This Spring, Synthetic Turf Kelowna started working closely with many landscape contractors
in the Okanagan. We see so many opportunities for customers to get a new and beautiful artificial grass in their backyard. Whether it is installing a putting green to practice your golf skills at home, or simply a low maintenance option for your newly landscaped backyard, Synthetic Turf has the right materials and expertise help you with your project.
STI Kelowna offers monthly seminars to train local contractors on best practices and product knowledge to help them get started in the turf world.
This spring we collaborated with to complete the following project. The clients wanted to fill their courtyard with two putting greens, so we worked with the landscape architect to create this dream space. The six-hole putting area came together very nicely. The clients now have a beautiful and relaxing outdoor space to enjoy for years to come!
There are many great benefits to installing synthetic grass in your backyard this summer. Here are the top four reasons:
1. Synthetic Turf Can Enhance the Value of Your Home
A unique selling feature for your home is always a great way to entice buyers when you are putting your home on the market. Here in the Okanagan, with the amazing weather that we experience, a home putting green is a asset that can help increase the value of your home. A well maintained lawn and landscape can really improve the curb appeal of your home.
2. Turf is Low Maintenance
Synthetic grass is a simple way to cut down the time that you spend on maintenance. You can keep your backyard looking great while skipping the daily waterings and constant cuttings. The installation of synthetic turf will decrease the size of your water bill and who doesn’t love smaller bills?
3. Go Pesticide Free in Kelowna
The safety of your family is so important and Synthetic Turf understands that. By installing synthetic turf your family is protected from coming in contact with harmful pesticides that are used on many lawns. Not only can we protect your family from exposure to chemicals, but we can also protect the environment.
Harmful and toxic chemicals are applied to many lawns in order to keep them green and full. Installing synthetic turf allows you to do a small part in protecting our environment.
4. Improve Your Golf Skills
Above all, who doesn’t want to improve their game? Having your own putting green allows you to spend more time perfecting your short game. This will help you take strokes off your game and impress your friends.
View of the backyard with the putting greens overlooking the lake
Taking the steps to have your own putting green in your backyard can seem intimidating, that is why the experts at Synthetic Turf are here to help. We can asses your project, recommend the best products and give you all the tools you need to keep your lawn and backyard looking dreamy for years to come.
If you or someone you know wants to Experience a Greener World, contact us today [email protected] or 1-800-279-8873.
Living in the city can have its toll on your idea of a backyard. Most homes in the downtown core of major cities like Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto don’t have more than a small square for a yard. We find that these homeowners still want to make the most of their space, and enjoy some greenery without the hassle of additional chores. Can you imagine trying to pull out a lawn mower in your city centre duplex?
These clients love to golf so a small 10′ x 15′ putting green seemed like a perfect addition to their home. They used the popular NP50 putting surface and Bluegrass Blend in the Olive colour for the fringe. These products complement each other very well so we often see them used in projects similar to this.
If you know someone who would love a maintenance-free, beautiful green yard, contact us at [email protected]
This week we are showcasing a unique installation from Kelowna, BC. The client is an avid golfer and found a way to fit this putting green in around the pool. There is a ledge surrounding the pool which we laid synthetic turf on and created two smaller putting greens in each corner.
Here you can see both greens up close (above and below images). We also installed a paver stone walkway to access the putting greens. STI Kelowna used the popular NP45 putting surface for the green, and SoftLawn Bermuda Blend for the surrounding areas. Bermuda Blend is one of our newly released products for 2016, and it has been an extremely popular choice across the board. People with pets love it for it’s shorter pile height while still providing a realistic lawn look. It also works well around putting greens as seen in this application, or on it’s own as a lawn product. We have seen it used in some major Canadian cities on meridians and sidewalks as well. Bermuda Blend is becoming a go-to choice for the all around product for various applications after just a few short months.
Artificial grass putting greens
Pictured above is an up close shot of the pavers pathway into the putting green area above the pool.
This was a unique space for an installation that worked out perfectly for what the clients were looking for. What else would someone have done with a ledge above a pool like this? Probably nothing nearly as cool as this!
If you or someone you know wants to Experience a Greener World, contact us today for your free no obligations quote at [email protected] or 1-800-279-8873
Synthetic Putting Green Installation
Getting the base prepped is the most important step to our synthetic turf putting green installations. We are proud of our aesthetically pleasing and true roll putting greens and this is a main factor. We ensure every curve and contour is set at this stage. Here you see the base being roughly laid out.
The majority of our team of installers come from a golf construction background. This pivotal stage comes naturally to us as we know many sub grade parameters to ensure the final roll is exactly the way we intended before we lay the turf down. An example of this is knowing our NP50 putting surface, on average, runs at 10.5 on the stimp meter. This translates to a maximum subgrade slope of 3%, which satisfies all USGA green specifications and corresponds to about 8″ of break on a 4′ putt. Simply put, 3% at this speed ensures the ball will not continuously roll.
Once we are happy with the base, we wet the crush and tamp it down to get a perfect base.
Here, the putting sleeves are being positioned to make sure everything is in place before fully sinking them. If the team is happy with the green so far, they can continue to the next step.
They then sink the sleeves, and add a third medium to ensure a perfect roll. This is an exciting stage as we are now ready to start laying turf!
The synthetic turf has been laid down and the holes have been cut around the sleeves. It’s starting to look like a real green at this stage! Here you can see the team inspecting their cuts and ensuring everything looks perfect.
The final product looks great and the client was thrilled with their new addition to the backyard. If you want to Experience a Greener World, contact us today
[email protected] or 1-800-279-8873
This week’s featured install comes from the team at STI Kelowna. Synthetic Turf Kelowna created a whole backyard oasis for their clients. They combined a synthetic turf putting green, lawn products, and drought proof landscaping to create this beautiful space. You can even see a chipping mat peeking through the bushes for a bit of extra fun.
The clients were so pleased with the outcome, especially how realistic the chipping and putting feels for an artificial product. Our Kelowna team did a great job on this space and we are excited for the family to be able to enjoy their new putting green!
If you want to Experience a Greener World, contact us today to set up a free quote.
[email protected] or 1-800-279-TURF (8873)