1. Does Your Yard Need to be Fertilized?

    There’s a common saying that goes “the grass is always greener on the other side.” If you find yourself glaring in envy at your neighbor’s yard on a regular basis, this phrase might feel literal in your case. But what many forget that the grass that’s greener is often better cared for. While we could wax rhapsodic about the philosophy of your landscaping all day, that’s probably not wh…Read More

  2. The Ideal Grass for California

    When we think about our landscaping, our thoughts often drift immediately to our more labor-intensive features. Bushes, flower beds, and manicured trees all take a lot of time and energy to get to look just right. But one thing that we often overlook is the grass in our yard. The fact is, our grass plays a large role in making our landscaping feel cohesive.  When properly planted and cared for, y…Read More

  3. Landscape with Great Lighting

    The Importance of Proper Outdoor Lighting

    The Importance of Proper Outdoor Lighting Have you ever been to a house that looks gorgeous in the daytime, yet gruesome at night? A yard full of life, at least until the sun goes down? Without proper outdoor lighting, even the most pristine property can look like a haunted house on Halloween night.  At Kern Turf Supply, we know how to maintain the elegance of your outdoor environment by implemen…Read More

  4. The Most Common Damage To Artificial Turf

    Synthetic turf is prized by home and business owners alike for its rugged nature, ease of maintenance, and pleasing appearance. But while it is durable, it isn’t impervious to damage, and there are a few things that can quickly damage your turf. Here at Kern Turf Supply, we’ve seen more than our fair share of beat up artificial turf. To ensure that you take good care of your landscaping, we’…Read More

  5. Repairing Your Synthetic Lawn

    For the most part, your synthetic lawn will stand up to the rigors of day-to-day use. Are kids playing soccer in the yard? No problem. Rambunctious dogs sprinting back and forth? Ok. But on occasion or with undue wear and tear, you might notice a damaged spot in your yard. It could be an errant coal from the grill, or someone struck the turf with a sharp object.  While a damaged spot in your synt…Read More

  6. The History of Artificial Turf, Part 2

    Welcome back to our history of artificial turf. In a previous blog, we outlined the origins of this material that’s found throughout backyards and sports fields in Bakersfield. Long gone are the days of coarse green plastic grass. Instead, there’s life-like and soft grass. But how did we get to that point? Let’s find out more.  While Astros fans were distracted by the on-field display, othe…Read More

  7. The History of Artificial Turf

    When it comes to landscaping, we’re often more concerned with the end result than we are the process of creating the final product. Part of that is because landscaping is something we’re meant to enjoy in the present, and part of that is because many of us aren’t terribly concerned with how our landscaping products made it to our yard. That said, the history of these products is often a fasc…Read More

  8. Advice On Caring For Artificial Turf

    Regardless of the type of synthetic turf you have in your lawn, whether it’s short nylon or long polypropylene, the turf needs to be cared for in order for it to last as long as you would like. Just like you would have to mow or water a natural grass lawn, synthetic turf lawns also need regular maintenance to keep it looking its best. At Kern Turf Supply, we provide high-quality landscaping mate…Read More

  9. Common Sprinkler Problems

    Whether you have an irrigation system for your golf course, home lawn, or a commercial business, there are certain problems that arise after years of use, wear and tear, or even when it isn’t installed correctly. At Kern Turf Supply, our irrigation supplies are sturdy, durable, and reliable. But even when things are going smoothly, there are a few common problems that you should watch out for. G…Read More

  10. Drought-Tolerant Grasses

    If you drive around Bakersfield, there’s a good chance you will see lawns, golf courses, and businesses with lush green grass. Unfortunately, these lawns require a considerable amount of water to maintain that fresh, bright green look. At Kern Turf Supply, we believe that everyone should do their best to support the environment and regulate, monitor, and potentially reduce the amount of water th…Read More