Published: January 12th pm31 1:32pm EthEST
You'll never guess what you've been walking on!
If you’ve ever walked on artificial grass in the past (especially the distant past), you could probably tell quite easily. It was sticky and noisy and felt very unnatural. Nowadays though, due to advances in synthetic turf technology, you could walk on an athletic field or putting green that is 100% artificial turf- and never know it. It looks, feels and even acts like natural grass. Entire sports teams now play on pristine artificial turf lawn, and sports fans can’t tell, because it looks so much like grown grass. The developments that have allowed artificial turf to advance to the point it is virtually identical to natural grass have also allowed it to become more environmentally friendly. Once installed, synthetic turf has almost no maintenance costs- you don’t have to spend money or time fertilizing or mowing it, you never have to worry about weather conditions affecting the playability of the field or green, and you have the option to use the space year-round instead of just during months of summer. Synthetic turf requires less energy to maintain, uses fewer pollutants than grass, and is not as susceptible to the elements. For these and so many other reasons, athletic field directors and golf course managers are switching to artificial turf as often as they can. Leading the pack in artificial turf development today. You have the option of building indoor or outdoor fields with synthetic turf, so you can custom make a field for whatever sport you choose to play. This versatility has led several specialty sports clubs (think tennis, bocce, indoor soccer) to lay down artificial grass for their players. The popularity of these types of fields is only growing. The next time you’re at the driving range or a soccer or baseball field, look down and see if you can tell which areas are already benefiting from this new, eco-friendly type of artificial turf. You’ll be amazed where it’s popping up!