Install of the Month: The Curb Creator

Artificial Grass Installation Transforms Indian Wells Backyard

One of the biggest challenges that California valley homeowners face is the difficulty of maintaining a healthy and lush lawn year-round. With the scorching heat and lack of rainfall, deep green lawns are virtually nonexistent in the area. That’s why an increasing number of residential properties are now making the switch to artificial grass for their outdoor areas. One Indian Wells home recently underwent a backyard remodel that provided the owners with a beautiful space to entertain guests and let their dogs roam free.

The Curb Creator recently installed 3,330 square feet of TigerTurf Diamond Pro Spring in the backyard of a home in Indian Wells, California. Diamond Pro Spring features a dual coloring of field green and lime green and has a pile height of 1.875 inches. With a 75-ounce face weight, it is ideal for moderate to heavy foot traffic and drains at a rate of more than 30 inches of rain per hour per square yard. 

The homeowners’ biggest priority was creating a beautiful lawn that could be regularly used as a space for entertaining without them needing to worry about appearance or maintenance. The Curb Creator works with Diamond Pro Spring quite often, and they encouraged their clients to choose this product due to its rich green color and ability to withstand heavy foot traffic. 

“It really boils down to practicality and aesthetics,” explained owner Dan Eaglin. “It’s hard to have a lawn that looks lush and green all year long, especially down here in the desert. With natural grass, you can have lush grass in the winter, but the summer will beat up lawns. It’s extremely difficult to have a deep green lawn here in the summertime, and Diamond Pro Spring allowed them to be able to achieve that look all year long.” According to Eaglin, the clients also enjoyed that Diamond Pro Spring has TigerCool technology, which utilizes UV-inhibitors in order to keep turf temperatures up to 15 percent cooler. This allows them, their pets, and their guests to enjoy the space with the most comfort possible despite the desert heat.

The Curb Creator has been serving the Coachella Valley area for more than 30 years. They first started by doing concrete landscape borders and expanded into artificial grass installation almost ten years ago. They perform residential and commercial synthetic turf installation across the entire Coachella Valley from Palm Springs to Indio. They pride themselves on their ability to be detail-oriented and dependable. “Our main goal is making sure people get great installs,” said Eaglin. “We’re always most concerned about making sure that the customer is completely satisfied with what they’re getting at the end of the day.” Their dependability and trustworthiness are what has allowed them to sustain continued success after more than 30 years serving Southern California. 

The Curb Creator is Synthetic Grass Warehouse’s “Install of the Month” winner for June 2019.

Install of the Month: OneLawn

Artificial Grass Installation Enhances School Play Area

There are many challenges for landscapers and property owners in the Bay Area, from hilly terrain to unpredictable weather. That’s why an increasing number of commercial properties are now converting to artificial turf for their landscaping needs. One San Francisco elementary school recently underwent a playground remodel that provided their students with a safe and beautiful play area while saving the school time and money on maintenance.

OneLawn recently installed 2,516 square feet of TigerTurf Everglade Fescue at the LePort Montessori School in San Francisco, California. Everglade Fescue features a dual coloring of field green and olive green and has a pile height of 1.625 inches. With a 60-ounce face weight, it is ideal for moderate foot traffic and drains at a rate of more than 90 inches of rain per hour per square yard.

OneLawn knew that any play area would have to be installed with a durable turf solution. OneLawn chose Everglade Fescue from SGW for its Omega fiber shape and ability to withstand playground usage. Omega fibers provide a soft and realistic feel while handling high amounts of foot traffic. They incorporated IPEMA-certified underlayment and antimicrobial infill along with a permeable backing to make the playground as safe as possible for the children and low-maintenance for the school staff.

The LePort school provided a unique challenge in that they had a steep mound in the center of the play area that needed to be accommodated. According to Damien Stokely, the operations manager for OneLawn, “The school has always had a mound there. Originally there was sod grass there, but since it’s in San Francisco, you can’t get anything to grow. They kept having to re-sod and re-sod repeatedly, so this was the alternative for a sod nightmare.” To maintain the safety for the kids, a one-inch layer of poured in place rubber was troweled over the mound before installing the durable and kid-friendly turf.

