Install of the Month: USA Turf Guy

Whether it’s going to work, cooking, cleaning, or driving the kids around, there’s a lot to accomplish in a day that prevents homeowners from taking care of their lawns.

USA Turf Guy recently converted a natural grass lawn to artificial grass for a Phoenix resident, using 2,580 square feet of TigerTurf Everglade Spring for the front yard and an additional 4,400 square feet for the backyard. Everglade Spring artificial grass is a soft, moderate weight artificial grass that is a popular choice for homeowners, and showcases both field and lime green grass blades, in addition to a brown thatch layer mounted on a strong backing. Armed with the latest tuft bind technology, this artificial grass can handle moderate amounts of foot traffic because each grass blade is triple reinforced into the perforated backing.

“This family had not had much luck with their natural grass,” Clay Busby, owner of USA Turf Guy told us. “Both homeowners work and enjoy traveling so they are out of town often. They figured turf would be the next best option so no one would need to worry about watering, mowing, or landscapers.” Like any home, this installation had its own set of challenges. “We worked hard to accommodate the trees in the yard as well as adding spotlights to all five trees on the lot,” Busby said.

USA Turf Guy has been in business for over 5 years now. He focuses on educating homeowners about how artificial grass can benefit them and why they should stick with American made products.”We’re a veteran owned and operated business and we have replaced numerous yards where the imported products have failed to hold up over the years so we only deal with American made,” Busby says. “With the technology and the realism of American made turf, I find that homeowners really see the difference and understand how it can complement their busy lifestyle.”

Busby likes to work directly with his clients to give that extra bit of attention, and makes sure every install is done like his own yard. “This is more of a passion than a job and I want to make sure every one of my customers knows that I stand by our products and our work,” Busby said.

USA Turf Guy is Synthetic Grass Warehouse Install of the Month winner for March 2018.

Install of the Month: One Putt Greens and Lawns

In California, homeowners have to deal with a variety of different terrain types when it comes to the beautification of their yards. Whether you live on the beach or in the hills, you can encounter a variety of rock formations, soil types, trees, and foliage that can make it difficult to create the yard of your dreams.

One Putt Greens and Lawns recently installed 25,200 of Everlast Turf’s Yosemite into this Escondido backyard. Everlast Turf’s Yosemite series is a top choice among certified landscapers nationwide. With its field and lime green colors and an added brown thatch layer, the Yosemite series is recognized for its realistic look, feel, and has a soft, pliable oval shaped grass blade. The clients chose Yosemite for its good balance between look, price, and quality.

“The client was looking for a product that would allow them to host frequent visitors and do something about the rock formations on their property,” One Putt Greens and Lawns owner, Robert Diaz, told us. “It was a challenge because of the large size of the yard and terrain, but we are really proud with the end result.” Curvature in turf installations can be difficult to overcome, but Diaz knew they would be able to accommodate. “We gathered the rocks in clusters and formed islands of rocks with bender board.”

One Putt Greens and Lawns has been working within the turf industry for going on 20 years. Their specialties are not simply limited to lawn conversions, as they also do work in putting greens, batting cages, bocce ball courts, and hardscapes when they’re related to their turf installations. One Putt Greens and Lawns has a A+ BBB rating and a wide variety of product options for each project.

One Putt Greens and Lawns is Install of the Month winner for February 2018.

Install of the Month: Xeroscapes

While many homeowners make the switch to turf for water conservation or money reasons, Arizona residents have been using turf to appeal to curbside home shoppers.

Xeroscapes recently installed 1,570 square foot of Everlast Imperial Fescue Mid in this Arizona backyard. Imperial Fescue Mid artificial turf features both field and olive green grass blade color tones that are paired with a brown thatch layer. Each blade is coated with a U.V. inhibitor during the manufacturing process so the colors will not fade. This product was the perfect solution for this project due to the budget. The client was in the business of flipping houses for resale and their budget was for the home’s entire remodel. They preferred the thinner blade look that Imperial Fescue Mid could provide.

“The client was looking for a clean, manicured look,” Glenn Lavery, owner of Xeroscapes told us. “In Arizona, many transplant residents from other areas of the country want more greenery than the desert can provide. The Sonoran Desert has some beautiful things to offer but grass is not one of them.” In order to resell these homes, flippers need to appeal to the greenery standards these out of state shoppers are looking for and Xeroscapes has been providing. “This client was a friend of mine, but I’ve done 5 installs in this community and I am confident he will be calling me again for his future projects,” Lavery says.

