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Artificial Turf Industry Growth

September 15, 2017

What’s behind the recent growth of the artificial turf industry is a question that we are often asked at Watersavers Turf. Because we are one of California’s leading suppliers of synthetic grass products, people assume that we know the answer. Well, it’s a topic that is of great interest to us. We know that there are several key factors driving the recent growth of the artificial turf industry. One of them has become a major trend in the sports turf market, as reported here. The trend is based on the demand for high-quality sports playing surfaces. It’s a trend that has gone global, and it’s part of the recent growth of the artificial turf industry.

The growth of our industry is trending in other markets as well. Realtors say that the use of fake grass by US homeowners is growing by 10% to 15% each year. People are using it for lawns, dog runs, pool decks, play areas, putting greens, and decorative landscaping.

Another growth trend can be seen in the new uses that businesses have created for it. From indoor movie drive-ins to outdoor dining patios, man-made grass is now used as a design tool. Why? Because it looks great, it’s very easy to care for, and it more than pays for itself over time.

So maybe you’d like to know a bit more about the real benefits that synthetic grass can offer you.

Why Artificial Turf Benefits Have Spawned New Growth

The word that is used most often in explaining artificial turf benefits is savings. While it costs a bit more to install synthetic turf than natural sod, over time, it saves people a whole lot of money. It does this in various ways, but let’s start with the cost of water. It is estimated that for each square foot of real sod that is replaced by synthetic, a homeowner will save 55 gallons of water every year. Your artificial turf benefits will also save you the cost and time of mowing, weeding and feeding a real grass lawn. You can use your weekends for rest and recreation instead of doing yard work. For many hard-working adults, this is one major artificial turf benefit.

Here are some of the other benefits of fake grass that you may not have thought of:

  • It gives you with year-round curb appeal. It doesn’t dry out, die, or attract lawn pests.
  • It’s safer for kids to play on. It is level and softer than live grass. You can install padding under it.
  • It stands up to extreme weather events such as floods and droughts.
  • It can be moved, unlike real grass. Just roll it up, recut it, and reuse it in other areas.

The flexible quality of synthetic sod makes it a natural for the way people live today. Its easy care gives them more free time. It also saves on the cost of water and upkeep. They find that they don’t miss having a natural lawn at all.

So what does future hold for fake grass?

The Future of Artificial Turf

What will the future of artificial turf look like? Will people be more likely or less likely to use it? Will it become the only type of field that is used for certain sports? Artificial turf pros believe that the demand for it will continue to grow. This opinion is based on several issues, one of which is the changing climate. We all hear about this so often that it’s easy to forget how urgent it is. Whenever we get either too much or too little rain, it comes to mind. Extreme weather is something that people have to deal with more often than before.  So, it is likely that ongoing changes in our climate will cause more people to want to use artificial turf in the coming years.

Will those lawns look the same as they do today? It’s hard to imagine that today’s fake grass products could look any more real than they do now. Look at how far these products have already come. Bright green stubble has been replaced by soft, realistic-looking blades. The blades now come in various shapes and types, each with a specific purpose. The shades of green are also varied, just like the real thing.

A technology called KoolMax is one of the newest advances in blade design. It allows the blades to stay cooler by increasing airflow, deflecting light, and reducing sheen. Products with KoolMax blades can have a surface temperature that is 15 degrees lower than products without it.

Finding the Best Artificial Grass for Your Needs

Is having more choices going to make it harder for you to find the best artificial grass for your needs? If you are still learning about the pros and cons involved, it can help to talk to the experts. At Watersavers Turf, we are always just a phone call away at 844-974-8873. You can call us with any of your questions about using the best artificial grass for your home or business.

Maybe you’re ready for synthetic grass right now, or maybe you’re thinking of it for future use. Either way, our experts will be glad to teach you about our products. There are many fun and functional uses for artificial turf. Just stop by one of our SF Bay Area locations to learn more. Our free 1’ x 1’ samples are nice and large to give you a close look and feel of our products. You can pick some up when you visit us.

For many people, the lawn of the future has already arrived and has been installed at their home or business. It is already saving them money and giving them more free time. Be part of this future, and call us today!

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