OneLawn, operating since 2008, prides itself on providing innovative surfacing solutions across the Bay Area. They perform residential and commercial turf installation, including landscape design, pet turf, playground systems, putting greens, and multi-purpose play fields and courts. Although they entered the market as a residential turf installation company, their primary customer base has evolved over the past ten years. They now place emphasis on commercial jobs, including projects for public playgrounds, schools, high-end landscape architects, and general contractors. “These types of commercial jobs are where we’re going now, and they’re where we want to continue growing,” explained Stokely. They also boast their own CAD details department, which allows them to provide their clients with a thorough analysis of the project from the exact turf demand to the detailed layout.

OneLawn is Synthetic Grass Warehouse’s “Install of the Month” winner for May 2019.

 

Install of the Month: Ecoworkz

Artificial Grass Installation Enhances Student Apartments

Commercial property maintenance can be an expensive endeavor, especially in a dry climate like Southern California. An increasing number of commercial properties are converting to artificial turf to keep their green space looking beautiful all year long at a fraction of the cost. One Riverside student living complex recently underwent a remodel that included a synthetic grass installation in order to save them time and money on maintenance.

Ecoworkz recently installed 3,800 square feet of TigerTurf Diamond Pro Spring at the Annex on Chicago apartment complex located in Riverside, California. Diamond Pro Spring features a dual coloring of field and lime green and has a pile height of 1.875 inches. With a 75-ounce face weight, it is ideal for moderate to heavy foot traffic and drains at a rate of more than 30 inches of rain per hour per square yard.

Annex on Chicago underwent a complete remodel that included replacing their green space with 3,800 square feet of artificial turf. Annex is a student housing complex that serves University of California Riverside students, so they wanted a product that would be extremely durable. They planned to include cornhole games, ping pong tables, and other activities on the property for students to enjoy, so the turf grass needed to be able to withstand large amounts of foot traffic without wear. Ecoworkz recommended the Diamond Pro Spring due to its ability to withstand heavy traffic.

The project posed several challenges for the Ecoworkz team, but none that they weren’t able to overcome. Annex’s complete renovation meant that there were numerous other workers from various trades on the property simultaneously, limiting Ecoworkz’s access to the property. Annex also wanted umbrella stands installed under the turf, adding an extra dimension to the installation process. Owner Tom Kelly said of the project, “We take great pride in our work and our abilities. We have unique processes that we use that a lot of other companies aren’t aware of, and that makes us able to complete even the most challenging installations to the highest standard.”

Tom and his brother, Bret Peterson, have owned and operated Ecoworkz since 2009. They come from a multi-generational construction family – their father has owned Peterson Brothers Construction for over 30 years, and their grandfather did construction through the 1950s and ‘60s across multiple continents. Providing their customers with honest, affordable, and personalized service with a family-owned feel is a high priority for the team. Tom says, “The pride we take in our work is what really sets us apart. Owners and senior staff are out on the jobs every day working with our guys to make sure the quality is up to par.”  Ecoworkz does hardscapes, masonry, and concrete as well as artificial turf installation, allowing them to provide customers with completely customized and full-service landscaping renovations.

Ecoworkz is Synthetic Grass Warehouse’s “Install of the Month” winner for April 2019.

Install of the Month: C&E Builders

Synthetic Grass Adds Greenery to A Family’s Event Space

Anybody who loves to host big events knows how important it is to have an inviting and comfortable space for their guests to congregate in. A family in Paradise Valley has found the perfect landscape for their guests to enjoy with a little help from C&E Builders.

