Orlando Home & Garden Show: August 23-25, 2019

Solve all your projects in one place in one weekend at the 10th Anniversary Orlando Fall Home & Garden Show! This is the show you know – Central Florida’s favorite home and gardening event – featuring thousands of square feet of exhibits. You’ll find the latest products and services for your home and landscape: builders, remodelers, contractors, building materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage solutions, all kinds of plants, landscape displays, kitchenware, home accessories and so much more. Ahmed Hassan of DIY Network’s Yard Crashers will be there to answer questions and provide lawn guidance as well!

EasyTurf will also be there to answer all your artificial grass questions. From backyards to rooftops to putting greens, EasyTurf artificial grass does it all. Artificial grass is the perfect solution to pesky lawn problems that can result from shaded trees, digging gophers, poolside chemicals, and more. If you’re looking for a beautiful green lawn all year-round, don’t hesitate to stop by our booth and ask about a free design consultation.

Visit us at booth #730 and let’s start the conversation!

Dates:

Friday, Aug. 23, 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday, Aug. 24, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, Aug. 25, 11:00am – 5:00pm

Location: 

Orange County Convention Center North Hall B (NB)
9400 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819

Ticket cost: Pay once, get back in all weekend! 

Adults 17+ : $8.00
Seniors 65+ : $7.00
16 and Under : FREE
ISD Employees w/ID : FREE
Active Duty Military w/ ID : FREE
First Responders w/ ID : FREE
Retired Military w/ ID : $7.00

Volusia County Fall Home & Garden Show

Come check out the Volusia County Fall Home & Garden Show this weekend!

August 9-11, 2019

 

Solve all your projects in one place in one weekend at the 9th Annual Volusia County Fall Home & Garden Show! You’ll find the latest products and services for your home and landscape: builders, remodelers, contractors, building materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage solutions, all kinds of plants, landscape displays, kitchenware, home accessories and so much more

Now is the time to learn more about artificial grass! This is your opportunity to meet with EasyTurf’s expert team and find out how EasyTurf artificial grass can transform your lawn! EasyTurf is the number one choice for residential homeowners.

Visit us at booth #420 and let’s start the conversation!

Friday, Aug. 9th,  2:00PM – 6:00PM
Saturday, Aug 10th,  10:00AM – 6:00PM
Sunday, Aug 11th,  11:00AM – 5:00PM

Location: 101 N. Atlantic Ave. Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Bring The Family – FREE Admission!

Adopt a Palooza & Pet Expo: Saturday, August 3, 2019

Come check out the Adopt a Palooza & Pet Expo this weekend, Saturday, August 3rd.

The Adopt a Palooza event is your one-stop-shop for all pet needed products and services! This event will feature all the best pet-related vendors from across the country, including pet-related products like personalized pet training, pet food, pet apparel and more. In addition to the vendors, there will also be over 100 adoptable pets from Manatee County Animal Services, area shelters and rescue organizations.

Complimentary goodie bags will be available for the first 500 attendees.

EasyTurf artificial grass is a favorite choice for pet owners. Due to its unmatched durability, EasyTurf is the perfect match for pets who like to dig and create challenging messes in the yard. In addition to its durability, EasyTurf artificial grass is famously low-maintenance and makes it easy to keep a lawn beautiful and green year-round.

Muddy paws and dirty pets are a thing of the past with EasyTurf artificial grass.

Visit us and let’s start the conversation!

ONE DAY ONLY! Saturday, August 3rd from 11:00am – 4:00pm.

Location: Bradenton Area Convention Center  | 1 Haben Blvd Palmetto, FL 34221

Bring The Family – FREE Admission & FREE Parking!

Budget Lawn Ideas: Artificial Turf and More


Budget Lawn Ideas

Replacing your lawn with artificial turf is a project that reaps big rewards. Artificial turf is low-maintenance, environmentally friendly. It will save you a ton of money on your water bills. Moreover, it even stays crisp, lush, and green through dry winter months.

But sometimes, it’s just not feasible for those on a budget to replace their entire lawn with artificial turf. Lawns can stretch for acres, and even with its water-saving elements, replacing a lawn solely with artificial turf can be a significant expenditure.

If you want to save money with a new lawn, your vision for a new front and backyard doesn’t have to mean covering your ENTIRE lawn in artificial turf. Thankfully, there are money-saving shortcuts that still employ the use of artificial grass, but combine other lively elements.

If you’re on a budget, we have some smart front and backyard solutions. It looks great and don’t empty your wallet.

 

Make a Rock Garden

 

Installing a rock garden alongside artificial turf is one of the easiest, cheapest, and most attractive ways to fill space in any front or backyard. A variation of garden rocks, crushed stone, and gravel can be assorted by color and organized into appealing designs. Moreover, it is a great way to outline edible gardens, trees, and artificial turf.

 

Create a Walkway

 

Budget Lawn Ideas

Sizable blocks of stone can be found relatively cheap at home and garden outlets. These are a cost-effective design element for outdoor space. And instead of cutting artificial turf to line the stone, use mulch to pad the stone steps a few feet on either side and then enclose the mulch with artificial turf.

