The synthetic grass blades are green and come in different pile heights. It is constructed in the same way that carpet is made; it has a solid backing and then the blades are machine stitched on. Most new artificial grass that is being produced today also weaves in a brown thatch that mimics the look of dead grass that you would see on a real grass lawn. With the new technology that is available today, artificial grass has made leaps and bounds on its realistic looking appearance.
Artificial grass was first used in 1966 when it was installed in the Houston Astrodome, the world’s first domed indoor multipurpose sports stadium. During the stadium’s inaugural season in 1965, they failed miserably at growing real grass. By the second half of the season, the field conditions were so bad that they installed artificial grass.
Artificial grass is commonly used for sports applications. In certain parts of the country, it is more common to have artificial grass installed rather than real grass on a high school football field. Its usage is spreading to other types of sports applications such as batting cages, soccer complexes, and baseball fields. However, it is now being used for residential and commercial landscaping as well.
What is popular today as Kelly Blue Book or KBB has its origin dating back to 1918 and the first book was launched in the year 1926! The company got its name from the founder of the company, Les Kelly who introduced the first enterprise under the name of Kelley Kar Company. It was the dealership of T Ford vehicles. The owner collected raw data from his business operations with banks and other dealers and published a book called Kelly Blue Book which comprises information for public consumption. The book soon became the informative guide for automotive trade that helps people determine the actual car value. The book also offers the dealer invoice pricing for any new model of car and trade-in values for used cars.
Features of Kelly Blue Book
In the year 1995, the website of Kelly Blue Book was launched and it charges users with $3.95 for pricing report and valuation. But, customers insisted to make the information free of cost. In response to the request of the consumers, KBB started offering a list of free pricing tools and services for both dealers and car buyers.
Free Dealer Price Quotes – By using the car make and model and zip code, the customers and dealers can find out the sales price of any vehicle offered by the car dealers.
5 Years Cost-to-Own – This helps the new car buyers to prepare for their new car ownership by evaluating and configuring all the hidden costs for the period of five years. The hidden costs include state fees, fuel cost, maintenance, financing, insurance and repairing.
Auto-Check Vehicle History Report – Apart from all these features, Kelly Blue Book is also known for its ability to evaluate and determine the rate of a car according to the present market value. Auto-Check works in collaboration with Kelly’s Blue Book and helps car buyers to conduct background research on pre-owned and used cars to determine the vehicle’s history.