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You Can Have Artificial Grass, Even If You Have Pets

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

If you have decided not to replace your lawn with artificial grass simply because you have pets, you may want to reconsider that decision. New materials have made artificial lawns possible in almost any situation, including households with pets. Even pet owners can enjoy the look of real grass, with the easy maintenance that comes with artificial grass. Phoenix is an ideal region for a synthetic lawn: it reduces water usage, eliminates maintenance, and stays green year-round.

Phoenix artificial grass has many benefits for pet owners. Your lawn has insects, soil bacteria, mold, fungus, and other particles that your pet tracks into your home. Muddy paws and dirty coats are also unavoidable when you have a natural lawn. These problems can be eliminated with synthetic grass. Phoenix residents will also benefit from the easy maintenance: no more watering, weeding, or mowing!

If you are concerned about pet waste, you don’t have to think about it any more. Liquid waste soaks through just like rainwater, and solid waste is removed just like on real grass. Artificial grass can be easily cleaned with a garden hose as well.

Phoenix artificial grass has other benefits for pet owners: you will not have yellow spots from pet urine, and animals also cannot dig holes in the lawn. Phoenix artificial grass provides a safe, clean outdoor area for your pets and a convenient, beautiful lawn for you.

Thinking About Artificial Grass? Think Quality.

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Many countries (like China) still manufacture inferior quality artificial grasses and sell them to US companies at cut-rate prices.  So, consumers think they’re getting a fantastic deal when, in fact, they’re being taken advantage of.  Cheaper, imported grasses may seem like a smart choice but the quality is absolutely awful.  These grasses look fake, smell terrible and don’t hold up for very long.

Poor quality grass is usually made from substandard yarns which give the grass a shiny, plastic look.  Bottom line, they look fake.  And this cheaper yarn makes the grass smell like a tire factory; especially when it gets heated up by the sun.  When you opt for superior quality artificial grass, it has a lovely matte, natural look to it.  It looks very much like real grass.  Most people have a hard time determining if it’s artificial until they get very close to the blades.  And good quality artificial grass smells great!

Another problem with lower quality grass is that it may can contain lead; especially if it comes from a country without EPA lead restrictions.  These cheap products also tend to have drainage issues which can make pet odors and stains a real problem.  And they don’t last nearly as long as better quality grasses.  So, when you’re in the market for artificial grass, remember the old saying “you get what you pay for.”  Then, choose quality.

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Artificial Grass – Arizona is Loving It

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Water conservation is always a big concern and nowhere is that more important than in Arizona where rainfall averages less than 13 inches per year.  Luckily, Arizonans have an easy option for saving this precious resource and it’s one they really love – artificial grass.

In Arizona, more and more homeowner’s and business owners are replacing water wasting lawns with artificial grass.  It truly is “cropping” up everywhere – school playgrounds, sports fields and recess areas; building landscaping; day care center play areas; pet kennels and dog runs; and, of course, front and back yards.  As we become increasingly “planet conscious” as a society, we’re finding lots of new ways to use artificial grass to save water.

Artificial grass is replacing real grass in larger and larger numbers because it doesn’t need to be watered.  With the average American home using roughly 50% of its water for landscape applications, it’s also a great way to reduce your water bill.  And with 8 billion gallons of water going toward outdoor uses each year, it’s easy to see that we waste a lot of water.  Artificial grass requires no water at all, so it’s a great choice for planet-conscious consumers.  And unlike some other water-saving methods, artificial grass is easy to install and is usually finished in just a few days.  Although there is an initial investment, the long-term benefits far outweigh the investment.

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Changing Your Mind About Artificial Grass

Friday, September 17th, 2010

It’s tough to grow grass in Arizona and throughout the desert Southwest. Super high temperatures, minimal rainfall and poor soil quality combine to make it hard to grow grass. In fact, it’s hard to get anything to thrive under a relentless, wilting sun with little water and caliche soil. That’s why there’s no better choice than artificial grass. Arizona’s desert climates can be punishing on even the most rugged grasses.

The term “artificial grass” is not one that’s typically met with fond memories. The truth is it can cause Arizonans to run for the hills as they bring to mind images if scary neon green, plastic grass that blisters your toes when you walk on it. Or smelly, stained areas of green plastic that served as grass in a parent’s or grandparent’s yard. The artificial grass of yesteryear was not a pretty sight and it’s left a quite a legacy. But today’s artificial grass is not only natural looking, it’s completely pet-friendly, odor free and soft to walk on. It’s definitely not your grandma’s artificial grass!

