Artificial Grass Isn’t Just for Sports Fields

Article written by Artificial Turf Supply Commercial & Residential Division.


Many people associate artificial grass with sports fields. This just isn’t the case as synthetic grass can be used for a variety of purposes. Artificial turf used for athletic fields is quite different than what is used to create a beautiful lawn or garden. Here’s a quick look at some of the difference between artificial turf sports fields and synthetic lawns:

In-Fill: Most sports fields have small pieces of rubber or silica called in-fill that helps give the field softness and allow players to make cuts and jumps without the potential for injury. However, in-fill can be hot to the touch on warm days and the small pieces can be ingested by kids or dogs. Artificial grass used for home landscaping doesn’t have in-fill; instead it relies on fibers woven into a carpet-like base to keep blades of grass stiff and full.

Pet Protection: An artificial lawn will have many different people using it — as well as pets. If you are a pet owner, you want to make sure that your pets will be safe on a synthetic lawn and that the lawn won’t be damaged. Artificial lawns made specifically for pets often have anti-bacterial components and are free from pellets of in-fill.

Aesthetic Qualities: For most people responsible for athletic fields, the look of the grass isn’t as important as how it impacts play and how long it last. This means that artificial grass for sports fields can often have an “fake grass” look. Artificial grass manufacturers understand that homeowners want a natural look to their yards; this is why most artificial grass for the home is made to look as much like natural grass as possible.



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