Fall Maintenance Tips For Your Synthetic Turf Lawn

These days Irvine residents are switching to artificial grass more than ever before due to turf’s extremely low-maintenance nature and evergreen aesthetic appeal. By having synthetic grass, there is no need for daily watering, weekly mowing, regular fertilizing, and other required lawn maintenance, which can be quite costly.  A synthetic grass yard is the easiest way to have a pristine lawn with virtually no effort because the artificial grass stays green all year round. However, some care is required in order to get the most out of your turf lawn. Especially in fall, when the leaves turn orange and start piling up on your beautiful grass, yes, it’s fun to jump into the pile of leaves, but when the leaves harden, they break into smaller pieces and make an even bigger mess.  Several quick steps can be taken to ensure that your artificial grass lawn is beautiful all season long.

Clearing Debris

An easy way to keep your artificial grass looking pristine is by regularly picking up large pieces of debris. We aren’t just talking about the leaves; this includes fallen tree bark. In the autumn, leaves turn color and fall. It is a beautiful sight until you see your yard is a mess. To clear the leaves and other debris away, use a rake to collect them together and remove them from your artificial grass. There are rakes made especially for synthetic turf, but any rake made of metal or bamboo works just fine. Using a push broom would also be an effective way of collecting and removing large debris from your lawn. We recommend staying away from a leaf blower for this process because while it does make the work faster and easier, it can disturb the infill. 


Over time, especially in areas where you have heavy foot traffic due to social events, roughhousing with the kids, or your pet rolling in the same spot, your artificial grass blades can become matted. This occurs more regularly in the fall due to rain and the falling of leaves. We recommend cross brushing your artificial turf every month or so to fluff up your grass fibers and maintain the upright position of each blade. It is highly recommended to always use a brush with synthetic bristles rather than metal bristles, as metal can damage the artificial grass fibers. By brushing your lawn regularly, you will not only be avoiding matting, but you will also extend the life of your synthetic turf product and cut down on the need for more extensive future maintenance. Your wallet will thank you.

Watering & Rinsing

Want to get your water bill lower? Another advantage of an artificial grass installation is the ability to eliminate watering.  Unlike real grass, artificial turf products remain evergreen and the perfect height no matter how much or how little water they receive. However, occasional rinse-downs are strongly recommended to clear away dust, debris, and pet waste.  Rainfall is nature’s way to clean synthetic grass during the winter and spring. But in autumn and in climates that don’t receive much rain, just a quick rinse with the garden hose will work.  You won’t need to turn on the sprinklers for an hour straight anymore; unless you, the kids, and your furry friend want to jump in and run around for fun.  Simply take a couple of minutes to hose down your turf, and your lawn will be sufficiently clear of dust and other particles. 

Any significant home investment requires some level of care and maintenance to preserve your investment’s value. The same goes for artificial grass – the maintenance is far less extensive than natural grass. Taking a bit of time to perform proper care this fall will extend your synthetic turf’s lifespan and keep your home looking as beautiful as possible.  Your neighbors will be envious of seeing your lawn every day staying green and upright all year round. Why not have a social event with food and chill beverages with all the money you will save?  To learn more about artificial grass products and how they would work for your Irvine home, give us a call at (888) 526-2289 today. We’re always happy to provide free installation estimates for any project.

Product Spotlight: Diamond Pro Fescue

Artificial grass is becoming an increasingly popular landscaping option for Irvine homes, playgrounds, schools, and other outdoor areas that see heavy foot traffic. There is nothing more embarrassing than having dead grass or clumps of patches of grass. Whether your outdoor space hosts numerous social events or endless playtime, its high durability and soft touch make it the perfect landscaping solution if you’re looking for an artificial grass product that can withstand moderate to heavy traffic, heat, and frost resistance while keeping an ultra-realistic appearance, consider Diamond Pro Fescue.  Best of all this artificial turf is eco-friendly with no harmful environmental effects.

