The days of tracking muddy footprints all over your house because you had been tending to the lawn, are long gone. Carrying a water pail, manure, weed trimmers and a lawn mower out to the garden like your personal ammunition stash, now seems redundant and ancient. That is not to say that such is not the case in a lot of homes even now, but technology once again, has swayed the masses in its favor by making their lives easier.
Artificial grass comes in a variety of height, density, color and size. The blades are made of synthetic fibers that resemble natural grass, and are affixed to felt, which is cut into sections that vary in size according to the requirement. Artificial grass is heavily used in –
- Sports – Natural grass that used to be cultivated especially for one big match and all the accompanying problems associated in achieving that goal has now been replaced with artificial turf. It is laid out in stadiums and comes in handy in domed or partially domed stadiums where providing sunlight to a bed of natural grass becomes a big problem. Certain types of artificial grass, depending on the type of fibers used, are spongier than real grass, and offer actual protection against abrasions and the likes, to the players. This proves useful in games like football where a lot of contact of the player with the grass is inevitable.
- Home improvement –Artificial grass can easily replace natural grass in home lawns. The only precaution that one must follow, is make sure that the color of the artificial grass matches that of the surrounding greenery. As long as that is kept in mind, it can be fixed to the pavement, lawn, roof or terrace and become the focal point of the design.
- Amusement parks –Since natural grass cannot be grown for aesthetic purposes around rides, stalls and walkways, at short notice, artificial grass helps fill in the gaps, quite literally. It is also seen in miniature golf courses and mimics real grass and its properties effortlessly.
Wide and varied applications of artificial grass are centered around its durability, cost effectiveness, and convenience of installation.
A perfect bed of grass that remained the same for years on end sounds too good to be true, but is in fact, reality. On top of its plethora of advantages over natural grass, artificial grass is environment friendly and generates no non-biodegradable waste. It is also perfectly safe and non-toxic for animals and humans beings, which means your pet and your children, can play in the lawn without a single worry clouding your mind.