For people getting serious about making water conservation a way of life, and looking for some savings when planning a new drought resistant landscape, artificial turf is a great option. While common perceptions persist about the overall natural look and feel of artificial turf in the natural landscape, California Pools specializes in finding unique ways to integrate synthetic textiles in a unique and exciting way.
Perhaps you want to save the time and money it takes to maintain that perfectly groomed lawn or even avoid the disappointment of creating a green space that falls short of the aesthetic you had in mind, in these cases artificial turf is an excellent option. With a synthetic lawn, you eliminate residential landscaping issues such as mowing (sleep in on Saturday) and watering (happy wife, happy life) and increase the value of your home in the process.
Astro turf technologies have come a long way in the last twenty years and are used on sports fields as well as hotels and meeting spaces. Artificial turf was first used in Major League Baseball in the Houston Astrodome in 1966, replacing the grass field that didn’t’ get enough sunlight to grow properly. The Chicago White Sox became the first team to install artificial turf in an outdoor stadium in 1969 when they updated parts of Comiskey Park. The Houston Oilers (now known as the Tennessee Titans) followed suit in 1968 and the trend was in full swing for sports teams. In the early 1990’s landscapers in arid climates in the United States and Australia began using synthetic grass in their residential and commercial landscaping projects.
Health concerns do persist with materials that may be used for artificial turf. Friction injuries and abrasions may occur when playing on an artificial lawn, heat retention from the sun can be much hotter with prolonged exposure to the sun and of course, cancer concerns are serious considerations as the EPA continues its studies from 2013. As trends continue, many companies are offering new non-toxic alternatives great for pets and children. All of these reasons are important factors for consulting a professional who can help you review important information and considerations. California Pools is here to help you find the latest research and advice available from independent professionals and manufacturers so you can make a decision that is right for your family.
The creative possibilities are endless. There is your backyard space of to consider, but why stop there? Bring your backyard to your most creative projects with lawn manicures for everything from your fingertips to your toilet seats. It brings a whole new meaning to the idea of Going Green!