Artificial Turf Is The New Way Of Landscaping

Artificial turf is the new way of landscaping for many, especially those who have experienced or are concerned about wild fires.  It’s been a hot, dry summer in B.C. that has resulted in too many wild fires, too much smoke and an enormous expense to our province and country.  There are still many fires burning and with uncontrollable winds and still a lack of rain even the cooler temperature can’t contain the devastation.  As mentioned in our previous post SYNLawn® is proud of our Class A Fire rating.  Landscapers and developers are aware of the importance in providing not only a beautiful landscape designed yard but a safe one as well.  This is one of the many reasons artificial turf is being recommended to new home buyers.  Saving time and money in the long run by installing a synthetic grass system simply makes sense.  We, at SYNLawn Okanagan are also proud to have realtors such as Lyndi Cruikshank of Royal Lepage Locations West Realty suggesting to home owners our artificial turf could improve their home equity.  We recently installed lakeside artificial grass at 3973 Lakeshore Road, Penticton, B.C. to improve the value and potential of a sale.  This is a beautiful home close to town while having a private beach and amazing view of Skaha Lake.

Imagine walking out your back door onto a patio like this?  Only a few steps down and you can be onto your own private pier, into your own private boat and enjoying the water.  Check it out!

We have also been receiving many calls from developers in the North Okanagan such as Coldstream, Predator Ridge, Adventure Bay.  If you are up that way be sure to check out Nicholas Alexander Landscaping where we have a display.  We are always happy to work with landscapers and designers to provide the best products and customer service for Okanagan residents.

There has been some confusion for many customers who were familiar with our McCurdy Road showroom, and new customers who are searching for us on social media as to where we are now located.  We are here!  We are temporarily mobile offering a better price to our customers, being available for quotes right at your property and serving the Okanagan from the border to Kamloops.  Be sure to call us: 250-765-4032 to schedule a consultation, ask questions and get the perfect representative to serve your needs.  We will announce our new location in the Spring.

Penticton home on Okanagan lake recently had a SYNLawn® make-over.

Vernon lakeside home.

No matter what your landscape needs; steep terrain, drylands, large or small we are happy to install.  Got pets?  Dogs love artificial turf to roll in and dog owners appreciate the easy clean-up.  Putting greens, bocce ball, tennis courts, lawn bowling, playgrounds and trampoline users all enjoy the cleanliness and ease of a synthetic grass system.  The Okanagan is a place to play, laugh and enjoy the outdoors.  Spend your time doing what you love!  We’ll even come in when necessary to maintain your SYNLawn® system on an annual basis so you don’t have to rake the leaves or clean up.

Call us today!  250-765-4032 or submit your name for a free consultation to the right.

Okanagan Area Wild Fires

Oh it has been a wild fire summer!  Hot temperatures with no rain continues to affect our landscape. Gone are the days of green lawns and an abundance of irrigation water.  Here to stay are water restrictions that limit water consumption for irrigating our lawns and gardens.  Conscientious home and business owners are having to re-think landscape designs.  Xeriscaping is now the way to go!

A xeriscape front yard does not have to be all rock.  As seen above SYNLawn® Okanagan created a green space that looks like real grass with a creek flowing through by simply cutting the artificial grass and being a little creative.

As Okanagan residents continue to experience heavy smoke in all areas with limited visibility, water restrictions and hot temperatures the idea of installing synthetic grass landscape systems become more popular.  SYNLawn® products have a Class A fire rating which is comforting especially with concerns of wild fires.  If you enjoy shade and colour in your yard it’s easy to plant a few shade trees and potted plants to brighten up and customize your landscape.

During the summer of 2017 the SYNLawn® Okanagan team have been installing many backyard and front yard putting greens for home owners.  Pools are a popular item in the Okanagan as well.  Having synthetic grass installed around your pool will help eliminate grass cuttings in the pool, feel soft on the feet and look amazing.