C&E Builders installed 10,000 square feet of TigerTurf Everglade Spring Pro in the backyard of a home in Paradise Valley. Everglade Spring Pro features a dual coloring of field green and olive green, giving a bright and inviting look to the lawn. It has a pile height of 1.75 inches and a face weight of approximately 75 ounces. The omega-shaped grass blade fiber, as well as the face weight of the turf, makes it ideal for moderate to heavy levels of traffic. All synthetic grass products from SGW are non-toxic, lead-free, and will drain at a rate of 30 inches of rain per hour per square yard.

The homeowners often host networking events and parties in their large backyard, so they were looking for a landscaping alternative that can withstand a large amount of foot traffic without the maintenance of a traditional lawn. With these two things in mind, synthetic grass was the ideal option to make their backyard comfortable and inviting for their guests, and the homeowners wouldn’t have to spend a lot of time or money to make the yard look presentable. That’s when the homeowners were referred to C&E Builders for the design and creation of their backyard oasis.

C&E Builders specializes in all types of home building, remodeling, and renovations, so they were the ideal company to create this featured backyard. Erik Helm, the co-owner of C&E Builders, worked with his team to deliver a perfect oasis to the homeowners, complete with a double pool, stepping pads, and artificial grass throughout the yard. “We’ve been in the landscaping industry for over 20 years now, so we love to work on projects like this with many different facets,” Helm told us. “Combining our landscaping and hardscaping skills has been a huge asset in the industry.”

Projects as luxurious as the featured yard is nothing new to the crew, as they specialize in high-end all-inclusive renovations just like this. “Our goal is to be the preferred choice for higher-end clients and to do more customized all-inclusive jobs,” Helm said. The company also strives to have first-class customer service and craftsmanship to best serve their clientele.

C&E Builders is Synthetic Grass Warehouse’s Install of the Month winner for March 2019.

Install of the Month: Artificial Turf By Fenix

Commercial Artificial Grass Being Used for Employee Recreational Areas

Many business owners want to have a comfortable and relaxing space for their employees to take breaks and hang out. Usually, a standard break room is the designated space for that. However, a commercial building in the heart of Sacramento recently installed artificial grass on the rooftop of the second-floor patio to create an outdoor rest area for their employees.

Artificial Turf by Fenix installed 2,000 square feet of Diamond Pro Fescue on the second story patio of a commercial building in Downtown Sacramento. Diamond Pro Fescue features a dual coloring of field green and olive green, which mimics the look of a natural grass landscape. With a pile height of 1.875 inches and a face weight of approximately 75 ounces, this product is great for a moderate to heavy level of traffic. All synthetic grass products from SGW are non-toxic, lead-free, and will drain at a rate of 30 inches of rain per hour per square yard.

The featured installation was located at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) Headquarters in Downtown Sacramento. The company was looking to transform their second story patio into an area where their employees could relax from work and enjoy the outdoors, while being low-maintenance. The choice was obvious for CalPERS, since they already enjoy artificial grass landscaping around the property, and the success of their previous turf installation led them to contact their former installer, Artificial Turf by Fenix.

Because the installation was on a second story patio, the Artificial Turf by Fenix team had to meticulously haul their materials, supplies, and equipment through an elevator to get started on the project. “The synthetic lawn was paired with stonework and wood chips to create a unique landscape,” according to Adam McCowen, one of the owners of Artificial Turf by Fenix.

When it comes to synthetic grass installation for commercial buildings, companies use artificial grass products to save money on landscaping and maintenance costs without compromising the aesthetics of a natural grass lawn. When an installation is on a rooftop, turf eliminates the lawnmower factor. “There won’t be vibrations or noise caused by a lawnmower,” said McCowen. “The office will stay serene and the building won’t shake.”

Artificial Turf by Fenix specializes in synthetic turf installations and is on track to be the number one artificial grass installer and retailer in Northern and Central California. Alongside their sister-company, Fairway Artificial Turf & Supply House, they’re a full-service artificial grass company.

