What Are the Benefits of installing an Artificial Turf Field?
Artificial turf has come a long way in recent years and is now a viable alternative to natural grass for sports fields. Here are some of the advantages of switching from a natural grass field to artificial turf:
DURABILITY – Unlike a natural grass field, you can use an artificial turf field over and over, putting hours and hours of practice and play on the surface daily. This is not possible with natural grass. Grass needs time to “heal” after each use.
LOW MAINTENANCE – Artificial turf fields need to be maintained, but the maintenance is considerably less than natural grass. No watering, fertilizing, seeding/sodding, aerating, etc. Over the time artificial turf can be more cost-effective than natural grass. It requires less maintenance, which can save money in the long run.
CONSISTENT PLAY – Instead of having dedicated “game fields” for each sport that can only be used for game day activities, to keep the grass in playable condition, artificial turf allows multiple sports to be played on one field. It is not uncommon for an artificial turf field to be used for, band, soccer, field hockey, football, lacrosse, baseball/softball. Artificial turf provides a consistent playing surface, which can help reduce the risk of injury for athletes. Unlike natural grass, which can become uneven or patchy over time, artificial turf maintains its shape and consistency.
SPACE – If there is not a lot of available land to build dedicated fields, an artificial turf field might be the best solution. Lots of activities can be scheduled on the field. Artificial turf can be used in a variety of settings, such as indoor arenas and rooftop terraces. It can also be used year-round, regardless of the weather.
SAFETY– A properly selected and designed field can be safer than a natural grass field. The amount of infill and use of a shock pad greatly impact the safety and playability.
Environmentally Friendly – Artificial turf requires less water and pesticides than natural grass, making it an environmentally-friendly option.
In conclusion, installing an artificial turf field can provide numerous benefits, including low maintenance, durability, consistency, and cost-effectiveness. It’s worth considering for sports fields and other high-traffic areas.