Archive for March, 2014

4 Ways to Transform your Life with Fake Grass

Friday, March 28th, 2014

garden with fake grass1. Install a golf putting green

According to expert sociologist Malcolm Gladwell it takes 10,000 hours to be a success. In his book The Story of Success, he uses sports stars to back up his theory that practice makes perfect, including Tiger Woods who has been devoted to golf since age 4. Put the hours in on your very own back garden golf green…and be the best.

2. Landscape your concrete courtyard

Turn your small yard from an uninspiring concrete block, into an attractive outdoor room you can use to relax, dine and entertain. Artificial grass carpet can be laid straight on top of concrete. Decorate the walls with some pretty trellis and hanging baskets. Add some outdoor furniture and you’ll have a brand new space in your home to enjoy.

3. Give them a football garden

If you’re a football fan, or have a footie mad family, installing your very own practice area could give you hours and hours of enjoyment. If your garden is already used for play, fake grass will save you an awful lot of hassle too – you can keep a pristine lawn, with no mud and no mess.

4. Say no mow!

Imagine the benefits of a completely maintenance free garden. Artificial grass can give you back precious time at the weekends. You can forget about your grass, throw out your old mower, and you’ll never have to see another weed again. Your lawn will be the envy of your neighbours; advances in technology mean fake turf is virtually indistinguishable from the real thing.

 

 

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Try an Artificial Grass Pitch Before You Buy

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

To promote the use of artificial grass pitches, Lucozade Powerleague in conjunction with the Football Association are offering a special deal to all FA leagues and clubs.  A two hours for the price of one deal is available for play on their all-weather 3G artificial pitches at weekends.

The offer was announced after weeks and weeks of rain has prevented participation.  Resulting in the cancellation of large numbers of fixtures, costing grass roots clubs thousands.

Powerleague are the champions of 5-a-side football.  They are the largest pitch provider in the UK, with over 470  for hire, used by over 130,000 players every week.

Participation in small-sided football has officially overtaken 11-a-side, with some 4 million people enjoying the smaller game.  Ideally small-sided football should be played on a hard surface indoors.  When this isn’t available a synthetic pitch is recommended because of the fast-paced nature of the sport, natural grass should be avoided.

There are 38 participating Powerleague centres across the country.  Each offers a 5-a-side and 7-a-side pitch, and six also have indoor soccer domes.  The pitches use state of the art rubber crumb astro turf with an advanced purpose built drainage system.  The offer will run for the next few weeks and is subject to availability, 11-a-side is not available.

If you’re frustrated with the weather, why not give it a try?  All facilities have free parking, quality changing and shower areas, and licensed bars.  Book your session

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Football Association to Embrace Artificial Grass Pitches

Friday, March 14th, 2014

artificial football pitchThe FA has agreed to lift its 20 year artificial grass ban and will allow competitions to be played on non-grass surfaces from as early as next year.  It is thought the FA Cup rulebook will be changed officially later this month, permitting 3G pitches all the way up to the semi-finals.

Maidstone Football Club’s highly publicised fight to get their 3G pitch accepted into the Conference League is said to have contributed to the decision.  The club founded 3G4US, a group of organisations in support of synthetic pitches.  Recently they published a long list of all the New Year’s Day fixtures that had to be cancelled due to bad weather.  Reporting that clubs lost thousands of pounds on football’s most supported day of the year.

It is hoped that artificial pitches will help revive grass roots football in Britain.  The FA and the Government have pledged millions to fund the refurbishment and replacement of playing surfaces.  An all-weather pitch means more practice and more play for thousands of clubs that normally have to shut down when it’s too wet. 

The problem for non-league clubs is they’re wary of making changes in case it hinders progression because of stricter regulations in professional football.  Worthing FC for example are looking to go 3G but have expressed reluctance because of fears it could prevent their promotion to the Conference League.  At the moment, clubs with artificial pitches must gain written permission from the board.  No doubt organisers will welcome the FA’s decision.

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Practice Makes Perfect Putting – Install an Artificial Grass Golf Garden

Saturday, March 8th, 2014
golf putting garden

Golf Putting Garden

Putting is one of the most important skills in golf because it has a dramatic impact on your score.  To be a successful putter takes a consistent stroke, good posture, balance, touch, and confidence. 

There are no strict putting rules; every player has their own unique style.  To be great, you need to find one that works for you, enabling you to deliver a smooth and steadfast stroke every time.  Your own artificial grass putting green like the one we installed at this property in Harlow, Essex (pictured) will help you considerably.

Tiger Woods is considered one of the sport’s best putters.  Since the age of 4, he has worked painstakingly hard to develop the skill.  He remembers one of the most important things his father taught him was to swing back and through at the same speed, describing this as the key to a smooth stroke.  Last year Woods took advice from putting legend Steve Striker who gave him some pointers that would improve his technique.  Striker’s advice was to slightly weaken his left-hand grip.  This worked wonders, resulting in Tiger’s victory at the WGC Cadillac Championship, Doral.   

 “Putting is like wisdom. Partly a natural gift and partly the accumulation of experience.” – Arnold Palmer

If you want to be a great putter – practice, practice, practice.  First, analyse where you’re going wrong – if distance control is the problem then use markers to practice hitting the ball at the correct speed.  It helps to experiment with different techniques and try-out other player’s styles.  See what works for you…the options are endless – ultimately, it’s a matter of personal preference. 

Your own artificial grass golf garden will help you get there in no time.

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