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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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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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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.

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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