Types of Artificial Grass

There are several varieties and types of artificial grass and consumers should be well informed about each one before they make the final purchase.  Athletic Field Grass/Turf: are the most common. This is suitable only for sports applications and should never be used elsewhere. It has to be installed by a specialist in athletic turf as it requires a crumb-infill. Putting-green/Playground: is either made of curly nylon yarn and requires no infill or it could be thesand-infill type. The former is used in home applications while the latter is for sports use. Landscaping: has a sturdy micro-fiber layer which makes the grass look dense and natural. This is also the most expensive. Pet grass: is specially made for dogs with embedded microbial fibers to eliminate odors with drainage infills. Additionally, there are different varieties like specialty turf etc.

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Benefits of Artificial Grass

Appearance: Artificial grass looks and feels very similar to the real thing. It has a lush, dense, soft and fresh appearance that doesn’t fade or wear out if used and maintained properly. Today, artistic effects like brownish patches are available to make it look more natural and slightly worn out in places just like real grass would.

Feel: It is quite soft and comfortable to walk on but obviously, artificial grass cannot and should not feel like real grass. It also makes a soft sound when you walk on it.

Durable: Artificial grass retains its sturdiness, feel and resilience for a much longer time. It can be used and re-used by multiple teams for playing, at all times and in any kind of weather. This makes it an attractive proposition for clubs and sports bodies.

Low maintenance: No expenditure on pesticides, maintenance crews, trimming, watering or weeding. A quick brushing or sweeping to remove surface materials is enough.

Environmentally friendly: Almost no use of water and zero pesticides.

Space-saving: It can be trimmed to fit your space exactly, leaving plenty of room for parking, lighting and curbs.

Quick drying: Water drains off very easily from artificial grass and it dries in no time. No ugly and dangerous puddles to deal with. Synthetic grass can be installed in areas which do not receive adequate sunlight and/or water. Home putting greens, places which are difficult to clean, homes which have pets or kids, rooftops which cannot be watered or cannot take the weight of real grass are all suitable for installation of artificial grass. It’s a great option if you’re environmentally conscious and would like to reduce your carbon footprint.