It would appear at a cursory glance that synthetic grass is a very expensive replacement for natural grass, but the high cost is only up front. When measured over the life of the grass you will find that synthetic grass is actually a cheaper alternative to the real stuff and the savings may not simply be the cost of maintaining the grass.
So, that higher upfront cost of a synthetic grass surface is pretty quickly recouped by the lower maintenance requirements. Time, energy and the possibility of greater usage gives you a surface that will pay for itself over its lifetime.
The History of Commercial Artificial Grass
With each passing year, commercial artificial grass becomes more and more established as a credible and highly-regarded material within western society. Gone are the days in which ‘fake grass’ was regarded as being tacky and not at all up to standard with ‘the real thing’; if anything, this opinion has been reversed, with artificial turf currently being the covering of choice for not only domestic lawns, but also sports surfaces.
One of the most underrated factors contributing to give commercial artificial grass this widespread popularity and approval was its high suitability for use in households with pets. Despite claims to the contrary having emerged over the years, the vast majority of artificial turf rolls available on the market nowadays are especially designed to be suitable for use by animals and small children. One sub-section of the market is even specifically geared towards this purpose, having earned the moniker of ‘pet grass’ as a result.
In fact, there are a number of ways in which commercial artificial grass trumps natural grass when it comes to its use by pets. Listed below are arguably the main three.
Allergies are one of the main concerns any pet owner faces. Animals, especially those allowed outside, such as dogs or cats, are just as prone to allergies as humans, and the very things which can trigger sneezing fits, fevers or rashes in humans can have the same effect on a pet. This is especially troublesome since nature tends to be full of substances and materials which can cause allergies or rashes, such as poison ivy or pollen. Natural grass, in and of itself, can often cause animals to itch or be otherwise allergic to them.
Commercial artificial grass does away with such an issue. Most artificial turf rolls are completely hypo-allergenic, meaning pets (and small children) run no risk of contracting allergies while romping about on them. In addition, replacing a natural lawn with an artificial one does away with most of the elements traditionally associated with allergies, further contributing to ensure pets remain allergy-free both during and after their outside expeditions.
As mentioned above, natural grass can often cause skin irritation in pets. While every pet likes to roll around in a grassy lawn, these moments of delight often result in itchy skin or rashes. With commercial artificial grass, such an issue is done away with, as most rolls of this material available on the market are non-irritant. As such, pets living in homes where natural grass is replaced by this material are likely to enjoy a much more pleasant, comfortable outdoor experience than they would have otherwise.
As also noted above, replacing a natural lawn with a commercial artificial grass carpet will do away with most of the elements likely to cause discomfort to animals while enjoying the outdoors. Two such elements are bugs and insects, which can cause irritation to pets, be it through bites or segregated substances. Once again, the installation of commercial artificial grass goes a long way towards solving this problem, as the synthetic nature of this material is not appealing to insects or bugs in the same way a natural lawn is. As such, these and other pests tend to stay away from commercial artificial grass carpets, which in turn can benefit the health and overall comfort levels of household pets.
It is clear, then, that when it comes to benefits for household pets, commercial artificial grass boasts a far larger number than its natural counterpart. It is, therefore, not at all surprising that more and more pet owners have been taking to replacing their natural lawns with artificial turf carpets, a tendency which is expected to continue and expand in years to come!
Synthetic Grass - The Benefits Over Natural Grass
Synthetic turf is gaining importance every year. It does not require watering, mowing, fertilizing, and lower labor costs. Artificial grass can withstand any weather conditions. So this will help the players to play throughout the year. If the field has natural grass, the players will not be able to play during rainy season due to muddy patches. Natural grass requires a lot of money and time. It requires lot of maintenance costs. It requires watering, mowing, fertilizers. In some areas there may be water scarcity due to which they can't water their fields. This may create lot of problems to the players. So if synthetic grass is put up in the fields then you will not need any water. Synthetic turf can be used for sport purposes like soccer pitches, golf courses, tennis courts, hockey fields and cricket pitches.
Synthetic turf can be used for indoor soccer turf also. In Synthetic grass team names, logos, and other markings can be embossed very easily without regular repainting. Since artificial turf is very soft it can create less injury when compared to natural grass. The main reason for soccer being played 365 days in a year is due to the way synthetic turf was designed. Mostly the life span for synthetic soccer is 10 years. Since soccer is played throughout the year, its lifespan is reduced to 7 years. Artificial soccer requires very little maintenance. It mainly consists of brushing the surface to loosen the compacted infill, bring the yarns into an upright position and remove dirt such as leaves, clay and small branches off the pitch. This does not require highly skilled work force for maintenance.
Artificial turf made of polyethylene material is used for making soccer pitches because it very soft when compared to other materials such as polypropylene or nylon. Sports organizations can benefit from the installation of synthetic grass. Players will be happy playing on artificial grass instead of uneven lawns. Synthetic turf provides an opportunity for players to display their hockey skills. Synthetic turf offers comfort and limits danger to players. Synthetic turf also benefits cricket pitches. Synthetic grass can benefit both the batsmen and bowler to display their skills. Synthetic grass can be easily installed and maintained. It is user-friendly and the ball bounces in a very good manner. Synthetic grass is UV stabilized. Since synthetic grass is non-slippery players can play properly throughout the year. This type of grass is non toxic and non allergenic.