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Turf War At The Bay Area Largest Water Agency

Tor Mclean, the resident of Lafayette, California, solved the California historic drought issue at his own backyard. He tore away his water-thirsty lawn and turned it into a beautiful, eternally green retreat that requires zero maintenance and lowers approximatly 70% of his monthly water bill. Plus, he is getting a rebate from East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) to decrease the cost of transition.

"I want it look pretty. I want it look good, " -said Tor Mclean. "Don't have to spend a lot of money on it, and conserve water. No matter if the drought is over or not," - he said, "this project is going to stay."

Abby Figueroa, the East Bay Municipal Utility District, told ABC7 News that the agency planned the cap up to $2,500 in cash rewards to homeowners who are switching to the drought-tolerant natural plants. They might extend rebates to those who go with artificial grass with a cap of $1,200. But California Redbud, Cleveland Sage and Cofee Berry, though look decent on the front lawns, can't replace traditional California backyards, the place for kids to play and for adults to enjoy the 4th of July barbeque. But not everyone is happy.

As a continuous effort to minimise the plastic waste, the Alameda County public recycling agency, sent a letter in protest to Est Bay Mud. "This stuff has no place to go after its useful life other than a landfill, and people may install it and send it to landfill a few years after the drought is over," Stop Waste spokesperson Gary Wolff said.

But the question is: will the drought be over in a few yeas? Artificial grass life expectancy under regular traffic is at least twenty years. Most Californians realize that no matter what agencies say, July 1 water price increase is just a beginning.

EBMUD raised water rates three years in a row. Someone has to pay for aging infrastructure, and this someone is California residents. Last year, Abby Figueroa mentioned that increasing water prices are "politically challenging." Now, when the California drought got to the catastrophic stage, it is time to invest in a new technology, and it will affect the cost of every household in the state.

"The drought has been the main drive in the industry. People look for the alternatives to their real sod," - said Andrew Gao, Global Syn-Turf's CEO, in his interview with Cornell Barnard, ABC7 News.

As Cornell Barnard mentioned on air, the artificial grass business is booming. "Grass is always greener at Global Syn-Turf. The demand is so high for the fake grass they make it's been hot for their business for the last two years."

Most synthetic turf manufacturers in the United States have a challenging time to keep with growing demand. Some of them have at least three months in back orders. At Global Syn-Turf, we are happy to give an immediate solution to our customers. Global Syn-Turf is the largest manufacturer of artificial grass in the United States with the largest inventory of highest quality synthetic grass in the country. Every order is fulfilled in the timely manner. While most companies have no manufacturing capacity to produce enough turf for sky-rocketing demand, we can supply turf TODAY. Plus, if you walk through our website, you will see the biggest collection of grass and the widest range of technologies we have innovated throughout years.

Global Syn-Turf collection of artificial grass is impressive and contains more than 65 different types of turf - from landscape applications and sports fields to professional putting greens and unique grass with exceptional drainage intended for pet areas.

With warehouses in Northern and Southern California and all around the country, there is no need to wait three months or more to lower your water bills. Call us today and start saving water immediately.

Cornell Barnard, ABC7 News, believes that "during the drought there is nothing fake about saving water."
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June 24, 2015   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Grass, Synthetic Grass, Synthetic Turf, Synthetic Turf, Artificial Grass Cost, Artificial Grass Cost

Can You Tell Real or Fake? 19 out of 20 people make a mistake...

fake-grass Can You Tell Real or Fake? 19 out of 20 people make a mistake...

Take a look at the picture above. Is the lawn real or fake? 19 out of 20 people make a mistake. Test yourself.

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June 8, 2015   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Grass, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Lawn Care, Lawn Care, Grass Carpet, Grass Carpet

California Drought Salvation - Global Syn-Turf at San Francisco's Fox News

fake-grass California Drought Salvation - Global Syn-Turf at San Francisco's Fox News

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 anymore.

"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 artificial turf products all around United States, including large metropolitan areas in Florida, Texas, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, New York and East Coast. Residents and landscaping businesses in Southern California pick up turf directly from GST's huge Los Angeles and San Diego warehouses. With increasing popularity of artificial turf in United States, most manufacturers run out of products quickly, but not Global Syn-Turf.

