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Durafill: A Testament to the Best in Modern Infill
Thursday, January 30, 2014

In the beginning of infilled synthetic grass, there was a void, a multitude of space between the fibers where a “synthetic soil” belonged.

It was decreed that rubber, ground from tires, could serve as the infill material for that turf. And the athletes who played on that first generation of turf saw that it was good … until their revelation that the granules bounced around, and under full sun the black rubber absorbed heat of biblical proportions. This begat the introduction of raw silica as infill … which led to an epiphany that mere sand was abrasive like sandpaper, compacted hard, limited drainage, and absorbed all that the family dog dropped onto the turf. And it came to pass that to deliver artificial turf from these evils, a different infill was needed.

And so Durafill was introduced: the cool, clean and pet-friendly granules that make even non-believers sing its praise. Durafill, composed of rounded quartz core mined from the Hickory Formation in central Texas, is specially designed for use in artificial turf. It looks and feels natural and is warranted to perform for 16 years. Durafill is also manufactured with Microban antimicrobial product protection to inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew that can cause odors and even staining.

COMPARE TO RUBBER
Unlike rubber, Durafill stays comparatively cool in synthetic grass; its heat-reducing properties lower surface temperatures by as much as 25%. Durafill’s mass stays securely in the turf pile without bounce or static cling, and its properties remain stable in even in the harshest weather conditions so your lawn is always a comfortable and beautiful place to relax or play.

Durafill’s complimentary green hues provide a more natural appearance in synthetic grass than black rubber — no “five o’clock shadow” effects. It’s also non-toxic — no worries about what those recycled tires picked up on the asphalt of Interstate 40 between Barstow and Amarillo and what got dumped in your backyard.

INCOMPRABLE FOR PETS
Durafill offers unsurpassed protection for pet turf applications. Other infill materials can retain moisture – and where there is moisture, there is mold, mildew and odor causing bacteria. Non-absorbent Durafill infill with Microban technology helps prevent microbes such as odor causing bacteria from breaking down pet urine into pungent ammonia smells. When a dog “does his business” Durafill rinses clean and promotes proper drainage for a cleaner surface for rest or frolic.

GOOD FOR THE EARTH
Durafill is durable and has been tested for safe use. The turf can be reused and repurposed after the life of a turfed lawn so it won’t be clogging up a landfill.

For the synthetic grass consumer or landscaping professional seeking a worry-free material with performance characteristics plus durability , history of safe use and demanding guaranteed quality –Durafill is a heaven-sent infill.

Author: Digital turf dealer

Fall Home/Garden Show
Monday, September 5, 2011

Stop by and see us at our booth at the Del Mar 23rd Annual Fall Home Garden Show

September 14,15,16, 2012

Del Mar Fairgrounds

Get SHOW PRICING SPECIALS ON LANDSCAPE AND PUTTING GREENS

LOWEST PRICES EVER OFFERED ON TOP QUALITY TIGER TURF PRODUCT

Rebates for Landscape Projects
Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Several San Diego, Orange County and Riverside County water agencies are offering rebates for removal of turf grass and replacing with permeable water saving alternatives. You can earn $1.00 per square foot for removal of natural turf grass. 

http://socalwatersmart.com/qualifyingproducts/turfremoval
Member Agencies Currently Offering Turf Removal Reservations:
Calleguas MWD / Golden State Water Company 
Central Basin MWD / Golden State Water Company 
LADWP 
San Diego County Water Authority / Olivenhain MWD 
San Diego County Water Authority / San Dieguito Water District 
San Diego County Water Authority / Vista Irrigation Distric
Upper San Gabriel Valley MWD 
West Basin MWD / Golden State Water Company (Southwest District and Culver City) 
 
Program Overview:
Turf grass is one of the most water-intensive plants in your landscape. Its high water and frequent maintenance needs make it a time-consuming, expensive option.
If you choose to remove some of your irrigated turf grass to reduce your outdoor water use, you can receive $1 or more per square foot of removed turf to reward you for doing your part to save water in Southern California!
In order to be eligible for a rebate, the converted area must meet minimum requirements, including: 
Converted areas may not include any live turf and must be permeable to air and water. Weed barriers and hardscape must be permeable as well. 
Exposed soil must be covered with a 2-3” layer to prevent erosion. 
No invasive plants are used. 
Consider planting a California Friendly® garden using drought tolerant and native plants that need minimal irrigation once established. 
 
Rebates are available by reservation only. To receive your rebate: 
1) Qualify through the pre-approval process, which includes an application, copy of your water bill, and submission of 4 to 5 photos of the area where turf will be removed.
2) After receiving a reservation, you must complete your turf removal project and submit your rebate request by April 30, 2011.
3) Upon approval of the request, you will receive a rebate check. The turf removal project must not begin until you receive a reservation in order to be eligible for a rebate.
 
http://socalwatersmart.com/qualifyingproducts/turfremoval

 

Go Turf Direct will have a booth at Oceanside Green Fair
Thursday, March 3, 2011

March 12th, 11-4. Oceanside Pier Amphitheater - See you there!
Oceanside Green Week offers the community events to encourage conservation. Green Education, Children’s Activities, music, food and fun! 
Go Green – Save Water – reduce run off, pesticides and pollution with synthetic turf grass. Stop by to see samples of the synthetic turf grass products we offer. 

