What Type of Artificial Turf Infill is Right for Me?

When envisioning your dream artificial grass project, you must also be considering the type of infill that you will select. Infills are particularly important for synthetic grass since they improve the resilience of the artificial turf and keep its individual blades standing upright. Here’s a brief explanation of the different types of synthetic grass infills that you may end up using for your next landscaping project. 

Silica Sand

Silica sand is one of the most common choices for infill. It’s made out of small granules of quartz that have been broken down. Silica sand is popular among customers because it serves as an affordable option compared to the other types of infills. It’s typically used for putting greens and areas with less frequent foot traffic and use. When it is distributed properly, silica sand can help keep the artificial grass blades upright and prevent puddles from forming on the surface.


Zeofill’s ability to capture and neutralize chemicals makes it ideal for artificial turf that is particularly used around dog kennels or in the homes of pet owners. This infill has various properties that help reduce odors and smells like pet urine. On the other hand, Zeofill is also ideal for places that see frequent amounts of rain since it naturally restores itself from rainwater.  


Envirofill is a pet and children-friendly infill that is made of silica sand with an antimicrobial coating. Envirofill is generally safe because it is non-toxic and bacteria-free. Because it is anti-germ, Envirofill acts as a suitable infill solution for artificial turf where children and pets play. Its popularity with property owners also stems from its green color that allows it to blend naturally with artificial grass. 

No matter what type of infill you end up choosing, OC Turf & Putting Greens will help make your dream project a reality. Our impeccable artificial turf installations for the Laguna Niguel and Irvine communities have made us a trusted source in the industry for years. As part of our customer-first philosophy, our team of turf experts will offer you educated recommendations for any of your landscaping needs. For a free consultation about what we can do for you, give us a call at (888) 526-2289 or visit our website to schedule an appointment.

4 Reasons to Install Artificial Grass on Your Roof

Artificial grass projects extend beyond front lawn and landscaping designs. Many property owners in Laguna Niguel and Irvine are now gravitating towards synthetic turf roof installations because of their functionality and benefits. For those unconvinced, here are four reasons to install artificial grass on your roof.


Artificial turf is a lightweight and protective option for your roof. OC Turf & Putting Greens features a lineup of turf that is capable of effectively draining excess water that could potentially damage your roof. Synthetic grass can also prevent the degradation of roof material by providing an extra shield on your roof to prevent overexposure to the sun. With artificial turf, you’ll save money by avoiding costly repairs for the damages on your roof. 


If you’re a person who spends a lot of time on your rooftop, then having synthetic grass floored can help keep you protected. At OC Turf & Putting Greens, we offer synthetic turf options with cool surfaces that will allow you to walk freely during sunny days without fear of getting your feet burnt. Our turfs’ drainage system will also clear up any wet surfaces that have resulted from rain, alleviating any chance of slippage. Whether it’s from the California heat or the rain, you can be sure that your rooftop is a safe space that you won’t need to worry about. 

Creative & Innovative

Artificial grass rooftops allow you to flex your creative muscles and carry out your innovative vision. OC Turf & Putting Greens offers endless options letting you pick and install the perfect artificial turf to make your dream rooftop design a reality. When you choose OC Turf & Putting Greens to partner with, the only limit is your creativity. 


Synthetic grass roof installation gives you a chance to stand out from the crowd and create a unique visual that is not commonly seen throughout communities and neighborhoods. By choosing to implement grass flooring for your rooftop, you’re taking a bold step that requires a sense of originality.

If the idea of artificial grass on your roof intrigues you, partner with OC Turf & Putting Greens to get it done. We provide stellar artificial turf installations for Laguna Niguel and Irvine residents. Our team of turf experts will offer you helpful recommendations for your landscaping needs. As an industry-leader for synthetic grass installation, we put your overall satisfaction above everything else. For a free consultation about our products and services, give us a call at (888) 526-2289 or visit our website to schedule an appointment.

Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Synthetic Turf

Artificial grass has become one of the essential items for any landscaping needs today. With wide variations of color options and innovative designs, it’s meant to last for a very long time compared to traditional grass. However, nothing is everlasting, even if you choose top-rated products. Even if you have been cleaning and maintaining it properly, there’s still going to be signs of wear and tear after years of usage. Like any other product, you must eventually replace your synthetic turf. If you have been wondering when to replace your synthetic turf, here are some signs that can help you out.


