SYNLawn®artificial grass never looked more natural
SYNLawn® is a proud manufacturer and installer of synthetic grass solutions for landscapes, pet areas, playgrounds, rooftops, patio decks and beautiful back yard golf complexes complete with putting greens – all with the look and feel of natural grass! Our network of dedicated Distributors across North America pride themselves on professional installation services for your residence or commercial application.
SYNLawn® leads the way in the artificial grass industry manufacturing, installing and warranting the best in synthetic landscaping grass available. Through vertical integration of components used to create SYNLawn’s synthetic lawn grass, SYNLawn® controls and maintains the highest standards when producing our high-quality turf products from start to finish.
KMPH, Fox 26′s Alysia Sofios, host of Valley Life, stops by SYNLawn Central California to chat with Blaine McQuown to discuss the many applications and benefits of using synthetic grass as a preview to this weekend’s Fresno Home Show.
The 24th Annual Fresno Home Remodeling and Decorating Show will be held at the Fresno Fairgrounds this July 18th, 19th, 20th, 2014. Please stop by booth #286 at the show, or feel free to stop by the SYNLawn showroom to experience our artificial grass offerings.
BLUE SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT RECEIVES JOHN PRESTON AWARD FOR CHILD SAFETY
Dalton, GA — The National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) recently issued their annual John Preston Award given to a group or organization that has made a difference in creating S.A.F.E. play areas for children. This year’s award went to the Blue Springs School District in Blue Springs, Missouri.
Blue Springs was concerned enough about ongoing nurses visits by students to pursue alternatives to their existing surfacing. During 2011-2012, one school reported 11 breaks and sprains and 20 visits to the nurse for complaints regarding mulch in the eyes. During 2012-2013 with the help of staff members like Dan Anderson (Director of Building and Grounds), Kelly Flax (Principal), Currie Trumble (school nurse) and Dr. Bill Cowling (Assistant Superintendent), the school launched a pilot test program and installed one area of SYNLawn artificial grass and kept one area with their standard mulch surfacing to compare how each play area influenced injuries.
The results of the synthetic turf area far surpassed the mulched areas and resulted in 20% fewer injuries and as a side benefit, 15% more overall play time due to the grass not retaining water from rain and snow. So overwhelming was the evidence, instead of waiting two years as planned, the Missouri school district moved quickly to replace more than 33 playgrounds within the 12 schools in the district with the safer, SYNLawn Play System.
Practice makes perfect – this is true for any sport but, in golf, a single putt can make the difference between winning that all-important hole in match play. According to GolfStateofMind.com, “fifty percent of shots are hit within forty yards of the hole.” Short game and putting expert Dave Pelz noted that PGA Tour Pros average just over twenty-nine putts per round compared with twenty to thirty handicappers who average thirty-five and more putts per round!
Since this is fact, why wouldn’t you spend most of your golf practice time on short game and improving your ability to putt?
Or, in many cases, time is at a premium and golfers may haphazardly pull out their electronic putting cup and roll putts along a wood floor or carpet hoping that this substitutes as practice, instead of traveling to the nearest course with a putting green. The problem with this form of “practice” is it will not teach true roll or speed of a green, not to mention that you’ll never figure out how to putt on hilly lies.
Wouldn’t it be great to have direct access to a green right in your own back yard? Leading short game golf guru, Dave Pelz, preaches regularly that direct access is the key to putting greatness. Okay, so Pelz has designed a wonderland of sorts in his own backyard – a masterfully created two acre SYNLawn Synthetic Golf haven, complete with reproductions of Augusta and Sawgrass greens that roll true …and never need water!
Let’s face it. Even though artificial grass for landscape applications has been around for more than 10 years now, a good number of us still have old images in our head about what that stuff looks like. The synthetic grass of today isn’t at all what it was back then.
The technology changed because the needs have evolved. While AstroTurf’s name will always be associated with fake grass, the manufacturing process used to make synthetic turf for football fields is a whole lot different than artificial grass for landscape applications.
