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Looking forwared to not haveing work any more!

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by gilatplc, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. gilatplc

    gilatplc LawnSite Senior Member
    from FL
    Messages: 330

  2. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,120

    Hey, mabye its full of lead like the the other synthetic turf.

    We won't be out of work if this happens. We'll be riding around on $10,000 ZTR vaccums. We'll be installing it and replacing it when it fades.
  3. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    no to mention you AC bill will off the hook, as the synethic turf will generate heat (to 130* on a hot summer day...) as opposed to the natural grass absorbing the heat and cooling the air around it.

    and you'll have to wash your lawn as the dog poo and urine become bio hazards and won't be filtered by the green natural grass...

    and the fact thatif its costs 6 bucks a square yard mor3e or less to install sod, how much is it going to cost to rip out you old turf, and replant the fake stuff.

    Oh and what until the utility company comes by and wants to run new wires.....
  4. flattoplawncare

    flattoplawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    Very well said, Have No Fear of that ****
  5. gilatplc

    gilatplc LawnSite Senior Member
    from FL
    Messages: 330

    fear it non, just find it interesting what people are coming up with these days.
    I also notice its just like Astor turf that you install in the garage the bottom cant breath and has a black leather looking base.
  6. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    We have the "sports turf" on our football field on campus. It drains quite well. but it also has about a 24" stone base.

    This isn't something that you just unroll like carpet and its done. a lot of prep work and drainage and thought does need to to go into it...
  7. Dunn's

    Dunn's LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,534

    This stuff has been around for a few years it is at the home show every year.

    it is crazy expensive I believe it is like $10k for a 2,000 square foot lawn. probably more
  8. gilatplc

    gilatplc LawnSite Senior Member
    from FL
    Messages: 330

    Ya I notice this when they where showing it on the news had like a nice white washed stone for base it even had some kind of green sand they spreed on to the top of it after they layed and rolled it.
  9. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    actually ours is a black crumb rubber...like walking on a spring...grass starts at 5" tall and then they brushed in 4" of crumb rubber...

    you never know by walking on you are standing on 2' of #57 blue stone...and a bunch of drain tile....

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