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    Unusual Applications and Unlimited Possibilities

    Did you know that not only are they making cars that run without gas, phones that can pretty much do everything for you, computers that fit in the palm of your hand and drones that deliver packages, but they are making grass that doesn’t need to be watered or mowed and can be used in almost any application?

    I don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty amazing!

    Thankfully SYNLawn is here to supply you with the green grass that you thought you’d never be able to grow.  SYNLawn isn’t just for your everyday front and backyards you see.  Driveways, patios, rooftops, playgrounds, event flooring, window displays, wall décor, movie sets, tabletop décor…  the list goes on.

    Ever thought of using artificial grass as a table runner for your Easter/Spring table?

    How about your storefront’s window display or a school project?

    SYNLawn can be used almost anywhere.  Artificial grass is an easy solution for in between pavers for your driveway or patio.  Rooftops can be an eyesore, but not when you have green all year SYNLawn.  You can easily change a plain boring patio into an oasis just by adding some pots, plants and of course SYNLawn.

    Chess anyone?

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    The possibilities and your ideas are endless.

    Call SYNLawn today to find out more and to help create your next project at 559.472.3454 or go to our website.

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    Oh hogwash.

    Artificial grass is still very new to some people, but it has actually been around for quite some time.  40 plus years to be exact.  In its existence there have been many random and weird myths about it that can scare people off.

    So, lets get to the bottom of it.

    Myth #1: Artificial grass contains lead that will harm my children or pets.

    First off, artificial grass is 100% safe.  With 40 years of history under EPA oversight and OSHA-regulated manufacturing, not one person has ever reported ill-effects related to any materials used in artificial grass.  Dr. David Black, a toxicologist at Aegis Sciences Corporation, and Dr. Davis Lee, a chemist from the Georgia Institute of Technology, issued a joint statement through the Synthetic Turf Council on April 21, 2008: “There is no scientific evidence of a health risk for children or adults based on recent test results and current knowledge of the chemical structure of aged synthetic turf products.”  In other words, artificial grass is completely safe.

     

    Myth #2: Artificial grass has poor drainage.

    Wrong.  All SYNLawn products have very high drainage rates – 30 inches per hour.  Our products may even drain better than that of natural grass.  This is why artificial grass works great in poor drainage areas.

     

    Myth #3: Artificial grass looks fake.

    Artificial grass is not what most people think.  It has come a long way from the old indoor/outdoor scratchy neon green carpet.  More than likely, you have driven by front yards or city medians and not realized that it was artificial.  With the soft feel and natural looking styles now, it’s hard to tell the difference between real and fake.

     

    Myth #4: Artificial grass gets too hot.

    Artificial grass does get warm in the hot summer heat, just like any other plastic product you have out in your yard.  The great thing about it, if you take a hose to it, it cools immediately.  Also, SYNLawn has the only product on the market that contains our exclusive HeatBlock technology, which keeps the product 20% cooler than any other artificial grass out on the market.

     

    Myth #5: Artificial grass is maintenance free.

    While artificial grass requires very little maintenance it cannot be considered 100% maintenance free.  You can easily clean your turf with a rake, blower, hose or even a shop vac.  You may need to periodically cross brush your turf.  The blades of turf may lay over in areas with high foot traffic.  Although artificial grass may require little maintenance, it’s no comparison to that of natural grass.

     

    To find out more or to get more educated on synthetic turf please visit our website or call our office: 559.472.3454

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    Kids, Playgrounds and SYNLawn, Oh My

    Moms, you should be jumping for joy once you hear this.  A large number of schools and city playgrounds are utilizing artificial grass for their playground surface.

    That means no more grass stains.

    SYNLawn works wonders for playgrounds or any kid filled area for that matter.  City officials and school boards are turning to artificial grass for multiple reasons.  It’s clean, extremely durable, is designed to provide safety from falls of up to 10 feet, is ASTM certified and ADA compliant, 100% recyclable and the list goes on.

    Now imagine this new playground surface in your own backyard.  Yes, it’s possible!

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    Wouldn’t it be great to welcome the kids in from the backyard and not worry about muddy shoes or trying to work out those stubborn grass stains.  And not to boast, but you would never have to worry about grass allergies again either.  It sounds like a dream, right?  I’ts not!  Your kids can run, jump, skip and fall all over SYNLawn as much as necessary without the mess of natural grass.

