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The Benefits of Synthetic Turf

Synthetic turf installed in North America annually conserves more than three billion gallons of water, eliminates nearly a billion pounds of pesticides and fertilizers, and recycles more than 105 million used tires.  It has also empowered millions of individuals as well as businesses to reduce their carbon footprints.


  • Green Product

    Many of the components used in the production and installation of our greens are sourced from 100% post consumer recycled products. Artificial turf products have played a large role in the reduction of recent overcrowded landfills.

  • Allergen & Bacteria Resistant


    Synthetic grass does not produce or harbor air born allergens. It is also resistant to mold development. Stopping air born spores before they form. Normal contact will not upset even the most sensitive skin. A great alternative to allergen and bacteria laden natural grass.

     

  • Financial

    The combined money savings of water, gas, trimming, and chemical treatment means our artificial turf installations quickly pay for themselves. Many states also offer tax credits for “green” construction projects. The question becomes not why, but why not?


  • Eco Friendly

    National Greens turf stops the use of harmful pesticides and fertilizers which pollute drinking water, destroy natural habitats, and endanger small children and pets.



  • Water Conservation

    Water conservation is one of the greatest benefits synthetic grass provides. Not only is water cost greatly reduced, runoff water is free from pesticides and fertilizers which often can’t be filtered. Artificial turf has truly become a “green” product.

  • Gas and Oil Savings

    No more gas, no more oil. Another substantial step to reducing our carbon footprint and reliance on foreign oil suppliers. All our turf is also produced right here in America, supporting the American workforce.




 

National Greens Synthetic Turf Benefits

Shown below are some of the great benefits you can always expect from owning a synthetic grass installation from the National Greens company.

General Benefits

  •     Beautiful natural grass appearance - no matter the season or weather
  •     Amazing durability and drainage - better than natural grass
  •     No pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, or fungicides
  •     No watering
  •     Very low maintenance
  •     Reduce carbon emissions from mowing, weed-eating, and edging

Sports Benefits

  •     Extended playing time
  •     Increased revenue
  •     Most durable and safest product in the industry
  •     Perfectly consistent surface for superior player performance
  •     Minimizes injuries
  •     Less injury time loss - compared to natural grass

Golf – Residential & Commercial Benefits

  •     The absolute best golf practice at home
  •     True ball roll at PGA speed
  •     Accepts chips from over 150 yards
  •     Great for driving range applications
  •     Custom breaks, ridges, undulations, water hazards and sand traps
  •     Increased curb appeal and property value

Landscaping – Residential & Commercial Benefits

  •     Superior Durability and Superior Drainage
  •     Controls erosion
  •     No fading or mildewing
  •     Increased curb appeal and property value

Playground – Residential & Commercial Benefits

  •     Long-term safety for children
  •     Fall safety up to 9 feet
  •     Soft non-abrasive surface for no skinned knees
  •     No dirt tracked inside
  •     Deters bugs and pests

Pets – Residential & Commercial Benefits

  •     Own a dog and have a beautiful lawn
  •     No discoloring or burning of grass due to pet waste
  •     Liquids quickly drain through, solids easily lifted and hosed away
  •     Pets won't track dirt inside
  •     Dogs love it and will not dig into its surface
  •     No harmful pesticides

Synthetic Grass - Airport Benefits

  •     Reduces wildlife around runways
  •     Runway stays clean of foreign objects and debris
  •     Rescue and firefighting personnel have faster and safer access to planes
  •     Stabilizes runways
  •     Stops erosion caused by aircraft traffic
  •     Higher visual contrast for pilots landing
  •     Lowers maintenance costs
  •     No need for security clearance of maintenance crews

 

 


Synthetic Turf Council Impact Findings

Significant Environmental Impact

Conserves over three billion gallons of water. Water is one of our most precious resources. More than 6,000 synthetic turf fields are currently being used in the United States, with each full-sized field saving between 500,000 to 1,000,000 gallons plus of water each year. During 2010, that meant at least three billion gallons of water, and perhaps as much as six billion or more, was saved through the use of synthetic turf fields. 
 
Eliminates the need to water lawns. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), over one-third of residential water is used for lawn irrigation nationwide, totaling more than 4 billion gallons of water a day. The Southern Nevada Water Authority also estimates that every square foot of grass replaced with synthetic turf saves an additional 55 gallons of water per year.  Therefore, an average lawn of 1,800 square feet will save 99,000 gallons of water a year if landscaped with synthetic turf - about 70% of a homeowner's water bill, or up to $500.

Eradicates the use of almost a billion pounds of pesticides and fertilizers. The EPA has identified runoff of toxic pesticides and fertilizers as a principal cause of water pollution.  In Florida alone, the EPA estimates that about 1,000 miles of rivers and streams, 350,000 acres of lakes and 900 square miles of estuaries are impaired by runoff of pesticides and fertilizers. Synthetic turf eliminates the need for nearly a billion pounds of harmful pesticides, fertilizers, fungicides and herbicides which are used to maintain grass.
 
Keeps more than 105 million used tires out of landfills. Most of the synthetic turf sports fields and landscape applications in use incorporate crumb rubber infill recycled from used tires, keeping more than 105 million used tires out of landfills.
        
Prevents smog and noxious emissions.  According to the EPA, lawn mowers are a significant source of pollution that impairs lung function, inhibits plant growth, and is a key ingredient of smog.  A gas-powered push mower emits as much hourly pollution as 11 cars, and a riding mower emits as much as 34 cars.  In addition, the EPA estimates that over 17 million gallons of gas and oil are spilled each year from refueling lawn equipment; that is more oil than was spilled by the Exxon Valdez.
 
Reduces grass clippings.  The EPA estimated in 2002 that 12% of what goes into landfills is yard waste.  During the summer months, clippings can account for nearly half of a community's waste.  Switching to synthetic turf reduces this significant source of environmental pollution.

Schools, parks, businesses, municipalities, homeowners, golf courses and others using synthetic turf can receive Leadership in Energy andEnvironmental Design (LEED) credits for Water Efficient Landscaping from the U.S. Green Building Council www.usgbc.org.  Many synthetic turf companies have also created products that are 100% recyclable.  'Green' options also exist for recycling, reusing and disposing of infill and the synthetic turf itself. The industry is working hard to develop further eco-friendly end-of-life disposal solutions.

About the Synthetic Turf Council

Based in Atlanta, the Synthetic Turf Council was founded in 2003 to promote the industry and to assist buyers and end users with the selection, use and maintenance of synthetic turf systems in sports field, golf, municipal parks, airports, landscape and residential applications.  The organization is also a resource for current, credible, and independent research on the safety and environmental impact of synthetic turf.  Membership includes builders, landscape architects, testing labs, maintenance providers, manufacturers, suppliers, installation contractors, infill material suppliers and other specialty service companies.  For more information, visit www.syntheticturfcouncil.org

 

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