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Artificial Turf vs. Real Turf: Is It Worth It

Lawns are one of the places on your property that see the most usage, whether they are commercial or residential. Residential property lawns are where kids and pets play, families have friends over to grill out, and parents go to relax on a nice spring morning. Commercial properties like golf courses and tennis courts provide places for recreation.

Since lawns have so much usage and foot traffic, property owners may want to consider the pros and cons of using artificial turf and real grass.


What is Artificial Turf

Putting greens are a popular use of artificial turf for homeowners in Palmetto.

Artificial turf was invented in the mid-1960s for domed athletic fields, as they didn’t receive enough sunlight to keep real grass growing. Since then, artificial turf has evolved and presents many different options for both residential and commercial use. The material is made from plastics and some is also made from recycled materials.

It’s installed with a few steps, which include:

  • Prepping land and putting down a weed barrier
  • Laying down a base of crushed rock that is approximately 2-4” deep
  • Rolling out the turf and seaming it together
  • Adding infill material and brooming it into the turf

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