Synthetic turf or artificial turf isn’t new, in fact, there has been some form of artificial option available since the 60’s, particularly in the USA where many NFL and Baseball facilities were constructed with a primitive version of the current day offerings. The backyard variety was very underwhelming in those days. Short piles of turf, thin backing fabric, and a very artificial visual effect.
These days much time and money has gone into the development of the product with the intention to make the most realistic synthetic turf available, and Urban Turf Solutions are leading the industry in creating the perfect real grass substitute even the most dedicated greenskeeper would accept.
Recently, the popularity of artificial turf has been rising and gaining a solid reputation for being a wonderful eco-friendly solution. Synthetic Turf doesn’t need water, fertilizer, or to be mowed and the most recent generation of turf grasses often look so good you’d be forgiven thinking it’s the real deal.
Synthetic turf is not for everyone, but there are certainly times it will be the best solution for your garden or project. It’s a true external carpet, synthetic or artificial turf directly addresses some of the key environmental concerns surrounding real turf including drought tolerance and water requirements, the environmental impact of mowing, and the cost and contamination of fertilisation. Urban Turf Solutions also use recycled materials, such as old tires or plastic bottles in manufacture of their product which has an added environmental impact and goes a long way to reducing your household’s carbon footprint. And, while initial installation is slightly more than real lawn, the life expectancy of artificial turf can be upwards of 25 years, making it a less costly alternative over the life of your lawn.
“I’ve had my artificial grass for almost two years and it still looks like new, no maintenance, no fuss, no lawn grubs, and no water. While the cost was high to install, know it’s paid for itself by now. Best of all, it looks amazing all the time.” Sue P, Chapel Hill.Considering a new lawn? Check out our article 4 reasons to consider artificial turf.