Dave Maronic, a company vice-president, told KTVU the business is booming. "We've doubled, tripled every month," he said. "Different engineered blades is the way of the world right now."

Global Syn-Turf produces more than 65 types of artificial grass of different colors, heights and weights. Engineered blades are designed for high performance, impeccable resilience, super-natural looking turf. It is not your old-fashioned, carpet looking Astroturf.

"It looks just like the real thing, feels like the real thing. It's environmentally safe for the kids, for the pets," said Maronic.

With the late concern about a crumb rubber linked to health issues and used by other artificial grass manufacturers, Dave Maronic made it clear that Global Syn-Turf has never been in favor with the use of old, used crumb tires, and always recommended natural infill solutions to their customers.

"It's environmentally safe for the kids, for the pets," said Maronic. "There's different padding to meet G-Max ratings for fields that you don't have to use that rubber. So it's not something we carry. Not something we sell," he said.

G-Max is the measurement of the shock attenuation of sports surfaces. The performance values of an artificial grass field can be understood as a reflection of the field's G-Max rating. With the G-Max below 120, the surface is too soft and may not provide enough energy return to the athlete, and leads to premature exhaustion. When G-Max rating is above 180, it creates an overly hard field, and will cause a performance hazard introducing the risk for severe injuries. The use of crumb rubber is not required to achieve perfect G-Max rating, and there are other ways to achieve a maximum level of protection to athletes.

This year, Global Syn-Turf installed a million square feet of turf at the Twin Creek Sports Complex in Sunnyvale, California.

You may think that installing artificial grass is a more expensive alternative to a natural sod, but in a long haul it pays for itself by reducing water bills and the maintenance costs. In California, major water agencies run rebate programs to help homeowners transition their lawns into the drought-tolerant landscape. According to professor of Earth sciences at UC Santa Cruz Lisa Sloan, who predicted a severe California drought back in 2004, "the actual situation in the next few decades could be even more dire that our study suggested." But even the scientists are wrong, for most homeowners swapping to artificial lawns makes more sense money and maintenance wise.

At least that's the thinking of Jim Luthi as he gazes at his pristine Newark yard. "I think it looks great. Looks fabulous. Looks like regular grass."

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June 5, 2015   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Outdoor Carpet, Outdoor Carpet

Global Syn-Turf Launches Premium Double S Blade Artificial Grass Technology

fake-grass Global Syn-Turf Launches Premium Double S Blade Artificial Grass Technology

Global Syn-Turf, Inc. today announced the release of new line of artificial grass developed with one-of-the-kind Double S shape technology designed to create super-realistic look and higher resilience of synthetic turf surfaces. With this latest release, Global Syn-Turf further satisfies the industry's demand for a proven and reliable outdoor solution which is inherently low-maintenance and zero-irrigation; a synthetic grass which provides greater resiliency, realistic appearance and lasting durability.

The latest enhancements with Double S shape blade allow wider than regular, texturized look to the end-product. This update nests neatly with core value of the synthetic grass - the capacity to withstand severe weather changes, intense and constant use in combination with a soft, plush touch.

The new Double S fiber technology features multi-color emerald green and olive green blades with double thatching in brown and green for additional elaborate feel. First releases of Double S Blade line of artificial grass is available for distribution country-wide. Double S-72's pile height is 1 7/8 inches with 3/8 inches turf gauge and the face weight 72 oz.Double S-61 comes with the pile height of 1 3/4 inches and face weight 61 oz. The sturdy backbone of the fibers makes the grass stand up for a longer time and give the surface a remarkable resilience. This unique fiber blade significantly reduces glare to create super-realistic appearance.

