The Benefits of Artificial Grass At Your Next Outdoor Party

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More and more homeowners are installing artificial grass for a variety of reasons including its low maintenance, soft feel, environmental benefits, superb draining and lush green look.

With May long weekend around the corner, artificial grass is the perfect way to enhance your yard and your party. Synthetic Turf in Kelowna has narrowed down the top benefits of having artificial grass at your next outdoor party.

  1. Low Maintenance
  2. Comfortable Surface
  3. Easy After-Party Clean-Up

1. Low Maintenance

Prepping for your May long weekend party is that much easier with Synthetic Turf. Synthetic Turf products are ideal for creating a great looking lawn and backyard party oasis that will have guests in awe. There are a variety of landscaping products available for enhancing the look of your lawn pre-event!

Artificial grass provides homeowners with gorgeous green grass without the hassle of landscaping, lawn maintenance and fertilizers. Instead of spending all that time mowing, trimming or watering your lawn, you can focus on other aspects of party planning or just enjoy your time leading up to your event.

2. Comfortable Surface

Synthetic Turf products will provide you with a softer and safer alternative to natural grass. It’s an exceptional surface because it provides comfort for pets, children and even adults, which makes it ideal for guests that want to take off their shoes and kickback.

It makes for a much more welcoming space and makes it easier for guests to seamlessly transition from inside to outside without having to worry about tracking mud into your home, or taking their shoes on and off.

3. Easy After-Party Clean-Up

Unlike natural grass, an artificial lawn will maintain its form after it’s been walked on for an entire night. It’s also ideal for any drink spills that are bound to happen because of its ability to drain excess water. As for any food spills, they can be easily wiped away with a wet cloth.

Another bonus, you don’t need to worry about mud or patches of grass that have been kicked up throughout the night. Synthetic Turf is extremely durable, so it can withstand a lot of foot traffic and comes with a lengthy warranty to ensure Synthetic Turf is a savvy investment of your money and time.

At the end of the night, you’ll still have the same pristine green lawn that you started with! It’s not a surprise that many homeowners are installing Synthetic Turf in order to boost their hosting skills.

Contact Synthetic Turf to install your artificial lawn for your next big event!

Top 5 Ways Synthetic Turf will Improve Your Outdoor Pool

Artificial grass can be used in a variety of ways to enhance your overall pool experience. Our Synthetic Turf Canada team can custom design the pool area you’ve always envisioned with top of the line products. Still need some convincing? We’ve outlined the top 5 ways Synthetic Turf will improve your outdoor pool area.

  1. A Softer & Safer Alternative
  2. Less Landscaping and Yard Work
  3. Improves the Appearance of Your Pool
  4. Superb Drainage Capabilities
  5. Increases Your Property Value

A Softer & Safer Alternative

Synthetic Turf provides pool and homeowners with a softer and safer alternative to concrete, bricks and other materials commonly used around pools. Since Synthetic Turf doesn’t require harmful chemicals from pesticides or fertilizers, it provides a safer alternative for you, your family and pets to enjoy.

Also Synthetic Turf is not affected by the elements or excess water, so you never have to worry about a muddy poolside or injuries from hard and slippery surfaces. Plus, even on the hottest day, it won’t burn the soles of your feet!

 

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Less Landscaping and Yard Work

Spend more time lounging around your pool and enjoying the water, and spend less time on lawn maintenance without compromising the appearance of your pool area.

While natural grass requires weekly mowing, trimming, and watering, Synthetic Turf’s products are virtually maintenance-free, require no water, chemical or fertilizers, contain recyclable components and reduce wear and tear from weather conditions. Enjoy the smooth and natural-looking grass, while optimizing your pool time!

Improves the Appearance of Your Pool

Lush and lifelike, our artificial grass products provide a realistic “fresh cut” appearance. Synthetic Turf offers a wide selection of high quality lawn and landscaping solutions including SoftLawn®. SoftLawn® utilizes a soft polyethylene UV protected synthetic fiber and provides homeowners with an authentic green grass look.

Synthetic Turf offers a variety of gorgeous lawn and landscaping options to ensure that your poolside is pristine! For an added touch, we offer a number of landscaping products for gorgeous walkways, stepping stones, flower beds and other decorative additions. The are infinite ways that Synthetic Turf can beautify your poolside!

Superb Drainage Capabilities

The benefits of artificial turf outweigh those of natural grass for a number of reasons. One of the biggest benefits, especially for Synthetic Turf around pools, is its ability to drain excess water.

