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Author Archives: Chad

Why Rubber Tiles are the WORST playground surface [and what is the BEST…]

For playgrounds in Nebraska, Iowa and across the US, safety surfacing is critical and must meet strict standards. **All of the pictures of FAILING PLAYGROUND SURFACES below were photos I personally took when visiting various playgrounds around the metro Omaha, Nebraska area. These playgrounds were all still OPEN and have had these problems for months […]

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Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Buying Artificial Grass … lessons from an installer

Without an insider’s view, buying turf could cost you thousands more than it should. Or create years of headaches. At SYNLawn, we not only follow the industry’s top standards, we innovate and lead the way for how turf should be produced, and installed. Here’s a quick look at the 5 most common mistakes we’ve encountered […]

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6 products that gave an Omaha sports facility an EXTREME MAKE-OVER..

Practice Sports got the call from Mic Johnston one late summer afternoon, on a Tuesday, in Omaha, NE. The Vision Mic had the vision. And a darn good one. All he needed now was industry expertise, cutting edge equipment .. and a team of pro-grade installers. He made the right phone call.Mic had big dreams […]

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7 Best Tips to Install a Batting Cage + 5 DON’T DO’s…

Indoor Batting Cage Installation Kits How do you build an indoor batting cage? What hardware do I need? We get this question DAILY at Practice Sports. And we’re here to help you identify the best installation method for your needs. We’ve installed batting cages for over 15 years, so understand the nuances for what makes a […]

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Another amazing Indoor Sports Field Turf (without messy infill)

Introducing our newest member of the SportScape NO-INFILL family! A perfect artificial turf for indoor training facilities. SportScape IV  (Poly Blade / Nylon Thatch) 58 oz Sports Field Turf with Foam Pad  Sold Per Square Foot 15’W Rolls Only (10’Long Minimum) NO INFILL REQUIRED HIGH GRADE / CLEAT-RESISTANT / INDOOR-OUTDOOR / AGILITY TRAINING Another addition to the […]

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Proof all Artificial Grass is Not Created Equal: Part 2 of 4

When Artificial Grass Attacks What’s the worst that could happen? The worst case scenario in buying low-quality turf, is a total yard or field replacement after just a few short years. China is a big culprit in the “low-quality turf game”. They have began selling dirt cheap turf to major players in the US, who […]

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Proof all Artificial Grass is Not Created Equal: Part 4 of 4

Typical Installation Costs / Life-Spans & Warranty How much does it cost? Proper landscaping turf installation ranges from $8 – $15 / square foot, including turf & labor. Removing defective turf and a bad sub-base can add another $3 – $5 to your re-installation costs, for removal labor & disposal costs. This can add up to […]

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Proof all Artificial Grass is Not Created Equal: Part 3 of 4

Side-by-Side Comparison of 2 Leading Turf Brands The Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas elected to run this test, to select the best turf for their property. This shows how difficult the decision can be, because it’s such an important decision in terms of investment and brand image. SYNLawn is on the Right, and a major competitor is on […]

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Artificial Pet Grass Installation in Omaha Backyard – solves muddy dog problems

Play, Inc. had the pleasure of installing over 3,000 square feet of artificial grass for a home-owner in the Dundee District in Omaha. This family has 2 large energetic dogs, with a perpetually muddy backyard due to the shade, paw traffic and ground moisture. This posed an everyday problem, as the family dreaded letting the […]

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Proof all Artificial Grass is Not Created Equal: Part 1 of 4

In this detailed turf review with photos, we highlight why it’s so important to do your homework before selecting an artificial turf installer. Part 1: Evolution of Turf / How It’s Made Part 2: When Artificial Grass Attacks / The Worst That Can Happen Part 3: Side-by-Side Comparison of 2 Leading Turf Brands / Real Foot-Traffic Test Part […]

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