Smart Scapes LLC Transforms a Local Restaurant with Synthetic Turf for Restaurant and Commercial Applications

  • If you own a restaurant or bar in Nashville, odds are you have some form of outdoor dining.
  • If you'd like to install synthetic turf to maximize your business's outdoor potential, what's the first step?
  • Synthetic turf is tricky to install without the proper tools or know-how.
  • In the following paragraphs, we'd like to show you how we greatly improved a local restaurant's appeal.
  • Call (615) 356-0139 to schedule an estimate and see how we can help you grow your business through fantastic outdoor spaces!

This is an exploration of another lovely project that we recently completed here at Smart Scapes LLC. In this project, we took an ordinary, commercial Nashville lot surrounding an up-and-coming restaurant called Kung Fu Saloon, and we transformed it into an enjoyable recreation and dining area. Now, patrons of the restaurant can enjoy the beautiful Nashville weather in an outdoor dining area, replete with an area of artificial grass for children to play in while families await their meals.

But that's not the only purpose of the new, synthetic turf. When the sun goes down and the Nashville nightlife lights up, the artificial turf creates the perfect setting for a night out on the town with friends, a game of Jenga or Corn Hole, or causal lounging and socializing. This is a complete change in the exterior of an already popular restaurant, all thanks to the landscape design and installation crews at Smart Scapes LLC. Smart Scapes LLC specializes in leading innovations and cutting-edge landscaping technologies, all of which can be seen in the aesthetic quality of Kung Fu Saloon’s new outdoor dining area.

New-Age Nashville Dining? Meet Artificial Grass for Restaurant and Commercial Applications

In the recent project pictured here, our design and installation crew at Smart Scapes LLC put together a design and installation formula for creating artificial grass for a commercial setting. Artificial grass has been traditionally purposed for residential applications, but our design crew worked out how to utilize the most durable, USA-made artificial grass in a commercial, high-foot-traffic setting.

Our goal at Smart Scapes LLC has always been to innovate new and exciting ways of doing landscaping, so we took on Kung Fu Saloon's transformation project with excitement and energy. Just days later, we had transformed an ordinary, concrete and dirt commercial space surrounding the restaurant into an enjoyable, pleasant, welcoming, green-space fit for games, activities, events, private parties, and all other occasions.

Ready for your own business's or home's redesign and transformation? Call (615) 356-0139 to take the first step.

Artificial Turf Makes for the Best Outdoor Dining and Nightlife Experience

Artificial turf is an expanding science, and Smart Scapes LLC is ahead of the curve. We've partnered with Celebrity Greens, the leading supplier of top-notch, recyclable, American-made synthetic grasses to offer the best that this industry has to offer. In the grass system for Kung Fu Saloon, we began by undercutting the existing cement and dirt and creating a flat, uniformly smooth surface in preparation for the artificial turf. Then, our installation crew installed a cushioned yet durable backing layer, a buffer of sorts, on top of the existing concrete slab.

On top of the backing layer went the artificial turf itself, creating a soft, springy, spongy surface that feels exactly like real grass. The turf if made from millions and millions of polypropylene fibers stitched into a durable tire cord backing. The material is safe, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and durable. In fact, unlike real grass which gets damaged by extensive foot traffic, this artificial turf is just as durable as any other floor covering technique, and it will last for years to come. The entire City of Nashville could mill over our new artificial turf and it would still retain its integrity. And with how popular the outdoor dining experience is in Nashville, that just might happen!

A New Experience with Synthetic Grass for Outdoor Restaurants

Synthetic grass has been around for decades, but new innovations in this technology have created a synthetic grass so tough, so durable, and so long-lasting that it can be used in high-traffic and high-distress environments. No more having customers and patrons walk over tough, unyielding concrete or exterior wood decking. Now customers can enjoy an outdoor restaurant experience with their feet firmly planted in our cushioned synthetic grass, footwear optional!

