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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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    Xeriscaping… the thing to do

    Xeriscaping.  I know what you’re thinking a yard full of rock and cactus, right?  The thing is it doesn’t have to be that way.  Especially with this extreme drought we are having in California, we all need to start thinking about saving water anyway we can.

    Did you know that up to 70% of your water usage is used on your outdoor irrigation? Crazy, I know.


    Obviously by replacing your natural grass with SYNLawn will save you a ton of water, but you don’t have to stop there.  There are many different varieties of succulents that are beautiful.  These are perfect for California’s heat and dry climate, requiring very little water and upkeep.

    If succulents aren’t your ideal go to plant.   There are many other flowers and plants that can survive on minimal water.  Bougainvillea, Lavender, California Poppy and Oleander are just a few that are low maintenance, water friendly and beautiful.


    Xeriscaping isn’t just about what you plant, it has a lot to do with how you plant.  Low pressure watering systems are key.  We encourage our customers to switch to an all drip system.  This will help with unneeded overspray.  A thick layer of mulch is also beneficial.  This will prevent moisture from evaporating, while also shading the soil.  Fall is the optimal time to plant your xeriscaping landscape.

    Call our office today to find how you can save water without comprising the look of your yard.  559.472.3454 or stop by our showroom.

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    Fido’s new best friend

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    Which would you prefer?

    Yellow spots in your yard, random holes, muddy paws… let me guess, you have a dog?  Are you tired of having to wipe your pup’s paws every time they walk back in the house or fertilizing the lawn over and over trying to get rid of the yellow spots?

    If so, you need to listen up!  SYNLawn can make all of your outdoor puppy troubles go away!  Just by replacing your natural grass with SYNLawn can rid you of ever having to worry about these problems again.

    Your pets stay clean. Rain or shine your grass will not turn into your pup’s new mud bath.  Your pet stays healthy.  SYNLawn is uninhabitable for tics, fleas and other bugs.  Meaning, your pet stays clean and healthy, free of pests and the diseases they carry.

    I know your probably thinking, well can my dog go to the bathroom on it?  The answer is yes.  Your dog should use SYNLawn  just as he/she normally would.  Their urine will not discolor or stain the grass and their waste is easier than ever to pick up.  In all SYNLawn pet installations we use a product called ZeoFill, which is turf infill for pet odor control.  ZeoFill is an amazing product.  The ZeoFill encapsulates your dog’s urine and prevents it from turning into a gas.  You won’t ever have to worry about your SYNLawn smelling of urine.

    SYNLawn offers a large variety of products that work great for pet areas.  Large dog, small dog and anything in between.  Click here to see our pet friendly products or call our office. 559.472.3454

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    So many choices…

    Oh well hello, welcome to SYNLawn.  We offer over 20 different lines of product, eight different styles, multiple face weights, different pile heights, premium, platinum, nylon, polyethylene, polypropylene…

    Confused yet?

    I know, all of the options and weird terminology can be overwhelming, let alone the idea of putting artificial grass in your yard sounds almost crazy.  Well, Im here to reassure you that all of these products are designed specifically for you and whatever type of application you wish to use it for.  Landscape, playground, putting green, dog run, rooftop or even specialty event uses are all possible.  There is a specific turf out there just calling your name!

    Let me try to put everything in layman terms.

    Face Weight –

    Simple Definition:  How much the yarn weighs per square yard, not  including  the backing of the turf.

    Why is this important?  This is the indicator of how dense a product is.  To simplify it, if you have an area that is going to get a lot of use, or in other words, a lot of foot traffic you would want a product with a heavier faceweight.


    Pile Height –

    Simple Definition:  The length of each individual blade of grass.

    Why is this important?  If you like more of a Fescue look then you would want to choose a longer pile height.  If you like the real manicured Bermuda looking grass then you would choose a shorter pile height.


    Nylon Products –

    Simple Definition:  Products made with 100% nylon fibers, extremely durable.

    Why is this important?  Our nylon products are great for commercial areas or areas that are going to see a lot of wear and tear.  These are not our most popular products with residential landscaping, but are perfect for commercial applications.


    Polyethylene/Polypropylene Products –

    Simple Definition:  Products made with a polyethylene and polypropylene combo.

    Why is this important?  These products are our most popular, by far.  These are our most natural looking and work great for most front and backyards.


    Rubber Infill –

    Simple Definition:  Ground up rubber crumb that is used in some products to keep the blades standing up properly.

    Why is this important?  It actually shouldn’t be.  Most of SYNLawn products do not require any type of rubber infill anymore.  It’s somewhat of a “thing of the past” for residential use.  Without the use of rubber infill the product and surrounding area is much cleaner and easier to maintain.


    Zeofill –

    Simple Definition:  Product used on top of artificial grass to prevent/control pet odor.  Looks like a heavy granulated sand.

    Why is this important?  If you have a dog then this is very important.  With any pet application we recommend using this product.  It will keep your artificial grass odor free.


    Okay, well I’m sure there is a lot more to learn, but this can be a start.  To get more information quickly, give us a call at 559-472-3454 or click here

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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?


    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!


    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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