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Artificial Grass Columbus, Ohio

  Mark Znider from Columbus Dispatch is curious about Columbus High school in Ohio. Worthington Christian past years has had great success in athletics. Their sports team has played in the state tournament 12 times, winning championships in 2006, '09 and '11 and finishing second three times. Now the school is ready for renovating their sport field with artificial grass. Columbus school is trying to build a foundation that no one else have done; this project is new to the county and everyone are excited to start a new sports season. The city and the school's administrators is supporting the renovation of the field and the installation of artificial grass. The projects were suggested by senior runner back and linebacker student, after his injury that cause the parents worry about the fields structure. Athletic director Kevin Weakley, who was a Columbus basketball player at the school, said that football increased their enrollment that brought the community together. The stadium, which seats only hundreds, is probably too small for football and their increasing student enrolment requires new sports field to play on. The master plan currently includes such improvements as new bleachers, more seating opportunities and improved turf conditions. Because the final plans are still being debated if the artificial grass is the right solution for the field, the Columbus directors will consider player's behavior during the fall semester and incorporate any poignant observations into the master plan. Artificial grass has been in use for over 40 years that use nylon and other synthetic materials to create a surface that was simple to maintain and could be used for indoor stadiums. Since the beginning, it is praised for durability and minimal expense for upkeep, and artificial turf companies, such as Global Syn-Turf, Inc. have made significant steps to simulate natural grass. Specifically, modern turfs are typically "infill" surfaces. The infill is composed of rubber (crumb rubber) or silica pellets and can be mixed with sand. Mixing in the sand into the infill will simulate the dirt in between the blades of natural grass. This gives the field a more "grass-like" feel than traditional artificial turf. Examples include Trainers Turf, Emerald Series, and Putting Greens and Tee Lines fields have monofilament or fibrillated fibers that attempt to replicate blades of grass. They have different weights and heights, depending on the manufacturer and specific surface for which the turf was designed. There are couple of reasons why sports industry turns attention into synthetic turf solutions. Many schools know that maintaining sports fields are costly, but it is not just about the excessive maintenance. Sports protection programs for teams or leagues can be overwhelming making the safety of athletes a number one priority in the sport's industry. Despite modern advancements, the effect of the artificial grass on injury rates is still debatable. But sports players still appreciate differences in texture and playability of artificial grass and natural grass fields are not free from players' injuries either. Studies have shown that playing on a grass surface that is not well maintained may also increase injury risks. But companies such as Global-Syn Turf, Inc. are continuously renovating their products' technology that technologies guarantee the safety of the players as well as the life-span of the initial investment.   ...
September 10, 2014   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Turf, Artificial Turf Installation, Faux Grass

Artificial Turf Jacksonville, Florida

Most people in Jacksonville treat their lawn like "dirt." They drench it with pesticides & herbicides - and that is the wrong science. In Jacksonville, the city in a state of Florida, heat is centric to the culture and even though majority of homeowners have grass lawns, they are all thinking replacing it with an artificial turf. Residents in Jacksonville city, where millions of gallons of drinkable water are dumped into lawns every day, year-round, are considering alternative solutions to their gray lawns. Natural grass fields use a lot of water and due to state's water draughts many residents are considering to install an artificial grass at their homes. Many are realizing that natural grass has a lot of care to deal with, such as mowing, water and fertilizing it. However, the use of fertilizers and pests' sprays harm beneficial organisms, like earthworms and natural nutrition on, which eventually kills the green plant itself and leaving you with dissatisfaction of dried looking yard. With so many kinds of fertilizers from which to choose, it's difficult to make the right decision that would not harm the grass and soil. Also, weeds are another problem that residents see when considering replacing it with artificial turf. Soil that is so dry because of Jacksonville hot weather or too wet due to over watering that causes thin spots, underfed grass - is sweet home to all kinds of weeds. Weeds love all of the conditions that your lawn does not and they would germinate in your lawns, and it is not pretty when it does so. The weeds start to take over, and people stop picking up after their dogs (leaving another toxic ingredient), figuring that the homeowner does not care. But many do care about their lawns - they just do not want it to grow. And then there's the continuous, bothering noise from all those mowers and blowers, on different lawns that leave enormous Carbone footprint. Each of the hundreds of thousands of gas-powered mowers cutting that lushly watered grass produces 11 times more pollution every hour than a car. A great solution for many Jacksonville residents to find lawns with long, smooth blades of grass that looked exactly like real grass but happened to be plastic - is artificial turf. It is not a cheap product, but given that it does not require mowing, watering, reseeding, or fertilizing, it would pay for itself in eight years. Synthetic turf installed by lying down like a carpet, over prepared ground. On occasions turf requires to be hosed off with water, but it drains itself. You can get different synthetic turf products that are pleasant for your touch. They are all season durable, with different style choices, like putting green short or long, or somewhere in between. You can get dark green or light olive green, depending on the kind of grass that grows near you. You can even choose the color of the underlayer to give a unique dirt look. The best part?  No pouring clean water into the grass.  No pollution from gasoline to mow it.    No chemicals are running into the sea.  And then there is the luxury days with peace and quiet, and  the conservation of water.   ...
September 8, 2014   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Turf, Artificial Turf Installation, Faux Grass