“Our top-notch customer service allows us to provide customers with everything they need, whether that’s an installation, product, or supplies,” Heather Buchfirer, owner of Artificial Turf by Fenix told us. Artificial Turf by Fenix is also an Authorized Service Provider with Home Depot, meaning they are part of a group of hand-selected professionals dedicated to bringing customers high-quality home improvement projects. This also sets them apart from their competitors, and every crew member has passed individual background checks.

Artificial Turf by Fenix is Synthetic Grass Warehouse’s Install of the Month winner for February 2019.


Install of the Month: DFW Turf Solutions

Many homeowners throughout the Dallas Area are finding different uses for artificial grass to make their homes into an oasis they’ve always dreamed of. With a pool, countless greeneries, and spacious area, Dallas residents are hoping for a perfectly green lawn to complete the yard. DFW Turf Solutions recently finished off this featured paradise with a synthetic grass installation.

DFW Turf Solutions installed 4,200 square feet of Everlast Nature’s Best and Everlast Pet Turf in a backyard oasis in Dallas. Nature’s Best features a tri-coloring of field green, lime green, and brown. With a pile height of 1.875 inches and a face weight of 75 ounces, Nature’s Best is great for a moderate level of traffic. Everlast Pet Turf has a color scheme of field and olive green and has an approximate pile height of 1-inch. It also has a face weight of 60 ounces, making it ideal for moderate to heavy levels of traffic. Both products are non-toxic, lead-free, and drain at a rate of 30 inches of rain per hour per square yard.

This Prestonwood home was in need of a low-maintenance landscape that would make their backyard look luxurious and inviting. The homeowners love to host parties, so the lawn would also need to be able to withstand moderate to heavy foot traffic and dry water that splashes out from their pool quickly. Artificial grass was the obvious choice for these Prestonwood residents, and they contacted DFW Turf Solutions after hearing great recommendations.  

The DFW install team was led by the Director of Operations, Luke Dowell. Despite a 40 feet elevation change from the front yard to the back, the team worked diligently to deliver the clients a high-quality installation. The homeowners were primarily installing synthetic grass for “luxury purposes and to enhance their yard’s aesthetics,” according to Dowell. The DFW team holds themselves to a very high standard when it comes to installs, so when the homeowners shared their high expectations for the install, the team was not worried as they knew the install would come out looking amazing.

Although the featured homeowners installed artificial grass for luxury and aesthetic purposes, many other Dallas residents have found other reasons to install synthetic grass as well. Dowell and the team have installed for clients who wanted artificial lawns for its “low maintenance and low water costs.” There are also “customers who want to grow grass, but they are unable to grow organic sod.” Luckily for all types of clients, artificial grass is versatile and can fit each need.

DFW specializes in synthetic turf installations and aims to normalize artificial grass in Dallas. In terms of client-relations, the company always wants to “provide the best quality service,” according to the owner, Brent Scott, and even offers a lifetime warranty with their installations. Scott has been in the artificial turf industry for 12 years and began DFW Turf Solutions in 2014.

DFW Turf Solutions is Synthetic Grass Warehouse’s Install of the Month winner for January 2019.


Install of the Month: HomeTurf

Artificial Grass Installation Enhances a Backyard Oasis

When it comes to transforming a home into an oasis, it can become quite the costly expenditure to install and maintain. However, a family in San Diego County discovered a way to keep their backyard perfectly green, low-maintenance, and save money.

HomeTurf recently installed 1,000 square feet of Everlast Imperial Fescue Light in a backyard oasis in Encinitas. This product features a dual coloring of field and olive green and has a pile height of 1.5 inches. It has a 45-ounce face weight and is ideal in light to moderate levels of traffic. Imperial Fescue Light drains at a rate of 30 inches of rain per hour per square yard.

The homeowners of the featured backyard were looking for a low-maintenance landscape alternative to their Bermuda grass without compromising the aesthetics of the yard. They also host events and parties at home often, so they needed something that was inviting and charming. The family was referred to HomeTurf by a friend who was a previous client.

