Archive for December, 2008

NewGrass Gives Kids Safe, Clean Outdoor Play Areas

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

When it comes to considering the perfect ground covering for your children’s play set, NewGrass® artificial grass is the optimal choice. These synthetic lawns are lead-safe, hypo-allergenic, don’t stain clothes, prevent dirt and mud from being tracked inside, and eliminate the kind of injuries that a fall on gravel, sand or dirt can cause.

Day care centers, elementary schools and outdoor play equipment companies agree, and for all of the same reasons.

In fact, NewGrass® is the waterless grass of choice of Backyard Adventures of San Diego and Phoenix, arguably the nation’s premier outdoor play equipment company, with showrooms in Phoenix, Ariz., and in San Diego and San Marcos, Calif.

“NewGrass® is an eco-friendly, natural-looking and incredibly safe alternative to any other kind of surface under our play sets,” said Paul Parker, president of Backyard Adventures, at his flagship showroom in San Diego.

“We’re also very big on the fact that NewGrass® is lead-safe, and provides really great performance and safety under our play sets,” Parker added.

As a ground cover for play areas, NewGrass® is superior to traditional natural products, including grass, sand and wood chips, Parker said.

Turf grass and its weeds can aggravate allergies, plus they need fertilizers, pesticides, watering and maintenance.

Sand and wood chips create cushioned surfaces, but both are messy, scatter easily and routinely need to be replenished. Perhaps least appealing of all, sand and wood chips can attract cats, who consider these coverings to be one big litter box.

For California Homeowners, NewGrass Spans Geography and Needs

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

NewGrass® is growing rapidly in California – and for reasons as varied as the locations of the projects and the different needs that our eco-friendly artificial lawn meets.

Environmentally safe NewGrass® synthetic grass from NewGrass Landscape & Design is being chosen to meet landscaping and water-conservation challenges from the backyard of a patio home in Huntington Beach, south of Los Angeles, to the front yard of a single-family home in Petaluma, north of San Francisco.

Customers from Orange County to Sonoma County and places in between say they opted for fake grass – and specifically chose NewGrass artificial grass and NewGrass Landscape & Design – for reasons that range from simply being tired of mowing a natural sod grass to a desire to save water and cut down on their water bills.

“I’m old and can’t cut grass anymore, that’s why I went with fake grass,” said 80-year-old Joe Schneider of Tracy, Calif. In fact, Schneider had no lawn at all since he moved into his San Joaquin County home eight years ago.

“I had slow plans to fix up the yard, and then my daughter came to live with us and said we had to fix the yard up,” Schneider said of his home in the Central Valley.

Schneider said he chose NewGrass® because it was the “most prominent” faux grass to pop up in his Internet search.

Tom Brice, of Placentia also said ease of maintenance was why he chose waterless grass for his patio home.

“It’s simply a much better look for the maintenance it requires, that’s for sure,” Brice said of his Orange County home’s new landscaping.

Brice chose NewGrass® and NewGrass Landscape & Design primarily for the price.

“I bought the best one I could afford,” he said.

Water conservation and high water bills meanwhile persuaded Joni and Bob Dyson to choose artificial grass for their 1,300 square foot corner lot in San Mateo.

“Our lawn was shot, it needed to be re-sod, and with our water bill the way it was, and in the middle of a draught, it didn’t make any sense to us to spend the money for sod and irrigation, and then not be able to water it because of the draught.”

NewGrass® from NewGrass Landscape & Design allowed the Dysons to triple the size of their landscaped yard in the San Francisco Bay area, while also cutting their water bill. They’d already nearly stopped watering their lawn to save water and money.

The Dysons looked at other fake grass companies but were first impressed with the quick initial response from Larry Reno at NewGrass Landscape & Design and said they were sold on his professionalism, knowledge and concern for their unique needs.

“Our yard is a showcase now,” Bob Dyson said.

Recognized for Residential and Commercial Uses, NewGrass Also Excels as Athletic Lawn

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

24 Hour Fitness Denver CONewGrass® artificial grass, which is increasingly recognized as the eco-friendly synthetic lawn for home and commercial landscaping, is now earning a reputation as a superior no-water lawn for athletic fields.

NewGrass Rye was recently installed on a 4,500-square-foot field at a new national-chain fitness center in suburban Denver. Not only are the members and management pleased with the look and feel of the lawn, local news media have also given it two thumbs up.

“The grass looked and felt great,” said Joana Canals, a certified fitness instructor and reporter for Fox television in Denver.

The field was installed by Mile High Synthetic Turf, an authorized NewGrass® distributor based in Brighton, Colo.

“We’re very proud of this job and one reason is that the grass has performed so well for the athletes,” said Bart Stoneback, owner of Mile High Synthetic Turf. “It really proves the range of uses for NewGrass lawns.”

Canals recently reported for Fox 31 about the SPARQ Training program that is conducted on the field of NewGrass Rye. SPARQ, which stands for speed, agility, reaction and quickness, uses technology and a smarter training approach to improve the performance of high school and other team athletes.

SPARQ Training includes a variety of tests on the waterless NewGrass field. Canals reported on the program as a group of high school football players went through the training, and she later did the training herself.

“You guys did a great job on the grass,” Canals told NewGrass®.

In addition to having the look and feel of real grass for athletes, NewGrass® artificial grass is also lead-safe and 100% recyclable.

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