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Seminar focuses on landscape and recreation synthetic grass

August 9, 2013  - By

The Synthetic Turf Council (STC) will host its second “Whistle-stop” seminar on Monday, October 7, during its annual Fall Membership Meeting and 10th Anniversary Celebration in Orlando, Fla. at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld.  The theme for this pre-conference seminar is synthetic grass for landscape and recreation use.

Synthetic Turf Council

Landscape recreation is one of the fastest growing market segments of the synthetic turf industry, according to the Synthetic Turf Council.

From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., the three-hour seminar will feature presentations on these topics:

  • new “STC Guidelines: Considerations When Buying Synthetic Grass for Landscape Use”;
  • different applications for synthetic grass; and
  • environmental and other benefits of synthetic grass.

“The ‘Whistle-stop’ seminar was created to offer a special educational opportunity to buyers and owners of synthetic turf systems,” said Rick Doyle, president, STC.  We hope that it will attract a large audience in the cities we travel to for our meetings, and become a staple in the educational programming that we offer throughout the year.”

Led by industry professionals, the seminar will provide valuable insight on the emerging trends in the synthetic grass industry as it pertains to landscape and recreation.  Invitees for this event include landscape architects, parks and recreation officials, home owners associations, Florida Friendly Landscaping Program representatives, hotel and theme park companies and STC members.

Registered attendees also are invited to attend the Exhibitor Showcase of synthetic turf products by STC members that will immediately follow the seminar (4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)  This is an added value for those participating in the pre-conference seminar to be able to meet and interact one-on-one with the top decision makers, buyers and specifiers within the synthetic grass industry.

Landscape recreation is one of the fastest growing market segments of the synthetic turf industry. It accounts for approximately a 10 to 12 percent increase over the past year because of the many different applications for synthetic grass, such as airport grounds, highway medians, pet parks, playgrounds, golf tee boxes, common areas for residential communities, hotels, rooftops and much more.

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One of the many different applications for synthetic grass includes resorts and theme parks.

For more information on synthetic grass and landscape recreation, visit the STC website.

To register for the “Whistle-stop” seminar, click here.  There is a nominal fee of $25 for non-STC members to attend the event.

Facts about synthetic grass for landscape and recreation

  • Featured at Disney World and Disneyland, luxury hotels, accessible playgrounds and parklands, Pebble Beach Golf Links cart path, governor’s mansions, dog parks and military bases.
  • Engineered, tested, and warranted to be an attractive, long-lasting, and environmentally friendly landscape solution for many residential and commercial uses.
  • Designed to replicate all of the common landscape grasses.
  • Protected against fading and deterioration from the sun’s rays.
  • Saves water, money, and time, and eliminates the use of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.
  • Can return the initial investment in two to four years, depending on the region of the country.
  • An eco-friendly solution to the growing scarcity of water.

    Synthetic Turf Council

    The use of synthetic turf at golf courses eliminates the need for pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.



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