With the new school year almost upon us, many colleges and universities are looking into the purchase of synthetic turf for their school playing fields and university sporting areas. Recent research into the usage of artificial grass have found that it can help to decrease the risk of sporting injuries with its use. A synthetic installation can help to decrease the inflammation of tendons (tendinitis), as well as the possibility of straining damage in the lower extremities and injuries to the knee area.
Artificial lawns are also ideal for many other commercial uses, including their presence in landscaping around government buildings found around towns and cities, public parks, municipal playgrounds and for private golf putting greens. Synthetic turf products can also be used in the surrounding residential areas, with many homeowners installing a large patch of fake grass in their front garden and/or backyard, as well as creating a customized pet run on the patio.
The steady rise in the use of artificial turf stems from its many advantages over natural grass. The genuine article can lose its youthful jade luster if the heat increases to a point where the grass begins to go crispy and dry (similar to the appearance of golden straw). Cutting the grass regularly is a hugely dull and monotonous chore that no-one enjoys, and real grass typically needs a great deal of monthly upkeep. On the other hand, synthetic lawns remain green on an everyday basis, and require little maintenance. You won’t need to cut the grass ever again, which means that no lawnmower emissions are created.
Because it is non-allergenic, artificial grass does not cause annoying irritations that people have to endure in the summer hay fever-filled months. It’s an ideal choice for those living a hectic lifestyle without any free time, or for anyone unlucky enough to suffer from annual allergies to grass pollen. Additionally, it is soft and non-abrasive, providing comfort, durability and longevity. It will also leave no grass stains on children’s clothing. Families tend to install fake grass around their backyards, especially around the pool areas, as well as any surrounding garden-based decorative features, such as a fountain, gazebo, illuminated well or a flagstone pathway.
Synthetics do not require any watering, meaning that your lawn will look perfect even in areas of the country where water is limited! Also, because there is no possibility of the presence of weeds, there is no need for harmful chemical compounds, such as insecticides, fungicides or fertilizers.