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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.
About Clovis Award Program
The Clovis Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Clovis area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Clovis Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: Clovis Award Program
Clovis Award Program
Easton, MD — Chesapeake Bay Synthetic Landscapes, LLC, Authorized SYNLawn Supplier for MD, VA and DC, participated in the 4th annual Bark in the Park event to benefit Talbot Humane in Easton, MD to support our tail-wagging friends. The annual event hosted activities such as 5K and 10K runs, a dog walk, a dog show and a tail wagging contest! The Talbot Humane Society’s mission of providing a safe and healthy environment for unwanted companion animals, places adoptable companion animals in good homes, protects all animals from cruelty and neglect while also reducing unwanted animal population through spay/neuter and educational services.
As a provider of pet services and an advocate of the Talbot Humane Society, Chesapeake Bay Synthetic Landscapes, LLC handed out goody bags with samples of our SYNLawn pet-friendly grass products. Many of the attendees did not realize that fake grass was a viable solution for some of their hard-to-solve landscaping issues caused by their four legged loved ones. “We know the need exists, stated owner Melissa Lord, so we love opportunities to educate homeowners and help solve their problems.” So many people talked to us about their inability to grow grass for various reasons or how they were tired of spending time and money maintaining their yard anymore. We found that what these homeowners didn’t know is…
Replacing Natural Grass can
- Eliminate dirty and muddy paws.
- Eliminate puddles and standing water. SYNLawn is installed over a base designed to handle 30 inches of rain per hour.
- Reduce/eliminate fleas, ticks or other pests. SYNLawn synthetic grass helps to prevent the spread of disease from these pests.
- Eliminate the use of potentially harmful pesticides and fertilizers that have been found to cause heath issues in animals.
- Provide a lawn that stays green year round with low maintenance.
SYNLawn To Build Indoor Putting Green at 2014 KC Golf Show
KANSAS CITY — Producers of the 2014 Kansas City Golf Expo announced Wednesday that SYNLawn will be the Official Turf Company of the 2014 Kansas City Golf Show, and will build a showcase green right on the show floor where golfers can try out putters, compete for prizes and more! The three-day consumer golf expo returns to the Overland Park Convention Center for a third year, February 21-23, 2014.
The On The Green interactive area — featuring a state-of-the-art SYNLawn green complete with a putting surface, simulated rough and even a bunker — is certain to be a gathering point for golfers all weekend, as they step onto the green to try out new putters or compete in one of the show’s interactive contests. Added to the show’s 50-Foot Putting Challenge, Long Drive Challenge, Closest-To-The-Pin Challenge, Short Game Central, Main Stage, Free Lesson Area, Testing and Fitting Zone and 19th Hole Lounge, attendees will have no shortage of activities to keep them moving about the show floor and engaging with exhibitors in all parts of the hall.
Great deals, indoor hitting range, fun golf contests, giveaways and unbelievable prizes help K.C. golfers kick off 2014 at Overland Park Convention Center
The return of sponsors like SYNLawn, Edwin Watts Golf Shop, Prairie Band Casino & Resort, Amini’s Galleria, RMI Golf Carts, Old Kinderhook, The Lodge of Four Seasons, Hendrick Cadillac and many others is a sure sign of the confidence the Kansas City golf industry has placed in the Kansas City Golf Show to provide a significant return on investment for participating exhibitors. The Kansas City Golf Show has proved to be a hit with Heartland golfers in each of its first two years, with over 7,000 attendees passing through the doors each weekend. Even an epic snowstorm couldn’t keep the crowds away in 2013, as thousands of eager golfers drove through a foot of snow that fell just 24 hours before doors opened to make the 2013 Kansas City Golf Show a success.
Those attendees enjoyed show-only specials on golf-related products and services, free lessons, try-and-buy opportunities with the year’s hottest new equipment, and an giveaway package that included free golf, golf balls, magazine subscriptions and more.
