26 Apr WHY ARTIFICIAL GRASS
Artificial turf is a surface of synthetic fibers made to look like natural grass. It is most often used in arenas for sports that were originally or are normally played on grass. However, it is now being used on residential lawns and commercial applications as well. The main reason is maintenance—artificial turf stands up to heavy use, such as in sports, and requires no irrigation or trimming. Stadiums most times require artificial turf because of the difficulty of getting grass enough sunlight to stay healthy. Artificial grass has been gaining ground and reputation for being eco-friendly because it requires no watering, no mowing, and no feeding. Plus, the newest generation of artificial grass often looks good enough to fool us into thinking its real.
Artificial grass directly addresses the primary environmental concerns of real turf. While expensive, the life expectancy of artificial turf can be upwards of 25 years, making it a less costly alternative to real turf over its lifespan.
We can’t ignore the aesthetic value of synthetic turf. Available in an array of blade lengths, colors, and textures (including variegated strands), the new generation of synthetic grass can fool most. It could be patterned into any design of your choice.
Artificial turf fields are much more durable than grass; because playability is much higher, they allow broader access; can be played on all the time; in time of scarce fields; the cancellation of numerous games and practices slated for grass fields is eliminated; one match on a muddy field can ruin the field for the rest of the season.
Durability and an even playing surface mean fewer injuries and unlike grass that gets torn up by rough play and eventually turns into vast patches of slippery mud (twisted ankles from potholes, uneven playing surface, slips in the mud).