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In the past, home owners are restricted to some limited options when they are in search of the best alternatives for natural grass to be installed in their San Diego homes. Artificial grass and huge rock garden are the best options you can consider to be installed in your homes and office.

Some year's back just one variety of artificial grass is available which looks unreal. Things are getting better these days, there are quite pretty number of varieties available when it comes to installing artificial lawns with real and natural feel. This is motivating many people in San Diego to use artificial turf instead of real grass.


Artificial turf fields are on their way to Petaluma, CA. Three artificial turf fields are scheduled to be installed at a Petaluma park. Artificial turf fields will also be installed later at two high schools who are following suit.

Parents have expressed their concerns however concerning risk of bacterial infections, heat conduction, the effects of crumb rubber, and increased risk of physical injuries to players.


A high school in Keizer, OR, is beginning to raise money for a new sports field to be installed with synthetic turf. The high school, McNary High School, says if it raises $1 million, they'll be able to get rid of their irregular and inconvenient natural grass field which has patches of dead grass scattered across its face and replace it with synthetic turf, which will save the school district money and increase usability. The school hopes to start converting their current fields to synthetic turf this summer and to have it completed by the next school year.


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Putt-60 Bicolor professional putting greens is the great fit for golf clubs, parks, attraction areas, or individual golfers who love to enjoy a personal golf course in their backyard.

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Artificial grass has never looked so real. S Blade-90 Green on Green is the safest, most durable and beautiful alternative to traditional lawns, playgrounds and pet areas.

Ideal for hot climates and extreme weather, pet areas, playgrounds, landscapes. Unique W Blade technology diffuses light and heat creating a turf that is 15 degrees cooler than its competition.

Engineered with KoolMax Technology, the unique W blade shape diffuses sunlight and heat through the curves of its blades, lowering the overall temperature of the turf up to 15 degrees.

Fashionable and versatile, perfectly suited to be the star of any outdoor event and the finishing touch that completes your home's meticulously designed yard.

Built for medium to heavy foot traffic areas, the realistically wide shaped blades of the Stem Grass design make Olive-92 Stem Grass the premier choice for natural looking landscapes without the hassle of living grass upkeep.


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