Playground Turf for All

It’s a beautiful, sunny day and your kids are having a playdate with some friends in the backyard. They’re all sitting together in a circle, and your daughter is walking around patting her friends’ heads. “Duck, duck, goose!” They run around the circle with friends chasing behind. Oh no! Your little girl tripped. Luckily, she gets up and proudly yells, “I’m okay!”

Safety First!

Safety is always a priority. Synthetic turf provides soft padding to protect children against impact and injuries. No matter how many times the kids trip over their own feet or jump off the swing set, they’ll be safe.

Clean and Hygienic

Artificial turf is made to last and drains quickly. It means no stray grass blades come up from the seams and there’s no mud from the rain! Synthetic grass is non-toxic, certified lead-free, allergen-free, and insect-free. When the kids come in for dinner, there’ll be no stains on their clothes, and they’ll stay clean! Maybe a little sweaty, but nothing more. It makes your life a little easier.

Artificial lawns always look flawless because the greenery never fades and requires very little maintenance. But those are just the added perks of artificial turf. The safety and cleanliness of it make parents happy and keeps the kids outside.

Other parents are astonished about all of the benefits of synthetic turf for their backyard and playground. It sounds too good to be true, but we’re here to prove that it’s perfect for any family. Give OC Turf and Putting Greens a call today for more information at (888) 526-2289.

Trick-Or-Treat Foot Traffic on Turf

If the most durable artificial turf can endure athletes running around and tackling each other, even the “weakest” synthetic lawn could handle a herd of Trick-or-Treaters for one night. According to the Synthetic Turf Council, we are in the third generation of artificial grass, and it’s the most durable, yet softest generation to date! Here’s how the third generation synthetic grass can be so strong!

The Backing

Synthetic grass blades are tufted into a polyurethane backing that keeps the fibers intact. The best backing can resist thousands of pounds of resistance per square inch. There are two layers to the backing: the primary backing, where the turf is looped through, and the coating, where the tuft bind is glued and locked in. Tuft bind refers to the force, measured in pounds, that is required to pull a tuft from the backing. Ideally, tuft bind can handle 10+ pounds or more of force to remove the monofilament from the backing.

The Synthetic Grass Blades

Each artificial grass blade is designed to handle large amounts of foot traffic, but some products are stronger than others. A product’s face weight is how one can determine how durable the product is. Face weight refers to the weight of fibers within the product, not including backing weight. Typically, the heavier it is, the stronger it is and usually means higher cost as well.

Additionally, different products and series of synthetic turf have different grass blade shapes, which vary in strength as well. Here at OC Turf and Putting Greens, our products feature one of three configurations. Our Marquee Series features a Diamond Delustered Fiber shape; it’s soft yet sturdy enough for a moderate level of foot traffic. The Omega Fiber is featured in our Pet Turf and Everglade Series; it’s soft, durable, and can endure light to heavy traffic, depending on the specific product in the series. Lastly, the Diamond Series features a 3D Curvy “W” fiber, made to withstand large amounts of pressure because it has multiple support points for added durability and a “memory” effect. It’s great for moderate to heavy traffic, depending on the specific product.

So have no fear this season! Synthetic grass can endure hundreds of feet stomping across the yard this Halloween (and for many Halloweens after). If you have any questions about your synthetic lawn’s durability or want to install artificial turf for your property, give us a call at (888) 526-2289.

National Dog Week & Pet Turf

In honor of National Dog Week, we’re highlighting why pet turf is the best landscape alternative for your dogs and other pets. We don’t discriminate against cats, rabbits, hamsters…we can all enjoy the turf!

Synthetic grass is the perfect, pet-safe lawn alternative to the patchy-brown and muddy lawn in your backyard. It prevents digging, muddy paws, lawn stains, and discoloration. We promise that your turf will look and feel just like natural grass as well as provide a soft surface for dogs to lay on.

Our Pet Turf is designed with all types and sizes of pets in mind. It is perfect for moderate to heavy traffic at a 1-inch pile height and can drain 28 inches of rain per hour per square yard. Each grass blade of this product are UV-stabilized preventing fading, flame-resistant, non-water-soluble, lead-free, and 100% non-toxic. Solid waste is easy to remove and rinse off.

Installed under the pet turf is typically our drain core, which helps maximize drainage of rain, pet urination, or other liquids. It’s ½ inches of flexible and durable polyethylene that can be laid over normal in-ground installations or even concrete or flooring. This is meant to save our clients money and allow our installers to finish the project quicker.

With pet turf installations comes the need for Zeolite Max, our all natural artificial turf deodorizer. This non-toxic, biodegradable, and organic infill can mix with other infill solutions to help eliminate urine odor as well as cool the synthetic grass fibers. It absorbs bacteria and neutralizes ammonia odors. It’s a one-time application on top of the installation in between the grass fibers.

Envirofill, also known as Durafill, is the latest and greatest infill product technology. It’s non-toxic, non-absorbent, and eco-friendly. Envirofill is Microban antimicrobial infused in order to prevent bacteria growth. This infill is dense and heavy, so it will stay in the turf blades rather than bouncing and moving around.

Our last pet turf product is turf fresh/pet fresh, a liquid solution that helps fight odors and keep your lawn fresh and clean! Like all of our products, it’s environmentally friendly and non-toxic. Pet fresh is a concentrated, organic spray that can be used as needed.

You only want the best for your fur babies. That’s why OC Turf and Putting Greens only offers the best quality pet turf and supplies for your beloved dogs. We have everything you could possibly need to make sure your pets have the best time outside while keeping your yard flawless. Give us a call today at (888) 526-2289 and let’s get started on your perfect pet turf installation!

Product Spotlight: Everglade Spring

Everglade Spring is one of our most popular residential synthetic grass products but is also great for commercial properties. The Everglade series is designed to look and feel like natural grass and will fit beautifully into any environment as a lawn alternative.

Made with the latest tuft bind technology, Everglade Spring is built to endure a moderate amount of traffic and each grass blade has protective UV inhibitors to prevent fading. It has a dual coloring of field green and lime green with a pile height of about 1.625 inches to make the product look more realistic and natural.

In any type of installation environment, Everglade Spring is guaranteed to be safe, fun, and durable for both kids and pets. It has a drainage rate of 28 inches of rain per hour per square yard and is not water soluble. Additionally, this product is heat and frost resistant and has no harmful environmental effects.

Like all our synthetic turf products, Everglade Spring is backed by a 15 Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty from Synthetic Grass Warehouse. Think Everglade Spring is the best choice for your artificial turf installation? Give us a call today at (888) 526-2289 and let’s talk about how we can start your path to a perfect lawn!