Use Artificial Grass to Build a Backyard Mini Golf Course

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Article written by Artificial Turf Supply Commercial and Residential Division.

Nothing says family fun like a day at the miniature golf course. Children and grown-ups love spending time together putting on unique and fun golf holes. Whether they are trying to get the ball through the windmill, in a castle or over a hill, miniature golf courses are whimsical fun for everyone.

So why not have the enjoyment of miniature golf every day at your home? Almost all mini golf courses in the United States use synthetic grass as the playing surface. This means that you can duplicate some of your favorite holes from the mini golf courses you love right in your own backyard. All you need is some artificial grass, space and some creativity. [Read more…]

Outdoor Projects Around the House

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Winter is fast approaching, which means you only have a month or two to get some last minute projects done around the back yard. There are a few preparations to be made before the coldest weather hits, and you can set yourself up for spring time if you act fast.

Before you get started, assemble your tools. You will need basic gardening tools like a shovel, rake, hoe, a hammer with a box of nails, a screwdriver, and carpenter’s glue (if you can find some). Once you’re ready, read on for a list of tasks to get started.

Build a Garden

You can build a raised garden in time for winter, and you can even grow a few veggies if you act fast. Planting crops like onions now will yield a harvest in time for winter, so you can flavor soups and stews to warm up the family. You’ll need to lay out some thick beams of wood and nail them down with railroad spikes. Use Kawasaki power drills to connect the beams by brackets, so you have a rectangle. Fill it with nutrient rich soil and your above ground garden is ready to go.

Build a Shed

Sheds you can assemble yourself aren’t too hard to build, although it does take longer than a day to build one if you’re an amateur. It all begins with foundation, which you must grade the yard for. It’s a big job, but a worthwhile one if you plan to store tools and furniture outside. Since most of us don’t have enough room for a dining room set and a patio set, it’s a good idea to consider a shed if you live in an area that experiences four seasons.

Once your shed is built, give the hinges on the door a squirt from a grease gun to keep them from rusting over. You may also want to give the track a coating as well, so that the door easily slides.

Landscaping Tips

One of the best things you can do for your yard is redo your drainage. Bore some holes in the brick walls that hold your garden, and build a small hill below the space you plan to raise your garden. This will prevent mold from growing, and give your garden a chance to thrive well after winter.

Also, don’t forget to cover your garden to prevent what is already grown from freezing over.

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Artificial Grass Is a Perfect Solution for People with Allergies

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It’s easy to assume that having a healthy looking natural grass lawn will help you to feel healthy as well. However, for millions of Americans, the smell of fresh-cut lawn is anything but healthy. For many people with seasonal allergies, grass is a major problem. Breathing in grass pollen can leading to running noses, itchy eyes and in some severe cases asthma attacks. Being exposed directly to grass can also cause itching and hives.

So what can you do if you want to have a green lawn but are allergic to grass? Switching to synthetic grass is a great solution. An artificial turf lawn has the major advantage of having no grass pollens whatsoever. Simply put, you can enjoy an artificial grass lawn year-round without ever having to worry about your allergies acting up. You also don’t need to go outside in the spring and do mowing and other yard work that can cause your allergies to flare up since synthetic turf never needs mowing or edging.

Reducing allergy problems is just one of the potential health advantages of switching to fake grass. Since you never need to worry about using pesticides or artificial fertilizers with artificial grass, you’ll also never have to worry about harmful chemicals getting into your system. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the average person has 13 different kinds of pesticides inside of their body. These have been picked up through years of contact with lawns, gardens and more. Moving to a synthetic lawn eliminates a major point of potential pesticide contamination.

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Determining the Right Look for Your Artificial Grass

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You have a wide range of options to sort through when it comes to selecting the right artificial grass for your lawn. Options can range from aesthetic choices such as the length of the blades of grass on the lawn to more practical concerns such as the number of layers or if the lawn uses infill. One of the benefits of installing fake grass is that you have a lot of control over how your lawn will look.

One of the most important decisions you will make when selecting your synthetic grass is determining the color of your lawn. Natural grass is green, but the shade of the grass can differ greatly depending on its type. For example, Bermuda grass tends to be a dark green shade, while St. Augustine grass is typically much lighter.

Just like with natural grass types, you can select an artificial turf lawn that has a specific shade. Color tints run from light green to dark green and can be matched to mimic specific types of natural grass. It’s even possible to get artificial turf that has brown at the bottom so that it looks like the layer of dead grass and dirt at the bottom of most natural grass lawns. You can get a sense for what the shade of grass will look like by requesting a sample. When you receive your full order, compare it to the sample to make sure that the shades match.

Before you select your artificial turf, it might be a good idea to take a tour around your neighborhood and see the types of grasses that are installed in your neighbor’s lawns. Having an artificial grass lawn that closely resembles the types of natural grass lawns that surround your home can make it feel more natural and less obtrusive.

The color tint of your lawn impacts more than just its look; it can also play a role in how hot your lawn gets over the summer. Artificial turf that is a darker shade will absorbs and retains more sunlight than synthetic turf that is a lighter shade. This means that darker turfs will be warmer to the touch. You’ll want to keep this in mind — particularly if you live in warm weather environments or will be installing your lawn in a place that will have little shade. In these situations, a lighter shade of artificial turf is likely your best bet.


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