Artificial grass has many benefits over natural grass. These include an almost zero maintenance
cost and durability that lasts a long time. The synthetic grass does not require mowing, cutting,
or watering. The artificial grass can also withstand cold temperatures better than natural grass
and does not require special treatment in the winter.
Some critics of artificial grass cite its cost as an issue. Natural grass is a traditional choice for
parks and other recreational areas. Still, its higher maintenance and long-term costs may
outweigh the benefits of artificial turf, depending on the location's climate.
Most artificial grass is made from polyethylene, a synthetic material. It has a textured surface
and is felt-like and soft to the touch. This turf can be dyed, embroidered, and printed with logos
and graphics. These are installed by the manufacturer and do not require additional installation
for the customer after the initial installation. Some companies also offer specialty items such as
skateboard/ski ramp runs, sloped walking paths, or sunken areas, which can be installed after
the field is installed.
Artificial grass has a porous backing that allows water and liquid to drain. There are many
different manufacturers of artificial grass, some being better than others. The leading
manufacturing companies are Kentile, AstroTurf, and FieldTurf. AstroTurf is the industry leader
in synthetic turf.