Put away, better yet sell your lawn mower and enjoy the time freedom with quiet summer days doing what you love.  Grass allergies be gone!  The smell of fresh cut grass may seem pleasant to some but with those who suffer from allergies it can feel confining and concerning.

Tall pines are common in the Okanagan but also a fire hazard.  The dry pine needles and dry branches of these trees should be cut back from any residential landscape to help eliminate the possibility of wild fires spreading onto your property.  Safety and fun are number one!

School is back in session and for many it is a time to get back into routines.  This could be your time to consider how you can scale back on the yard work and have additional protection from the worries of sparks that could start a fire in the dry climate of the Okanagan.  Keep your home safer, use less water but still have a green and beautiful landscape with an artificial grass system by giving us a call today.

We are mobile, serving the Okanagan supply and installing synthetic grass systems for commercial and residential property owners.  We work with landscape specialists and designers that can create a yard that allows you to spend more time enjoying the outdoors without the work involved to maintain it.

We also have a fantastic pet product that will keep your lawn smelling fresh, looking green all year long.  No more yellow areas or smelly spots!

Got questions about synthetic grass, pet systems, rooftop applications, golf putting greens and/or landscape ideas?  Give us a call to schedule a free estimate: 1-250-765-4032.

Helping our communities with donations

SYNLawn® Okanagan Ltd.  is a proud sponsor for numerous fund raising events providing community support to those in need.

Senior Men’s Invitational Golf Tournament August 14, 2017 at Gallaghers Canyon will be sponsoring a hole.  Gallagher’s Canyon Golf and Country Club is an excellent place to enjoy an afternoon of golf!  On behalf of the Senior Men’s Club and our organizing committee for this years event, I thank you for your support and look forward to continuing this winning relationship between Senior Golfers throughout the Okanagan Valley and, through the support of their patronage, the continued success of your business. – Gerry Clark, Chair for Gallaghers Canyon Senior Men’s Invitational Committee.

 

Harvest Ladies Amateur Two-Ball Golf Tournament held on July 24, 2017.      “Thank you so much for this very generous donation to Mamas for Mamas. With this incredible influx of support from the Harvest Ladies 2 Ball Tournament, we will be able to fund our emergency support program for a minimum of 4 months; now with additional services such as perishable food vouchers and transportation support. We will be using these funds to help at-risk and low income moms and their children re-establish their lives and homes with dignity after leaving with nothing due to domestic abuse, fires, or other crisis situations. These funds will be distributed between the emergency food support program through sustainable nourishment, and the emergency support services through the comprehensive donation program.” –  Kathy Krasnov, Chairperson, Harvest Ladies Tournament Committee

South Okanagan Raptors Rehab Center (SORCO)    SORCO is a non-profit society that relies on the generous donations and support of contributions made for rehabilitating raptors. Owls, eagles, hawks or other birds of prey needing help are rehabilitated here.  SYNLawn Okanagan donates artificial grass for the displays.  The raptors love to perch upon this natural feeling grass.

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Drop by the Kelowna SPCA to see SYNLawn’s synthetic grass pet products being used daily to add comfort and a little green space for pets.  SYNLawn supplies synthetic grass systems that help keep your pets cleaner, cooler and comfortable.  Proper drainage helps eliminate odours while keeping a green space all year round.  Ask us about our products for dogs!

SYNLawn® is a business with heart that supports communities throughout the Okanagan whenever possible.  It takes local businesses and caring citizens to make a difference!

 

New For 2017!

We have moved!  Or shall I say we have left McCurdy Road and are continuing to serve the Okanagan Valley by coming to your doorstep.  In the near future we will have a new location but we’re keeping that a secret for now.  Meanwhile we continue to provide free quotes, answering questions or concerns on why you would want to choose SYNLawn® or a synthetic grass product and which one will best provide the perfect solution for you.

This Spring we have been very busy installing residential landscapes for local customers between Osoyoos and Kamloops.  There is a lot going on in the Okanagan!  Water restrictions and high costs for water usage, our dry climate, wild fires and so much new construction with commercial and residential building keep us on our toes.  Despite the seemingly high cost of quality synthetic grass, consumers are realizing and appreciating the long-term value – especially with our 15 year warranty.