This year’s show promises to once again mark the kickoff event of the spring golf season for golfers in the Kansas City area, who will benefit from the success of the show’s first two years in the form of increased participation and special offers from the region’s biggest golf and golf-related exhibitors, including courses, club and product manufacturers, destination resorts and more.
The Kansas City Golf Show is one several high-end consumer golf expos produced nationally by Varsity Golf Shows, a Seattle-based marketing, communications and event production company with a strong reputation for providing outstanding values to U.S. golfers. In addition to the Kansas City Golf Show, Varsity also operates successful golf shows in St. Louis, Dallas, Los Angeles, Portland (Ore.) and Hartford (Conn.) and will be launching new consumer golf expos in Omaha (Neb.) and Louisville in 2014.
For a full recap of last year’s show, or to view more information, visit varsitygolfshows.com/kan.
San Diego, CA — The synthetic grass industry continues to be on the upswing across the nation. The growing acceptance of grass that’s always green combined with its sustainable environmental advantages have resulted in SYNLawn distributors rising to the growing demands for artificial grass in their local communities. Backed by over four decades of manufacturing experience SYNLawn is one of the leading manufacturers, distributors and installers of high quality artificial grass products designed for landscapes.
Growth continues as SYNLawn of San Diego proudly announces a new, larger, showroom and warehouse location to better service the needs of San Diego County’s residential customers and commercial landscape contractors. Shipped factory direct and always-in-stock, customers can expect even greater savings, customer service and faster order fulfillment. The new facility offers customers the largest artificial grass showroom in San Diego County and provides both an outdoor showroom as well as an indoor Design Center for landscape professionals to utilize as well.
Grand Opening Celebration
Thursday, November 14, 2013
11:00am – 7:00pm / Ribbon Cutting Ceremony from 5:00 – 6:00pm
9350 Trade Place, Suite B, San Diego, CA 92126
Local businesses, landscape architects, contractors and homeowners are all invited. Sponsored by the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, there will be free refreshments, turf specials, giveaways and more!
In addition to the new, larger San Diego showroom and warehouse, SYNLawn continues to report steady growth of within their distributor network throughout North America. Expansion into Lowe’s Home Improvement stores throughout Canada in July 2013 adds to the list of over 1,000 stores in the US that carry SYNLawn synthetic grass products as well as growing sales online at Lowes.com.
SYNLawn offers entrepreneurs the chance to expand their business in the rapidly growing artificial grass market, which is experiencing more than 20% annual growth. “Becoming a SYNLawn distributor will place you with a major innovator and a category leader of this fast growing market,” said George Neagle Vice President of Sales and Marketing for SYNLawn. “With our exclusive, brand name products synonymous with exceptional workmanship, installation and service, SYNLawn is excited to expand our presence nationally.”
Expansion in Southern California has flourished with Back Nine Greens’ expansion from Palm Desert into Orange County with the Grand Opening of SYNLawn’s largest synthetic turf showroom located in Tustin, CA. Much like the new San Diego location, the new Orange County showroom and warehouse was designed to service residents, contractors, architects and commercial projects of any kind.
SYNLawn of New Mexico announced their Grand Re-Opening in May of this year of their larger facility to accommodate the growth in their market. In business since 2004, SYNLawn New Mexico is headed by Mark Presentato, who has over 30 years experience in residential and commercial landscaping services and design. Their knowledgeable and professional staff includes a sales staff that shares a combined 13+ plus years of synthetic turf sales.
Other locations that have grown and opened new showrooms because of demands for SYNLawn include TM Turfscapes located in Boston, MA whose growth with SYNLawn, beyond their landscaping business, created the need for a customer showroom. SYNLawn New York, whose continued growth over the past 7 years has catapulted them into needing larger showroom and warehouse spaces. The New York location have grown including notable projects like Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 2, Washington Square Park Rolling Hills Playground, and Harlem Children’s Zone. Authorized SYNLawn supplier Strickly Green Grass, has expanded their business with warehouses in Houston and Dallas to support customers on every level, including our SYNLawn Turf Supply program which promotes contractor sales with plenty of product and installation accessories in stock at all times.
