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Fake Grass Ban in Sacramento No Longer Enforced

Why is fake grass still illegal in certain California cities? In Sacramento for instance fake grass is prohibited in front lawns and has been so since 1984 when fake grass hadn't progressed to the point it has now. Back then, it looked tacky, but now it's virtually indistinguishable from real grass. It even has the brown thatching underneath the fibers. But now Sacramento's ban is no longer enforced. Sacramento District 4 Director Consuelo Hernandez has stated that "Currently artificial turf is prohibited by ordinance, however, given the current drought situation, it's not being actively enforced. Residents are not required to have live turf in their front yard under city code, but if they want to deviate they can put in half concrete or rock or paver-type materials and half live vegetation such as shrubs, plants, trees. Again, if they install artificial turf in the front yard, which at this point there have only been a few homes doing this the last couple years, code is not being enforced." Further, Sacramento City Council Member Steven says that he's actively trying to get fake grass legalized for front yards too.  Just one more indication that fake grass will soon be accepted not only by city officials, but by popular opinion as well. ...
April 10, 2015   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Synthetic Grass, Artificial Lawn, Synthetic Turf, Water Conservation, Faux Grass, Lawn And Landscape, Drought Tolerant Plants, Synthetic Lawn

Artificial Grass Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The new NFL season hasn't even begun, and the Green Bay Packers from Wisconsin State have exceptional football sports players with injuries. The city of Milwaukee believes that the stadium decay is behind those injuries. Thus, they are planning to renovate the football field with artificial grass to prevent future injuries. The first player that went down is a nose tackle B.J. Raji, who could not play for a year due to a torn biceps muscle. Fans believe that it will be hard on the team without having him there. In the second season, the player Josh Boyd will stand for Raji, although he has yet to get on the practice field because of injuries and it is a long way of contributing to the team's success. Another football player must be replaced with rookie Corey Linsley due to the injury, although his injury is not going to cause the season to end. Still, he will miss at least the first five games of the regular season. Down the road, they managed to overcome an injury that puts Aaron Rodgers on the bench last year for seven games, and they still won the final game, which should be able to match the final totals at least this season. The Milwaukee city is finally decided to upgrade the football field to prevent further player's injury with funds that was acquired through ticket sales. Built as a Works Progress Administration project in 1941, the place is corrupted by pests, holes and dried grass. However, over the next two years $4.6 million worth of improvements will be made. A significant change will be replacing the fescue with artificial turf. Stadium seating and improved football footwear are also on the drawing board. Artificial turf is a smart solution for Milwaukee's overused, insecure playing fields. A grass field just cannot remain lush and resilient if it is used more than three to four days a week, or after harsh weather conditions - otherwise the surface will become an unsafe, rock-hard, dirt field. Because synthetic turf can withstand so much wear and tear, many sports stadiums rent their synthetic turf fields to local sports organization to bring in extra funding. In addition, reducing sports field maintenance budgets frees up new funds for new projects. Football games are played on natural grass as well as on artificial turf, but unlike natural grass, which is a harder and uneven surface, synthetic grass typically has a soft base. Milwaukee sports coaches should be aware of synthetic field's texture. Thus, the technical strategy modification needs to be in place during practices. More than 11,000 synthetic turf sports fields are currently in use throughout the United States. In 2013, between 1,200 and 1,300 fields were installed in North America colleges, schools, parks and professional sports stadiums. Artificial grass was introduced to much fanfare in the 1960s. However; it was not until the 1980s, when a vastly improved second-generation product gained popularity. Then at the beginning of the 21st century, an artificial turf system was introduced that duplicated the look and playability of natural grass, and is the origin of the ever-evolving systems of today. ...
September 19, 2014   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Turf, Faux Grass