Even though artificial grass is durable and resilient, it can get damaged over time. Through years of wear and tear its likely that you’ll notice some matting or discoloration throughout your artificial turf lawn. In small cases like this, it might be easier to get the damaged area cut out and replaced. However, if you notice larger or more serious signs of damage like on your synthetic turf lawn,

Even though artificial grass is durable and resilient, it can get damaged over time. Under normal circumstances, synthetic lawns can last for years depending on the materials used to make the turf. However, extreme weather conditions and accidents that are unavoidable can also damage your artificial grass. If you notice melted spots on your turf or large areas of discoloration, replacing your artificial turf lawn may be the best option to save time and money.

Loose Inlays

Inlays are typically used to create interesting designs and colors for your synthetic turf. For instance, if you own an athletic field, inlays are used to mark property lines on your artificial grass. Over time, the adhesive material used to hold the inlays will soften, which could create a safety hazard to anyone. This condition is especially not safe for children as they are more likely to trip and fall. If you have repaired these inlays several times in the past, it might be time to get a replacement.

Selling Your House

Once you begin the process of selling your current house, you need to make sure everything feels new and clean once the potential homeowners start to come in. While you probably have cleaned and remodeled your house, you still need to give your synthetic turf the same treatment as well. After all, first impressions come when the potential homeowners look at what the front yard of your house looks like. 

If you notice any of these signs, you should replace your synthetic turf immediately. OC Turf & Putting Greens accommodates excellent artificial turf installation in Orange County. Our team of artificial turf experts will help give you the best recommendations for your landscaping needs. As an award-winning artificial grass installer, we ensure your safety and satisfaction is our top priority. Give us a call at (888) 526-2289 or visit our website to schedule an appointment with one of our experts for a free consultation!

Creative Ways to Decorate Your Artificial Turf for the Holidays

The holiday season is a time of joy and prosperity, but it’s also a time for intricate and flashy outdoor decorations. At OC Turf & Putting Greens, we offer the best installers for your artificial turf that can fit your holiday needs. If you’re having trouble coming up with ideas for the holidays, these creative ways can help turn your artificial grass and outdoor area into your own winter wonderland:

Warning on Holes

While synthetic grass is tough as it is pretty, it’s not hole-friendly. As a precaution, decorations such as holes, pins, or stakes should not be used if you don’t want to ruin your artificial turf; for they can cause permanent damage to your drainage system and artificial grass. Unless you want to use them for your outdoor decorating, you’re better off putting them elsewhere outside your synthetic turf.

The best way to start decorating your artificial turf is by using your surrounding structures as your main foundation for your design. This design can be constructed around your existing outdoor plants or hardscaping, or anywhere that’s hard in your outdoor area. It will still allow you to use your creative muscles while also not changing much to your outdoor area in the process.

Adding Colorful Outdoor Lights

Whether you’re outlining your home with rows of colored lights, fences with icicles, or projected spotlights, outdoor lights are essential pieces to make your home and artificial turf stand out, especially during the night. There are also different battery-operated or solar-powered lighting systems you can use to avoid using lights that have clunky and convoluted cords.

Building a Gingerbread House

Whether applied to your house or even your dog’s outdoor house, building a gingerbread house around your outdoor area is a great way to change your outdoor area’s appearance for the holidays. Not only it is aesthetically pleasing, but a gingerbread house also fits well with your artificial turf. You could even make gingerbread your main theme to decorate your outdoor area. Just simply add some garland out of fake candies, or add the fake candies to a traditional green garland for a more exotic look to your gingerbread-themed outdoor area.

Adding Other Types of Decorations

Aside from just turning your entire house into a gingerbread house, there are other creative ways to transform your outdoor area for the holiday festivities without having to worry about harming your synthetic turf. Start by making big cardboard boxes into big Christmas presents, design big candy canes to line well with your artificial grass, or even set up a real Christmas tree if you feel having a Christmas tree is too cumbersome inside your house.

Recreate a hearth scene by putting together a wall section with a built-in mantel and hole for a fireplace. Then, paint it to resemble the color of an actual brick. Finally, hang a couple of stockings and add any lighting that can illuminate an inviting fire.

If you’re looking to go all-out with the decorations to your artificial grass, you can always go to your local flea market or thrift store to find any old wagons and sleds that evoke the holiday spirit. Small lit trees are also perfect decorations to put along your walkways to guide guests to your doors; though as previously mentioned, beware they don’t include holes, pins, or stakes that could damage any part of your synthetic grass.

At OC Turf & Putting Greens, we can help you find the best fit for any of our synthetic turfs to best suit your holiday festivities. We can transform your outdoor area with our top-tier installation quality and industry-leading artificial grass products. Call us today at (888) – 526-2289 to get a free quote on the latest in synthetic grass installers.

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.