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      03-10-2009 08:26 PM #26
      we've got a lot of clay. Only thing that worries me is that in the winter, all the neighbors' grass will be brown and mine will be green, lol. HOA might not like that

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      03-10-2009 09:35 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by Tornado2dr »
      Plus, it really makes you feel like a man when you consider that to an ant, you are cutting down a mini-forest every week.

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      03-11-2009 07:18 AM #28
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      Dogs are no issue what-so-ever. In fact we install in doggy daycares and install specific pet runs all the time. I myself have a dog as well. You obviously have to scoop up after it however other than that you just hose down your yard to help drain everything into the soil as it naturally would. No yellowing form the urine, no spotting and believe it or not dogs take very well to the surface.
      http://www.synlawn.com/artific...m/pet

      Hey thanks very much for the info. Even if I don't go with your company's product I'd like to say that you do a very good job of representing it and it seems like a really good product. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      I just sent in my info for a free estimate.

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      03-11-2009 07:52 AM #29
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      but out here in the Portland are we've got this ****ty clay soil that you can't keep green and grown no matter what......

      I got that issue too. Plus it didn't help that the builder razed the top soil before handing it over. I have a major project on my hands this spring.

    5. 03-11-2009 10:48 PM #30
      Quote, originally posted by seoulstice »
      Hey thanks very much for the info. Even if I don't go with your company's product I'd like to say that you do a very good job of representing it and it seems like a really good product. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      I just sent in my info for a free estimate.

      Thanks very much, I greatly appreciate that. Even though my job is sales, and I make my money off of selling up here in Oregon and Washington, I feel it's such a unique and somewhat unorthodox product that half of it is education and showing people really how far the product has come.
      It's really an easy product to sell, people are either in the market or they're not and I firmly believe we have by far and away the best product in the market from manufacturing, research and development, sales and support. If you lead in those areas then sales just come. I couldn't sell it if I didn't believe in it 100% and actually install it in my own home......

    6. 04-11-2012 11:39 PM #31
      In my opinion, fake grass is the best choice.

    7. 04-12-2012 04:00 AM #32
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      04-12-2012 10:18 AM #33
      Holy hell! A spammer spamming a spammer?!?!?! It's like the Holy Grail!!
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      04-12-2012 12:12 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      Holy hell! A spammer spamming a spammer?!?!?! It's like the Holy Grail!!
      We're all going to die!

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      04-12-2012 02:31 PM #35
      My brother in law has it at his house and I wish I had it at my place!
      So far it is only in his backyard but he said he will get his front lawn replaced soon because it frees up valuable time for him.

      I will find a pic and post it here if I have one.

      Oh and he has dogs and they do their business on it still so he will water the fake lawn every once in a while to dilute the wee. When he picks up the turds he will hose that area down.
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      04-12-2012 02:50 PM #36
      Am I the only one who thinks that having a plastic lawn is ridiculous? There's nothing like walking on nice turf in bare feet on a hot day. It's cool. Not 150F of sun baked plastic.

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      04-12-2012 08:37 PM #37
      My bro in laws fake grass feels like the real thing even when barefoot in the heat.
      The only thing you really can't do is pull off a blade and whistle with it between your thumbs.......hehe
      I really wish everyone would update their location in their profile!

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    13. 04-16-2012 10:52 AM #38
      Artificial grass is a good choice for busy people. It is very beautiful and you don't need spend much time on taking care of it.

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      04-17-2012 12:03 PM #39
      Wow ... who knew that fake grass would warrant so much spam
      Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?

    15. 04-19-2012 03:10 AM #40
      Interesting presentation. I don't doubt it's helpful to me.

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      04-19-2012 05:28 AM #41
      I got rocks and bushes in my tiny backyard.

      I don't want to cut anymore grass in my life.


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      04-19-2012 03:49 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by SAPJetta View Post
      Wow ... who knew that fake grass would warrant so much spam
      You're the meat in a spam sandwich now! This thread is breaking records!
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      04-19-2012 04:10 PM #43
      Someone sent out the spam signal.
      Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?

    19. 05-16-2012 10:27 PM #44
      And look for a detailed synthetic grass installation guide that gives you step by step detail with pictures and a checklist of what you will need.

    20. 08-07-2012 10:41 PM #45
      Artificial Grass is better than real one.

      http://www.vivaturf.com

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      08-07-2012 11:12 PM #46
      wow, spammers are back.

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      08-08-2012 01:57 PM #47
      I tired the natural grass thing about a year an a half ago...I couldnt keep it alive with the lack of sun my grass got and the dog pee so I had my area done with Synthetic grass. I kept my sprinklers in and installed a pressure regulator in so I converted my lines to dips to place some potted trees.

      I first concreted in my brick pavers.


      Then the guys added a crushed stone and compacted (Can see my drip line where a potted Lime tree will go)


      Laid the grass down


      Final product


      I love that the grass have some yellow weaved into it cause it looks so much like AZ grass. My daughter loves to play in it and be outside more! So far the best benefit is that we have had A LOT LESS BUGS...seemed like crickets always were around with the grass and we have had far less now.
      The pet clean up is great...dog poo dries faster which can be cleaned up with a lot less mess and there is no scent from the dog pee.