After a thorough design process with the homeowners, Cale Abramson, the Operations Manager of HomeTurf, led the team in installing a high-quality artificial lawn to ensure the client’s satisfaction. “The clients knew exactly what they wanted because they wanted to feel like nothing has changed when replacing the previously installed Bermuda grass,” Abramson commented. “They wanted to keep the same, and we have no problem being held to that higher standard because we will meet it.”

Keeping the “high-end scale of beauty,” as Abramson refers to it, is nothing new to the company. Many San Diego County residents want to take pride in their homes and having a perfectly green lawn in a hot, dry climate is something to be proud of. After overcoming the challenging tree roots and small hills in the backyard, HomeTurf perfected the grades in this featured backyard and delivered an artificial grass oasis to this Encinitas family.

HomeTurf strives to be the most extensive and best landscaping company in the San Diego area, with the best possible prices and highest quality products. From artificial grass installations to pavement and hardscapes, “we can do them all,” Abramson says. The company serves all of San Diego County as well as South Orange County and South Riverside County.

HomeTurf is Synthetic Grass Warehouse’s Install of the Month winner for December 2018.



HomeTurf:
HomeTurf, owned by Kris Grant, specializes in artificial grass installations and all types of outdoor landscaping. The company was formed in 2006 and takes pride in offering high quality and detailed artificial turf installs for their clients at the best price. You can learn more about HomeTurf by visiting their website at https://sdhometurf.com/ or their social media: Facebook (@SDHometurf), Instagram (@hometurfsyntheticgrass), Twitter (@hometurfsynthe1).

Install of the Month: ToughLawn

Artificial Grass Installation Enhances Community Park

ToughLawn recently installed 6,000 square feet of Everlast Tacoma at a residential community park in Austin. Tacoma features a dual coloring of field and lime green and has a pile height of 1.75 inches. With a 90-ounce face weight, Tacoma is built to endure moderate to heavy traffic. It drains at a rate of 30 inches of rain per hour per square yard.

Santa Rita Ranch offers a one-of-a-kind master-planned community just outside of Austin. Residents have access to hiking trails, pools, sports complexes, on-site schools, and parks on the 200-acre development. Although Santa Rita Ranch already has plenty of move-in homes and amenities, it is still in the process of building more homes and upgrading its amenities. According to their website, Santa Rita Ranch “will include about 6,500 homes among nine distinct villages and more than 200 acres of commercial and multifamily development.”

The recent artificial turf installation in the primary community park allows for the development to have an everlasting green lawn without the maintenance necessary of natural lawns. Tony Deleon, the owner of ToughLawn, enjoyed the installation and was happy to help enhance the community. “The product we installed is friendly for families and pets. It’s durable for play and yet is a plush, comforting grass,” Deleon says. Because of the artificial grass installation, Santa Rita Ranch will be able to spend more time and money in continuing to enhance their development, rather than maintaining the lawn.

Deleon and his small team are “very detail-oriented with their installation to ensure each project is completed to perfection,” according to Deleon. “We are very responsive to our clients and have good communication with everyone involved.” ToughLawn’s rapid growth since their start in 2015 has inspired Deleon to begin looking at franchising nationwide. The company serves all of Texas, including Austin, Houston, and the Texas Panhandle.

ToughLawn is Synthetic Grass Warehouse Install of the Month winner for November 2018.

Install of the Month: Pro Turf Landscape Solutions

With constant rainfall in the Pacific Northwest, homeowners are searching for a landscaping alternative that is low-maintenance and mud-free. Artificial grass and synthetic putting greens offer a quick drainage rate, making it the perfect choice for Oregon landscapes.

Pro Turf Landscape Solutions recently installed 1,600 square feet of Poly Putt 2-Tone, Everlast Pet Turf, and Everlast Cascade at a lakefront home in Lake Oswego. Poly Putt 2-Tone features dual coloring of field and lime green textured polyethylene and is a premier choice putting green among certified installers nationwide. Everlast Pet Turf showcases a color blend of field and olive green with a pile height of one inch, pairing nicely around the lower height of Poly Putt. Cascade finishes off the installation with a high performance “M” blade shape designed to endure substantial foot traffic.

