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Spring Synthetic Turf Maintenance

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Cascade Greens offers a Spruce Up! service to all our customers.  It is an important part of synthetic turf maintenance to keep your lawn or putting green beautiful.

 

Landscape Grass Synthetic Turf Maintenance

We highly recommended a professional Spruce Up! on a yearly basis, usually in the spring or fall.  The heat and higher activity level in the summer can disrupt infill and matt down the blades on your lawn. As well as rain and cold weather can bring in a lot of debris and possibly disturb the infill.  Our synthetic turf maintenance packages include power brooming, blowing off debris, check for loose seams, check infill levels, weed control, disinfecting turf as well as dog odor control.  It will leave you with a fresh looking yard.  Maintenance is a very good practice and can add many years to your product.  Spruce Up! prices start at $96 but vary depending on size, location and maintenance needs.  Professional services can be scheduled as needed, annually, or monthly.

 

Putting Green Synthetic Turf Maintenance

A professional Spruce Up! is highly recommended on a yearly basis, usually in the spring time.  The rain and cold weather can bring in a lot of debris into the grass and possibly disturb the infill.  Our maintenance package for putting greens includes re-compacting the greens depending on the speed you are looking for, blowing off debris, check for loose seams, check infill levels, clean cups, weed control, moss control, disinfecting turf and dog odor control.  Therefore, maintenance is a very good practice and can add many years to your product.  Spruce Up! prices start at $144 but vary depending on size, location and maintenance needs.  Professional services can be scheduled as needed, annually, or monthly.

 

Damage and Your Synthetic Turf

In the event any damage has occurred during normal use or accidentally, please call us to diagnose the problem, attempting to fix the problem yourself may cause permanent damage and may void the warranty, so please call first.  All site visits and consultations are free.

 

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Synthetic Putting Green With A View

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Putting Green Dreams

Always dreamed of owning property with a view? Just add a synthetic putting green and its now picture perfect.  The M family had the same idea.  With a beautiful piece of property with a great view, they decided to add a putting green to the yard.

The M family was looking for a low maintenance synthetic putting green that allowed them to hit and chip onto the putting green up to 150 yards out.  Two tee boxes were placed outside of the putting green to allow for longer shots, for example from the fairway.  The size of the putting green came to roughly 8000 square feet along with an 8000 square foot fairway.  For Cascade Greens, this was a longer job and kept our guys busy!

 

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Spring Cleaning with Artificial Grass

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Weather starting to get nice? Dreading the annual cleaning and maintenance of your yard?  Spring cleaning with artificial grass can eliminate all your hardships of cleaning natural turf in the wet spring.  In the valley, spring is wet and sunny so your grass is constantly growing.  But, along with that comes mowing wet grass, finding a good day to fertilize, filling in the patches from muddy spots, killing the moss and filling patches. All the hard work!!  So, with artificial turf there is none of that! All it takes is a little blowing off of debris, a few minutes of grooming and your ready!  No mud, no filling blank spots!!

We even offer Spruce Up!‘s all year, just give us a call to schedule one!! Here is an article to convince you more…..

 

ARTIFICIAL TURF ARTICLES

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For some people, working in the yard is a labor of love. Even when it’s time for arduous spring cleanup. It’s a chance to play in the dirt, adult style, and you get to enjoy the beautiful fruits of your labor all year long. But even the most ardent gardener cringes when it comes to dealing with their lawn, especially when it’s time to renew it in the spring. The clever ones switch to artificial grass

Homeowners with artificial grass enjoy their yard more.

Artificial grass doesn’t totally eliminate the need for spring cleaning around your yard, but it sure eliminates the most time-consuming and frustrating part. Trying to resuscitate your lawn in the spring is a lot of work, and it’s a losing battle.

If you mowed little or not at all over the winter, that first spring mow is a doubly difficult chore. Then you have to apply fertilizer, weed killers and pesticides to deal with the insects that emerge in the spring. You have to clean up, prepare and reseed the bare patches created by kids and dogs at play – and then somehow protect those areas while the new grass is trying to grow.

