Artificial Grass for Home Sports Fields

Article written by Artificial Turf Supply Commercial and Residential Division.

It’s well-known that artificial grass was first developed for use by professional sports teams who were playing indoors or wanted to avoid the maintenance needed to keep fields flawless for play year-round. It wasn’t until sometime later that homeowners realized that many of the same benefits for installing synthetic turf on a sports field also applied to their yards. It wasn’t long until having an artificial lawn was the latest trend in landscaping.

Now things are beginning to come around full circle as homeowners are using artificial grass to bring a little sporting flair to their yards. One common use of artificial turf is to build a home putting green so that golfers can work on their short game. Using synthetic grass means that it is low maintenance and can even be installed indoors, meaning that duffers can work on their putting or chipping year-round regardless of the weather.

But golf isn’t the only sport that can be brought to your home thanks to the use of artificial turf. There are many different ways that you can add some sporty fun to your yard by using synthetic grass:

Tennis: Watching play on the grass courts of Wimbledon is a highlight for tennis fans every year. So what about being able to play on a similar surface in your own yard? If you have the space, it’s relatively easy to build a tennis court using synthetic turf that looks and plays in a similar fashion to a natural grass surface. You can even purchase special artificial grass for tennis courts that is pre-cut to fit the dimensions of the court — including pre-drawn lines.

Badminton: Playing badminton in the backyard is a favorite pastime for many American families in the summer. But no one wants to worry about twisting an ankle in a gopher hole or scraping their knees on rough ground. Playing on artificial grass eliminates both of these problems.

Lawn Bowling: Few games are as skillful and yet as easy-to-play as lawn bowling. You can create your own court in your backyard. This will ensure a smooth, level playing surface so that you can find out who really is the best player.

Football: Enjoy having your friends and family over to your house for a fun game of touch football in the fall? Why not take the game to the next level by making your own mini-field using synthetic turf designed for sports?

Artificial Turf Supply Commercial & Residential Division provides artificial grass solutions for home and business customers. Visit their website to explore the wide range of artificial turf options available.

Caring for your rose bushes

Roses are often considered the queen of all flowers as they are so beautiful and pleasing. They however require some care to yield good blossoms. Rose bushes often require good amounts of fertilizers and might be prone to diseases and attacks from insects. Given some proper care, you can keep your roses beautiful.

Frequent watering

Water your rose bushes frequently, especially in the summer. This plant requires a lot of water to grow healthily. A good watering once a week could be enough depending on your region.


You can fertilize your rose bushes several times during the growing season. Generally fertilization should start at the beginning of spring when the first leaves are coming out. Then fertilize again once the first bloom comes out. Another fertilization should be applied once the second bloom of the season comes out. It is not recommended to fertilize your rose bushes past summer. Over-fertilization might be detrimental to your plant as well.

Pruning your roses

Pruning your rose bushes is a great practice to keep your plant healthy and beautiful. Start by clearing away any crowded area in your bush. This will help prevent diseases. Pruning should be done just above a bud eye, you will find it on the areas where branches usually form. Bud eyes look like small circle swells and can be found just above a set of deep green mature leaves. The direction of the cut for an outward-face bud eye should be down-slanted. To encourage new flowers in summer, remove the dead blooms as well.