Benefits of a garden turf

A garden turf is a weed-free green grass that is grown for use for a variety of areas like the front lawns, community areas, schoolyards, and gardens. This grass is specially grown to the highest possible standard. Garden turfs are an excellent way of covering up dirt ground, bare ground and gaining a bright, beautiful grassy lawn without waiting for the seedlings to grow. It also comes with many benefits like being climate savvy and eco-friendly. Here are some of the surprise benefits.

Provide oxygen

It is not known to many is that garden turfs can provide a significant amount of required oxygen and simultaneously trap and unwanted pollution of air. Turfs also have a natural cooling effect which is greater than what tree provide for us, and this is highly beneficial towards controlling the climate.polllution

Captures unwanted pollutants

Smoke, exhaust fumes, dust and other air pollutants can cause a detrimental effect on the society today. Garden turfs, however, captures these harmful, unwanted pollutants and filters them into the soil thus making the air safer for us to breathe in.

Erosion control

Turfs are also known for their ability to retain water as well as controlling erosion. Without turf heavy rainfalls can ruin masses of fertile and valuable soils. Turf cleverly cleans and filters water that comes in contact with it . It also allows water to trickle away gently without causing any major damages to the soil.


Turf in naturally a sound proofer which can reduce sound by up to 10Db. This is great for blocking any unwanted traffic noise in the busy residential areas.

Increase property value

Garden turf can increase the value of your property significantly and create a happier atmosphere within the home. Its visual image of lush green ground alone has a higher appeal than gravel, sand, concrete or pebbles. You and your family can feel more inclined to go outside and enjoy the garden when greeted by a carpet comfort.

Allows you enjoy your outdoors

enjoy outdoorIn the kind of urbanized world we live in today, a garden turf can provide you with enough reason to enjoy your home outdoors. Green grassy ground will naturally invite people to sit down and relax in public areas as well as play games. Its softness means it is safer for children to play on as they are not likely to get injured if they fall on the garden turf than if they fall on concrete.

Garden turf has abundant benefits, so you need to get a garden turf for your home enjoys some of these benefits.


Factor to consider when choosing commercial flooring

The market today is full of many commercial options and buyers can get overwhelmed. Your commercial space should look impressive so as far as choosing commercial flooring is involved, you should be very cautious. You need to take care of some things before you can buy a given flooring material. The following are some of the factors that you will consider while selecting commercial floor.


This is a topmost priority when buying anything. The commercial flooring industry has a lot of options. If you are ready to spend on expensive and luxurious wood flooring, then you can select and install them. But if your budget is constrained and you want the floor to look elegant like wood floors, then you can buy wood effect vinyl flooring. They are cheaper and resembles the wood floors.wood flooring

Choose materials with limitless designs

The design of your floor will change the entire ambiance of the room so it is vital that you choose designs that can make a lasting impression on your visitors. Laminate flooring is a great option since it has a lot of designs and does not limit you. Besides, it feels and looks like the real wood and is also affordable.


vinyl floorSince commercial floors bear huge human traffic, you should take care to select the kind that can endure tear and wear and one that can be cleaned easily. Commercial vinyl flooring is one flooring type that is easy to install, can be cleaned with much ease and can be replaced easily. The quality vinyl flooring comes with up to 10 years of warranty which is attractive to any homeowner. You can repair the floor easily, and you require a mop and a damp cloth to clean it. They are resistant to water so they cannot be affected by spills.

Business can be affected by the décor of the commercial space. Floors can enhance the overall beauty and elegance of your workplace. Therefore the type of flooring you decide to install will have a great significance in your workplace and business at large. Choose the right flooring material to make your commercial space great. Use these tips when choosing you will not go worn in your selection. Do some research as well on every flooring material as this will narrow the options for you.

Proper Tucson

100 Essential Dishes: Prop Prop Wings

by Brad on March 27, 2014 in In the News
In our 2013 Best of Tucson issue, one of the staff picks called Proper’s Prop Prop Wings the “Best Future Addition to Tucson’s 100 Essential Dishes.” Proper’s sweet, spicy and fish-sauce funky take on Portland, Oregon’s famous Thai restaurant Pok Pok’s appetizer is among a bunch of their menu items that could have made this list, but since we called it back in October, we should probably stick to them.

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Proper holds “cash mob” event to support farm education, has designs on brand new meatery

by Brad on January 21, 2014 in In the News
The early 21st century finds us putting more thought than ever before into what comes across our plates. Not simply a matter of eating healthfully, but in terms of people questioning where the food came from, and by what processes was the food raised or grown. Horror stories of lessened USDA oversight, fast food misadventures in bacteria, and rising concerns over genetically-modified seed crops have placed new premiums on information pertaining to an easily traceable, local point of origin for what we’re eating.

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Proper goes all “simple life”

by Brad on January 15, 2014 in In the News
Tucson eatery, Proper, 300 E. Congress St., has partnered with locally based Farm Education Resource Network or FERN, to solidify the “farm to table” culture. Proper Tucson will be donating 1 percent of cash sales for 2014 to fund an apprenticeship program providing opportunities for the future farmers of Arizona. Proper is known for its reliance on ingredients sourced from Arizona’s farming and ranching communities and has taken it one step further in its efforts to give back to the local industries that feed us Tucsonans.

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A Proper Partnership

by Brad on January 1, 2014 in In the News
We’ve known that Proper Tucson is committed to “farm to table” eating. Now the downtown Tucson eatery is proving as much through a new partnership with the locally based Farm Education Resource Network (FERN). The budding idea from Walking J Farm and Sleeping Frog Farms was developed by Tina Bartsch and Debbie Weingarten who are planting the seeds for development opportunities for the future farmers of Arizona.

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Downtown Tucson Dining: Proper + Diablo Burgers

by Brad on May 5, 2013 in In the News
Oh, what a fabulous night. Edie Jarolim knew the chef at Proper Restaurant so us food writers, myself and Rita Connelly, were invited to the friends and family opening. Let’s hear it for elegantly-inspired industrial chic. Think high ceilings, exposed pipes, polished wood, scored concrete floors, plush colorful banquettes. Let the noise level ring.

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Paul Moir is putting the finishing touches on Proper before the May 6th opening.
Proper Bursts Into the Already Bustling Downtown Restaurant Scene

by Brad on May 1, 2013 in In the News
Downtown Tucson is experiencing a renaissance with a parade of new restaurants, including Proper, the most recent vision by Flagstaff-based Paul Moir. Taking up the entire corner of Congress St. and 5th Ave. where the Rialto Exhibition Center used to be, this upscale eatery will be opening its doors Monday, May 6th. The restaurant arrives just in time for residents moving in to several new apartment buildings Downtown.

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Rialto Building in Tucson, Arizona
The Flagstaff Connection Hits Downtown’s Dining Scene

by Brad on October 15, 2012 in In the News
You’ve heard of Flagstaff’s restaurant renaissance in just the past few years? Well, two of the culinary poster children in Lumberjack country are bringing their great eats to the eastern edge of Downtown Tucson.

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Criollo Latin Kitchen in Flagstaff, AZ
Popular Flagstaff Restaurateurs Expand to Tucson (Not Phoenix) and Who Can Blame Them?

by Brad on September 28, 2012 in In the News
When Flagstaff restaurateur Paul Moir of Brix Restaurant and Wine Bar and Criollo Latin Kitchen and his good friend and fellow eat-local enthusiast Derrick Widmark of Diablo Burger left me a voice mail saying they had some good news to share, I was delirious. I figured they were expanding their operations to Phoenix, both of them, just as they’d spoken of doing for over a year. It even crossed my mind they were doing something together.

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