Diamond Pro Fescue is specially engineered to replicate the look and feel of real grass. It’s composed of 1.875 inch-high grass blades that feature a mix of field green and olive green blade tones with brown thatch. These features give the synthetic grass a realistic appearance while their innovative 3D Curvy “W” fiber shapes provide enhanced durability and a soft touch that is safe for children and pets. Let’s be honest here, pets bring joy to any home, offering constant companionship and unconditional love. But, let’s not forget, your furry friend, can also wreak havoc on your Irvine home, especially in your backyard. The list starts from trekking muddy paws through the house to digging up holes everywhere, combining a dog and a natural grass lawn can be a messy business and costly. With artificial grass from OC Turf and Putting Greens, however, you can achieve a pristine and beautiful lawn year-round that will withstand whatever your pup tries to throw at it. Best of all this synthetic turf stays the same size all year round, as your furry friend will not. 

Which Artificial Turf Putting Green Product is Right for You?

Artificial turf putting greens have surged in popularity in Orange County. Synthetic grass putting greens provide endless hours of outdoor entertainment for your residential or commercial property. With the different options of putting green products available, how do determine the best choice for you? These are the three top-rated synthetic grass putting greens for residential and commercial properties in OC.

Nylon Putt

Perfect for any personal putting green or driving range, Nylon Putt features an extremely durable, textured nylon in a verde green color tone. The grass blades are designed to resemble a putting green in color and stimpmeter speed, while the 0.50 inch bladed height helps to achieve the natural appearance. With a face weight of 34 ounces and ½ inch pile height, the synthetic turf putting green surface is very customizable and will roll true to your desired speed. Nylon Putt is safe and non-toxic for children and pets. U.V. inhibitors are implemented during the manufacturing process, so your putting green will not fade.

Nylon Putt 2-Tone

Nylon Putt 2-Tone features strong, textured nylon material in a dual coloring of field and lime green. The synthetic putting green surface has a 0.50-inch pile height, and a 34-ounce face weight. The surface is built to withstand heavy traffic while maintaining the look and feel of a  natural grass putting green. No matter how many guests enjoy your synthetic turf putting green, it will look as new as the day it was installed. The artificial turf’s grass blades contain U.V. inhibitors, so your putting green will not fade.

True Putt

A beautiful, synthetic surface recommended for heavy traffic, True Putt is a great choice for any personal putting green, public or private course. The putting green features a 1-inch pile height and a 38-ounce face weight. Its polypropylene grass blades are perfectly manufactured for your golf ball to roll as true to real putting greens as possible. True Putt is a high-quality putting green that is designed to allow golf balls to react at PGA level course specifications. With grass blades manufactured with U.V. inhibitors, your putting green will maintain its field green color for years to come.

Putting Green Accessories

OC Turf can also turn your putting green into a golfer’s paradise with putting green accessories. We can supply plastic cups, sleeves, poles, and checkered flags so you can make your putting green as authentic as possible. Impress your guests with a putting green that rivals professional quality.

Professional Artificial Putting Green Installation

Now that you have the perfect artificial putting green options, you’ll need an expert installer. No matter what putting green design you dream up, OC Turf and Putting Greens can make it a reality. We’ve been the premier source for putting green installations in Orange County and Southern California since 2004. We’ll work with you from initial design to final clean-up to ensure that you receive the putting green of your dreams. All of our artificial grass putting green products are non-toxic, lead-free, and backed by an 8-year warranty. Paired with our 5-star customer service and installation quality, you’ll be happy you chose OC Turf & Putting Greens. Give us a call today at (888) 526-2289 to find out more about our products or to receive a free estimate for your next project.

How To Create a Custom Backyard Dog Kennel

Orange County residents are passionate about their dogs. Families with dogs love to spoil them and ensure they have the most comfortable environment to live and play in. Because of this, backyard dog kennels continue to grow in popularity. Artificial turf dog kennels are great investments for pet owners because they allow their four-legged family members space to run around and play without being under constant supervision. Pet owners can leave dogs alone guilt-free, knowing that their pets are getting much-needed fresh air and play time.  

Designated Space for Your Backyard Dog Kennel 

There are a few things to think about when creating your backyard dog kennel. The first thing you’ll need to consider is a designated area to build it in. The kennel can be as large as you’d like or it can be modest if you don’t have much space. There are many options when it comes to choosing the best fenced dog run for your backyard. Considering the size and breed as well as the space available in your yard will help you determine the kennel for your needs. 

