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Artificial Turf Austin, Texas

fake-grass Artificial Turf Austin, Texas
The neighbors of Austin city became to know as "Sports Capital of Texas" for ten years and now they are looking to renovate their fields. According to the Austin Community Newspaper, the contractor gave the city four possible projects for upgrading their sports facility.

The project recommended as possible game changer consist of an indoor track, natatorium, sand volleyball court and installation of artificial grass on the field. The installation of artificial grass is already in the works as part of the last year's parks and recreation bond project. According to one of the players, placing an artificial field on soccer facilities could bring the most profit for the community. The proposed bond project was based on several synthetic grass fields; which cost them about $14.5 million for the size of two-and-a-half regular soccer fields. If Austin city  is going after new turf, it will make a significant difference what product they will use, reported Austin Newspaper. The benefits of artificial grass field compared to the natural grass will withstand more use, lower maintaining expenses, and watering bill.

The Parks and Recreation Department currently benefits from utilizing grass fields because Old Settlers Park in neighborhood city is connected to the water recycle system, allowing the fields to be watered without restrictions. Many sports players believe that a synthetic grass is an excellent solution, and it is a great scenario for cutting costs. Austin currently operates one artificial turf field at Buck Egger Park that is available to use at first-come first-served basis at any time of the year. Based on routine yearly reports in respect to wear and tear, Austin news reported that every eight years artificial turf fields will require replacement. 

Austin city currently does not operate an indoor track or field, and nor are they considering to establish this as a future projects. However, the renovation will create a surplus that eventually set potential renovations to the rest of the Austin city's sports facilities. In addition, the good news that the visitors are spending more than usual time, according to ticket sales estimates. A soccer player, who follows the city's decision, commented to Austin news, saying that sports events revenue is expected to be $20 million per year in the future if the city is "as good with [soccer] rectangles, as with [baseball] diamonds" on their synthetic fields. The City Council will meet to confirm the deal and solutions regarding the future projects on their sports facility this week.

There is a couple of reasons why sports industry turns attention into synthetic grass options. Maintaining sports fields is costly and can create additional setbacks in maintaining the grass field. But it is not just about water bills, or unnecessary maintenance. Sports insurance program for Teams or Leagues can be overwhelming making the safety of athletes a number one priority in the sport's industry. Company like Global Syn-Turf, Inc, provide artificial grass solutions designed upon innovative technologies guarantee the safety of the players as well as the life-span of the original investment.

 

 

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California drought worsening: New water restrictions carry penalty of up to $500

fake-grass California drought worsening: New water restrictions carry penalty of up to $500

As California imposed its first-ever statewide rules to punish water wasters, a new survey showed why state officials say the drastic measures are needed: Californians actually increased their water use amid the worst drought in decades.

The new rules, approved by the State Water Resources Control Board on a 4-0 vote, impose new restrictions on outdoor water use starting Aug. 1 that could result in fines of up to $500 per violation.

Gov. Jerry Brown in January asked Californians to slash their water use by 20 percent. But a new state survey released Tuesday showed that water use in May rose by 1 percent this year, compared with a 2011-2013 May average.

The survey of 267 water providers by the water board found that water consumption in the Bay Area dropped 5 percent. But in coastal California, south of Santa Barbara, consumption rose 8 percent.

"California is in the worst drought we've seen in our grandparents' generation or beyond," said Felicia Marcus, the water board's chairwoman. "Fields are going fallow. Thousands of people are going to be out of work. There are communities that are out of water -- they're bathing out of buckets and water trucks are coming in to help them.

"But many parts of California don't seem to realize how bad it is," she said, "because they are so far away from their source of water. We are all in this together, and this is not a time to waste water."

The new rules ban washing cars without a nozzle on a hose; watering driveways or sidewalks; using potable water in ornamental fountains; and over-watering landscaping so that water runs off into roads and adjacent properties. Recycled water is exempt.

Under the new statewide rules, any agency that does not impose mandatory conservation measures could be subject to state fines of up to $10,000 a day. But it remained unclear Tuesday whether local agencies will be able to keep in place rules that don't include enforcement or penalties.

 

More than 60 percent of a regular residential home's water usage goes to lawns, in order to fight the drought effectively, changing real lawns to artificial grass or other low water requiring plantation becomes almost imminent. Synthetic grass company,Global Syn-Turf, Inc. offers more than 50 different type of artificial grass products with distribution centers throughout California: From Sacramento to Fresno to San Francisco Bay Area to Greater Los Angeles, you will be able to find their wonderful product to fit your preference.

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Artificial Grass Business Booming In North Texas!

fake-grass 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.

