Why should you install synthetic grass?

The benefits of synthetic grass

The benefits of synthetic grass are immense when it is compared to natural grass, especially in areas of high usage or unforgiving climate. In a country like India where the weather condition is diverse, synthetic grass is easy to maintain and has a high life span too. Due to its resistance to weather and durability when it comes to intense use, it is the best alternative to natural grass.

Here are some of the many reasons why you should install synthetic grass.

Longer life span

Synthetic grass has a much longer life span, with uninterrupted usage, over natural grass. Natural grass pitches get worn out easily due to rough use while playing sports but synthetic grass survives for a longer period despite this wear and tear.

Greater usage time

Amateurs as well as professional clubs often face the problem of natural grass pitches getting worn out due to intense use. Installing additional grass pitches means more land and maintenance cost due to which people are unable to install grass pitches. Most accepted estimates place natural-grass field’s yearly playable hours between 500 and 1,000, and synthetic grass fields at minimum 2,000 to 3,000 hours and more, depending upon the product used. For instance, the TigerTurf XP Pro yarn has an unlimited yarn durability warranty for the 1st 5 years regardless of footwear (followed by the standard warranty from years 5 to 10). Thus, installing synthetic grass is a very cost-effective approach owing to its utility, versatility and number of hours of play.

Unlimited hours of play

Unlimited hours of play

Uniform ground conditions across the field

Natural grass fields often have a bumpy patch and this might lead to injury owing to uneven bounce or a trip hazard. Synthetic grass fields are planned and constructed keeping in mind the playing of various sports on the same. And the exact same characteristics are uniformly found all across the playing surface.

No need for watering
No need for watering

Synthetic grass does not need water to survive but natural grass dries up and dies if not watered properly. Thus, synthetic grass helps save water and is environmentally friendly.

No maintenance

Natural grass, being a living entity, requires heavy maintenance. It needs air, water, sunlight and even fertilizer. Not to mention the fact that it needs mowing, cutting and pruning as well. Synthetic grass requires none of this. Where you are using synthetic grass for sports applications, it requires very light maintenance in terms of brushing.


Low maintenance, unlimited usage

Not affected by weather

Matches and training sessions can take place on synthetic grass throughout the year, even in poor weather conditions – simply because synthetic grass remains the same regardless of the time of the year and has zero downtime due to maintenance. Maximize your playing hours and you game on synthetic grass.

No sunlight required

Synthetic grass is the perfect solution not just for outdoor facilities but also for indoor facilities or stadiums where large areas of the field remain in the shade. Synthetic grass does not require any sunlight and hence is more hassle-free than natural grass.

Multiple colour choices available

With synthetic grass you have multiple colour choices available. One can design multiple sports areas with different coloured synthetic grass as per one’s choice and same with the colour for the line-marking for various sports as it comes in a burst of colours and designs for multi-sport courts. When there are several sports to be accommodated and space is restricted, multi-sport courts work brilliantly for an institution, community and home use. Further, the range of colours makes it more inviting to the young and professional alike. Not to mention that our colours are also UV stabilized and heavy metal free!


Multiple colour choices and designs for making multi-sport courts

Do away with the need for fertilizers or chemicals

Synthetic grass is beautiful and vibrant without the need for chemicals or fertilizers. Synthetic grass remains lush, green and free of any toxicity. Harsh fertilizers like pesticides and insecticides used on natural grass can have a harmful effect on the local environment causing an overgrowth of algae in streams, rivers and may also deteriorate the soil – which is not the case with synthetic grass.

No muddy or water-logged grounds

Rain floods the natural field making it slippery for players and prone to injury. Muddy or water-logged fields also makes play impossible at times. Puddles in the field obstruct play, ball roll and ball bounce. But this is not the case with synthetic grass. The base design and construction is such that water not only drains off naturally, but you can also do rain-water harvesting if you need to.


Sports fields constructed using synthetic grass have multiple advantages. From far less maintenance required, when compared to a natural grass field or the ability to maintain a uniform playing surface all-year round, the benefits are many.

Altius Sports & Leisure has the desired solution for all your sport surfacing and landscape needs ensuring maximization of time and usage while availing economic savings that add to the value of the investment. Do visit our website and let our specialists help you get the ball rolling today.


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