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Synthetic grass has many benefits, and these benefits are most easily seen in the case of sports fields. Sports fields that use natural grass will often dry slower, have a harder surface, and encounter ground damage more quickly than those that use synthetic grass, and athletes can lose valuable playing or practice time due to the needs of natural fields.
For managers or owners of sports fields, synthetic grasses are also financially beneficial. Synthetic grasses and lawns do not need the same upkeep or maintenance as natural grass fields, making the cost to keep up with a synthetic grass lawn much lower over the course of time. The costs that owners would need to incur to lay fertilizer, cut the fields, or properly manage irrigation or drainage on a natural grass field are eliminated when synthetic grasses are used, and the lack of these expenses will help field owners to save money and invest in their properties in other ways should they so choose. Synthetic grasses never need to be cut, and they are well known to be significantly more durable than those of the natural variety, making repair costs lower and cutting costs nonexistent. For years a synthetic lawn will remain soft and natural looking while allowing players to enjoy their sports without worrying about overgrown grasses, uneven ground patches, and doing damage to their playing field.
Sports teams will also often lose valuable playing time due to poor weather, and long after rain leaves, fields will remain wet and unplayable until they dry naturally when using natural grasses. When synthetic grass is used, the drainage systems installed under the grass allow the area to dry quickly, and teams can play in as little as an hour after a rainstorm passes. Even the heaviest storms can be handled by these high quality modern drainage systems, making cancelled games due to wet fields a thing of the past. This aspect is also great in avoiding injuries, as dry grass will help players to stay sturdy on their feet rather than slipping and risking bodily harm.
Synthetic grass fields can be used for a vast array of different types of sports, and any type of field can benefit from the installation of these grasses. Baseball, football, soccer, field hockey, Frisbee, lacrosse, and any other grass played sport can be played on synthetic grass, and athletes will find that the softer and more durable surface can make their gameplay more enjoyable. Synthetic grass can be made as soft and as realistic as a person desires, and this softer ground will help athletes to save themselves from injury while playing during a game or practice session. While running, the softness of synthetic grass can help an athlete to take pressure off of their joints as they run or otherwise play their sport, and if a collision or fall should occur, the soft ground will help an athlete to save themselves from injury.
Synthetic grass fields are particularly useful in soccer and baseball, as these fields will be kept more even without uneven tufts or divots in the field. When playing a sport where the rolling of the ball can make or break a play, it is important that the field the sport is being played on is kept even and damage free. An uneven grass patch or damaged ground area can make a ball take an odd jump or uneven roll, and the ground can unfairly determine the outcome of a big game. Synthetic grass, due to its durability, will not create the same divots or damaged spots as natural grass, saving teams from suffering losses due to poor ground maintenance or natural field damage.
Today's synthetic grass is made to look and feel as natural as possible, but with the added benefit of man-made improvements. The yarns and infill material used in synthetic grass installations look and feel like lush natural grass, making these fields as aesthetically pleasing as they are convenient and sturdy. When a land owner installs these types of grasses on their sports fields , they will get a natural and plush look just as they would with the most expensive natural grasses, but without the upkeep needed to keep the grass looking its best. This natural look paired with man-made convenience makes synthetic grasses ideal for sports fields in both function and fashion. With the improved level of gameplay, optimal drainage capabilities, and added softness, synthetic grass fields provide a great deal to any type of athlete.