Check out some of our recent testimonials from our 2017 customers at the bottom of our home page: http://synlawnokanagan.ca/about-us/ We always appreciate feedback from our customers so that we can continue to improve our service and products!  We also love to receive photo’s from customers enjoying their new landscape or putting green.

Gary & Pam “Love The Product”

The Owl Rescue (SORCO) near Oliver, BC puts SYNLawn® over the bird perches.

The Innovation Centre of Design in Kelowna

A recent installation near Vernon – Class A Fire Rating on SYNLawn products!

Imagine this view every day!

The Okanagan is such an amazing, beautiful location to live in.  Why wouldn’t you want a green lawn without the worry of water restrictions, need to spend your leisure time mowing or caring for your grass?  Putting greens have become the hottest residential activity for home owners, replacing pools, but why not a putting green beside your pool?

Installing a playground space for your children?  Consider the safety factor of a fall.  We have the best protection for under swings, slides, climbing bars or around trampolines to cushion any accidental fall.  Ask our experts!

We are here to answer your questions at 250-765-4032 and come by to provide an in-depth quote with samples of our numerous products.  We hope to hear from you soon. You can fill in the contact form if you prefer us to call you.

Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

Caring For Your SYNLawn Artificial Grass

A fake lawn (artificial grass) is cost effective, saving you time and money.  Caring for your SYNLawn® artificial grass is quick and easy in comparison to maintaining natural grass, saves on water and looks real.

Consider the expense of lawn equipment, fuel for this equipment, fertilizers, lawn damage that require re-seeding, etc., etc. and then add the costs associated with using water, never mind the water restrictions during the hottest months and it seems overwhelming.  And this is if you do the work!  If you hire a landscaper to maintain your yard the price just skyrocketed.

Despite the fact fake lawns are so much easier and less expensive to maintain, there is still some work involved.  Like any surface there are environmental factors, often pet visitations and human considerations that require looking after.

Recently finished yard in Kelowna with happy customers, Ernie & Lucy.

Some garden tools you may want to hang onto:

  • garden hose
  • rake or leaf blower
  • garbage bags
  • fertilizer spreader (optional) for applying sand

Upon installation we apply enviro fill to help the blades of grass stand up and look natural.  A stiff brush or raking, especially in high traffic areas help maintain this new appearance.  Applying silica sand or enviro fill with a fertilizer spreader annually gives a quick lift!  Washing the lawn with a garden hose to clean any air pollution, dog urine or debris will give your artificial grass a brighter look too.  A leaf blower, non-metal leaf rake or stiff brush keeps the grass vibrant and looking fresh.

Of course, if you prefer not to do the maintenance and store the garden tools you can schedule a service call with our team for Spring or Fall. A SYNLawn® grass installation is an investment.  With up to 15 years warranty you want to keep your grass looking new.  Maintenance is not required, not always necessary, but always a good idea.

If you are using your fake lawn as a pet run you will want to take additional care.  Hosing and even using a mild mixture of a gentle detergent or vinegar and water helps wash away the urine scent. Applying our Zeolite product that absorbs the odour is recommended as well.  Picking up the feces when hardened is easier.  That’s all there is to it!  Your dog can’t dig holes in our grass due to the design. Fleas, ticks and other pests don’t like artificial grass so are far less likely to be a health problem for your pet.  Dogs love to run and roll on fake grass because it feels natural to them.

With the Okanagan sun shining brightly so many days of the year you can have a cooler fake lawn with our products that have an exclusive HeatBloc™ technology.  Cooler on the feet!

We are here to answer your questions, provide optimal customer service and allow you the time needed to enjoy life in the Okanagan.  Give us a call: 250-765-4032.

Puppy Potty Training Pet Pads – Get Yours Today!

There’s a new puppy at SYNLawn® Okanagan and her name is Pearl. Puppy potty training pet pads are especially handy when house training! In fact, they are absolutely essential if your puppy is indoors at all.

