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    Who we are…

    SYNLawn is both a company and a brand-name representing quality craftsmanship in the emerging artificial landscape grass industry. SYNLawn is a world-wide company with our international headquarters based in Dalton, GA (USA), where our parent company has produced synthetic turf products since 1965. SYNLawn is a recognized as the first name in synthetic lawn grass for residential and commercial landscaping applications. SYNLawn is synthetic lawn.


    While SYNLawn’s brand name have existed for commercial and residential applications for only the last decade, our family of artificial turf products have been manufactured and distributed under the AstroTurf brand name to professional and collegiate organizations around the globe since 1965. The inventors of synthetic grass, AstroTurf are one of the most iconic brands in sports — as legendary as the athletes who have battled on it. SYNLawn, the brand that created the synthetic lawn category remains the leading innovator in artificial grass products for your commercial and residential applications.


    As for SYNLawn of Central California, Inc., we opened our doors in January 2006.  While being family owned and operated we strive to make quality craftsmanship and customer service our number one priorities.  Matt Price and Blaine McQuown (brother in-laws) started the company and we have been very blessed to watch our “baby” grow from the ground up.  We believe in performing good and honest business and we strive to do just that. We serve all of Central California, including Kern, Stanislaus, Santa Clara, San Luis Obispo and every county in between.  We currently run four installation crews with installers whom have been with SYNLawn, installing synthetic grass for over 8 years.  We are proud to say that all of our installers are truly talented and have perfected their craft.


    We specialize specifically in artificial grass.  Residential landscapes, pet areas, playgrounds, putting greens and commercial applications we do it all.  Every job is unique.  The customer can be as involved as they would like or we can come in from start to finish and take care of everything, including removing your old grass.  Give us a call or stop by or showroom, we would love to talk to you about your exact needs and how we can include SYNLawn in your landscaping. 559.472.3454

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    Earth Friendly and Water Friendly

    SYNLawn goes a long way toward environmental sustainability, taking measurable steps to be truly “green”.  Made in the USA, our bio-based products are 100% recyclable, using renewable and recycled materials during the manufacturing process.  Using SYNLawn can reduce your carbon footprint by conserving water, eliminating emissions from lawn equipment, and lowering the impact on landfills due to it’s long life expectancy.

    Earth Friendly:  100% Recyclable – Reduces Fuel Consumption – Reduces Carbon Emmisions


    SYNLawn’s exclusive EnviroLoc Backing System has an enhanced multilayer component system that “locks” in durable turf fibers, extending the product’s life cycle.  Engineered using BioCel technology, the EnviroLoc Backing System replaces a large portion of petroleum-based polymers with bio-based polyers created from soybean plants (a rapidly renewable resource), then adds Celceram (a recycled product of coal combustion) for superior strength and dimensional stability.  Together these bio-based technologies provide an environmentally responsible approach to artificial grass that conserves Earth’s natural resources and will look great for years to come.

    Water Friendly: Saves Millions of Gallons – Drains Like Natural Grass – Reduces Maintenance Costs

    For environmentally conscious builders and specifiers, SYNLawn offers water efficient landscaping products using recycled content, renewable materials and innovative design which can contribute points to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) project certification.

    To begin your part in becoming earth and water conscious please call our office today… 559.472.3454

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    Why Buy American Made?


    Made in the USA.

    This may be a statement or slogan that you see quite often.  Does it really matter that you buy American made?  Easy answer.  YES.

    Can you get a cheaper product from a company that sends its money and workload overseas? Yes.  Will it be of the same quality that SYNLawn or any other USA made product obtains?  No.

    When you buy American made, you are not only supporting American manufacturers, but your fellow American workers, safe working conditions and child labor laws.  We truly don’t know how products are made or handled overseas.  US manufacturing is much cleaner for the environment, which should be quite important since you are buying artificial grass to do just that… save water and reduce the emissions that the normal lawn mower put off.

    Personally we have seen very poor artificial grass products coming from overseas.  Most non-American made products are made with a latex backing, which under any harsh weather conditions can deteriorate very quickly.  Excess heat or cold can cause the latex products problems.  We have also seen poor fiber structure, meaning the blades of the turf are pulled out easily.  Another question… how about the warranty?  Who knows how well the “manufacturer backed warranty” will stand with an overseas company.

