When perfecting your swing on the driving range or aiming for a touchdown, have you ever stopped to think about what you’re stepping on? For most football fields, tennis courts, and golf ranges, there are two popular materials used: natural grass and synthetic turf.
The latter is recently gaining ground as the top preference for sport venue floors over its natural grass cousin. Let’s look at some of the reasons why the sports industry has taken a liking to synthetic grass.
Easy to maintain
Once the material is installed onto the field, synthetic turf doesn’t require trimming and watering. Unlike natural grass that may either grow wildly or dry up under the scorching sun, synthetic grass will keep its appearance and integrity intact for years.
Resistant to pests
Natural turf is susceptible to bug infestation, requiring you to apply pesticides that may either harm the players on the field or pollute water streams nearby. This process also requires you to spend time and money to get rid of pests.
In contrast, synthetic grass eliminates this burden. By regular washing, you can already clean the turf and never worry about bugs – all without having to use pesticides.
Resistant to weather changes
Whether it’s the peak of summer or a season of torrential rains, the field will stay pristine if you use synthetic turf. Natural grass tends to become muddy especially when rain comes during a game. As a result, you’ll have to refuse the next few matches so that the grass-covered field can recover.
In an artificial turf field, the field or court remains the same. A quick wash and comb will be enough to rejuvenate the grass to its original look.
Because of its sheer number of benefits, synthetic turf is preferred over natural grass in sports events. On top of that, it’s also perfect for homes, gardens, office spaces, and areas where the relaxing beauty of nature needs to take center stage.