The increasing demands for synthetic grass as an alternative to natural grass yards and landscaping is no mystery with rising environmental and water conservation concerns across the nation. SYNLawn was the first in the synthetic grass industry for landscaping applications and anticipate continued growth as more consumers understand the “green” advantages of synthetic grass solutions.
SYNLawn® is the industry innovator on synthetic grass. Their lush and livable synthetic grass systems have transformed the way synthetic grass is used, producing the most advanced and performance oriented putting surfaces and synthetic landscaping solutions in the market. SYNLawn uses exclusive nylon technologies to produce unmatched solutions for synthetic landscape, golf, pet and playground systems. SYNLawn’s grass products are 100% recyclable and lead compliant. As a vertically integrated manufacturer/installer, SYNLawn delivers customers the highest quality artificial grass products at a competitive price with the most genuine industry warranty. With the company’s continued expansion, SYNLawn has 57 locations now open in the United States and Canada. To learn more visit www.SYNLawn.com.
New York, NY — Urbanites seeking a taste of the great outdoors while living within the concrete jungle need look no further than their own patios, balconies or rooftops. For one New York family installing SYNLawn’s Roof Deck and Patio System on their roof, balcony and in their backyard transformed these once barely used areas into fun, family-friendly outdoor living spaces.
“It just gives us that feeling of being ‘outside’, like we have a real backyard. You could put a swing set back there!” remarks homeowner Courtney C. “Before we put SYNLawn down it was just pavement. It was hard and we didn’t spend a lot of time outside. Since putting SYNLawn down, we spend so much time outside. It has just opened up our world and it’s just been a beautiful thing. The best home product we’ve purchased since moving here.”
Under the shadow of the Freedom Tower the team from SYNLawn New York installed just under 700 square feet of SYNZoysia Platinum 300, a synthetic grass product surprisingly soft to the touch and durable. Not only does the grass look and feel great, it’s environmentally responsible too. 100% recyclable and created using renewable resources such as using soybean oil in the backing to keep carbon footprints low makes SYNLawn products truly ‘green’.
“We are beyond happy with the SYNLawn product. We put it in during the summer and it changed our life. We love it. Our cats love it. We have a 1-1/2 year old son and he can run around on it, fall on it, jump on it with no worries about injures. Esthetically it’s beautiful, the color is gorgeous. It just lightens, brightens up the whole back yard, and it’s totally enhanced our life.”
“The best home product we’ve purchased since moving here.”
We are thrilled to hear that Courtney and her family are enjoying the newfound use of their outdoor living spaces using SYNLawn artificial grass. We encourage you to contact your local SYNLawn representative to share your story or experience the life changing outdoor urban lifestyles our synthetic landscape grass can bring to you and your family’s lives today!
SYNLawn® is the industry leading innovator of synthetic grass. Working together with its affiliates including the iconic AstroTurf® brand, the company has empowered consumers to conserve over 10 billion gallons of water, eliminate millions of tons of fertilizers and pesticides, and prevent significant air pollution from lawn mowers over the past 10 years. Their lush and livable synthetic grass systems have transformed the way synthetic grass is used, producing the most advanced synthetic landscaping solutions and performance oriented putting surfaces on the market. SYNLawn’s exclusive nylon technologies produce unmatched solutions for synthetic landscape, golf, pet, patio, roofdeck and playground systems. SYNLawn’s grass products are 100% recyclable. SYNLawn® delivers customers the highest quality artificial grass products at a competitive price with the most genuine industry warranty. To learn more visit www.SYNLawn.com.
Kansas City, MO – When administrators from the Blue Springs School District began to look at ways to improve playground safety for their students, as well as lower overall maintenance costs, district representatives came up with a plan. The plan was to build a “Pilot Playground” program using SYNLawn’s Playground System in an effort to replace old, decaying mulch which was prone to cause multiple injuries while kids were playing at recess.