Artificial Grass Denver, Colorado

From West Slope to Denver, Colorado concerned about Lake Mead's water levels; this is historically at a low point. It would not be enough for the population, and experts with Colorado Water Conservation Board believe that the current water supply comes up short. Water conservation in an era of drought is seen as a solution for the many reticence of Denver city. The water drought effect farming industries in Denver and many residents question how to keep farming viable while covering a domestic water supply gap? Colorado's eight water basins are contemplating on different solutions that will affect the stream of action for next year's water project. Denver's water district says the solution is diverting more water from Western Slope rivers thought the twenty-two trans-mountain diversions that are already in place. But, the state also believes if residents would stop watering their thirsty Kentucky Bluegrass lawns it will be enough to make up the supply shortage. According to the general manager for the Water Conservation District, ninety percent of residential water usage, from showering and cleaning dishes, makes it back to reservoirs river systems. Nevertheless, watering lawns uses seventy to eighty present of reservoirs that will not circle back to the main water supply. Thus, forming a local strategy for responsible water use and policy needs to be placed and regulated urgently. Colorado State came up with a proposal to have a standard for domestic water consumption, which is to allow sixty percent water usage in homes and forty percent for outdoor lawns to conserve water better. However, for homeowners those obtain water from trans-mountain diversions, the suggested ratio is seventy percent indoor use and thirty percent outdoor use. Though, increasing trans-mountain diversions will impact on other states, such as Nevada, Arizona and California, who depend on Colorado basin water that is stored in Lake Mead. Colorado is the headwaters for those states, and because of that, western states are on the lookout for changes in the water policies. Colorado is entitled to 51 percent of Colorado River basin water that is above the Lees Ferry in Arizona. To make a change in unsustainable water demand in Denver and Colorado Springs, homeowners should follow rules and restrictions like in California. The city's thriving lawn conservation program has vastly reduced water consumption that includes strict drought resistant landscaping regulations for future development. Colorado has passed legislation this summer to try and regulate watering the lawns on residential properties, but it was not successful, critics say. More education is needed about the importance of responsible water management because many residents do not know about the state's current situation on water droughts. The state is also encouraging the residents to look at the technological development, such as artificial grass in their yards, which will reduce outside water usage and increase efficiency. Replacing fescue with artificial grass will lower the maintenance cost and unwanted pests. Companies, such as Global-Syn Turf, Inc., believe that installing artificial grass will decrease the drought dramatically and help to benefit the environmental impact in Denver city.   ...
September 18, 2014   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Turf, Faux Grass, Water Drought

Artificial Grass Washington, DC

Every so often in Washington, DC, chiefs of the company will organize a soccer game for his firm to motivate and invigorate his employees. The company's manager never had problems organizing his events for the employee's boring game because the firm installed an artificial grass field behind the Washington-based company in June 2013. Company's chief knows that practice space is at a premium, so he decided to build their field. Behind the firm they had a dirt field, but the culture in the company supported new technological innovations, so installing artificial grass was a goal. The Washington company went all out when he decided to make their field, which took four months and $200,000 to construct. The field, which only needs to be groomed once a month, spans 95 by 45 yards. Employees said it was the only solar-lit field in the county. The executive chief had two reasons for the installation of artificial turf project: for his employees benefit and the children. At the Washington County, there is not much for the children and for their working parents to do. The executive chief wanted the kids and working parents to be excited about their abilities and innovative culture, and what better place to have to show your excitement on a turf field. A lot of the fields in Washington, DS have potholes and knots that can cause injuries; because of the technological fiber cushioning it is easier on the ankles and knees. Natural grass is limited because of the conditions of the fields, and a true surface like artificial turf makes things easier for learning. The employees are excited to see their kids' reactions when they first step on the field. The first-time kids are walking into their field; their reacting as is a professional stadium. From every single one of the kids you hear the same "Wow" factor because it is no different from what the professionals are playing on. But the company's field - that needs just 15 minutes to dry thanks to channels and special drains in the turf - is an unusual to have in Washington, DC. Of the 18 public and private high schools, only three have artificial turf fields. Conversely, every high school in Anne Arundel County has at least one field, and plans are underway to double the number. Prince George's County recently passed legislation to install artificial turf fields at each of its high schools. Over the years several instances where the high school stadium fields have been a real disadvantage in the playoffs, which identifies the need for all of the four local schools to go to artificial grass. Much of the reason that many companies and schools in Washington switch to artificial grass was due to overuse. Last school seasons, boys' and girls' soccer, field hockey and football played 45 games in a 47-day span, or others would play 13 games in a 10-day span late in September. And by the time the school will get to the playoffs the natural grass will have no blades of grass between the hash marks. Some would use rollers to tap the mud down to make a smoother surface, but is still is not grass that many would deal thought out the season. As far as durability is concerned, many believe that synthetic grass is a better choice than the fescue for all of the stadium fields.   ...
September 17, 2014   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Turf, Faux Grass

