The popularity of fake grass or artificial turf in the sports world has been growing steadily over the past several years—and for good reason! With low maintenance and high durability, synthetic grass offers long-term savings that are unmatched in the world of athletic surfaces.
As an organization, school, or municipality you may wonder: how your sports facility benefits from fake grass? The answer is threefold: savings, safety, and simplicity.
Fake grass offers long-term savings with no need for irrigation, lawn maintenance, or fertilizer.
The initial cost of fake grass installation more than pays for itself in the long run. Sports facilities often hire landscaping professionals to manage the many tasks required to maintain healthy natural turf.
Here are a few costly items artificial turf WON’T require:
- Fertilizer treatments - To maintain great looking, durable grass, sports facilities hire lawn care specialists to provide regular fertilizer treatments.
- Irrigation - Adequate irrigation is needed with natural grass, which requires professional installation and equipment, including maintenance and repairs.
- Water expenses - To provide adequate irrigation, organizations will rack up a substantial water bill.
- Lawn maintenance - Sports facilities cannot allow grass to become overgrown, weed infested, or diseased. For perfect turf on game day, an entire groundskeeping crew will need to visit the field for mowing, weed control, fungus, herbicide treatment, and more!
Artificial turf offers additional safety features not found in natural grass.
Natural grass is often cut very short to accommodate for the traction and ball control that is needed for practices and game time. Without enough cushion, players often suffer minor injuries to ankles, knees, and feet. In worse scenarios, athletes can sustain serious head injuries during falls.
ProGreen offers fake grass lines that include additional protection from falls, earning a certification from the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA), which regulates fall height safety for athletic surfaces. We often add a 1” or 2” layer of padding beneath our turf to increase safety during falls, which is proven to reduce the risk of injury to the brain.
For example, our product line called “Agility Elite with foam” is designed for athletic fields and training facilities and comes with an additional safety layer of foam padding.
Protecting athletes, especially children, is easier to achieve with ProGreen fake grass.
Synthetic grass provides a high level of simplicity with virtually zero maintenance.
Fake grass will not require a grounds crew, irrigation, fertilizer, mowing, or weed control. Once installed by our certified technicians, you are ready to play! Debris, leaves, and dirt can be sprayed or blown clean without any concern for flooding. The only maintenance required is an occasional replenishing of our organic inlay—that’s it! The surface will look perfect and perform at the highest level each and every day.
Our turf comes with a built-in, porous urethane backing for drainage. Even heavy rains can be properly drained without puddling. Most of our turf lines do not have perforations like other products on the market, which often lead to clogging and mud puddles. Instead, our porous backing material drains water more naturally, which allows our products to dispel a larger volume of water.
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