Synthetic Turf Becomes Latest Celebrity Trend
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
ATLANTA, GA – The term "celebrity trend” typically conjures up images
of $5,000 handbags, private airplanes or dancing on a reality show. But the
latest A-Lister must-have is actually coming right out of their backyards. A
growing number of celebrities like Jessica Alba, Kristen Bell and David Basche are
going green by turning to synthetic turf for their landscape needs.
"I chose synthetic grass for Jessica
Alba's backyard doggie oasis and use it at clients' homes as often
as possible,” said Kari Whitman, celebrity designer. "The
eco-friendly synthetic turf looks so realistic and stands up to pet messes,
wear and tear. I also love that it eliminates the need for pesticides and
fertilizers, making your yard healthier for you and your pets. Plus it
saves water and some cities will even give you a rebate on your utility
bill. It's a win-win."
Synthetic turf is also helping landmarks and pop culture
icons beautify landscape while saving water. In contrast to its famed "grotto”
and legendary parties, the synthetic grass at the Playboy Mansion looks serene.
The Pixie Hollow Fairy
Garden at Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival featured a
lush, realistic synthetic grass lawn, which was accessible for wheelchairs and walking
braces, and easily withstood the event’s heavy foot traffic. Disney World and
Disneyland also feature synthetic turf in designated areas throughout their
Synthetic turf for landscape and recreation is one of the
fastest growing segments of the market. Able to be installed in places where
grass can’t grow or be effectively maintained, its numerous applications
include residential, commercial and municipal landscape; airport grounds; pet
parks; playgrounds and rooftops. The Southern Nevada Water
Authority estimates that every square foot of natural grass replaced saves 55
gallons of water per year.
About the Synthetic Turf Council
in Atlanta, the
Synthetic Turf Council was founded in 2003 to promote the industry and to
assist buyers and end users with the selection, use and maintenance of
synthetic turf systems in sports field, golf, municipal parks, airports,
landscape and residential applications. The organization is also a
resource for current, credible, and independent research on the safety and
environmental impact of synthetic turf. Membership includes builders,
landscape architects, testing labs, maintenance providers, manufacturers,
suppliers, installation contractors, infill material suppliers and other
specialty service companies. For more information, visit www.syntheticturfcouncil.org.