Artificial Grass Information & Blog

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!

Purchase Green: Now Open in San Jose!

Purchase Green prides itself on being able to provide you with stellar customer service, quality products and quick deliveries. Locations in the right areas at the right time help make this possible every day. Purchase Green is so excited to be able to open a new location for our loyal customers in the San Jose area! Our new San Jose location is fully stocked with all of your favorite Purchase Green grasses and accessories. Our San Jose office managers, Ben and Amanda are there every day to answer any questions you have about artificial grass and can even recommend a local installer for you! Here is the address for Purchase Green’s San Jose location, 419 Reynolds Cir. San Jose, CA 95112. As always, a box of free artificial grass/ putting green samples are available at every store. We also offer same-day shipping nation-wide, will-call pickup or corporate run local deliveries.

Posted on March 7, 2013

Transform your Rooftop Garden with Artificial Grass

Artificial grass covered rooftops are the next big thing! More and more people are moving into urban areas and big cities where backyard space is limited and rooftop gardens are becoming all the rage! Purchase Green’s artificial lawn grasses can help you completely transform your rooftop living area into a beautiful and green, relaxing oasis. Purchase Green’s artificial grass is perfect for a rooftop solution and its ability to be easily installed only makes it more perfect. The installation is a piece of cake and can be done rather quickly. In fact, most homeowners do not need to hire an installer! All you need to purchase is a special turf glue, which is sold on Purchase Green’s website. Spread the glue around the border and depending on how big your artificial grass area is, a couple lines of glue down the center and the install is done! We do not recommend nailing the grass the rooftop as you may puncture the roof and when the rain season starts, you’ll know it! No longer do you need to hose down your rooftop grass area when you have artificial grass. Instead you can kick back, relax and enjoy the weather. Covering your rooftop patio area in artificial grass is a great idea if you’re planning on entertaining guests too, the grass will stay a beautiful green color and guests will love it!

Posted on March 4, 2013

The Wonderful World of Infill!


Installing artificial grass can be a confusing and overwhelming experience for any first-time installer. Purchase Green offers a wide range of infill, each one tailored for a specific installation. Infill is very important to every artificial grass installation as it does three things, 1. It weighs down the turf, this prevents the turf from looking like carpet that needs to be stretched when it expands and contracts during the different weather seasons. 2. It provides memory, after hours of foot traffic on the grass; the infill will help it prevent from looking matted down. And 3. Infill protects the turf’s backing! Some artificial grass companies will tell you that infill is not necessary, they are wrong!

Now a good rule of thumb is the higher the grit, the smaller the infill particle. So a 30 grit infill is going to be much smaller than a 16 grit infill. Because the fibers are curled a lot tighter in a putting green, we always recommend using a 30 grit infill. Depending on the lawn installation, we recommend a 12/20 grit mix, a 16/30 mix or a 16 grit infill. Purchase Green currently offers four types of infill. First is our MellowFill. This is our highest quality infill option so it is a little pricier than our other options. Next is our Silica Sand option, although it is our least expensive option, Silica sand is highly absorbent so when pets go to the bathroom on it, the odor is very noticeable, very quickly. Silica sand is best for a home or area that does not have pets. This infill is also available in a green color. And lastly, Purchase green offers a mixed infill, it is a mix of silica sad and rubber infill. Rubber is typically not recommended because it does get considerably hot during the summer months. Some installers prefer using a rubber/sand mix infill Purchase Green likes to carry it. Of course, any questions about which infill you should use can be answered by a Purchase Green representative.

Posted on February 22, 2013

Introducing the Portable Putting Green by Purchase Green!

Ever wanted to have your own personal putting green, but didn’t want to deal with the hassle of an installation? Purchase Green hears your concerns and has come up with a product that is perfect for you. Purchase Green’s Portable Putting Green is designed for the passionate golfer that wants to have a practice green at home without the expense or space requirement of a permanent putting green. The portable putting green is the perfect solution for a family with little free space because it can be easily rolled up and stored away. It is also an excellent choice for the golfer that wants a practice green at the office, a family that wants a practice green to take on family trips, or folks that just want to have a game to take to family gatherings. Purchase Green understands that a permanent putting green is not for everyone and is proud to offer an alternative option. We also understand that not every golfer has the space requirements for a permanent putting green. Purchase Green’s portable putting green is an excellent choice for the golfer that lives in a high occupancy building and wants a practice green on his/her balcony. This high quality putting green comes with the best of both worlds – a premium artificial green – with portability and convenience.

