Building Year-Round Sports Fields with Artificial Grass
Written by Artificial Turf Supply Commercial and Residential Division.
Kids love to play and they don’t stop playing just because the weather has turned cold and wet. In fact, there are many cases when kids love playing sports in the winter more than they do in other times of the year. Nothing says being a kid like going out to the local football field and playing a game with friends on a rainy day and getting muddy in the process.
While this is great for kids it can be a nightmare for people who operate sports fields. Whether it’s a school field or city-run park, inclement weather can be a nightmare. Having play take place on natural grass often means that the field is torn up faster than it would be in normal conditions. This means additional maintenance work and the potential for big repair bills down the road.
An increasingly popular way to deal with this problem is by installing sports fields using synthetic turf. It’s a permanent solution that has several benefits for sports field operators. Fake grass means that there’s relatively little maintenance any time of year. You don’t have to worry about resodding the fields between seasons or watering them regularly to keep them green. In fact, you don’t even need to mow your synthetic lawn. This reduces manpower wasted on sports field maintenance, letting crews get to work on other needed projects.
Another major benefit of replacing natural grass sports fields with artificial turf is the ability to host sports events year-round. Even during the rainy months of the season, events such as football and soccer can take place without having to worry about field conditions being unplayable. Hot summer months aren’t a problem either; hosing fields down with water occasionally will help to keep field temperatures at playable levels.
Many people associate artificial turf playing surfaces with the rock-hard Astroturf that many professional sports fields had in the 1970s and 1980s. Modern artificial turf technology has made major advances since then. Today’s sports turf is softer and more natural than ever before. In fact, in some ways it is safer than a natural grass surface since you never need to worry about a player twisting his or her ankle after running over a gopher hole or other uneven area in the playing surface.
The cost of purchasing artificial turf and installing it has never been lower. If you are a sports field administrator, now is the perfect time to do your research and consider the benefits of moving to synthetic turf for your sports field.
Artificial Turf Supply Commercial and Residential Division is one of the leading providers of artificial grass to homeowners and business property managers. They have an outstanding selection of artificial lawn products for a variety of uses. Go to their website to learn more.