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Everything You Need To Know About Artificial Grass Installation



Installing artificial grass can seem daunting, but with our helpful tips and tricks, you’ll be a pro in no time! From choosing the suitable turf for your project to getting a flawless finish, we’ve got you covered. So whether you’re looking to install artificial grass for the first time or wantwant to brush up on your installation skills, read on for everything you need to know about artificial grass installation. 

What is artificial grass, and what are its benefits?

Artificial grass brings great aesthetic and practical value to any space – from yards, gardens, patios, balconies, and even artificial sports fields. Synthetic grass made with advanced technological innovations is ideal for areas where it can be challenging or costly to maintain natural grass. Fake turf has the ability to resist drought and environmental stressors, such as the sun’s UV rays. A perfect example of how artificial grass preserves green spaces, artificial grass in Long Beach, CA, offers a consistent look, feel, and color throughout the seasons, all while saving water, money, and effort needed to maintain a lush lawn. Not only does artificial grass provide an environmentally friendly solution for your yard, and requires little maintenance. So, you can spend more time enjoying your outdoor living area instead of worrying about the upkeep of your space.

How is artificial grass installed, and what are the steps involved?

Installing synthetic grass can present a whole range of benefits to both indoor and outdoor areas. The process begins by carefully assessing the space you’re working with and planning the layout. This includes taking measurements, ensuring adequate drainage, and prepping the base before laying out the turf materials. Most installations require either infill or shock pads for cushioning to help reduce any fatigue or strain felt when using the flooring. Once placed correctly, artificial grass is stitched down to secure it in place and then professionally cleaned to get rid of any debris that may have been collected in the process. Through proper planning, installation, and maintenance, you can trust your home or business is well taken care of with quality artificial grass!

What kind of maintenance is required for artificial grass, and how often does it need to be done?

Artificial grass requires a handful of maintenance tasks to keep it in top condition and preserve its beauty. For example, remove loose debris, such as leaves and twigs, from the surface using a stiff brush or garden rake. Moreover, an artificial grass cleaner can rid the turf of more stubborn grime; this needs to be done periodically – roughly every one to two months or when the turf appears heavily soiled. Additionally, brushing or raking the artificial grass helps to maintain its integrity and longevity by redistributing fibers and reinvigorating them with uprightness and resilience. Ultimately, proper maintenance can keep your artificial grass looking vibrant for years!

Are there any potential problems with installing or using artificial grass?

Artificial grass can be an attractive and cost-effective alternative to natural grass for homeowners. Still, there are a few potential pitfalls that should be kept in mind when installing and using it. Inadequate drainage, heat buildup, and limited usage capabilities may be issues that one should consider. The surface’s durability is also something to keep in mind when considering the best artificial grass type; some are better suited to heavier foot traffic than others. Additionally, it may require ongoing maintenance, such as cleaning and resealing, to keep its original condition. However, with a bit of research into installation requirements and proper usage guidelines, these potential problems with artificial grass can be minimized.

How much does artificial grass installation cost, and what factors influence the price tag?

Artificial grass installation can be a great way to bring a beautiful and low-maintenance solution to any landscaping needs, but the cost of installation can be quite an investment. The total cost of an artificial grass installation will vary depending on several factors: the size of the area that needs covering, the complexity of the project, the type of drainage required, and where you source your turf. Generally speaking, however, professional artificial turf installation costs range from $8-12 per square foot for most residential applications. If you already have a base in place or require additional services such as border or reinforcement material, these prices could increase accordingly. Ultimately, getting the perfect artificial grass look for your home is worth it!

Who should you hire for your artificial grass installation project – a professional installer or someone else?”

When considering the installation of artificial grass, it’s crucial to  consider who you should trust with the project. The obvious choice might be a professional installer, given their experience and knowledge in this area. While professional installers often provide a reliable and thorough job, sometimes a friend or family member can be of immense help for a fraction of the cost. Ultimately, it comes down to preference and budget, regardless of who you choose. However, you’ll want to ensure they have experience with artificial grass installation and all the necessary tools for optimal installation.

