One of Synthetic Turf International’s new products for 2016 is called SoftLawn Paspalum Pro. Only a handful of our clients have chosen this product, but the more we see of it- the more we love it! This is truly a great turf, it is one of our highest end products standing 1 3/4″ tall and holding 120 oz/sq.yd. This turf is made with a yarn called polyethylene, which feels very soft to touch but stands up great against wear due to the unique was it is designed.
In the photo above, you can see the ground has been prepared and is ready for the roll of turf to be laid out. Once the installers have determined the best way to lay the turf, they will chalk it out and cut the piece to fit flawlessly around the pool.
Voila! This is the outcome once they complete the cuts and have secured the turf. SoftLawn Paspalum Pro looks lush and realistic, and now that a few people have seen it installed this year, we think it is going to be a best seller!
Here the lawn is pictured from up above. The corner looks sharp now and the pool will stay so much cleaner with no dirt and grass being dragged in. If you know someone looking to Experience a Greener World, contact us today for your free no obligations quote. 1-800-279-8873 or [email protected]
This week’s featured install comes from Synthetic Turf Kelowna. Their latest project was completed in a fairly new lake front community in West Kelowna, BC. These homeowners were looking for a bit of greenery to add some life to their yard at their beautiful new home . They decided to go with our new for 2016, SoftLawn Select Fescue, with a small 8’x4′ putting green on one side. The Select Fescue is a great product for what it is, once installed it looks extremely similar to one of our higher end products, Autumn Fescue.
These clients are excited to have a lush, green space to enjoy year round. The added bonus is that they don’t need to buy a lawnmower now! Saturdays will be spent sun tanning lakeside, and practicing their putt! The entire SoftLawn line is even pet approved, so when friends bring their dog over there are no worries.
If you know someone building a new home, send them our email and lets chat about how they can Experience a Greener World with Synthetic Turf Canada. 1-800-279-8873 or [email protected]
One of the most common questions we get asked when clients are first considering making the switch to synthetic turf, is “how will it look in five years?”.
Synthetic Turf Canada has been in business in the Okanagan Valley for almost ten years now, which means showing our work from years ago is getting increasingly easier. We now have the opportunity to send potential clients to have a look at various products that have been installed for 3, 5, 9 years at our current clients homes and offices. We always find that it helps to see the product sample in your hand that they like, actually installed and sitting four years old. You can see that it has been well loved with dogs and kids playing in the yard, or yard games scattered throughout, yet the turf still looks great! It has settled and looks natural to it’s surroundings by this point, but the colour is still vibrant and the yarns stand tall.
This is a photo of a yard we visited to check in on after a few years of a newer product being installed. We are so pleased to see that this product is looking great years down the road. We read the product specifications and detail records when it is released, but there is something about seeing your work down that gives everyone a peace of mind. This yard was completed with SoftLawn Fine Fescue, which is available in the Field/Eastern colour. This is a very popular product for our higher end installations and we are excited to let local clients see that it looks great installed, even years down the road.
If you are considering making the switch to synthetic turf, give us a call and we can show you some homes that have had artificial turf down for 8 years. Contact us at [email protected] or 1-800-279-8873 to set up a free quote and learn more about the options!
This week’s featured installation comes from Synthetic Turf Kelowna.
STI Kelowna had an incredible summer filled with various types of projects. We were able to create putting greens, backyard oasis’, and indoor sporting facilities. As the weather begins to cool come autumn, the style of installation we are used to must be adjusted slightly for the conditions. The materials used for seaming rolls together must be kept indoors to ensure the right consistency for strong bonds. Our installation team has many years of experience working in various conditions to ensure our level of work is kept above our client’s expectations and meets all warranty standards.
This year in the Okanagan it seemed like September 1st came and summer disappeared overnight! Temperatures would drop as low as 3 degrees celcius overnight- something we don’t often see until late October in this region. Our team was able to make some quick changes and modifications to our schedule and plans so that our current projects received the best care possible for the conditions.
STI Kelowna is surprisingly busy for this time of year. Often we find that come fall, people are done with maintaining their yards and are already onto the indoors activities. Cooking up some pumpkin spiced lattes or finding new autumn décor becomes more important than redoing the backyard. This year though, we have such a high demand for residential projects that we have a wait list started for projects to start as soon as the ground is ready in Spring. The commercial projects are just as popular this fall with a wide range of indoor facilities inquiring for the winter. We will be busy across the Okanagan transforming many spaces you may have been in before.
Stay tuned to find out what kind of projects STI Kelowna gets up to over the Winter season. If you would like to Experience a Greener World, contact Synthetic Turf Canada at 1-800-279-8873 or [email protected]
Living in the city can have its toll on your idea of a backyard. Most homes in the downtown core of major cities like Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto don’t have more than a small square for a yard. We find that these homeowners still want to make the most of their space, and enjoy some greenery without the hassle of additional chores. Can you imagine trying to pull out a lawn mower in your city centre duplex?
