Natural turfgrass is an environmentally sound investment with many under-recognized benefits. When choosing a field surface, issues such as lifecycle costs, safety, health, hygiene, maintenance, and injury rates are often overlooked. Please take a moment to read a few of these findings when considering the performance traits and benefits of using natural turfgrass.
Natural Grass and Artificial Turf: Separating Myths and Facts. This 32-page booklet is based upon information from some of the industry's most highly respected research scientists, sports field managers, contractors and other professionals.
Is artificial turf hiding an 800 pound gorilla? Article in June/July 2011 TPI e-newsletter
For Artificial Turf - The Heat is On! Article in 2010 TPI e-newsletter
Natural Grass vs. Synthetic Turf Surfaces Study Final Report. Government of Western Australia - Department of Sport and Recreation
Decision Making Guide - Natural Grass v Synthetic Turf. Government of Western Australia - Department of Sport and Recreation
Comparing Surface Temperatures of Natural and Synthetic Turfgrass Systems. Jason K. Kruse, Ph.D. University of Florida
The Role of Turfgrasses in Environmental Protection and Their Benefits to Humans. James L. Beard, Ph.D.
Synthetic Surface Heat Studies. Frank Williams, Ph.D.