Maximize the Longevity of Your Artificial Grass

Artificial grass has come a long way since it first hit the market. From advanced yarn designs to new and improved color tones, synthetic grass has taken over most Orange County neighborhood lawns. Artificial turf allows for a picturesque landscape that not only stays green all year long but takes minimal maintenance efforts to remain beautiful. 

One of the main advantages of artificial grass is its incomparable lifespan to natural grass. Follow these tips, and we guarantee your artificial lawn will last you 15+ years!

Proper Installation

First and foremost, you need a proper artificial turf installation. Without a seamless execution and solid foundation, problems will appear within the first couple of years of your installation. From start to finish, your artificial turf installation needs to be done with a qualified and knowledgeable crew. If you’re a DIY kind of person, make sure to take the right steps and precautions before taking on such a demanding project.

Choosing the Right Turf

Choosing the perfect artificial turf option is a crucial step in maintaining your lawn’s lifespan. Whether you enjoy an active lifestyle or prefer leisure time, making sure that you pick the best turf option for your home will increase its longevity. 

For homeowners who have kids and pets running around, going for a higher face weight is perfect for moderate to high traffic levels. Higher face weight equals higher durability. We recommend choosing from our Diamond and Everglade lines. These product series feature strong blade shapes that can endure any amount of play! 

For pet owners, our Pet Turf is the ideal landscape solution. Our pet turf features a shorter pile height for easy maintenance and clean-up – not to mention a killer drainage system. Your pets will never notice the difference! All of our products are non-toxic and lead-free, ensuring the safety of your kids and furry friends.

Quick & Easy Maintenance

With artificial grass, all you need to do it rinse and brush up your lawn every once in a while to keep its pristine look. A simple brush up with a stiff broom will get the fibers back up into place if your turf is starting to bend and look flat. Your turf should also be rinsed periodically, especially if you have dogs or any other animals roaming the area. Pet owners will also benefit from using our pet system products which will keep the artificial grass lawn smelling fresh and clean, even after your pets have utilized the area. Our pet system products include Durafill, Zeolite Max, and Turf Fresh. These top of the line products will help prevent bacteria build-up while providing an environmentally friendly lawn.

At OC Turf & Putting Greens, we take pride in providing each and every client with the lawn of their dreams. All of our products are backed by a 15-year warranty, ensuring that your new artificial grass lawn will last for years to come!

Commercial Turf and Return on Investment

In California, many homeowners have taken advantage of the endless benefits of artificial grass. However, the benefits are not only for residential properties. We see a considerable upswing towards commercial artificial grass installations because the return on investment is both undeniable and unbeatable. If you’re working towards improving the look of any commercial property, the ROI can save you thousands of dollars every single year. Here’s how.

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Artificial Grass Provides Commercial Aesthetics
No matter what type of commercial property you own or manage, aesthetics are a big factor. If you’re looking to rent out spaces, the way the building looks is a huge selling point. If you’re trying to make your city look beautiful, your center dividers having evergreen turf can make a huge impact. If you’re a place where people congregate, you want patrons, customers, and friends to be able to enjoy the area without worrying about dirt, mud, bugs, or stains. Artificial turf promises that people enjoy attending your place of business, as well as also want to visit again.

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Artificial Grass Helps You Save Money on LandscapingAs we just discussed, you always want to ensure your property is looking as appealing as possible which means you usually would need to invest in landscapers. You need someone to mow the lawn, pull the weeds, fertilize, and trim. While $75 an hour might not seem like much for a landscaper, you could be spending upwards of $10k per year just on maintaining a lawn that is still going to have brown spots regardless. Just that savings alone might be a massive chunk of the investment towards an artificial turf that won’t need nearly as much upkeep to look beautiful. 
Artificial Grass Helps You Save Money on Water BillsEveryone likes to save money when they can and when a commercial property is involved, water bills can be hefty. Sprinklers running bi-weekly for a subpar result is an undeniable waste of your hard earned money. When you invest in an artificial grass lawn, you choose to not only be environmentally friendly and sustainable, but you’re also sustaining the green in your pocket.   
Artificial Grass is Built to WithstandYou might be a little apprehensive about turf if your commercial property is frequented or often walked on. Contrary to popular belief, OC Turf and Putting Greens offer artificial grass products that are built to withstand all types of foot traffic. Whether you’re installing a football field or a tiny lawn outside your franchised Taco Bell location, we have a product that will work for your specific needs. While you might need to replace a browning, dead natural lawn every couple of years, our turf products are protected by a 15-year manufacturer warranty and an 8-year warranty through us. Your investment is going to last, ultimately saving you thousands of dollars.

Whether your commercial installation is calling for a commercial grade putting green for your employees or a barbeque area for an apartment complex, artificial grass is guaranteed to save you money, time, and ultimately pay for itself. Your investment will be worth every penny, and you’ll be so glad you made the switch. If you’re looking to upgrade your commercial property, give us a call here at OC Turf & Putting Greens.

Artificial Grass’ Environmentally Friendly Draining

It’s “rainy” season here in Orange County, and when the rainfall arrives, many homeowners wonder about the drainage capabilities of their artificial grass lawn. Good news is that synthetic grass has a built-in drainage system in the turf backing, and will drain faster than a natural grass lawn.

How is this possible? Natural grass lawns are on top of dirt which soaks in the water, causing puddles and mud. On the other hand, artificial grass’ drainage system allows for water and other liquids to flow straight through at a rate of 30+ inches of rain per square yard per hour and dries quickly.