We are a local synthetic grass supplier and installer serving all of San Diego County including North County San Diego and Southern Orange County. We also have installs in Temecula and surrounding cities. Our prices are lower due to factory direct pricing on the turf products we sell. Our installers are the best in the business and are licensed bonded and insured – not so with the start ups who run out of the back of their pickup trucks. Here today, gone tomorrow! We offer our customers material and installation warranties and personal service by the owner. Hope to see you at the green fair!

Check for Rebates on Installing Synthetic Turf Grass Lawns and Putting Greens
Sunday, February 6, 2011

Turf grass is one of the most water-intensive plants in your landscape. Its high water and frequent maintenance needs make it a time-consuming, expensive option. If you choose to remove some of your irrigated turf grass to reduce your outdoor water use, you can receive $1 or more per square foot of removed turf to reward you for doing your part to save water in Southern California! In order to be eligible for a rebate, the converted area must meet minimum requirements, including: Converted areas may not include any live turf and must be permeable to air and water. Weed barriers and hardscape must be permeable as well. Exposed soil must be covered with a 2-3” layer to prevent erosion. No invasive plants are used

Rebates are available by reservation only. To receive your rebate: 1) Qualify through the pre-approval process, which includes an application, copy of your water bill, and submission of 4 to 5 photos of the area where turf will be removed. 2) After receiving a reservation, you must complete your turf removal project and submit your rebate request by April 30, 2011. 3) Upon approval of the request, you will receive a rebate check. The turf removal project must not begin until you receive a reservation in order to be eligible for a rebate.

HOA & Synthetic Grass - CA Assembly Bill 1793
Monday, September 20, 2010

Passed by a bi-partisan 2/3rd majority of the California State Senate [22 to 10], Assembly Bill 1793 (AB.1793 2010-Saldana) simply needs the Governor’s signature and it becomes law; officially defining artificial grass as a viable and valuable water savings measure while voiding HOA and CID guidelines that ban its use.

Contrary to the state’s water efficiency objectives and reduction of all water use by 20 percent by the year 2020 (20x2020), many HOA and CID guidelines require property owners to landscape with lawn elements. With improvements in form and function, the natural alternative to real grass is artificial turf, which many HOAs and CID ban. Water agencies, funding rebate programs for use, and property owners, that want to invest in the materials, are stopped by restrictions and bans.

A year ago, AB1061 was passed – California legislation compelled property owners to use energy efficient products and materials in new and renovated landscape projects. To spite the new law, many HOAs and CID continued to ban the use of artificial grass materials because the term was not clearly defined in the law.

San Diego County Water Authority, during a December 2009 board meeting, decided to take action. They approached assembly member Lori Saldana to propose legislation that clearly defined artificial grass and synthetic grass-like surfaces as an option when designing landscape to be water efficient. This means the project met CALGREEN standards for water efficiency and use.

"Water has been a persistent problem in Southern California for decades,” said Saldana. “Statewide, water districts are working to reduce consumption for each person by 20 percent by the end of the decade. In my district in San Diego, we've had Stage 2 Drought Alert for the last couple of years. With our water supplies constantly in doubt and the subsequent mandatory cutbacks on water consumption, I believe homeowners need to have as many options as possible to cut down on water use.”

– Courtesy of Artificial Grass & Synthetic Lawn Industry

35 Reasons
Wednesday, July 14, 2010

GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf:  Beat the rush  - hot days just around the corner.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf:  The Rains are gone!!!
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: Southern California is experiencing a drought.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: Compare and save with us.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: No mowing.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial, grass turf: No Watering.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: no more days off spent doing the lawn.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: Save money with no monthly lawn care expense.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: your beautiful new lawn shows pride of ownership.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: Dogs love it.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: no more lawn spots from the dogs.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: easy clean up after pet – just hose it off.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: Be a part of the green movement.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: Installed by professional turf installers.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: Owner supervises every job.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: Talk to satisfied customers all over San Diego county.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: kids love playing on our grass.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: no more grass stains on the kids clothes.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: you get quality turf at factory direct prices.GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: you don’t have to pay 15.00 per square foot.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: no more annual fertilizing – save money.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: pays for itself quickly – check the comparison chart.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: Our turf is realistic.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: no more brown patches in the heat of summer.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: our prices do not include football player endorsement fees.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: family owned and operated.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: personal service from start to finish.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: price includes take out and removal of old dead grass.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: the pictures tell the story, see our gallery.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: your weekends are yours again.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: save money on products to keep your grass alive.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: our turf doesn’t look FAKE.
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: you’ll love our installers!!
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: your neighbors will be jealous!
GO GREEN with synthetic, artificial grass turf: gophers hate it.

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