Benefits of Artificial Turf

Today, any professional contractor will tell you that an artificial turf is more than just synthetic material or grass, and it has become increasingly difficult to tell the difference between the two. When it comes to the installation of an artificial turf, contractors put emphasis on safety, durability, and drainage. Due to the many benefits that come with artificial turf installation, its preference has been on the rise both for private and commercial entities because of the following reasons:

Safety - Artificial turf is safer than natural grass. In homes, children and pets like playing on lawns, but many injuries are reported because of this. However, with synthetic turfs, cases of injuries are reduced significantly because of the material used to make them. In sports, athletes can perform optimally without paying too much attention to the safety provided by the playing surface. This is the reason most injuries in field sports are usually not caused by the artificial turf that makes up the playing surface.    

Low Maintenance Cost - One of the major benefits of an artificial turf is the low cost involved in maintenance. While the initial cost of installing an artificial turf may be high, subsequent maintenance costs are very low compared to natural turf. No mowing or frequent watering is required for a synthetic turf. As such, the amount of money that would have been spent on buying a lawn mower and paying water bills is saved.

Minimized Fading - Most customers wonder how artificial turfs manage to retain their original color over a long period. The reason is that professional paving contractors stabilize their artificial turfs with ultraviolet light to minimize fading. This process ensures that the synthetic turf stays green all year round making it look like a real lawn.

Pesticide-Free - Unlike natural grass, artificial turfs do not require frequent treatment with pesticides and fertilizers. The upside of this benefit is that cases of allergic reactions to the pesticides and fertilizers are avoided. As such, anybody can play or rest on an artificial turf for as long they want without fear of developing any allergies.

Durability - Artificial turfs are more durable than natural grass, hence they allow much more accessibility. Lawns that are made of synthetic turf enable people to walk on frequently it without necessarily causing major damage. In the case of sports grounds, artificial turfs allow for increased playability under various weather conditions. Consequently, the issue of games cancellation due to bad weather is eliminated.