Most people cannot help to admire the beauty of the nature
particularly when a beautiful and well-maintained lawn is concerned. Landscapes
can definitely make your home or your business office look more beautiful but
at the back of it, you need to be ready with your pocket. Maintaining a natural
grass lawn is pretty expensive and that is the reality.
Going green is an excellent way to aid the environment but
it does not mean that you must always depend on natural grass. As a matter of
fact, there are different reasons why more and more people today are removing
their natural grass lawn and replace it with one that is made of synthetic
grass. Just like humans, pets like dogs appreciate the beauty of an artificial grass
lawn so there are companies out there selling artificial grass for dogs.
Today, the installation of artificial grass is widely
promoted over the web. Doing so can benefit people in many ways. It can also
bring benefits to the environment. Aside from being a maintenance-free and
cost-efficient option, an artificial grass lawn could also greatly affect the
environment in both long-term and short-term. When it comes to benefits, the
leading advantage that you can get from installing and choosing artificial
grass instead of the synthetic one is the ability
Most homeowners these days are searching for the best
alternative choices when it comes to landscaping their homes. They are after
something that will help them lower the watering costs and will add up to the
overall look and beauty of their home. Using and installing synthetic grass as
replacement for natural sod will not simply save you money on your monthly
water bills but it will also benefit the environment. In the end, you will find
that the advantages of using artificial turf are irrefutable.
Why Should You Switch
from Natural Lawn to Artificial Lawn?
It is not bad to have a natural lawn. Though it may come
with benefits, it is also associated with some major bad effects to the
environment, especially to the water production. Did you know that natural lawn
contributes to water pollution? The sole reason at the back of this is that
when you have a natural lawn, you need to make use of fertilizers. These
products are mostly made of harmful chemicals that can contaminate the water.
With fertilizers, you have a beautiful looking lawn but you
are putting the environment at risk. To prevent further water pollution,
homeowners and even those commercial owners who have natural lawns are
encouraged to switch to artificial turf, which will provide them a
Living in a modern society doesn't
mean endless resources. As modern citizens, we should develop a way of thinking
and act for a sustainable future. The use of water should be included in these
plans as well. As you already know, the Planet is suffering because of gas
emissions, and as temperatures are rising, above average values, the levels of
water are diminishing. It is why some areas, which never had water supply
issues in the past, now face periods of drought. It is up to us to make the
changes that will ensure enough and clean water for the generations to come.
A smart usage of water does not only mean lower bills, but will also
ensure sufficient water supplies to pass drought periods, if they come. The
things we can do to contribute to this change is the way we manage our
household. There are many aspects we can avoid or improve, in order to minimize
water consumption. Take turf for instance. It is great to have it around the
house, but it needs a lot of time and resources to maintain the green aspect of
it. And even in the months when rains are scarce, you will need to water it if
you want to keep its aesthetic character.
The larger the
Global Syn-Turf, Inc., the world's largest manufacturer and
supplier of artificial grass, participated in Watersavers Irrigation's Demo Day
on April 3rd. The event took place at one of Watersavers Irrigation's warehouse
stores. More than 100 Northern California irrigation and green industry
professionals and consumers attended the event to test out the latest
irrigation systems and landscaping supplies, and listen to presentations from
top supply manufacturers.
"We've been selling artificial grass products for years now,
so even before the event we had established ourselves in the region," said a
GST rep. "However, ever since California's water crisis, and now Jerry Brown's
announcement of mandatory water restrictions, we've become the definitive
regional experts on artificial grass in California. We're receiving an
unprecedented amount of interest from local contractors and municipalities who
want to test our products."
With more than 95 gallons of water per day wasted on outdoor
uses per household, consumers, contractors and dealers stand to benefit from
artificial grass's advantages. According to the GST rep, Global Syn-Turf has
the power to fundamentally transform the culture of the irrigation and green
industries by making it easy for people to have a perfectly lush, verdant lawn
without consuming precious resources.