So Proud!

Pet Pad in Crate

At 10 weeks old, Pearl is still learning manners and all about puppy potty training.  SYNLawn pet pads are the perfect tool for this job!  In the picture to the right we add an artificial grass pet pad to her crate for night time.  She feels safe and secure and we rest knowing there won’t be any ‘accidents’ on our floors.   We add a cozy blanket for her to cuddle on at bedtime.  In the morning we take the pet pad out and rinse it in the laundry sink or hose it off outside (as seen below).

During the day we place 2 small synthetic grass pet pads on a boot tray in the room she plays in.  These help with those instantaneous moments when getting outside isn’t possible.  She has a place to quickly squat that feels like grass and helps her understand the concept of going outside.

So quick and easy to clean!

Just rinse out the urine and good to go.  Any other messes can be easily picked up and flushed down the toilet.

The boot tray adds extra security for moisture!

This is cleaner and easier than using a litter box and your puppy learns that doing his/her business on grass is the way to go.

 

We don’t add detergents or irritants as puppies can be sensitive to scents.

Pick up your puppy potty training pad at SYNLawn®.  We are located at the corner of McCurdy Road and Hwy. 97 but have intentions to move locations soon so stay tuned for updates.

You can call us at 866-758-7888 for directions or to find the nearest distributor for SYNLawn® products in other areas.

We also offer a $200 discount on a pet system when you adopt a pet from our local BC SPCA’s.  See our article here.

If you prefer to watch a video and hear why SYNLawn® artificial grass is perfect for pets take a moment and listen to what Jamie has to say: Click here.

Make your life easier and your pets life happier with SYNLawn®!

Dog Owners

Are you a dog owner?  Fifty-seven percent of Canadian Households own pets’ – at least this was what the Alberta ministry stated in 2014.

At SYNLawn Okanagan® we are dog owners!  As a local distributor of artificial grass pet systems we want all dogs to feel clean and healthy. SYNLawn® is a proud sponsor of SPCA International who’s mission is: ‘to advance the safety and well-being of animals from cruelty and neglect around the world.’  Pet adoption to good homes with loving pet owners is essential.  The SPCA adoption program is the most responsible way to contribute to the neglect and abuse of dogs.  Providing a healthy space for you and your pet to play in the grass is where we come in. We supply and install artificial grass for pets that provide a clean, healthy and easy to maintain system for both you and your dog.

In support of the SPCA cause SYNLawn® distributors across North America contribute 50 cents per square foot of our sales with our product SYNZoysia 633.  For every dog adopted locally we will contribute up to $250 off your pet system.

 

This artificial grass is:

  • Plant-based
  • Has up to 15 year manufacturer warranty
  • Is pet-friendly so safer by eliminating pesticides, fertilizers, fleas, ticks and other pests penetrating into your pets system.
  • Is manufactured with our exclusive EnviroLoc™ backing system which is approximately 60 – 70% green by weight
  • Has our HeatBloc technology keeping it cooler for paws
  • Is LEED certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
  • Allows for proper drainage eliminating puddles, mud and mess

And much more>>>

Locally, Woofy World in Kelowna are happy customers of SYNLawn Okanagan®.  Woofy World invites you to check out their website and facilities.  If you are looking for a friendly, happy place for your dog’s daycare give them a call at (250) 764-4579 to arrange your dog’s next visit

 

Elaine’s Pet Resorts  have SYNLawn® pet systems installed throughout their facilities in the U.S. and are also extremely happy with SYNLawn’s pet systems.  Check out their site and video’s to see just how synthetic grass makes a difference.

If you have a puppy or dog who loves to bury his bones and treasures, and you care about the appearance of your grass what do you do?

WE CAN HELP WITH THIS!

Our synthetic (artificial) grass systems for pets will prevent holes from being dug in your yard, keep your puppy cleaner, reduce or eliminate pests such as fleas, ticks and other burrowing insects from getting into your pet’s coat which in turn is brought into the home.  All our pet grass products are designed with an interlocking weave that eliminates digging while still allowing proper drainage.