 

Pavers: Introducing Your New Patio

 

Budget Lawn Ideas

Instead of a single-toned grassy lawn, you can add an element of colorful relaxation. You can use pavers to morph a chunk of outdoor space into a budget-friendly patio. Depending on your design preferences, you can use brick, rustic stone, or even concrete blocks to spice up your open-air environment.

Natural stone pavers complement any yard space. Moreover, it can be cut into shapes that fit the design of any patio or walkway. They can be an area of respite for lounging around fountains and fire pits and are a great way to add elegance to an outdoor entertaining area.

 

Break up Green Space with Mulch

 

Budget Lawn Ideas

Using mulch alongside artificial turf is an effective way to break up green space. Moreover, it makes room for the garden of your dreams. As gardening’s secret weapon, mulch makes planting an edible garden, trees, or beautiful rows of flowers much healthier, contributing to soil fertility and weed control.

Plus, mulch is incredibly cheap and like artificial turf, doesn’t need much maintenance (if you buy organic mulch, you’ll need to re-mulch once annually). And the creative bounds with mulch are endless. You can frame your favorite tree in the mulch. Create an eye-popping flowerbed, or use a dark mulch to accent bright green bushes.

Don’t forget to implement cost-effective artificial turf into your budget lawn ideas. Contact EasyTurf for your new low-maintenance lawn.

Check out this new featured installation in Carlsbad, CA!

   

 

This homeowner, living in southern California’s Carlsbad community, reached out to EasyTurf in hopes that she could replace her existing artificial grass with a newer, nicer product. Since she has two dogs, a pool, and a recreation area for entertaining guests outside, it was important to her that she install a high-quality grass product that looked real and drained efficiently. Only five days after meeting with her EasyTurf design consultant, this backyard was entirely transformed!

 

   

 

Interested in learning more about how EasyTurf can transform your front or backyard space? Give us a call for a free in-home design consultation!

Inspired by Play: The History of Artificial Grass

Water-saving artificial turf is now commonplace in front yards and sports arenas across the globe. But the humble beginnings of artificial grass looked nothing like the turf of today. And the creation of artificial turf was inspired by a single idea—play.

The 1950s: Leveling the Playing Field

 

In the mid-1930s, Henry and Edsel Ford established The Ford Foundation. The mission to advance human welfare with scientific, academic, and charitable contributions. In the 1950s, The Ford Foundation conducted a study on youth fitness, and found notable differences in the physicality of rural and urban youth. Rural youth were in much better physical shape. And through the study, it was determined that the reasoning for this advantage was the difference in their playing surfaces.

Urban youth had the disadvantage of hard surfaces—asphalt, concrete, and flooring with little give. But around the same time, The Chemstrand Company, a subsidiary of Monsanto, was working to develop synthetic fiber carpeting. The two ideas naturally merged—Monsanto Industries, the Ford Foundation, and Chemstrand interlinked to create a synthetic fiber “carpet” that would serve as the perfect playing surface for indoor use.

 

The 1960s: The Birth of Artificial Turf

The new playing surface had to have distinct elements that made it safe for use in schools. The Creative Products group, an offshoot of Chemstrand’s organization, worked to develop a synthetic material that had adequate foot traction, weather drainage, wear resistance, and flame resistance.

In 1964, the first large-scale installation, called ChemGrass, was set at Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island. But it was next year’s event that set artificial turf’s wheels in motion.

In 1965, Judge Roy Hofheinz built the Astrodome—the world’s first domed stadium. The stadium was the first of its kind and was dubbed the “Eighth Wonder of the World” upon completion. But due to the nature of the stadium, it was difficult to keep real grass alive. So the new home of the University of Houston’s football team installed ChemGrass in 1966, and the artificial grass was later called Astroturf, after the name of the stadium.

Astroturf’s popularity ignited immediately following its welcome arrival at the Astrodome. A patent for artificial turf was issued in 1967, and Indiana State University became the first outdoor stadium to install Astroturf that very year, followed by Cincinnati’s Riverfront Stadium, Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Stadium, and Philadelphia’s Veterans Stadium in the 1970s.

 

Second Generation Artificial Turf

In the 1970s, a new formula with a better aesthetic and less abrasive feel was introduced. “Shag turf” looked a tad better than its predecessor, but still didn’t make the cut for sports like soccer.

Turf of the 90s

The mid-90s are responsible for improvements to the fibers, using a blend of softer polyethylene blades to create a look and feel of real grass seen in yards and across athletic fields today. Instead of sand infill, crumb rubber infill was introduced, providing more comfort for athletic ventures.

 

Since the improvements of the 90s, there have been more advances that have brought artificial turf steps closer to real-life grass—like EasyTurf’s proprietary MaxxFlow technology, allowing for superior drainage and permeability. And as artificial turf further popularizes, we’ll be sure to see even better blades sprouting up at more homes and arenas in the coming years.

 

Ready to start saving by making the switch to artificial turf? EasyTurf’s unique artificial grass has never looked—or felt—so real.