    We truly believe in America and American made products.  We strive to make the best synthetic turf products for our consumers.  SYNLawn’s headquarters in based in Dalton GA, where our parent company has been producing synthetic turf products since 1965.

    Watch this video to see how SYNLawn is made.  100% USA made!

    Call our office to find out more 559.472.3454

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    Top 10 reasons why SYNLawn can make your summer better.

    1. No more mowing your natural grass in the 100+ degree heat.  SYNLawn, obviously, requires no mowing and very little maintenance.


    2. No more worrying about keeping your grass green in the warm months between June and September.  SYNLawn is green all year long and will stay that way for many years to come.

    3. Slip and slide your way into a soft plush surface rather than a water filled mud pit that your natural grass accumulates. With drainage holes every 4-6” SYNLawn drains about 30” per hour, so you won’t have to worry about any flooding.

    4. Sleep below the stars, minus the creepy critters.  SYNLawn is uninhabitable for tics, fleas and other bugs, which makes for a much more enjoyable nights sleep.

    5. No more grass stains.  Mom forget the Spray and Wash.  Kids can jump, roll, fall and crawl their way around without the infamous grass stains becoming a problem.


    6. No more allergies.  No more itchy eyes, runny noses or sneezing.  Relax and play outside without the worries of allergies caused by natural grass.

    7. Expect a cleaner swimming pool.  With SYNLawn you don’t have to worry about grass clippings or dirt making its way into the pool.


    8. Enjoy your “staycation” more than ever.  Relaxing in your own home while enjoying a beautiful backyard paradise.  Green grass that you don’t have to mow or take care of is a vacation in itself.

    9. A summer picnic is cleaner than ever, plus no more complaints from itchy legs from the kids.  SYNLawn is much cleaner than natural grass and if something is spilt, just rinse it off.  It’s that easy.

    10. Save on water.  SYNLawn can save up to 70% on your water usage.  Saving water isn’t just great for the wallet, but also great for the state of California and the environment.

    To find out more give our office a call: 559.472.3454

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    Backyard makeover!

    KMJ 580 listeners, listen up!  Starting today, Monday May 12th, KMJ will begin their new Phrase That Pays contest.  This isn’t just any ole’ contest with an “ok” prize.  You could have the chance to win a total backyard makeover!

    SYNLawn along with other local landscapers and outdoor product vendors have teamed up to create an awesome backyard makeover, totaling over $24,000!

    The total prize includes the following.

    Installation of your very own SYNLawn artificial grass, landscape design and expertise by Lennie Slaughter Landscaping, a beautiful 6’ BBQ island from Homecrafters, concrete work by the very talented Blue Rock Concrete, trees and plants by Willow Gardens Nursery, and two 6’ sitting walls by Bloom Masonry.  You couldn’t ask for a better prize or a better group of local businesses to work with.

    The contest runs from May 12th – July 3rd, 2014.  Listen into KMJ 580 weekdays at 9:20am, 10:20am and 11:20am for the “word of the hour”.  Gather each word given and at 11:45am each morning, call KMJ at 855.422.7458.  Caller #10 will be given the opportunity to correctly identify that day’s “Phrase That Pays”.  Each daily winner will win a $90 Texas Roadhouse gift certificate and be entered into the grand prize, The Backyard Makeover, drawing.  You can go to KMJ 580 website to get all of the rules and details.

    We are all so very excited to be able to do this for the community!  Nothing better than to give back to a community that has been so good to us.  Listen into KMJ 580 for your chance to win.  Good luck.

    SYNLawn of Central California: 559.472.3454



    Homecrafters Logo Untitled-1 Willow-Gardens-Nursery-Logo   Bloom Masonry

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    Saving water one SYNLawn at a time.

    It’s no surprise that by installing SYNLawn will save you water, but you do not have to stop there.  While going through a major water crisis we, as a community, really need to step up and do our part.  Did you know that installing a SYNLawn in your yard could save you up to 70% on your water usage?  Crazy, right?


    Review these additional helpful water saving tips and try to use them in your daily routine.  Every drip counts.

