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Dog Eats Everything But….Dog Friendly Artificial Grass

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Mrs.P was a special case.  Her beautiful, loving dog eats EVERYTHING!  And by everything we mean everything…..grass, dirt, gravel, tree bark, etc.  That can make it very difficult to enjoy your yard when it is getting chewed to pieces.  Mrs.P’s solution was to cover the entire yard with dog friendly artificial grass.  And we obliged, gladly.

Before and After Pictures

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Mrs.P started with a very nice landscaped but soggy yard.  Therefore, synthetic turf was definitely the best solution in Mrs.P situation. Even if it was just to replace the existing grass.  As you can see in the pictures, there was plenty of opportunities for the dog to find food.  Cascade Greens was able to eliminate that by filing every inch of yard with artificial turf.  The turf itself is nailed down to the gravel or edging around the fence line to deter and digging or pulling up of the grass.

Dog Friendly Artificial Grass Infill Options

Cascade Greens offers multiple types of infill for all different types of applications.  In the case of Mrs.P, she needed our best pet friendly option for not only her dog but for herself also.  Although it is not required, we highly recommend that a yard that has a dog on it be infilled with a combination of Durafill and Zeofill.  Durafill is our antimicrobial infill that helps deter the growth of germs and bad stuff in your turf from the dogs urine.  Zeofill is our newest addition of infills and is used to help absorb odor and is activated by rain water. Both infills require no extra maintenance.  The infills do cost a little extra, but are worth the money!

Call Cascade Greens today for a FREE consultation.  We have the solution for your yard problems!

Spruce Up! on Mr. Johnson’s Putting Green

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Mr. Johnson called Cascade Greens in 2004 for a site visit.  He was looking to put a large putting green in the front section of his property.  We installed a 5000 square feet putting green with fringe and sand bunkers.  We also installed three tee boxes to chip from.

Through out the years we have returned to perform maintenance on the green and tee boxes.  Keeping the green free from debris is a simple task that the homeowner can do themselves, but the rest should be left for Cascade Greens.  In a normal maintenance visit we can (as needed) add or level out infill, compact the green, repair seams, and clean the cups and sand bumnkers.  Depending on location or length between Spruce Up!s, sometimes the green will need a little more in depth cleaning.

Putting Green Before

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In Mr. Johnson’s case, we hadn’t been by in a while and his green needed a good scrubbing.  We used an eco-friendly cleaner, a scrub brush and a power broom to remove some surface debris and moss.  It is amazing what a little elbow grease can do.  It took about a day and a half to get the green upto par and the sand bunkers looking fresh again.

Putting Green After

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This job is a good reminder that yearly or even bi-annually or quarterly maintenance may be what’s best to keep your putting green up to par.  Putting greens that are in shady areas or have many trees and shrubs near by may need a little more attention than others.  Any questions you may have about if and when you should schedule a Spruce Up! Feel free to email or call anytime.

 

 

Synthetic Turf Maintenance Questions

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These are some common synthetic turf maintenance questions we get asked…..

What do you mean my synthetic turf needs maintenance?

This is a question we don’t hear very often, but it does come up.  Yes, your synthetic turf needs maintenance.  But guess what?  It does need a little and you can do most of it yourself!  When an installation is complete we send out a homeowners synthetic turf maintenance instructions sheet.  This explains simple tasks you can do yourself to prolong the life of the turf.  Some are as easy as blowing off leaves, another can be spraying for moss if you have shaded area.  All maintenance is simple and takes very little time.

 

What can I do to make my synthetic turf last longer?

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There are a few synthetic turf maintenance tasks that owners can do to maintain their yard and help keep it looking good for many, many years.  With normal sod, there is watering and mowing and fertilizing and aerating and thatching and weeding and the list goes on and on and on.  With your synthetic grass, our grandi groom will do most of the work for you.   Our grandi groom is a small hand rake that helps the fibers stand back up.  When you walk through your grass, after a while there is a pattern of matted grass.  With a few minutes of grooming with the grandi groom, it will stand those fibers back up and look good as new again.  For most yards, this is all the maintenance required on a regular basis.

 

What if I have dogs?

Great question!  If you have a dog there is just one more task of synthetic turf maintenance thadog turft should be done on a regular basis, removing waste.  It is important, especially with a small yard and on hot days, to remove solid waste promptly and water down urine.  Waste from your dog does not harm the synthetic grass, but it can cause an odor if left unattended.  When hot outside, the most important thing you can do is water down the section of the grass where your dog urinates.  This will help the urine become diluted and get washed through the gravel.  We also offer antimicrobial turf and infill to help with maintenance and odor.  Check out the dog turf page on our website for more information!  A happy lawn for a happy dog!

