Whether you’re planning a backyard court or an Olympic sized stadium, Synthetic Turf has a myriad of important benefits and advantages that natural turf fields can’t compete with.
Synthetic turf has been replacing natural grass in sports stadiums around the world everywhere from world-renowned golf courses, to Olympic stadiums to professional league arenas to high school sports fields.
If you’re debating between artificial grass or natural turf for sports, we recommend you keep reading to find out more about the benefits of synthetic turf.
Artificial Grass Means All Weather Use
Artificial indoor turf fields offer an “all-weather” utility that natural grass can’t compete with. If your athletic facility has outdoor space, artificial turf means usability in rain or shine. Natural grass turns to mud in moderate to heavy rain. This means spending time replanting and repairing grass after use. With synthetic lawn, your athletes will have a perfect field to use, every time.
If your athletic facility is indoors, this poses a different set of challenges. While (hopefully) you’re not going to worry about your field flooding, indoor athletic facilities usually don’t receive the sunlight they need to properly grow. It also means your indoor facility will be more susceptible to insects and dirt. Indoor turf fields are clean and low maintenance all year round.
Synthetic Grass Doesn’t Require Growing
After you install your fake grass, you don’t need to waste time waiting for it to grow. It’s ready to use right away. Additionally, if you’re preparing for a big game, or if the seasons are changing, your turf is still ready to go.
Typically natural grass requires a great deal of attention as the season’s change in addition to weekly mowings. Additionally, it usually requires pesticides to keep bugs away.
Synthetic Lawn Offers Versatility and Quick Preparation
Synthetic turf fields can endure heavy use, no matter the weather. Typically natural turf will need a period of recovery before and after games or athletic activities are played on it. This means consecutive athletic activity could damage your grass. With artificial turf for sports, you can use it for many activities in a row without worrying about destroying it.
For multi-use athletic facility spaces, artificial turf is the way to go. It can withstand 5 times the active use and is ready to go when your team is.
Health & Safety for Athletes
Because artificial sports turf won’t turn to mud when it starts to rain out, this means fewer injuries for athletes. The slippery, uneven surface of natural grass is a recipe for sprained ankles and other athletic injuries. Because synthetic grass doesn’t turn to mud or get torn up like natural grass, there are fewer potholes for athletes to watch out for.
In addition to being lower maintenance, synthetic turf is also pesticide free. This saves time but is also healthier for the environment and athletes playing on the field.
Financial & Environmental Benefits
It’s no secret that artificial grass is lower maintenance. This saves you time, money and benefits the environment. Synthetic grass doesn’t require mowing, watering, fertilizing, aerating or repairs after a particularly intense sports game that might leave natural grass torn up and damaged.
The elimination of these costs can save approximately $35,000 a year, if not more. It’s estimated that artificial turf fields, although the cost is more up front, pay for themselves in as little as 5 years due to lower maintenance costs.
Synthetic turf has myriad of benefits and advantages that natural grass just can’t compete with. At Synthetic Turf International, we’ve helped many companies install synthetic lawn into their athletic facilities, including Walt Disney World Golf, Fox Sports and Holiday Inn.
If you’d like to learn more about the applications of synthetic lawn, contact us today. We’d be more than happy to answer any questions you may have, and help you find the best athletic turf solution for your facility.