The homeowners were looking for a low-maintenance landscape alternative with a personal putting green course. As a ranked golfer and part of the local country club, it was essential to have a playable putting green with PGA-rated speeds. Their lakefront yard is also a floating promenade, meaning the installation needed to drain and dry quickly to prevent sinking.

During the artificial grass installation, Pro Turf Landscape Solutions transported equipment through narrow property lines with a conveyor belt and worked hard to meet the city’s strict environmental standards. According to Pro Turf owner, Ron Rios, the team had to mix the artificial grass infill to ensure the putting green was at the perfect speed. “The installation was challenging, but it was a satisfying one to complete,” Rios said. “I couldn’t have done it without my team or my right-hand man, Mac Hormann, who was always there to make sure things got done right.”

Rios prides his company in excellent customer service with high-quality installations for artificial grass, putting greens, and hardscapes. According to Rios, “It’s all about the experience and process of the installations for the clients.” Rios and his team want their clients to be included in the process and enjoy the installation experience as much as they will enjoy their installation at the end of the project.

Pro Turf Landscape Solutions was founded in September 2007 and has grown steadily ever since. Rios finds the growth bittersweet because he enjoys having a personal connection with his clients. “Our team is so involved with each client, but I will always want to meet them and see their vision as well,” says Rios. Although the featured installation is Oregon based, Pro Turf is based in Oceanside, CA and does most of their installs in the San Diego and Orange County.

Pro Turf Landscape Solutions is Synthetic Grass Warehouse Install of the Month winner for October 2018.

Install of the Month: Bella Turf and Greens Inc.

Fun and Practical Backyard Putting Greens are Replacing Useless Lawns

Throughout the state of California, many golf-loving homeowners are finding backyard putting green installations to be the perfect alternative in their backyards. Paired with a synthetic lawn, residents have never been happier to have a fun, low-maintenance personal oasis.

Bella Turf and Greens recently installed 1,500 square feet of Diamond Pro Fescue and Nylon Putt 2-Tone at a home in Tracy, CA. Both types of turf aim to mimic a natural lawn as much as possible and features dual colored blades of field green and olive green. Diamond Pro Fescue is designed to last for decades and is one of the more popular products due to its durability and its ability to handle heavy foot traffic. Nylon Putt 2-Tone, on the other hand, is designed to replicate a professional putting green.

The homeowners of the featured backyard wanted to replace their dirt and rock-filled backyard with something that was low-maintenance and relaxing. Most importantly, the family wanted a unique space where they can practice golf in their free time. They were referred to Bella Turf by a friend, who was a previous client.

After a thorough design process with the client, Bella Turf and Greens got started on the installation. The unique design includes a putting green, flagstone pathway, and bark chips. Tony Lopez, President/Co-owner of Bella Turf, found this project to be satisfying to complete, as they went through multiple drafts of the landscape design before picking the perfect one. “Our customer wanted to be able to practice putting in the comfort of their own backyard,” Lopez told us. “We came up with three different designs because we wanted to find the perfect option.”

Bella Turf and Greens offers clients detail-oriented installations for synthetic grass and putting greens. “When we install, we want to make sure we do a quality job,” Lopez says. “We make sure the seams are completely invisible and we make sure the turf is properly fluffed.” Bella Turf always puts their best foot forward when it comes to their artificial turf and putting greens projects.

The company started in September 2017 and has been growing rapidly in the last year. Tony Lopez has over 10 years of experience in the artificial grass industry and has been leading Bella Turf and Greens in outstanding customer service and unique artificial turf installations. Bella Turf’s reputable service and quality installations are shown through 5-star reviews across the board on Yelp, Google, and Facebook.

Bella Turf and Greens is Synthetic Grass Warehouse Install of the Month winner for September 2018.