Turf Playgrounds That Always Look Gorgeous

Synthetic Grass Playgrounds – Top 5 Reasons to Have One

  1. Low Maintenance
  2. More Family Time
  3. Avoid Slivers and Other Injuries
  4. Have an Even Playing Surface
  5. No More Allergies

Artificial grass is becoming more popular, especially in arid climates like the Okanagan. Kelowna residents are deciding to save time, energy and cash by switching to grass alternatives. Playground spaces are notorious for muddy patches under the swings and high traffic burnouts that lead to messy situations and potential slips. Synthetic Turf can help you transform your backyard and provide a playground friendly landscape that will stand the test of time. Imagine all of the extra time you will have without mowing the lawn and how much extra money you will save on your irrigation bill!

Artificial Grass is Low Maintenance

Skip the back breaking dandelion weeding and pesticide use from now on (and dirty looks from the neighbours). Enjoy a safer, kid friendly environment knowing that you don’t have to apply chemical weed killers. Put the dangerous weed-wacker away and never worry about an unsightly trim. Our product looks like the real deal without all of the hassle, making it ideal for those who prefer spending more family time. Clients with decreased mobility, such as some of our grandparents, enjoy having their little ones over to play without having to spend hours preparing the yard. Synthetic Turf doesn’t fade in the sunshine and the kids can still enjoy running through the sprinkler on hot summer days without worrying about creating slippery mud spots.

Turf Makes An Entertaining Dream

Wouldn’t it be great to plan your child’s next outdoor birthday party or family BBQ without having to spend hours completing lawn maintenance in the yard? Save your knees and your back from all of that mowing, weeding and trimming while you save your wallet and the environment from excessive water use. Regardless of what time your family and friends or the kids’ play dates stop by, know that your lawn will always be looking awesome!

Sliver-Free Fun!

Many playgrounds have wood chips or bark mulch in place. These items can cause unnecessary splinters, and feel awful when kids get pieces stuck into their clothing or shoes. Eliminate the issue altogether by installing Synthetic Turf instead! Our artificial grass feels soft and has some cushion to it for those unavoidable wipe-outs. Besides, wood based playground products get soggy and compressed and even moldy, requiring replacement multiple times a year. Synthetic Turf is extremely durable and lasts for years, keeping your playground looking brand new.

Synthetic Turf Makes For An Even Playing Surface

Say goodbye to uneven divots, hidden rocks and the variety of hidden tripping hazards within your lawn space. Feel safe when the kids are playing tag and soccer. Save yourself from the time consuming task of looking for rocks and pebbles prior to mowing your lawn and finally retire your lawnmower once and for all!

Say Goodbye To Grass Allergies

Many people suffer from grass and pollen allergies. Grass seed and flower pollen become airborne (especially when disturbed) from mowing and can lead to itchy, watery red eyes and a host of respiratory issues. All of these uncomfortable allergy symptoms can disappear along with your lawn care chores. Synthetic Turf has your playground and yard options covered! 

Call For Your Kelowna Quote Today!

Synthetic Turf has proudly installed our product all over North America! Call our Okanagan office today to discover how you can enjoy a lush, green lawn and playground atmosphere year round. No more burnt out brown patches or spending precious hours tinkering with your irrigation system and lawn maintenance. Simplify your life and your landscape and call Synthetic Turf in Kelowna today!

Artificial Turf Installations Coast to Coast with Synthetic Turf Canada

artificial turf putting green

Clients looking to transform their space with synthetic turf are committed to a large project with quite a significant budget. When you decide to make the large purchase for the new car you’ve been eyeing, you are sure to do some research and make sure you are getting exactly what you think you are. Sure, all cars have 4 wheels, some seats, and will get you from a to b, but do you want to know more than that? Of course! We all want to know about who we are dealing with, make sure the company is backed in case something goes wrong with our shiny new purchase, and ensure we are getting the exact product we purchased.

This scenario is no different than buying synthetic turf for your new backyard putting green or athletic facility. Synthetic turf is still so new that many consumers don’t realize there are different manufacturers, producing various levels of products. The industry progressed so quickly that the products went from ‘Astroturf’ to the vast variety we have today. Our company works direct with the manufacturer, Synthetic Turf International, so our clients are guaranteed to know where their turf is coming from, and that we will still be around in 10 years if they have a problem.

Artificial Grass Installations Country Wide

Synthetic Turf Canada has grown tremendously with a distributor network from coast to coast. Our widespread team allows us to work on projects in an efficient manner in most major cities in Canada and all in between. We have put together a list of project highlights from this year, see photos of these projects below.

