Maintenance of natural grass needs regular use of fertilizers, chemicals and pesticides. It may cause injury to children, pets and animals in the neighborhood. These products migrate into the soil, groundwater and at last merge with lakes, or oceans. An increasing number of homeowners are turning to synthetic turf. Many home builders, landscapers, and sports and commercial facilities are promoting synthetic surfaces, causing a dramatic demand for synthetic turf.
Maintenance The dry climate makes natural grass very difficult to maintain. Property management companies spend large amounts on water, fertilizers, pesticides, chemicals, and mowing to keep the natural grass in good condition. Synthetic grass does not require any of these items. Synthetic turf has special UV coating which protect the lawn against ultraviolet rays.
Environment It is not easy to maintain natural grass. It is a very tedious work. Natural grass requires regular use of fertilizers, chemicals and pesticides. They can cause damage to children, and pets. These have a long term effect on the plants, animals, and air. Artificial turf does not require fertilizers, chemicals and pesticides for maintenance. It does not cause any damage to children, and pets. They provide a safe, healthy environment for families and the public.
Safety Natural grass sports field are not perfectly flat. These can develop dips, mounds, bumps, holes as these are used regularly, which can cause twisted ankles or other injuries. Synthetic lawn is built on top of flat, level ground. Synthetic lawn or sports field is much safer when compared to natural grass, that’s why sports organizations and schools are using synthetic surfaces.
Appearance Synthetic turf comes in different lengths, colors and is manufactured to exactly give the same look and feel of Bermuda, bluegrass, centipede or any type of natural grass available. Synthetic turf is soft to touch and does not cause any injuries to children.
Cost Natural grass is much cheaper than synthetic grass. But in long term, the synthetic grass has lower cost when compared to natural grass. Natural grass is a long process, it requires grass seed, watering the grass, fertilizers, lawn feed, pesticides and the labor and time for mow, trim, fill. It requires lot of maintenance. Synthetic turf does not have such a long process. Synthetic lawn can pay for itself within a few years. It does not require that much maintenance.
Watering In lot of countries there is water scarcity. Since there are not adequate rainfalls the homeowners may find it difficult to maintain them. For commercial purposes, like golf courses, retirement communities, and property developments the cost and effort to transport water through pipeline system may be prohibited. Synthetic lawn does not require watering. These remain green regardless of climatic conditions, temperature or other environmental conditions.