Xeroscapes began their turf industry work in 2006 and serves the Marana, Oro Valley, Vail, and Corona de Tucson area. They have been featured in Tucson Lifestyle Magazine and provides discounted service to homeowners with a sod lawn. Lavery is also very proud to offer a wide variety of artificial grass options due to his relationship with Synthetic Grass Warehouse. “Cutting edge turf technology along with first class customer service is the driving force behind the success that has made us one of Tucson’s premier turf installers,” Lavery says. “A 15 year warranty is attached to these products, but a warranty is no good if no one is there to provide it. I believe we have a track record that shows we’re here for the long haul.”  

Xeroscapes is our January 2018 “Install of the Month” winner.

Install of the Month: OC Turf and Putting Greens

Artificial grass has been steadily growing in popularity with homeowners. We have seen an increase in turf being used on commercial properties.

OC Turf and Putting Greens recently installed a 3,500 square foot artificial grass putting green outside of The Irvine Company office. The installation includes a unique combination of True Putt, Pet Turf, and Diamond Pro Spring to achieve their desired look. TigerTurf True Putt is a high quality putting green that features PGA rated high green speeds, while Diamond Pro Spring synthetic turf features a dual shade of field and lime green grass blades paired with a brown thatch layer for that extra touch of realism. Pet Turf is extremely durable, made for high levels of traffic, and is equipped with proprietary turf backing where each grass blade is triple reinforced through tuft bind technology.

“The Irvine Company wanted to provide their employees with an activity they could enjoy on their break or after work,” David Vega, owner of OC Turf and Putting Greens, told us. “They had this beautiful open space that could really be transformed.” While installing this green, the OC Turf and Putting Greens crew had to be very cautious of the surrounding trees. “They care a lot about their trees so we worked with arborists to ensure the turf installation wouldn’t disturb them,” Vega said. “We worked hard to make sure the putting green complimented the trees instead of getting rid of them.”

Putting greens have been a hugely popular request for OC Turf and Putting Greens. “A lot of people install putting greens because they’re good practice for golfers, but they’re also family friendly. Anyone can play and spend time together, but it also makes any yard or commercial area look great.”

OC Turf and Putting Greens has been installing artificial grass all over Orange County since 2006. Other notable installations include The Festival of the Arts, as well as the federal building in Laguna Niguel. They have also won “Best Synthetic Grass Company in Laguna Niguel” two years running. “We put a lot of pride in our work and we are very customer oriented,” Vega said. “OC Turf and Putting Greens is the company that fixes issues right away and doesn’t cut corners.”

Install of the Month: SmartGrass

With today’s synthetic turf products featuring grass blades that contain multiple shades green and brown, we are now able to offer turf products that look just as real as any natural grass lawn. Because of this, more homeowners are making the switch. Even early adopters are upgrading to newer versions of artificial grass to take advantage of the improved realism.

Craig Voyton, owner of SmartGrass, noticed this to be a recurring trend in his 15 years in the turf industry. “Homeowners switch to turf because of the aesthetics. They want the perfect, natural grass look, but don’t want the maintenance responsibilities that go along with it,” he told us. “The best selling products are the ones that are going to hold up, have great color, and work well with pets or kids.”

SmartGrass recently installed 1,200 square feet of Diamond Pro Fescue and 250 square feet of Poly Putt 2-Tone in this Rancho Palos Verdes tiered yard. Diamond Pro Fescue features dual shades of field and olive green tones complimented by a brown thatch for added realism. Poly Putt 2-Tone 15’ is the natural progression of putting green turf which has been tested to closely replicate professional putting greens.

Voyton believes that the progression of grass and its popularity happened simply because of the timing. “First we had the drought in California which was followed closely by the government rebates and benefits for switching,” he says. “After a while, people want their green lawn back and the installers and homeowners are demanding more aesthetically pleasing products.” Voyton saw numbers really start to go up approximately 8 years ago when turf changed and became a more advanced product.

“I get clients from 8-10 years ago calling us and asking for an upgrade and we’re happy to help,” Voyton says. “The switch is done much easier and at a lower cost to the homeowner because the foundation is already done from the previous turf installation.” Business is always growing for SmartGrass and they don’t see it slowing down anytime soon.