People install artificial grass for various reasons – to save time and money on lawn maintenance, to create an allergy-free outdoor space, or simply because they like the look of a pristine green lawn that doesn’t require any work. If you’re considering artificial grass installation for your home or business, it’s essential to understand all aspects of the process before making a decision. This article covers everything you need to know about artificial grass installation. With this information handy, you can make an informed decision about whether artificial grass is suits you.


The Mayor of Times Square Meets One of the World’s Oldest Holocaust Survivors



I arrived to a packed lecture room at a Library in South Florida.   This lecture caught my eye weeks prior and I made sure to have it in my calendar.  After all, how many more times will I get a chance to hear a 99 year old survivor tell his remarkable story of inconceivable hell, survival and ultimately impressive success?   What I heard in the room that day was hard to fathom it wasn’t part of a Spielberg movie with some creative liberty thrown in to embellish an already unbelievable true story.  This was the real deal.  A vivid description of hell on earth.  What I couldn’t understand is how did this survivor go on to create a vibrant family and a very successful business career and not be bitter every day of his life?   Equally remarkable is how someone his age could tell a story from 85 years ago as if it happened yesterday and with energy and charisma of someone half his age.  He spoke for 45 minutes without a break.  Little did anyone in the audience know that, just prior to arriving at the Library, he fell and injured himself, making his perseverance in even making it to the Library even more heroic.  This is no ordinary man.   I approached the stage after the lecture, patiently awaited my turn to speak with him and asked if I could interview him for my podcast.  I am pretty sure he knew little to nothing of what a podcast was, but he agreed as you are about to learn why telling his story over and over is his divine mission.

Eli Marcus and Sam Ron

Sam Ron bears personal witness to the greatest atrocity in human history. He is one of the only remaining Holocaust Survivors his age who survived four concentration camps…and a Death March.  He turns 99 in July.  His story is remarkable…and he himself is equally as remarkable.

Here’s what you will learn when listening to this World Exclusive interview on The Motivation Show podcast:

-Where did Sam grow up and what was life like before the Germans invaded his country

-How life changed once the Germans invaded and how long did the changes take

-Why and when did Sam and his family decide to go into hiding and where did he hide

-How did Sam end up in the Krakow Ghetto, how was it different than the infamous Warsaw Ghetto, and what took place in the Ghetto

-When did Sam first realize that the Germans were not just transporting Jews to what they disguised as labor camps, but were actually killing them.

-How many times was Sam transported in cattle cars and what was that like

-Which concentration camps was Sam in & what were they like

-What was life like in the concentration camps and why did they move Sam around to different camps

-What is a Death March, why and how did that happen and how did Sam survive it

-What lessons should listeners take away from Sam’s experience

-What does Never Again mean to Sam and why is it so important for him to share this and other Holocaust lessons

You can listen to this interview on any podcast listening app or use this Spotify link:    WARNING:  This interview is GUARANTEED to move you to tears!!!

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Events In April Bring Easter, Spring and Flowers Galore.



Photograph: Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Macy’s, Inc.

Join the Judy Garland and Fred Astaire tradition with the Easter Bonnet Parade on Fifth Avenue. There is also the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden or right at home the flower show at Macy’s. On select Fridays every month, you can enjoy Free Admission to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum between 5 pm and 9 pm.

Until 4/9: Macy’s Flower ShowThe show includes beautiful, bright floral arrangements, special events including live music, and kids’ activities.

until 4/23: This is The Orchid Show‘s 20th year. Reconnect with nature while experiencing the picture-perfect beauty of the orchids. On select nights, adults can experience the exhibition through Orchid Nights, with music, cash bars, and food available for purchase.