Worst of all, you will have to repeat most of this work over and over again throughout the spring and summer and into the fall. Wouldn’t you rather be doing something else?

You could go au naturel.

Maybe you’re considering eliminating spring yard cleaning by replacing your lawn with a “rock garden” composed of anything from small boulders to pea gravel. But here’s the problem: your yard will look like a roadside ditch, it will radiate heat horribly in the summer, your kids and dog will have nowhere to play and you’ll still have to clean up in the spring. It’s not easy removing blown-in leaves and built-up dirt from rocks.

The truth is, going green without the “green” is ugly.

Isn’t your goal to have a beautiful landscape? That includes a lush, vibrant lawn – the kind you can achieve only with artificial turf. You can even “plant” artificial grass in shady locations and under conifers where real grass refuses to grow. Install it on sloping sections where it’s difficult to mow.

Sustainability and water conservation are all the rage these days, and for very good reason. But being a better steward of the environment doesn’t mean you have to watch your quality of life take a nosedive. The reason you purchased a home with a yard is because you want to use that yard. For play, for parties, for relaxation. Go green by installing artificial turf.

With artificial grass, you can do all that and do more of it, because you not only eliminate spring cleaning, you eliminate ongoing maintenance. You’ll have more time to play games with the kids, entertain or kick back, savoring the fact that you aren’t doing yardwork.

You can still garden, if you love to do that. Spend time tending your shrubs and flower beds. Instead of cleaning up the yard in the spring, you can plant some seeds.  Teach your kids to love veggies by showing them how to grow their own.

With artificial grass, you can have more than a stunning, no-work lawn.

Creating a permanently lovely, natural looking and fully functional green expanse with virtually no maintenance is a major step in the right direction, but why stop there? Fake grass is the perfect “flooring” for your children’s play equipment (learn about the benefits of playground turf) and your dog’s run. You can use it to create your own personal bocce ball court, croquet court, tennis court or putting green.  Right in your own back yard.

With artificial grass, eliminating spring cleanup is just the beginning.

 

 

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Winter Artificial Grass FAQ

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In Oregon, our winters can range from very mild to very cold (for us at least).  We all know that ice and snow can do some serious damage to natural turf.  There are many perks to choosing artificial grass, including but not limited to the lack of damage ice and snow can have on your lawn.  This time of year we are frequented with some specific winter artificial grass questions, so we have answered some of the more common ones for you here.  As always, if you have a question that is not answered here we are always available to answer them for you, just call or email!!

Does Artificial Grass Freeze in Winter?

The first thing to know is that you can rest assured that synthetic turf can withstand extreme fluctuations in weather, including freezing temperatures and heat waves. The second thing to know is that your fake grass is not going to freeze to the point of becoming brittle and breaking if stepped on like natural grass will, due to the water content in the blades of natural grass.

It is important to note that this does not mean that your artificial grass will not have ice on it.  When this occurs, you will need to exercise the same caution you would use when walking on other icy surfaces.  It is best to allow the snow or ice to melt naturally and allow the water to dissipate through your lawn’s drainage system. If you need to remove snow from your lawn, be sure to use a plastic snow shovel to avoid damaging your grass.

It is best to avoid using salt to melt snow or ice if at all possible. While this will speed up the melting process and your fake grass can withstand the use of salt, the resulting residue can inhibit drainage.

Can artificial grass be laid on sloping ground?

Yes. Synthetic grass can be securely fitted to sloping ground. It follows the contours and undulations of any normal yard. We secure the grass along the edges and the infill keeps the center of the grass from displacing.

Does artificial grass drain like real grass?

It actually drains better! Artificial grass is fully porous and rainwater drains through it. We also install 3-4″ of open gravel below the artificial grass to allow drainage.  We guarantee no pooling water in your yard.

Will Turf stand up against various climate changes, such as rain or snow?

Absolutely! Turf is made to withstand rain, snow, and all other elements it may be up against. Its permeable surface allows it to drain well. No more standing water when it rains and no more muddy footprints to mop up in your home. When it comes to snow and ice, the best option is to let it melt naturally!