Our portable putting greens are available at our e-commerce store 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit this link to see more information on this wonderful product! http://www.purchasegreen.com/shop/putting-greens/portable-putting-green.html

Posted on February 19, 2013

How to Extend the Life of your Artificial Grass Lawn

Artificial grass is a great investment. You’ve spent all this money on a beautiful and low maintenance lawn, now you want to know how to get the most out of your investment. Purchase Green has an 8 year product warranty on all of their grasses, but with proper care and maintenance, the product can last up to 20 years! That is fabulous news for all artificial grass owners! Here are some great maintenance tips to help you get the longest life out of your lawn. First and foremost, remove debris regularly. Leaves, animal waste, and trash are all perfect examples of things that should be removed from your lawn on a regular basis. Removal by hand or a plastic rake is strongly recommended. Metal rakes can damage your artificial grass and we don’t want that to happen! The area should also be hosed down occasionally to keep dust and soil to a minimum. If your area gets a good amount of rainfall, the rain will do the cleaning for you! This will also help any smells to go away if you have pets going to the bathroom on your lawn… or any other creatures that happen to stop by. Stains can removed with mild cleaning solutions, Purchase Green sells a great disinfectant or a vinegar/water solution can be applied. High traffic areas should get the most attention. To avoid the lawn from looking matted down, it is recommended that the homeowner runs a plastic bristled rake over the area. This will help the grass fibers to return to their original position. Sometimes, a professional may be needed. If any parts of your lawn need to be repaired, it is best to call a professional to do the job! This is what they do every single day, a professional is the best person to call whenever you’re in a doubt.

Posted on February 8, 2013

Train Your Puppy with an Artificial Grass Puppy Pad

Purchase Green’s puppy pads are an effective training solution for new puppies. Many owners have found great success in training their dogs and puppies with artificial grass pads. Whether your dog is an inside or outside pet, Purchase Green’s puppy pads are a very efficient way to train your dog to go to the bathroom in the same area every single day. No more searching around the yard for poo! If your dog is an inside pet, the artificial grass pad is much more visually appealing then a paper patch that you buy at the drug store. The Purchase Green puppy pads are also reusable! The pads will need to be cleaned obviously, but a quick hose off in the back yard and its good as new! Paper puppy pads from the store need to be replaced a couple times a day and can be quite expensive. An artificial grass puppy pad will actually help you SAVE MONEY. Who doesn’t love to save money? I mean come on! Each artificial grass puppy pad by Purchase Green can be reused for years, most of our products last up to 20 years with proper care and maintenance. We use the same artificial grass in our puppy pads as we do in our artificial grass installations so you’re still getting the same, high quality product. Potty training puppies, just like kids, do require a bit of effort and extra attention. But once the puppy is trained, you’re good to go! The dog will actually prefer to go to the bathroom on the artificial grass pad rather than anywhere else. Purchase Green loves to create products that save their customers money and make life a little bit easier for them. Our artificial grass can do that, and so can our artificial grass puppy pads. The puppy pads can be purchase on our e-commerce site, www.purchasegreen.com, they are available in a couple different sizes so make sure you check out the picture and the size description to see which size pad will work best for you.

Posted on January 31, 2013

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle with Purchase Green

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. The three magic R’s aimed for a better, greener tomorrow. Artificial grass is manufactured specifically for people who are enthusiastic for a green future. Purchase Green shares the same enthusiasm and wants to share how artificial grass can put these three R’s in practice.
REDUCE. Artificial grass reduces the amount of water used. Reduces the amount of chemicals in the air. And reduces the environmental impact of natural grass. Artificial grass also helps consumers reduce the amount of money they spend on utilities, maintenance supplies and other hidden natural turf costs.
REUSE. We hear all the time how homeowners are turning their artificial grass lawns into outdoor rug areas and puppy potty pads. Instead of having a gross, smelly, and ugly white disposable pad in the corner of your house for your puppy to use, imagine him having a small grass are to use. It looks a lot better than your disposable pad and is reusable! All you need to do is wash it about once a week, just hose it off! How crazy easy is that!
RECYCLE. Artificial grass recycling companies are popping up everywhere! Turf recycling is the easiest and fastest way to get rid of your grass and recycle it. By having your used artificial grass recycled, you’re not only helping the Earth stay green, but also helping provide an artificial grass solution at a heavily discounted price for homeowners and contractors. Recycling becomes even more successful when a sports field or a park’s turf is recycled.
Purchase Green’s artificial grass is a product aimed to provide people with an opportunity to save money, save their environment and help people take an active approach to a greener tomorrow. The benefits truly outweigh the price and at the price Purchase Green sells it at, it’s a steal.