Many materials, including natural grass, will have problems draining water that is bound to happen with all the cannon bombs, dives, belly flops and splashing. With Synthetic Turf, you never have to worry about draining water away from your pool!

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Increases Your Property Value

Save time, energy and money when you install a Synthetic Turf while simultaneously increasing the value of your property. Although the initial installation price of Synthetic Turf can be expensive, you will save in the long-run.

The long-term benefits include saving on gas, oil, water and general upkeep of lawn mowers and trimmers. Furthermore, artificial grass has come along way since it was first invented and used in 1966. It’s durable, can withstand harsh weather conditions and comes with a lengthy warranty to ensure Synthetic Turf is a savvy investment.

It’s not a surprise that more and more homeowners are replacing their natural lawns with artificial grass in order to increase the resale value of their homes!

Contact Synthetic Turf and experience a greener world today!

Synthetic Turf Applications

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Artificial grass has made huge strides and advancements since it was first invented and used in 1966. Today, many people are embracing artificial lawns for residential and commercial properties due to its low maintenance, water conservation, lush green look, and the reduced wear and tear from weather conditions.

The versatility and incredible features of Synthetic Turf products make it ideal for a wide range of applications. Here are Synthetic Turf’s top application uses. For more details on the specifics of our products, view our architects page.

SoftLawn® Lawns and Landscaping

Natural grass needs weekly mowing, trimming, and watering. Plus, grass is negatively affected by rain, cold temperatures and weather conditions. However, Synthetic Turf’s SoftLawn® products are virtually maintenance-free, require no water, chemical or fertilizers, contain recyclable components and reduce wear and tear from weather conditions.

SoftLawn® is a high quality lawn and landscaping solution that utilizes a soft polyethylene UV protected synthetic fiber and creates a lush and lifelike appearance.

Are you concerned about the environment, but still love having a gorgeous lawn? You’ll love Synthetic Turf’s wide selection of lawn and landscaping products.

SoftLawn® Pet Turf

SoftLawn® Pet Turf is an excellent solution for pet owners that want a safe, non-allergenic, durable surface for their pets. SoftLawn® Pet Turf is suitable for all types of pets including cats, large or small dog breeds and other domestic animals.

SoftLawn® Pet Turf provides a surface that is easy on your pet’s joints and exposed areas of their coat and skin. It can also be used as an innovative and sanitary solution for pets to relieve themselves during transport or while on vacation.

Take a look at these 6 benefits of why artificial grass is perfect for your dog and view our resource page for more details.

Artificial Putting Greens and Golf Courses

Golf course owners! Are you looking to increase your revenue this year? Synthetic Turf putting green products are a great way to reach new clients with your landscape business.

Through the use of digital imagery, Synthetic Turf’s professional design team provides our clients with a virtual rendering of the completed green. This shows our clients exactly how their green will look before we begin the installation process.

For enhanced aesthetics and added impact, Synthetic Turf can also install sand bunkers, chipping stations and fringe grass. Fringe grasses are chosen from Synthetic Turf’s array of indigenous and native grass turfs. Sand bunkers add a dynamic new dimension to any putting or chipping green.

Synthetic Turf International Canada professional putting, chipping and target surfaces are found at leading golf facilities and teaching academies across the globe.

EZ Tee® Tee Lines and Hitting Mats

Synthetic Turf’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.

EZ Tee® provides realistic playability and 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 EZ Tee® customers include Pebble Beach, Spyglass, Caves Valley, Brookline, Oakmont, Burning Tree, Kinloch, and Winged Foot.

Baseball and Batting Cages

Synthetic Turf Canada creates and installs natural-looking fields for baseball fields and batting cages. Using an artificial turf reduces both dependence on weather conditions and the time and cost of regular maintenance.

Synthetic Turf’s selection of baseball and batting cage products create smooth and natural-looking fields for optimal performance and safety. It also ensures your baseball field or batting cages are always in excellent condition.

Outdoor Sports Fields

Synthetic Turf is an excellent alternative for outdoor fields. It offers the same shock absorption as natural grass and dirt, but provides a smooth track to maintain speed. It also maintains its features during bad weather conditions.

Synthetic Turf’s sports field surfaces are durable, dependable and safe. This synthetic option offers unlimited play, low maintenance and performance found only in the best kept grasses. Synthetic Turf’s proven synthetic sports surfaces are ideal for soccer fields, football fields, baseball fields, multi-purpose fields, lacrosse, field hockey and more.

