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!
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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
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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!
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Markland Wood Golf Course installs Synthetic Turf Canada’s premium EZTee Hybrid Plus hitting turf.16
Markland Wood Golf Course has completed a very large update of their grounds this summer. They asked Synthetic Turf Canada to complete the brand new power cage they were building. Our team was excited to create a stunning new space for them with some of our favourite products! EZTee Hybrid Plus is our premium hitting turf option which many top courses have chosen to install at their driving range. For the receiving turf within the netted area, we used our SoftLawn Bluegrass Blend. This product is one of our most popular all around turfs as it is quite versatile for residential and commercial applications, not to mention it looks great alongside EZTee turf.
Markland Wood Golf Course Power Cage
The new synthetic turf in use!
In this aerial video below of Markland Wood Golf Course, you can see the entire transformation take place. They expanded the size of the putting green and bunker on the right, and added this entire new power cage to their facility. The video is interesting to see how it all came together!
Aerial View of Markland Installation Time Lapse
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Creating a Backyard Oasis with Synthetic Turf
Once in a while, we have a client come to us entirely fed up with their yard and looking for a total revamp of the space. This would be one of those times. This family knew they wanted artificial grass and a putting green, but left the specifics up to our design team.
This was a really nice space with lots of opportunity so we went with our favourite product, Autumn Fescue and our premium putting surface. The space wound around gardens and rock features, with the lower level focused on the centre putting green. They created a 3 hole green as you can see in the photos here. It has only been complete a few days and they have already stopped by to let us know it is getting lots of use and they are so pleased with their new space!
We left the intricate details of the gardens and trees, but cut in turf around the stone work and enclosing rock wall. This gives the yard a nice open feel, with the turf winding all the way up through the trees to the higher level. You can see the green of the turf peaking through the trees in these photos. This was quite a large project and we are so pleased that the family left the creative design up to us and are in turn thrilled with their new space.
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 at [email protected]
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.
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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.
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Creative and Connected Synthetic Turf Putting Greens
Our favourite projects are always the ones where clients want to have a bit of fun! This client had worked with us previously to create a backyard putting green. They loved it so much that they had us come back again this year to build another putting green in the front of the house. That wasn’t all they wanted though. They had an idea to have the two putting greens be connected through the front hole dropping down to the back green. Our team lit up when they heard this plan and got to work designing the perfect space for this idea.
This is the hole being dug to allow the ball to drop down the side of the house, and pop out on the backyard putting green.
Our team standing back to check out the front yard so far. The green is down and the fringe is coming along nicely at this point.
It was just about complete at this stage, our clients were getting so excited to test it out! They have two little girls who absolutely love golf so they were patiently waiting on the side for our team to complete the finishing touches. I think they heard, “is it ready yet?” a couple times this week.
The complete putting green looks great and we have another satisfied client!
You can see here where the ball would pop out on the backyard putting green. Thanks to these wonderful clients for allowing us to be creative and make this idea a reality for you!
If you or someone you know is thinking about switching to synthetic turf, please give us a call to discuss working together.
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The US Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament in the US. This is the second major of the year in golf as part of the PGA Tour. This year, the tournament began on June 16th and weather permitting should be finished on June 19th, also known as Fathers Day. It moves around different courses each year, but this year is being played at Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania. Last year Jordan Spieth took the championship.
If Pennsylvania is a bit too far to go to feel apart of the celebrations, we have the solution for you, your own personal putting green! If your dream is to take part in a major one day, then why not get all the practice you can at your own doorstep. Many pros use our artificial grass putting greens and chipping mats for practice in the off season and in their own homes. Synthetic Turf Canada is able to design custom greens to work with the space we are given so each project is entirely unique for our clients. If this is something that interests you, give us a call to discuss what we can do for you! 1-800-279-TURF (8873)
Have you joined our annual golf pool yet? It’s a free, online pool that continues on through all four majors of the year. We have prizes for each major, and then a grand prize for the overall winner of the year! This year’s prize is a roll out putting strip for the grand winner! Enter today to join in on the fun! (Details below)
Details to enter our golf pool:
Instructions for joining the pool entitled ‘CanadaSTI’
1. Go to http://www.runyourpool.com/join/?id=40091
2. In the Join Password box, enter ‘synthetic’ (without the single quotes)
3. Fill out the form information, including a personal username and password. (Rest assured, this information will NOT be sold or utilized for spam email under ANY circumstances.)
4. Once the tournament field has been finalized, enter your picks, with the ability to change them right up until the tournament’s first tee time.