Additionally, when it rains, natural lawns with fertilizer, pesticides, and other chemicals are slowly polluting the environment. As the grass drains, the runoff of water pulls the chemicals with it and puts it back into the water system. Because artificial turf doesn’t require any chemicals to be healthy or green, the rainwater isn’t pulling anything harmful back into the environment.

Here at OC Turf and Putting Greens, we pride ourselves in providing homeowners throughout Orange County with the safest, enviro-friendly, and most durable artificial grass products. Thinking about switching to artificial turf? Give us a call today at 888-526-2289.

Improve your Golf Game with a Personalized Putting Green

Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or a mini golf extraordinaire, improving your short game is always a commitment. Are you tired of your foursome still making fun of the putts that fall a bit short or veer right when you were convinced it was going in the hole? Then it’s time to make a change. Here at OC Turf and Putting Greens, putting is in our name…LITERALLY! We want you to sink those birdies as much as possible and up your weekend golf game to pro status. How do we do that? Through personal putting green turf installations of course!

The Benefits of Our Artificial Grass Putting Greens

We proudly install the industries best artificial grass putting green products with creative undulation and design. Each product can provide golfers of any skill level the ability to hit their ball on turf that simulates the feel, roll, and speed of Bent Grass so you can transfer your newfound skills directly to the course. Rigorously tested and PGA approved, your personalized putting green can provide fun for the whole family while allowing you to practice for your next game at Black Gold Golf Club.

Putting Greens in Golf Courses or Workplaces

OC Turf and Putting Greens also allows you to bring the short game to any course, practice facility, or workplace. Artificial grass putting greens allows local golf courses to lower maintenance costs on water, mowing, and upkeep while providing an aesthetically pleasing putting experience to its many golfers. They won’t even notice the difference, and the course will bring that appealing green to the forefront.

In the workplace, it can add a great recreational activity for employees to enjoy the sun on their break. Because of its evergreen appearance and unique use of space, a putting green can be beautifully incorporated into any area, big or small. Whether you want two holes or ten, you can design your green to be skinny, wide, winding, or straight to occupy however many square feet necessary. Add a little bit of a challenge to your course to truly enhance the golf experience and bring down those numbers.

Whether you’re a recreational golfer or trying to get your son to be the next Arnold Palmer, artificial grass putting greens can be the perfect home improvement or commercial enhancement project. You can exit your golf cart on the putting green confidently knowing you’ll sink those putts and finally trump your neighbor’s score. Make sure to give us a call, and our turf experts will be able to provide you with a free estimate.  

How Your Artificial Turf Saved You Money for Black Friday

Artificial turf is a significant investment, but it’s an investment with a quick return. Before you know it, you’ll have plenty of extra cash for the holiday shopping season. Let’s see how the numbers add up.

Suppose the Brady Bunch wanted to install artificial grass in their front yard. Their lawn was looking dull, and some low maintenance greenery would enhance the space. With the high costs of water in Los Angeles County, it’s time they found a way to save some money.

After examining the previous year’s spendings on maintaining their natural lawn, Mike and Carol decided it was too much! Their 1,200 square foot natural lawn initially only cost them $2.50 per square foot, which is a total of $3,000. However, their annual maintenance was $684 for irrigation, an average of $180 for irrigation repairs, $204 for fertilizer and chemicals, and $1,200 for professional mowing and trimming. That’s an annual total of $2,268!

When the cost of maintenance is almost as much as the initial investment cost, it’s time to look at lawn alternatives! Mike and Carol get a quote for $9.00 per square foot for a 1,200 square feet installation, for a total of $10,800. The family is thrilled about their new synthetic lawn and spends every day playing on it. A year after their installation is complete, the family pays to have a professional power brush, which costs only $175. Without having to pay for any other maintenances, the Brady Bunch saves hundreds year after year!

The family saved so much money that they found new ways to spend the extra cash. After Thanksgiving dinner, the family decided to line up at the mall and spend their additional savings on Black Friday! Their Christmas presents have never been better.

These numbers aren’t just hypothetical for the Brady Bunch. It could be the same for you and your family! Get started on your artificial grass installation with a call to OC Turf and Putting Greens at (888) 526-2289.

Envirofill for Artificial Grass

When installing artificial grass into a home or business, the job completes with an infill product. Infill is a layer of sand or rubber used in between fibers of turf to add cushion and keep them upright. Different synthetic grass products may require different infill types, but Envirofill is widely used across America.

Envirofill is an acrylic coated sand with both anti-microbial and non-abrasive properties. It’s unique in a variety of ways including its green coloring, helping it to blend with the blades of the artificial grass. Using Envirofill inhibits bacteria growth and isn’t harmful to the turf, kids, or animals. Each bag is non-toxic, lead-free, and does not absorb pet odor so anyone can enjoy the artificial lawn worry free.

Because of its unique, rounded design, the infill avoids compacting together allowing for better drainage than other traditional infill products. Envirofill comes in two different sizes so you can use it for putting green installations, keeping the ball rolling as intended. The coating is built for durability, withstanding drastic temperature changes, harsh elements, and water cycles. It also remains 25% cooler than other rubber infill alternatives making it the perfect pairing in Southern California weather.

Without a doubt, we stand by our use of Envirofill and know you will love the positive effects it has on your artificial grass installation. If you’re looking to upgrade your natural lawn to the evergreen of synthetic grass, make sure to give OC Turf and Putting Greens a call at (888) 526-2289!

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!