Can I walk on my artificial lawn during winter? Does the cold, snow and frost damage my lawn?

Winter cold is not a problem for artificial grass. The lawn will not be damaged by a long frost, or break when walked on. However, pay attention with snow or black ice. If snow is allowed to be tread into the artificial lawn and forms a layer of ice, this should not be removed by hand in order to prevent damage to the grass fibers. Snow should be allowed to melt naturally. If you are in a hurry to make your artificial lawn snow-free, use a plastic snow shovel. Do not use a metal one. (Metal snow shovels can damage the synthetic fibers more easily.)

Does the grass mold or mildew?

Due to the non-absorbing nature of the materials used and the drainage base designed to migrate water away from the grass, mold and mildew is not an issue. We offer artificial grass that has backing made of an anti-microbial polyurethane foam that is always an option if there is concern of mold or mildew. We have no reports of mold or mildew growth in any of our installations.

How do I get rid of moss in my grass?

When yards are installed in shady areas there is always a chance of moss growing on the artificial turf.  Just a few minutes of a home ready can prevent and treat this issue.  Cascade Greens recommends a 50/50 mix of water and white vinegar sprayed on the trouble area.  This can be used as both preventative as well as currently growing moss.  If sprayed on established moss, allow a few days for the vinegar to kill moss and then use your granny groomer to rake it off.  We recommend spraying every few weeks during the wet season to prevent moss growth.

Zeofill Is A Great Pet Odor Eliminator

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Zeofill is our top choice for a pet odor eliminator .  We use Zeofill as one of our infills that gives the best results in eliminating odors. We can also use it in combination with other infill options.  Other benefits of Zeofill are seen when used on playgrounds and sports fields.

Pet Odor Eliminator Infill

Our residential synthetic turf is most often infilled with silica sand.  But when you have pets that are using the grass for waste, we have better options to help keep out odors.  Zeofill is our newest addition to selection of infills that helps prevent and eliminate pet odors from your pets waste.  Our intention is to offer the best pet odor eliminator infill options  so that synthetic grass is an option for every yard. The one thing to remember is there are no guarantees or sure fired remedies. Dog urine stinks.

Zeofill is a new technology that requires little to no maintenance because it uses the rain to activate the granules. Watering in between rain showers can be beneficial also.   Zeofill is made up of microporous, aluminosilicate minerals commonly used as commercial absorbents.  This means that the granules absorb cations such as calcium, sodium, ammonium, and potassium; and also water.  In other words, it acts like a magnet which holds liquids, such as ammonia, for long periods of time.  Zeofill will help prevent odors from pet urine and solid waste because it is absorbed into the granules and its odor is eliminated.

We have found a couple situations where Zeofill has not resolved the odor issue. One is when there are one or more large dogs using the area for waste that is just too much for the area.  Another situation is the chemical make up of the dogs urine itself.  Depending on breed and diet, the dogs urine can have a stronger odor than others.  Even with these situations, products such as Zeofill and other infill options can still deter odor more than silica sand, even if not completely.

Why We Choose Zeofill With Durafill

When installing artificial turf for any yard with pets, Cascade Greens always recommends a combination of Zeofill and Durafill as an infill alternative.  Though it is a small additional price to the installation, it is well worth its money in the long run.  The combination of Zeofill and Durafill eliminate and deter odor as well as bacteria growth.  Along with different infill options, we also offer an antimicrobial synthetic turf to make a complete pet solution package for your yard.

 

Best Practices With Pet Odor Eliminator

Cascade Greens always suggest regular maintenance on your turf yard, including daily maintenance with pets.  The best remedy we have found is to pick up solid waste daily and heavily water the area to flush the urine and allow the Zeofill to work.  No synthetic yard is totally without maintenance. But with our best options of synthetic turf and pet odor options, maintenance is minimal.

 

Call Cascade Greens today for a FREE consultation.  We will give you are best options to fit exactly what you are looking for!