Where Did The Sun Go?

It’s 3:30am, pouring rain outside and our dog is whining at the foot of the bed. As I reluctantly get up to let him outside I think to myself “Hey, it could be a lot worse; at least we have artificial grass in the backyard!”. While other pet owners will be wiping down muddy paws in an attempt of keeping their homes clean and dry, I have the luxury of simply opening and closing the back door.

I’ve always loved artificial grass for the easy maintenance and perfect aesthetics throughout the year, but nothing could make me appreciate it as much as going through a West Coast Winter with Maxximus, our 90 lb Labrador. The absence of maintenance is nice in the summer time, but through the fall and winter season it’s the drainage and cleanliness that keep me happy

In BC, most lawns turn muddy by the time October rolls around. Consequently, every time a dog is let outside, their paws (and often much more) need to be wiped down to prevent grass and dirt from being tracked throughout the home. For those who don’t have pets it’s often the children who require the same treatment! Thankfully a correctly installed artificial lawn will eliminate the mess from your yard and keep it usable for the whole family throughout every season.

The key to a properly draining artificial lawn is in the base construction. Virtually all artificial grasses are designed to percolate rain water at a much higher rate than it will ever fall, but this is only useful if the material directly under the grass can allow water to flow at the same rate. Using material such as sand or crusher fines may provide marginal improvements to your existing drainage, but you still may be subject to pooling and soft ground at times during the rainy season. Furthermore, if the temperature drops below freezing after the ground has been saturated, these materials can ‘heave’ and lose their compaction. Using ¾” roadbase as a base material will allow for optimal drainage and retained compaction throughout the lifespan of your artificial grass.

If areas in your yard are exceptionally wet or soggy throughout the winter, it may be necessary to create a trench filled with drain rock to allow the water to escape. The need for this can be assessed during an on-site consultation with one of our estimators, who will guide you through every step of the process required to properly install your synthetic grass.

Whether it’s for children, pets, or sports, artificial grass can be an absolute life changer when done right. When you choose to work with Precision Greens, you get so much more than a new lawn. It’s not all about having less work or a more beautiful space; those things are great but there’s so much more. It’s about creating an environment with year-round usability and cleanliness for your kids, your dogs, and your home.

We all enjoy the warmth of the summer sunshine, but with artificial grass the fall and winter aren’t so bad either!

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.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

    – Ron A.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

    – Rob H.

  • 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.

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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.

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