We will take care in working with you, as the pet owner to determine the best solution for your needs. With organic zeolite crystals that reduce pet urine odors the yard will smell fresh. No more yellow stains or dead patches of lawn that requires repair and re-seeding.  No more dead grass on your dog’s coat or muddy paws tracked into the house.

Our HeatBloc™ technology will keep your puppy’s feet cooler.  With UV protection in our artificial grass systems your lawn will look and last longer as well as be protected by our 15 year warranty.

 

 

 

“Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won’t buy the wag of his tail.”

-Josh Billings

We know you love to see your dog wagging its’ tail, playing happily in the yard, feeling healthy and safe.  That is why we are so proud to have such a great product to offer our customers.  Together we can support SPCA International with the wonderful services they provide with pet adoption and dog awareness. Call us today to consult with one of our professionals and learn how you can provide the best alternative to natural grass installing the perfect pet system – 250-765-4032. 

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SYNLawn® is GBB Certified

Now green certified! As one of the largest manufacturers, distributors and installers of top quality artificial grass products SYNLawn® is proud to have recently joined the international organization Green Business Bureau. GBB is an international membership organization using online assessments that certify green businesses. As a member we are committed to keeping our environment more eco-friendly by being ‘green certified’. (Learn more here)

Part of participation in the largest global synthetic surfacing industry is to stand out as a business that is environmentally responsible. SYNLawn® is recognized as a leader of innovation in artificial grass products offering numerous premium artificial grass varieties that are environmentally friendly in manufacturing processes and applications.

 

WHY does this matter?

 

As responsible citizens, business owners and residential home-owners it is essential to our future to reduce water consumption and eliminate toxic, harmful chemicals from our environment. At SYNLawn® we strive to ‘make a difference’ through educating our customers as to why this matters.  Artificial grass is more environmentally friendly than natural grass, especially when green certified using eco-friendly materials in manufacturing.  SYNLawn® is earth, water and environmentally friendly!

 

Not all artificial grass is the same. SYNLawn® products are plant-based, 100% recyclable and sustainable with one of the best warranties in the market. SYNLawn® goes the extra mile through research and development, becoming certified with  (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), IPEMA (International Play Equipment Manufacturers Assoc.), and now with the Green Business Bureau.

You can rest assured your pet is safer with artificial grass. No mess – no fuss.  Eliminate pests in the grass, toxins and be green!

 

SYNLawn® synthetic grass products:

  • Provide optimal water drainage. No mess, puddles or mud. Pets and kids stay cleaner.
  • Has an exclusive EnviroLoc™ backing system that helps extend the life of the product, makes it stronger and more environmental. Eliminate ticks, fleas and rodents from your lawn!
  • Uses a HeatBlock™ technology that reflects the sun’s rays reducing the temperature of the grass. Walk barefoot on soft grass without burning your toosies!
  • More resilient, stronger and environmental!
  • Safer for playgrounds.

The Okanagan is not just a popular tourist destination. It is growing substantially. See why Kelowna is a great place to live at https://www.kelowna-homes.com/9-reasons-why-kelowna-is-the-best-place-to-live-summer-edition/ . As responsible citizens and with global warming it is essential to be environmentally responsible. That means being conscious of how much water we (or our land) consume, what harmful chemical we use and how we develop our communities. Your time is valuable too! Isn’t it more fun to play with the kids or just be a kid yourself?

Our professional sales team and installers are committed to providing excellent customer service with the best alternative to natural grass. In designing your landscape for the future we will help you create an environmentally friendly and beautiful place to call home. You will save on water, time and energy by enjoying all the amenities the Okanagan has to offer instead of spending your spare time mowing, weeding, fertilizing and watering.

We are here to help!  Call us for your free consultation for residential or commercial install of synthetic grass that will last for years to come.  250-765-4032.

Fill out our contact form by clicking here.

