For a long time, artificial turf was usually confined to sports pitches. With the development of technology, artificial turf is starting to look more and more like the real grass, even the feeling is close to the real grass. Is it a good thing to let the artificial turf to instead of real grass?
There is no doubt that real grass will require regular maintenance to look its best including mowing, watering, weeding and feeding. On the other hand, the artificial turf only just brush and hosing down to remove any dirt or stains. The greatest advantage is that the artificial turf can last for 10-15 years.
Real grass is warm in winter and cool in summer, but dogs and children can easily damage the grass what make it sparse and bald. Mud and water can affect the appearance of a real lawn. However, artificial turf is highly adaptable and is perfectly suited to very small outdoor spaces like roof or gardens.
Real grass need to consume labor, time and money to maintain. The costs of water, fertilizer, mowing might seem tiny but they add up over the years. With artificial turf the costs of maintenance are practically zero.
Unlike artificial turf, real grass is able to support a natural biodiversity, allowing worms under the soil to thrive. That is not say the real grass scores a clean sheet when it comes all things environmentally friendly. The energy or petrol used for mowing have environmental impacts as does the need to water and fertilize the soil. Artificial turf has a negative impact, being made from plastic and relying on oil for its production, although, new turfs are now in development that use recycled bottles for their core material. You can bet that the potential of an environmentally friendly, low maintenance and realistic looking artificial turf hasn’t been lost on artificial grass manufacturers.