    So mom, it is time to relax a little and spend less time worrying about the mess that the kids are bringing in.  Did I mention that dad can relax too?  No more watering, mowing, edging or fertilizing.  Ever.

    To find out more about SYNLawn’s artificial grass for playgrounds and kid play surfaces click here!

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    Mowing vs. Endless Possibilities

    Okay, the big question!  What are you doing this weekend?

    I don’t know about you, but I have a lot planned and mowing my lawn isn’t one of them.  I will be sitting back reading a book or watching the game while looking out at my perfectly manicured lawn… that I haven’t touched in years.    No way, how is it possible, you ask.  Well, because I have fake grass.  SYNLawn, to be exact.

    Not only does having SYNLawn prevent me from having to get out in the heat or cold to cut grass, it helps out the world a bit too.  I know, it sounds dramatic, but hey I’m doing my part.  Look at these crazy statistics about the gas lawn mower…

    > Gas lawn mowers represent 5% of US air pollution

    > Americans burn 800 million gallons of gas each year with lawn mowers

    > One gas mower running for an hour emits the same amount of pollutants as eight new cars driving 55 mph for the same amount of time…WOW!

    >Lawn mowers produce several types of pollutants, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, ozone precursors, and carbon dioxide.  I couldn’t tell you exactly what all of these are, but they definitely don’t sound too good.

    Now I’m not sounding too crazy, am I?  Who knew that the picture of Dad out in the yard cutting the grass could be causing such havoc in the universe.  An added bonus, SYNLawn saves water too and lots of it.

    To find out how you can be relaxing instead of mowing, just click here!

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    We Believe in the Collaborative Process

    The decision to install synthetic grass at your home or business is a big one on a variety of levels. We want your experience with us to be a positive one from start to finish, and in our experience one of the best ways to assure this is by making the design and installation process as collaborative as possible.

    We may be experts when it comes to synthetic grass products, but we are not experts when it comes to your tastes, your outdoor space and your budget. Those areas are your domain, and we have a lot to learn from you in that regard. We make it our business to listen and learn, and to include you in the design and installation process at every turn with an eye toward a finished product that will exceed your expectations.

    This is not to say that we won’t have our opinions as to the design of your synthetic grass application. We will consult with you on-site at your home or business, getting a feel for your available space. The recommendations we make will take into account your available space, your budget and more. Our goal is to leave you with an installation that fits right into its surroundings; assimilating in a way that upgrades your outdoor aesthetic.

    If at any time during the design process you are unsure of something, please feel free to share your opinions with us. Effective collaboration depends on great communication, and we value the opinions of our customers. At the end of the day you need to be happy with the end result. On our end we want you to be more than happy. We want you to be ecstatic!

    Here at SYNLawn, we are always up for a good collaboration. Call us when you’re ready, and let’s get the ball rolling on your synthetic grass installation!

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    Synthetic Grass and Doing Your Part to Conserve Water

    It is no secret that the state of California is in the midst of a potential water crisis. In fact, in October of 2013 the state released a 5-year “Water Action Plan” intended to avoid a statewide water supply crisis. Fresno residents live in one of the driest areas of a state that is already prone to droughts. On a personal level, there are things we can do to cut down our water consumption, and the installation of artificial grass at our homes is one of them. Synthetic grass requires no watering, affording you the opportunity to conserve thousand of gallons of water per year and, in the process, save by lowering your water bills considerably.

    We know that people don’t install artificial strictly in order to conserve water, and that’s OK. Our customers want to own a lawn or putting green that maintains its perfect look and feel year-round, with no watering driving up their utility bills and no yard work consuming their free time. The ability to conserve water at a very significant level is an added bonus, and is one that benefits not only you on a micro level but also your community and state on a macro level.

    Perhaps you’re all in on the idea of an artificial lawn and the opportunity to conserve water, but are concerned about the nature of today’s synthetic grass products. Let us assure you that the synthetic grass of today is so lifelike in look and feel that it makes even natural grass stand up and take notice! One of the best parts about a synthetic grass installation is that it requires virtually nothing from you other than your enjoyment, which is an easy job for our customers.

    The water crisis in California isn’t going away anytime soon. While none of us can solve the issue on our own, we can make small changes in our own lives that allow us to do our part for the greater good. Let us show you how you can conserve water and save money while simultaneously upgrading your outdoor space!

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