Artificial turf is a surface of synthetic fibers made to look like natural grass.
Invented in 1964, it artificial turf was first developed as a solution for dome-covered athletic fields which did not have enough sunlight to support natural grass. While it continues to be largely used for athletic fields, with recent advancements its use has moved quickly into commercial and residential landscaping.
Artificial grass is more than just the turf grass itself. It’s a complete landscape system. The artificial turf system includes preparation of the ground the synthetic turf will be installed on, the drainage through the synthetic grass backing, the infill used to keep the artificial grass blades standing up, and the fibers that creates the blades.
The synthetic grass product itself is sometimes referred to as fake grass, grass carpet or an artificial lawn. The best fake grass lawn is comprised of fibers or yarn that are tufted or quilted into a backing to create the appearance of an organic lawn.
With turf installations on the rise, it’s amazing to see the various ideas that investors have when it comes to artificial turf. The most common use of artificial turf is to replace natural sod grass lawns. It eliminates common yard work chores such as mowing and also helps with water conservation. It’s durable and aesthetically pleasing without the effort that it takes to sustain a natural lawn. However, artificial turf is also being used to replace the foundations of playgrounds and athletic fields as well.
What is artificial turf made of?
Artificial turf is made from a mixture of polymers (plastics), which make up the grass, combined with infill of sand and/or ground-up rubber to make it soft and shock absorbent. The fibers that make up the blades of “grass” are made of nylon or polypropylene and can be manufactured in different ways.
Can artificial turf save your money?
Artificial turf saves you money and time as a homeowner, business owner, or sports venue operator. Many local pet facilities, municipalities and schools are installing artificial turf because they recognize the monetary savings resulting from decreased labor, lower water usage, less equipment expense, lower fuel costs, and more.
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