Ever heard of a turf war? Well here’s one that’s alive and well in the suburbs, it’s the war of natural turf verses artificial turf.
Synthetic turf has its place and it has been a popular choice in the past few years.
Let’s look at the pros and cons of going down the artificial turf route.
- No need to mow! Forget the mowing, artificial grass won’t grow.
- What’s that smell? It’s not fertiliser, because artificial grass does not need to be treated.
- No more muddy pitches, with artificial turf the game goes on.
It all seems too good to be true, but let’s take a look at a few of the cons.
- The heat absorbing properties of real grass are soon noticed on a hot Queensland day. The surface temperature of artificial turf is much higher than that of natural turf, and in our sub-tropical climate can we afford to forego the cooling effect of grass.
- It’s been proven that bacteria can survive on artificial grass for an extended period of time.
- Lying back on an artificial lawn might seem nice until you consider all the dead skin cells, blood and sweat that is not cleaned or washed off the field.
- Turf provides a natural crash mat for athletes whereas artificial turf can cause ‘turf burns’ which can be a source to contract bacteria.
Whilst new fads come and go, natural turf is here to stay. With so many options available to suit a variety of conditions, why not talk to Local Turf today.
Natural is always better.