Instead of hard, harsh plastic, today’s grasses have a very natural look and feel. In fact, until you get right down and touch it, you wouldn’t even know it was synthetic. And rather than accumulating pet odors over time, modern artificial grass drains well and does not trap odors: ensuring years of fun for you and your pet.

As with any product, there are plenty of cheap, low-quality artificial grasses available on the market. But if you opt for one of today’s high-quality artificial grass options, you will be pleased and amazed at what your “fake” lawn will look like.

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Maricopa County Home & Garden Show August 2010

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

When:
August 6, 2010, Friday, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
August 7, 2010, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
August 8, 2010, Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where:
University of Phoenix Stadium
Arizona Luxury Lawns & Greens
Booth #519 & 620

Special Offer:
• Get Print Coupon for Artificial Grass Special – Get 50 square feet FREE!* (min. purchase of 350 sq. ft required).
• Must present coupon at time of purchase.
• Offer valid only from 8/6 thru 8/8.

Attend the Maricopa County Home & Garden Show this August 6, 7, 8, 2010 – University of Phoenix Stadium for one-stop home improvement shopping at Arizona Luxury Lawns & Greens, Booth #519 & 620 or visit our website to get Print Coupon http://www.azluxurylawns.com

The Trend Toward Residential Artificial Grass

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

In the early days of synthetic grass, residential customers often turned their noses at the sight of a fake lawn. And who could blame them? Back then, artificial grass products looked were very shiny which gave away the face that they were not real. It used to be very easy to pick out homes that had residential artificial grass. But these days, the quality of synthetic grass products has improved dramatically; making it tough to figure out which lawns are real and which lawns are not.

It’s not easy to have a beautiful real lawn. More and more people are turning to residential artificial grass because of the difficulty of growing grass in certain areas. Yards that get a lot of shade do not lend themselves to a nice green lawn. If you live in an area with harsh summers, like Arizona or Nevada, it can be equally difficult to get a lawn to thrive. Relentless summer sun can very easily burn even the healthiest of lawns. Artificial grass is perfect in areas with these kinds of weather conditions.

Now, more than ever, people are searching for ways to save time, and installing residential artificial grass is a fantastic way to save yourself a bunch of time. Real lawns require a good bit of maintenance including weekly mowing and edging, constant weed pulling, fertilizing to keep it green, aerating it to ensure it’s getting plenty of oxygen and, of course, treating with chemicals for a wide variety of pests. Synthetic grass requires none of this maintenance and upkeep so the time savings is substantial. It’s as low-maintenance as a lawn can be and is still going to look gorgeous all year long.

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Go Green with Artificial Grass

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

These days, artificial grass not only looks realistic and natural, but is also extremely green – visually and environmentally. Many people are interested in doing their part to help the environment. If you’re one of them, a synthetic lawn is a fantastic choice.

Synthetic Grass Reduces Pollution
Roughly 54 million people mow their lawns every week; using 800 million gallons of gas each year. A 2001 study conducted by Sweden Stockholm University revealed that one hour’s worth of mowing resulted in the same amount of smog-forming emissions as driving a car 93 miles. And we know that more than 5 percent of all urban air pollution comes from gas-powered lawn mowers. Synthetic grass is an excellent and green alternative because it requires no mowing, edging or maintenance other than an occasional sweep to remove surface dust.

Synthetic Lawns Save Water
The biggest environmental impact of synthetic grass is the water it saves, especially in the desert Southwest where drought conditions can be severe. With the average American lawn guzzling down 21,600 gallons of water per year, it’s easy to see how artificial grass, which requires zero water, makes a huge impact in this area.

If you want to do more to positively impact the planet, artificial grass can help. Whether you’re considering artificial grass for your home or business, you’ll be doing your part to go green…and the planet will thank you for it.

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Top Three Reasons to Install Artificial Grass

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

There are many advantages to choosing synthetic grass over real grass. Here’s a look at the top three reasons.

Artificial Grass Costs Less over Time
An artificial lawn costs a little more up front, but will save you a lot of money over time. It costs about $200 worth of water per year to keep a 500 square foot lawn alive. In addition to this annual savings you also save on monthly maintenance which can run another $500-600 a year. A synthetic lawn requires no water, maintenance or chemicals. So it saves you hundreds of dollars every year and potentially hours and hours of your precious time.