Artificial Turf Products for Your Kennel

As the trusted source for artificial grass in Orange County and South Bay, we offer a specialized Pet Turf that is specifically engineered and tailored for dogs. With our “pet proof” turf, your backyard will have lush, green, realistic-looking and feeling lawn all year long. Both beautiful and durable, Pet Turf provides a stain-free environment that is safe for your dog as well as for the whole family. Dogs can run, play, and go to the bathroom on your synthetic turf just as they would with a normal grass lawn, but they’ll have a much harder time damaging it. Your pet will enjoy all the benefits that real grass has to offer while virtually eliminating all the hard work and labor required to maintain your lawn.

Pet Fresh would be a great added feature for your Pet Turf. Pet Fresh is an organic spray solution that removes the smell of pet urine as well as any other lingering odors in artificial turf. Rather than masking the smell with fragrances, Pet Fresh uses organic enzymes to neutralize odor-causing bacteria at the source. Pet Fresh is a non-toxic odor eliminator, so you and your pet can continue to use your lawn shortly after it’s been applied. 

Professional Artificial Grass Installation for Your Dog Kennel

Now that you’ve accomplished the initial steps, you’ll need an expert installer of synthetic grass for your kennel in Orange County. You can trust the professionals at OC Turf and Putting Greens. We’ve been the premier source for pet turf installation in OC since 2004. We’ve earned the trust of our customers by providing high-quality artificial grass installations and using the most advanced artificial turf products on the market. If you’d like to learn more about our pet turf products or get a free estimate for synthetic turf installation, give us a call today: (888) 526-2289. 

Make Your Home Eco-Friendly with Synthetic Grass

Many Orange County residents love artificial grass for its beautiful appearance and low maintenance requirements. Less work for better results is something that any homeowner wants from their home. But, did you know that switching to synthetic grass landscaping also makes your home more eco-friendly? When you choose OC Turf & Putting Greens, you’re benefiting yourself and your local environment.

Save Water

One of the biggest benefits of having artificial grass installed in your Orange County home is that you can significantly reduce your water usage. Since synthetic turf is made from polyethylene material, it doesn’t need to be watered daily in order to maintain its green hue. By drastically reducing this maintenance requirement, you’re also drastically reducing the amount of water that your home uses each year. This saves you hundreds of dollars on your water bill each year and conserves thousands of gallons of water—an especially important factor when living in drought-riddled Southern California.

Reduce Carbon Emissions

Since synthetic grass stays the same height and color all year long without maintenance, you can eliminate the landscaping associated with natural grass. There’s no need for mowing or trimming your lawn, and therefore there’s no need for gasoline-powered lawn tools. By eliminating this aspect of lawn maintenance, you can significantly cut your home’s carbon emissions and reduce your carbon footprint. This makes your home much more environmentally friendly without requiring you to sacrifice any conveniences.

Avoid Toxic Chemicals

Synthetic grass is completely non-toxic, making it safe for kids and pets. Not only that, but its synthetic nature means that it doesn’t require any toxic lawn chemicals such as fertilizer or pesticides in order to remain looking beautiful. This not only makes your backyard safer for little ones, but it also eliminates the chemical runoff associated with these products that contaminates the local water supply. By choosing to install artificial grass, you’re doing your part to protect local wildlife and preserve your local environment.

In an increasingly toxic world, it’s incredibly beneficial to be able to reduce our environmental impact where we can. By installing beautiful synthetic turf in your Orange County backyard, you can enjoy all the benefits that artificial grass has to offer while reducing your carbon footprint and conserving water each year. If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of synthetic turf or receive a free installation estimate for your property, call OC Turf & Putting Greens today at (888) 526-2289.

3 Commercial Uses for Artificial Turf

Artificial grass is gaining rapid popularity among Orange County homeowners due to its astounding curb appeal and drastically reduced maintenance requirements. But did you know that it’s an ideal landscaping solution for commercial properties as well? Its aesthetic appeal and low maintenance costs make it a smart investment for any business, especially these three industries.