Soccer Field in Yellowknife, NT

soccer field synthetic turf

WickerLand in Victoria, BC

wickerland synthetic turf

Putting Green in Halifax, NS

artificial turf putting green

artificial turf putting green

CrossFit in Calgary, AB

crossfit agility turf

Synthetic Turf International Works With Local Daycare

synthetic turf daycare

Synthetic Turf Canada Helps Building Blocks Go Green

This Spring was an especially wet one for the Okanagan region. An area more commonly known for large droughts and high risk of wildfires. The unusual amount of rain and snowmelt made for some messy spaces around town. Building Blocks Educare had luckily already made the decision to revamp their entire campus including adding synthetic turf to all play areas for the children. When this wet season hit Kelowna, the project was well underway. The before and after photos you see below show the massive changes this space went through, from a dirt pit to a safe and usable play space!

The daycare chose to install our SoftLawn Bermuda Blend turf. We find this is a great option for applications like this. The SoftLawn product provides a medium height turf with a thick, ‘cushy’ feel under the foot so it’s a great turf for kids to play on. See some of the photos below!

Before

before daycare

before synthetic turf

daycare before sand

After

synthetic turf daycare

artificial turf daycare

synthetic turf daycare

synthetic turf daycare

Experience a Greener World with Synthetic Turf International of Canada. Call us today for your free quote!

Synthetic Turf Driving Range and Tee Line Options

Synthetic Turf Artificial Grass & Lawns Tee Line

Traditional Golf in Canada

Canadians would agree that golf is a favourite activity country wide. Home to 2,298 public and private golf facilities, with 77% of the total golf supply located in Canada’s four most populated provinces- Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia. Almost six million Canadians play sixty million rounds of golf per year. With the sport being so readily available to most Canadians, some are beginning to wonder how golf is changing with the younger generations?

markland wood synthetic turf

Turf for Alternative Golf Games

With the ever-increasing price of real estate, courses are being bulldozed for new developments. Many Canadians wonder if the 18-hole game will attract younger golfers to the sport. The traditional sport has seen many attempts to bring some new sense of fun to the game to attract a wider range of players. Arguably the most successful attempt in North America would be Topgolf, which is coming to Canada later this year.

Topgolf operates multi-tiered driving ranges with players using micro-chipped golf balls, which they aim at giant targets in the landing area. Instant feedback is provided to the golfer and different games can be played using the system.

However, the atmosphere is much different than a traditional driving range. Each climate-controlled hitting bay includes a lounge area with music, televisions showing live sports, and food and beverage service. In many ways, it’s like putting a driving range in the middle of a sports bar. It’s become a huge hit in the 33 current locations it operates, attracting a diverse demographic of customers.” –TSN, 2017.

synthetic turf indoor driving range

Ripped Links is another new idea that has emerged this past year with events in Vancouver, BC.  The game is staged in various locations like a beach or urban setting, with golfers hitting off elevated platforms with synthetic turf hitting mats, to the artificial turf putting green where they putt and sink the hole. Add in the music festival atmosphere surrounding the crowds and you’ve got a unique and fun golf event catered directly to the younger generations.

synthetic turf tee line

Synthetic turf allows these new games to continue to flourish year-round. While most of Canada is knee deep in snow, these new indoor driving range facilities allow players to get out and practice or enjoy the entertainment value year-round.

Synthetic Turf Tee Lines

We know that even though these new games are a hit, nothing will take away the original golf game on a natural course from avid golfers. To ensure the natural tee line is as pristine as the course requires, it can be beneficial to allow it time to rest for some periods of the year while it is maintained. A great alternative is to have a synthetic tee line in one area to allow continuous use of the driving range. EZTee® synthetic turf is the preferred option by top courses around the globe.

Synthetic Turf International of Canada’s EZ Tee® nylon tee line surface is an innovative artificial turf system, designed specifically for driving range tee lines. In addition to being able to hit down and through the ball, golfers can also hit from a regulation golf tee placed directly in the EZ Tee® surface. This is a stark departure from the white plastic tube that serves as a tee in other synthetic tee line surfaces. In addition to the realistic playability of EZ Tee®, club owners and equity members benefit greatly from its cost-effectiveness. EZ Tee® permits continuous use, eliminating the need to relocate and reseed driving range areas. Appropriate for tee lines and hitting mats, EZ Tee® can be installed over natural base or concrete.

synthetic turf tee line

Fall is the time to begin planning, budgeting and scheduling, to have the new tee line installed for the start of the upcoming season. Golf and country clubs strive to hit the ground running soon as weather permits in the Spring. Having a synthetic turf tee line available to members on the first nice day of the year not only allows the course to begin earning profits much earlier than expected, but members will be raving about the incredible customer service by lengthening their season!

EZTee® Products

We offer two main hitting or tee line products in our EZTee® product line, EZTee® Poly and EZTee® Hybrid. The product specs can be read on our website here for both options.

Satisfied EZTee® Customers

A few of our favourite EZTee® projects we’ve worked on recently, for a complete list of courses with EZTee®, please visit our Satisfied Customers list here.

  1. Two Eagles Golf Course
  2. Pebble Beach Golf
  3. Riverbend Golf Course

If you want to Experience a Greener World, contact us today at [email protected] or 1-800-279-8873

 

Golf Canada, 2017