Speciality Sports Courts

Artificial speciality sports courts such as bocce, croquet and tennis continue to grow in popularity. For the best experience, install synthetic turf in your court. Our high quality speciality sport Synthetic Turf products are durable, safe and low-maintenance courts that will last for years. We will create the ultimate indoor or outdoor court for you and customize it for the space you have.

Artificial Grass for Indoor Arenas, Athletic Centres & Training

The right surface can make all the difference when it comes to your favourite sport or athletic training routine. Synthetic Turf’s high quality products are tested extensively in our research and development lab to provide you with the finest performing product for every situation.

Synthetic Turf’s athletic products are a popular choice for athletic and training centres because they provide athletes with a surface that has low impact on their joints, it can withstand the wear and tear from equipment such as prowlers or weights, and it reduces injuries.

SoftLawn® Playground

SoftLawn® Playground Surfaces are an excellent choice for a child’s play area. They provide children with the safest, most environmentally friendly and low-maintenance play area.

Installing SoftLawn® Playground Surfaces eliminates harmful chemicals from pesticides or fertilizers and provide a sanitary and resilient play area. They are also not affected by the elements, so you never have to worry about muddy or frozen play areas.

With Synthetic Turf International Canada, the possibilities are only limited by your imagination. View our architects page for more details and contact us at 1-800-279-8873 for your next artificial grass project.

4 Reasons Why Your Gym Needs Synthetic Turf

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Are you a gym owner or a trainer that is considering opening your own location? There are many factors you will have to consider when opening a gym, one of those factors being the materials that you will use inside your facility.

Let’s face it- there are thousands of gyms across the country with a new location opening in your hometown almost every month. Between crossfit, martial arts and weight lifting gyms, competition is fierce. If you are serious about standing out to your customers and offering a premium fitness solution, you need your atmosphere to reflect that fact as well. One of the ways you can do that is by installing customized synthetic turf inside your gym.

Synthetic turf is amazing for specialized gym environments because:

  • It is low impact
  • You can use equipment such as sleds
  • Turf is excellent for dropping weights onto
  • And, it reduces injuries

Would these be some excellent selling qualities to tout to potential gym members? These benefits are sure to make your gym one of the first choices in your city.

 

Low Impact on Joints

As we move into 2018, the workout industry has never been more focused on overall health and longevity. Athletes want to work out longer and harder without having to stop and be hindered by injuries. Many activities, such as the sprinting required for HIIT is extremely hard on the knees and ankles. When you sprint or jump on a hard surface, there is little to no support for your joints. When you complete those same motions on synthetic turf, the athletes body will go through much less stress as the turf absorbs a lot of the shock that would normally be transferred to the body.

 

Equipment Such as Sleds Slides on Turf

If you are a personal trainer, or an athlete involved in MMA or football, you know how important weighted sleds have become in many athletes routines. Sleds can be loaded with as much or as little weight as you want, then pushed or pulled by the athlete, providing a steady stream of resistance. The only problem with sleds it that they require a smooth surface to slide across. Many gyms do not have a space where a sled can be used but if you install synthetic turf, your gym will be sled friendly and pull in customers from all over your city who are looking to jump on the latest workout craze.

 

Drop the Weights on the Turf as Much as You Like

Have you attended a crossfit class lately? Many of the exercises that have been re-popularized by the sport involve picking up extremely heavy weights, dropping them on the ground and then picking them up again to repeat the process. How do you think your equipment will fair if it is constantly being dropped on cement or hard flooring? With synthetic turf, you can deadlift and clean and jerk all you want, bouncing the weights off the turf without worry. Dropping weights onto synthetic turf is also less noisy, especially when you have multiple groups of athletes all completing the same exercise.

 

Fall on the Turf? No Big Deal

As an athlete works out and becomes fatigued, the chances of falling and injuring themselves increases. This can happen in any situation but happens frequently during sprinting and agility drills. When an athlete falls onto synthetic turf, he rolls and dusts himself off- no big deal. When an athlete falls onto hard flooring such as cement of plastic padding, they are left with a serious injury that might even send them to the hospital. Of course insurance takes care of the majority of the liability that comes with owning a gym, but you want your athletes to be safe when working out under your roof. Less injuries, more happy customers!

 

There you have it! Four solid reasons why you need to invest in some synthetic turf for your athletic inspired business.

 

Ready to get started? Call our team today to find a dealer near you!

Why Professional Sports Teams Choose Synthetic Turf

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Sport has been part of our culture for thousands of years. Playing games in a competitive manner is engrained into our genetic make-up, a natural inclination for everyone from toddlers to elders. With the major sports comes deep traditions.

