Synthetic grass, many moons ago, when it first arrived on the scene, was disliked by a number of sportsmen and fans alike, and was duly removed at some arenas and stadiums where it had been installed.
However, with the modern advances made since those dark days, artificial grass has made quite an amazing comeback and is seen in more places than ever nowadays. But, for those unfamiliar with artificial grass, what is all the fuss about?
So where is it Now Being Used?
Synthetic grass is a product that resembles real grass, but there is no need for the care and maintenance that real grass requires. Manufactured from different components, this kind of grass has now more popular than ever before in usage to help reduce water bills, a huge reduction on frequent upkeep and maintenance, and to provide grass-like conditions for a number of indoor sports and purposes.
- Synthetic grass is now also used in various athletic fields and especially for the likes of baseball, soccer, football stadiums, tennis courts, golf courses, play spaces and school sports surfaces in Melbourne.
How is it Made?
Also, commonly known as “artificial grass” or “artificial turf”, synthetic grass is made up of a number of various materials to give it a look and feel that is closely associated with real grass.
The modern advanced way in which the grass is mounted also provides the perfect amount of springiness, thus helping the grass to achieve a much texture and feel to it. Nowadays, even organic materials are used in the production of synthetic grass, as in the likes of soy, to provide a much more colourful and observable quality that parallels real grass.
- Nearly all kinds of synthetic grass have also been expertly treated with an ultraviolet (UV) protective coating which assists in making the grass not only more flexible, but a lot less likely to fade in appearance.
What are the Advantages?
One of the main advantages of synthetic grass is that it does not need the amount of upkeep and maintenance that real grass requires to grow and develop. Essential among these advantages is that there is no need for water, which sees a huge reduction in the cost of expensive water bills.
- In some places, hey are giving tax rebates to folks who opt for synthetic grass over the real type to encourage a reduction in the use of water which normal grass necessitates.
And due to synthetic grass not actually growing, there is no more mowing required or maintenance. And even though at first the grass can be somewhat costly, with time, the reduction in water charges and easier maintenance will soon outweigh the original investment.
A Great Future
This kind of synthetic grass is also being put to use in the home to create a carpeted grass area, and which is beneficial for those with pets, and even for those who wish to make a small indoor golfing space!