Animal Facilities

Whether you run a dog kennel, veterinary office, or pet store, artificial grass is a top choice for dog-friendly landscaping. The synthetic blades are fade-resistant, so the ammonia in pet urine won’t affect the green color in the same way it kills natural grass. You can have perfectly even, always green grass rather than the brown, dead patches that are unavoidable with natural grass. It’s also extremely resistant to pull force, so your dogs can play, dig, and chew without you having to worry about grass blades strewn about or getting into your dogs’ system. 


Artificial turf’s durability also makes it a great solution for gyms and other athletic facilities. Whether indoor or outdoor, artificial grass is easy to maintain year-round. It can be installed with an eco-friendly foam underlayer that protects athletes’ joints from impact during workouts. It’s also easy to keep clean with an ultra-efficient drainage system and antimicrobial infill. If you want a sports field, training area, or landscape design that offers aesthetic value and functionality, you can’t go wrong with synthetic grass.

Office Buildings

Your office building’s exterior is every client’s first impression of you and your company. In order to impress everyone who visits your office, it’s important that you maintain pristine landscaping year-round. However, this can be difficult—and expensive—in the hot, dry climate of Orange County. By switching to synthetic grass landscaping, you can have even, healthy-looking grass that always remains at the perfect height. And since synthetic turf doesn’t need to be watered to maintain its color, you can drastically reduce your landscaping costs and reallocate those funds toward growing your business.

If you own or manage a commercial property in Orange County, OC Turf & Putting Greens can help you transform your outdoor space and leave all your guests and clients in awe. With dozens of market-leading turf products available and a reputation as the best artificial grass installer in OC, there’s no better choice. Give us a call at (888) 526-2289 to find out more and receive a free estimate for your commercial synthetic grass installation.

5 Amazing Custom Putting Green Design Inspirations

If you want to install a putting green in your residential or commercial property, you know that the options are virtually limitless. Artificial grass putting greens can be entirely customized to your available space and terrain, so the OC Turf & Putting Greens team can bring any dream you have to life. With so many possibilities, some clients don’t know where to start with designing their yard. If you’re in need of inspiration, here are some amazing custom putting greens that we hope will spark your creativity when dreaming up your synthetic turf landscape.

1. The Office Getaway

Do you want to be boss of the year? Installing a putting green outside your office building, like the one seen here, is guaranteed to be a hit with staff. Employees can relax and recharge after work or during lunch by enjoying some casual golf practice. Encourage team bonding and make it easier for staff to get to know each other by incorporating interactive landscaping elements with a custom putting green. Since all of our putting greens are made with synthetic grass, they never need to be mowed, fertilized, or otherwise maintained the same way that a natural grass putting green would. This helps you cut down on landscaping expenses, allowing you to dedicate more time and money to growing your business.

2. The Side Yard

If you think you don’t have enough backyard space for a putting green, think again. Since synthetic grass putting greens are entirely customizable, they can be incorporated into even the smallest and most awkwardly-shaped spaces. If you have a narrow side yard that is otherwise unusable, turn it into a putting paradise with the help of OC Turf & Putting Greens. 

3. The Backyard That Has Everything

This homeowner wanted a little bit of everything, and you can have it all too! Custom putting greens can be shaped around any pools, basketball courts, driveways, or other backyard features to give you an outdoor space filled with tons of options for endless fun. Artificial grass landscaping pairs beautifully with hardscaping, so you can use the juxtaposition of both to create stunning stone pathways, latticed driveway designs, sports fields, basketball courts, pool decks, and more.

4. The Level Up

Hilly terrain, terraced yards, and other landscaping challenges are no match for OC Turf & Putting Greens. We can take any uneven, unusable terrain and transform it into a tiered putting green complete with contours and bunkers. Surround the area with stone work, flowers, and other landscape design elements to make your previously unusable space into an intentional, well-designed, functional space for the whole family to enjoy.

5. The Secret Garden

If you love to practice your short game, but you don’t like the appearance of a putting green in your backyard, turn it into a secret oasis like the homeowner above. Disguising your putting green under the protection of a gazebo, canopy, or other structure will not only enhance the appearance of your backyard, but it will also protect your putting green from the elements and allow you to putt in the comfort of the shade. Drape your covering in ivy, flowers, and other greenery to create a secret garden that will amaze all of your family, friends, and guests.

