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?
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.
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.
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!
Everyone 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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
Children everywhere love playtime. If you asked a child what their favorite period at school was, an overwhelming majority would say recess. But what makes their time spent in the playground so fun for them? Is it the fresh air? The exciting games they play? The types of playground equipment they interact with? Regardless of the answer, most playgrounds worldwide are covered with sand. Increasingly, newly installed play areas feature more eco-friendly surfaces such as rubber mats, rubber mulch and even artificial grass. Why do you think new playground constructions are making the switch from sand to a different ground covering?