Artificial Grass Seattle, Washington

The New Tribune in Washington, reports that Seattle Sounders FC are in the process of replacing their playing surface to artificial grass. FIFA downgraded their stadium's artificial turf field to a one-star rating this season as it passed its two-year use. After the restoration test results, the soccer's worldwide governing will allow the Seattle Sounders to restore their field with artificial grass. The soccer field had to be tested to see whether or not the surface can still be used for games. The field underwent test that could restore its previous rating, which marks a field as appropriate for professional soccer and international competitions, or confer the rating that the field recommended mainly for recreational, community and multiple uses. The general manager of Seattle soccer team, commented that he was less concerned about FIFA's rating system on the artificial turf field then about the general playability and what coaches and players say about the field, and the aesthetics of the field for the fans. He feels that the rating should not affect the correct aspect of the field's condition. Player and coaches see how over the years the artificial grass was wearing out, and that this season the condition of artificial grass was poor. The FIFA results could matter more to Major League Soccer, which dictates that artificial stadium turf fields will maintain FIFA's recommended certification and sustain the field accordingly. The certificate was issued in other three synthetic fields in the league: the Monofilament surface at BC Place; the artificial grass surface at Providence Park; and the artificial grass at Gillette Stadium. Seattle soccer team's desire to restore the field to artificial grass cannot be done individually because they share the field with Super Bowl football champions. And the ideal synthetic grass services for each team are different. Soccer teams favor artificial grass with the upright blades that cause the ball to roll more like on natural grass. For the football team's field with flattened blades from use are not considered a problem for NFL teams. The general manager realizes that his soccer team is the second tenants of an NFL Stadium. Thus; he understands that both teams will work together to resolve the type of artificial grass should be installed. But being valuable tenants, who bring in 800,000 fans to the stadium, they are hoping that their voice will be considered in the final decision. Regardless of the ultimate verdict, the time needed for the installation of a new field cannot begin until after the Football team's final home game, which could be in January. And that means that Seattle's soccer team will play on the existing turf this season. From commons sense perspective, soccer players would rather be playing on the grass every day. General manager assures that his players would not have complains to play on a new artificial grass, for them playing on nice turf field in a beautiful stadium in a Seattle city is what is take to win a lot of games on the field.   ...
September 17, 2014   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Turf, Faux Grass

Artificial Grass Boston, Massachusetts

The new Boston Middle School in Massachusetts opened in the fall. Despite widely varying opinions on the proposed turf field project, there was general appreciation for the fact that the School Building Committee (SBC) were bringing in the $58.5 million project on time and under budget. The Advisory Committee proposed to install artificial turf on the Boston Middle School's field. The final decision and the next steps to the project were made within two and half hours of the boards meeting. The main job of the advisory committee was to discuss both views about whether to go with artificial turf of not. Although, many had different opinions on the propped turf field, many were pleased by the fund that was donated by SBC to complete this project on time. The key decision to the latest and previous discussions is whether or not to install artificial grass in Boston's school field. The Building Committee has the authority to spend leftover contingency funds for the upgrade of the field to artificial grass. On the other hand, some feel this doesn't mean the committee should necessarily spend the money that way. The survey was conducted to view the opinions of the board members and that action to take. The first question was whether advisory committee members would recommend that the School Building board authorize the installation of a turf field before the Town Meeting poll. The outcome showed two in favor and 10 against. The second question was brought to the voters on whether to recommend that the School Building board spend the rest of the fund to install an artificial grass. The result was one abstention, one opposed, and ten yeses. After the meeting the Building Committee Chairman, who participated as a resident throughout the meeting rather than on behalf of either board, interpreted the survey's results. He stated that the advisory committee wants to bring the issue to a town meeting. Some believe that the leftovers money should be put back to the city. In September the board could ignore the results of the survey and decide to proceed with the artificial grass installation project. Because the advisory committee's survey was simply done for the recommendations, the chairman states that they have the final verdict on the leftover of the fund. The school committee will consider the proposal that was estimated to be in the $641,000 to $868,000 price range, not including design costs. The SBC will take a vote on whether or not to proceed with an artificial turf field. If the SBC of Boston city will decide to proceed with the artificial grass field, the leftover of the funds money will be used to pay for the artificial grass. Some research indicates that the cost of a grass versus an artificial grass field would total the same at the end of 14thyear period, when artificial turf would need to be replaced. However, artificial grass is best suitable for sports field because of weather resistant conditions, while playing on a grass field can influence the outcome of the game and increase chances of injuries. Majority of members on Boston's city committee want for the Middle School to have artificial grass on their field because it will save them not only on the maintenance cost but decrease water usage as well.   ...
September 16, 2014   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Turf, Faux Grass