Artificial Turf San Francisco, California

San Francisco voters will get to weigh in on the redevelopment of an aging soccer filed, because the debate whether the city should be streaked from installing lights and artificial turf on  Golden Gate Park still active. The city is poised to construct the fields after long debate, but a group of neighbors, environmentalists, and others has been gathering information for the November ballot measure that would allow installation for artificial turf in the park. San Francisco supervisors believe that they should ensure that the city would have enough of synthetic athletic fields for all of the residents, but particularly the children. The city is concerned that children have limited fields to play on that will keep the families active. The project would replace the worn and gopher-hole-pocked soccer fields near the Beach Chalet with more-resilient artificial turf that would be lighted for night play. As more grass fields in San Francisco, city are converted to synthetic turf; a debate has been heating up about the advantages of artificial turf fields. The high cost that involved having a natural grass, along with water usage and with the level of maintenance it takes to keep it looking good and more importantly safe to play upon, are just a few of the reasons why the city is eager to learn more about the advantages of synthetic turf versus natural grass. According to a spokesperson for the Synthetic Turf Council in Atlanta about 900 new synthetic turf fields were installed at schools nationwide in 2008. Fist advantage of installing artificial turf in the city will lower the maintenance costs. While the initial cost of installing the artificial grass (around $600K) is high, supporters claim that the upkeep is much less expensive, dropping by some estimates from $35K to $5K per year. Artificial turf also is pesticide free that unlike natural grass, turf does not require treatment with pesticides and fertilizers. Artificial turf in San Francisco fields is much more long-lasting than grass, because durability is much higher which allows broader access of use. The filed can be played on it all the time and in time of limited fields; they give sports organizations space they might otherwise not have. The problem of the rainy season that result in cancellation of numerous games and practices planned for grass fields is eliminated, and one match on a muddy field can ruin the field for the rest of the season. Durability and an even playing surface mean fewer injuries and unlike grass that gets torn up by rough play and eventually turns into vast patches of slippery mud (twisted ankles from ruts, uneven playing surface, slips in the mud). And finally, artificial grass uses less water than natural grass. In November, San Francisco voters will face the ballot with a measure weather to put the artificial turf soccer field at the park. Factors such as water usage and maintenance are the motivating reasons behind the Global Syn-Turf synthetic turf solutions are setting the standard with innovative technologies specifically developed to guarantee the health and safety of its players as well as the life-span of the initial installation.   ...
September 5, 2014   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Turf, Artificial Turf Installation, Faux Grass

Artificial Grass Denver, IL

The Chicago Plan Commission approved the 135,640 square foot facility that will feature three artificial-turf fields that can be used for baseball, football, soccer or any other field sport. Global Syn-Turf, Inc. believes that it is important to build a community life that will create convenient services and gives the children a space to play on. Anthony Beale, who is the 9th selected official on the City of Chicago's City Council, called the Pullman Community Center a "game-changer" for South Side sports. According to Chicago news, he believes that this center will change the game outcome because of the ability for the players to play even during the worst Chicago's seasons. The team took 30 years to get back to the Little League World Series, because of weather. The center will be built with the help from NFL and Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, such as $5 million in federal disaster funds tied to a 2008 hurricane: up to $4 million more generated by a federal tax credit available to projects built in impoverished neighborhoods and $2 million in contributions from the Chicago Bears baseball team, the Major League Baseball and some of the professional athletes. David Doing, the president of Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives nonprofit organization, believes "the need for indoor recreational space is there. The feeling was there for good outdoor park facilities but [we didn't have] indoor facilities for families and youth to enjoy when it's cold." The facility anticipates 1,200 people will use it every week because the center will be open at night for adult sports leagues. The Chicago city officer Beale believes this will increase the ability for others to play baseball or soccer on the synthetic turf without injuries and year round comfort. The Chicago's new center Pullman will be located next to the Bishop Ford HWY, the interstate 94 in Illinois. The building contains several swimming pools and a small water park, a multi-sport field, gymnasium with jogging track, fitness room, separate lounge for seniors and young adults for their activities like music and craft rooms, and recording studio with a 400-seat auditorium. Outside on the center the 32-acre campus will have athletic fields for several sports - including artificial turf baseball field with a scoreboard, and a three-hole pitch-and-putt golf course. Having safe and enjoyable recreational opportunities to engage children and adolescents throughout the year is so important in keeping our young people off of the streets. With such heavily utilized fields, the Chicago city is pleased to install the artificial turf athletic fields because of the benefits that they will receive in the end. The fields will save the cost on maintenance eliminating the use of harmful pesticides, fertilizers, lawn mowing and reduce the amount of watering and replanting. Also, the synthetic grass will conserve water on a typical soccer or football field, where grass field can typically consume from 2.5 to 3.5 million gallons of water annually. Finally, artificial turf is engineered to play, feel and look like a lifelike grass. It is designed to be durable, firm, comfortable, waterproof and uniformly even. Thus, it helps decrease the injuries to the players. ...
August 22, 2014   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Turf, Artificial Turf Installation, Faux Grass