SmartGrass has been in business for over 15 years and has installed more than 6,000 artificial grass projects. Their long-standing business has allowed them to do many installs for dog rescues, Veteran groups, and celebrities. With over 100 Yelp reviews and a 5 star rating, Smart grass takes pride in their customer service and their products. SmartGrass is also not limited to the California area. They send crews to a variety of states including Nevada, Arizona, and the east coast.

Smart Grass is our November 2017 “Install of the Month” winner.

Install of the Month: WinterGreen Synthetic Grass

When it comes to artificial grass, many reluctant homeowners worry about only one thing – whether or not it looks artificial. Everyone wants their lawn to look and feel real, but they don’t want the maintenance or irrigation needs that go along with a lawn.    

WinterGreen Synthetic Grass owner, Winter Moore, saw things differently. “When I came across artificial grass for the first time, I thought it was a brilliant idea,” Moore told us. “Homes are popping up with artificial lawns all the time and when one person has it, everyone has to have it.”

WinterGreen Synthetic Grass, an artificial grass installation company based out of Texas, recently converted 3,400 square feet of natural grass with Synthetic Grass Warehouse’s Diamond Light Spring for a home located within the Vaquero Country Club.

This installation within the country club was a great way to further promote the growing popularity of turf. The curiosity of passing residents has made this the third installation by WinterGreen Synthetic Grass inside the community, with two more in queue. “This is the domino effect. We’re just going to see more people making the switch as they realize synthetic grass isn’t as fake as they thought,” Moore says.

Since seeing is believing, Moore has decided to pour additional resources into the photography and videography side of his marketing. WinterGreen Synthetic Grass teamed up with a local drone operator to take aerial photo and video for the company. Moore says, “We know our installations are top quality and we want to make sure our potential customers can see how good and real it looks while they imagine possibilities for their own space.”   

WinterGreen Synthetic Grass has been in business for over 3 years and services the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. They are frequently featured in Fort Worth magazine and recently did work for the Dallas Stars hockey team.

WinterGreen Synthetic Grass is the October 2017 “Install of the Month” winner.

Install of the Month: Tri City Synthetic Turf

Californians often resort to planting drought tolerant foliage for their landscapes. Even though the water restrictions have ended, the installation and planting of desert friendly plants and artificial grass has not subsided.

Tri City Synthetic Turf, an artificial grass installation company based out of San Marcos, recently converted 3,150 square feet of Synthetic Grass Warehouse’s Everlast’s Sequoia and 320 square feet of TigerTurf’s True Putt for a local homeowner.

“This job was about half turf installation, half landscaping. We included drought tolerant plants and giant stepping stones to break it up and make it more interesting,” Fedor Maus, owner of Tri City Synthetic Turf told us. “She was looking to create a luxury backyard that would still be water wise.”

For the homeowners, creating a landscape that the entire family could enjoy together was extremely important. “They decided on Sequoia because the color and feel of the product is so natural and beautiful,” Maus said. “We find that many homeowners that switch to synthetic turf are doing it for the low maintenance and realism, rather than just saving water.”

Tri City Synthetic Turf was founded in 2007 and pride themselves on being a smaller, more involved company than their competition. “It’s always my goal to leave a customer satisfied with a smile on their face,” Maus told us. “We are really hands on and we stand behind our work 100%. We’re very proud of the products we use and our work ethic.”

Tri City Synthetic Turf is the September 2017 “Install of the Month” winner. Congratulations!

Install of the Month: Water Wise Grass

After more than five years of drought, California has finally ended their state of emergency. Residents all over the state are celebrating, however water useage is still an ongoing issue for Southern California and homeowners continue to look for solutions. While most would expect demand for artificial grass to decrease with the passing of the drought, it has been exactly the opposite.

Water Wise Grass, an artificial grass installation company based out of San Diego, recently converted 1,200 square feet of Synthetic Grass Warehouse’s TigerTurf Diamond Pro Spring for a local homeowner. Diamond Pro Spring is designed for moderate to heavy traffic, and features TigerCool technology, allowing for a decreased surface temperature of 10 degrees Fahrenheit on sunny days.

“This client reviewed six other turf companies before choosing us,” said Mike Palmer, owner of Water Wise Grass. “They were the most detail oriented clients we’ve worked with, and had a lot of specifics that they wanted to include in their installation. I knew we could deliver on their expectations.” Palmer worked alongside the client to pick the perfect turf product for their needs.

