Parks/Recreation

Underhill International unveils new line of heavy-duty hoses

March 4, 2015By

Underhill International has introduced its UltraMax Series, a new line of heavy-duty hoses for athletic and recreational areas. The UltraMax Series for sports fields, parks and playgrounds includes four models: UltraMax Clear (Economy); UltraMax Green (Economy Plus); UltraMax Red (Super Strong); and UltraMax Blue (Premium). All hoses have machined brass couplings and are available in 0.75-inch and 1-inch widths, and 50-foot, 75-foot, 100-foot... read more

U.S. National Arboretum opens ‘Grass Roots’ exhibit

October 17, 2014By

“The environmental benefits of turfgrass are numerous, yet often overlooked by the media,” states Dr. James Beard, professor emeritus at Texas A&M University and author of the newly released book “Turfgrass History and Literature – Lawns, Sports and Golf.” Joni Mitchell’s lyrics to “Big Yellow Taxi” from the early 70s, “ … you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone, they paved paradise,... read more

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Greatmats provides artificial turf tiles for indoor athletics

April 7, 2014By

Greatmats, an online dealer of specialty flooring, introduced an artificial turf tile for indoor athletics. The tiles are interlocking puzzle pieces with a dense EVA foam backing that provides cushion. Artificial turf tiles, with a cushioned surface for fatigue and impact relief, are designed for heavy traffic in homes or commercial facilities. A tile measures 18.5 cubic-inches and are a quarter-inch thick.... read more

EasyTurf to showcase recreational turf at Surfaces, Las Vegas

January 22, 2014By

EasyTurf, the landscape division of FieldTurf,  is scheduled to showcase its industry leading synthetic turf at The International Surface Event and Stone/Tile Expo January 28 – 30 in Las Vegas. EasyTurf will reveal the engineering involved in the creation of artificial grass and proprietary MaxxFlow backing, which is a 100 precent permeable artificial grass system. “EasyTurf has been an innovator of synthetic grass... read more

The National Mall is looking ‘turf-ific’

November 2, 2012By

By Jim Novak, Turfgrass Producers International When Kirk Hunter, executive director of Turfgrass Producers International (TPI), traveled to Washington in 2009, he met with representatives of the National Coalition to Save Our Mall and a representative of the National Mall Third Century Initiative to discuss the deplorable condition of the turf.  TPI wanted an update on what could be done,... read more

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