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.

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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.

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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.

BackYard Playground Systems

Create your backyard playground with the assurance it will be safe, durable and beautiful. AT SYNLawn® we understand the importance of safety in and around playgrounds.  It is our mission to inform parents why most artificial grass systems do not meet safety standards and ours do.

SYNLawn® artificial grass playground systems provide the most comprehensive and safest playground installations in this business. They are wheelchair or stroller accessible for easy access. Our versatile systems allow for any type of play equipment.  Certified IPEMA tested and CSA compliant we use a 100% recycled foam padding that provide safer falls of up to 12 feet and last up to 50% longer than other synthetic grass products.  Our TrampleZone package allow for easy replacement under high traffic areas.  In most well used playground areas such as under a swing, bottom of the slide or base of a climbing apparatus the ground is hard, worn and in a hole.  This is where a child is most likely to land in a fall.  This is where you want your artificial grass system to do the best job.  We will explain to you exactly why in our free consultation.

Baby on SYNLawn

Many children suffer from grass allergies that affect their ability to play outdoors but artificial turf opens the door to a healthier playground.

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When considering how to create your backyard playground it is not only the surface but what is below.  With proper drainage there are no puddles, mud or grass stains to worry about.  Your kids can play hard but not dirty and SYNLawn® will keep on looking great for years.  With the best warranty in the industry you are guaranteed longevity.

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SYNLawn® playground

Whether it’s a commercial or residential system you can be creative and choose from an assortment of grass varieties, customize your installation with a logo and create any shape.

SYNLawn Okanagan synthetic playground area

We can do indoor playgrounds, commercial daycares, pet parks, fitness facilities, roof decks and so much more.  We are safe, clean and green here to serve you.  Come on by our showroom on the corner of McCurdy and Hwy. 97 to see what we offer, give us a call at 250-765-4032 or submit for a free consultation on the ‘about us’ page and we will come to you.

Keep you kids safe and happy with a playground system with SYNLawn®

Okanagan Living

The Okanagan valley is a prime location where construction is booming, the job market is hot and the weather is beautiful all year round.  Okanagan living is fun for everyone!  Castanet recently rated Kelowna number two for the hottest job market in Canada.  Students attending UBC’s Okanagan campus, young families looking for a healthier and more viable lifestyle and retirees wanting a desirable climate with diverse activity are moving here. You should too!  As far as real estate investing this is a perfect time to purchase property in the Okanagan.  Mortgage rates are low, rental homes are in demand and houses are still affordable.  The Okanagan is a popular vacation destination in the summer but also boasts some of the best ski hills in Canada. The valley also offers renowned hiking & bike trails for all levels of fitness enthusiasts and a wide range of activities for all age groups with many great swimming, boating and fishing lakes.  If the great outdoors and fresh air is something you value you definitely want to check out this unique oasis situated in south central British Columbia.

With the City of Vancouver being one of the third highest real estate markets in the world many residents are leaving the area.  Kelowna sits between Vancouver and Calgary in the most desirable location in all of Canada.  Orchards, vineyards, lakes, mountains and a diverse topography add to the ambience of this amazing valley. The Kelowna International airport flew 1,594,467 million passengers in 2015 with total economic impact of 2,730 jobs and $610 million for the province of BC.  With the City of Penticton approximately an hour drive on Hwy. 97 with a scenic view is the Penticton Regional airport. Penticton is conveniently located on Vancouver International Airport routes to the Pacific coast, the B.C. interior and Alaska, Penticton Regional Airport is your destination to fun, sun and hospitality.

Numerous Golf Courses

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Home owners are enjoying personal backyard putting greens all over the Okanagan!

The Okanagan is a golfer’s paradise with numerous courses up and down the valley.   SYNLawn signed an endorsement agreement with Tom Watson, five-time British Open Champion and two-time Masters winner, and also teamed up with world-renowned teaching professional, best-selling author, and golf researcher Dave Pelz.  SYNLawn in BC has a renewed partnership with the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) of British Columbia.  We, at SYNLawn Okanagan enjoy working with home owners and commercial golf enthusiasts improving the quality of golf with our golf putting greens, T-lines, practice mats and more.  Our backyard golf putting greens have become a popular way to entertain friends and family while also improving golf skills.  See more on our golf page.