Artificial Grass Los Angeles, CA

Recently in Los Angeles, water shortages are becoming more and more important to the city. Los Angeles officials are doubling their water-wasting patrols. Currently, they have one assigned inspector to investigate the city's neighborhoods. With these alerts, many residents are thinking of switching to artificial grass to save the water. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) reported to the city's press that it now assigned four water-wasting inspectors, but officials noted that their primary goal will be more towards educational than enforcement. Within six month of this year, their department received 1,400 reports of violations and handed out 863 warnings letters. But so far, relatively few fines have been issued, even though the state rules allow penalizing water wasters $500. They believe that the warning will decrease the water usage and inform the residence of a potential penalty. However, the penalizing fee is reserved for people who simply refuse to help out the state. During three-year observation, the DWP got about 30,000 reports of water violations, from those about 9,000 warning were issued. But only about 300 were assessed fines when they were found to have wasted water again, and of those, none became multiple offenders the first fine. Los Angeles city currently is in Phase 2 of a mandatory water-conservation ordinance, which means watering the yard no more than three times a week and never on weekends. There is a greater focus on outdoor watering techniques around the Los Angeles neighborhood. Many look at the technological advancement, such as synthetic turf for their yard that will make water use outside of a home more efficient. This change will benefit and educate the people so that they can change their water-usage habit. Wasting water is not only bad for the environment and the wallet of people in Los Angeles, but it shows that more than 60% of water consumed by most households is used to maintain landscapes and lawns, making irrigation one of the easiest places around the home to make adjustments. The best way to implement the water-usage is to lay the patio with artificial tuft. Many in Los Angeles believe that replacing their grass with artificial turf will have a positive environment and financial outcome as well. First of all, it will lower the maintenance cost; the upkeep is much less expensive of artificial turf. Some question whether artificial turf is as financially friendly as touted, citing the need for repairs, vacuuming, refilling and even watering, suggesting that the fields may not last as long as advertised, and raising the thorny problem of disposal. Unlike natural grass, artificial turf doesn't require treatment with pesticides and fertilizers. Artificial turf fields are much more durable than grass and decrease chances of injuring a player. Also, on average a grass field will use up about 50,000 gallons of water per week during the summer season, thus, replacing it with synthetic grass will cut your usage of water down significantly. Los Angeles DWP is offering rebate to the people who are looking to replace their grass with the synthetic field. You have to submit the proof that you have replaced your yard with artificial turf. During the application process, color photos of the existing living grass will need to be submitted along with a copy of your water bill. To get a rebate, homeowners and commercial businesses must seek pre-approval for their proposed changes, and show the DWP what the lawn looks like now. ...
August 20, 2014   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Turf, Artificial Turf Installation, Faux Grass