Synthetic Lawns Look Like the Real Thing
In the past, artificial grass often looked unnatural and felt like plastic. But thanks to manufacturing advances, today’s synthetic grasses look and feel like the real thing. But beware, many companies cut corners by using inferior grass products that look fake. It’s important to choose an installation company that uses only the highest quality products.

Synthetic Lawns Beat Heat and Drought
It’s hard to keep real lawns lush and green, especially in the heat and drought of summer. An artificial lawn stays perfectly green and beautiful all year long. In high-heat areas such Arizona, artificial grass is a great way to keep your yard and home looking beautiful year-round. And today’s synthetic grasses will not melt or otherwise be damaged – even in extreme desert temperatures.

Artificial Grass Really is Green

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Today’s artificial grass not only looks beautiful, realistic and natural, but is also environmentally friendly. If you’re interested in going “green,” an artificial lawn can help you do it.

Synthetic Lawns Save Water
Water is our most important and precious natural resource, and in desert climates like Arizona and Nevada, drought conditions make it necessary to conserve as much water as possible. The biggest environmental impact of synthetic grass is the water it saves. With the average American lawn guzzling down 21,600 gallons of water per year, it’s easy to see how artificial grass, which requires zero water, makes a huge impact in this area.

Artificial Grass Reduces Chemicals in Drinking Water
American homeowners use about 3 million metric tons of synthetic lawn fertilizer every year. In order to manufacture enough fertilizer, we use 11.8 million barrels of oil annually. Americans also use about 70 million pounds of pesticides and herbicides on their lawns every year. These synthetic fertilizers and pesticides can pollute groundwater and send phosphates and nitrates into lakes and streams; especially when grass clippings are not properly disposed of. The U.S. Geological Survey conducted a study that found very low levels of pesticides in at least half of the wells it tested. Artificial grass does not require any fertilizers or pesticides to keep it green and lovely year-round.

Synthetic Grass Reduces Pollution
More than 5 percent of urban air pollution comes from gas-powered lawn mowers. With approximately 54 million people mowing their lawns each week, we burn through 800 million gallons of gas each year. Sweden Stockholm University conducted a study in 2001 that showed that one hour’s worth of mowing resulted in the same amount of smog-forming emissions as driving a car 93 miles. Wow! Synthetic grass requires no mowing, edging or maintenance other than an occasional brooming off.

Whether you’re considering artificial grass for your home or business, you’ll be doing your part to take care of our environment. Artificial grass helps you go “green” in lots of ways.

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The Top Three Advantages of Artificial Grass

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

There are many excellent reasons to choose an artificial lawn over a real lawn. Here’s a look at the top three advantages.

Synthetic Lawns Look Natural
In the past, artificial grass had an unnatural and unappealing look and felt like plastic. Thankfully, advances in manufacturing have changed the look and even the feel of today’s synthetic grass. Most people cannot tell that a good synthetic lawn isn’t real. Some companies, however, still use inferior products that look fake, so be sure to choose an installation company that uses only the highest quality products to ensure your lawn looks fantastic.

Artificial Grass Costs Less over Time
Although an artificial lawn costs a little more up front, it will save you a lot of money over time. The first way you save is on your water bill. It costs roughly $200 per year to keep a 500 square foot lawn alive. Add to that the monthly maintenance fee to keep a real lawn looking good, and you’re looking at another $500-600 a year. Even if you maintain your lawn yourself, you still have to spend your valuable time and buy pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals. A synthetic lawn, on the other hand, requires no water or chemicals whatsoever. And the only upkeep it requires is a quick sweep every once in a while. So, synthetic grass saves you hundreds of dollars every year and potentially hours and hours of precious time.

Synthetic Lawns Beat Heat and Drought
Hot summers can take a tremendous toll on real grass; leaving you with brown or yellow areas, bare patches or, in some cases, no grass at all. An artificial lawn stays perfectly green and beautiful all year long. In high-heat areas such as Nevada and Arizona, artificial grass is an especially great way to ensure a “picture-perfect” look. And today’s synthetic grasses will not melt or otherwise be damaged – even in extreme desert temperatures.

If you’re considering a synthetic lawn be sure to keep these three excellent advantages in mind.

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