The school district set up a system to track and compare differences in playground injuries over a two year span. Within a six month period of time district officials were astonished at the drastic reduction in the number of kids visiting the nurse’s office with injuries suffered on the playground. No more nasty splinters from the old mulch and a major decrease in head injuries thanks to the playground’s new padded underlay beneath the playground’s artificial grass surface.
“The pilot playground was a courtyard play area in the middle of the school. We literally had to go through the school to replace the existing playground surface.” says Angela Grego, owner from SYNLawn of Kansas City. “The administrators were astonished at the radical decline in the number of kids going to see the nurse.”
So overwhelming was the evidence, instead of waiting two years as planned, the Missouri school district moved quickly to replace more than 33 playgrounds with the safer, artificial grass play system by SYNLawn. Using a combination of SYNBermuda Premium 220, SYNTipede Platinum 322 and SYNLawn’s exclusive “Trample Zones”, the replacement of the Blue Springs School District playgrounds is currently nearing completion with nearby school districts taking notice.
SYNLawn’s Play Systems continue to prove to be the safest, most durable and beautiful alternative to old, unsafe playground surfaces. Contact your local SYNLawn representative today for more information on how your school district can lower maintenance costs, improve safety and reduce injuries to the children in your area using SYNLawn’s Playground System.
SYNLAWN ONLY SYNTHETIC LAWN TO RECEIVE GOVERNMENT FIRE SAFETY RATING
Dalton, GA — SYNLawn SYNRye 200 has received the coveted ASTM E 108 Class A fire rating allowing it to be safely installed on rooftops and other similar applications. SYNLawn SYNRye 200 is now the ONLY infill-free artificial lawn product to be deemed “fire safe” for installations on rooftops. Other companies must put additives into their products to make them safe. SYNRye 200 is made of an innovative fire safe nylon.
The tests were conducted by the renowned Southwest Research Institute in full compliance with government (ASTM) standards. The new certification will have immediate impact on the industry.
Contractors will, for the first time, be able to fully comply with the growing list of standards involved in the creation of green rooftops, atriums and public areas. This new generation of lawn products is being hailed as truly remarkable for their feel, durability, and sustainability.
SYNLawn SYNRye 200 combines durability and aesthetics making it ideal for any environment. Architects can now be confident in using a synthetic lawn product that will enhance any difficult project.
SYNLawn spokespeople are available for interviews, in-studio, by satellite, phone or Skype.
By Casey Logan / World-Herald staff writer
Theresa Gallo’s yard came with a warranty. That’s one of the ways her lawn is unusual. It also requires no mowing and very little maintenance. She waters it once a week, but that’s to keep active the odor-eating crystals embedded into the lawn’s fibers. In April, after several years of fighting a literally uphill battle against a challenging yard, Gallo bought a synthetic lawn. It wasn’t cheap — she said she paid about $30,000 to have the artificial turf installed — but so far, she couldn’t be happier. And if something goes wrong, if her lawn fades or tears at a seam, she’s covered by that 10-year warranty. In any case, she doesn’t have to worry about her grass dying, because it will never grow. “I’m very pleased,” she said.
Gallo’s home sits high on a hillside in a Council Bluffs neighborhood with a remarkable view of downtown Omaha. She lives there with her son, Cole, and their two large dogs, a golden retriever named Chloe and a white German shepherd called Piper.
It’s been home for eight years, and in that time Gallo has experienced a perfect storm of lawn management problems. The house sits on a significant slope with low nutrient soil, she said, creating runoff and erosion issues, and it takes a beating from the sun.
And the dogs were killing it, she said.
Though the problem was limited to the front yard — the house backs up to a wooded area — it presented an annual source of frustration and wasted money.
Before she made another investment, Gallo searched online for any tips that would help her restore life to her lawn. Instead, she discovered Turf Etc., a company out of Lee’s Summit, Mo., that supplies and installs synthetic grass.
Owner Angela Grego said the company’s landscaping work includes school playgrounds, doggie day cares and rooftop installations. Residential jobs represent 20 to 25 percent of the company’s business, she said, but lawn-wearied customers like Gallo are on the rise.