     Inside the home:

    1. Use your dishwater, rather than hand washing dishes.  Buying an energy efficient dishwasher saves additional water and energy.
    2. Cook your food in as least amount of water as possible.  This will also keep additional nutrients in your food.
    3. Use the garbage disposal sparingly.  Attempt to empty leftover food into the trash, instead of the disposal.
    4. Wash your dark color clothes in cold water.  This saves water as well as retaining the color of your clothes.
    5. Shorten your shower by just one minute.  This could save up to 150 gallons per month.
    6. OR keep your shower under 5 minutes and you can save 1,000 gallons per month.
    7. Upgrade your older toilets to WaterSense labeled models.
    8. Save up to 4 gallons a minute just by turning off the water while you brush your teeth.
    9. Avoid children’s recreational toys with continual water use.
    10. Reuse towels.

    Outside the home:

    1. Plant in the spring or fall.
    2. Consider xeriscaping.
    3. Leave low hanging branches.  This will allow for leaf litter and keep the soil cooler.  Requiring less water for the surrounding plants.
    4. Use a layer of mulch to prevent weeds, which compete for water.  This also keeps the soil cooler.
    5. Collect roof water runoff and direct towards flowerbeds.
    6. Don’t leave a running hose.  This can save up to 10 gallons per minute.
    7. Eliminate or minimize waterfalls or water features within swimming pools.  Aeration creates more evaporation.
    8. Use drip irrigation.
    9. Pruning properly can help your plants use water more efficiently.

    Just by using a few of these techniques can really help you water usage and help the overall water crisis.  For more information on saving water call our office 559.472.3454.



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    Perfect Your Golf Game in Your Own Backyard

    Are you trying to perfect that golf game?  Need some work on your short game?  Did you know that you could make that possible by having your very own putting green in your backyard?  No joke.


    Whether you need to improve your putting game for the actual course or would just enjoy a friendly game with a beer and a friend.  Either way SYNLawn can make that happen.  Talk about a cool entertaining area for your family and friends.  SYNLawn putting greens are the perfect asset to any entertainer’s backyard.  A putting green will go perfectly with the outdoor kitchen and pool.

    Now, for those avid golfers.  A SYNLawn putting green is not just any other artificial grass putting green.  Each of our putting greens is 100% custom to each individual customer.  We work hand in hand with you to make sure that you are getting exactly what you want.  Whether your focused on the green speed, putting performance, chipping performance or whatever it might be we will design the putting green to your detailed specifications.  Want help with getting out of those pesky bunkers?  We can build one for you to work on. One tier, two tiers, you name we can do it.


    SYNLawn has partnered with noted golf instructor and short game guru Dave Pelz, founder of the Pelz Golf Institute in Austin, Texas. A former NASA physicist, Dave Pelz has worked with us to engineer outstanding synthetic grass products that not only look and feel real, but also perform like natural golf surfaces.  Built to perform as close to natural grass as possible for true ball-roll and pro performance for putting greens, fairways, roughs, fringes and tee-lines.

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    SYNLawn also offers Dave Pelz Elements of Practice.  We can build a putting green to help you with your specific problem area with game techniques proven to be the fastest way to lower your handicap.  Short putts, mid-range putts, lag putts, breaking putts… you choose.  You have a choice of 10 different Dave Pelz Elements of Practice.

    I’m telling you, the possibilities are endless.  Call us today to schedule your personalized quote.  559.472.3454

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    Why SYNLawn?

    Why SYNLawn?  That is a really great question.

    With California’s drought and the push to save water, artificial grass is becoming a not so crazy idea for homeowners.  With that said, artificial grass companies are popping up all over.  So which company to choose and why?  We tell all of our customers “do your research”!  We want you to be 100% confident in your choice with SYNLawn.  If you are looking for a good quality, USA made product and an installation that you will be proud to display, SYNLawn is your choice.

    SYNLawn is the largest manufacturer and installer of synthetic landscape grass and putting surfaces in North America.  With over 40 years experience we are the leading innovators in the artificial grass industry.  From our HeatBlock™ Technology, BioCel™ Urethane Coating to our use of ZeoFill, SYNLawn is leading this industry with the latest innovations.  SYNLawn carries the most varieties of grass with the most options specifically designed, engineered, and manufactured for different applications.