 

What if my lawn gets a lot of traffic and my grandi groomer just isn’t doing enough?

When you have a green lawn year round, why not use it?  When your granny groomer just isn’t cutting it and your synthetic grass is starting to look flat, call us! With heavy traffic, all synthetic turf will stay matted down eventually.  With regular maintenance we can help make it look better.  Cascade Greens does Spruce Up!’s anytime of year!  Depending on your size of yard, it can take as little as an hour starting at $96.  We have larger, specialize equipment that will help your synthetic turf stand up again and look as good as new!  Call today to schedule a Spruce Up! (503) 520-3188.

 

Cascade Greens is always available by email or phone to answer any questions before or after installation.  Call today for a FREE consultation.

Artificial Grass Can Fit All Your Grass Needs Part 2

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Artificial grass is a great alternative to natural grass and a great addition to any home or business.  Artificial turf can be used in many different application.  Here are a few more options to keep in mind when looking for a new surface or ground cover.

 

Artificial Grass for Vehicle Floor Mats

We use cuts of turf in our company vehicles to protect our floor mats from dirt and stains.  When working in the winter, our crew is known to get their boots muddy.  Our vehicles stay cleaner and have less stains when we use turf as a floor mat.  It is a cheap and good looking alternative.  And is a great conversation starter!

 

 

Rooftop Artificial Turf

 

 

Don’t have a yard? Have a rooftop yard! Soft turf to play on, relax on, or just make your roof look better for parties.  These types of installations can sometimes take extra materials to help with drainage and nailing of edges, but we sure love a challenge.  We pride ourselves in doing all the work ourselves.  Our crew has many talents and many years of experience with out of the norm installations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artificial Grass Around a Pool

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Do you get dirt in your pool? Artificial turf eliminates dirt in your yard.  No more dirty feet in the pool and the sand infill doesn’t track.  You could even swim in the winter with no worry about getting muddy.  Artificial grass is also soft to walk on, therefore requiring no shoes!  And it looks good!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artificial Grass Sports Fields

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Cascade Greens has installed multiple indoor and outdoor sports fields of all types.  Artificial grass is a great addition to your home or business, what better way than to make it playable?  We install private residential and commercial sports fields of all types including, but not limited to, indoor/outdoor soccer fields and football fields.

 

 

 New Applications

Cascade Greens is always open to new and different types of applications for our turf.  We are happy to work with our customers to find just what they are looking for to complete their home or project.  Call TODAY for a FREE consultation.

Happy Dogs like Synthetic Dog Turf!

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Want to get rid of muddy paw tracks and dirt on your carpet? Our complete Dog System with synthetic dog turf is just what you need.

Components of our Dog System with Synthetic Dog Turf

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Subgrade: 

3-4″ of gravel is placed over landscape fabric to stop weeds from growing up through the gravel.  The base of gravel gives the best solution for drainage in normal or heavy rain conditions.  Extra grave can be added in low spots to help with added drainage issues.

Synthetic Dog Turf: 

Dream Turf dog turf is made with antimicrobial backing and blades to help deter any microbial growth from your pets waste.  The backing is also a mesh material for added drainage.  This added drainage helps fluids run through the turf quickly so it helps stop odors from arising.

Infill:

Our residential installations use a green silica sand.  We offer an antimicrobial Durafill sand for our dog system, it is a fully encapsulated granule that has no absorbency properties.  This type of infill helps drainage and deters any microbial growth.  It will help keep your pet and your synthetic dog turf clean!

Low-Maintenance:

There are very few things in life that are no maintenance.  With having dogs on turf there are a few maintenance task that need to be done, but are far less than with natural grass.  In the hot dry months we strongly encourage watering the grass on a daily basis if your dog is going potty on the turf.  Think of it as flushing the toilet.  The water will help the urine get rinsed through the infill and get wash away so there is no odor.  Solid waste should be picked up like normal.  If any spots are left they can just be hosed off.  We also offer our maintenance service, or Spruce Up!, whenever needed so it freshens up your yard!

 

Other Synthetic Turf Options

All of our synthetic turf is a great solution to muddy paws.  Whichever type of grass you prefer, we always highly recommend our antimicrobial Durafill sand.  It will help keep your yard clean for your furry friends.

 

Happy Dog!

Here are a few of our happy dogs loving their new turf….

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