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      08-12-2012 08:02 PM #48
      ^ Thanks for sharing the installed photos. I think it looks good. You might as well put a hole at one end and make it a practice putting green.

      On a side note, have you guys read about the new demand for painting your lawns these days, in light of the drought? Here's one article:

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1708636.html

      Turf Painting Spreads As Drought Ravages Lawns

      AP | By RICK CALLAHAN Posted: 07/27/2012 3:10 am

      INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When this summer's drought turned her prized lawn brown, Terri LoPrimo fought back, but not with sprinklers: She had it painted green, making her suddenly lush-appearing yard the envy of her neighborhood.

      The Staten Island, N.Y., resident and her husband, Ronnie, hired a local entrepreneur to spruce up their yard by spraying it with a deep-green organic dye. By Monday, the couple's property was aglow with newly green blades of grass and no watering needed to sustain it.

      "It looks just like a spring lawn, the way it looks after a rain. It's really gorgeous," said LoPrimo, a 62-year-old retiree.

      With two-thirds of the nation covered by a drought that stretches from coast to coast, residents and businesses in normally well-watered areas are catching on to the lawn-painting practice employed for years in the West and Southwest to give luster to faded turf.

      LoPrimo paid $125 to green up her roughly 830-square-foot lawn. She said it was worth every penny to keep her home of 33 years graced by an attractive yard.

      Neighbors and friends have complimented the LoPrimos on their lawn's appearance, and she said one envious friend asked for the number of their contractor, Joe Perazzo.

      Perazzo, who teaches physical education at Brooklyn's High School of Sports Management, began painting lawns during his summer break three years ago. His Staten Island company, Grass Is Greener Lawn Painting, has touched up close to 20 lawns this summer, making it his best year to date.

      "I'm booked solid for next week. If you look around, most of the lawns need some TLC," Perazzo said.

      He charges 15 cents per square foot to spray on a non-toxic, environmentally friendly turf dye that he said is commonly used on golf courses and athletic fields to give them a lusher appearance.

      Perazzo said the dyed lawns will hold their verdant look for a few months, in some cases up to five months.

      "It's a night-and-day difference," he said. "People are amazed by how natural it looks."

      Kansas City, Mo.-based Missouri Turf Paint Inc. has been selling latex turf paints for more than 40 years. Company president Jon Graves said his primary customers are golf courses looking to keep their greens attractive and athletic fields "getting ready for show time."

      But he said he's seen a slight increase this year in calls from people interested in either greening up residential lawns or wanting to get into the lawn-painting business.

      "We've had calls primarily from people saying 'Hey I think I'd like to do this for a business,' but we've also had them about houses in foreclosure, homes they want to look a little bit better," for potential buyers, he said.

      In the frequently parched Phoenix area, Brian Howland has been painting lawns for about five years as a side business to his full-time job with a sign- and banner-making company.

      Howland said he started Arizona Lawn Painting after the foreclosure crisis left scores of Phoenix-area homes empty and their lawns neglected. He charges $200 for up to 3,000 square feet, and more if there are numerous lawn features to paint around.

      Some of his customers have been residents fearful that their homeowners' associations will penalize them for letting their lawns fade.

      "Usually it's people who don't feel like messing with their yard or it's a rental or a foreclosure or a sale — something where before everything gets going they want it to look nice," he said.

      A newer entrant into the lawn-painting business is Tim Birdwell, whose Imperial Painting normally paints Indianapolis-area homes and commercial properties. But this month, Birdwell painted his own desiccated lawn.

      His first paying customer was a Meineke muffler shop on the south side of Indianapolis, which, like most of Indiana, is in the midst of an extreme drought.

      Last Friday, two of Birdwell's workers sprayed the long strip of brown grass in front of the store with latex paint, creating an oasis of green in a suburban strip mall filled with faded grass.

      Store manager Damon Riggles said Birdwell's price for the paint job — about $600 — was worth it because the vibrant-looking grass has attracted customers.

      "It looks great," Riggles said. "It gave us some curb appeal and definitely got us some new customers' attention. And that's what we were hoping for."
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      08-12-2012 11:22 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by 1stRabbit View Post
      we've got a lot of clay. Only thing that worries me is that in the winter, all the neighbors' grass will be brown and mine will be green, lol. HOA might not like that
      Thats my problem i have a really small front yard and the grass always die's get filled with crab grass. 3rd year in a row no luck. The stupid HOA doesn't like fake stuff.
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    25. 08-18-2012 08:44 AM #50
      Artificial Lawn Grass ought to be your bet as the ideal substitute for natural grass. Invest in a durable once so that you won't have to replace it time to time. Enjoy its long-term benefits such as low maintenance cost, destructive weather, safety for your family and your children.
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      Artificial/synthetic turf is a type of surface designed to look like natural or real grass.

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