    SYNLawn’s mission is to lead the artificial grass industry through advanced synthetic lawn innovation while reducing environmental carbon footprints and fostering a culture of customer service excellence. Focusing on each component during manufacturing, SYNLawn ensures the highest level of quality of artificial grass products combined with expertise in landscape design and installation fostering a culture of customer service excellence.

    Locally, we strive to make sure that each of our customers is 100% happy with their choice in SYNLawn.  While being family owned and operated our number one priority is customer service.  From your fist phone call to the actual install of your new SYNLawn, we want you to feel confident that you chose the right company to handle your artificial grass needs.  We welcome your curious questions and are more than happy to help you understand this new thing called SYNLawn.

    Call our office to find out more about why SYNLawn is your choice in artificial grass 559.472.3454

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    DIY – Artificial Grass

    Yard Crashers, DIY Weekend, Desperate Landscapes… you’ve heard or seen them all.  Well now you too can be apart of the DIY phenomenon.  Did you know that you can install artificial grass yourself?

    It’s true.  You can.

    Not only can you get your hands dirty and feel the accomplishment that you, yourself, made a huge contribution to beautifying your yard… you are saving water and being environmentally friendly all at the same time.

    Here’s how you do it:

    1. Excavate out the existing grass/dirt down about 3” below the cement line or subgrade.
    2. Cap off all of the existing sprinklers that will be underneath the artificial grass.  Make sure that you pull drip lines to surrounding plants/trees that would be effected by the capping of the sprinklers
    3. Lay down a geotextile weed fabric.
    4. Lay about a 2-3” base of a Class II base rock and decomposed granite.
    5. Grade and compact the area.
    6. Lay out the artificial grass and cut to the desired shape.  This can be done with a back cutter or even a simple box knife.
    7. Use seaming cloth and XGS turf adhesive to secure down all seams.
    8. Secure the material down with 6” galvanized nails every 4-6” around the perimeter and up and down any seams.
    9. Power broom or brush up the turf using a hard bristle push broom to get the blades of the artificial grass to stand up properly.

    and Voila, you’ve got beautiful green grass year round.

    So the big question now.  Where do I get all of the stuff?  Here, at SYNLawn, is your answer.

    We carry most all of the products and accessories that you need to install your very own artificial grass. The only material that we do not carry is the base rock and decomposed granite.  We work with many rockeries in Central California and can point you in the right direction.  We carry many of our artificial grass products in stock, so you could be installing your new SYNLawn this weekend!

    Call our office to get started. 559.472.3454

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    With California’s devastating drought, we have seen a huge increase in interest in artificial grass.  The artificial grass industry is booming to say the least.  People who thought they’d never install “fake grass” in their yards are coming in asking all sorts of questions.

    Let’s get right down to it to answer a few of those questions.

    Q: Do you have to mow it?  Believe it or not this is asked A LOT.                                                        A: Simple. No.

    Q: How long does it last?                                                                                                                             A: Depends on the installation.  Front yard applications can last 18 plus years.  Backyards, with more foot traffic, should last anywhere between 15-18 years.

    Q: What happens when my pet pees or poops on it?                                                                            A: The pet’s urine will drain right through and not discolor or damage the turf what so ever.  In regards to poop, just pick it up as you normally would and hose it off if anything is left behind.

    Q: Is it safe for my kids?                                                                                                                               A: Yes, probably more so than your natural grass.  No more grass allergies AND adding SYNLawn to a play area actually can create a safety fall area that has been tested for up to 10′ fall heights.

    Q: Can it be installed around trees, rocks or an existing landscape?                                                  A: Yes, of course.  Artificial grass looks best in a natural landscape.  We also recommend adding undulation to the lawn area.  Artificial grass looks much more realistic with some natural undulation, rather than a flat surface.

    Q: What separates SYNLawn from any other artificial grass company?                                             A: SYNLawn is the manufacturer, we are the largest and only 100% integrated manufacturer in the United States.  Which means we do everything in house from the manufacturing to the sales to the installation and to the warranty.  Being the manufacturer, we carry over 25 different lines of product, so we carry any product that any other company has, but we carry products that are years ahead of other companies from a technology stand point.

    Q: Where is SYNLawn made?                                                                                                                      A: SYNLawn is proudly made 100% in the USA!


    If you have any other questions, we are more than happy to answer them for you!  Call our office at 559.472.3454 OR stop by our showroom.

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