 

 

New Owners of SYNLawn Okanagan

Come in and meet the new owners, Chris Berry and Chris Tietz of SYNLawn Okanagan at #140 – 948 McCurdy Road in Kelowna, British Columbia.

Chris & Chris

With the days warming up the dynamic duo  are in full swing installing the synthetic grass products throughout the Okanagan.  Quality, excellent products and exceptional customer service have, and will always be what SYNLawn® stands for.

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The Okanagan is not only beautiful but hot! A typical household uses over 2/3 their monthly water consumption on lawn irrigation so it is essential to look at alternatives.  Our superior synthetic grasses not only look like natural grass but feel like it too!

If you are wanting to conserve water, save the environment and spend your summer days having fun instead of mowing, watering, weeding and fertilizing your lawn, give SYNLawn Okanagan a call soon or drop by the showroom.

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Dog runs, full pet systems, landscape designs, rooftop, deck or patio, commercial displays, safer playground systems that are wheelchair accessible and much, much more can and are being installed every day.  Gone are the days you could recognize artificial grass as a substitute for natural grass.  Technical advancements with UV protection, quality materials that are 100% recyclable are quickly becoming the most economical and efficient way to landscape.

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SYNLawn® has the largest selection of synthetic landscape grasses in the industry.  As the only manufacturer and distributor that installs and warrants their own products SYNLawn® is able to have superior quality control over every aspect of development.

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Pool surrounds, backyard putting greens, safe play areas for your children and exceptional landscape designs are our specialty.  Give us a call and receive a free consultation where we will go over your specific needs to determine the best solution.  866-758-7888.

SYNLawn Okanagan with Chris and Chris are proud to provide exceptional products and services to residents and business owners throughout the Southern Interior of British Columbia and look forward to hearing from you.

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Talk to you soon!

Training Facilities, Sports Fields And More

Training facilities, sports fields and more are appreciating the quality and consistency SYNLawn® uses in the manufacturing of SpeedTurf™ and TrackTurf™. Fitness trainers and athletes appreciate our artificial grass systems that withstand tough, heavy traffic.  Every system is designed specifically to increase the performance for training exercises.

SpeedTurf™ & TrackTurf™ are specialty non infill synthetic turfs designed for agility, CrossFit, weight sled & utility strength training, both in and outdoors. It is engineered to increase performance and speed. Used by professional sports franchises and major colleges, this distinctive blended turf allows sleds and other weight training objects to slide easily across its surface, yet provide an excellent running surface to train on.Speed turf

With innovative shock absorbency designed to reduce impact, SpeedTurf & TrackTurf use a reinforced foam base layer that offers superior protection against jolts that reduces lower back fatigue, muscular exhaustion, shin splints, and other chronic injuries caused by improper shock absorption. Athletes can stretch, bend, and lay on SpeedTurf &TrackTurf with ease and comfort without worrying about hard and unforgiving rubber flooring.

SpeedTurf™ & TrackTurf™ allow athletes of every level to hone their skills on the field and off, refining performance and decreasing muscle fatigue. The artificial grass mimics the feel of real grass while providing additional shock absorbency so that every athlete can train to perform at their best with decreased risk of injury. With the industry leading manufacturer direct warranty you can train hard without worrying about having to replace your flooring every year. SpeedTurf™ & TrackTurf™ are built to be as tough as the athletes who train on them so they’re backed by a 9 year warranty.

Ideal for strength & agility training, sled pulls, Cross-Training, gym floors, weight lifting areas and indoor sports fields.

The Okanagan valley attracts athletes world-wide.  World class fitness and training facilities, amazing outdoor sports fields and incredible year-round opportunities make the Okanagan the place many athletes and sports enthusiasts come to.  With quality products like SpeedTurf™ and TrackTurf™ athletes can train professionally with less injuries year-round.

Call us at 866-758-7888 or drop by our showroom on McCurdy Road in Kelowna to discuss how we can help you or Click Here to submit your name for a call from us.