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GMAN – posted 23 August 2001 16:03

I simply have to say that I got rid of all of my insecticide, herbacide, fertilizer, browning, watering and cutting problems when I decided to install a new synthetic lawn. It looks fantastic ALL THE TIME! Now I just sit back and enjoy the view and figure out how much money I’m saving. Let me know if you are interested on where I got it.

ELJefe – posted 03 October 2001 17:34

For turfgrass enthusiasts, your post is like blaspheming to the preacher!

Synthetic lawns need maintenance and don’t provide the user with the same benefits of a natural turfgrass lawn, such as filtering dust particles, providing a safe playing surface, producing oxygen, added cooling benefits and the smell of freshly mown grass…not much of a tradeoff, IMHO…

GMAN – posted 04 October 2001 08:17

EL you are either living in the dark ages or smoking grass…my synthetic lawn is not green carpet over a rubber shock pad! The turf I use meets ASTM safety standards for use in playgrounds and sports fields, the surrounding trees, flowers and a multitude of various plantings incorporated into my landscaping provide me lots of oxygen, shade (nice and cool) and color, my wife doesn’t suffer as much from her allergy symptoms since she is not getting that “fresh cut grass smell”, and the turf has the same qualities with respect to collecting dust particles as real grass as everything drains down and through the turf just like a “live” lawn. I must mention again the huge savings in my wter bill. This is not a panacea, simply a viable alternative. Thank you to all of those INTERESTED parties that contacted me.

Barb N – posted 01 November 2001 15:06

Hey, GMAN, I am interested. How do I contact you?

Barb N

GMAN – posted 01 November 2001 15:44

Hi Barb, call me at 303-331-1964. GMAN

quote:Originally posted by Barb N:Hey, GMAN, I am interested. How do I contact you?

Barb N

Barb N – posted 01 November 2001 21:20

How ’bout emailing me at BNicho1234@aol.com with some info.

Thanks.

seed – posted 02 November 2001 08:11

If any of you heretics can send me a good photo, I’ll post it on this web site.

Phileditor@turfgrass.com

bhenson – posted 03 November 2001 16:08

I thought the point of having a lawn is for all of it to be green, because it is alive, just think if everyone went to a synthetic lawn. Do you think that our air quality would be good? Sure it fine for some people who are to lazy to deal with the yearly problems of a lawn. That is what makes it fun for myself. I believe the enjoyment of a lawn is when you have built the lawn to the standards that make you happy! G-MAN maybe you could of looked up some techniques for your lawn that you could of decreased your water bill. I have a few, let me know if you want them. Oh wait, you don’t have a lawn anymore…..sorry

Barb N – posted 04 November 2001 19:24

Not all of us who might consider a synthetic lawn are lazy! I spent a lot of money earlier this year having my entire yard relandscaped and almost all of my grass is already dead…not because I didn’t take care of it either. I watered and fertilized and maintained it to the best of my ability. The PROBLEM is…I just have too darn much shade. Nothing will grow in it!! I keep trying…in fact,I just planted some St. Augustine plugs, but I think I’m really only fooling myself and that I’m “just polishing brass on a sinking ship.” I seriously doubt they’re going to flourish. I hate to give up but I’d rather see a synthetic green lawn than dirt!

Steve – posted 07 January 2002 21:23

Hey GMAN, I know where you can buy a plastic dog, cat and other pets. Eat any soylent green cookies lately?

wdrake – posted 08 January 2002 03:51

Hey Steve.I like your suggestions. As a bonus I use pink flamingos, direct from K-Mart, on my synthetic lawn. Haven’t been able to find the Soylent Green cookies in my area yet. It will probably be another 20 years before they come to NW Florida!

Bill DrakeNiceville FL

joezep – posted 19 March 2002 17:26

I am interested to find out if this type of lawn could withstand two dogs…I find myself constantly trying to repair my lawn now and I do not like using fertilizers and chemicals where the dogs are free to run and play. Email me at joezep@comcast.net

mfdtex – posted 30 March 2002 13:55

I’ve had my home for 10 years now and I’ve spent thousands of dollars and uncounted back-breaking hours trying to make my huge backyard look good. I have two dogs so I don’t expect it to look like a golf course but for all my time and money it ought not to look like I’ve never spent a moment or a dime on it.

I was preparing to try yet another grass I’ve heard about for years. Then, fortunately, I checked this site and discovered that zoysias is yet another rip. I thank you for saving me yet more money and time.

I prefer natural in everything. But I’m getting too old and too quickly running out of funds to keep this futility going. So, I am interested in knowing more about the synthetic grass. Can it stand up to two large American dogs (a bit o’ this and a bit o’ that breeds) who are house dogs but who romp in the yard whenever the Houston area weather isn’t too hot for them.? Is it difficult to install? Can a 57 year old, short, fat ol’ gal do it herself? What care does it need after it’s been put in place?

