Artificial grass was first installed in 1964 on a school recreation area. Soon artificial grass gained popularity in the 1960s when it was used in Houston’s newly constructed Astrodome. The state-of-the-art indoor stadium had first wanted to use natural grass during its initial season in 1965, but this failed and the field conditions were grossly inadequate during the second half of the season, with the dead grass painted green. Due to a limited supply of the new artificial grass, only the infield was installed before the Houston Astros’ home opener in April 1966, the outfield was installed in early summer during an extended Astros road trip and first used after the All-Star Break in July.
The second generation and third generation artificial grass systems have replaced with systems were of short-pile fibers without any real infill. Artificial grass keeps getting better and hitter with each generation. The second generation of artificial grass featured longer fibers and sand infills, and third generation systems, which are widely used today, offer infills that are mixtures of sand and granules of recycled ingredients.
Recent installations of artificial grass have included new advancements that serve both economic and environmental needs. Another recent developments have been a hybrid of filled turf and biological grass. Once artificial turf is installed, it is filled not with rubber or sand, but with soil. Grass seed is then planted in the soil, nurtured and grown to a height above that of the artificial turf. The resulting combination combines the feel, look, and comfort of biological turf with the resilience and resistance to tearing and divots of artificial turf. Of course, it also requires all the maintenance of both systems, and it is not suitable for most indoor applications.
Remember that taking care of a natural grass yard healthy costs you money and time. For example, watering your lawn makes up approximately 70% of your water bill each month. Fertilizers keep the grass green but not the inner pocket of your wallet. Lawn maintenance services are convenient but certainly not cheap. If you don’t have a service then you lose your free time on the weekends, pay high fuel prices and maintain expensive lawn equipment. What is that worth? It’s time to cut your high water bills, lose the expenses of maintenance and fire the lawn service. It’s time for Synthetic Grass Pro for your landscape.