Artificial Grass Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore city in Maryland State is a beautiful place to live in and has been a devoted sports town. However, resident of the city are concern that some sports students will not have a place to play. According to the Baltimore news, high school football team near Baltimore city will be competing on the field of grass and soil that has been there for two years because the project to replace with modern artificial turf is still on hold.  Artificial grass fields, which cut costs on maintenance and decrease risk of injuries, have already been installed at Wild Lake, Long Reach, Oakland Mills, Atholton and Hammond high schools. But the construction at Glenelg high is on hold because of the septic field underneath the football surface. In the early 2000s, the football field was torn up so that a new septic field could be installed to facilitate expansion of the school. A couple of years after they put the septic field underneath the sports surface, the grass would never grow as good as it used to.  Last year, the boys and girls sports teams had to play all of their home games on Western Regional's artificial turf fields due to wear and tear on Glenelg's field during the fall. After the game was over, everybody agreed that playing on synthetic turf was comfortable and durable with no pits and bumps like grass fields have. But it was not their home field, and disappointed players and fans are worried that they would play off campus again this upcoming spring.  For two years, coaches and players are requesting to replace the natural grass with artificial turf. Many are disappointed with the hold up on this project, but they do not have much of the control of the decision. Working through the issues inherent to the 56-year old high school has been challenging, but coaches and players are maintaining an optimistic outlook. The Baltimore County had every intention of installing artificial turf this summer, but the unexpected difficulty with the old septic field disrupted the project.  Because they know that there is always some complication with their grass field, coaches and students are not excited about the progress of the artificial grass project and are staying neutral on the updates from workers. On late July, the Howard County ground crews went to work reinstalling top soil and grass in preparation for the fall football home games. The engineers want to be sure before the installation what is under the field's surface so that not to stumble on the issues in the future. They are trying to install artificial grass in eight weeks when the school is in the summer break, and any delays that could acquire due to weather, literally puts the engineers in a tough position.  For two years, the high school near Baltimore had a project to put synthetic grass was on hold. But next year, the coaches are confident that Glenelg will join Mt. Hebron, River Hill and Centennial, as the last quarter of Baltimore County public high schools to have the artificial turf fields installed.   ...
September 12, 2014   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Turf, Faux Grass

Artificial Grass Memphis, Tennessee

Floyd Stadium that is near to Memphis city in Tennessee states installed a new synthetic turf on the filed this summer. After replacing a grass that had been in place since 2006, the Blue Raiders will take the field for the first time as a whole team on the new turf when preseason practice kicks off starts. Football coach, who was raised in Memphis, spends his daily jog on the new surface in Floyd Stadium. And since the completion of the project the players have broken in during the summer practice. Sports players and coaches are pleased with the outcome of the new field; they say it looks like a real national sports field with character that motivates to play and win. And last Monday, fist seven practices were scheduled to be held on the artificial grass rather than then grass practice field. Installation of artificial grass was completed on July 1 that replaced the previous turf that was initially placed in 2006. The old one was ripping and had patches of wholes that caused player to injure their ankles, the field needed to be fixed. The new synthetic surface is similar to the old one, mostly sand, mixture of rubber pellets, artificial grass and other materials, though it is intended to be a sturdier and required less maintenance than the old one. And their new artificial grass has a unique textured pattern, with alternating shades of green and a brighter blue turf in the end zones. The new artificial turf price tag cost the team $1.1 million, but it was worth it to replace it. Memphis fans will notice the new turf on the field because of the expansion of the new artificial grass across the entire surface. The whole stadium is now covered with a synthetic grass, and there is no blue concrete around the playing field. Coaches and players said it had a safer setup then the old grass. In the past, players would run full speed toward the sideline and stop abruptly for not risking slipping on the concrete while wearing cleats. Many coaches in Memphis know that maintaining sports fields are expensive. However, it is not just about the field maintenance, sports health organizations for teams or leagues can be overwhelming making the safety of athletes a number one priority in the sport's industry. Football player does love not having concrete on the side of the field because they are no longer slip and fall. Also, players are pleased that the area is flat without the holes and bumps that help them to be in a constant speed. Aside from safety, many users like the extra turf around the playing field for additional practice space. Last football games on the old field, some position teams would be crammed into a tight area between the sideline and the edge of the concrete while other groups used the playing field. Memphis city's sports professionals recommend every stadium in the state to check the synthetic alternatives for their playing field. Companies like Global-Syn Turf, Inc., supply durable synthetic grass products that have innovative technology, which guarantee the safety and comfort of the players as well as the life-spend of the initial investment for all stadiums.   ...
September 12, 2014   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Turf, Faux Grass

