Synthetic, or artificial turf is gaining popularity day by day especially as sports season makes its presence known. For one thing, it does not require watering, trimming, fertilizers and help to maintain. For another, it can be played on in any weather condition no matter which part of the world you hail from. In other words, players can perform well on it all the year round!
Growing natural grass for the play area is a tedious effort that can take quite a large chunk out of your budget to maintain. Not only does it require a lot of fertilizer to remain lush, but it gets muddy as soon as rain falls on it. Astroturf, on the other hand does not require these things. Synthetic grass can be used for hockey, cricket, soccer, golf and other fields for the ease of the players and maintenance staff.
An artificial lawn can be used to promote the home team as well. It’s quite common to see artificial lawn grass embossed with a team’s logo and name in vivid colors. Additionally, artificial turf is soft enough to prevent severe injury to players. This is why soccer in particular is able to be played 365 days a year on such turf. It also serves to increase the lifespan of the soccer ball by at least 3 years!
When it comes to maintaining artificial turf, nothing could be easier. Simply brush the surface of this fake lawn in order to loosen the filling, ensure the yarns are standing up straight and remove excess dirt such as leaves and soil.
You can see it doesn’t take much to look after synthetic turf so you don’t exactly need to hire extra manpower to maintain it for you.
Artificial lawn grass is made up of a polyethylene material used mostly in soccer pitches due to its pliant nature, as compared to nylon or other materials which can be rather hard on the skin. This quality allows players to show off their skills to the best of their ability and enables them to remain on top of their game in major matches.
Plus, since artificial turf can be easily taken out and replaced if it gets damaged, sporting giants don’t have to worry about cancelling matches to take care of their ground problems.
Cricket players also have a lot to benefit from an synthetic lawn. Not only will they be able to perform well on an even surface, but the lack of damage to the surface will enable them to play consistently well throughout a series. Additionally, the ball will bounce well as soon as it leaves the pitcher’s hand and strikes this even surface. The same goes for hockey players.
All in all, it’s all about the game being played on the pitch. Gone are the days when uneven, natural grass was the only surface available to players the world over. Artificial grass is now available for the enjoyment of players and spectators alike.