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Is Artificial Grass As Soft As Natural Grass For Sports Fields?


20 Sep Is Artificial Grass As Soft As Natural Grass For Sports Fields?


There has been an ongoing debate in sports about whether natural grass or synthetic turf fields are ideal for playing surfaces. 

Natural grass has been used for much longer than artificial turf, which only came to market in the mid-20th century. But natural sod, it has been found, can also be a nightmare for any team, whether professional, club, or school. Some of the ongoing problems grass fields have include:

  • Freezing in the winter in cold climates, only to turn into muddy patches in the spring.
  • Dried out grass blades in a too-hot summer.
  • More rain delays and weather stops because of pooling water, mud, and a slow-drying surface.

When AstroTurf was introduced in the 1960s, it looked to be a great alternative to natural grass surfaces but wasn’t developed even remotely close to what synthetic turf is today. The ground was actually harder on many players than natural grass and caused injuries that held up play.

Now, with new developments and technology, schools, professional teams, and other recreational facilities are finding that artificial grass is easier to use and play on than its natural counterpart.

But is artificial grass as soft as natural turf? And will players appreciate the difference?

The short answer is yes, modern fake grass can be designed to be supportive and soft for your players, helping to reduce injury and increase comfort. And because you can cut down on maintenance costs like watering, mowing, and chemical spraying, you’ll keep players and staff happier for longer. When players know they'll be on a consistent surface, they can keep the focus on improving their game.


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STS Grass Company, has been serving California for 10+ years. We are the experts in installing artificial grass and are proud to service many of your local areas. We service Riverside, Bay Area, Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Sacramento, Coachella Valley, Fresno, Bakersfield for all commercial applications (including soccer fields, baseball and softball fields, field hockey fields, football fields, playgrounds, hotels, restaurants, office buildings). We also specialize in installing residential artificial turf and grass along with all kinds of putting greens. We are always up to date on your local and state rebates for artificial turf, and we offer a “free sample program,” low or no interest financing options. Proud to be an industry-leading 15-year guarantee on commercial and residential artificial grass installations. We will answer all your questions, go over the enormous cost savings of artificial grass, and give you a complete quote for competitive pricing. Quotes and estimates are always free. Contact us now here , visit one of our sites at , , or call 877-336-7320.