Artificial Turf: The Landscape Of The Future

Artificial turf used to be touted as a “plastic carpet”. Monsanto first invented fake grass in the 1960s and since then it has come a long way. The NFL started using it, and in the middle 1970s, longer fibers were introduced with sand infill and padding. Soon after this, another generation of artificial turf developed, which accounted for 6,000 plus installs in 2011. Each year, between 1,000 and 1,500 investments are added to this. This third-generation lawn starts by selecting the polyethylene threads. These materials include monofilament, silt-film or a combination of both of them. They’re designed in the carpeting of lawn, which is then sprayed with a latex or urethane mixture. From here it will be rolled up and sent to the installation site. Once at the site, it will be unfurled and either pasted or sewed to form a landscape. The infill will need to be added to the green carpeting. This infill can be thought of like dirt. If the green carpeting did not have the infill, […] Continue reading