Artificial Grass New York, NY

The first day of school for New York sports players will be an adventure because of their newly installed artificial grass sports fields. This year's New York high will have less of players injuries and more of winning games. Nevertheless, many of parents and directors question if synthetic turf was a right solution to go by and how does it impact health and environment. Many are questioning the benefits of having a synthetic turf in New York City. Couple of years back, the New York City Park's players noticed the deterioration of the field. "It's been like this for five years," a player points out the problem and the open seams, torn patches and wavy folds in the artificial turf at their park. Referees for public school league games already boycott two artificial-turf fields' games, citing fears of liability. The New York is noticing these problems and working on the artificial field upgrade. However, the reasons behind city's replacement plan to artificial grass are obesity, maintenance and water, which automatically will elevate cost savings on field sustainability. Artificial turf is part of a plan of New York City blueprint for environmentally friendly futures, and to inform their residents is the key to successful installation of artificial grass in the parks.   New York City Parks Department (NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) uses different kind of synthetic turf depending where it will be used. Most of the synthetic turf fields that they put contain crumb rubber infill along with padding and drainage systems. Other synthetic fields are made of carpet-style materials. According to the New York City, currently, about 136 of the Parks Department's 800 athletic fields are composed of synthetic turf material with 99 crumb rubber infill, 19 alternative material infill, and 16 carpet-styles. There are also 19 small play areas with 15 crumb rubber infill and 4 carpet-style, which are often located within playgrounds, that are made of synthetic turf surfaces. The potential for significant exposure to the chemicals in crumb rubber is very low. Like asphalt, the crumb rubber in synthetic turf fields absorbs heat from the sun and gets hotter than dirt or natural grass. On hot days, some synthetic turf fields may be too hot to play on. To protect yourself from the heat, consume plenty of water, wear light and loose fitting clothes, always wear shoes, and take breaks often. A synthetic turf field does not cause bacterial infections. Majority of bacterial infections are caused due to physical contact and sharing contaminated towels, sports equipment and sports drinks bottles. New York coaches at schools and everywhere in states should be aware of the potential bacterial transmission and infection among athletes. The NYC Department is currently working on using carpet-style and alternative infill material on all new fields, replacing NYC parks with new synthetic turf field and placing strict protocols to select the best synthetic turf. Confident of what New York City is doing for its community, Notre Dame High are renovated their Brewer Memorial Stadium with artificial turf instead of grass, installed a new track, new bleachers and a new press box, that represents another win for the program. "It was a lot of work, but it's simply beautiful," said high school coach, entering his 33rd season as Crusaders. " One of the nicest facilities I've seen around and certainly in Section 4." After the last finishing touches around the new artificial grass field, the players where satisfied with the comfort and the natural look of the synthetic grass.  To see GST installation images go to our synthetic turf gallery. ...
August 19, 2014   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Turf, Artificial Turf Installation, Faux Grass

Artificial Grass Indianapolis, IN

Just in a couple of hours from Indianapolis, Indiana, the three high schools have joined the trend of replacing their natural playing grass fields with synthetic grass. Buerk Field, Ron Weigleb Stadium and Gene Sartini Field of Floyds Knobs now feature the artificial turf surfaces. Synthetic grass field is bringing joy and relieve to the players and the directors. The battles of logistical nightmares are finally ending for athletic directors and maintenance personnel by make a decision to put an artificial synthetic turf. Every day the schools had to constantly water the grass field, limit foot traffic on the grass field and keep the grass field alive. "There was a need that existed because we had so many teams (five, counting the neighboring junior high) practicing," school's athletic director reported to the associated press regarding the need of changing their field to the synthetic grass. "It just kind of grew from a necessity to what we could do, what could be done other than giving us more practice space." Making the final decision to lay artificial synthetic turf on the sports playing fields is worth it because the end result will automatically benefit the school and the environment. Some of the factors that most high schools in Indianapolis, IN consider to turn towards synthetic turf are space, cost, and maintenance. Space has always been a concern at New Albany high school, with its land-locked city campus they constantly had to worry about keeping the grass field in shape for players to successfully practices. Other factors that went into the decision of artificial grass included cost savings on maintaining a grass field and safety for athletes. On its two fields, the Floyd County School Corporation spent $1.3 million, which was funded by a bond issue from a state. Providence officials did not reveal the price tag for their new facility; however, at the end the cost was not relevant to what the faculties of schools thought to be beneficial for their sport players. According to the staff, "It's a lot safer environment and practice area for the athletes. Our ability to use the same area over and over is a plus. I can see more and more teams getting it." Louisville city high school players' injuries and the environmental impact on the earth made it worth the price for the final verdict. The three high schools further analyzed the benefits before making a final decision to lay the synthetic grass on their filed. Safety is number one benefit to use the synthetic turf that many consider. According to a five-year study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, high school athletes on the more yielding artificial turf had 55 percent fewer neural injuries, 47 percent fewer cranial or cervical injuries and a 45 percent reduction in long-term injuries. A three-year study among college athletes recorded 74 percent fewer muscle tears and 42 percent fewer ACL knee injuries. Playability is another concern that was brought on the table. The director of facilities for the Louisville city high school said the current grass fields supports only 22 events per year before deteriorating. Games played soon after a heavy rain would reduce the field to a dirty mess where it would increase the chances of player's injuries. After the initial installation cost, the three schools saved money on water, sprinkling system installation and repair, labor costs for maintaining the grass field and machinery for keeping it in shape.Many other neighborhood high schools in Floyd Nobs, Indianapolis are also making a decision to switch the grass field to the artificial grass. The move to artificial turf is not limited to the larger schools. But it is more prevalent among Class 6-A programs, with 20 of the 32 teams in the highest grading arrangement, including cities around Louisville, Indiana, now on board. ...
August 18, 2014   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Turf, Artificial Turf Installation, Faux Grass, Football Field

