The Purchase Green Blog shares our artificial grass information such as artificial grass installation, what is the best artificial grass, where to buy artificial grass, DIY artificial grass projects, events & more!
A common question amongst our customers is whether artificial grass is suitable for pets, especially dogs. Purchase-Green is always confident to answer, YES! Dogs love our grass. Dog lovers make up the majority of our customers! If you are debating a synthetic grass installation, here are some of the benefits for pet owners:
1. No more muddy paws and mess being tracked into your house!
2. No more dead patches of grass!
3. Hygienic. Urine will wash through the artificial grass just like normal grass. Solid waste will need to be scooped up and disposed of. If you are worried about odors and general cleanliness we can recommend our Artificial Grass Disinfectant, it can be attached to your hose to provide you with perfect water to disinfectant ratio (to be applied 2 times a month or more depending on traffic level).
4. Digging! Gigantic holes in the middle of your lawn are not pleasing to the eye. Dogs usually dig because of odors from the within the ground or to bury things. With artificial grass, the odors are minimized and even if your dog tried to dig, he would soon realize that Purchase-Green’s artificial grass’s backing is too strong for even his puppy paws! Think about how artificial grass is designed to withstand the wear and tear of 300 pound men in cleats playing football and then you can appreciate how strong it is.
5. Artificial grass installed with any of our infill is always nontoxic – important when considering your dog or other pets. The artificial grass is generally anti-microbial so microorganisms and bacteria find it difficult to establish themselves. Generally it is a more hygienic environment. Purchase-Green’s infill also helps the grass look better and last longer.
6. Artificial grass is not attractive to insects – they can’t eat it! In fact, there is no organic matter for them so they move on to the next yard. Ticks and fleas tend to stay away.
7. Properly installed artificial grass will allow rain water to drain away quickly. This helps to ensure that your lawn is always available for your dog or other pets to play on.
We strive to be a part of the solution, not the problem. Even Mother Nature could use a helping hand every once in a while. Purchase-Green is committed to saving the environment one step at a time with our Artificial Grass. Our high quality grasses are made with recycled materials such as polyethylene and polypropylene. Although it doesn’t stop there! Some environment benefits would include:
Purchase-Green’s Artificial Grass eliminates the use of destructive pesticides, fertilizers, fungicides and herbicides that are used on natural grass; these “grass solutions” actually cause more problems by emitting harmful chemicals into the air we breathe and our oceans. It also highly decreases air pollution caused by gasoline-powered lawn mowers! FACT: “The air pollution from cutting grass for an hour with a gasoline powered lawn mower is about the same as that from a 100 mile car ride, according to a new study from Sweden.” (Mindfully.org) After more research, the staff at Purchase-Green found that, “One old gas powered lawn mower running for an hour emits as much pollution as driving 650 miles in a 1992 model automobile.” (Environmental Protection Agency) Are you kidding me?!
Purchase-Green not only makes every effort to provide our customers with a great product for their homes/sports fields but also a great product for their lifestyle.
Let’s face it, kids these days play rough. Our little guys think they’re INVINCIBLE! As parents of Purchase-Green ourselves, we wanted to create a product with our mini-superheroes in mind. Ladies and Gentlemen, the staff at Purchase-Green would like to introduce to you our New 10mm Shock Pad! Application of a shock pad under artificial grass is great for backyards as well as school’s sports fields and playground areas. With a 40% shock absorption rate, our high performance shock pad provides a top-notch cushioned barrier for maximum impact attenuation. Purchase-Green’s 10mm shock pad also features excellent water permeability, dimensional stability and an outstanding ball performance. This three layer product consists of a polyurethane flexible foam, rubber and a double-face thermal bonded PET reinforced layer. Protecting what we care about most, your peace of mind and the noggins of our little ones.
As Purchase-Green continues to globally expand, we take on more and more interesting projects. One of our most recent customers was St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in Bermuda! This beautiful church is over 250 years old and even has it’s own graveyard. It serves thousands of bermudian citizens per day and is a popular tourist site for any visitors. Bermuda has a subtropical climate which means a high water bill is not out of the ordinary. Going with artificial grass was an obvious answer. Artificial Grass can save you time and money and give you the freedom to do what you want with all that extra savings!
All artificial grass monofilament fibers are manufactured the same way. Fact:
There are two types of monofilament fibers on the market for artificial grass – “flat tape” monofilament fibers and “true” monofilament fibers. Flat tape monofilament fibers are not as durable as the real thing. The arched profile of the monofilament fiber is based on similar structures found in nature. Extruded through a spinnerette, it is a “true” monofilament fiber that delivers unmatched durability, especially resistance to wear. Tests indicate that although this fiber is far more durable, the artificial grass remains silky and lush, just like nature intended natural grass to look. A durable “spine” runs vertically through the center of each fiber providing unmatched “memory” and resistance to matting. Purchase Green offers a variety of different high-performance, exclusive, long-lasting yarns with patented designs that are suited for every application of artificial grass. You can count on Purchase Green for the best artificial grass fiber on the market.
