For residential lawns, commercial lawns, and athletic venues, owners usually have two choices for grass type to use: artificial grass or natural grass. Natural grass is a type of natural turf used in ground construction, such as Kikuyu and couch. On the other hand, synthetic turf is artificial grass or a surface that can be used in many ways, like sports ground construction, and one can find it in unfilled, filled, and water-based surfaces.
Synthetic turf was invented during the 1960s in the United States of America. Initially, fake grass was created to replace natural grass, which is difficult to grow in indoor stadiums. Many people are considering the practicality of synthetic turfs.
And here are some differences between synthetic and natural grass.
Total cost of ownership
It is easier to plant seeds for natural grass than to plant them at a higher cost. The lawn maintenance costs can take time and money to add natural grass to a lawn, a commercial space and keep it looking good over the long term.
Installing synthetic grass, however, can be more expensive than sod or seeded surface, or lawn. There is very little expense involved in maintaining synthetic grass. For those who wish to spread out the initial cost of artificial lawn over several months, suppliers offer various financing options.
Maintenance and Care
The type and level of care required for synthetic grass and natural grass are two of the most important differences. More time is required to care for natural grass. Human effort is a requirement to care for it properly, and professionals may be needed to take care of your natural grass.
Fake grass, on the other hand, requires very little care. It only requires watering and the occasional brushing. You can rinse synthetic grass to remove dirt and odours caused by pet waste. The grass will remain upright and fluffy by being raked or brushed. Artificial grass maintenance also requires raking or blowing away fallen leaves and other organic debris a few times a year.
Know more about the differences between these two by checking out this infographic by Easy Turf.