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Old 07-08-2009, 04:46 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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I am looking into adding this stuff to my product line. Has anyone used artificial grass that can give me an objective review on their satisfaction after a period of time?

I have attended a couple seminars on installation and done my reading. Artificial sure seems like it could take off here, with all the drought and what not. I know I'd like to have a full-time green lawn.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:18 PM
 
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Artificial turf, when done well, looks natural, nicely manicured and remains perfect throughout the year. A good example of this being done in large scale is at the Wynn and Encore resorts in Las Vegas.

You might want to Google for images of it, then perhaps call the hotel for more info on who their supplier is.



BN
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:24 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Also check out Bigz, they've got great artificial grass in what used to be the dirt field behind the restaurant where the kids run around. If it can handle all those kids every night, it must be durable. And it really looks and feels real.
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:34 PM
 
Location: West Creek
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yeah not only Artificial Turf looks great, you dont have to mow it, water it, or worry about pests. No doubt its worth the investment.
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:35 PM
 
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There's an article about it with lots of details in the latest issue of Sunset magazine.

I never even thought about it before laying the zoysia. Now I kinda wish I had.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Smalltown, USA
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I was just talking to my friend who is in the landscaping biz about this. He too is thinking about putting this in his product line. I have a spot about 30'x30 that is in an abused part of my yard (abused by me, lots of sun, not much water, etc.). I think this would work great.

I told my friend to get me a "sample" .

ReallyBigShoe, I think it would be wise of you to carry this in your business .
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:41 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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My big question about it is what about in the fall when the elm tress loose all their leaves? Mine get at least an inch thick in spots. Wouldn't they just sit there on top and rot? Dog pooh??? Bird droppings????
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:00 PM
 
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Originally Posted by BenjaminNicholas View Post
Artificial turf, when done well, looks natural, nicely manicured and remains perfect throughout the year. A good example of this being done in large scale is at the Wynn and Encore resorts in Las Vegas.

You might want to Google for images of it, then perhaps call the hotel for more info on who their supplier is.



BN
The Wynn/Encore example is the EXACT image that came to mind when I clicked this thread. They did it right. I've seen it done wrong though, as well (hint: MoMak's "backyard" area).
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:12 PM
 
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Here's the brand/company: SYNLawn Synthetic Grass | Artificial Grass News Tagged: Wynn (http://www.synlawn.com/news/artificial_grass_news/wynn/ - broken link)
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Camper,

A quick Google search yielded a few artificial grass providers who have products made specifically for dogs/animals of all sizes. It appears that the only real difference is in the "fabric" that ties all of the "blades" together. It's stronger for dogs who like to dig. Other concerns (urine and feces) are addressed as well. Urine is not an issue as it drains right through the fabric--only an occasional rinse is suggested in order to clean the grass completely. (Note: Grass made from nylon fibers will retain more of the smell since nylon is porous.) Feces can be scooped and a light rinse would be all that might be required.

Not a word on price, though...I don't feel like getting spammed by the vendors, so does anyone have an idea of what the price per square foot would be?

--Dim
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