Artificial Grass El Paso, Texas

In El Paso city in Texas rainy seasons and storms could put students at risk for potential injuries and bug bites while playing sports outside. Bugs such as mosquitoes tend to hang around grass fields due to the precipitation rather than fields made of artificial turf. Thus, trainers and coaches will need to be precautions towards any potential injuries. El Paso high school sports authorities consider artificial grass because it is one of a very good alternative for sports surfaces due to its realistic look and soft cushioned groundwork that helps to defend sports player against impact injuries. The prime advantage of water resistant technology on artificial grass is that it provides the strength, and most importantly, the protection against moisture, water, chemicals, and pests. Also, another advantage of artificial grass is that players will not be treading muddy feet entering the El Paso's school facility, and parents will not worry about cleaning dirty uniforms from playing on the grass. Nevertheless, despite modern advancements, researchers are still not sure about the effect of the artificial grass on injury rates. Because rainy season also brings more lightening and high precipitation, trainers monitor injury risks and directors consider having artificial turf than grass on their sports fields. There is couple of reasons why sports industries in El Paso city installs artificial grass on their fields. Many coaches know that maintaining sports fields are expensive. However, it is not just about the unnecessary maintenance. Sports insurance programs for high school teams can be overwhelming making the safety of athletes a number one priority in the sport's industry. But many football players still appreciate differences in texture and playability of artificial grass. Artificial turf is a synthetic alternative to natural grass for sports typically played outdoors. Majority of synthetic grasses are made from a neoprene, polyester or foam backing, topped with "blades" of individual fibers made of polypropylene or nylon blends. Material that looks like natural grass is ideal for field sports such as football that has been proven to last for a long time. Nevertheless, artificial turf has advantages over natural grass in terms of cost and maintenance. Coaches and athletes should consider the effect that the surface has on gameplay to adjust players' strategy and reduce the likelihood of injuries. Global-Syn, Turf., who are manufacturers and suppliers in El Paso city of artificial turf, acknowledges that their product allows groundskeepers to have more control over the field consistency. Every inch on the turf field is manufactured to have exact the same consistency of fibers, so no areas are uneven to alter the speed of the ball or players' traction. Synthetic grass was initially intended for use in sporting arenas like football stadiums where the maintenance of natural grass was costly and required investment in manpower and specialized equipment. But companies, such as Global Syn-Turf, Inc., provide artificial grass products and solutions that designed upon innovative technologies guarantee the safety of the players as well as the life-span of the initial investment for all schools.   ...
September 11, 2014   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Turf, Faux Grass

Artificial Grass Detroit, Michigan

Detroit Free Press reports that Eastern Michigan's football team will switch their green artificial grass to gray color turf, hoping that it will give the team a fresh outlook for winning. After intense deliberation, the switch to gray Field Turf is part of Detroit coach's broader efforts to change the culture of the team. There is a couple of reasons why sports industry in Detroit city installs artificial grass on their fields. Many coaches know that maintaining sports fields are expensive. However, it is not just about the excessive maintenance. Despite modern advancements, researchers are still not sure about the effect of the artificial grass on injury rates. But many football players still appreciate differences in texture and playability of artificial grass. Artificial turf is a synthetic alternative to natural grass for sports typically played outdoors. Majority of synthetic grasses are made from a neoprene, polyester or foam backing, topped with "blades" of individual fibers made of polypropylene or nylon blends. Material that looks like natural grass is ideal for field sports such as football. Nevertheless artificial turf has advantages over natural grass in terms of cost and maintenance, many should consider the effect that the surface has on gameplay to adjust player strategy and reduce the likelihood of injury. Sports protection programs for teams or leagues can be overwhelming making the safety of athletes a number one priority in the sport's industry. Global-Syn, Turf., who are manufacturers and suppliers in Detroit of artificial turf, acknowledges that their product allows groundskeepers to have more control over the field consistency. Every inch on the turf field is manufactured to have exact the same consistency of fibers, so no areas are uneven to alter the speed of the ball or players' traction. Synthetic grass was initially intended for use in sporting arenas like football stadiums where the maintenance of natural grass was costly and required investment in manpower and special equipment. But companies, such as Global Syn-Turf, Inc., provide artificial grass products and solutions that designed upon innovative technologies guarantee the safety of the players as well as the life-span of the initial investment for all schools. Detroit's Eastern Michigan state team plans to pay for a new field with some of the more than $1 million it expects to receive for tickets sakes at Florida and Michigan State this game season. The football coach said that he would not know if the gray turf will help the team with game strategies and tactics. But the gray artificial grass will be a symbol and pride of their stadium that the sports players will love. The players are excited as well for the new artificial grass color; they are thrilled by their team's effort to stand out as one of only two in the Football Bowl Subdivision who has a stadium with not a shade of the traditional green. Having gray color artificial grass is a unique feature that will stand out in people's minds.   ...
September 11, 2014   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Turf, Faux Grass
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