Carmel, Indiana continues aggressive development of a vibrant art district in its revitalized downtown, and Great GrowIN’s is a cornerstone business for this artistic area. This business owned by Stephanie and Michael Miller designs and installs beautiful living wall systems, moss creations, and succulent artwork – fast becoming a stylish national trend.
Gardeners, landscapers, and house plant lovers alike can also find gardening supplies and plants. The Miller’s realized their downtown showroom, which receives daily vehicle traffic of 10,000 to 20,000 cars, needed an overhaul to catch the eye of everyone passing by. They selected SYNLawn’s bio-based artificial turf for a unique community putting green installation that encourages patrons as well as passers by to stop and enjoy the corner of Rangeline Road at 4th St.
Growing Up Instead of Out
As in many growing Midwestern cities, Carmel’s mayor is dedicated to guiding development in the downtown area to make the best use possible of the space. Urban sprawl creates traffic delays, destroys valuable green space, and increases air pollution. Projects like the 4,100 square foot, 4-hole community putting green installed in front of the newly revitalized Great GrowIN’s showroom is a terrific way to build community engagement in the downtown area. Residents and visitors alike can stop by for a quick putt at any of the four holes, or just kick back and relax on the turf when no one’s using it for putting practice. SYNLawn turf is far more durable than live grass, so pets and kids can play to their heart’s content without tearing up any sod. The use of environmentally-friendly SYNLawn artificial turf has led to a huge transformation of the busy Rangeline and 4th St. intersection that makes up part of the southern border of the Carmel Arts & Design District.
Selecting SYNLawn for the Putting Green
It was the owners of Great GrowIN’s that made the decision to go with SYNLawn’s bio-based artificial turf products. One of Stephanie Miller’s friends was an architect on a new apartment complex in the Carmel area. Stephanie had seen advertisements for SYNLawn but didn’t have any personal experience with the products or company herself yet, so she recommended that her friend give it a try for the artificial turf needed around the complex. After hearing so many positive things about the quality, softness, and visual appeal of the turf, Stephanie knew she needed to use it in her next Great GrowIN’s improvement project as well. After connecting with SYNLawn Indiana’s Anastasia Phillips, the project flowed smoothly and ended up being a tremendous success.
SYNLawn is awesome. People will sit as they would on their own lawn. I can’t tell you how many people took their shoes off to walk on the grass.Stephanie Miller - Owner of Great GrowIN's Carmel, Indiana
Supporting US Soybean Farmers with SYNLawn
Another reason Great GrowIN’s chose to work with SYNLawn Indiana was due to the availability of bio-based turf products. SYNZoysia X49 was the primary turf product used for the installation, with SYNBermuda 211 on the fringe and Precision Putt on the green. All three of these products contain US grown soybean products used in place of petroleum in the backing of the synthetic grass rolls. These backings are as durable and quick draining as any other designs, but they’re also more environmentally friendly and support Midwestern farmers producing valuable soybean crops.
“This innovative process allows SYNLawn to employ more Americans, keeps resources here in the USA, and results in a product that is much ‘greener’ and environmentally sustainable. This is particularly relevant today to Indiana’s agricultural economy as the nation’s fourth leading exporter of soybeans,” noted SYNLawn Indiana’s Sales Manager Patrick Phillips.
The grand opening of the new Great GrowIN’s showroom and community putting green was held on June 12th, 2019. Aaron Stanton of OneZone took the ceremonial first putt, kicking off the Art District community green with a flourish. “SYNLawn Indiana is ecstatic to support Great GrowIN’s and the local Carmel business community by providing a four-hole putting surface for recreational play,” stated SYNLawn Indiana owner Anastasia Phillips. “We’re pleased to give people motivation to get outside as well as to add to the vibrancy of this corner of Rangeline at 4th St with 4,100 square feet of safe, clean, and green SYNLawn.”
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