How to Choose an Artificial Grass Installer

It is important to be diligent when choosing an installer for an artificial grass or synthetic putting green project. Precision Greens has been installing artificial grass now for 20 years in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, with recent expansion now covering most of BC and Alberta. Over the years, we have refined our installation skills and techniques to accommodate our harsh Canadian climate. One of our greatest difficulties was creating a finished product that could withstand our heavy rainfalls followed by freezing temperatures. We made mistakes in the early years, but in doing this we learned what works and what doesn’t.

When Precision Greens first started installing artificial grass in 1999, we were told to use crusher fines to build a solid base under the installation area. Although this works in warmer climates such as California, Nevada, and Arizona, this turned out to be a big mistake in our climate. The crusher fine bases were unable to handle the freezing and thawing cycles of our BC winter; they would become saturated with water from heavy rainfall and then freeze overnight, causing the base to ‘heave’ in areas and lose its compaction. In some projects, this mistake took several years to show its effects.

After a period of research, and trial & error, we began using quarried ¾” minus (also known as roadbase) in our base construction. This material was found to compact 5% firmer, eliminating shifting in the base material over time. It also drains at a much higher rate, eliminating the concerns surrounding the base integrity in winter time.

The artificial turf industry is still young, with a small handful of educated and experienced installers. Over the past 4-5 years, many new companies have entered into the artificial grass industry assuming it’s easy, but soon realizing the difficulty involved in mastering the art. Unfortunately this has lead to us removing and replacing multiple artificial grass installations and one or two putting greens every year in the Greater Vancouver Area. A lack of proper education and attention to detail has left eager businessmen and well intentioned sales staff unable to deliver where it matters most.

Precision Greens offers free no-obligation consultations and would be happy to help as you explore ideas for your dream landscape. Our pricing is competitive, however there are many others out there who will happily ‘undercut’ to obtain more work by being the cheapest available. We pride ourselves on offering the highest quality products and installations available, and will always continue to do so.

Over the years, we have seen many artificial grass installations that reflect poorly on our industry, and offer a poor representation of what a synthetic lawn should look like. Some consumers are not getting what they pay for and are left with a finished product that does not meet their expectations or requirements. It is important to choose a provider who can confidently explain all aspects of their products & installation, and has the proven experience to ensure you will be happy with your investment for years to come.

Contact Precision Greens today for a free consultation on the dream landscape for your property.

Precision Greens

As the leading installer of premium artificial grass for both residential and commercial properties, we know how important the installation process and products used are. We specialize in creating a lasting, quality end product the whole family will enjoy for years to come. Regardless of whether you're interested in a sports field, playground turf, golf green or unique, custom-designed lawnscape for your property, Precision Greens can deliver the unparalleled results you're looking for.

Don’t take our word for it! See what our clients are saying about their experience with artificial grass, fencing & courts by Precision Greens.


  • We are really impressed with the quality of the work, attention to detail, punctuality, the personable demeanour of all involved and fairness in both pricing and the little extras.

    – Frank C.

  • We are immensely enjoying our garden as are many passersby! We have hired many construction trades in the past, and this group stands out as exceptional.

    – Elaine & David M.

  • I know Precision Greens would be an exceptional choice when choosing an artificial grass installer. I am impressed with the durability and performance of the field. I would not hesitate to recommend Precision Greens.

    – Robert Bosa

  • I want to thank you guys from the bottom of my heart for the beautiful yard I now have. Adam and Josh were such a delight to work with and I will without hesitation request them again.

    – Marie H.

  • We had Precision Greens build a putting green in our back garden. We are very happy with the end result. Shaun and Scott are very pleasant young men, and very professional.

    – Jean W.

  • The end result is we are the recipients of one of the finest putting surfaces that can be purchased.

    – Ron A.

  • Oh my goodness, the dogs LOVE the grass (and we do too!) Lucy (the little black dog) doesn’t ever want to come back inside now (gotta tempt her with treats!)

    – Natalia E.

  • I want to thank you guys from the bottom of my heart for the beautiful yard I now have. Thank you for an excellent team, a brilliant installation and an excellent product.

    – Marie H.

  • You have created for me a golf practice area far greater than I anticipated and only a step away from my door.

    – Bob M.

  • What a difference you made to our backyard! It was a muddy pond that we tried valiantly to correct. My wife spent hours cleaning dog prints off the floor during the rainy seasons.

    – Mark & Shelley S.

  • Precision Greens has delivered a realistic and attractive practice environment that is not breaking down under heavy daily traffic.

    – Rob H.

  • I am very proud of my 825 yard pitch and putt course, and the quality of the putting greens…One year after the course was completed, it continues to play excellent.

    – W.P.J. McCarthy and Company LTD

  • The yard looks fantastic and I would like to again thank Shaun for a job well done…We are stunned at the quality of your team’s work and the time frame the job was done in.

    – Adrian Z.

  • I love what the guys did with my back lawn. I enjoy watching the faces of my friends and family when they first see it, puzzle over it and then tentatively go out and touch it.

    – Robert W.

  • Thank you for a comprehensive job well done. The response by the residents to both the boulevard and the putting green have all been positive. The overall look adds a touch of class.

    – Leo

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Installing Beautiful Artificial Grass Since 1999

Leader in artificial grass and artificial golf green installations. Proudly Canadian owned and operated. From soccer fields to golf courses, commercial landscapes to residential beautifying, there’s no better choice.

With thousands of artificial grass, putting greens, Composite Fencing and Court installations throughout Western Canada, Precision Greens has established itself as the benchmark for industry quality and workmanship.

With 9 current locations in Western Canada, we are looking to expand our team throughout Central and Eastern Canada.

Precision Greens is currently accepting applications to be a part of our family in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. Click the link for details!

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