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

syntheticgrass 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

syntheticgrass 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, Lawn Services, Lawn Services, Turf Grass, Turf Grass

Beyond the Bad Lawn Day: Not Enough Water Can Cause Brown Spots!

Brown sport are not fun for something that must look attractive! Take a lawn, for example. Do you know how much water it needs a year to stay green? What can happen if your lawn turns brown? Hot South Western States such as California, Nevada, Texas, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Oklahoma have no luxury in water abundance. With increasing temperature, we must cut our water use or we get fined! What a unpleasant reason to get brown spots!  ...
May 7, 2015   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Grass, Water Conservation, Water Conservation, Outdoor Carpet, Outdoor Carpet, Water Facts, Water Facts

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

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

syntheticgrass 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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April 8, 2015   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Turf, Synthetic Turf, Faux Grass, Faux Grass, Lawn Care, Lawn Care, Outdoor Carpet, Outdoor Carpet

Tools You Need to Install and Maintain Artificial Grass

Artificial grass accessories are often overlooked, when in reality some of the accessories are very useful. Some of the accessories include the easy seam machine, Zeo-Organic fill, and the turf groom.


EasySeam MachineThe EasySeam machine is a handheld electric tool that melts adhesive using a pre-programmed heating cycle.EasySeam doesn't get hot and there is no grass damage from the heat. It never touches the adhesive, therefore never makes a mess. It provides a consistent low-profile seam. Overall, it's very easy and convenient to use.

 

Turf Groom Grass RakeThe Zeo-Organic fill is a safer alternative to silica sand. It traps and controls odor and absorbs moisture very quickly. ZeoFill is designed to eliminate odors from pets by not allowing ammonium to convert into the gas which is the primary odor-causing agent in pet urine.


Truf GroomThe Turf Groom has a flat head and a polished pine handle. No frills, just an excellent and durable rake. It eases the cleaning of your artificial lawn. Nylon tines help maintain the turf without damaging it. Extend your lawn life and your investment. You can use these rake to spread an infill, to clean up your lawns, or just to fluff up the blades of turf. This is a "must have" tool for every artificial lawn owner.

Of course we haven't covered all of the accessories! These are only three examples of many that are available on the market. You can find all of them right here under our accessories tab. Global Syn-Turf, as always guarantees competitive pricing for both artificial grass and accessories.

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April 8, 2015   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf Installation, Artificial Turf Installation, Outdoor Carpet, Outdoor Carpet
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