As the summer heatwave hits the United States, many desert landscape communities are switching to artificial turf. Over the past couple years, the primary driving factors for homeowners was the conservation of water and the aesthetic of a realistic, evergreen lawn. Now, the switch to artificial grass is being propelled by its propensity for being low maintenance, and pet-friendly.
Our July 2017 “Install of the Month” winner, Paradise Greens recently installed 13,000 square feet of Synthetic Grass Warehouse’s Everglade Spring Pro for a Phoenix resident, and also 1,800 square feet of True Putt in their backyard. Everglade Spring Pro allows for moderate to heavy traffic, and is pet-friendly with its perforated backing, allowing for urine and liquids to drain. For putting, True Putt features slit film polypropylene grass blades for fast green speeds.
“The clients were very focused on getting a turf product that was going to work for their 4 dogs,” Charlie Ferer, owner of Paradise Greens, said. “Since the dogs varied in size, we wanted to accommodate and find a product that was going to withstand that kind of traffic.” While their dogs ran around the yard, the father and son still wanted a place to practice their short game, so Paradise Greens sent out a designer to make it happen. “They wanted their green to have straight putt ability as well as a break, so we worked with them to create the perfect practice space,” Ferer explained.
Paradise Greens was founded in 2005, and pride themselves in their 100% USA manufactured turf and quality customer service. Their installation crew has been together for over eleven years and has received many awards, including “Best Putting Green Designer”, as well as the “Super Service Award”. They are the certified installer for all Costco stores throughout Maricopa, as well as 22 Home Depot locations. The Paradise Greens installation portfolio also includes work with some big resorts throughout Arizona, including the Marriott Camelback Resort and Spa, the Hyatt Gainey Ranch, and The Phoenician.