Department of Transportation Uses Artificial Turf Supply for Landscaping Project

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The Department of Transportation (DOT) of Florida uses the Artificial Turf Supply LXR PRO series in their Interchange Landscape Project on the I-95 and I-10 interchange.

This past summer, Artificial Turf Supply (ATS) participated in a Department of Transportation (DOT) Interchange Landscape Project in Jacksonville, Florida. The LXR PRO series artificial grass was installed, as part of a $2.4M project, to provide sustainable green landscaping on the I-95 & I-10 interchange.

The contractor for the project, Paul Kassab of Sun State Nursery & Landscape, selected the top quality LXR PRO commercial grass series from Artificial Turf Supply. The LXR PRO series contains a polyethylene monofilament fiber system, a thatch zone, and 100% resiliency to UV rays. It is a superior choice for an interchange landscaping project because it looks natural, saves money and keeps the highways safe.

All turf from Artificial Turf Supply is engineered to match the natural environment. Scientists employed by Artificial Turf Supply experiment with different colors and textures to make the grass look natural. "Even up close it is incredibly difficult to tell the difference between fake grass from Artificial Turf Supply and the real thing," says Kassab. "Artificial Turf Supply is forward-thinking in the artificial turf manufacturers industry."

The DOT of Florida will save up to 80% on water utility bills by switching to a synthetic grass landscape. According to the Department of Environmental Protection, Florida is experiencing extreme drought conditions at an increasing rate. It is projected that by 2025, Florida will need an additional 2 billion gallons of water each day. Installing artificial grass drastically decreases the need for landscaping water.

Installing fake grass on the I-95/I-10 interchange will also protect the area from drainage and erosion problems. The LXR PRO series allows for effective irrigation control with 30 inches per hour drainage capacity. Installing synthetic turf holds the dirt in place during storms and prevents flooding of water and mud onto the highways. Artificial grass maintenance is significantly cheaper than natural grass maintenance because it requires no mowing or watering.

Artificial turf will keep the highways safe by preventing debris from getting onto the freeway as well. Palm trees and other common landscaping shrubbery can be blown onto the highway after it dies, creating a hazard for motorists. By using synthetic grass, the State of Florida will save money, and keep the roads safe.

Artificial Turf Supply is looking forward to installing LXR PRO commercial grass in future state projects. ATS-approved contractors like Sun State Nursery & Landscape are respected artificial grass suppliers, and only use quality products like the LXR PRO series for highway landscaping.

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Artificial Turf Supply is a leading national provider of wholesale artificial turf. The internet -based company ships internationally and provides synthetic grass for residential, commercial and athletic purposes. Visit http://www.artificialturfsupply.com for a complete selection of high quality products manufactured solely in the USA.

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