MEDIA RELEASE 10 January 2005
No-mow, no-water synthetic lawns pass the pet-friendly test in homes around Australia
Synthetic lawns that don’t require any watering or mowing and need very
little maintenance are being installed around Australia, with pets and their
owners both enjoying the benefits of a hassle-free yard.
The Pro-tech synthetic lawns look like real grass, but are actually based on a
unique European concept which uses the process of ‘fibrillation’ to split the
fibres and give the lawn the grass-like look and feel.
The lawn is installed over a porous crushed-rock base, which is compacted to
form a flat surface which easily drains in wet weather or if the lawn is hosed
The lawn itself is then laid over the top and filled with a mix of rubber
granules and sand, which help make it soft to walk and sit on and perfect for
pets and children to play on.
Once installed, the lawn will last for at least ten years and, depending on the
area, costs less than a good quality paving installation.
Betty Rooney of Liberty Grove in NSW, who is a keen gardener and the owner of
two Maltese Terriers, was the first of many pet-owners to install the lawn in
“I’ve got to say that I’m very happy with the results and I am so glad that I
made the decision to install the lawn.
“The day after it was installed, my two dogs were playing around and napping on
the lawn, which I was absolutely delighted with – I think it was even hard for
them to pick it from real grass at first glance.
“It looks very real, is an excellent alternative to the usual urban stone you
find in courtyard homes, is nice and soft to touch and walk on, and best of all,
it is animal friendly.
“I am trying to convince all my neighbours to think about putting a Prot-tech
lawn in their own yard because it will make the whole area look better,” said
Bill Rorke, Managing Director of Pro-tech, the company behind the synthetic
lawns, said that synthetic lawns also offer huge water-saving benefits in these
times of water restrictions.
“As well as cutting down on water use, and cutting out the hassle of mowing the
lawn when it does grow, synthetic lawns are ideal for areas where grass is hard
to grow, such as courtyards, high traffic areas, around swimming pools, or
shaded or very small yards where a real lawn is impractical.
“We’ve also had a great response from clients with dogs and cats who have
reported that their pets love the lawn, that it is easier and cleaner to deal
with any droppings than it was with real grass, and that it has even stopped
their pets from digging up the lawn,” says Bill.
Pro-tech also installs no-maintenance synthetic putting greens, with one
recently installed in the front yard of Australian golf champion Peter O’Malley,
who joins a host of international golfers to install the synthetic putting
green, including Vijay Sing, Mark Calcavecchia, Sergio Garcia, Lee Janzen, Hale
Irwin, David Toms and Chris DiMarco to mention a few.
Released for Pro-tech Corp by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations.
For further information please call David Lizzio
or Marie Tritsaris on (02) 9413 4244.