4/1-30: Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival. The festival, hosted by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, celebrates Japanese culture and the arrival of spring. It features a variety of cultural performances and activities, as well as a small flea market, tea ceremonies, and crafts. The highlight is the magnificent display of cherry blossom trees, with over 200 trees in full bloom. Visitors can admire the pink and white blooms and enjoy a traditional Japanese atmosphere. Tickets are usually around $40 for adults, though seniors and students get a reduced rate of $35.

4/7-16th: The New York International Auto ShowThe first new york Auto Show took place in 1900, for over 120 years now they have been sharing what’s new and interesting in the auto industry.

4/9: The Easter Parade starts near St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 10am. The tradition dates back to the 1870s, where elaborate bonnets and fashion galore is full frontal.

4/9: “Georgia O’Keeffe: To See Takes Time,” comes to MoMA.

4/15: The Tartan Day Parade is an NYC tradition that offers attendees a unique way to celebrate and honor Scottish culture. For the 25th year, there will be bagpipes, dancers, and even Scottish dogs marching in the parade. Attendance is free and open to the public. In addition to the parade, expect a whole week of Scottish-themed events and festivities.

4/15: Pillow Fight in the Park at Washington Square Park.

4/15: The New York Restoration Project is giving out 3,500 free trees to New Yorkers across all five boroughs. To get one of the 3,500 free trees that will be given away, register in advance on this website, where you’ll also get to browse through the current list of distribution dates, times and locations.

4/15 and 29: f the likes of udon, yakitori, ramen, and taiyaki make your mouth water, then mark your calendar for Japan Fes in Chelsea. The event will be held from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and is considered a paradise for Japanese foodies and cultural enthusiasts.

4/16: Holi in The City demands food, music, dance, and fun while embracing people and organizations from all ethnic and religious backgrounds.

4/22: Earth Day celebrated in NYC with a festive, family-friendly outdoor fair in Union Square. There will be dozens of exhibitors, interactive displays, a green-vehicle show, family activities, music, and entertainment. 12-6pm.

4/27: Attend The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience

4/27- 30: Antiquarian Book Fair now in its 63rd year, this festival for book collectors at Park Avenue Armory for a full weekend of first editions, maps, manuscripts and other treasures from literary epochs past from nearly 200 exhibitors.


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Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo, George Pettignano Bring Patsy’s Italian Restaurant To Life



Patsy’s Italian Restaurant has been known for years as the restaurant made famous by Frank Sinatra, and his family still enjoys dining here whenever they are in town. George Clooney’s aunt, cabaret singer and actress Rosemary Clooney, was once quoted, “Patsy’s is still the best Italian restaurant in town. I make a pasta pilgrimage there every time I return.”

Other long-time high profile patrons who consider Patsy’s Italian Restaurant their Manhattan dining room include, Tony Bennett, Michael Bublé, George Clooney, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, Tony Danza, Jennifer Lopez, Liza Minnelli, Al Pacino, Rihanna, Martha Stewart, Ben Stiller, Oprah Winfrey, and many others.

Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo

We all had the pleasure to join Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo for a very special Private Lunch on March 18th hosted City Guide and Eli Marcus.

Eli Marcus,George Pettignano

Chef Sal shared some of his riveting stories about celebrities, sports stars and others famous guests. Ha also told us a few one-of-a-kind frank Sinatra stories about Frank’s exclusive table near we were seated.

Popular entertainer George Pettignano, a cousin of Bobby Rydell, sang classic tunes from the 40’s to 70’s ranging from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, The Beatles, Elvis & more!  George, as a former Hollywood stunt man, shared some of his classic stories

Eli Marcus

Everyone enjoyed a great meal and then danced the afternoon away!

Eli Marcus, Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo, Errol Rappaport

Errol Rappaport, Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo,Eli Marcus

Steve Garrin, wife, George Pettignano

Colin O’Leary Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo,Rena Sylvester, Eli Marcus

Colin O’Leary,Rena SylvesterErrol Rappaport

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