Natural grass can cause injury to children, pets and animals. It requires lot of maintenance. These products migrate into the soil, groundwater and unite in lakes, or oceans. People are shifting towards synthetic turf because natural grass requires lot of maintenance. Most of the builders, landscapers, and sports fields are using synthetic.
It is very difficult to maintain natural grass during dry climate. Lot of time is spent on watering the grass, pesticides, fertilizers, chemicals and mowing to keep the natural grass green. Synthetic putting green backyard maintenance includes raking, deep-tinning, vacuuming, leaf-blowing, hand picking, wetting, washing, sanitizing and treating for weeds and pests. It requires less maintenance when compared to natural. Synthetic turf has special UV coating which protect the lawn against ultraviolet rays.
It is not easy to maintain natural grass. It is a very tedious work. Natural grass requires lot of maintenance. Water, fertilizers and pesticides are used in natural grass. But in artificial grass you can save lot of water, and fertilizers, pesticides are not used. Natural grass can cause more damage to children, and pets when compared to artificial turf. Synthetic grass takes out Carbon dioxide out of the air like natural.
Natural grass contains more microorganisms, pesticides, and herbicides which can harm pets and kids. Natural grass contain hard materials so it may cause injure to pets, children and even players. Natural sports field are not perfectly flat. These develop dips, mounds, bumps, holes as these are used regularly. Synthetic lawn is built on top of flat, level ground. Synthetic grass is made from softer materials, so players face less ankle strains, knee and head injuries.
Synthetic turf comes in different lengths, colors. It can look like Bermuda, bluegrass, centipede. Artificial grass can look like any type of natural grass. Artificial grass can have a natural grass finish. Artificial grass is always green, but in case of natural if it is maintained properly then only it will look green.
In the beginning the cost of artificial grass installation may be high when compared to natural grass. A year after installing natural grass the maintenance fees and running costs will cost more than synthetic turf. Natural grass have a long process like sow the seed, water the grass, fertilizers, lawn, feed, pesticides etc. But artificial grass does not have such a long process.
Many countries face water shortage problem since there is no adequate rain, so it may be difficult to maintain natural grass. It requires lot of water. But artificial grass remains always green and does not require lot of water.