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Myths and Facts about Artificial Grass Fibers

All artificial grass monofilament fibers are manufactured the same way.
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.
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.

Posted on July 11, 2011

Water Conservation with Artificial Grass

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.

Posted on July 11, 2011

Why Artificial Grass Is Better Than Natural Grass For Sports Fields

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.

Posted on June 22, 2011

Increasing your Home Value with Artificial Grass

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.

Posted on June 20, 2011