The client was happy with the involvement of Palmer on their project, and mentioned it in their Yelp review of Water Wise Grass. “[Palmer] pointed out several differing products, his pet application processes, and allowed us the details to study up on them. I asked questions and tried to really understand what we were getting in terms of turf product array and pet installation,” they said.

Water Wise Grass was founded in 2014 and is growing steadily. They pride themselves on being a very consultative company, educating consumers about the benefits of turf products. “The selling point for our customers is usually just the knowledge and experience we bring to the table,” Palmer told us. “Homeowners don’t always know what to look for. They might just like the color or how soft it is, but we make certain we provide them with the best product for their needs that will keep them enjoying their lawn for years to come. I treat every client like they’re family.”

Water Wise Grass is our August 2017 “Install of the Month” winner! Congratulations.

Install of the Month: Paradise Greens – Arizona

As the summer heatwave hits the United States, many desert landscape communities are switching to artificial turf. Over the past couple years, the primary driving factors for homeowners was the conservation of water and the aesthetic of a realistic, evergreen lawn. Now, the switch to artificial grass is being propelled by its propensity for being low maintenance, and pet-friendly.


Our July 2017 “Install of the Month” winner, Paradise Greens recently installed 13,000 square feet of Synthetic Grass Warehouse’s Everglade Spring Pro for a Phoenix resident, and also 1,800 square feet of True Putt in their backyard. Everglade Spring Pro allows for moderate to heavy traffic, and is pet-friendly with its perforated backing, allowing for urine and liquids to drain. For putting, True Putt features slit film polypropylene grass blades for fast green speeds.


“The clients were very focused on getting a turf product that was going to work for their 4 dogs,” Charlie Ferer, owner of Paradise Greens, said. “Since the dogs varied in size, we wanted to accommodate and find a product that was going to withstand that kind of traffic.” While their dogs ran around the yard, the father and son still wanted a place to practice their short game, so Paradise Greens sent out a designer to make it happen. “They wanted their green to have straight putt ability as well as a break, so we worked with them to create the perfect practice space,” Ferer explained.  


Paradise Greens was founded in 2005, and pride themselves in their 100% USA manufactured turf and quality customer service. Their installation crew has been together for over eleven years and has received many awards, including “Best Putting Green Designer”, as well as the “Super Service Award”. They are the certified installer for all Costco stores throughout Maricopa, as well as 22 Home Depot locations. The Paradise Greens installation portfolio also includes work with some big resorts throughout Arizona, including the Marriott Camelback Resort and Spa, the Hyatt Gainey Ranch, and The Phoenician.


Install of the Month: Arizona Luxury Lawns

The artificial turf industry has been hard at work refining artificial grass products to replicate the look and feel of natural grass. Our efforts have not gone unnoticed by homeowners throughout Paradise Valley, Arizona. In fact, many families continue to swap out their natural lawns for artificial grass to enhance the look of their yards.

Our June 2017 “Install of the Month” winner, Arizona Luxury Lawns & Greens, recently installed 1,100 square feet of Diamond Pro Spring and 500 square feet of True Putt in this Arizona backyard. Diamond Pro Spring is best used for moderate to heavy traffic areas, and uses field and lime green grass blades paired with a brown thatch layer for added realism. True Putt is a high quality putting green product that features high green speeds which allows your golf ball to react at PGA level.

The clients, a couple who entertain guests on a regular basis, wanted a yard to look inviting and alive even in the midst of the desert Arizona climate. “It is very hard to keep your lawn green here and it costs a lot of money,” Chris Harlien, owner of Arizona Luxury Lawns told us. “Most homeowners will give into the climate and just let the grass die, but with the turf products continuously getting more realistic, neighbors see what’s happening next door and want it for themselves.”

Harlien is very familiar with the neighborhood – the street consists of six homes and Arizona Luxury Lawns has installed artificial grass in all of them. “40% of our business comes from referrals, so we work very hard to ensure we’ve exceeded our client’s expectations on every project. We have a strict open door policy with our clients and we have over 300 five star reviews across multiple platforms because of it.”

Arizona Luxury Lawns was founded in 2007 when they saw that turf as a great option for Arizona’s desert environment. They are a 100% family owned and operated business who dedicates all their energy to their customers. “We live and die by our reputation and we know it speaks for itself,” says Harlien. They proudly hold the title of 6 time Angie’s List Super Service Winner, A+ rating in the Better Business Bureau, and the Best of Scottsdale Award for the last 3 years.