Create your own fun with SYNLawn

Hiking, biking, swimming, skiing, horse-back riding, rock climbing, sailing, and so much more are enjoyed by sports enthusiasts, families and friends.  Love dogs?  The Okanagan is dog-friendly for sure and a great way to meet other pet owners is by getting out on the trails or going to one of many of our dog parks.

Happy SYNLawn® dogs

So…if you are considering moving to the Okanagan Valley, anywhere from Vernon to the border town of Osoyoos and all spots in between please drop by to our showroom location on the corner of McCurdy road and Highway 97 to introduce yourself.  We are happy to welcome you and answer any of your questions. 250-765-4032.

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SYNLawn Okanagan helps improve Boucherie road

Wine Trail Beautification and SYNLawn® Okanagan

Pilot projects can lead to great things, as was the case with the median on Gordon and Bernard Avenues in Kelowna. The City of Kelowna and SYNLawn® Okanagan installed artificial grass in the median instead of live grass, plants or hot paving stones. Artificial grass median beautifies the City.

Once the results were in, it was clear that investing in the synthetic turf would and has saved the City on costs for maintenance, time, equipment, resources and of course, water.

The project on Boucherie Road began when the District of West Kelowna saw value in the look and performance of the pilot project in Kelowna. We worked together to create a green looking space on the new median, which runs from Highway 97 and up Boucherie Road.

Boucherie Road is classified as an arterial route, and provides access to numerous neighbourhoods in the District, including Lakeview Heights, South Mount Boucherie, Sunnyside and Green Bay. It is a transit route and an alternate route should Highway 97 ever close down. The District needed to upgrade the road to a higher urban standard, and keep it a low maintenance so as not to disrupt traffic flow.

Boucherie Road is also the beginning of the Westside Wine Trail, which increases the traffic flow even more in the summer months.

When it comes to maintenance and repairs, the median does not have to be mowed, weeded or watered, which saves on time, equipment and resources for the District. This cost savings is multiplied, as with SYNLawn® in place, there is no need for flaggers, as there is with traditional median maintenance.

The project included approximately 10,000 sq. feet of SYNLawn® placed in the divider between the lanes. Compared to natural grass, this project will save over 150,000 litres of water per year and does not require harmful chemicals to keep weeds down.

As an added bonus, it looks great and gives consistent curb appeal as tourists and locals drive up the Boucherie Road portion of the Westside Wine Trail.

SYNLawn® and Pets

Many people believe they can’t have SYNLawn® when they have pets. After all it’s not real grass. Those little presents from Fido and Fluffy aren’t going to be fertilizing anything. What about diggers and lawn surfers, surely artificial grass is out of the question.

SYNLawn® can actually be better for your pets than live vegetation. You don’t need pesticides or fertilizers, so you don’t have to worry about chemicals transferring onto your pets and being tracked back into your home. SYNLawn® also keeps your yard free of pests like fleas and ticks. We can even design your lawn to keep out moles, mice and gophers.

With SYNLawn® there’s no mud for your pet to bring inside, no grass clippings either. The time you save by not having to mow or water your lawn can be spent enjoying your yard and your pets.

SYNLawn® Pet Systems take into account the size of your animal, the area they will be in, the time they spend in that area and any security measures you need for dogs that may like to dig. Once all this is calculated, we then add in your personal preferences.  SYNLawn® has the largest selection of artificial pet grass in the industry so you’re sure to find one that’s perfect for your needs.

Playing, peeing or pooping, pets are hard on natural lawns, leaving highly fertilized areas in one spot and completely dead lawn in another. The drainage system in SYNLawn® will accommodate up to 30” of any type of liquid per hour. SYNLawn® also has built in odour control. Natural zeolite crystals eliminate up to 80% of the odour caused by ammonia in pet waste. Combined with regular maintenance you won’t smell a thing.

Then there are dogs that can destroy a natural lawn in no time at all. The security methods in SYNLawn® Pet System guard against heavy wear or running, pulling, digging, chewing and anything else your rambunctious fur kid dishes out.

To see some samples of lawn types available click here