How Hospitals Can Set a Green Example for Communities

August 20th, 2014 by admin

Name a building in your community with a campus-sized expanse of land. Chances are it’s a public service building such as a hospital, courthouse, school or community center. As business leaders in your community, these types of campuses all set an example for other nearby companies. But how many of these locations feature green construction or environmentally friendly business practices?


Hospitals, for example, are a necessity wherever you live. However, why should they spend endless amounts of money on fancy landscaping when what you really want is better, faster and upgraded healthcare options? Therefore, the question arises: how can your local hospital set a good precedent for the rest of your community to take notice of and hopefully follow? Here are three notable green trendsetting options:

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Synthetic Turf as a Homeowner’s Association Benefit

July 25th, 2014 by admin

Homeowner’s associations, also known as community associations, are mandating the outward appearances of many neighborhood communities across the nation. Perhaps yours is one of them. If your front garden is being constantly scrutinized by the homeowner’s association, have you ever thought about how residential landscaping options would look in your area?

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Dealing With an Eyesore Yard

June 16th, 2014 by admin

There’s one in every neighborhood. You know what we are talking about—the embarrassing eyesore yard. It often boasts the bare dirt spots, the horrendous yellowed grass and the overgrown mini-jungle of weeds. This month, EnvyLawn wants to discuss what cause bad yards and how homeowners can help to remedy these types of situations.

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Why Summer is the Perfect Time for Artificial Turf Installations at Schools

May 22nd, 2014 by admin

The majority of synthetic turf news these days heavily revolves around schools, including both secondary education and college/university, where their playing fields are updated from traditional sod to a more resilient ground cover alternative, often referred to as artificial grass. Several of our social media posts this month include news of which schools, mostly located along the East Coast, have gathered up the resources and made arguments as to why a switch to non-natural grass will be most beneficial for the school and community at large.

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How Can Artificial Grass Benefit a Family?

May 9th, 2014 by admin

Within the past six months, EnvyLawn® has covered a wide variety of blog topics, from sporting turf and home landscaping value to drainage and environmental benefits. The core foundation of our market is homeowners and their families. We want to take some time today to honor those families and explain how our company can become a part of your family too!

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Get Creative With Your Artificial Grass!

April 30th, 2014 by admin

saveoncraftscollageEveryone can have a real looking synthetic grass lawn, but not everyone is creative with this water-conserving alternative ground cover. Join us as we go through the unconventional ways of incorporating faux grass into other areas of your life!

Indoor Putting Green
If your wife allows you to have an indoor putting green, you will be the envy of all of your chums. If torrential rains are common in your area and prohibit you from honing your stroke, turn your basement or any other spare room into an indoor putting green! Just make sure your ceilings are high enough to permit your long swings, unless you want to spend the next weekend applying plaster to your wall or ceiling dents.

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Which Sports Use Artificial Grass?

March 26th, 2014 by admin

How many sports can you think of which use grass as their main playing surface? Over the past year or so, Challenger Industries, or EnvyLawn, has provided numerous articles stressing the importance and benefits of synthetic grass. Today we are going to be analyzing the different sports that can benefit from using our sporting turfs.

If you had to name the number one field sport, chances are your answer is baseball, football or soccer.

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EnvyLawn’s Spring 2014 Home and Garden Trends

March 17th, 2014 by admin

Do not have time to make it to your local home and garden show? EnvyLawn has you covered. Let us present to you the Spring 2014 home and garden trends! Many of our recent consultations have been for homeowners wanting to transform their entire outdoor space. Below you will find the reasons why these trends will carry your chic backyard well into 2015.

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How Artificial Turf Assists with Drainage

March 7th, 2014 by admin

Do you know how artificial grass works? Artificial turf from back in the day is nothing compared to today’s varieties. If any of you personally handled the former turf varieties, it had a very thin layer of acrylic-like backing, and the fibers were fairly short and looked ribbon-like instead of grass-like. It is important to pay attention first to the backing, because it could easily clog due to the material the fibers were woven into as well as the no-slip covering on the back. Shift your focus now to the difference in grass blades or grass fibers. Today these fibers are being made from several different types of materials and even combinations of materials to serve two purposes: look more grass-like and to withstand the common aggressors of grass such as pets and sports.

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The Effects of Spring Training

February 25th, 2014 by admin

No matter where you are and how the weather systems have beaten up your area, this month begins several outdoor activities that are tough on lawns of all sizes. To sum up what Joe Dimaggio once said about baseball season’s opening day[1]: There is always excitement about opening day regardless of how many you watch or attend. The excitement is magical and gives you a swift kick because you think the best thing ever is going to happen similar to that of a child’s view of a birthday party or Christmas Day.

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