The Global Syn-Turf team was on hand at the event to present
the company's latest artificial grass innovations, such as Cashmere, an
The 2015 Constellation Senior Players Championship was "a magic week" for Bernhard Langer, two-times Masters Champion, who lead wire-to-wire victory at the Belmont Country Club, Massachusetts. It became Bernhard's 81st individual triumph. This time, he won six shots over Kirk Triplett.
In the last round of the Constellation Senior Players Championship, ending with a 3-under 68 closing round and a 6-shot margin of triumph, Langer achieves his 24th career win on the Campions Tour. He became the first senior golfer to repeat as Senior Players winner since Arnold Palmer in 1984-1985.
The triumph extended Langer's streak of winning at least one Champions Tour event each year of his membership, starting in 2007. Usually, Langer didn't wait long for his opening victory of the season. He won twice in his first start, three times in his third, twice in his fourth.
Over his initial nine starts, Langer had his share of consecutive ends (five top-10s), but no wins. Only in 2012 Langer won on his 14th Champions Tour. This year, calm and methodical Langer was growing impatient by the start of the 48th week.
Called the golf's international man of mystery for 25 years since his first Masters championship in 1985, Bernhard
The "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart has his own idea of how to solve the California Drought issue.
"First, as you know, California goes through historic unprecedented dry spell. " - says Jon Stewart at Thursday's Daily Show. "We are talking about original movie ideas. BOOM! Take that Jurassic world. Hey, what if they build another dinosaur theme park, but this time things also went horribly wrong."
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Then, Stewart explains why there is a little hope for Californians to avoid the consequences of the drought: "I am talking about the catastrophic four-year drought. Californian's reservoirs are empty. The snow pack is gone. What little water remains in control of ruthless, disfigured warlord, doling out precious moisture from his mountain stronghold" (referencing this year blockbuster hit Mad Max.)
In the next clip, Stewart demonstrates, is an image of Immortan Joe, the lord of the Citadel (the place that beholds the water supply) in Mad Max, and states "Wow, Jerry Brown has not aged well."
"I am just kidding, " - says Stewart. "Jerry Brown didn't age at all. He is still good old governor, putting a water scarcity issue in
Al Madrigal, L.A. resident, wasn't in mood to discuss California drought with Jon Stewart.
"I'm sick of it," - he says. "Back home it's all we talk about. We use to go to dinner and discuss movies. Which stars are secretly gays. But now it's just - "How long was your shower. Did you use a backet? Hey, that's a guy whose lawn is green. Call the cops! "
Man, it feels good! I am taking an advantage of your unregulated East Coast Water-topia! Man, it feels good!
Jon, I have to get it out of my system before I go home and slip the recycled toilet water.
I haven't wasted water like this in years!
I am going to paint this town wet, Jon!
Named Best Stand-Up Comedian by the HBO/U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Al Madrigal's comedy has been called "dynamic" by The New York Times. His unique, spontaneous and fast-paced lyrical storytelling style has made him a regular on television with numerous appearances on Comedy Central including his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents Special and appearances on John Oliver's New York Stand-up Show and Pretend Time with Nick Swardson. Al has also appeared
As a drought becomes a major
concern in California, the idea of replacing old lawns with artificial grass
becomes more and more attractive to home and business owners. In the interview
with Ken Wayne, Fox News, San Francisco, Jim Luthi, the homeowner of Newark,
confessed he has bit the bullet and replace the sod with artificial turf: "Thirty something years of having
droughts on and off. "
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As every homeowner knows, a
nice lawn takes a lot of work and water, and for some it doesn't worth it
"A few years ago I
wouldn't have got this because I didn't like the artificial turf, but they've
gotten so good now that I figured you know what, I'm going to do it. And I
wanted to lessen the workload on myself a little too," Jim said.
Michael McGinnis, a
landscaper, loaded his pick up with a giant roll of artificial turf at Global
Syn-Turf's warehouse in Hayward, California. He says he is getting a lot more
business installing turf.
"It's becoming extremely
popular. People can't get enough of it I guess," he told KTVU.
The artificial grass industry
is exploding. Global Syn-Turf, the largest artificial grass manufacturing
company in America runs 45,000 square foot warehouse in Hayward. But that's
only a small part of their business. They carry