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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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

Synlawn Okanagan frequently asked questions

SYNLawn FAQ’s

Q: What is the difference between SYNLawn® and the all the other turf companies?

A: SYNLawn® is a fully integrated synthetic grass company. We are the only company that maintains control over quality every step of the way from product manufacturing, to design, installation and warranty. SYNLawn® is there every step of the way.

Q: How long will the SYNLawn® last in climates like we have in the Okanagan?

A: SYNLawn is manufactured to be used climates like those found in Arizona, Las Vegas, and Nevada. All turf, no matter who manufactures it, is susceptible to harmful UV rays and direct sunlight. SYNLawn products are guaranteed to last from 7 – 12 years, depending on the type of turf chosen. We based our warranty on the lifespan of the grasses in areas where the UV index is high and for longer periods of time than in the Okanagan. The cooler winter months in the Okanagan offer a reprieve from the summer sun, so our products will normally outlast our warranty.

Q: I have pets… how do I keep my synthetic lawn clean?

A: SYNLawn® products have drainage holes in the backing of the turf that allows for any liquid, including urine, to drain efficiently. In the summer, when there are long periods of time without rain, we recommended you simply rinse the area to avoid any odours or lingering bacteria.

For solid wastes, simply scoop and dispose of the solid stuff then rinse the rest with a garden hose. If it’s a big mess, you can easily clean it up using a solution of equal parts of vinegar and water, then rinse with the hose. That’s all there is to it, and your pets will love it!

Q: Does synthetic grass get hot in the Okanagan sun?

A: All of SYNLawn’s product will be at least ambient temperature. Non-infilled products will be cooler than the infilled products. Once you add the infill (a mixture of sand and rubber) it tends to retain more heat than the non-infilled products. More information about these products are available on the SYNLawn website.

Q: Are all putting greens the same?

A: At SYNLawn® we know that one type of turf does not fit all needs. We manufacture 27 different types of putting green surfaces for all types of conditions and demands. SYNLawn’s golf products utilize a multi-curled material design to ensure a uniform roll from any direction. With over 15 years of experience and a decade of research and development in putting greens we produce a line of golf turf that is unparalleled in the industry.

Q: What do they mean by face weight and total weight?

A: The face weight is the weight of the fibres in one square yard of synthetic turf not including the backing (only the grass blades). Face weight determines the thickness of the grass.

Total weight is the weight in one square yard of grass fibres and the backing (the total product). It is important to know the difference as the amount between face and total weight will vary as much as .77 of a kilogram or 27 ounces.

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Spring Cleaning Your SYNLawn®

Even synthetic lawns need a little maintenance now and then. Here’s a quick and easy checklist for spring maintenance of your SYNLawn®.

  • Use a leaf blower to blow away any plant debris
  • Heavier debris should be picked up by hand.
  • Spring rains should take away most of the dust and dirt. If there are still some dirty spots, hose them down. Check with your SYNLawn® Okanagan rep before using a pressure washer.
  • Remove any old solid pet waste immediately and wash down with a mixture of hot water and distilled vinegar, then rinse.
  • If an area is still soiled, use a sponge mop with a five per cent solution of low sudsing household detergent and rinse with hot water.
  • Mold and fungus can be easily removed with a one percent solution of hydrogen peroxide in water. Rinse afterward with the hose. keep your SYNLawn® looking great for the rest of the year make sure you brush it periodically.

Even though you have to do a little spring-cleaning on your SYNLawn® remember, there’s no weeding, cutting or irrigating!

If you find excessive dirt, discolouration or disfiguration call your SYNLawn® Okanagan dealer. These problems can be resolved quickly and easily, leaving you free to enjoy your lawn for the rest of the spring and summer!

For complete information on how to keep your SYNLawn® looking great all year round click here

SYNLawn® Okanagan improves preschooler’s activity

Thanks to SYNLawn® Okanagan, playing outside just got a whole lot better for the children attending the YMCA’s Little Scholars Day Care and Preschool. A two phase project providing synthetic grass to both of the playgrounds at the daycare located at Okanagan College has just been completed.

SYNLawn® Okanagan, the primary contributor, also championed the project in the community and secured additional support and volunteer hours from Kelowna Sand & Gravel, Eljay Irrigation, BFI Canada – Kelowna, WINN Rentals and Redline Bobcat.

“A growing number of parks and preschools are choosing synthetic grass for their playgrounds to allow more opportunities for kids to be active. This project is a perfect way for us to give back to our community. It is great seeing big smiles as the kids run and play outside,” says Rene Bourgault, SYNLawn® Okanagan.

“The new synthetic surface means that we can be outside with the kids more, there will be less wear and tear from many little feet and kids will be safe from falls. The new playgrounds will provide preschoolers the opportunity to get outside and play regardless of the weather,” says Colleen Keeler, Childcare Director, YMCA Little Scholars.

The YMCA relies on community support to ensure quality programs are accessible to families programs that participants have the best quality experience possible. For information about YMCA programs or to learn how you can support, please call Shari Slattery at 250.764.9621 ext.303