Nylon systems are better than the polyethylene fiber systems carried by Purchase Green. Fact:
Nylon is an old artificial grass technology that has the same fiber found in indoor/outdoor carpeting and the artificial grass of decades ago. It does have specific uses, but for the most part it has been replaced in every major arena, stadium, sports field, and by most commercial and residential artificial grass consumers throughout America. Unlike Purchase Green polyethylene artificial grass, this older nylon technology feels abrasive, crunches under the feet, fades quickly over time, and absorbs liquid. Safety, performance, durability, and aesthetics are all greatly improved by our Purchase Green polyethylene fibers and various infills.
Water Conservation with Artificial Grass.
Maintaining a natural grass lawn can be costly, both monetarily and environmentally. The solution to these unnecessary costs is Purchase Green Artificial Grass. Natural grass depletes our soil of nutrients, while also guzzling our limited fresh water resources. Natural grass requires fertilizers and pesticides that can inhibit society’s effort to ‘go green’. The average residential single-family home water bill in the United States equates to about $50-$80. Other yard maintenance, including weeding and mowing can make these monthly costs even higher. With an artificial grass lawn, a household can save on these costs altogether, while helping the environment. In the course of a year, a household can save approximately $12,000 just by converting to an artificial grass lawn. Aside from the financials, artificial grass’ ability to conserve water plays an important part in overall water conservation as a whole. Artificial grass lawns save an average of 22,000 gallons of water a year! Studies have shown that the pollution emitted by lawn mowers is just as comparable to that of a car. With such great ecologically friendly advantages, artificial grass seems like an ideal alternative. However, when considering practicality and cost, some may be hesitant. But, when assessing its pet-friendly and child-friendly characteristics, artificial grass proves to be both safe and practical for any household. Also, there are several different types of turf products on the market, as well as a variety of competitive installers and suppliers. Thus, there is definitely an artificial grass product that will suit both your needs and your budget. Purchase Green has everything you need to get started with your new artificial grass investment.
Why Artificial Grass Is Better Than Natural Grass For Sports Fields.
Artificial grass for sports fields has become very popular across the globe within the last ten years. Many local sports fields as well as many professional stadiums have installed artificial grass in recent years. The general consensus is very positive. Even the worldwide soccer association, FIFA, has recognized its advantages. Artificial grass provides many advantages over natural grass when it comes to sporting events such as baseball, football, golf, lacrosse, rugby, field hockey, soccer and softball. A big perk is that artificial grass can be used at any time of any day throughout any season of the year. Whether the field is being hit by a heat wave or subzero temperatures, it is usable. Most artificial grass fields have drainage systems built underneath so that they are playable after, or even during, a rainstorm. Besides the superb amount of availability, artificial grass sports fields are cost-effective. Artificial grass is a low maintenance product and does not require aeration, chemicals, fertilizing, mowing, trimming, watering, weeding out, and other maintenance activities that may cost a fortune. Artificial grass is also long-lasting; most products built to last about 20 years. When I mention durability over time, I also mean durability throughout a daily beating of action sports (with cleats). Artificial grass is a neat product and very easy to clean after use. Rain takes care of washing it for you. The cushion, non-abrasiveness and softness of these artificial grass athletic fields considerably reduce the fall impact and therefore reduce the injuries in players. The surface is graded and there are no risks of stepping on erosion areas, holes, muddy spots, rough surfaces, or water puddles.
Increasing your Home Value with Artificial Grass.
How does a 100-200% return on investment (ROI) sound? Money Magazine‘s story on home renovations, as well as Penn State’s Department of Landscape Architecture, agree that a well done landscaping job is the best way to improve a home’s resale value. When people think of remodeling their home to improve it’s value, they rarely think of landscaping with artificial grass. The first few remodels that come to mind are a new kitchen, a new bathroom, or new swimming pool. Homeowners are beginning to look more towards the expanding industry of artificial grass to invest in their home. The perks of artificial grass on lifestyle, maintenance time and cost, and the environment are among the more well known advantages. A spike in home value is something that every homeowner should add to that list. With artificial grass, your home will improve it’s curb appeal. Purchase Green can provide you with everything that you need to blend your surroundings with a personally ideal artificial grass. When trying to sell your house, artificial grass will not only add direct value to your home, but will play an aesthetic role in the selling of your home for real estate agents and home buyers. When two houses are virtually the same in all other aspects, the one with more curb appeal will sell faster. Artificial grass can increase the perceived square footage of a lawn and add to your house’s usable area. It’s tough to define what is pleasing in a landscape job, but it is obvious when something is not. An ugly lawn speaks to the type of owner and how the entire house is cared for. But so does a beautiful lawn.