Artificial Grass – Not Just For Football

Artificial turf originated in the 60s as a tool to create a neat, easy to care for surface for sporting events. Today the turf is used in a variety of commercial and residential applications – and it’s come a long way from the AstroTurf of that era. This article looks at the history of the artificial grass…

Synthetic Grass Infill – Silica Sand VS Zeofill

The infill a customer uses in their artificial grass is particularly important. Choosing the right infill means giving consideration to how the artificial turf will be used. Some infill is perfect for sporting activities; another infill is better at reducing pet odors. Once you figure out how resilient the turf needs to be, Synthetic Lawns…

What is Artificial Grass Made From?

Artificial grass first made headlines in the 1960s when it was rolled out with the Houston Astrodome. Back then it was made of synthetic fibers, which looked and felt a lot like the plastic it was made out of. Boy has artificial grass come a long way! What’s astro turf like today and how can it…

Synthetic Turf and Playground Injuries

The National Program for Playground Safety spelled out the dangers of falling from playground equipment. From 2001 to 2008, 218,851 children ended up in emergency rooms from spills off of playground equipment. Could the use of synthetic turf have prevented these injuries? This article looks at the danger of falling on the gravel or hard packed dirt…