ARTIFICIAL TURFGRASS VS. NATURAL TURFGRASS
Natural turfgrass is an environmentally sound investment with many under-recognized
benefits. When choosing a field surface issues including: lifcycle costs, safety,
health, hygene, 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
Grass and Artificial Turf: Separating Myths and Facts
Recent article in June/July 2011 TPI E-Newsletter: "Is artificial turf hiding an 800 poung gorilla?
* Recent article in August 2010 TPI E-Newsletter: For Artificial Turf
- The Heat is On
Government of Western Australia - Department of Sport and Recreation - 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
* Link to video:
Comparing Surface Temperatures of Natural and Synthetic Turfgrass Systems- Jason K. Kruse, Ph.D. University of Florida
* Special Report:
What the Synthetic Turf Industry Doesn't Want You to Know
"The Role of Turfgrasses in Environmental Protection and Their Benefits to
Humans" by James L. Beard, Ph.D.
Questions About New-Generation Artificial Turf that Require Answers"
* "Synthetic Surface Heat Studies" by Dr. Frank Williams, Ph.D.
2010 NFL Players Surface Survey