These clients love to golf so a small 10′ x 15′ putting green seemed like a perfect addition to their home. They used the popular NP50 putting surface and Bluegrass Blend in the Olive colour for the fringe. These products complement each other very well so we often see them used in projects similar to this.
If you know someone who would love a maintenance-free, beautiful green yard, contact us at [email protected]
Front Yard Synthetic Turf Installation in Kelowna, BC
SoftLawn Select Fescue is a product that was introduced new for 2016 and has become one of our best sellers. This middle of the line artificial turf has great value as it is priced well and stands up against some of our more prestige products. Select Fescue is 1 3/4″ tall, 77 oz/sq.yd and comes in our ever popular Field/Olive colour (the dark green shown pictured below). These are some great product specs especially considering it’s price point in the market.
This client is very happy with the outcome of their new synthetic turf front yard. It looks clean, lush, and requires no work! The dark olive green looks great against their landscaping and will keep the space looking great for many years to come.
If you or someone you know wants to Experience a Greener World, contact us for your free quote at [email protected] or 1-800-279-8873
This week we are showcasing a unique installation from Kelowna, BC. The client is an avid golfer and found a way to fit this putting green in around the pool. There is a ledge surrounding the pool which we laid synthetic turf on and created two smaller putting greens in each corner.
Here you can see both greens up close (above and below images). We also installed a paver stone walkway to access the putting greens. STI Kelowna used the popular NP45 putting surface for the green, and SoftLawn Bermuda Blend for the surrounding areas. Bermuda Blend is one of our newly released products for 2016, and it has been an extremely popular choice across the board. People with pets love it for it’s shorter pile height while still providing a realistic lawn look. It also works well around putting greens as seen in this application, or on it’s own as a lawn product. We have seen it used in some major Canadian cities on meridians and sidewalks as well. Bermuda Blend is becoming a go-to choice for the all around product for various applications after just a few short months.
Artificial grass putting greens
Pictured above is an up close shot of the pavers pathway into the putting green area above the pool.
This was a unique space for an installation that worked out perfectly for what the clients were looking for. What else would someone have done with a ledge above a pool like this? Probably nothing nearly as cool as this!
If you or someone you know wants to Experience a Greener World, contact us today for your free no obligations quote [email protected] or 1-800-279-8873
Synthetic Turf Deck Project in Shuswap, BC
This week’s featured install comes from Synthetic Turf Kelowna. Their team was approached by a client who wanted to redo the deck covering in Shuswap, BC. This area is full of gorgeous lake front homes, cabins and vacation spots. The Kelowna team packed up and made the drive out to the Shuswap to complete this deck project in one day. The client chose our Performance Choice turf which is a great, shorter pile height turf option for this type of application.
Another view from above of the new deck space for everyone to enjoy at the lake. What a great maintenance free way to redo the space; no staining of wood, cutting of grass, or worrying about rebuilding the deck anytime soon for this family! The kids can go for a swim while the family watches from the deck, enjoying the soft new surface.
Synthetic Turf can be used in so many different types of applications. If you are curious about Experiencing a Greener World, contact us today to chat!
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Synthetic Putting Green Installation
Getting the base prepped is the most important step to our synthetic turf putting green installations. We are proud of our aesthetically pleasing and true roll putting greens and this is a main factor. We ensure every curve and contour is set at this stage. Here you see the base being roughly laid out.
The majority of our team of installers come from a golf construction background. This pivotal stage comes naturally to us as we know many sub grade parameters to ensure the final roll is exactly the way we intended before we lay the turf down. An example of this is knowing our NP50 putting surface, on average, runs at 10.5 on the stimp meter. This translates to a maximum subgrade slope of 3%, which satisfies all USGA green specifications and corresponds to about 8″ of break on a 4′ putt. Simply put, 3% at this speed ensures the ball will not continuously roll.
Once we are happy with the base, we wet the crush and tamp it down to get a perfect base.
Here, the putting sleeves are being positioned to make sure everything is in place before fully sinking them. If the team is happy with the green so far, they can continue to the next step.
They then sink the sleeves, and add a third medium to ensure a perfect roll. This is an exciting stage as we are now ready to start laying turf!
The synthetic turf has been laid down and the holes have been cut around the sleeves. It’s starting to look like a real green at this stage! Here you can see the team inspecting their cuts and ensuring everything looks perfect.
The final product looks great and the client was thrilled with their new addition to the backyard. If you want to Experience a Greener World, contact us today
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This week’s featured install comes from the team at STI Kelowna. Synthetic Turf Kelowna created a whole backyard oasis for their clients. They combined a synthetic turf putting green, lawn products, and drought proof landscaping to create this beautiful space. You can even see a chipping mat peeking through the bushes for a bit of extra fun.
The clients were so pleased with the outcome, especially how realistic the chipping and putting feels for an artificial product. Our Kelowna team did a great job on this space and we are excited for the family to be able to enjoy their new putting green!
If you want to Experience a Greener World, contact us today to set up a free quote.
[email protected] or 1-800-279-TURF (8873)