No matter what putting green design you dream up, OC Turf & Putting Greens can help make it a reality. We’ll work with you from initial design to final clean-up to ensure that you receive the putting green of your dreams. We offer a variety of market-leading artificial grass products engineered specifically to replicate the look and feel of authentic bentgrass. Paired with our 5-star customer service and installation quality, you’ll be happy you chose OC Turf. Give us a call today at (888) 526-2289 to find out more about our services or to receive a free estimate for your next project.

The Perfect Summer Activities for Synthetic Turf

At OC Turf and Putting Greens, we hear all the time how much homeowners love the appearance of artificial grass. Having a vibrant green lawn year-round with virtually no maintenance sounds too good to be true, but our customers know that it’s achievable with help from OC Turf. However, what many people don’t initially realize is that artificial grass is great for outdoor activities, offering you better durability and versatility than natural grass or hardscapes. Here are just a few of the ways that you can enjoy your synthetic turf landscaping this summer.

Enjoy Water Activities

One of the biggest benefits of having artificial grass in the summer is its highly efficient drainage capabilities. We install all of our synthetic turf products with a drainage underlayer that allows it to flush away water at a rate of more than 30 inches per hour per square yard. So, enjoy your water balloons, Super Soakers, Slip ‘n’ Slides, and sprinkler runs. No matter what water activities you want to use to cool down during a hot summer day, you can rest assured that your lawn will remain perfectly green and dry quickly with synthetic turf landscaping. There’s no need to worry about broken grass blades getting tracked in the house, mud patches ruining clothing, or surface flooding killing your lawn.

Practice Your Putting Game

If your ideal summer day includes practicing some leisurely golf from the comfort of your own backyard, synthetic turf is perfect for your home. Our custom artificial grass putting greens replicate the look and feel of real bentgrass, giving you an authentic, PGA-level practice session. No matter how big, small, or awkwardly-shaped your yard space is, custom artificial grass putting greens can be incorporated into any available outdoor landscaping. Best of all, you never need to worry about mowing your putting green to keep it in top shape. Synthetic grass never grows, fades, or dies, so your putting green will always perform to the same standard as the day it was installed. 

Relax Poolside

What better way is there to cool off during summer than by taking a dip in the pool? Whether you want to enjoy nonstop cannonballs or relaxed poolside lounging, synthetic grass is perfect for your pool deck. Its impressive drainage rates keep it dry and more sanitary, and the traction that turf offers over hardscapes makes it safer for running and playing. We also offer TigerCool artificial turf products, which have innovative heat-reflective technology that allows it to stay up to 15 percent cooler than other synthetic grass products. Where hardscapes such as brick and stone can become dangerously hot during peak temperatures, synthetic grass stays cool and comfortable for poolside lounging.

If you’re ready to amp up your summer with synthetic grass, call OC Turf & Putting Greens today. We offer more than a dozen varieties of artificial grass and market-leading installation supplies that guarantee you the best lawn on the block. We never cut corners, offering nothing but 5-star service to our Southern California neighbors time and time again. To find out more about our synthetic turf installation services or to receive a free estimate, give us a call today at (888) 526-2289.

Start Your Summer Right with an Artificial Grass Pool Deck

With the summer quickly approaching and all the kids at home, having a backyard swimming pool for the family to enjoy is a saving grace. Whether you’re installing a new in-ground pool in your Laguna Niguel home or are just looking for a way to elevate the appearance of an existing one, artificial grass pool decking is a popular solution due to its aesthetic appeal and low-maintenance durability.

Don’t Worry About Maintenance

One of the biggest reasons that homeowners are switching to artificial grass is because of the extremely low maintenance requirements. Whereas natural grass requires daily watering, weekly mowing, and regular fertilizing or re-sodding, artificial grass allows you to eliminate all of these hassles. Don’t worry about using gas-powered tools or toxic chemicals too close to your pool water ever again! Synthetic turf is made of a polyethylene material that remains vibrantly green and the perfect height all year long without landscapers. Simply rinse down your grass every once in a while to remove dust or debris, and you’re good to go! And since turf grass can’t turn brown, your kids running around the pool is no longer a landscaping nightmare. Let your kids and pets run free while you stay worry-free with an artificial grass pool deck.