I am most interested in a response.

mfdtexsurplusb@swbell.net

Justmatt – posted 22 October 2002 09:21

Hey! Can anyone help me decide between Astrolawn’s and Fieldturf’s synthetic lawn? Is Fieldturf really worth about twice the price of Astrolawn’s product? I’d appreciate anyone’s thoughts! THANKS!

Landon – posted 04 March 2003 09:38

quote:Originally posted by GMAN:I simply have to say that I got rid of all of my insecticide, herbacide, fertilizer, browning, watering and cutting problems when I decided to install a new synthetic lawn. It looks fantastic ALL THE TIME! Now I just sit back and enjoy the view and figure out how much money I’m saving. Let me know if you are interested on where I got it.

I am in the process of purchasing a new home without the landscaping and I am interested in installing synthetic grass. If you could give me some info on who you purchased through that would be great. Thanks!!

GMAN – posted 06 March 2003 07:00

quote:Originally posted by Landon: I am in the process of purchasing a new home without the landscaping and I am interested in installing synthetic grass. If you could give me some info on who you purchased through that would be great. Thanks!!

Landon here is the link,

Gilberto – posted 16 March 2003 21:00

quote:Originally posted by GMAN:I simply have to say that I got rid of all of my insecticide, herbacide, fertilizer, browning, watering and cutting problems when I decided to install a new synthetic lawn. It looks fantastic ALL THE TIME! Now I just sit back and enjoy the view and figure out how much money I’m saving. Let me know if you are interested on where I got it.

Gilberto – posted 16 March 2003 21:01

quote:Originally posted by GMAN:I simply have to say that I got rid of all of my insecticide, herbacide, fertilizer, browning, watering and cutting problems when I decided to install a new synthetic lawn. It looks fantastic ALL THE TIME! Now I just sit back and enjoy the view and figure out how much money I’m saving. Let me know if you are interested on where I got it. Gilberto – posted 16 March 2003 21:02

Heck ya, I’m interested in where you got it. Question is, can the average joe afford it?

percussiveone – posted 18 March 2003 14:42

(sarcasm on..)im interested to know how dog poo does on synthetic…. just it just kind of sit there until it just dries out and blows away? would you have to clean up after the dog all the time? when leaves from my trees decompose, where are they going? just down into the bottom of the synthetic turf? so after a few years, ill have to somehow remove all the decomposition buildup…. better get to RAKING. do i use soap and water when it gets dirty? rainwater surely wont take care of all the dirt that will accumulate on my synthetic blades. ill have to be sure to clean it with soapy WATER. im sure i could think of more, but hey….. what a great alternative! (sarcasm off)

absolutley no purpose in synthetic lawns… give me a break….

yellowdog – posted 28 March 2003 19:28

I don’t guess it yellows in the dog’s favorite pee pee place?

CB – posted 09 April 2003 07:41

I have a small yard, only about 10 X 15 ft. off my town home. It’s fenced and w/ no gate I would have to pull a lawn mower through my living room. This sounds like a great way for me to have a small grassy area. Where can I get it and how much should it cost me?

quote:Originally posted by GMAN:I simply have to say that I got rid of all of my insecticide, herbacide, fertilizer, browning, watering and cutting problems when I decided to install a new synthetic lawn. It looks fantastic ALL THE TIME! Now I just sit back and enjoy the view and figure out how much money I’m saving. Let me know if you are interested on where I got it. ted – posted 21 March 2004 20:04

wow. guys , i’ve actually seen this stuff. it looks pretty good and i wouldn’t hesitate to use it in certain situations. but trust me, you won’t want to pay for it! also, it has plenty of maintenance issues of it’s own! by the way, doesn’t GMAN sound a little “sales-y” to you???

ted – posted 21 March 2004 20:07

How cute. I googled his number and it goes to “Ohio Valley Synthetic Lawns”. I thought it smelled fishy.

cohiba – posted 22 March 2004 14:21

Ted,Good detective work. I feel that synthetic lawns have their place. Not at my house though. In time, dirt will build up with in the canopy. In that dirt poa will invade. It may get moldy in wet climates. And it will eventually degrade from UV rays. Knowing this going in may be fun. Save your maintenance money for a replacement in a few years. What to do about dog waste? I said in another post try Fabreeze. It would also be interesting to see how it effects nature in the area. Will birds make nests out it? What about birds trying to get worms? So many questions so few answers……….

Signed, Grass lover

ted – posted 23 March 2004 14:44

good post mr. cigar! sounds like you’ve been around a while….

dudein CO – posted 30 March 2004 20:35

i dont think this bulletin board is serving its purpose. I wanted some fake grass. You know…. no mowing, no watering, no weeding, spray off the dog poo, it doesnt get much easier. Now that I have read everybody’s input, I’ve changed my mind. I’m just going to keep my dirt pit, and let the dog do his thing, and wait for it to rain and save a lot of time and money.Thanks!

cohiba – posted 31 March 2004 13:57

Dude in CO, Good for you. Resist the dark side at all costs. Keep it natural and green….

