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.
Practice makes perfect – this is true for any sport but, in golf, a single putt can make the difference between winning that all-important hole in match play. According to GolfStateofMind.com, “fifty percent of shots are hit within forty yards of the hole.” Short game and putting expert Dave Pelz noted that PGA Tour Pros average just over twenty-nine putts per round compared with twenty to thirty handicappers who average thirty-five and more putts per round!
Since this is fact, why wouldn’t you spend most of your golf practice time on short game and improving your ability to putt?
Or, in many cases, time is at a premium and golfers may haphazardly pull out their electronic putting cup and roll putts along a wood floor or carpet hoping that this substitutes as practice, instead of traveling to the nearest course with a putting green. The problem with this form of “practice” is it will not teach true roll or speed of a green, not to mention that you’ll never figure out how to putt on hilly lies.
Wouldn’t it be great to have direct access to a green right in your own back yard? Leading short game golf guru, Dave Pelz, preaches regularly that direct access is the key to putting greatness. Okay, so Pelz has designed a wonderland of sorts in his own backyard – a masterfully created two acre SYNLawn Synthetic Golf haven, complete with reproductions of Augusta and Sawgrass greens that roll true …and never need water!
Let’s face it. Even though artificial grass for landscape applications has been around for more than 10 years now, a good number of us still have old images in our head about what that stuff looks like. The synthetic grass of today isn’t at all what it was back then.
The technology changed because the needs have evolved. While AstroTurf’s name will always be associated with fake grass, the manufacturing process used to make synthetic turf for football fields is a whole lot different than artificial grass for landscape applications.
Back around 2003, it was evident that there was a need for a whole new direction when it came to addressing landscaping needs. Some artificial grass manufacturers recognized that the need for rubber infill that was used on sports fields had no place in landscaping applications. While rubber infill helped to support grass fibers, add ballast and an extra layer of fall protection for the players, there was no place for it in someone’s backyard.
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.
(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.”