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May 29, 2015   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Grass, Synthetic Grass, Synthetic Turf, Synthetic Turf, Artificial Grass Cost, Artificial Grass Cost, Outdoor Carpet, Outdoor Carpet, Turf Grass, Turf Grass, Lawn Services, Lawn Services

Ways to Conserve Water with Fake Grass

fake-grass Ways to Conserve Water with Fake Grass
Gardeners like you can now start saving water through the use of artificial grass for their landscapes as replacement for the natural grass. The usual lawn is short, green and lush. When the weather is hot, natural grass should be paid with more attention and care. There is the need for more water, which means you will be spend more on your water bills for your lawn when the summer time kicks in. During this season, it has to be watered and maintained frequently and you may need to do it every day, perhaps. When the weather is warm, the natural grass should be watered more often so as to keep the soil moist and to keep the grass in their healthy and good condition. If there is no adequate supply of water, chances are that your lawn will be in bad state as the soil would dry out and this will prevent the root zone of the grass from absorbing the essential nutrients from the soil. In times that there is no ample of supply of water, but you want to keep a beautiful landscape at home, you should turn to this option. Artificial grass will always make your lawn attractive throughout the year without commanding you to water and maintain it often. With fake grass, you will never have to water your lawn. You don't need to install running sprinklers of water or any water watering systems that may cost you more. You will only need to clean and maintain the grass for some time throughout the year. Thus, your lawn will always look great and beautiful day and night, and whether it rains or shines. If you're concerned regarding the environment or you just like to lessen your monthly utility bills, finding great ways to conserve water is the best place to begin. For more people, changing from the natural grass lawn to the synthetic ones is a way wherein they prefer to save water. You might not realize just how many water it needs to keep your landscape looking green and healthy yet when you see and realize the difference. Saving water is more than a personal cost concern. It also helps to conserve the environment. It is fundamentally a desert which has been flooded with water-consuming lawns and swimming pools. The arrival of deviant moisture within the area has made the weather change and through switching to an artificial lawn, you are doing what you can do to help change this back. One of the major reasons why it took time for the synthetic lawn to gain popularity and recognition is that the old-fashioned ones did not look much the same with the natural grass. There are some brands that were little more than green-painted spongy turf. There are some that are with blades which were very rough so they can cause abrasions and scratches once they come to contact with your skin. Today, artificial grass is very much appreciated by most homeowners and even business owners today. To sum it up, artificial grass can help you save water in these ways: It does not need to be watered so you can save thousands of gallons of water every year There is no need to use any watering system that you usually need for keeping the natural grass healthy and in good condition Since it is made from a synthetic material, you will not have to water it every day. Your time and energy is also saved. ...
May 14, 2015   |   Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Water Conservation, Water Conservation, Water Shortage, Water Shortage, Water Drought, Water Drought, Save Water, Save Water, How To Save Water, Ways To Conserve Water, Ways To Conserve Water, Water Management, Water Management, Water Conservation Tips, Water Conservation Tips, Ways To Save Water, Ways To Save Water, How To Conserve Water, How To Conserve Water, Conserving Water, Conserving Water, Conserve Water, Conserve Water, How To Save Water

Global Syn-Turf Launches New Eco-friendly Products to Help Companies Adapt to Growing Demand for Artificial Grass

fake-grass Global Syn-Turf Launches New Eco-friendly Products to Help Companies Adapt to Growing Demand for Artificial Grass

 Global Syn-Turf, Inc., the artificial grass industry's leading manufacturer and supplier, has launched five new eco-friendly products to their line of artificial grass innovations. The new products continue the company's reputation for producing state-of-the-art artificial grass technologies and accessories, and anticipating the needs of artificial grass installers worldwide.

The new artificial grass innovations being launched are: Turf Super Glue for seaming, seaming tape, bender board and stakes, galvanized spikes, and golf cup caps. The new products are to be used by artificial grass installers in their synthetic turf and putting green installations.

"Global Syn-Turf loves a challenge, especially when it involves inventing new and improved industrial artificial grass products," said Rachel Brady, Global Syn-Turf's Sales and Marketing Manager. "After a few experiments, we've perfected the products, which are now ready for popular consumption. We believe these new accessories will be very useful to the public and an integral component of our success this year and beyond" said Ms. Brady.

The first product, Global Syn-Turf's firm, high-quality seaming glue, Turf Super Glue, is an effective and environmentally friendly adhesive for seaming and binding artificial turf to various surfaces.

  • Perfect for seaming together sections of artificial grass, synthetic pet grass and putting greens
  • Solvent-free, eco-friendly, non-flammable, non-toxic, and non-hazardous formula
  • Glue can also be used for bonding artificial turf to various substrates, including road base, decomposed granite, crushed gravel, concrete, asphalt and wood
  • Will not disintegrate even in extreme weather conditions
  • Easy to apply and clean up

The second product, Global Syn-Turf's strong-yet-pliable seaming tape, is intended to be used in conjunction with Turf Super Glue, and is placed underneath the artificial turf, binding it to various substrates.

