Travel: Local materials give Sioux Falls its beauty

September 28, 2018 8:27 AM

SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota — Some cities have an instantly recognizable symbol, such as the Gateway Arch in St. Louis or the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.After visiting Sioux Falls for the first time earlier this month, I will always associate the city with a color: The pink-red of the local Sioux quartzite. The color, and the stone, can be seen everywhere in South Dakota's largest city, first and foremost at the beautiful falls for which the city is named. And the quarried stone [...] Continue Reading


Lamps filled with glowing, living algae

Sustainable plant-based sneakers, plastic wrapper-free frozen treats, living algae lamps and spirulina furniture, eco-friendly vintage jeans, and solar panel-equipped speakers sounds appealing to savvy consumers of 2019, but claiming "green" doesn't always mean sustainability. Companies, from large corporations to small start-ups are aiming for the growing demand in organic products and sustainable lifestyle innovations for the less generous reasons than eco-psychologists and nature's enthusiasts. Even the Coca-Cola company loved by millions and according to experts in Imperial College, London containing chemicals "found in rust remover, steel cleaner, and cement" pumps millions of dollars in plant bottles constructed of 30 percent of the bio-based material to meet market demand. To be honest, there are not as many sustainable products as advertised only some of them have a positive net green others offer an elusive idea of being eco-friendly.


Man sitting in a chair buying online and a big dog

As more and more sales are turning from brick and mortar stores to online, it's safe to say most people that buy gadgets online won't even consider purchasing synthetic grass online, unless it's small rugs for patios, garages, utility rooms, or batting cages. But why not? It seems that you can save much more on synthetic turf online than you can when you shop for a lamp or Chromebook.


Playground Safety First - Kid on Swing Set

Fall injuries, scrapes, and cuts are not a typical picture of having fun. When it comes to our children's safety, we always want to remove challenges as much as we can. Pain is an inevitable part of life, but suffering is optional. You can't control the weather, but you can save a few scraped knees. You can't stop kids from being impulsive, but you can give them a soft place to fall.


The San Francisco 49ers: an exclusive dinner to kick off the 2018 football season on the field at Levis Stadium August 28

San Francisco 49ers have announced a unique, multi-year partnership with Global Syn-Turf, a leading provider of synthetic turf in the United States. The company with headquarters in Bay Area, California is now the official artificial grass partner of the five-time Super Bowl champions.


Synthetic turf close-up, Double W Blade, Double S Blade, Diamonds Blade, Four Colors grass

New SuperNatural synthetic turf is officially on the market this week. New generation products feature four-color multiple blades design and texture. The 60 and 80 ounces pile heights are available across the United States.


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Golf Putting Greens Putt 60 oz. synthetic turf

Putt-60 Bicolor professional putting greens is the great fit for golf clubs, parks, attraction areas, or individual golfers who love to enjoy a personal golf course in their backyard.

Spring artificial grass 50 oz. green emerald lime

Perfect for your commercial or residential landscape designs, safe for children & pets. Soft blades of green grass will last year after year despite extreme weather and wear.

Cashmere soft synthetic grass 70 ounces

Artificial grass has never looked so real. The combination of field green and olive green colors with Brown and Green thatching looks natural and realistic.

Riviera Monterey Artificial Grass 65 oz.

Safe, cost-efficient alternative to traditional grass lawns. Retains plush, original, vivid green state month after month. Withstands any level of foot traffic, extreme weather patterns and function.

U Shape Blade Synthetic Grass 60 oz.

Beautiful green grass that will last for twenty years or more! Endures higher traffic levels making it a clear choice for busy playgrounds and a beautiful option for front and back yards.

W Shape Blade 60 oz. artificial grass

Ideal for hot climates and extreme weather, pet areas, playgrounds, landscapes. Unique W Blade technology diffuses light and heat creating a turf that is 15 degrees cooler than its competition.

S Blade Artificial Grass 66 ounces

Bright emerald green and olive green blade colors combined with curled brown and green thatching perfectly complement the natural beauty of fresh grass.

Pet Artificial Turf U-Blade shape, Premium backing, U Blade, Free Samples. Pet Turf.

With the Pet Turf, you dont have to worry about dirty and muddy paws on your kitchen floors. Installed artificial grass keeps the danger of ticks, fleas, and other pests down. It is known that some pesticides and fertilizers can cause some serious sicknesses in animals.


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Global Syn-Turf, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and wholesaler of high-quality artificial grass in the United States and Canada. The company offers an extensive selection of products for commercial and residential landscapes, playgrounds, sports athletic fields, municipalities, golf putting greens and pet areas. Global Syn-Turf, Inc. provides innovative, environmentally friendly synthetic turf systems which require little maintenance, no water, pesticides, or fertilizers through multiple company-owned distribution centers across the United States. The state-of-the-art artificial grass offers realism, drainage, performance, safety, and durability. Global Syn-Turf is the exclusive artificial grass partner of San Francisco 49ers.

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