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Intro to Turf

Artificial turf was first introduced into the Major League Baseball in 1966. The Chicago White Sox was the first Major League Baseball team to install the synthetic turf in an outdoor stadium. Later on, synthetic turf was installed in many different stadiums. For example, the Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Stadium and Cincinnati’s Riverfront Stadium. The ball bounced higher and traveled faster than on natural grass. Today, the Tropicana Field and Toronto’s Roger Centre still use synthetic turf.

The Houston Oilers

The then-Houston Oilers (now the Tennessee Titans) were the first American football team to play on synthetic turf. In 1969, Franklin Field, was the first stadium to use synthetic turf. Currently, eight stadiums in the Canadian football league use synthetic turf.

Artificial Turf on the Golf Course

Through the years, synthetic grass has increased its reputation. Synthetic grass has become very popular on golf courses throughout the years. Synthetic turf stays green all year round, making it a very popular option for events. Synthetic turf is very ideal to play golf on due to its extreme durability and resistance to wear and tear. Unlike natural grass, synthetic turf has a unique draining system meaning it usually does not flood after heavy rain. Synthetic turf also does not dry out during the summer heat. It also requires very little to no maintenance to be kept in perfect condition. Synthetic turf does not need to be cut like natural grass and it does not need to be watered. Again, it is not affected by heat or cold. In summer, natural grass needs to be watered frequently to keep it in perfect condition. While the natural grass is wet, golfers have to wait for it to dry before playing or practicing. Since synthetic turf does not need to be watered, that also saves money on the water bill. What could be better than that?


As you can see, synthetic turf has become very popular throughout the years, all around the world. Especially in sports like Baseball, Football and Golf. It is durable and resistant, requires little to no maintenance, can save money and depending on the sport, allows athletes to play better.

History of Synthetic Turf Grass

Artificial synthetic turf grass gained popularity in the 60 when the Astrodome was constructed and developed by Monsanto and named Astro Turf. Astro Turf is trademarked, but not by Monsanto,

There are basically 3 generations now. First generation which was short fibers with no fill. second generation which used sand infills and now third generation which uses a mixture of sand and granules of recycled rubber fills.

First used in the baseball by the Houston Astrodome it replaced the grass field when the stadium was opened. The reason as there was not enough sunlight to keep the grass healthy. Players basically played on painted green dead grass.

They solved this by replacing the dead grass with the artificial synthetic turf grass, Chemgrass, which is known as Astro Turf. Although there was not enough for the full field so the outfield had to remain the painted dead grass at the time until around 1966.

Chicago was the first team to install synthetic turf in an outdoor field. Pittsburgh, Philadelphia soon followed.  From their other sports jumped on board, such as Football, Soccer, Tennis and Field Hockey. Today it has moved into the residential and commercial areas to allow one to maintain a beautiful lawn throughout the year.

Around the 1990’s residential and commercial landscapes started to use more of the synthetic grass as it is low maintenance and cost saving, which in turns keeps overhead at a minimal. Further, because of climate changes a lot of companies rely on artificial turf to allow them to keep a green lawn year around.

Artificial Turf Benefits

The Benefits of Using Artificial Turf
How to Decide On the Best Artificial Turf Options for Your Needs

Most people relate artificial turf grass to the fields in football stadiums, also known as astroturf or synthetic grass. Nowadays, artificial turf can be seen from your neighbor’s garden to worn out areas in your local grocery store’s landscape and it can be a great alternative to sod in your own lawn. Why? Well, for starters its low maintenance, but that’s not all. There’s something really cool about not having to worry about your lawn and still having it look perfect. Below are a few of the main reasons why you should consider incorporating synthetic grass into your landscape.

Why Should I Prefer Artificial Turf?

  • Cost

Laying sod and maintaining it can be quite expensive once the installation is done and the maintenance of it such as mowing, watering, and re-sodding take effect. The amount that you could end up spending can often exceed the life of your grass, resulting in a loss for your return on investment. However, artificial turf cuts the cost from your water usage and the amount that you would need to spend on lawn mower repairs, a sprinkler system, pesticides, and other lawn care items.

  • Time

We all know time is money, and so the more you have of it the better right? Keeping a traditional lawn looking good requires a significant amount of time for upkeep. Mowing and watering a yard can sometimes take hours. The time that you spend maintaining your lawn can take time away from work, vacations, and family. Having to keep on the water that’s running in the yard can also steal time away, especially for people without automatic timers. Artificial turf can help you to reclaim time that’s being wasted so you can go back to watching the ball game, relaxing with friends and family, or other important tasks that you may need to spend time on.

  • Environment

Want to improve the environment? Astroturf can help. Fertilizers and other types of pollutants can be harmful to ecosystems and even affect your health. Artificial turf does not need to be fertilized, which results in a safer environment for your community. In addition, cutting out the use of lawn mowers increases the effectiveness of this benefit, as there is no need for gasoline emissions.

What Are the Types of Artificial Turf Grass?

Artificial Turf comes in different grades, lengths, and colors. The quality of artificial turf depends on the grade, which is determined by the density and infill of the turf. So what does that mean? Basically, it allows a high-grade turf to feel softer and more realistic. Quality is also determined by the amount and varying lengths of blades of grass in each square inch. Some people may prefer a fuller taller year-round look in their front lawn, while others may desire a thinner base, which can be good for play equipment areas.

Colors vary can be important to consider when deciding on the area where the turf is being used, such as a garden or fire pit area. For example, if you have a highly shaded area, you may want a brighter turf to lighten the surroundings, or if too much light is a concern, you may want to choose a richer shade of green to add depth to your landscape. The color of your artificial turf grass can also be a deciding factor if you need to closely match other homes in your community that may have natural grass.

How Do I Choose the Right Turf?

Artificial turf can provide a low-maintenance, eco-friendly option for a beautiful lawn and it can even be purchased in tiles, much like sod, which allows you the freedom to design your chosen areas with varying colors or patterns. Many people add stone tiles in a pattern to achieve fun pathways and focal points. The type of turf you need will depend on its purpose, location, and your personal taste. Deciding on the type of turf to get will probably be the hardest part about owning synthetic grass. So what are you waiting for? Isn’t it time to enjoy your lawn instead of sacrificing over it?

Turf Pro Synthetic Grass

Looking for a nice green synthetic turf for your business or home, then contact Turf Pro Synthetic.  We specialize in top quality synthetic lawn and grass. Our Professional Installers will have your Synthetic grass installed and have your lawn or project up and running in a timely manner. We can help recommend what type of artificial grass is perfect for your project.

We have done synthetic grass installs from Davis Island to Ybor to St Pete. One of our last artificial grass installs was for the Magic Moment Resort and Kids Club which of course was laid out and installed in a timely manner.  With no real upkeep Magic Moment Resort and Kids Club can now enjoy their synthetic lawn for years to come.

We are a licensed synthetic turf grass supplier and consider all environmental impacts when taking on a small or big project. By sitting down with you and taking time to go over your project we will be able to make a detailed plan of the removal of grass and the install of synthetic grass turf.

One thing to consider in selecting synthetic turf is the temperature at which the synthetic turf grass will be exposed to. No sense in selecting a synthetic grass that cant withstand the heat wave of Florida. You would more or less be just throwing money to the wind.

Finally, one of the greatest assets to having us install the your synthetic turf, is our customer service. We will always be here to answer your questions and help when ever you need. We have been in the industry for many years and have helped many people as well as businesses choose the right synthetic grass for their project, So please don’t hesitate to call us today to get started.

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