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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.

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