Posted on January 25, 2013

Improve Your Fitness Routine With Artificial Grass

Artificial grass can actually increase the effectiveness of your fitness routine. Get the most of your workout with artificial grass and improve your exercise. Lose weight, build muscle and get fit, faster than with a natural lawn. Artificial grass allows athletes to wear a variety of footwear. Soccer cleats are a thing of the past. With artificial grass, runners have increased traction and balance. This allows the correct muscles to be targeted and worked out rather than their bodies fighting to stay balanced.
In soccer, the pace of the game depends greatly on the quality of the field and the shortness of the grass. A perfectly smooth and luscious terrain allows for a fast paced and efficient game. Bumps, dirt spots and dead grass, will slow a soccer ball down and interrupt the game. This is never an issue for artificial grass. With an artificial grass lawn, the grass’s height is always perfect, there are never bald spots in the field, and the grass is always green and luscious, making for a perfect game.
Also, when choosing artificial grass over natural grass, there is a significant decrease in injury rates. When football was played on the natural grass, out of 10 games, there were 15 injuries reported. When it was played on the artificial turf, there were 12 injuries reported. That’s a 20% injury rate improvement!
Artificial grass continues to surprise us with its number of advantages. It is truly the superior choice over natural grass.

Posted on January 20, 2013

How Does Artificial Grass Reduce Our Carbon Footprint?

Artificial grass helps greatly reduce the world’s carbon footprint. When comparing natural grass and artificial grass, artificial grass rises above expectation. Artificial grass saves billions of gallons of water each year. This number only grows with every artificial grass lawn or field installed. Artificial grass significantly eliminates fuel powered lawn maintenance machines such as lawn mowers, aerators, and re-seeders. Synthetic grass eliminates grass clippings, keeping the mess off your sidewalks and your allergies under control. Some artificial grass installations require a rubber infill; this rubber infill usually comes from recycled tires, removing millions of tires from landfill sites each year.
Purchase Green’s grass is 100 percent recyclable. Although Purchase Green’s artificial grass has an average life span of 20 years with proper care and maintenance, all good things must come to an end. On the bright side, the grass is still recyclable and continues to benefit the environment well after its life as a lawn. Artificial grass is most often recycled into new turf and turf backing as well as artificial lumber.

Posted on January 13, 2013

Artificial Grass is Perfect for Playgrounds!

Artificial grass has proven to be the superior grass option for lawns and dog runs, but it really begins to shine on playgrounds. First of all, it’s safer. Kids love to play and run around on grass during recess and usually schools have a long list of safety requirements; requirements that real grass couldn’t dream of meeting. That’s where artificial grass comes in handy. At Purchase Green, we have all of our grasses and accessories, safety tested so depending on what your school’s particular requirements are, Purchase Green can suggest the perfect solution. Schools also really love that artificial grass makes for easy wheelchair access because it doesn’t move around or sink the same way that natural sod does. Second, its much cleaner than natural grass. Hello! No Mud! Also, because artificial grass is made from recycled plastic, bacteria has nothing to feed on and therefore hitchhikes to the next field. Insects and spiders don’t like artificial grass for the same reason. Of course, the immeasurable decrease in maintenance has it benefits. Saves the school money on a grounds man, saves money on landscaping supplies, saves money on water. Plain and simple. Artificial grass is always green, always beautiful and always attractive. For those schools or homeowners trying to be eco-friendly, artificial grass is a no brainer! Purchase Green’s grasses are always made from recycled plastics and sustainable products. When you feel like ripping up your lawn, its recyclable then too.

Posted on January 6, 2013
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