The Technology of Artificial Grass
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From its multi-functional versatility to its Eco-friendly benefits, there are many ways in which artificial grass is promoted to consumers. With such an array of positive selling points, learning the basic foundation of how artificial grass works is important to any interested consumer. It is in the basic science of artificial grass that allows for its many usages as well as the countless benefits that contribute to its growing popularity and use. Artificial grass is engineered to completely replace and even outshine a traditional natural grass lawn.
Much of its popularity and growth in the landscaping field can be attributed to technological progression. Throughout the decades, the materials used to manufacture artificial grass have vastly improved and changed to be more durable as well as mimicking the aesthetic and texture of real grass. The use of polyurethane, polyethylene, and sometimes nylon fibers have made such technological improvements possible. These different polymers are sometimes combined together for different fiber textures. The combinations depend on manufacturing processes as well as product line budgets. Nylon tends to be the most pricey with polypropylene usually being the least in cost.
Each polymer also has a different melting point affecting each manufacturing process. After the polymer(s) reaches melting point, the ribbons are created and the artificial grass is ready for tufting. After the yarns are formed, the turf is tufted to a backing made from fabric. Polyurethane is then used as an adhesive for the polypropylene material. When the tufting manufacturing process is complete, artificial grass products are ready for installation. When the artificial grass is installed, a generous layer of small granules, known as infill, is scattered evenly throughout the surface of the turf to provide both cushioning, support for traffic, and added durability. This infill also helps to keep the grass blades upright and aesthetically beautiful.
The engineering process for artificial grass, especially the melting process for the polymers, acts as proof that artificial grass can withstand weather-related heat. Sun and extreme climate conditions do not measure up to the melting point reached to create the blades. Thus, melting or overheating due to the sun is not a concern with artificial grass.
With the new wave of modern artificial grass products on the market, many products have adopted special characteristics to add to their versatility including UV protection. With such construction, modern artificial grass can be used in different outdoor areas with different climatic conditions making it ideal for all households. Whether it is installed in a yard that comes into contact with several feet of snow during the winter or in a hot and dry environment such as found in the San Diego area of Southern California, artificial grass can withstand all conditions and climates. State of the art manufacturing techniques and materials make artificial grass the ideal surface for the modern household.
It’s most notable feature is obviously the brown thatch which gives it such a realistic and natural look. Sierra Pro is the perfect fit for any landscape.
- Designed to truly replicate grass
- 1 3/4 in. blade height to acheive a natural appearance