6 Myths About Synthetic Turf

There have been so many advances in synthetic turf over recent years that it really is time to dispel those common myths:

Myth # 1: It all looks the same

Depending on the look you want, synthetic turf comes in many different colours, lengths and textures: from authentic dark, lime and olive green fibres perfect for lawns and landscaping to a long, lush appearance that is soft and cushiony under-foot - there is something to match any budget and style.

Myth # 2: All synthetic turf uses rubber infill

The manufacturing process for synthetic turf used on a football field is quite different to the kind which is produced for a back garden. Silica sand or acrylic are now used to create the ballast in most cases, especially for lawn or landscaping which also provide UV protection.

Myth # 3: It’s only for sports

Wrong! With advances in technology, synthetic turf is now a popular choice for homeowners and commercial areas, considering its low maintenance, durability and lack of strain on the environment.

Myth # 4: It’s bad for the environment

Using no fertilisers and a lot less water, synthetic turf can even help to reduce your carbon footprint. It can save the average homeowner up to 100,000 gallons of water each year and reduces carbon emissions as no mowing from petrol-driven lawnmowers, is required.

Myth # 5: It causes injuries

Made with polyethylene, synthetic turf is actually safer, softer and more enjoyable for playful pets and children. And with no mud to speak of, it’s also cleaner with no dirty paws or footprints.

Myth 6: It can get too hot

Synthetic turf can withstand even the most extreme heat making it safe to play on all year around. What’s more, it’s also UV stabilised so won’t ever fade with the sunlight.