I recently got my front lawn done in artificial grass from a company called Verde - it was reasonable and looks great they have a list of suppliers and information on what type of grass is good for different sports on their website - artificial grass - It honestly isn't as expensive as you would think
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Last edited by paversstones; 03-29-2013 at 09:07 PM.
Do not use fake grass. The points of the "blades" slow you down a lot. It is what my friend and I have tried for our summer ramp. Look in to a produce called "Powderpak". It is expensive but they sell in small volume. It would have been about $200 for what I want for our ramp. If that is too much then look for low pile looped carpet. It slides far better because the fibers loop and don't come to a point like the grass.
That is the first try with fake grass. We made the ramp higher and used lube but it still sucks. Since then my friend has gotten a dog and his yard now has dog crap in it so the ramp hasn't been used since neither of us want dog poo on our boots.