along the turf line to deter the animals from strolling right through your yard.

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Synthetic Turf Can’t be Damaged by Animals

If you have those sneaky little racoons or other animals that just weasel their way into your yard no matter what you do, you can rest assured they won’t damage your synthetic grass. The turf is made up of various yarn types, essentially a plastic, so it is very durable and can withstand the foot traffic. As most of our products are designed for pets, they can also handle being used by wildlife.

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Synthetic Turf Doesn’t Hurt the Animals

We often get asked, ‘but will the artificial turf harm the wildlife?’ The answer is no. Our turf is all designed to be completely safe for pets and children, so there are no components that would be unsafe for wild animals. They won’t be able to rip it or eat it as the backing to our products is so strong holding it together.

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Turf is Easy to Clean

If the berry-eating animal makes his way into your yard and makes a mess of berry juice and branches, you don’t need to worry! Synthetic turf is very easy to clean and maintain. The debris can be removed with a leaf blower, and any spills can be cleaned off with a pressure washer. If there is a big mess, a cloth or brush can be used to wipe the area clean and just pressure wash it to remove any residue. The turf will air dry and be good as new again.

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Synthetic Turf Can Improve Employee Morale

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Companies are always looking for fresh new ideas to keep the company morale up and inspire their employees to stay motivated. There have been many studies done around this and they generally come back with the same array of results. Employees who feel valued, cared for, competent and comfortable in their work environment are four times more likely to stay with the company than employees who don’t. Happiness has been a key factor in employee productivity, especially when employees are working in team or group environments where morale spreads to others if a situation isn’t handled quickly. That’s why we came up with some creative ways to help boost our employee’s morale around the office and keep their energy up.

Synthetic Turf Finds 3 Creative Ways to Increase Employee Morale

Artificial Grass and Thinking Green

Creating a work space that drives creativity and fresh new ideas is key to promote motivation. One way to do that is to have a central area where employees can go unwind for a few minutes.  A dart board and pool table make for a great space full of distraction and fun to reset the mind and body before heading back into a project. Alternatively, some books and comfy couches can go a long way to reset the mind. Create a space with a change of scenery and get creative to increase the creativity among employees. Courtyards, rooftop patios, or even converting a spare corner into a soothing oasis goes a long way. Synthetic turf can be used to create a gathering space in an indoor office building that feels like a real garden. Adding some plants and synthetic turf changes the entire feel of the space into an outdoor oasis, right around the corner from your desk.

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Allowing Time for Personal Projects

It’s more important in today’s age than ever before to allow your employees the freedom to be who they are. This includes bringing a taste of their personal interests into the workplace. Many companies have had great success with monthly or annual volunteer programs. It works by allowing the employee to choose their own cause to donate their time to, in exchange for 4 hours a month in the office, or however your team chooses to allocate the time. Celebrating your employee’s personal victories and success stories at an annual Christmas party is a great way to recognize their hard work towards something they are passionate about.

Artificial Grass Can Offer Something Meaningful and Fun

Providing an employee an extra day off work to spend however they choose in their birthday month is a great way to show them you care about them! Many companies are taking this incentive on and employees have reported great feedback.

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Have another idea that works well for your office? We would love to hear what else companies are doing to keep their employees engaged in the work place, comment below to share your ideas!

Synthetic Turf Takes You Back to School

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Synthetic Turf International has been busy over the summer transforming many playground and field areas to a clean, safe, green space before the kids head back to school. Many school districts are moving towards the synthetic turf fields to help with maintenance costs and to extend the usable season of the field areas. Every year we receive such great feedback with comments like “I’ve been watching kids play on the field for the past 24 hours… they love it!!” from Principal Wowk. These are the top reasons our school districts are making the switch to artificial turf.

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Artificial Grass is Safe for Children

One of the biggest factors about our turf is that it is a plush, soft landing should there be an accident where a child falls or trips. The turf itself has many options that are very soft and plush, but there is also another product we use to reach safe fall heights with our synthetic turf. Thermagreen foam panels can be placed underneath the turf as an added layer depending on how tall the play structures are around the turf. It comes in various thicknesses to reach varying fall height ratings for safety. Using the Thermagreen foam panels under our synthetic turf we can reach 14’ fall height ratings. This is a common height across the industry for standard playgrounds, swings, and similar structures. This prevents kids from injury in the case they fell off the monkey bars and hit their head or something similar. It’s nice to know they are safe while playing outdoors!

Turf Keep Kids Clean

Teachers and parents have had incredible reviews of synthetic turf play areas since we started making these transformations. The days of crumby bark mulch or pebbly gravel are becoming history when it comes to playgrounds. Synthetic turf provides a green, maintenance free surface for kids to play on. It looks visually appealing and is easy to clean with a leaf blower or pressure washer. Parents love that kids don’t come home with grass stained clothing anymore, they can roll around and play to their hearts desire and not get muddy, dirty or grassy!

Synthetic Turf Can Help You Avoid Allergies

A lot of times young students find natural grass to be itchy due to organics that cause allergies and sniffles. Synthetic grass is a great option to avoid allergy season all together. Synthetic turf playgrounds and play areas don’t have the weeds, pollen and other organics that cause majority of children’s allergies.

Artificial Turf is Quick and Easy to Install

The best part about this whole idea- the switch to synthetic turf is quick and easy! Most play areas can be converted in two to three days. Our team offers full turn key service, as well as offering our clients to do some of the work themselves if they have the experience and want to manage their budget.

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Four Seasons Play Area with Synthetic Turf

One of the most common questions we get asked in Canada is, “how will the synthetic turf do in the winter?” The answer is quite a relief to people too! Synthetic turf is not affected by any amount of snow, freezing temperature, or ice. Yes, you can leave the turf outside all winter. No, you don’t have to roll it up and store it in a shed. Yes, we know Canada gets a lot of snow, and very cold. We have installed our synthetic turf as far North as Arviat, NU and our products stand up perfectly well to extreme weather conditions.

There are so many reasons to choose synthetic turf for your playground and play area, however we think these are some of the biggest decision-making factors for our clients. If you would like to see a sample of our favourite playground turf or the foam, please send us an inquiry to [email protected] or call us at 1-800-279-8873.  We are in the office Monday through Friday 8-4pm PST.

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