Information from STC
The Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden at Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival (pictured, left) features a lush, realistic synthetic grass lawn, which is accessible for wheelchairs and walking braces, and easily withstands heavy foot traffic. Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® also feature synthetic turf in designated areas throughout their resorts.
One of the city’s most recognizable landmarks, the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida faced restricting the use of outdoor grassy areas in light of capacity. "The inclusion of synthetic grass in our landscape has proven to be a smart choice for the resort and mother earth,” noted Rodrigo A. Carrillo, Project Manager of the Fontainebleau Hotel, who made the switch in 2010. "Since the conversion, we are able to accommodate increased capacity and utilize a greater percentage of grassy areas, while providing an enhanced event experience, without damaging the grass. This year, eight million gallons of water will be conserved and our new synthetic lawn allows us to eliminate the use of fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides on ground in close proximity to the beach.”
Sometimes synthetic grass is being used inside the home for unique décor applications. The popular TV program Extreme Makeover: Home Edition needed synthetic grass for an episode in Beaufort, South Carolina. To brighten a child’s bedroom, the designers carpeted the area with synthetic grass as part of an overall street-themed, skateboarding design.