Smart Scapes LLC is changing the way that Nashville does synthetic grass for outdoor restaurants. We have the connections with up-and-coming retailers of newly-innovated synthetic turf, (Celebrity Greens) and our design and installation crew is the only one in the greater Nashville area that knows how to work with these materials on expert levels. No more having restaurant patrons stub their toes on unyielding concrete, asphalt, wood, or particle decking. No more having a packed interior restaurant but an empty outdoor dining area. Our synthetic grasses are so attractive and appealing to prospective diners and nightlife-goers that Kung Fu Saloon and other Nashville restaurants will have a hard time keeping patrons inside. 

The Benefits of Synthetic Grass and Artificial Turf

Not only do synthetic grass and artificial turf have their own wide range of positive aesthetic appeals, but there is a list of benefits and good reasons to install such grasses on top of that. Since grasses, sods, and turfs naturally absorb UV heat well, such coverings create a naturally cool area. It is the difference from standing on cool, soft, spongy grass in bare feet compared to standing on hot asphalt in bare feet. One is highly desirable, the other is quite painful! 

Surrounding a restaurant with artificial turf makes the entire setting easy on the eyes, reduces sun glare, keeps the entire lot substantially cooler in the summer months, and it warms and welcomes the area in the winter months. Using synthetic turf acts as a natural stabilizer for the restaurant, giving the entire building and surroundings a natural, “Back to the Earth” feel. Call (615) 356-0139 to get started on your own project!

Preparing for Smart Scapes LLC-Installed Synthetic Turf or Artificial Grass

The leaders in innovation and complemented by our teams of brainstormers, design geniuses, and installation wizards, Smart Scapes LLC is bringing our own ideas to the table in converting Nashville restaurants into outdoor dining heavens, places where synthetic turf outweighs concrete everywhere but the parking lot, and where children, families, adults, and partygoers alike can enjoy a pleasant, “back to nature” dining experience at any time of the day or night.

The Kung Fu Saloon was already a happening restaurant due to a well-developed and resplendent interior. But the restaurant was lacking the “Smart Scapes LLC touch” and that’s what we brought to the table in the form of an impeccably designed outdoor dining area, replete with synthetic turf and artificial grass. Are you ready to transform your commercial, outdoor dining area or residential dining space with cutting-edge synthetic turf? Contact Smart Scapes LLC today. (615) 356-0139 is the number to call.

The FAQ – Where Questions Get Answered!

Curious? Want to learn more? Asking, “Who is the best landscaper in Nashville?” or, “Who is the best landscaping contractor in Nashville?” or, “Where is the best synthetic turf contractor near me?” Look no further than Smart Scapes LLC and Celebrity Greens. Our landscape architecture is excellence bar none, and our knowledge of synthetic turf installation techniques is masterful. Imagine resting in your own backyard on newly installed artificial grass, the best in the industry direct from Celebrity Greens. Or imagine servicing customers on a comfortable, eco-friendly synthetic turf lawn.

If you'd like a free estimate, contact our offices today at (615) 422-5263 (LAND). You can also reach our estimators and designers directly at (615) 356-0139. And if you have more questions, feel free to give us a call for that too, but don't forget to check out our Frequently Asked Questions section!

  • Does artificial turf get hot?
  • Not very easily. Artificial turf only heats up on the very hottest of days, the kind of days where you'd be hard-pressed to be out in the sun in the first place. Unlike traditional asphalt, concrete, or composite decking, artificial turf is quite heat-resistant.
  • Does synthetic grass fade?
  • Cheaper synthetic turfs that are sourced from overseas are filled with artificial calcium carbonate dyes and other chemicals. Not only are these fillers potentially toxic, but they fade with time and adopt a chalky appearance. However, turfs sourced from Celebrity Greens and installed by Smart Scapes do hold their appearance for decades. These are American-made artificial grasses, the kind that do not fade.
  • Will my artificial sod get damaged in heavy rains?
  • Not at all. Artificial turf is built to be a permeable product, so it allows water to pass through the material and into the ground beneath, just as nature intended.
  • How much does it cost to install artificial grasses?
  • The prices vary considerably, but most projects can be completed for $10 to $20 per square foot. Contact us for a free, no-obligation estimate.
  • How long will synthetic turf last?
  • Most synthetic turfs have a reliable shelf life of 20 to 25 years. After that, Celebrity Greens turf can be fully recycled, creating zero negative impact on the environment.

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