“I have two dogs and decided this turf would help keep the dogs from bringing sand into my pool. The dogs LOVE it. I see them basking in the shade of my palm trees on this wonderful product. They quoted me a 3 day install, but the guys showed up early, worked late, and finished in two days instead of three. I am very pleased with the end result, and I have received nothing but compliments on how it looks.” – Mike M

Thank you for the kind words, Mike! This homeowner was in need of a low maintenance, pet-friendly lawn solution and decided to give EasyTurf a call. Between the initial consultation and the finished installation, the job was completed in about a week. Such a beautiful green yard! Now his two dogs can roll around and play in the yard without destroying the lawn, dirtying the pool, or dragging mud into the house.

Interested in how EasyTurf can transform your yard? Give us a call to learn more! We provide free, no obligation in-home design consultations.

Tampa Bay Home Show: June 21-23, 2019

Free this weekend? Come check out the Tampa Bay Home Show this weekend (June 21-23, 2019)!

The Tampa Bay Home Show is the perfect opportunity to explore ideas for your indoor and outdoor home improvement projects. Plan to spend the day meeting experts from all over the state and learning about how various home improvement projects can transform your home. There will be vendors from all home improvement backgrounds: outdoor landscaping, carpet and flooring, and more.

 

Ready for a lesson in artificial grass? This is your opportunity to meet with EasyTurf’s expert team and find out how EasyTurf artificial grass can transform your lawn! Summer is right around the corner and EasyTurf is here to help.

EasyTurf’s team of professionals are skilled in backyard landscaping. They know the ins and outs of the business and will be there to assist you with your project every step of the way. Everything from dog runs, putting greens, bocce ball courts, and more are available options.

Visit us at booth #323 and let’s start the conversation!

 

Friday, June 21, 10am –6pm

Saturday, June 22, 10am – 6pm

Sunday, June 23, 10am –5pm

 

Location: Tropicana Field  |  One Tropicana Dr, St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Bring The Family – FREE Admission & FREE Parking!

 

Central Florida Home & Garden Show: June 8-9, 2019

Come out to the Central Florida Home and Garden show this weekend (June 8-9, 2019)!

There will be vendors from varying home improvement companies to help get your home project off the ground in time for summer. View and interact with the top home improvement specialists in Florida! Vendors include everything from backyard landscaping and renovation to home improvement flooring and lighting.

Transform your backyard in time for summer with EasyTurf artificial grass. This is your opportunity to meet with EasyTurf’s expert team of artificial grass professionals and find out how EasyTurf can transform for your yard.

The EasyTurf team can help you decide if a putting green would be a good fit, or perhaps a dog run, but regardless of what you decide on, EasyTurf will be there every step of the way. This is the perfect event to learn more about artificial grass and how it can ease lawn maintenance.

Easyturf comes with a great manufacturer’s warranty you can trust. No more worrying about whom to call should you have a question or concern. Just pick up the phone and call EasyTurf!

Visit us at booth #629 and let’s start the conversation!

Saturday, June 8, 10am –7pm

Sunday, June 9, 10am –5pm

Location: Orange County Convention Center | North Hall B | 9400 Universal Boulevard, Orlando FL 32819

Bring The Family – Kids Are FREE!

How to Reclaim Your Weekends With Artificial Grass

Spring has arrived, summer is around the bend, and the last place anyone wants to be is trapped at home toiling in yardwork when there is fun to be had and shining sun to bask under.

But those with pristine, grassy lawns are often tethered to their homes, partaking in a significant amount of lawn maintenance and upkeep. An unkempt lawn tends to turn the loveliest of homes into the eyesore of the block rather quickly, and the sheer amount of labor it takes to maintain a grass lawn impinges upon precious weekend hours and time spent with family. Often times, caring for a lawn doesn’t feel worth the price of admission—especially amid summer months.

So just how much time does one spend caring for their lawn, you ask? Read along to find out, and unearth helpful tips on how to cut down lawn maintenance time while preserving a medal-worthy green lawn.

Caring For a Grass Lawn

Any traditional grass lawn requires considerable TLC. But the number of hours the average lawn-owner puts into their yard every week might come in as a bit of a shock.

In one week, those with a lawn spend an average of four hours engaging in yard maintenance—most of the work occurring during weekends. And with 52 weekends encompassing a year, the math adds up to an eye-popping 208 hours of annual yardwork.

As a society, we’re beginning to value time more than ever—but as the years pass by, it’s harder to find more hours in the day. But there’s a way to take back a few hours a week and add some relaxation, adventure, and excitement to your summer months.

Artificial Grass Gives You the Gift of Time

Besides water-saving characteristics and a laundry list of beneficial aspects, artificial grass is growing in popularity simply because of its ability to give people the freedom of time and energy.

Artificial grass opens more gateways for weekend trips with the family or the ability to hit the snooze button a few times. You’ll have more energy for wrestling with the kids or going to the gym with your partner, and you’ll never have to touch a lawn mower again. While your neighbors spend valuable hours and energy mowing, watering, fertilizing, and weeding, you’ll have a pristine, real looking and feeling yard—without the exhaustion.

You owe it to yourself. Take a backseat on yard work and let artificial grass give you more time to enjoy your summer.

Call EasyTurf for a free in-home design consultation today.

866.327.9887

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