Over 5,500 synthetic turf fields are currently in use throughout the United States, which means millions of students have access to a field that they can always rely on for practice and games. A growing number of homes, businesses, golf courses, municipalities, and public spaces are embracing synthetic grass as they look for a low-maintenance, lush landscape solution.
Everywhere from Olympic stadiums to professional league arenas to high school athletic fields, artificial turf has replaced natural turf for decades. Artificial turf fields offer several advantages that natural turf fields cannot match.
Here are 5 reasons why you’ll have to consider installing artificial turf on your field:
1. Reduced Maintenance Cost
Unlike natural turf, artificial turf does not need to be mowed, fertilized, or aerated. The savings from eliminating maintenance can amount to more than $35,000 a year.
The maintenance costs associated with grass fields are eliminated with a synthetic turf field.
2. All-weather Utility
When it rains moderately to heavily, natural turf fields turn to mud. The grass on a natural field will be replanted later on after playing while it’s raining. However, an artificial turf field looks perfect rain or shine. This type of field is suitable for wetter areas or for playing during rainy periods, due to its all-weather properties.
3. Versatility and Preparation
A synthetic turf athletic field is versatile and durable. Natural turf will need time to recover after an event before it can be used for another game. This recovery time can limit or delay your plans if you’re organizing several sports events on the same field at the same time. Natural turf fields can, however, be used for about 100 event hours, while synthetic turf can be used for upwards of 500 hours. Artificial turf is usually the best choice for multipurpose fields with frequent events and games. You can begin using it as soon as your team is ready.
4. Increased Playing Time
Turf fields offer a great advantage over natural grass fields in that they can be used daily, in all kinds of weather, even after rain, without worrying about damaging the surface. Turf fields require no rest or recovery time, so they offer an extremely high amount of playtime.
5. Saves Water
Turf has the obvious advantage that it does not require constant watering. The cost of maintaining your field becomes more and more complicated as a result of an increasingly warm climate.
Turf installation and artificial turf costs must be viewed as a long-term investment when considering a move from grass to synthetic turf. You can ensure an excellent return on your investment by saving on the field over time and earning income by renting the field out. There is no standard turf field cost for Keystone Sports Construction because each synthetic field is customized based on the exact needs of the organization. Artificial turf cost is dependent on many factors, including size, intended usage, environmental factors, and geographical location. With us, you can determine the cost of your artificial turf based on your requirements, as well as an analysis of initial costs, maintenance, expenses over time, and potential long-term savings. Additionally, we handle all aspects of the project, taking the burden off you.
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