“The No. 1 reason we hear is they want a putting green,” Grego said. “Or second, they’re pet owners.”
Problematic lawns have created a boon for an industry mostly known for covering sports fields, according to Tony Vena, CEO of Purchase Green, a California-based wholesaler of synthetic grass products. Vena, who works in collaboration with the Association of Synthetic Grass Installers to license contractors for turf installation, said the artificial landscaping industry has grown 30 percent annually for five years, with residential properties making up the majority of new business.
Though industry representatives call synthetic grass eco-friendly — requiring no fertilizing or gas-powered mowing, and very little watering — Zac Reicher, a turfgrass specialist with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, said the environmental benefits of a healthy organic lawn can’t be beat.
A particular situation like Gallo’s might call for an unconventional solution, but “widespread use of this is not good for the environment,” he said.
As its name suggests, the process of installing a synthetic yard inverts the conventional wisdom associated with lawn care. First, everything living or conducive to life must go.
For Gallo’s lawn, workers excavated the topsoil, digging three to four inches down. Then they lined the ground with a weed barrier, topped it with crushed rock and put down a border of wood planks to which the unrolled turf was attached in 15-foot sections.
It took six days to create Gallo’s lawn.
“They came on Monday and left on Sunday,” she said.
She had a gallery of fake grass from which to choose, including products intended to mimic zoysia, bermuda, fescue and centipede grasses. She chose the latter in a shorter length that will make cleaning up after her dogs a breeze, with an odor-eating infill that also weighs down the lawn while keeping the blades of the polyethylene standing up straight.
While the $30,000 price tag is high, Gallo reasons that she’ll save on gas and fertilizer, and she no longer needs a mower. She’s told she can expect her lawn to last 20 years, if not longer. Aside from scooping up waste and treating the infill with water, the yard is essentially maintenance-free.
“You have to pick up sticks and blow off leaves, but that’s it,” she said.
Gallo said the response to her unconventional yard has been mixed. She’s received positive feedback from some of her neighbors but also heard through the grapevine that other residents in the area aren’t wild about her permanently manicured lawn.
From her perspective, it’s been the perfect solution to a problem that plagued her lawn for the better part of a decade, and she’s not looking back.
“It was weird seeing them tear out my yard,” she said. “But other than that, no regrets.”
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Dalton, GA — SYNLawn SYNBermuda Premium 200 and SYNRye Premium 250 have received the coveted Class One fire rating (ASTM E 648) offering increased safety when artificial grass is installed on playgrounds or other fire sensitive applications. SYNBermuda Premium 200 and SYNRye Premium 250 are now the ONLY infill-free artificial lawn products deemed to be “fire safe” for installations in both outdoor and indoor settings. Other companies must add infill in their products to make them safe. SYNLawn SYNBermuda Premium 200 and SYNRye Premium 250 are made of an innovative fire safe nylon requiring no infill.
The tests were conducted by the renowned Testing Services International Inc., in full compliance with government (ASTM) standards. It’s expected that the new certification will have immediate impact on the industry.
SYNLawn SYNBermuda Premium 200 and SYNRye Premium 250 combine durability and aesthetics making them ideal for any environment. Fire officials have sought a way to make playgrounds safer for our children in ways that can look and feel more realistic and fire safe. Recreation departments and school systems can now be confident in using a synthetic lawn product that will enhance the safety of any playground project.
SYNLawn spokespeople are available for interviews, in-studio, by satellite, phone or Skype.
About SYNLawn artificial grass
SYNLawn® is both a company and a brand-name representing quality craftsmanship in the emerging artificial landscape grass industry. SYNLawn® is a world-wide company with our international headquarters based in Dalton, GA (USA), where our parent company has produced synthetic turf products since 1965. SYNLawn® is recognized as the first name in synthetic lawn grass for residential and commercial landscaping applications. SYNLawn® is synthetic lawn.
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