During its May monthly meeting, the newly formed Western NC Horticulture Association heard from invited speaker Scott Marks from MAXlawn Artificial Landscape Turf. Marks brought samples of an artificial turf product used for high-end landscaping and specialty jobs. According to Marks, artificial turf is "another tool for the landscaper's toolbox" for clients who prefer low maintenance or for high-traffic areas such as playgrounds and dog-runs where natural grass, sod, or mulch doesn't hold up as well. He presented information on installation and a slideshow highlighting before-and-after pics of areas installed with the product. Scott invited other landscapers to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org if they had any questions.