Seaming Tape to Glue Edges of Artificial Grass

  • Suitable for use over decomposed granite, crushed gravel, concrete, and shock pads
  • Ideal for all types of turf applications and absorbs glue through the entire surface.
  • Using seaming tape in conjunction with Turf Super Glue will yield the perfect seam every time

According to Rachel Brady, "The Seaming Glue and Seaming Tape are great additions to our line of artificial grass adhesives, as they are perfectly suited for use in many different lawn configurations, and can be used with both putting greens and standard artificial grass surfaces. These new and effective artificial grass adhesives position Global Syn-Turf as the very best resource for installers looking to increase productivity with better adhesive solutions for their artificial grass installations."

Global Syn-Turf's beautiful new bender board edging is the third product being launched this week. Bender board provides a beautiful wood-grained edging for your artificial grass installation.

Bender Board Shape Edges of Synthetic Turf Landscape

  • Provides a stout partition between mulch beds, concrete and artificial grass
  • Sturdy structure makes it resistant to weather, fading and pets
  • Suitable for straight, curved, and irregular edges
  • Flexible and easy to install

To be used in combination with the bender board are their sturdy and inconspicuous bender board stakes. Bender board stakes are polypropylene and are to be placed every two inches along the bender board edging. Their brown color will blend in with your bender board and the landscape's circumambience.

 Bender Board Dark Brown Wood Plastic Spikes

Ms. Brady stated, "We recognized a need our customers had for a high-quality, affordable, and timeless artificial grass edging, and designed a bender board to fulfill this very need. Whether customers are planning to use it to differentiate their artificial grass installation from a raised layer of mulch, or to block weeds and foreign plants from growing into their artificial grass areas, this bender board product is the perfect solution. Coupled with the bender board stakes, a natural, wood-colored edging is now an easy aesthetic for every landscaper and artificial grass installer to accomplish."

The fourth product, galvanized spikes, is a great choice for securing artificial grass seams and edges.  The steel spikes (nails) are resistant to rust and extreme weather and have a galvanized finish. The galvanized spikes are multipurpose, suitable for securing various surfaces.

"We are very excited to expand our accessories line to include the galvanized spikes. The galvanized spikes provide a solution for artificial grass installers who prefer an alternative to staples," said Rachel Brady. "Ultimately, this particular innovation is a means for Global Syn-Turf to begin offering more fastening products to the turf industry, and will allow us to bring reliable Global Syn-Turf products to installers everywhere-€”irrespective of their installation preferences."

And the last product being launched this week is Global Syn-Turf's specially designed, eco-friendly Golf Hole Cap.  This product provides a firm-yet-easily-removable barrier between your golf hole and the environment.  The universal Golf Hole Cap is designed to fit regulation size golf cups, and is constructed with sturdy, durable plastic, with built-in, reliable UV protection, ensuring that the cap will resist fading and disintegration.

Golf Cup Cover Eco-Friends Putting Greens Artificial Grass

  • Firmly sits in the golf cup and will not be dislodged by heavy gusts
  • Texturized top
  • Repurposes your putting green for non-golf activities by covering the golf hole
  • Will fit any PGA, USGA, or other Standard Regulation Golf Cup
  • Prevents leaves, debris and liquids from falling into the hole
  • Prevents pedestrians from injuring themselves by stepping into the hole

On the new golf hole cap product, Rachel Brady stated, "Our new golf hole cap is the perfect solution for protecting your putting green. Not only that, it can serve to repurpose the putting green for alternative activities, such as playing with your kids or dog, or entertaining guests -€“ all you have to do is place our golf hole caps over the golf holes, and you're putting green is instantaneously transformed into a generic turf surface for all kinds of non-golf activities. Global Syn-Turf places importance in usability; as such, the Global Syn-Turf golf hole cap enables homeowners with putting greens to maximize the value and use they get out of their back yard putting green properties."

