I am a popular home appliance. You might think I am noisy. Some like the smell of my work after I finish, while others do this thing called sneezing. I myself am powered by this wonderful drink called gasoline. This salve, named oil, also keeps me running smoothly. I have heard of my relatives being lazy and powered by their owners or so charged up in their batteries by bolts of electricity.
Lately, a lot of my buddies and relatives have been sitting on the shelves of the local home improvement stores. I keep waiting to hear about the type of grass my cousin or nephew gets to work on, but I have not heard from them in almost six months. I guess that is due to their owners changing things up in their yards.
See we thrive on the luscious long blades of sod. Our engines roar with horse power, and our sharp blades splice the grass to keep it looking manicured and fresh. We love the challenge of twigs, leaves and even those nasty tasting things called weeds.
Last I heard from my cousin Troy-Bilt®, his owners dug up their sod and laid down this stuff similar to grass, but he said this stuff did not have any roots. He also said his owners quit watering the grass-like material two weeks ago, and it still remained as green as when it arrived and even the same length! How could this be?
My nephew, John Deere, said his owners were thinking about putting down a large golf course for practicing. He operates on a large scale and various cutting levels including super short, so why on this green and blue earth would they quit using him and use someone else? I cannot think of any of my friends and family that can work on as large of a lawn of his in a more efficient way.
What is this artificial turf or synthetic grass my family is talking about?
After asking around my tool shed and my repair shop, I found out a few things about this mystery grass. I am now officially scared for my life. I may not have a job if my owners decide to install artificial grass.
My research was mostly done with EnvyLawn®. I read this company is part of a network of world renowned manufacturer, Challenger Industries , who also has an affiliate, DURAPlay®. They each distribute various lawn types including:
- Sports including tennis, golf and multi-purpose fields
- Landscaping varieties for different climates and design aesthetics
- Pet-friendly turf
If this is true, then all of my buddies and family are at risk of losing our jobs. I have never heard of such an inventive invasion before!
What surprised me is that this company, EnvyLawn®, has been in business for 30 years and offers services nearly nationwide as well as to Canadian communities, Spain, France, UK and Germany! How is it that we have not seen their products up close? Do I understand correctly that they do not need us to cut the soft, grass-like blades?
I sure hope my owner’s tablet does not have EnvyLawn on their browser window because otherwise, they just signed my death sentence since this drought is making them think twice about watering their lawns. I already have slowed down my athletic activity for the year now that it is getting cooler.
If you do not hear from me come spring, then it is quite possible I have retired, meaning my owners did find that gosh-darned website and installed EnvyLawn® into their yard. In that case, I say it has been a pleasure working with you through pleasing some and irritating others with my noise, smells and gas-guzzling motor.
EnvyLawn®, subsidiary of Challenger Industries Inc., engineers and distributes artificial turf surfaces throughout the United States and some international countries. Boasting 100% lead-free, American-made materials, EnvyLawn® is environmentally conscious and safe for your family and pets. If you have any questions about our products, please call 1.800.334.8873 or use our contact form.