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High School - New Turf Sports Fields

fake-grass High School - New Turf Sports Fields

Even though it "feels like"  we were hunting aster eggs a few days ago, our favorite season is almost upon us...  FOOTBALL SEASON!!! Whether  you favor the professional teams or maybe college sports is your thing, to matter where you are you can almost smell and feel the energy brewing!  Now take that feeling and multiply it by 1000.This must be what it is like for the 60+ High Schools across the United States that will be playing their first home game on a new field of synthetic turf.  The list of schools is a "Who's-Who's"  of high school sports and the number of teams is growing by the day! When I sat down to write this blog I soon discovered that it would be an easier task to list those who "DID NOT" install a new athletic sports field this year. And I will add that those schools on the "DID NOT" list were only there  because they are waiting for their own installation of artificial grass to begin!

Like I stated, the list of educational institutions is vast, however states like Oregon, Louisiana,California, and West Virginia are but a few of the schools we will be hearing about for the next several months.  Keeping in mind this list only refers to the High Schools using the amazing new playing surface.  There are countless Universities and other venues popping up every single day!  The schools that will have their first pitch, first touchdown, or first point on fake will witness first hand what an impeccable and refined surface they are playing on. A field that was tailor made to fit the needs of an athlete of any kind. There is only on question that comes to mind...what will you do with all of your "newly acquired"  spare time?  Time that you used to spend cleaning up muddy footprints. Well?  I guess, lets go warm up the grill!

Say hello to A FEW of the schools and teams that will enjoy their first game on new modern turf that was designed with the player in mind...

Mountaineer Stadium, TX

University of Idaho, ID

Oregon University

Nolan Catholic, TX

Boys Latin, Maryland

Washington High School, Washington

DePew, High School, IN

Pomona Unified, Pomona, CA

Ouachita Christian, Monroe, LA

Jupiter High School, Palm Beach, FL

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Florida and Phoenix Jump Head First into the Amazing World of Synthetic Grass!

fake-grass Florida and Phoenix Jump Head First into the Amazing World of Synthetic Grass!

From Florida to Phoenix fake turf  decor is "all-the-rage"!  If you have been thinking of redecorating why not start off with small accents! Immerse yourself into a creative project...  Searching for the right idea?  Look no further... synthetic turf to the rescue! There are so many practical applications for synthetic turf we thought that maybe you would be interested in a few unconventional applications designed to get your creative juices flowing!! We all know that a fake sod is perfect for ground cover, but artificial grass can be a beautiful accent to just about any new project you may have in mind.  From patios to walls, let this be your reminder that everything does not always have to stem from its practical or "standard" use.   

1. Patio or deck areas:  This one is a great example!  Create a tranquil sanctuary every time you enter your back yard by using fake grass as accent pieces designed to inspire and sooth.  These additions are a great and inexpensive way to jazz up your humdrum outdoor areas.  Start by using the gorgeous stuff as a cushion cover or maybe a stool to begin, and before you know it, your back yard will be a place where everyone will want to gather and contemplate their creative aspirations. 

2.  Indoor applications:  Do you have a small area in your home that needs a boost?  How about applying synthetic sod to bring it to life?  Start by cutting an important piece big enough for one of the primary walls.  Use heavy duty spray glue to attach and kick up your heals, the synthetic stuff will almost immediately begin its inspirational song with its calm and peaceful look and feel.

3.  Unconventional floor is covering:  Spice things up with a splash of texture and style.  Cut a remnant of artificial grass to create a rug, or maybe a recover your wooden baseboards.  The is a quick, easy tip to create an awe-inspiring dream for nature lovers.

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4.  Get wild!!  From cars to cup holders the options are limitless.  Let your inner voice tell you what needs synthetic grass to bring it to life.  You will be surprised by what you can come up with.

When when your "Picasso" is complete...don't forget about us!  Send us a photo of your MASTERPIECE!  We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Another day, another win for "fake grass"

Chalk up another win for synthetic grass!!!

It is always wonderful to log in the morning and find great and interesting news in the in synthetic turf industry! This morning has proven to be one of those days as well. 

As of yesterday it has been decided that the new playing surface for the newly renovated University of Kentucky stadium scheduled to be completed in 2015 will be..."Drum roll please..." You guessed it, ARTIFICAL GRASS! According to the Lexington Herald, Coach Mark Stoops confirmed Thursday of, "Kentucky's plan to move to a synthetic playing surface at Commonwealth Stadium when the renovations are completed for the 2015 season." 

All of you manufacturers, retailers, installers, and supporters need to give yourselves a much deserved pat on the back! As well as another feather in your caps!

The era of "fake grass" has finally has done what others never expected...the industry has changed the once negative connotation that fake or artificial meant something negative. It appears that fake grass is now the WAVE OF THE FUTURE!!!! Go, Go Plastic Turf!
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