No Broken Blades or Flooding

Having natural grass too close to your backyard pool can be a nightmare, with kids tracking wet grass blades and mud into the house after they’re done playing. With synthetic turf, however, this is a worry of the past. Our artificial grass products are highly durable and resistant to pull force, so you won’t find any broken blades in the house or the pool. Synthetic turf also eliminates the need for soil, rather using infill as a blade filler, so there’ll be no more muddy feet or paws. Artificial grass is installed with an ultra-efficient drainage system as well, so you’ll never experience the surface flooding that you’re likely familiar with if you have natural grass around your pool. Our synthetic turf drains at a rate of more than 30 inches per hour per square yard, so no amount of splashing or cannonballing is too much for turf to handle. Your kids’ outdoor playtime doesn’t have to be messy when you switch to a synthetic turf pool deck for your Laguna Niguel home.

Enjoy Enhanced Safety & Comfort

Other popular pool deck surfaces, such as brick or concrete, have their own set of flaws. They can be extremely hot to the touch during the summer, and they become slick, dangerous slipping hazards when wet. Artificial grass, however, provides enhanced safety and comfort over these alternatives while eliminating the hassles associated with a natural grass pool deck. Synthetic turf products are naturally cooler on bare feet than stone options, and we even offer TigerCool turf products that are created with UV-inhibiting technology. This technology allows TigerCool products to stay up to 15% cooler than other synthetic turf varieties, so your pool deck is noticeably cooler and more comfortable underfoot. The traction provided by synthetic grass also makes the pool deck area safer than hardscapes, so you can rest assured that your kids are better protected when they ignore your command to stop running near the pool.

If you want to start your summer right with a Laguna Niguel backyard unlike any other, call OC Turf & Putting Greens. Our artificial grass products will transform the look of your backyard and enhance your property value while lowering your routine maintenance. The vibrant greenery of synthetic turf will perfectly complement the appearance of your backyard swimming pool and provide a safe and comfortable place for the kids to play all summer long. To learn more about our artificial grass products or to receive a free installation estimate, give us a call today at (888) 526-2289.

Product Spotlight: Pet Turf

Pets bring joy to any home, offering constant companionship and unconditional love. However, they can also wreak havoc on your Laguna Niguel home from time to time, especially in your backyard. From trekking muddy paws through the house to digging up holes everywhere, combining a dog and a natural grass lawn can be messy business. With Pet Turf artificial grass from OC Turf and Putting Greens, however, you can achieve a pristine and beautiful lawn year-round that will withstand whatever your pup tries to throw at it.

TigerTurf Pet Turf is specifically designed to replicate the look and feel of real grass. It’s composed of 1.0 inch-high grass blades that are a mix of field and lime green color tones with brown thatch. These features give the artificial grass a realistic appearance while its curvy 3D “W” fiber blade shape provides enhanced durability. It features a functional 60-ounce face weight that allows it to withstand high foot traffic and all kinds of pet roughhousing. This makes it the perfect landscaping solution for residential and commercial properties who want a landscaping solution that will remain beautiful no matter what your four-legged friends try to do to it.

Pet Turf is an extremely hard-wearing and low-maintenance landscaping solution. It has a uniquely formulated polyurethane coated backing where each grass blade is triple reinforced through tuft bind technology. This makes it extremely durable and resistant to pull force, so you can let your pup play all day without worry. The backing is also perforated for easy drainage, with a drain rate of more than 30 inches of liquid per hour per square yard. Pet Turf is heat and frost resistant, and it’s also UV stabilized so it will resist sun fading for years to come. Enjoy a beautiful new artificial grass yard without worrying about wear and tear from your pets with the help of OC Turf & Putting Greens.

If you’re ready to revamp your Laguna Niguel outdoor space in a way that’s functional for you and your furry friends, talk to OC Turf & Putting Greens about Pet Turf. In fact, we’re so confident in its ability to last, we even provide an unmatched 15-year manufacturer warranty on all Pet Turf installations. If Pet Turf doesn’t sound like the right fit for your project, one of our expert team members would be more than happy to match you with the perfect artificial grass product for your needs. Contact us today at (888) 526-2289 to get started and achieve the backyard of your dreams!