“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.” ~Abraham Lincoln
In times of climate change, oil spills, dead zones, etc… we need something positive to focus on – something to be proud of. Oddly enough, synthetic turf can offer us just that. From the playing field to the family lawn, synthetic turf provides a durable, environmentally sound and aesthetically pleasing option. This holistic benefit makes synthetic turf a win win product. Once thought a potentially negative commodity, the EPA has recently “validated the safety of synthetic turf” (EPA Release 2009). And not only has it been deemed “safe” but we are now coming to understand the major benefits of synthetic turf such as the knowledge that “a typical synthetic turf sports field reduces annual water consumption by at least 500,000 gallons, eliminates the need for thousands of pounds of fertilizer and pesticides yearly, and uses 25,000 recycled tires that would otherwise end up in landfills” (STC News Release 2009).
These figures are important to National Greens because we are a company who cares about more than instant gratification. Our desire to produce does not exceed our desire to produce in an ethical manner. In fact, for every job we obtain, large or small, we will buy and plant two trees at your home, business, or elsewhere, in order to convey our sincerity when we boast our concerns for the well being of the planet.
In addition to the environmental attributes surrounding synthetic turf and sports surfaces there are many other benefits to be considered. One of these is a swell of pride in the community. From perfectly manicured lawns that require little to no upkeep to the local high school sports field and the crowd it draws. These are not just sources of pride but can also bring economic advantages to the community who understands the investment opportunity to be found in artificial turf.
According to the Director of Development and Communications for Salesian High School in Richmond, CA their synthetic turf playing field has “been pivotal for our sports program…we attract better coaches and better competition” (STC News Release 2009). Needless to say, the Salesian Football team defeated their opponents 40-37 on the night of their turf unveiling. The headlines read “David Slays Goliath”.
Whether you’re investing in an athletic playing field, a backyard putting green, or landscaping for your place of business, the rewards go beyond aesthetics. They are economic, ethical and environmental. When viewing this product strictly from an athlete’s perspective (golfer, football player, soccer player, tennis player, etc…) the final outcome is priceless. You’ll truly appreciate seeing all your hard work pay off when playing your game on synthetic turf installed by National Greens. Contact National Greens today and let us assist you with the installation of your synthetic turf…don’t wait to reap the benefits you AND your community deserve.