Good Luck

redbird – posted 01 April 2004 07:10

To mfdtex – FYI – zoysia is not a rip, and it actually might be your answer, depending upon your situation, your area, and how you plant it. These are the problems that are ALWAYS obvious in the posts that I have seen from people who feel scammed by zoysia grass:

1) Zoysia (or the specific cultivar of zoysia that they select) is not suited for their specific zone/soil type/situation. They read or hear that zoysia is a “magic” performer without researching to see if it will perform in THEIR area.

2) They send away to buy plugs and believe the hype that they will take over the lawn (in may cases they will – over a period of years as you deal with a multi-grass, multi-color, multi-height lawn…but it wil have a long, slow battle trying to out-compete a surrounding established lawn of grasses well suited for the area). Also, some people are thrilled at the slow growth habit of zoysia (less mowing) and then act amazed when they plant plugs on a bare-dirt lawn and end up with slow-speading zoysia “humps” in the eroded dirt, surrounded by weeds.

If you live in the appropriate area, select the appropriate zoysia type, put down SOD (or hydro-seed w/zenith over a weedless, prepared seedbed), and take care of it, you will probably love it. And it is TREMENDOUSLY wear resistant.

Mike

Scotteg65 – posted 22 April 2005 21:21

I recommend a new turf called Envy Lawn. This turf looks just like natural grass and has a backing that allows the turf to drain through the entire area. I have researched every turf on the market and have found this to be the most realistic and enviromentally friendly turf on the market. I got mine fm Southwest Greens in San Diego, CA.

Snipe – posted 23 April 2005 06:38

Nothing like the smell of plastic on hot summer afternoon.What happens if it tears? Do you use fix a flat or a bike tire patch kit?RLines – posted 24 April 2005 21:41

I have a synthetic green and it is sand infilled. Don’t believe anyone that says it is no maintainance. It needs to be resanded and brushed. It also can grow mold on it if it doesn’t dry out.

mills – posted 26 April 2005 21:27

quote:Originally posted by ELJefe:For turfgrass enthusiasts, your post is like blaspheming to the preacher!

Synthetic lawns need maintenance and don’t provide the user with the same benefits of a natural turfgrass lawn, such as filtering dust particles, providing a safe playing surface, producing oxygen, added cooling benefits and the smell of freshly mown grass…not much of a tradeoff, IMHO…

I would like to know more. Please email me.

SYNLawn – posted 02 August 2005 17:33

Here is the answer to anyones question about synthetic lawns …………

middessa united – posted 14 August 2005 23:17

I am the owner of a waterless grass dealer.We have the best product on the market with a 8yr warrenty. The average joe can afford this product. We offer a do it your-self kit or we can professionaly install it for you.If you buy before 10/05 we will knock off 35%. If you or someone you know would like more info e-mail @ reation52@yahoo.com or gyrohand@yahoo.com

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sam3333 – posted 21 September 2005 05:29

quote:Originally posted by Justmatt:Hey! Can anyone help me decide between Astrolawn’s and Fieldturf’s synthetic lawn? Is Fieldturf really worth about twice the price of Astrolawn’s product? I’d appreciate anyone’s thoughts! THANKS!

Get FieldTurf, it’s more expensive,but well worth it, the look of it is remarkable.

Zhane Canalpan – posted 29 November 2012 01:54

Great sharing.Synthetic lawns need maintenance and don’t provide the user with the same benefits of a natural turf grass lawn, such as filtering dust particles, providing a safe playing surface, producing oxygen, added cooling benefits and the smell of freshly mown grass..

Zhane Canalpan – posted 29 November 2012 01:55

Synthetic lawns need maintenance and don’t provide the user with the same benefits of a natural turfgrass lawn, such as filtering dust particles, providing a safe playing surface, producing oxygen, added cooling benefits and the smell of freshly mown grass…

jamaloti – posted 20 November 2013 04:31

One of the primary pros and the main reason most people even choose artificial grass is that it is a huge time and money saver for many reasons. The first is that it requires very minimal upkeep, as you no longer have to worry about mowing and clipping the grass. Also, synthetic grass does not require one to water and fertilizer the lawn, all tasks that necessitate time, money and effort. Since the artificial turf is not watered and chemical laden products like pesticides and fertilizers are not being applied, lawn owners are also saving water and helping the environment by preventing toxins from being spread in the air. Additionally, since synthetic grass doesn’t require these lawn maintenance tasks to be completed, artificial turf owners don’t have to worry about purchasing costly gardening tools like lawn mowers, sheers and clippers on a regular basis.

Another major positive aspect of synthetic grass is that it is incredibly durable and resilient, with the ability to withstand the various elements and intense usage over long spans of time. Furthermore, artificial turfs have excellent drainage systems that prevent the creation of puddles and work to dry up any fluids or moisture from the surface immediately. Artificial grass fields are also ideal for sports and play, as they have a superior consistence of surface and evenness compared to traditional grass. Therefore the level surface provided by synthetic grass can act as injury reducer for athletes of all types.

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