The Tradition of Sport

The traditions, history and rules of a sport are the foundation of the spirit that excites the athletes and the fans for generations. As children, we grow up watching and following our sport idols on television. Our parents tell us thrilling tales from the last dying seconds of a high school championship and our grandparents share the wisdom of the greats that are no longer with us.

For those who love a sport, tradition is everything and to break that tradition is a delicate subject to say the least.

Two of the most passionate sports in the world are without a doubt, soccer and football; or if you are European, football and American football. When you bend down and wrap your hands around the leather of an NFL football, you can almost hear the ghostly echo of a stadium cheering as a team from the past overcomes the odds and wins a State Championship or the Superbowl. When the World Cup Event is taking place on the other side of the world and the majority of your city has their favourite country’s flag hanging off their car or on their jersey, you know soccer is a big deal.

Artificial Turf and Professional Sports

Image the reaction you might receive if you proposed to change the shape or size of soccer goal posts around the world. You would likely be met with outrage from Brazilian, Italian, and French soccer fans among many other. How could you possibly change one of the fundamental aspects of the sport? It has been this way for hundreds of years- how dare we…right?

Well, if we followed this mindset in all other aspects of our lives we would still be sending smoke signals instead of text messages and goalies in the sport of hockey would be facing 90 mph slapshots without a mask or helmet.

As technology advances, sports evolve to increase the quality of play while also increasing the safety of the athletes.

Turf vs. Natural Grass in Soccer

Soccer has been played on fields, or pitches, made of natural grass for hundreds of years. Is there any issue with professional athletes playing on natural grass fields?

Disadvantages of Playing Professional Sports on Natural Grass

  • Non-uniform divots and depressions disrupt the play and can cause injury
  • Provide less playing time when the grass is damaged due to frost, heavy rain etc
  • Wear down and become bare in some areas when playing 150+ games in a year
  • Stadium/pitch owners have the disadvantage of paying for groundskeeper and other supplies such as fertilizer

This is where synthetic turf makes it’s entrance. When installed correctly, it creates a completely uniform surface, creating footing and ball play that is more predictable for athletes. Without natural divots, holes, or rocks, an artificial field negates many injuries. Some athletes, namely senior soccer players, believe that artificial turf causes more injuries than natural grass. While there is potential for this to be true of the older styles of synthetic turf, there is no evidence to suggest that modern turf causes any more injuries than grass.

Synthetic Turf is Adopted by Professional Sports with Open Arms

In many of the European soccer leagues,  synthetic turf is being widely adopted, even in some of the most traditional areas, such as Scotland. Before artificial turf, all the fields in Scotland were absolutely horrible due to the amount of precipitation they receive. Not only did the grass become wet and puddled but it also was damaged easier on dry days because the soil was so moist. This caused game delays, injuries, cancellations and inhibited the growth of many Scottish players who spent less time playing. Artificial turf was once banned in Scotland, now two of their premier teams play on 100% artificial turf. In Norway, over 60% of the soccer pitches are now composed of artificial turf. Not only are the players and coaches convinced, but so are the managers.

Norwegian manager of Celtic- Ronny Deila

“If you want to to develop players and get passing football into your team, it’s difficult when the ball is bouncing all the time. It’s much better to play on an artificial surface than to play on this. If we are going to develop good young players in Scotland you need to have a good surface to play and train on. If not, you just get fighters. If you want skills and technique, you have to play on better surfaces. They are much better in Norway where 60% of our pitches are artificial. Nothing is better than a good grass pitch, but if it’s going to be like this then it’s better to play on artificial.”

Scottish FA Chief -Stewart Regan

“There is no evidence from recent research to suggest any link between artificial surface and injury #heretostay”

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Synthetic Turf is Here to Stay

Back in North America, you will find almost half of the NFL stadiums sporting artificial turf and over 90% of US Soccer youth development games played on synthetic surfaces. In Canada, the BC Whitecaps now play in a new $150 million dollar stadium that sports artificial turf, while the Women’s World Cup games in Edmonton were played on artificial blades of grass of the Commonwealth Stadium instead of dirt. It is clear that professional athletes and team owners have recognized that the highest quality of play and development occurs on an artificial surface. If you want the best players and the best games for your fans to enjoy, the choice is clear. Synthetic Turf is here to stay.

 

Interested to learn more about how synthetic turf works or looking to upgrade your field, putting greens, batting cages, or playgrounds? Contact our team today to discover the advantages of synthetic turf or to be connected to a dealer near you!