A global study recently determined that a million plant and animal species are at risk for extinction due to the environmental ravages of human activity. This comprehensive and disturbing report, presented by the United Nations, has many of us thinking about ways that we—as citizens and families—can change to conserve and restore our planet’s threatened biodiversity. But while most people know about the negative impact of fossil fuels, chemicals, plastics and pollution, many overlook one of the most obvious—and easiest to solve—insults to the environment: [...]
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Stars of Tomorrow Early Learning Center was founded on the philosophy of nurturing kids “through hands-on experience that enhances the development of each child’s whole self: physical, intellectual, creative, social, and emotional.” With its daily influx of active kids from 6 weeks to 14 years old, this thriving Wrentham daycare and preschool has a lot of traffic to accommodate in its outdoor play area—and their existing lawn was worn down to dirt from all those little [...]
Of all the projects we handle, there’s nothing more satisfying than creating safe, comfortable, synthetic grass play spaces for kids. Installations are very fulfilling when you know you’re creating a field that will be home to countless games of catch, hide-and-seek. Or capture the flag for years to come! We were thrilled when the German International School of Boston asked us to transform their current play area from a dirt-and-gravel lot of approximately 2,700 square feet to a clean, green turf playground of 4,500 square [...]
Many people falsely assume that an artificial turf installation is an easy DIY project. Unfortunately, this could not be further from the truth. A typical landscape professional with no artificial turf experience may not have the necessary equipment and experience to create a beautiful, time tested installation. This can create serious consequences for home owners. What is needed for a synthetic turf installation? The key to synthetic turf installations is the base construction. Installations north of 1,000 square feet typically require over 10 tons of [...]
If you think your back yard takes a beating, imagine the punishment absorbed by the grass at one of America’s busiest airports. Occupying a 1,700-acre footprint, Logan International Airport is known as New England’s gateway to the world. Its turf and pavement must withstand constant foot traffic, flight paths and vehicle tracks. This airport taxies more than two and a half million passengers a month! That is why IntelliTurf of New England humbly accepted the honor to become Logan's official airport turf supplier. Airport Turf [...]
A client in Needham, Massachusetts contacted IntelliTurf New England to transform her muddy, rocky, washed away back yard into a pristine synthetic grass lawn. Our comprehensive overhaul replaced the patchy moss and grass landscape with a lush, green synthetic lawn that could withstand the wear of her two beloved golden retrievers. Assessing The Situation When assessing Kate's back yard we identified a few problems: First, we noticed how water drained off her roof line through the gutters, spewing gallons of water from her roof line [...]
Anatomy of a Golf Green Our client Kyle reached out to IntelliTurf New England to build a custom putting green in his back yard. After meeting Kyle, looking at his land and reviewing his budget, we recommended a 300-square-foot golf green with 225 square feet of fringe. The fringe is an integral part of a putting green complex, ensuring it looks and plays like an actual green. Any golf player knows that the short game around the greens is the best way to reduce [...]
Growing up in an urban neighborhood of Boston, I never ever had a any type of a lawn to speak of. I always lived in an apartment building until just recently. That said, I knew that if this day came I would go with the virtually maintenance free route with a synthetic grass lawn. The funny thing is, I have been preaching about synthetic grass as a green maintenance free option for years. Even though I never had the need for it I knew it [...]