Global Syn-Turf's products are voted the best artificial grass for commercial and residential properties. The company creates durable and safe surfaces. No matter what the conditions or climate, Global Syn-Turf synthetic turf can withstand high usage, risk-free. And factors such as this are the motivating causes of why people are saying that Global Syn-Turf synthetic turf solutions are setting standard with innovative technologies specifically developed to guarantee the health and safety of its sportive users. If you combine the practical applications, sustained smoothness, and uniform padding, with the health and safety benefits, the cost of installing Global Syn-Turf artificial turf goes from that of an expenditure to that of an investment.

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April 7, 2015   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Grass, Synthetic Grass, Artificial Lawn, Artificial Lawn, Synthetic Turf, Synthetic Turf

Artificial Turf is a Hit Among High School Baseball Teams

fake-grass Artificial Turf is a Hit Among High School Baseball Teams

Artificial turf is a new hit among baseball players. One high school team in Nevada had artificial turf installed in their baseball field and the players and coach love it. It cost the school a quarter of a million dollars to install the turf. This initial cost will be recouped later on in money they save on maintenance. The coach says that he's wanted to install the artificial turf in the baseball field for years.

The main reason they installed the artificial turf is the weather. During the stormy spring season, for example, the team had to spend countless hours waiting for the field to be repaired after rainfall. Now that they have artificial turf installed, they can be playing on the field in as little as an hour after rainfall.

The players love it too. The shortstop says that the artificial turf gives the field a uniform surface so that he can anticipate where the ball is going to go and how it will bounce on the field. No more bad hops. Also, when sliding into the base, he says it's like sliding on really nice grass every time.

The coach expects the artificial turf field to last 12 to 14 years.  

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April 6, 2015   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Turf, Synthetic Turf, Sports Turf, Sports Turf, Football Field, Football Field, Sports Athority, Sports Athority, High School Sports, High School Sports

Crumb Rubber Controversy Reaches Washington and Toronto

fake-grass Crumb Rubber Controversy Reaches Washington and Toronto

The crumb rubber controversy has reached two more cities. One is in Edmonds, Washington; the other is in Toronto, Canada.

In the first town, Edmonds, officials plan to install synthetic turf in a local school. Some parents have come out against the use of the crumb rubbers and cited anecdotal evidence in the media. Officials however, point to two studies by the Synthetic Turf Council and the U.S. Department of Public Health which say respectively that in 40 years there hasn't been any connection made between synthetic turf and ill health effects and that synthetic turf does not pose elevated health risks.

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April 6, 2015   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Grass, Synthetic Grass, Synthetic Turf, Synthetic Turf, Eco Friendly Products, Eco Friendly Products

Global Syn-Turf Springtime

Spring is upon us... Hark the heralds of the artificial grass installation season! 

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April 6, 2015   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Grass, Synthetic Grass, Artificial Lawn, Artificial Lawn, Synthetic Turf, Synthetic Turf, Artificial Grass Cost, Artificial Grass Cost, Synthetic Lawn, Synthetic Lawn

School Sells Ad Space on Field Surface to Pay for Synthetic Turf

fake-grass School Sells Ad Space on Field Surface to Pay for Synthetic Turf

For many high schools, installing synthetic turf gives their teams a competitive edge. The synthetic turf surface allows them to practice on the field 365 days a year, no matter the weather conditions, and habituates them to playing on a surface material that is quickly becoming the standard material in high school sports. However, installing the synthetic turf in the field can be prohibitively expensive for many high schools.

A high school in Belleville, IL, has taken a novel approach to raising the necessary funds to pay for their new synthetic turf field. The high school has sold ad space on the surface of the field itself to local companies. The field currently has 20 ads displayed in panels in the synthetic turf itself, including a local Chick-Fil-A. Additional funding for the synthetic turf field came from clubs and donations.

The ad panels are currently sold for five-year periods, and when the companies want to remove the ads, all the high school has to do is cut out the turf with the ad display on it and replace it with a synthetic turf that matches the color of the rest of the field, or replace it with a new ad-paneled synthetic turf.

It's a proven effective option of raising money to pay for synthetic turf fields that you may want to propose at your next school board meeting.

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April 6, 2015   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Turf, Synthetic Turf, Sports Turf, Sports Turf, Football Field, Football Field, Sports Athority, Sports Athority, High School Sports, High School Sports
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