July 27 2018 11:08 AM

The project provides a natural look with water savings and gopher prevention.

Forever Greens, Livermore, California, recently installed 6,000 square feet of Everglade Fescue Pro, an artificial turf produced by Synthetic Grass Warehouse, Anaheim, California, at a Bay Area home. The homeowner wanted a unique installation on his large property that complemented the rest of the yard.

Mike O'Neill, the owner of Forever Greens, found this installation to be a challenging yet satisfying project. "Installing 6,000 square feet wasn't the biggest hurdle we encountered. Seaming the turf and switching directions every five feet for the mow lines was the challenge for us," O'Neill says.

The homeowner wanted the lawn to be the focal point of the yard, and Forever Greens worked to provide just that. Additionally, having such a large backyard, this installation saved him $1,000 per month on his water bill.

Everglade Fescue Pro offers a drainage rate of 30-plus inches of rain per hour per square yard. It has a dual coloring of field green and olive green, which gives the appearance of a natural lawn, according to SGW. The product is tough and durable to handle moderate to heavy traffic yet is still soft and pliable, the company adds.

Many homeowners in the Bay Area have had difficulty with gophers in their lawns, and in a 6,000-square-foot backyard, it's that much harder to deal with the problem.

"Gophers are notorious for digging up holes in lawns," O'Neill says. Gophers dig anywhere from 6 inches to 6 feet underground and will eat any vegetation they can find. Their burrows are often shared with other animals such as bugs, rodents and lizards.

Installing artificial turf allows homeowners to have the beautiful green lawns they want and prevent nature's critters from entering the property from the ground, according to O’Neill.

Forever Greens takes pride in installing various types of hardscape and landscape, including artificial turf, all over the San Francisco Bay Area. "We always take care of our customers," said O'Neill. "We have the ability to give them a huge variety of home improvement options like patios, driveways and putting greens on top of the turf installations."

The company started in 2005. At that time, it exclusively installed putting greens, and used to be known as Forever Putting Greens. It now offers full artificial landscape installations, and also installs patios, driveways and much more.

Forever Greens is Synthetic Grass Warehouse Install of the Month winner for July 2018.