SYNLawn® is a proud Canadian supplier and installer of synthetic grass solutions for landscapes, pet areas, playgrounds, rooftops, patio decks and beautiful back yard golf complexes complete with putting greens – all with the look and feel of natural grass! Our network of dedicated Distributor across Canada pride themselves on professional installation services for your residence or commercial application.
SYNLawn® manufactures, installs and warranties the very best synthetic grass available to the Canadian market today. With true vertical integration, SYNLawn® is able to control the quality factors customers deem critical; all the way from the production of yarn to the end landscape install – controlled quality from start to finish!
SYNLawn® synthetic grass systems are the most advanced in the industry and we pride ourselves on educating our customers about every aspect of your project to provide you with as much information possible about your project as we believe a better informed consumer means clear expectations and ensured satisfaction. We will design and install your synthetic grass project whether it be a residential lawn, Dave Pelz inspired putting green, or your neighborhood playground. Our SYNLawn® roof-deck designs one of the most popular ways to expand your living space.
With approximately 25 different synthetic grasses to choose from, we have a grass for every application, every problem area, and can provide infinite design capabilities to suit your needs.
(KELOWNA, BC) – Canadian residents now have the ability to find SYNLawn DIY products a little closer to home, thanks to the recent expansion that will include 35 Lowe’s stores across Canada.
The new program offering is a result of continued success of the program that is now in over 1,000 stores around the United States. SYNLawn will provide Special Order products available in stores by selecting the product that works best for the homeowner’s project. Pre-cut rolls of synthetic turf are also available for homeowners wishing to purchase their grass and start their project immediately with no waiting.
Having SYNLawn available in Lowe’s stores throughout Canada means that homeowners can find everything they need in one place. With three different synthetic grass styles and one putting green product to choose from, customers can decide which one best suits their needs based on usage of the area and their budget. In addition, Lowe’s provides direct access to DIY installation accessories, tools and maintenance items for a complete and worry-free installation.
To aid homeowners with a basic synthetic grass installation, SYNLawn has provided several handy tools that detail each step of the process with video support and installation guides to take out the guess-work.
“We’re excited about this expanded partnership with Lowe’s.” said Mike Holdenried, Vice President of Sales with SYNLawn Canada. “For the do-it-yourself landscaper, synthetic turf is a great option that can be enjoyed by every family member and its uses continue to expand based on growing environmental issues.”
Darcy Wintonyk and Lynda Steele, CTV British Columbia
Homeowners who love the look of a lush, green lawn but hate the yard that goes with it are driving a growing movement towards artificial grass.
Sylvia Baker and her husband installed an artificial lawn and putting green on the rooftop deck of their East Vancouver penthouse. She said it gets rave reviews from family and friends.
“They love it,” she told CTV’s Steele on Your Side. “First of all it just looks so cozy now with all the greenery. Everyone loves — so comfy.”
Fake turf has come a long way since it was introduced at the Houston Astrodome in the 1960′s.
Today’s artificial grass is like a carpet for your front yard. It’s good for homeowners who have kids, snowbirds who don’t want to pay for maintenance year-round, properties with drainage problems, north-facing lots that don’t get a lot of sunlight — and even condos.
Greg Loewen, who owns Canadian 4 Season Turf, ripped out his front lawn and replaced it all with turf.
“You don’t need to use chemicals. You’re not using all the water, so there are lots of environmental reasons to get into it,” he said.
Parks and Playgrounds Use Synthetic Grass to Increase Activity Levels for Preschoolers
As a new study finds nearly half of children under five don’t have one outdoor play opportunity per day, a growing number of parks and preschools are choosing synthetic grass for their playgrounds to allow more opportunities for kids to be active.
Atlanta, GA — While the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under five play outside as much as possible, an April 2012 study led by Seattle Children’s Research Institute found that nearly half of U. S. preschoolers did not have even one parent-supervised outdoor play opportunity per day. Recognizing that the lack of convenient outdoor spaces contributes to this trend, a growing number of parks and preschools are choosing synthetic grass for their playgrounds to allow more opportunities for young kids to be active.
“According to the Centers for Disease Control, obesity rates among children younger than five have doubled over the last two decades,” said Rick Doyle, President of the Synthetic Turf Council. “Synthetic grass playgrounds offer safe, resilient and accessible surfaces that can be used by kids year-round to increase physical activity levels.”
New synthetic grass playgrounds nationwide have reclaimed previously unusable spaces for the benefit of the community. Cumberland Park in Nashville, Tennessee was built on a former brown field industrial site adjacent to the Cumberland River reclaimed by park planners working closely with the Environmental Protection Agency and state environmental officials. With more than one million visitors expected annually, officials decided to install synthetic grass from ForeverLawn in heavy activity areas such as playgrounds and a climbing wall because of its durability, the option to incorporate safety features and ability to conserve water.
For a Golf Nut, Anyway…Short-Game Guru Dave Pelz Shows Off His Fantasy Training Facility
Published by the Wall Street Journal
By: John Paul Newport
Dripping Springs, TX — Short-game coach Dave Pelz, carrying do-it-yourself to an extreme, has created what for my money is the world’s greatest home office, in this case 2½ acres for practicing pitching, chipping and putting. One could certainly call Pelz eccentric for transforming the rocky terrain around his new house here into scale replicas of famous golf greens—the 12th at Augusta National, the island 17th at TPC Sawgrass, the 14th at Pebble Beach—and draping it all with artificial turf. But finding ways to improve at the short game is Pelz’s job, and he has spent 30 years tinkering with ideas about the perfect setup.
“Please don’t call it a course. It’s a facility,” Pelz, a former engineer, said about his backyard. “The whole effort here is to produce every shot in golf that I care about, so that I can practice them.”
By Josh Sens for Golf.com
Austin, TX — The house where the short-game guru Dave Pelz lives, in the foothills west of Austin, Tex., is a golf geek’s Shangri-La, with practice grounds designed to fit its owner’s fantasies. Just outside his back door, Pelz can take dead aim at faithful reproductions of his favorite targets: the 12th green at Augusta, fronted by a creek and an alabaster bunker; the 17th at Sawgrass, ringed by water; and the 14th at Pebble Beach, with its tiny tabletop, as forgiving as the roof of a VW Bug.
When Pelz and his wife, JoAnn, moved in last year, she chose the china, but he had final say on the elaborate landscape, which also features tributes to the 17th at Pebble, the 13th at Augusta and the Road Hole at St. Andrews, along with enough practice greens, skewed at different angles, to keep Ben Crenshaw endlessly entertained.
The short-game facility extends across two-acres of SYNLawn synthetic turf that never requires watering or mowing, and that features a special patent-pending underlayment that allows his putting surfaces to receive shots like real bent – and Bermuda grass greens.