Back around 2003, it was evident that there was a need for a whole new direction when it came to addressing landscaping needs. Some artificial grass manufacturers recognized that the need for rubber infill that was used on sports fields had no place in landscaping applications. While rubber infill helped to support grass fibers, add ballast and an extra layer of fall protection for the players, there was no place for it in someone’s backyard.
California Governor Jerry Brown has called upon Californian’s to voluntarily reduce their water use by 20%. During the worst drought in recorded history some California home owners and businesses have stopped watering their lawns or taken them out all together. How are they managing to keep their yards green? It’s out with the old and in with the new at one Kingsburg, CA home (Fresno County) where one resident wanted a more drought-friendly solution.
Calendar year 2013 closed as the driest year in recorded history for many areas of California, and current conditions suggest no change in sight for 2014.
Gov. Jerry Brown met with experts across Southern California on Thursday to discuss the state’s severe drought conditions. With the state’s water supply dwindling, agencies across California are coming together to look for solutions.
In order to protect Californians’ health and safety from more severe weather water shortages in the months ahead, DWR took actions and as a result everyone will get less water as DWR drops State Water Project allocation to zero during this worst-ever water supply outlook.
The Metropolitan Water District provides water to close to 19 million Californians, which amounts to about one in two people. The agency has long stressed conservation and now, the need has never been greater and every drop counts. “We want all of Southern Californians to conserve water, and we support the state’s goal of 20 percent conservation,” said Jeffrey Kightlinger, the general manager of the Metropolitan Water District.
Fans traveling to MetLife Stadium for the “Big Game” this Sunday can get into the spirit with a fun game of “Cornhole” and other fun games as they arrive at all three major New York airports. Delta Airlines along with SYNLawn New York and MKG marketing teamed up to kick start the Super experience with several “Team Up With Delta” kiosks at JFK, La Guardia and Newark airports. Fans can show their game faces with a multitude of activities including a “Passing Challenge” as well as an innovative, edited “Selfie” turning fans into football players who can upload and share their photos across social media. We look forward to seeing your photos and a great game! What team are you rooting for?
Synthetic Turf Council: Community Wellness and Environmental Responsibility
Recently Terrie Ward and Rick Doyle, Education Director and President of the Synthetic Turf Council joined the hosts of Manufacturing Revival Radio to discuss the rapid growth of the synthetic turf industry as well as the economical and environmental benefits of using artificial grass products.
The Synthetic Turf Council is proudly celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2013. They remain a powerful resource of information for architects, specifiers, designers , manufacturers and many more looking for industry insight. In addition, they promote synthetic turf innovation and quality by acting as a liaison between industry professionals and end user organizations. Providing educational materials to educate the market place and serving as a collective spokesman for the advocacy of the synthetic turf industry.
NEW YORK, NY — “You can’t have a great city, without great parks” said New York mayor Michael Bloomberg. New York City has several famous parks you may have heard of before including Central Park, Bryant Park and maybe even Washington Square Park in the Greenwich Village section of NYU. The next amazing NYC park receiving worldwide attention is Brooklyn Bridge Park, the first major park built in Brooklyn in 135 years. Situated at the SouthWest base of the Brooklyn Bridge, the once booming hub of shipping and manufacturing is evolving into an 85-acre waterfront park which features SYNLawn artificial grass as well as an incredible view of the Manhattan skyline.
Expected to open this summer, the “green” redevelopment of Pier 2 began with the concept of having roots in recycling and soul in sustainability which quickly became a perfect match for SYNLawn’s environmentally friendly artificial grass for the 30,000 square foot leisure green field portion of the project. Commissioned by the not-for-profit Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp. and designed by the award-winning firm of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc., the new park will contain several wildlife habitats and will surely turn the once bleak expanse of abandoned buildings and dreadful concrete into a beautiful, lush and tranquil retreat complete with one of the city’s most picturesque views of the Big Apple.
SYNLawn of Central California Receives 2013 Best of Clovis Award
Clovis Award Program Honors the Achievement
CLOVIS, CA — December 3, 2013 — SYNLawn of Central California has been selected for the 2013 Best of Clovis Award in the Landscaping category by the Clovis Award Program.
Each year, the Clovis Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Clovis area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Clovis Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Clovis Award Program and data provided by third parties.