Artificial Grass Business Booming In North Texas!

Companies that manufacture or install artificial lawns are experiencing a boom in business, due to the drought-like conditions and watering restrictions in many North Texas cities. But the synthetic lawns today aren't the same plastic AstroTurf made popular in the 1970s. The products on the market now, are not just used for putting greens and football fields either. Tim Dvorak, owner of the company Synthetic Grass Pro, and gets calls every day from homeowners inquiring about artificial grass. "I discussed this with many turf manufacturers, that's a big thing they notice. As soon as there are drought restrictions, watering restrictions, or an ordinance like the City of Dallas two-days a week restriction, it really just makes this industry explode," said Dvorak. Today's synthetic lawns are made to stay cool underfoot, drain water well, and last for 10-15 years. The products come in different shades of green, different textures, and mimic different varieties of natural grass. Choosing artificial can be expensive upfront: prices range from $7.50 to $15 a square foot.   Many homeowners with artificial grass installed in their yards feel that the investment was worth it. "The initial cost is expensive, but it's already paid for itself over the four years. Not having to re-sod it, not having to water. The yard guys[come less often]. So it's more than paid for itself," said Dvorak. Many homeowners can be skeptical at the beginning, until they see the fake grass first-hand.  Not all cities in North Texas are on board with artificial grass, though. Frisco does not allow artificial turf at this time, and many homeowners' associations have rules. Highland Park passed an ordinance restricting artificial turf to back yards. Other cities, however, have no rules in place limiting synthetic grass. Those cities include Dallas, Arlington, Denton, and University Park. ...
July 31, 2014   |   Lawn Maintenance, Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Grass, Artificial Lawn, Synthetic Turf, Artificial Grass Cost, Artificial Grass For Dogs, Water Conservation, Eco Friendly Products, Grass Installation, Artificial Turf Installation, Synthetic Turf Supplier, Faux Grass, Lawn And Landscape, Grass For Dogs, Lawn Service, Cat Grass, Pet Grass, Drought Tolerant Plants, Pet Turf, Paver Patio, Putting Greens, Playground, Backyard, Drainage, Artificial Grass Installation

Tools You Need to Install and Maintain Artificial Grass

Artificial grass accessories are often overlooked, when in reality some of the accessories are very useful. Some of the accessories include the easy seam machine, Zeo-Organic fill, and the turf groom. The EasySeam machine is a handheld electric tool that melts adhesive using a pre-programmed heating cycle.EasySeam doesn't get hot and there is no grass damage from the heat. It never touches the adhesive, therefore never makes a mess. It provides a consistent low-profile seam. Overall, it's very easy and convenient to use.   The Zeo-Organic fill is a safer alternative to silica sand. It traps and controls odor and absorbs moisture very quickly. ZeoFill is designed to eliminate odors from pets by not allowing ammonium to convert into the gas which is the primary odor-causing agent in pet urine. The Turf Groom has a flat head and a polished pine handle. No frills, just an excellent and durable rake. It eases the cleaning of your artificial lawn. Nylon tines help maintain the turf without damaging it. Extend your lawn life and your investment. You can use these rake to spread an infill, to clean up your lawns, or just to fluff up the blades of turf. This is a "must have" tool for every artificial lawn owner. Of course we haven't covered all of the accessories! These are only three examples of many that are available on the market. You can find all of them right here under our accessories tab. Global Syn-Turf, as always guarantees competitive pricing for both artificial grass and accessories. ...
July 11, 2014   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf Installation, Outdoor Carpet

Best of Hayward Awards For Lawn & Garden

Global Syn-Turf - Artificial Lawn Distributor has been selected for the 2014 Best of Hayward Awards for Lawn & Garden Equipment. ...
May 22, 2014   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Grass, Artificial Grass Cost, Eco Friendly Products, Grass Installation, Artificial Turf Installation, Drought Tolerant Plants, California Water, Paver Patio, Putting Greens, Golf
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